For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions 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 run-off throughout a site.
   EROSION CONTROL. A measure that prevents erosion.
   EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL PLAN. A set of plans prepared by or under the direction of a licensed professional engineer to be used to control sediment and erosion on a development site 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 by filtering sediment-laden run-off or diverting it to a sediment trap or basin.
   PHASING. Clearing a parcel of land in distinct phases, with the stabilization of each phase completed 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 town for construction or alteration of ground improvements and structures for the control of erosion, run-off and grading.
   STABILIZATION. The use of practices that prevent exposed soil from eroding.
   START OF CONSTRUCTION. The first land-including 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 other bodies of water delineated by the town.
   WATERWAY. A channel that directs surface run-off to a watercourse or to a public storm drain.
(Ord. 2029, passed 4-18-2006)