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A. An irrigation system plan shall be submitted as part of a building permit. The plan shall incorporate WaterSense (an EPA program) best management practices, such as including a weather-based irrigation controller with rain sensors and automatic shut-off valves during rain events. The plan shall also include an estimated shut-off date after the landscaping has been established to be inscribed in the irrigation system control panel.

B. The developer and subsequent owners shall be responsible for maintaining the landscaping as shown on the approved plan. Maintenance shall include regular irrigation, weeding, fertilizing and pruning. This includes landscaping in a public right-of-way.

C. Dead plants shall be replaced within one hundred eighty (180) days of discovery or by the next planting season during the two (2) year period after issuance of a certificate of occupancy or final approval of a project.

D. Areas left in their natural state must be monitored on a regular basis and any trash and debris removed immediately. (Renumbered by Resolution #1599, effective 5/10/19; Renumbered by Ordinance #396, effective 5/10/19; prior code §  9-5. Formerly 9-050)