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All development shall be consistent with the requirements of Article 18-5: Development Standards for accessory structures, density bonus, parking, signs, performance standards, street improvements, landscaping, fences, wall and hedges, satellite dishes, residential housing standards, general development standards, and environmental protection, and shall conform to the following development standards.

a. Open Space. Any portion of a development site which is adjacent to a water course area, within a floodway, contains slopes greater than thirty (30%) percent, or exhibits significant environmental, archaeological or historically sensitive areas, shall remain in open space.

b. Grading Standards.

1. All disturbed slopes shall be graded so that they are contoured to blend with the natural slopes remaining on and around the site.

2. All cut and fill slopes shall be graded so that they are contoured to resemble the natural topography. Exposed slopes shall be stabilized with vegetation.

3. Cut and fill activity shall not extend into natural water courses or constructed channels. Excavated materials shall not be stored in water channels.

c. Erosion Control. Water borne sediment shall be retained on site by means of sediment basins.

d. Drainage. A drainage plan shall be designed to detain or retain as much storm water run-off on site as possible in order to prevent down stream flooding and sedimentation of local water courses.

e. Waste Water Disposal. Any project which uses waste water disposal system other than an on-site system, such as septic tank and leach lines, shall be required to annex to or be served by a public entity which provides waste water disposal.

f. Fire Protection.

1. Water supply for fire protection purposes shall be available in sufficient quantity and pressure to serve the project.

2. House numbers shall be clearly visible from the street.

3. Sufficient clearance of flammable vegetation around buildings shall be provided and maintained.

4. Fuel breaks and greenbelts shall be utilized to protect both developed areas and adjacent undeveloped areas.

5. Applicants shall be encouraged to take maximum advantage of planned or existing parks, golf courses, tennis courts and other recreational areas to provide a buffer zone between developed areas and non-developed areas.

6. All streets shall be designed to provide for safe evacuation of residents and adequate access to fire and other emergency equipment.

7. All bridges proposed for vehicular access shall be designed for a minimum load limit of at least forty thousand (40,000) pounds. (Ord. #04-87, § 2.509; Ord. #16-89)