Article VI. Permits

6.1 Permit Requirement

A grading or building permit may not be issued for any parcel or lot unless final erosion and sediment control and stormwater management plans have been approved by the Town of Easton as meeting all the requirements of the Design Manual and this Ordinance. Where appropriate, a building permit may not be issued without:

A. Recorded easements for the stormwater management facility and easements to provide adequate access for inspection and maintenance from a public right-of-way;

B. A recorded stormwater management maintenance agreement as described in section 9.2 of this Ordinance; and

C. A performance bond as described in section 7.0 of this Ordinance.

6.2 Permit Fee

Non-refundable permit fees will be collected at each phase of stormwater management plan submittal. Permit fees will provide for the cost of plan review, administration, and management of the permitting process, and inspection of all projects subject to this Ordinance. A permit fee schedule shall be established by the Town of Easton based upon the relative complexity of the project and may be amended from time to time.

6.3 Permit Suspension and Revocation

Any grading or building permit issued by the Town of Easton may be suspended or revoked after written notice is given to the permittee for any of the following reasons:

A. Any violation(s) of the conditions of the stormwater management plan approval;

B. Changes in site runoff characteristics upon which an approval or waiver was granted;

C. Construction is not in accordance with the approved plan;

D. Noncompliance with correction notice(s) or stop work order(s) issued for the construction of any stormwater management practice; and

E. An immediate danger exists in a downstream area in the opinion of the Town of Easton.

6.4 Permit Conditions

In granting an approval for any phase of site development, the Town of Easton may impose such conditions that may be deemed necessary to ensure compliance with the provisions of this Ordinance and the preservation of public health and safety.