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SEC. 64.10.  WATER COURSES.
   (Title and Section Amended by Ord. No. 182,237, Eff. 9/28/12.)
 
   A.   Water Course Interference.
 
   1.   Interference Prohibited.  No person shall do anything to any natural water course or any channel that may carry storm water that would in any manner obstruct or interfere with the flow of water through such course or channel without first obtaining a permit from the Bureau of Engineering pursuant to the provisions of Subsection B. of this Section.
 
   2.   Property Owner Duties.  A property owner and a lessee or tenant of any property through which a natural water course or any channel that may carry storm water passes shall keep and maintain the course or channel free from any obstruction that would in any manner prevent or disrupt the flow of water through the course or channel without first obtaining a permit from the Bureau of Engineering pursuant to the provisions of Subsection B. of this Section.
 
   B.   Water Course Disruption Permit.
 
   1.   Permit Required.  Any person desiring to do any of the following actions must first obtain a permit issued by the Bureau of Engineering:
 
   a.   Dam, fill, or obstruct any natural water course or channel that may carry storm water;
 
   b.   Construct, reconstruct, alter, repair, install or maintain any drainage structure in any natural water course or channel that may carry storm water;
 
   c.   Construct, reconstruct, or repair any drainage structure; or
 
   d.   Alter, fill, obstruct, or otherwise change any natural water course or channel, or natural drainage channel or course.
 
   2.   Permit Application.  Any person applying for issuance of a permit pursuant to the provisions of this Section shall file an application with the Bureau of Engineering.  The application shall contain all information required by the Bureau of Engineering, including but not limited to the proposed location of the construction, reconstruction, repair or alteration, the materials to be used, and a diagram of the work to be performed.
 
   3.   Bureau Determination.  The Bureau of Engineering shall issue a permit pursuant to the provisions of this Subsection if it finds all of the following:
 
   a.   The proposed structure, fill, alteration or repair would not become part of the City's permanently improved storm water drainage system;
 
   b.   The proposed structure, fill, alteration or repair would not interfere with the flow of natural storm water; and
 
   c.   The proposed structure, fill, alteration or repair would not injure adjoining property.
 
   If the Bureau determines that the proposed structure, fill, alteration or repair would become part of the City's permanently improved storm water drainage system, the Bureau shall require an applicant to apply for a Class "B" permit and if a permit is issued, to perform work pursuant to the provisions of Section 62.110 et seq. of this Code.
 
   4.   Permit Conditions.  A permit issued by the Bureau of Engineering pursuant to the provisions of this Section may impose conditions and requirements for its use, and the permit applicant must ensure compliance with all such conditions and requirements.  No person shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any term or condition contained in any permit issued pursuant to the provisions of this Section.
 
   5.   Fees.  Before acceptance for examination by the City Engineer, the Bureau of Engineering shall charge and collect a fee in the amount of $3,126 for each permit application made pursuant to the provisions of this section.  The provisions of Section 61.14 and 61.15 shall also apply to Bureau of Engineering services provided pursuant to the provisions of this section.  (Amended by Ord. No. 184.054, Eff. 3/6/16.)