Borough of Elizabethtown, PA
Lancaster County
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[Ord. 954, 12/19/2013]
1. 
The SWM site plan shall consist of a narrative and all applicable calculations, maps, plans and supplemental information necessary to demonstrate compliance with this chapter.
2. 
All landowners of land included in the SWM site plan shall be required to execute all applications and final documents.
3. 
All SWM site plans and design calculations shall be signed and sealed by the qualified person responsible for the design (Appendix A-6).[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Appendix A is included as an attachment to this chapter.
4. 
Where the regulated activity constitutes subdivision or land development as hereinabove defined, the SWM site plan shall be submitted with and form an integral part of the plans required under Chapter 22, Subdivision and Land Development.
[Ord. 954, 12/19/2013]
1. 
Drafting Standards.
A. 
The plan should be clearly and legibly drawn.
B. 
If the plan is prepared in two or more drawing sheets, a key map showing the location of the sheets and a match line shall be placed on each sheet.
C. 
Each sheet shall be numbered to show the relationship to the total number of sheets in the plan (e.g., Sheet 1 of 5). The cover page shall include a sheet index indicating which plan sheets are to be recorded.
D. 
Drawings or maps of the project area shall be drawn at one inch equals 50 feet or a larger scale (i.e., one inch equals 40 feet, one inch equals 30 feet, etc.) and shall be submitted on twenty-four-inch by thirty-six-inch sheets.
E. 
SWM site plans shall be prepared in a form that meets the requirements for recording in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Lancaster County.
F. 
The total development site boundary and size with distances marked to the nearest foot and bearings to the nearest degree.
G. 
The proposed name or identifying title of the plan.
2. 
SWM Site Plan Information. The following items shall be included in the SWM plan:
A. 
The date of the SWM plan and all revision dates, graphic scale, written scale and North arrow.
B. 
The name of the development, the name and address of the owner of the property and the name of the individual or firm preparing the plan.
C. 
The file or project number assigned by the firm that prepared the plan.
D. 
A statement, signed by the landowner, acknowledging the SWM facilities to be permanent fixtures that cannot be altered or removed unless a revised plan is approved by the Borough, which shall be included on a plan sheet intended for recording.
E. 
For SWM facilities located off site:
(1) 
A note on the plan referencing a recorded stormwater operation and maintenance (O&M) agreement that indicates the location and responsibility for maintenance of the off-site facilities.
(2) 
All off-site SWM facilities shall meet the performance standards specified in this chapter.
F. 
A note informing the owner that the Borough shall have the right of entry for the purposes of inspecting all stormwater conveyance, treatment or storage facilities.
G. 
The Borough of Elizabethtown SWM plan approval certification shall be included on the plan (Appendix A-6).[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Appendix A is included as an attachment to this chapter.
H. 
A location map, drawn to a scale of a minimum of one inch equals 2,000 feet, relating the plan to Borough boundaries, at least two intersections of road center lines or other identifiable landmarks.
I. 
A note on the plan indicating any area that is not to be offered for dedication along with the statement that the Borough is not responsible for maintenance of any area not dedicated to and accepted for public use and that no alteration to swales, basins or placement of structures shall be permitted within easements.
J. 
A certificate, signed and sealed by a qualified professional registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and qualified to perform such duties. See form of certificate in Appendix A-6.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Appendix A is included as an attachment to this chapter.
K. 
The names of all owners of all immediately adjacent lands, including those properties located across street rights-of-way.
L. 
Existing Features.
(1) 
In areas of disturbance, contours at intervals of one or two feet. In areas of steep slopes (greater than 15%) and areas undisturbed, five-foot contour intervals may be used. In areas of very flat slopes, one-foot contours are required.
(2) 
The locations of all existing utilities (including on-lot disposal systems and wells), sanitary sewers, and water lines and associated easements within 100 feet of the development site boundary.
(3) 
Physical features, including flood hazard boundaries, wetlands, sinkholes, streams, lakes, ponds and other water bodies, existing drainagecourses, karst features, areas of native vegetation, including trees greater than six inches' diameter at breast height, woodlands, other environmentally sensitive areas and the total extent of the upstream area draining through the development site within 100 feet of the development site boundary.
(4) 
An overlay showing soil names and boundaries.
(5) 
All existing man-made features within 100 feet of the development site boundary.
M. 
Proposed Features.
(1) 
Changes to the land surface and vegetative cover, including final proposed contours at intervals of one or two feet in areas of disturbance. In areas of steep slopes (greater than 15%) and areas undisturbed, five-foot contour intervals may be used.
(2) 
Proposed structures, roads, paved areas, buildings and other impervious and semi-impervious areas.
(3) 
The location of any proposed on-lot disposal systems, replacement drainfield easements and water supply wells.
(4) 
A note indicating existing and proposed land use(s).
(5) 
Plan and profile drawings of all proposed SWM facilities, including BMPs, drainage structures, pipes, open channels and swales. This information shall be of the quality required for construction of all facilities.
(6) 
Where pervious pavement is to be installed, pavement material and construction specifications shall be included.
(7) 
The location of all existing and proposed easements, including drainage easements, access easements and riparian corridor easements.
(8) 
A planting plan shall be provided for all vegetated BMPs in accordance with § 301, Subsection 14.
N. 
The location of all E&S control facilities and the sequence of construction.
O. 
The plan shall include a note on the cover page identifying the number of square feet of impervious coverage which the stormwater management facilities have been designed to accommodate.
3. 
Additional Information.
A. 
A general description of the development site, including a description of existing natural and hydrologic features and any environmentally sensitive areas.
B. 
A general description of the overall SWM concept for the project, including a description of permanent SWM techniques, nonstructural BMPs to be employed and construction specifications of the materials to be used for structural SWM facilities. The narrative shall include a description of any treatment trains and how the SWM facilities are meant to function with each other to manage stormwater runoff.
C. 
The effect of the project (in terms of runoff volumes, water quality and peak flows) on adjacent properties and on any existing Borough SWM facilities that may receive runoff from the development site.
D. 
Complete hydrologic, hydraulic and structural computations for all SWM facilities.
E. 
An expected project time schedule.
[Ord. 954, 12/19/2013]
1. 
Drafting Standards.
A. 
The plan should be clearly and legibly drawn.
B. 
If the plan is prepared in two or more drawing sheets, a key map showing the location of the sheets and a match line shall be placed on each sheet.
C. 
Each sheet shall be numbered to show the relationship to the total number of sheets in the plan (e.g., Sheet 1 of 5).
D. 
Drawings or maps of the project area shall be drawn at one inch equals 50 feet or a larger scale (i.e., one inch equals 40 feet, one inch equals 30 feet, etc.) and shall be submitted on twenty-four-inch by thirty-six-inch sheets.
E. 
SWM plans shall be prepared in a form that meets the requirements for recording in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Lancaster County.
F. 
The total development site boundary and size with distances marked to the nearest foot and bearings to the nearest degree.
G. 
The proposed name or identifying title of the plan.
H. 
The plan sheets or sheet index shall clearly indicate which sheets are to be recorded as part of the project.
2. 
SWM Site Plan Information. The following items shall be included in the SWM site plan:
A. 
The date of the SWM site plan and all revision dates, graphic scale, written scale and North arrow.
B. 
The name of the development, the name and address of the owner of the property and the name of the individual or firm preparing the plan.
C. 
The file or project number assigned by the firm that prepared the plan.
D. 
A statement, signed by the landowner, acknowledging the SWM facilities to be permanent fixtures that cannot be altered or removed unless a revised plan is approved by the Borough, which shall be included on a plan sheet intended for recording.
E. 
For SWM facilities located off site:
(1) 
A note on the plan referencing a recorded stormwater operation and maintenance (O&M) agreement that indicates the location and responsibility for maintenance of the off-site facilities.
(2) 
All off-site SWM facilities shall meet the performance standards specified in this chapter.
F. 
A note informing the owner that the Borough shall have the right of entry for the purposes of inspecting all stormwater conveyance, treatment, or storage facilities.
G. 
The Borough of Elizabethtown SWM plan approval certification shall be included on the plan (Appendix A-6).[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Appendix A is included as an attachment to this chapter.
H. 
A location map, drawn to a scale of a minimum of one inch equals 2,000 feet, relating the plan to municipal boundaries, at least two intersections of road center lines or other identifiable landmarks.
I. 
A note on the plan indicating any area that is not to be offered for dedication along with the statement that the Borough is not responsible for maintenance of any area not dedicated to and accepted for public use and that no alteration to swales, basins or placement of structures shall be permitted within easements.
J. 
A certificate, signed and sealed by a qualified professional registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and qualified to perform such duties. See form of certificate in Appendix A-6.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Appendix A is included as an attachment to this chapter.
K. 
The names of all owners of all immediately adjacent lands, including those properties located across street rights-of-way.
L. 
Existing Features.
(1) 
In areas of disturbance, contours at intervals of one or two feet. In areas of steep slopes (greater than 15%) and areas undisturbed, five-foot contour intervals may be used. In areas of very flat slopes, one-foot contours are required.
(2) 
The locations of all existing utilities (including on-lot disposal systems and wells), sanitary sewers and water lines and associated easements within 200 feet of the development site boundary.
(3) 
Physical features, including flood hazard boundaries, wetlands, sinkholes, streams, lakes, ponds and other water bodies, existing drainagecourses, karst features, areas of native vegetation, including trees greater than six inches' diameter at breast height, woodlands, other environmentally sensitive areas and the total extent of the upstream area draining through the development site within 200 feet of the development site boundary.
(4) 
An overlay showing soil names and boundaries.
(5) 
All existing man-made features within 200 feet of the development site boundary.
M. 
Proposed Features.
(1) 
Changes to the land surface and vegetative cover, including final proposed contours at intervals of one or two feet in areas of disturbance. In areas of steep slopes (greater than 15%) and areas undisturbed, five-foot contour intervals may be used.
(2) 
Proposed structures, roads, paved areas, buildings and other impervious and semi-impervious areas.
(3) 
The location of any proposed on-lot disposal systems, replacement drainfield easements and water supply wells.
(4) 
A note indicating existing and proposed land use(s).
(5) 
Plan and profile drawings of all proposed SWM facilities, including BMPs, drainage structures, pipes, open channels and swales. This information shall be of the quality required for construction of all facilities.
(6) 
Where pervious pavement is to be installed, pavement material and construction specifications shall be included.
(7) 
The location of all existing and proposed easements, including drainage easements, access easements and riparian corridor easements.
(8) 
A planting plan shall be provided for all vegetated BMPs in accordance with § 301, Subsection 14.
N. 
The location of all E&S control facilities and the sequence of construction.
O. 
The plan shall include a note on the cover page identifying the number of square feet of impervious coverage which the stormwater management facilities have been designed to accommodate.
3. 
Additional Information.
A. 
A general description of the development site, including a description of existing natural and hydrologic features and any environmentally sensitive areas.
B. 
A general description of the overall SWM concept for the project, including a description of permanent SWM techniques, nonstructural BMPs to be employed and construction specifications of the materials to be used for structural SWM facilities. The narrative shall include a description of any treatment trains and how the SWM facilities are meant to function with each other to manage stormwater runoff.
C. 
The effect of the project (in terms of runoff volumes, water quality and peak flows) on adjacent properties and on any existing municipal SWM facilities that may receive runoff from the development site.
D. 
Complete hydrologic, hydraulic and structural computations for all SWM facilities.
E. 
An expected project time schedule.
[Ord. 954, 12/19/2013]
1. 
In areas of carbonate geology, a detailed geologic evaluation prepared by a registered professional geologist (PG) must be submitted as part of the SWM site plan. The report shall include, but not limited to, the following:
A. 
The location of the following karst features:
(1) 
Sinkholes.
(2) 
Closed depressions.
(3) 
Lineaments in carbonate areas.
(4) 
Fracture traces.
(5) 
Caverns.
(6) 
Intermittent lakes.
(7) 
Ephemeral disappearing streams.
(8) 
Bedrock pinnacles (surface or subsurface).
B. 
A plan for remediation of any identified karst features.
C. 
Impacts of SWM facilities on adjacent karst features and impacts of karst features on adjacent SWM facilities.
D. 
The requirements of § 301, Subsection 10, shall be addressed in the geologic evaluation.
2. 
An E&S plan, including all approvals, as required by Chapter 102, shall be provided to the Borough prior to unconditional final plan approval.
3. 
For any activities that require a DEP joint permit application and are regulated under Chapter 105 or Chapter 106, require a PennDOT highway occupancy permit, or require any other permit under applicable state or federal regulations, the permit(s) shall be part of the SWM site plan and must be obtained prior to unconditional final plan approval.
4. 
An operation and maintenance (O&M) plan that addresses the requirements of § 603.