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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CLEARING. Any activity that removes the vegetative surface cover.
DRAINAGE WAY. Any channel that conveys surface runoff throughout the site.
EROSION CONTROL. Measures that prevent erosion.
EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL PLAN. A set of plans prepared by or under the direction of a licensed professional engineer that provide specific measures and sequencing to be used to control sediment and erosion on a development site before, during and after construction.
GRADING. Excavation or fill of material, including the resulting conditions thereof.
PERIMETER CONTROL. A barrier that prevents sediment from leaving a site either by filtering sediment-laden runoff, or diverting it to a sediment trap or basin.
PHASING. Clearing a parcel of land in distinct phases, with the stabilization of each phase before the clearing of the next.
SEDIMENT CONTROL. Measures that prevent eroded sediment from leaving the site.
SITE. A parcel of land, or a contiguous combination thereof, where grading work is performed as a single unified operation.
SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT. A permit issued by the Village for the construction or alteration of ground.
STABILIZATION. The use of practices that prevent exposed soil from eroding.
START OF CONSTRUCTION. The first land-disturbing activity associated with a development, including land preparation such as clearing, grading and filling; installation of streets and walkways; excavation for basements, footings, piers or foundations; erection of temporary forms; and installation of accessory buildings such as garages.
WATERCOURSE. Any body of water, including, but not limited to lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, and bodies of water within the Village.
WATERWAY. A channel that directs surface runoff to a watercourse, or to the public storm drain.
(Ord. O-1976-04, passed 2-23-04)