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Jonesboro
Melissa Simas Reports

Proposed Jonesboro City Ordinance Will Help Environment

July 31, 2003 - Posted at: 9:21 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO, Ark -- Jonesboro is growing, but at what expense?

Several years ago federal regulations were put into place that require heavily populated areas to meet environmental guidelines. The city of Jonesboro is working on it, according to Jonesboro City Planner Glen Batten.

"A Land Alteration, Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance is being considered," said Batten. "The whole purpose is to keep the streams and rivers clean."

The proposed ordinance will impact developers who build subdivisions, commercial or industrial properties. Few engineers in the city have voiced concerns about it so far.

"It doesn't really impose a lot of extra requirements on them, but it does make sure that once a site is grated, and it's going to be left as a grated site for any period of time then the developer has to stabilize the land," said Batten.

If the proposal is passed, it will require developers to receive approval of a Land Alteration Erosion and Sedimentation Plan from the city engineer, and other city departments.

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