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(1) The provisions of this chapter shall be applicable to all uses or future uses located within residential, commercial, and industrial zones, and property located outside the public right-of-way, including but not limited to parcels, tracts, and easements owned by public agencies such as parks and stormwater ponds. This chapter is not applicable to the removal of trees that do not meet the definition of a significant tree unless otherwise specified herein.

(2) When any other chapter of the Covington Municipal Code conflicts with this chapter or when the provisions of this chapter are in conflict, the provision that provides more protection to the environment, critical area or shoreline judication shall apply, unless the provision conflicts with Federal or State laws or regulations. Provided, in the event of a conflict between the definitions set forth in this chapter and the definitions set forth in Chapter 18.20 CMC, the definitions in this chapter shall prevail.

(3) If there is any conflict between this chapter and Chapter 16.05 or 18.65 CMC requirements the most restrictive applies. Should a conflict occur between the provisions of this chapter or between this chapter and the laws, regulations, codes, or rules promulgated by any other authority having jurisdiction within the City, the requirement which most supports the provisions of Chapter 18.65 or 16.05 CMC shall be applied, except when constrained by Federal or State law, or where specifically provided otherwise. (Ord. 02-21 § 2 (Exh. A); Ord. 05-20 § 2 (Exh. A); Ord. 04-08 § 2)