(a)   The purpose of this regulation is to establish technically feasible and economically reasonable storm water management standards to achieve a level of storm water quality and quantity control that will minimize damage to property and degradation of water resources and will promote and maintain the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the Village of Westfield Center.
   (b)   This regulation requires owners who develop or re-develop their property with the Village of Westfield Center to:
      (1)   Control storm water runoff from their property and ensure that all storm water management practices are property designed, constructed, and maintained.
      (2)   Reduce water quality impacts to receiving water resources that may be caused by new development or redevelopment activities.
      (3)   Control volume, rate, and quality of storm water runoff originating from their property so that surface water and ground water are protected and flooding and erosion potential are not increased.
      (4)   Minimize the need to construct, repair, and replace subsurface storm drain systems.
      (5)   Preserve natural infiltration and ground water recharge, and maintain subsurface flow that replenishes water resources, except in slippage prone soils.
      (6)   Incorporate storm water quality and quantity controls into site planning and design at the earliest possible stage in the development process.
      (7)   Reduce the expense of remedial projects needed to address problems caused by inadequate storm water management.
      (8)   Maximize use of storm water management practices that serve multiple purposes including, but not limited to, flood control, erosion control, fire protection, water quality protection, recreation, and habitat preservation.
      (9)   Design sites to minimize the number of stream crossings and the width of associated disturbance in order to minimize the Village of Westfield Center maintenance and repair of stream crossings.
      (10)   Maintain, promote and re-establish conditions necessary for naturally occurring stream processes that assimilate pollutants, attenuate flood flows, and provide a healthy water resource.
   (c)   This regulation shall apply to all parcels used or being developed, either wholly or partially, for new or relocated projects involving highways and roads; subdivisions or larger common plans of development; industrial, commercial, institutional, or residential projects; buildings activities on farms; redevelopment activities; grading; and all other uses that are not specifically exempted in Section 1247.01.
   (d)   Public entities, including the State of Ohio, Medina County, and the Village of Westfield Center shall comply with this regulation for roadway projects.
   (e)   This regulation does not apply to activities regulated by, and in compliance with, the Ohio Agricultural Sediment Pollution Abatement Rules.
   (f)   This regulation does not require a Comprehensive Storm Water Management Plan for linear construction projects, such as pipeline or utility line installation, that do not result in the installation of impervious surface as determined by the Zoning Inspector. Such projects must be designed to minimize the number of stream crossings and the width of disturbance. Linear construction projects must comply with the requirements of Chapter 1248 Erosion and Sediment Control.
(Ord. 2019-04.  Passed 4-2-19.)