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The following principles apply to all land disturbing activities within the jurisdiction:
(A) To minimize the potential for soil erosion, development should fit the topography and soils of the site. Areas with steep slopes where deep cuts and fills may be required should be avoided wherever possible, and natural contours should be followed as closely as possible;
(B) Natural vegetation should be retained and protected wherever possible. Areas immediately adjacent to watercourses and lakes also should be left undisturbed wherever possible;
(C) All activities on a site should be conducted in a logical sequence so that the smallest practical area of land will be exposed for the shortest practical period of time during development;
(D) Provision should be made to accommodate the increased runoff caused by changed soil and surface conditions (impervious areas) during and after development; and
(E) Minimize the length and steepness of slopes to reduce erosion control.
(Ord. 4-8-97-3, passed 4-8-1997)