§ 10-1-4  GENERAL INFORMATION.
   (A)   All development within the city shall comply with all requirements of the city codes, ordinances, procedures, rules, regulations, guides and manuals. Copies of these documents, with revisions, are on file in the Apache Junction City Clerk’s office. Preliminary and final design plans shall be prepared in accordance with these standards.
   (B)   All construction of public infrastructure shall be in accordance with the approved plans, the latest City of Apache Junction Engineering Standards (this Chapter), the Apache Junction Standard Details set forth in Apache Junction City Code Vol. II, Appendix 10-D to this Chapter, the current Uniform Standard Details and Uniform Standard Specifications published by the Maricopa Association of Governments (“MAG”), the Arizona Department of Transportation (“ADOT”), American Water Works Association (“AWWA”), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (“AASHTO”), American Public Works Association (“APWA”), Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) and by the city as follows:
      (1)   Conceptual site/improvement plans.
         (a)   A developer may prepare and submit a conceptual site/improvement plan for purposes of discussion with the development services department and the public works department. The Preliminary Design Review process will provide general directions, comments and requirements, which may aid the developer in the production of his or her final plans. City staff will reserve specific directions, comments and requirements at the time of formal plans submission.
         (b)   In certain cases, such as projects with access off major thoroughfares, or projects located in areas of major drainage concerns/problems, a conceptual plan may be required in order for the development services department and the public works department to assess concerns and provide recommendations.
      (2)   Horizontal and vertical control.
         (a)   The developer’s engineer shall prepare plans in conjunction with established and verified horizontal control available adjacent to the site, and with vertical datum as provided by the city.
         (b)   Benchmarks shall be clearly indicated on the cover sheet, and temporary benchmarks shall be clearly indicated on each plan/profile sheet of the improvement plans. All plans shall reference a minimum of 2 city benchmarks for horizontal control and a minimum of 1 benchmark for vertical control. Horizontal and vertical controls used for the project shall be identified on the cover sheet and shall include the basis of bearings, and the city benchmark numbers, description and latest elevation. The benchmarks shall be verified by the construction contractor during construction.
         (c)   All CAD drawings shall be referenced to a minimum of 2 known Maricopa County Department of Transportation (“MCDOT”) Geodetic Densification and Cadastral Survey (“GDACS”) control locations (section corners and/or quarter-section corners) and projected to the following national coordinate system:
            1.   Horizontal Coordinates:
               a.   North American Datum (“NAD”) 1983 High Accuracy Reference Network (“HARN”)
               b.   State Plane Arizona Central
               c.   Unit of Measure - International Feet
            2.   Vertical Coordinates (if applicable):
               a.   North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (“NAVD88")
      (3)   Right-of-way. The acquisition and dedication of new street right-of-way and/or easements (utility, drainage and the like) shall be determined and coordinated through the city. Deeds containing legal descriptions and accompanying exhibits for these rights-of-way, easements, tracts and/or parcels used to dedicate or cause to be dedicated to the city shall be prepared and sealed in accordance with the requirements of the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration and submitted to the city for approval and recordation prior to final plan approval.
      (4)   Street lights. Street lights are required on all public streets within or adjacent to the proposed development per city regulations. Plans for these facilities must be included in the overall submittal. Street lights are not required in the specially designated Rural Area.
      (5)   Utilities.
         (a)   All utility designs must be in accordance with city standards, utility company standards, the latest State and County Health Department requirements, and approved by each respective agency prior to the issuance of city permits. The developer shall:
            1.   Coordinate the plans with all of the appropriate utility companies; and
            2.   Place a “utility coordination block” on the cover sheet showing the names of the utility companies, and the date plans were submitted to each company or agency.
         (b)   Utilities for new development shall be placed underground in accordance with landscaping requirements set forth in Apache Junction City Code Vol. II, Article 1-8, Landscape Regulations.
         (c)   Existing and proposed locations must be shown on plans to reduce the possibility of conflict and damage. Correcting conflicts shall be the responsibility of the developer. All relocation costs must be borne by the developer.
         (d)   In the case of large projects where the improvements cannot be shown on 1 plan sheet, the plans must include a general Master Utility Plan for the development. This Master Utility Plan shall appear on 1 sheet and be included with the improvement plan set. The Master Utility Plan shall include proposed street light locations.
      (6)   Soils report. The developer shall provide a soils investigation report for each project. Areas of unsuitable soil and areas that have large shrink and swell potential, as well as areas of subsidence or fissures, will require special treatment during project construction. The developer’s engineer shall note these areas and special treatment requirements from the soils report on the plans. The report shall investigate soil conditions for structural thickness for all streets, percolation rates for dry wells or retention basins, building foundation allowable loads, and retaining wall allowable loads.
      (7)   Plan review.
         (a)   Once the plans for the development have been prepared, they shall be submitted to the development services department with the appropriate development and review fees. Once submitted, they will be distributed to the appropriate city departments and Fire District for their review and comment. These comments will be compiled and consolidated by the Apache Junction development services department and returned to the developer. All such comments shall be incorporated into the plans and reports by the developer for resubmittal.
         (b)   Water plans that are in the Arizona Water Company’s jurisdiction will be submitted to Arizona Water Company for its review and approval.
         (c)   Water plans that are in the Apache Junction Water District’s jurisdiction will be submitted to Apache Junction Water District for its review and approval.
         (d)   Sewer plans shall be submitted to Superstition Mountains Community Facilities District No. 1 for its review and approval.
      (8)   Plan approval.
         (a)   Final plan approval is required prior to the start of construction. Plans are considered approved when all appropriate sign-offs have been obtained.
         (b)   Plan approval is valid for 1 year from date of approval.
         (c)   If construction is not started within 1 year of the issuance of permit, the plans must be resubmitted for review and re-approval, and the appropriate fees must be re-paid. The updated plans will be subject to review under the code in force at the time of the new review.
      (9)   Construction.
         (a)   Construction permits are required for each phase of each type of construction activity within the city. Any contractor found working on a project without an official set of approved plans and permits shall discontinue work and if they do not is subject to a stop work order issued by the city engineer or City Building Official. Prior to the issuance of a permit, the developer shall provide the appropriate assurance of construction for the off-site improvements per city regulations.
         (b)   The city’s review of all NPDES submittals including NOI, NOT and SWPPP is intended as review only and does not constitute approval of the methods or plans for cleaning the stormwater and protecting the waters of the United States. The contractor is solely responsible for insuring that all requirements of the Clean Water Act are strictly enforced.
      (10)   Preliminary and final plat. Preliminary and final plat requirements, see Apache Junction City Code Vol. II, Article 10-8 of this Chapter.
   (C)   Electronic submittal requirements.
      (1)   Approval submittal:
         (a)   Final plat, subdivision and site improvement plans: CD/DVD containing complete final plat and improvement plan base file(s) in AutoCad DWG format (all X-REF files to be inserted into each DWG file) and PDF images of each plan sheet i.e. the signature set. The PDF files will be named the same as the construction plan sheets (i.e. C1.pdf, 100.pdf, and the like).
         (b)   Geospatial data: data can also be delivered in a GIS format such as a shapefile (“SHP”) or geodatabase.
      (2)   Revised plan approval submittal:
         (a)   Final plat, subdivision and site improvement plans: CD/DVD containing complete REVISED final plat and improvement plan base file(s) in AutoCad DWG format and PDF images of REVISED plan package, 8-1/2x11 minor revision sheet, etc. with approval submittal. The PDF files will be named the same as the construction plan sheets (i.e. C1.pdf, 100.pdf, and the like).
         (b)    Geospatial data: Data can also be delivered in a GIS format such as a shapefile (“SHP”) or geodatabase.
(Ord. passed  - - )