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Chapter 6 Section 4


(1)  APPLICABILITY.  This ordinance applies to land development activities that meet the criteria specified in this section.  The ordinance also applies to land development activities that are smaller than the minimum criteria if such activities are part of a larger common plan of development that meets the following criteria, even though multiple separate and distinct land development activities may take place at different times on different schedules.

[a] land development with a gross aggregate area of 1 acre or more;

[b] land development with a gross aggregate area less than 1 acre, if there are at least 0.25 acres of impervious surfaces;

[c]  land disturbance which in the opinion of the Administering Authority is likely to result in storm water runoff that causes undue channel erosion, increases water pollution or which endangers downstream property or public safety.

(2)  EXEMPTIONS.  This ordinance does not apply to the following activities:

[a]  Land development activities conducted or contracted for by any state agency, as defined under s.227.01 (1) Wis. Stats., but also including the office of district attorney.

[b]  Storm water discharges from projects administered by the Department of Transportation, regulated by Ch. TRANS 401, Wis. Admin. Code and subject to the DOT and DNR cooperative agreement.

[c]  Minor highway reconstruction that is limited to no more than 1.5 miles in continuous or aggregate total length of realignment, does not exceed 100 feet in width of roadbed widening and that after reconstruction does not lie within a buffer area as defined in this ordinance.

[d]       A redevelopment site with no increase in the exposed impervious surface area, including reconditioning or resurfacing of a highway, is exempt from meeting 6.06(1) Storm Water Discharge Quantity standards only.

[e]        A development site with less than 20% connected imperviousness based on complete development of the site, provided the cumulative area of all parking lots and rooftops is less than one acre.

(3)  JURISDICTION.  This ordinance applies to land development activities within the boundaries of the Village of River Hills.

(4)  ADOPTION OF MMSD CHAPTER 13 BY REFERENCE.  Chapter 13 of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) Rules on Surface Water and Storm Water Runoff Management (dated January 25, 2002) are adopted by reference and are made a part of this chapter as is fully set forth herein.  A copy of MMSD Chapter 13 shall be on file and open for inspection in the office of the Village Clerk. (Ord. 494, 11/16/05)

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River Hills, WI 53217
7650 N. Pheasant Lane