Section 103-243; Ord. 17278; Amending Chapter 12A RE: Land Disturbance Requirements


Ordinance No.           17278               Council Bill No.           B 140-02            

AN ORDINANCE

amending Chapter 12A of the City Code relating to land disturbance requirements; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.  Chapter 12A of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended as follows:

    Material to be deleted in strikeout; material to be added underlined.

Sec. 12A-32. Permit required.

    A land disturbance permit is required for any land disturbance activity including streets and utilities construction on any site in excess of two (2) acres one (1) acre. All applications for land disturbance permits shall be submitted on forms issued by the director and shall contain all information required by the director. Phased development of tracts larger than two (2) acres  one (1) acre does not exempt the developer from the provisions of this chapter.

Sec. 12A-33. Site development plan.

(a)    Applications for land disturbance permits for any area greater than two (2) acres one (1) acre shall be accompanied by a detailed site development plan which shall include, a landscaping plan, a soil erosion control plan, and a storm water management plan conforming to the provisions of this chapter. Where practical, drawings may be combined to contain all of the required plans.
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Sec. 12A-35. Exemptions.

(a)    A land disturbance permit shall not be required for sites two (2) acres one (1) acre or less or for individual lots in R-1 and R-2 zoned development except that erosion control provisions, grading limits, low floor elevation, and storm drainage work, including piping, swaling, and ditching, shall be shown on the plot plan and approved prior to issuance of a building permit. All land disturbance activity on such property shall conform to the provisions of the approved plot plan.

(b)    Agricultural activities are exempted from the provisions of this chapter except that a land disturbance permit is required for the mechanized clearing and removal of trees on sites in excess of two (2) acres one (1) acre.

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    ARTICLE III. TREE PRESERVATION AND LANDSCAPING REQUIREMENTS

Sec. 12A-49. Clearing of trees; permit required.

(a)    The mechanized clearing of trees or clear-cutting of trees by any means on tracts of land over two (2) acres one (1) acre shall be unlawful unless done in compliance with a land disturbance permit.
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    SECTION 2.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 6th day of May, 2002.