City of Mayville, WI
Dodge County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Mayville by Ord. No. 728-91. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 164.
Floodplain zoning — See Ch. 410.
Shoreland-wetland zoning — See Ch. 420.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 425.
Zoning — See Ch. 430.

§ 215-1 Authority and purpose.

This chapter is adopted pursuant to § 62.234, Wis. Stats., for the purpose of minimizing the amount of sediment and other pollutants carried by runoff from sites of construction or other land disturbing activities as enumerated in § 215-3 of this chapter.

§ 215-2 Erosion control permit.

A. 
Required. No landowner, land user or contractor shall, within the City, commence any activity enumerated in § 215-3 of this chapter before obtaining an erosion control permit from the Building Inspector.
B. 
Application-fee. Application for a permit shall be made on an application form provided by the Building Inspector and shall be accompanied by an erosion control plan in accordance with § 215-4 of this chapter and a fee as set by the Common Council.
C. 
Grant or denial of permit. Within 10 working days after receipt of the application, the Building Inspector shall grant or deny the permit. If the permit is denied, the Inspector shall enumerate the required additions or modifications to the erosion control plan. Upon satisfactory revision of the plan, the permit shall be issued.
D. 
Exceptions. A permit shall not be required for the following:
(1) 
Agricultural land use. The use of land for planting, growing, cultivating and harvesting of crops and the pasturing or yarding of livestock.
(2) 
State projects. Any state-funded or -conducted activity which requires an erosion control plan similar to the requirements of this chapter.

§ 215-3 Activities requiring permit.

The land disturbing activities requiring permit under § 215-2 of this chapter are as follows:
A. 
Those involving grading, removal of protective ground cover or vegetation, excavation, landfilling or other land disturbing activity affecting a surface area of 4,000 square feet or more.
B. 
Those involving excavation or filling, or a combination thereof, affecting 400 cubic yards or more of dirt, sand or other excavation or fill material.
C. 
Those involving street, highway, road or bridge construction or reconstruction.
D. 
Those involving the laying or repair of underground pipe for a distance of 300 feet or more.
E. 
Site dewatering which may create sediment control problems.

§ 215-4 Erosion control plan.

A. 
General. Erosion control plan criteria, standards and specifications have been established by the Building Inspector and are on file in his office. In drafting the plan, the applicant shall take into account and indicate on the plan all factors which may affect erosion control on and adjacent to the site and provide a site drawing, drawn to scale, designating the location of the most suitable erosion control devices, so as to prevent sediment runoff to the greatest degree practicable. The plan shall also include a timetable of land disturbing activities, the area involved in each such activity, and the temporary and permanent procedures to be taken to minimize sediment runoff.
B. 
Erosion control devices. Erosion control devices shall include sedimentation basins, filter fences, straw bales and mulch, tarps, temporary and permanent seeding, sodding and channeling surface water around disturbed areas.

§ 215-5 Other requirements.

A. 
Waste and material disposal. All waste and unused building materials, including garbage, debris, cleaning wastes, wastewater, toxic materials, or hazardous materials, shall be properly disposed of and not allowed to be carried by runoff into a receiving channel or storm sewer system.
B. 
Tracking. Each site shall have graveled roads, access drives and parking areas of sufficient width and length to prevent sediment from being tracked onto public or private roadways. Any sediment reaching a public or private road shall be removed by street cleaning (not flushing) before the end of each workday.
C. 
Drain inlet protection. All storm drain inlets shall be protected with a straw bale, filter fabric or equivalent barrier.

§ 215-6 Inspection.

The Building Inspector shall inspect the site as often as he deems necessary for the enforcement of this chapter.

§ 215-7 Enforcement.

[Amended by Ord. No. 927-2002]
A. 
Stop-work order. The Building Inspector may post a stop-work order if:
(1) 
Any land disturbing activity requiring a permit under this chapter is undertaken without a permit;
(2) 
The control plan, or any revised control plan, is not being implemented in a good faith manner; or
(3) 
The conditions of the permit are not being met.
B. 
Revision. If, because of excessive rainfall or other abnormal conditions, the erosion control plan in place is inadequate to prevent sediment runoff, the Building Inspector shall order the permittee to install additional erosion control devices and provide a timetable for such installation.
C. 
Permit revocation. If, within 10 days of the issuance of a stop-work order, any permittee does not cease the activity or comply with the control plan, the Building Inspector may revoke the permit.
D. 
Cease and desist order. In the event any person without a permit fails to obey a stop-work order or obtain a permit within 10 days, the Building Inspector may request the City Attorney to obtain a cease and desist order.
E. 
Special charge. Ten days after posting a stop-work order, the Building Inspector may issue a notice of intent to the permittee or landowner or land user of his intent to perform work necessary to comply with this chapter. The Building Inspector may go on the land and commence the work after 14 days from issuing the notice of intent. The costs of the work performed by the Building Inspector shall be billed to the permittee or the landowner. In the event that the permittee or landowner fails to pay the amount due, the City Clerk shall enter the amount due on the tax rolls and collect it as a special charge against the property, pursuant to § 66.0627, Wis. Stats.

§ 215-8 Appeals.

Any person aggrieved by the grant or denial of a permit or any order issued by the Building Inspector may appeal to the Zoning Board of Appeals pursuant to Chapter 430, Zoning, Article XIX of this Code.

§ 215-9 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-4 of this Code. Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate violation.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).