Sec. 16.1-13. Land-disturbing permits; fees; bonding; and maintenance agreement.
(a) No person shall engage in any land disturbing activity until he has acquired a land disturbing permit, and has paid the fees and posted the required bond, unless the proposed land disturbing activity is specifically exempt from the provisions of this chapter.
(b) Fees: A plan review fee and inspection fee for (1) one and two-family residential development of fifty dollars ($50.00) per acre and (2) multi-family/commercial/industrial development of one hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00) per acre, not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), paid to the city at the time of filing erosion and sediment control plans..
(c) No land disturbing permit shall be issued until the applicant submits with his application an approved erosion and sediment control plan and certification that the plan will be followed. An approved plan is required for issuance of grading, building or other permits.
(d) Bond: All applicants for permits shall provide to the city a performance bond with surety, cash escrow, or an irrevocable letter of credit equal to the amount necessary to implement and maintain all approved erosion and sediment control measures, including stormwater control measures in accordance with the Lynchburg Stormwater Ordinance, Chapter 16.2 on the approved plan. The city reserves the right to use this performance bond, cash escrow, or letter of credit to implement these measures should the applicant fail within the time specified to initiate or maintain appropriate conservation measures required of him as a result of his land disturbing activity. Should it be necessary for the city to take such conservation action, the city may collect from the applicant any costs in excess of the amount of the surety held. Within sixty (60) days of the achievement of adequate stabilization, as determined by the department of community development, such bond, cash escrow or letter of credit, or the unexpended or unobligated portion thereof shall be either refunded to the applicant or terminated. These requirements are in addition to all other provisions relating to the issuance of permits and are not intended to otherwise affect the requirements of such permits. (Ord. No. O-93-039, 2-9-93; Ord. No. O-00-105, introduced 5-9-00, adopted 5-23-00, eff. 7-1-00; Ord. No. O-01-080, 4-24-01, eff. 5-1-01; Ord. No. O-09-121, 10-13-09)
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