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File #: O-34-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 7/21/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/27/2021 Final action: 10/25/2021
Title: Forest Conservation - Reforestation - For the purpose of requiring reforestation in certain circumstances to maintain the City's current tree canopy percentage; and generally relating to reforestation requirements.
Sponsors: Rob Savidge
Indexes: Environmental Matters Committee, Planning Commission
Attachments: 1. O-34-21 First Reader, 2. O-34-21 Staff Report, 3. O-34-21 Fiscal Impact Note, 4. O-34-21 Staff Report to PC, 5. O-34-21 PC Findings and Recommendations, 6. O-34-21 Amendments 1-3 - Savidge, 7. O-34-21 SIGNED
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10/25/20211 City Council adopt on second readerPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/25/20211 City Council amendedPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/25/20211 City Council adopt as amendedPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/25/20211 City Council adopt on third readerPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/21/20211 Rules & City Government Committee recommend with amendmentsPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
10/21/20211 Rules & City Government Committee Recommend Favorably-AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
10/21/20211 Rules & City Government Committee no action takenPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
10/20/20211 Environmental Matters Committee recommend with amendmentsPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/20/20211 Environmental Matters Committee Recommend Favorably-AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/20/20211 Environmental Matters Committee Recommend Favorably-AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/13/20211 Rules & City Government Committee    Action details Meeting details Not available
10/5/20211 Rules & City Government Committee postponePass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/27/20211 City Council declare the public hearing closed  Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/26/20211 City Council adopt on first readerPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/26/20211 City Council refer  Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/26/20211 City Council refer  Action details Meeting details Video Video
Title
Forest Conservation - Reforestation - For the purpose of requiring reforestation in certain circumstances to maintain the City's current tree canopy percentage; and generally relating to reforestation requirements.
Body
CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Ordinance 34-21

Introduced by: Alderman Savidge
Co-sponsored by:

Referred to
Planning Commission
Rules and City Government Committee


AN ORDINANCE concerning

Forest Conservation - Reforestation

FOR the purpose of requiring reforestation in certain circumstances to maintain the City's current tree canopy percentage; and generally relating to reforestation requirements. .

BY repealing and reenacting with amendments the following portions of the Code of the City of Annapolis, 2021 Edition
21.71.060
21.71.070
21.71.100


SECTION I: BE IT ESTABLISHED AND ORDAINED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the Code of the City of Annapolis shall be amended to read as follows:

Title 21 - PLANNING AND ZONING
Chapter 21.71 - FOREST CONSERVATION

Section 21.71.060 Forest stand delineation.

A. Criteria.
1. A forest stand delineation shall be submitted to the Department as the first step of making application for the plans or permits specified in Section 21.71.045 AND SHALL NOT BE IMPACTED BY CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF THE PROPERTY.
2. The delineation shall be prepared by a licensed Forester, licensed Landscape Architect, or a qualified professional who meets the requirements stated in COMAR 08.19.06.01A.
3. The delineation shall be used during the preliminary review process to determine the most suitable and practical areas for forest conservation and shall contain the following components:
i. A topographic map delineating intermittent and perennial streams, and steep slopes;
ii. A natural resources inventory;
iii. A soils map delineating soils with structural limitations, hydric soils, or soils with a soil k value greater than 0.35 on slopes of fifteen percent or more;
iv. Forest stan...

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