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Erosion and Sediment Control Program

The City’s erosion and sediment control program is in place to prevent adverse impacts from erosion and sedimentation from all construction sites. The program applies to large sites as well as single family home construction. Below are the first steps that must to be done prior to land disturbance.

 

Commercial sites and sites over 10,000 Sq Ft:

1.  An E&S Control plan has to be submitted and approved, including payment of fee  submission of surety, and a completed Application for a Land Disturbing Permit.

2.  A Pre Construction meeting has to be held to discuss E&S controls and review the plan for your site.

3.  A City E&S control inspector has to make a site visit and approve the initial controls installed at your site

4. All sites with a total land disturbance equal to or greater than an acre, or with a total land disturbance less than an acre and the site is part of a larger common plan of development are required to obtain a VSMP permit from DEQ.  A separate fee paid directly to DEQ is required

 

Land Disturbing Permit Fee- $3000.00

Surety - $2500.00 per acre.

 

 

Construction of a Single Family Home or sites under 10,000 Sq Ft:

1.  An Agreement in Lieu of a plan must be filled out and signed by the property owner, including payment of fee and submission of surety.

2.  A Pre Construction meeting has to be held to discuss E&S controls required for your site.

3.  A City E&S/VSMP inspector has to make a site visit and review/approve your SWPPP (where applicable) and approve the initial controls installed at your site

 

Agreement in Lieu of a plan Fee - $250.00, and a $2500.00 surety.

The complete requirements and specifications can be found in Title 13 of the City code.

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