§ 155.01  PURPOSE; INTENT.
   (A)   During the construction process, soil is the most vulnerable to erosion by wind and water.  This eroded soil endangers water resources by reducing water quality, and causing the siltation of aquatic habitat for fish and other desirable species.  Eroded soil also necessitates repair of sewers and ditches, and the dredging of lakes.  In addition, clearing grading during construction causes the loss of native vegetation necessary for terrestrial and aquatic habitat, and to provide a healthy living environment for citizens of the Village.
   (B)   As a result, the purpose of this local regulation is to safeguard persons, protect property, prevent damage to the environment and promote the public welfare by guiding, regulating, and controlling the design, construction, use, and maintenance of any development or other activity which disturbs or breaks the topsoil or results in the movement of earth on land in the Village.
(Ord. O-1976-04, passed 2-23-04)