A partial listing of exemptions to the prohibition on the cutting of woody vegetation are as follows:
For structures, most routine repair or maintenance activities do not require a permit from the Riverway Board as long as the activity will not result in the structure being larger in size or more visible from the river. Also, most small structures (e.g.; birdhouses, doghouses, bird feeders, etc.) do not require a permit. However, the Riverway Board encourages landowners to contact the office prior to beginning the repair or maintenance activity to insure a permit is not required.
Agricultural activities are also exempt from most of the Riverway regulations. The construction of buildings used exclusively for agricultural use (e.g.; barns, silos, chicken coops, etc.) are not subject to the Riverway regulations. Also, the cutting of woody vegetation to maintain a fence row or pasture does not require a Riverway permit.