Stormwater and Driveway Permits

Dear Fellow Township Residents:             In the last few years our Township has experienced a large increase in both residential and commercial development.  In addition, a number of residents have chosen to carry out improvements to their properties.  Both of these facts indicate that we are in the midst of economic and population growth.  For this reason, the Board of Supervisors feels that it should take this opportunity to remind all of us that there are several existing local ordinances designed to manage this growth.  These ordinances require residents and others planning certain projects to obtain permits and submit documentation for the approval of the Township and other county and state authorities.  At the present time, the Township requires, among others, building permits, sewage permits, driveway permits, and stormwater management permits.  The purpose of this letter is to provide some important information on two of these existing ordinances. Clinton Township Stormwater Management Ordinance (2011)             This ordinance was approved by the Clinton Township Board of Supervisors in 2011 to implement the requirements set forth by the Butler County Stormwater Management Plan.  The county plan was developed in response to mandates originating at the federal and state governments.  The purpose of these regulations is to minimize the amount of stormwater run-off from private properties onto other properties and into public waterways.  The goal is to prevent excessive erosion and potential flooding during periods of heavy rainfall.  To accomplish this, the addition of any additional impervious surface (one in which rainfall cannot be easily absorbed) on a piece of property must be permitted and, if necessary, a stormwater management plan must...