Chapter 12A LAND PRESERVATION
Section 12A-241 Variances by the director.
(a) The director may grant a variance
or waiver 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 or waiver to the director. The
application shall include specific reasons justifying the variance and any other information
necessary to evaluate the proposed variance. The director may require an alternatives analysis
that clearly demonstrates that no other feasible alternatives exist and that minimal impact will
occur as a result of the project or development.
(c) In granting a request for a variance,
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,
(Ord. No. 19343, § 1, 1-2-07)
(Ord. 19343, Added, 01/02/2007)