320A.07  EASEMENTS.
   Future access to floodplains, flood control facilities, runoff drainage ditches and channels, runoff storage facilities, storm sewers and other drainage ways and structures, as required by the City Engineer, shall be secured by means of easements.
   (a)   The easements shall be recorded in the name of the Community and, in single-family residential developments, the homeowners association.
   (b)   Such easements shall be not less than twenty-five (25) feet in width, in addition to the width of the ditch, channel, or other facility it is to serve. Access easements of this type shall be provided on one (1) side of the flood control or storm drainage ditch, channel, or similar type facility.
   (c)   Access along the initial drainage system shall be by means of easements. Such easements shall be not less than twenty-five (25) feet in width, with a minimum ten (10) foot width on either side of the centerline.
   (d)   Access adjacent to storage facilities shall consist of a twenty-five (25) foot easement in the case of detention (dry) basins, and a twenty-five (25) foot easement with a twenty-five 25 foot level bench in the case of retention (wet) basins, measured from the top of the bank, and shall include the storage facility itself.
   (e)   Easements for the emergency flow ways shall be a minimum of twenty-five (25) feet in width, or larger if required by the City Engineer.
   (f)   Flood control or storm drainage easements containing underground facilities shall have a minimum width of twenty-five (25) feet.
   (g)   The easements shall be restricted against the planting within said easement of trees, shrubbery or plantings with woody growth characteristics, and against the construction therein of buildings, accessory buildings, fences, walls or any other obstructions to the free flow of storm water and the movement of inspectors and maintenance equipment and also restricted against the changing of final grade from that described by the grading plan.
      (Ord. 2011-4.  Passed 1-3-11.)