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To promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of the City, this Stormwater Management Ordinance is enacted for the general purpose of assuring the proper balance between human use of land and the preservation of a safe and beneficial environment.

(A) The provisions of these regulations are intended to:

(1) Reduce property damage and to minimize the hazards of personal injury and loss of life due to flooding and Erosion;

(2) Protect the overall health and stability of the City’s water bodies; and

(3) Be consistent with the goals of and meet the requirements set forth by the Clean Water Act and the NPDES under the State of Kansas NPDES Permit.

(B) These objectives will be accomplished through the following:

(1) Establishment of a Stormwater management system pursuant to Chapter 17.04;

(2) Definition and establishment of Stormwater management practices pursuant to this Title;

(3) Establishment of methods and guidelines for attenuating or avoiding flooding within the City from the cumulative effects of increased volume and peak Discharge of Surface Water runoff;

(4) Pursuant to Chapters 17.06, 17.14, 17.16 and 17.18 establishment of requirements for construction site Erosion control, natural Stream Corridor preservation and protection, site post-construction Stormwater treatment, and prevention of illicit Discharges to the City’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4);

(5) Establishment of an appeals board to review decisions of the City Engineer and to mediate disputes regarding the interpretation and implementation of the provisions of this Title. (Ord. 09-25 § 2, 2009.)