If the council had not passed the laws by Tuesday, Jan. 8, the city could have faced an audit or fines, said City Engineer Paul Male.
The law addresses erosion and sediment control resulting from land development and construction activity and stipulates that any non-residential construction project in the city on a property larger than .1 acre will be required to file extensive storm water pollution prevention plans, and residential projects larger than .1 acre will be required to file basic plans.
Larger projects, residential and non-residential, will also have to file extensive plans.
The city will have the ability to amend the laws at a later date, but will not be able to loosen restrictions.
The City Council also:
Set a public hearing for Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 6:55 p.m., to extend parking limits in the Saratoga Public Library parking lot.
Adjusted the employment contracts for four firefighters hired in 2007. Under contracts adopted for fire fighters starting in 2008, the four men would have been forced to take a pay cut of nearly $10,000.""