Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Council Passes Tougher Storm Water Runoff Law
At its first August meeting, the City Council adopted a new, stricter Erosion and Sediment Control Ordianance (ORD #1000)-- based on Best Management Practices (BMP). It was earlier estimated the new construction requirements would add about $250 to the cost of a typical new single family home. Also, a question came up about the legality of the red clay being used by the County within 100' of the Bay (against a current City Ordinance) during the construction of its Eastern Shore Bike Trail through Pt Clear. City Environmental Officer Kim Burmeister said she had no authority to make the county comply, since it was a county gov. project on their right of way outside the city limits. Burmeister: "I'd like to, but as far as I know I don't have the authority."