§ 156.067  LANDSCAPING AND STABILIZATION REQUIREMENTS.
   (A)   Any area of land from which the natural vegetative cover has been either partially or wholly cleared or removed by development activities shall be revegetated within ten days after the substantial completion of such clearing and construction.
   (B)   The following criteria shall apply to revegetation efforts:
      (1)   Reseeding must be done with an annual or perennial cover crop, accompanied by placement of straw mulch or its equivalent of sufficient coverage to control erosion until such time as the cover crop is established over 90% of the seeded area.
      (2)   Replanting with native woody and herbaceous vegetation must be accompanied by placement of straw mulch or its equivalent of sufficient coverage to control erosion until the plantings are established and are capable of controlling erosion.
      (3)   Any area of revegetation must exhibit survival of a minimum of 75% of the cover crop throughout the year immediately following revegetation.
      (4)   Revegetation must be repeated in successive years until the minimum 75% survival for one year is achieved.
   (C)   (1)   In addition to the above requirements, a landscaping plan must be submitted with the final design, describing the vegetative stabilization and management techniques to be used at a site after construction is completed.
      (2)   This plan will explain not only how the site will be stabilized after construction, but who will be responsible for the maintenance of vegetation at the site, and what practices will be employed to ensure that adequate vegetative cover is preserved.
(Ord. 0504, passed 12-12-05)