The Aberdeen commissioners have adopted a bill that strengthens the town's control over storm-water management and sediment runoff.
The bill, passed Monday, allows Aberdeen inspectors to check on sediment control measures at construction sites.
Builders will be required to obtain a grading permit or sediment control agreement from the Aberdeen director of public works.
The commissioners also proposed at a meeting Monday a measure creating a Commercial District Management Authority to support business development in Aberdeen.
The measure will be debated at a public hearing during the commissioners' Oct. 14 meeting.
The bill would require membership by all businesses in town, supported by a mandatory $100 annual fee. The authority would be divided into two committees, concentrating on the west end and town center.