(A)   During the construction process, soil is highly vulnerable to erosion by wind and water. Eroded soil endangers water resources by reducing water quality and causing the siltation of aquatic habitat for fish and other desirable species. Eroded soil also necessitates repair of sewers and ditches and the dredging of lakes. In addition, clearing and grading during construction cause the loss of native vegetation necessary for terrestrial and aquatic habitat.
   (B)   As a result, the purpose of this subchapter is to safeguard persons, protect property and prevent damage to the environment in the town. This subchapter will also promote the public welfare by guiding, regulating and controlling the design, construction, use, and maintenance of any development or other activity that disturbs or breaks the topsoil or results in the movement of earth on land in the town.
(Ord. 36-2005, passed 7-11-2005)