- Community Development
- Land Disturbance
New Commercial Site Improvement
NEW RESIDENTIAL SITE IMPROVEMENT
Site Improvement Plan Review
Kevin Mulligan, Civil Engineer (314) 442-2067
Existing Residential Site Review
Building Division (314) 872-2500
Jim Vanderbeck, Project Manager (314) 374-2105
Schedule a Site Improvement Inspection
Call (314) 872-2521
LAND DISTURBANCELand disturbance is clearing, grading or any related work which results in removal of the natural site vegetation or destruction of the root zone or otherwise results in leaving the ground surface exposed to soil erosion through the action of wind or water.
when a PERMIT IS REQUIREDLand disturbance activities involving MORE than thirty (30) cubic yards of earth/soil moved and MORE than two thousand (2,000) square feet of disturbed area providing the land disturbance activity is for the improvement of the property require a permit. Ordinance number 5551 requires a storm water management plan accompany any project disturbing 2,000 square feet of area.
MOST COMMON PROBLEMS
- Proper grading around a foundation.
- Not reading and following city approved plans and construction details.
- Not having approved city plans and permit card on job site - automatic failed inspection $40.00 Fee.
- Not scheduling inspections.
- Proper installation of siltation control fence, starts with a trench.
- Avoid Increasing water runoff to adjacent properties, provide swales and berms.
- Drain outlets for gutter downspouts and sump pumps a minimum of 10' from property line.
- Distance from house sill plate to finish grade, see plan construction detail.
- Not cleaning up streets daily.
- Not applying for permits.
- Continuing to work after a STOP WORK ORDER has been issued.
- Whom do I call to report a flooded streets or illegal dumped materials in the street or public right-of-way?
- What is required by the City to discharge drain tubes and pipes?
- Can the City help me with stormwater?
- Will the City pay to correct stormwater problems on my property?
- Who is responsible for drainage and erosion issues on my property?
- What is stormwater pollution?
- What is watershed?
- Is stormwater treated before it flows to the rivers and ocean?
- What is the difference between a storm drain and a sewer drain?
- What are the effects of storm water pollution?
- How can I keep my neighborhood and local waterways pollution free?
- What is a detention or retention basin?