(A)   The subdivider or developer shall provide effective sediment control measures in the planning and development of land. Practical combinations of the following technical principles shall be applied:
      (1)   The smallest practical area of land shall be exposed at any one (1) time during development;
      (2)   Temporary vegetation or mulching shall be used to protect critical areas exposed during the development pursuant to § 75.004;
      (3)   Sediment control devices (debris basins, silt basins, or silt traps, etc.) shall be installed and maintained to remove sediment from runoff water from land under development;
      (4)   Provisions shall be made to effectively accommodate the increased runoff caused by changed surface conditions during and after development;
      (5)   The development plan shall be fitted to the topography and soils so as to create the least erosion potential; and
      (6)   Whenever feasible, natural vegetation shall be retained and protected.
   (B)   Upon the removal from any land, the developer, as a minimum requirement, shall reseed, resod, or revegetate the land. This shall be done without four (4) months from the date of the removal or within thirty (30) days of completion of excavation, filling, or grading, and in a manner commensurate with the surrounding real estate, unless a permit is obtained from the City Engineer or Planning Administrator. This does not apply to the agricultural or horticultural use of real estate nor to vegetation removal in an area of less than four thousand (4,000) square feet.
(Ord. 16-82, § II, passed 8-10-82)
Cross reference:
   Penalty for violation, see § 75.999