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(A) Generally. The use of land or structures on any lot fronting on or abutting a lake, reservoir, pond, swamp, stream, river, or other natural watercourse shall comply with the regulations stated below, as well as all other regulations in this chapter, pertaining to the district in which the property is located.
(1) Setback from water.
(a) No building or structure, temporary or permanent, shall be placed or erected 50 feet from the water line or 25 feet from the high water mark of any water body.
(b) Along rivers and streams, no docks may be constructed.
(2) Natural vegetative strip.
(a) A vegetative strip composed of native vegetation shall be maintained along the shore of all water bodies.
(b) The vegetative strip shall be a minimum of 25 feet in depth.
(c) No ponds shall be constructed, nor earth moved, surface soils removed, or filling shall occur within the natural vegetative strip.
(3) Easement to water front. In the event any land having water frontage is used to group easement or public access (i.e. boardwalk), the access shall follow the waterline (ordinary high water mark).
(Ord. passed 10-23-1978, § 15.13; Am. Ord. 2004-2, passed 2-23-2004) Penalty, see § 152.999