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(A) For all timber harvesting operations that are expected to exceed 1 acre, the landowner shall:
(1) Submit an application for a logging permit to the city’s Enforcement Officer at least three (3) business days before the operation commences. No timber harvesting shall occur until this notice has been provided and the requirement set forth herein complied with;
(2) The application shall contain a topography map, specify the lands on which harvesting will occur, the expected size of the harvest area, and, as applicable, the anticipated starting and completion dates of the operation;
(3) The operator shall submit a Best Management Practice (BMP) implementation plan which shall include a topographical map showing: (1) Control points such as highway access points, access roads, wood roads, watercourses and streams; (2) Planned location of roads and landings; (3) Stream crossings; (4) Erosion control and runoff measures to be put in place; (5) Culvert locations and design; (6) The location of any access roads, skid trails or landings that will not be retired; (7) Plant or vegetation establishment; (8) Streamside management zones including perennial streams, lakes and ponds; and (9) Such other information as Enforcement Officer may deem necessary;
(4) The operator shall file a transportation plan for his timber harvesting operation setting forth the transportation route throughout the corporate limits of the city for timber harvested from the operation site. Vehicles used in connection with the logging operation shall comply with all state, federal and city regulations including but not limited to weight limits for trucks using the state maintained highway system as established in 603 KAR 5:066. With respect to city maintained roads and bridges the City Engineer may establish an appropriate truck size and weight limit streets roads and bridges which takes in consideration the nature and construction of the city street and/or bridges to be used in the timber harvesting operations transportation plan, the amount of timber to be removed from the site, whether timber is being transported through a residential area, roadway width and such other factors that may affect the durability of city streets and bridges; and
(5) The operator shall submit a permit application fee in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00). If not timely submitted the fee shall be one hundred dollars ($100.00) in addition to any applicable fine imposed for violation of this chapter.
(B) The landowner and the operator shall be jointly and severally responsible for complying with all requirements of this chapter or any other applicable ordinances.
(C) All companies logging, cutting or hauling timber shall acquire the necessary city, state and federal permits, have a city business licenses in good standing and meet any and all requirements set forth by the city.
(D) The Enforcement Officer shall issue a city logging permit to the operator if all the requirements of this section are found to have been met. Logging may not proceed prior to the issuance of the city logging permit.
(E) The permittee shall notify the City Enforcement Officer at least three (3) business days before the operations are completed.
(Ord. 0-2016-006, passed 5-20-16; Am. Ord. 0-2018-06, passed 3-26-18)