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(a) Director Approval. The Director may approve modifications to the requirements of this Chapter. The modifications shall be limited to the following:
(1) Minor modifications to the approved landscape documentation package that comply with the spirit and intent of the requirements, including, but not limited to, revising or substituting plant varieties, container sizes, plant locations, irrigation specifications, hardscape components, berm heights and/or locations, slope features, and other similar changes.
(2) Any minor modifications of planting, installation, and/or soil preparation details as listed within the approved landscape documentation package.
(3) The occupancy of structures prior to the installation of landscaping due to exceptional and unforeseen circumstances when a bond or other surety is provided. When required by the Director, a statement of surety in the form of cash, performance bond, letter of credit, or certificate of deposit in the amount equal to 120 percent of the total value of all plant materials, irrigation equipment, installation, and maintenance shall be posted with the County for a two-year period. The Director may require statements of surety for phased development projects, a legitimate delay in landscape installation due to seasonal requirements (including adverse weather conditions) and similar circumstances where it may not be advisable or desirable to install all of a project's landscaping before occupancy of a site.
(b) Conditions Imposed in Connection with Modifications. In granting modifications to any approved landscape documentation package, the Director may impose conditions as deemed necessary to comply with the spirit and intent of these regulations.
(c) Fire Safety (FS) Overlay. The standards in this Chapter may be modified by Chapter 82.13 (Fire Safety (FS) Overlay).
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007; Am. Ord. 4136, passed--2011; Am. Ord. 4400, passed - -2021)