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Section 17C.200.150
 

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.200 Landscaping and Screening

Section 17C.200.150 Incentives
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  1. Property owners who retain existing trees during new construction activities on their property may be eligible for additional reductions in their water service (for residential customers) or water meter (for commercial customers) charges based on the number of points accumulated according to Table 17C.200.150, under which each point is equal to a 1% reduction, up to a maximum point accumulation of 50 points.

Table 17C.200.150 – Tree Retention Incentives (new construction only)

For lots < 0.5 acre, if tree is:

Then points received are:

 

For lot > 0.5 acre, if tree is:

Then points received are:

 

 

 

 

 

8-15” diameter measured at 4 ½’ above the ground

10

 

8-15” diameter measured at 4 ½’ above the ground

5

16” + diameter measured at 4 ½’ above the ground

20

 

16” + diameter measured at 4 ½’ above the ground

10

Ponderosa Pine bonus

5 per additional tree

 

Ponderosa Pine bonus

5 per additional tree

To determine additional discount available on water service or water meter charges, add the number of points received from this table. Each point equals a one percent (1%) reduction to the water service or water meter charge. For example, if a property owner retains one 16” diameter tree and two Ponderosa Pines that are both 8” in diameter on a lot > 0.5 acre during new construction, that property has accumulated 30 points and therefore receives a thirty percent (30%) discount on either the water service or water meter charge for that lot.

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  1. Additional Eligibility Criteria:
  1. Applicant must show and describe tree protection zones (“TPZ”) in development plans.
  1. Applicant must maintain TPZs during the entire period of construction.
  1. Species maintained must be non-invasive species in order to qualify for the incentive created by this section.
  1. Retained tree(s) must be in fair condition or better.
  1. All eligibility determinations may be subject to site inspections, upon reasonable notice to the property owner, and may be conducted before, during, and after construction activities.
  1. Tree retention incentives as described in this section shall have a duration of one year for commercial customers and three years for residential customers.

Date Passed: Monday, December 2, 2019

Effective Date: Monday, January 20, 2020

ORD C35844 Section 10