Chapter 16.53


16.53.010    Protection for storm sewer inlets.

16.53.020    Dust control.

16.53.030    Stockpile management.

16.53.040    Construction entrances.

16.53.050    Erosion control facilities must be maintained.

16.53.060    Failure to comply.

16.53.010 Protection for storm sewer inlets.

Storm sewer inlets receiving water from a project site during construction or site development shall be protected so that sediment-laden water will be filtered before entering the conveyance system. (Ord. 2005-20 § 1, 2005).

16.53.020 Dust control.

As necessary in the event that sediment is being visibly transported from a construction or development site across property boundaries, or by order of the administrator or designee, the proponent shall spray soil with water or approved dust palliative. (Ord. 2005-20 § 1, 2005).

16.53.030 Stockpile management.

Soil stockpiles shall be set back at least 50 feet from down gradient drainage features (e.g., channels, catch basins, detention ponds, pavement, stream banks, and environmentally sensitive areas).

No material shall be stockpiled on pavement without authorization from the administrator or designee which will be conditional on implementation of a procedure to prevent sediment transport. (Ord. 2005-20 § 1, 2005).

16.53.040 Construction entrances.

Construction site entrances are egress points for vehicles onto paved roadways. All projects which have vehicular traffic shall have a means to prevent vehicles from tracking soils from the site.

The administrator or designee may require that access points, roads, tire washing areas, and parking areas be constructed and maintained to keep sediment confined to the construction or development site. Vehicles shall only use designated access points to access a construction or development site. The access point(s) shall be maintained to prevent the transport of sediment onto public streets and rights-of-way. Should sediment be tracked off-site, sediment shall, on a daily basis, be shoveled and swept from the paved surface before washing. (Ord. 2005-20 § 1, 2005).

16.53.050 Erosion control facilities must be maintained.

Erosion control facilities shall not be allowed to fall into disrepair. The proponent or designee shall inspect facilities during and after rainfall events to ensure that they continue to function effectively. Repairs shall be made as soon as possible during rainfall events. (Ord. 2005-20 § 1, 2005).

16.53.060 Failure to comply.

A. Failure to comply with the requirements of this chapter or an order from the administrator or designee regarding best management practices at a construction or site development project shall be subject to a stop work order and/or a civil infraction citation in the amount of:

1. First offence: $65.00;

2. Second offence (second day): $100.00;

3. Each additional offence (third day and each day thereafter): $250.00.

B. Each additional day that the failure to comply continues shall constitute a distinct, separate offence. If the administrator or designee determines that any construction or site development practices on private property violate a provision of this chapter or are likely to create a hazard to the public safety, health or welfare, the environment, or public or private property, the administrator or designee may declare such condition a public nuisance and may direct the property owner or persons causing or contributing to the hazardous condition to abate the hazard within a specified period, or the administrator or designee may take action to abate the hazard and recover all costs incurred from the responsible parties. Payments shall be made within 90 days of the day the town submits a bill for costs and any stop work order issued will not be lifted prior to payment. In the event of nonpayment, the town may bring suit to recover such costs, including its attorney’s fees, and upon obtaining a judgment, such amount shall become a lien against the property of the owner. A requirement or action to abate the hazard which is appealed pursuant to this or any other title of this code shall not be subject to a stay. (Ord. 2014-05 § 5, 2014; Ord. 2005-20 § 1, 2005).