Section 12A-215 Variances.

    (a)    The director may grant a variance for the following:

    (1)    Projects or activities serving a public need where no feasible alternative is available.

    (2)    The repair and maintenance of public improvements where avoidance and minimization of adverse impacts to wetlands and associated aquatic ecosystems have been addressed.

    (b)    The applicant shall submit a written request for a variance to the director.  The application shall include specific reasons justifying the variance and any other information necessary to evaluate the proposed variance request.  The director may require site design, landscape planting, fencing, the placement of signs, and the establishment of water quality best management practices in order to reduce adverse impacts on water quality, streams, wetlands, and floodplains.

(Ord. No. 18297, § 1, 11-1-04)


(Ord. 18297, Added, 11/01/2004)