The ordinance was designed through a community consensus process that took place between 1997 and 2000. It applies to all construction and land moving operations that affect over 5,000 sq. ft. of land, excepting agriculture, but including single family uses. This ordinance requires the permitee to perform weekly inspections and maintenance on all implemented sedimentation control measures and inspections after each 0.5 inch 24 hour storm event. It is in compliance with Phase II NPDES requirements.