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Earthmoving and devegetation may now require a review/permit

From Ordinance 95-6:
Land Disturbance Activity (as defined in Ordinance 85-3) may require Town oversight, including such activity not associated with a Building Permit, to protect property from changes in drainage.

Land Disturbance Review. Any Building Permit application is required to have a Land Disturbance Review by the Roads Manager or other designated official. Any other planned Land Disturbance Activity that meets one or more of the following thresholds is required to have a Land Disturbance Review by the Roads Manager or other designated official:

  1. Area of 1⁄2 acre (21,800 square feet) or more.

  2. Within a 10-foot proximity of a Watercourse (as defined in Ordinance 85-3).

  3. Moving or disturbing 50 cubic yards of material or more.

  4. Planned disturbances in setback areas.

Submission requirements for a Land Disturbance Review shall include:

  1. Plot plan showing entire lot with setback lines, existing structures including septic systems, and proposed land disturbance activity (separate page zoomed with detail if necessary.)

  2. List of any thresholds expected to be triggered, with details.

  3. In the case of a Land Disturbance Review associated with a building permit, detail any planned land disturbance activity which is not already included on the building plans.

  4. List contractors, engineers, and any other involved professionals.

  5. Any additional details or notes.

  6. Payment of Land Disturbance Review fee (waived for building-permit-associated projects.)

Upon completion of the Land Disturbance Review, the Roads Manager or other designated official may determine that a Land Disturbance Permit is required.

Land Disturbance Permit. Every person or entity shall be required to obtain a Land Disturbance Permit if the planned Land Disturbance Activity meets one or more of the following thresholds:

  1. Land Disturbance of 1 acre or more; Utah licensed engineering required if greater than 2 acres. Approval is contingent on notification of the State under UPDES (as defined in Ordinance 85-3).

  2. Engaging (crossing or changing) a Watercourse.

  3. Moving or disturbing 100 cubic yards of material or more; Utah licensed engineering required if greater than 2,000 cubic yards.

  4. If in the determination of the Roads Manager or other designated official at the Land Disturbance Review a permit should be required because of other circumstances directly relevant to the intent of protecting property from changes in drainage.

Mitigations or other conditions may be imposed by the Roads Manager or other designated official as part of the Land Disturbance Permit, which may include, but not limited to:

a. Revegetation of disturbed areas.
b. Riprap/armoring on erosion prone areas.
c. Silt fencing or other silt retention methods.
d. Timeframe for mitigations.

Exemptions from the Land Disturbance Permit requirement:

  1. Any emergency activity that is immediately necessary for the protection of life, property, or natural resources.

  2. Pre-existing agricultural operations conducted as an allowed use.