§ 150.028 STANDARDS.
   (A)   It shall be unlawful to undertake activity resulting in discharge flowrates that exceed the capacity of the receiving drainage system, or to impede the natural flow traversing the land to where the action causes water levels to increase on property.
   (B)   A site improvement permit is required before land clearing or land disturbance on any residential property. Authorization of this permit shall confirm the applicant’s plan is in compliance with the minimum standards and is authorized to commence proposed site improvements.
   (C)   All work shall comply with the applicable ordinance regulation in Chapter 155 and 156 as it relates to the following:
      (1)   Tree protection zones and buffers shall be protected from grading or clearing activity, other than hand-clearing.
      (2)   Site improvements plans shall be legible and clearly demonstrate the applicant has used good judgment and is proposing adequate provisions to implement safeguards to avoid negatively impacting surrounding property.
      (3)   Erosion control devices and existing storm drainage infrastructure shall be routinely inspected by the applicant to ensure it remains in proper working order.
      (4)   As-built surveys may be required when deemed necessary by the Town Plans Examiner. In such cases, final grade elevations are to be provided for swales, embankments, dry ponds, pipes, surface improvements such as driveways, and fill.
   (D)   Buffers encroachments shall be pre-approved by Zoning Administrator or his or her designee.
   (E)   Building permits shall not be released until an acceptable site inspection has been completed by the Land Development Code Inspector.
   (F)   Site improvement permits shall remain valid for 24 months from the date of approval. Approval date is the date the final field inspection is completed and approved.
   (G)   Any work-related activity undertaken by a licensed contractor must be permitted under this subchapter.
   (H)   The permit application found online at the official town website must be properly completed and submitted.
   (I)   A copy of the site improvement permit is to be placed on-site and easily retrieved by an inspector at all times.
(Ord. 18103, passed 1-8-19) Penalty, see § 150.999