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The Inner 50’ is the area within 50’ of a resource area.

b)

Outer Fifty Feet (Outer 50’)

The Outer 50’ is the area within 50’ to 100’ of a resource area.

C.

Performance Standards  

1.

Inner 50’

A minimum of a fifty (50’) foot undisturbed area shall be established adjacent to any vegetated wetland, bank, lake, intermittent stream and certified or uncertified vernal pools.  No work, structure, vegetation removal, grading or other alterations will be allowed within the inner fifty (50) foot area.

2.

Outer 50’

No impervious surfaces including, but not limited to, driveways, walkways, parking lots, buildings, or structures, may be constructed or placed within the area which is 50’ to 100’ from the edge of an area subject to protection.  Components of stormwater management systems, landscaping, grading, and erosion control shall be allowed in the 50’-100’ area.

3.

Variance from Performance Standards

An Applicant may make a request in writing a variance for a to this Section; such request must include, at a minimum, the following information:

(a)

The impact of proposed project on the Inner 50’ and Outer 50’;

(b)

Alternative designs;

(c)

Limitations of the particular lot and project design that necessitate the variance; and

(d)

Proposed mitigation and/or restoration on site or within the watershed (i.e. exceed the ratio of replication; provide perpetually protected areas of open space; use of newest technology).

VIII.

Amendments

A.

Procedure These rules and regulations may be amended from time to time by a majority vote of the Conservation Commission.

B.

Hearing  Prior to taking a vote on an amendment, the Conservation Commission shall have held a public hearing on the proposed changes.

A

a Notice of Fines, 24

Action by the Conservation Commission, 7

Activities Subject to Regulation under the Ordinance, 2

Administrative Hearing, 24, 25

Administrative Order for Restitution, 24

Administrative Orders, 23

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