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Grading & Erosion Control
The purpose of the grading program is to ensure that private property is graded so that it will drain properly, not impact adjacent properties and not create erosion problems. Improper grading can result in localized flooding, landslides, and differential settlement. These problems not only affect the graded property, but can also impact adjacent properties. To ensure that grading operations do not impact the local creeks and storm drainage systems during the winter months, any grading occurring between October 15 and April 15 requires an approved erosion control plan.