Meeting on Sedimentation and Erosion Control Plan requirements with NCG01 Permit - Friday, August 23rd.
Due to continued confusion and frustration revolving around the new permitting process for local sedimentation and erosion control permits along with the state NCG01 permit, we have scheduled a meeting at the HBA with representatives from Wake County and the State.
The meeting will be on Friday, August 23rd at 9:30 a.m. at the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County office located at 5580 Centerview Drive, Raleigh.
The agenda is as follows:
That's right! Believe it or not, Raleigh has kicked off an Infill Residential Development Study. I'd love to say they are responding to our concerns of how out of whack everything has become with the onslaught of text changes over the last few years, but sadly I believe the impetus for this study is yet to look at additional ways to preserve the "character of the neighborhood". That is EXACTLY why we need to have all the voice we possibly can at the table while this discussion takes place. The City has kicked off things with a survey where they are collecting information.
PLEASE take the time to complete this survey to make sure our industry's voice is heard. The survey can be found here:
The HBA of Raleigh-Wake County has been working with the Town of Wake Forest while they update their sign ordinance. We offered many comments and suggestions to try and make it easier for our members to market their neighborhoods and provide way-finding signs while still staying out of the public right of way, as desired by the Town. This item was heard recently at the Town's joint public hearing and is now coming before the Commission at their Tuesday, August 20th meeting which starts at 7:00 p.m. at 301 S. Brooks Street, Wake Forest. Please click here for digital access to the agenda. It is Item 7.G.
The City of Raleigh has a text change that will be discussed soon in the Text Change Subcommittee of the Planning Committee. This text change, TC-4-19, looks to add a requirement that if a builder/developer gets a notice of violation (NOV) for sedimentation and erosion control, then they will be required to submit a sedimentation and erosion control plan on any permit pulled for the next 2 years, for lots under 12,000 square feet that do not currently require them. This could means thousands of additional dollars given the SEC Plan permit fee, added time and engineering costs.
We believe, and spoke at the Planning Commission meeting, that the punishment does not properly match the offense and have asked for more discussion and consideration on the topic. Please let me know if you would like to be involved in this issue. I will be notifying builder members when this item has been calendared with the Text Change Committee. Click here for more information on TC-4-19.