Revised Soil Erosion Ordinance Gets Initial OK

At its April 6, 2011 meeting, the Washtenaw County board of commissioners gave initial approval to changes in the county’s grading/soil erosion sedimentation control ordinance. The changes, which would take effect on July 1, 2011, include: (1) increased fees for most applications, with one decrease in fees for certain types of commercial projects; (2) a new transfer fee for required inspections when property changes ownership; and (3) elimination of the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Appeals Board. [.pdf of ordinance draft changes proposed] Board members are expected to take a final vote on this item at their April 20, 2011 meeting.

This brief was filed from the boardroom in the Washtenaw County administration building, 220 N. Main St., Ann Arbor. A more detailed report will follow.