§ 158.15  PERMITS.
   (A)   No person shall undertake any land-disturbing activity subject to this ordinance without having first obtained a Plan Certificate and Letter of Approval or ESC Installation and Maintenance Agreement Approval from the City of Monroe Erosion Control Specialist, except that no Plan Certificate and Letter of Approval or ESC Installation and Maintenance Agreement Approval shall be required for any land-disturbing activity:
      (1)   For the purpose of fighting fires;
      (2)   For the stock piling of raw or processed sand, stone, or gravel in material processing plants and storage yards, provided that sediment control measures have been utilized to protect against off-site damage; or
      (3)   That does not disturb more than 12,000 square feet in surface area.  In determining the area, lands under one or diverse ownership being developed as a unit will be aggregated.
   (B)   Although a Plan Certificate and Letter of Approval is not required for land-disturbing activity comprising less than twelve thousand (12,000) square feet of land or less than one (1) acre for residential projects, such activity shall be subject to all other requirements of this ordinance and any other applicable standards or ordinances adopted by the City of Monroe.
   (C)   Submittals for erosion and sediment control plan approval and erosion control inspections shall be subject to any and all relevant fees as adopted by the City Council and prescribed in the City of Monroe Code of Ordinances.  Fees shall accompany plan submittals, otherwise the submittal shall be determined incomplete and shall be returned to the applicant.
(Ord. O-2002-18, passed 4-2-02; Am. Ord. O-2003-33, passed 6-17-03)