§ 157.052  UTILITIES.
   (A)   Location. All utility lines, including but not limited to gas, electric power, telephone and CATV cables shall be located under ground throughout the subdivision. Wherever existing lines are located above ground, except on public roads and rights-of-ways, they shall be removed and placed under ground. All utility lines and other facilities existing and proposed throughout the subdivision shall be shown on the preliminary plat or sketch plan in the case of a minor subdivision. Underground service connections to the street property line of each platted lot shall be installed at the subdivider’s expense. At the discretion of the Plan Commission, the requirement for service connections to each lot may be waived in the case of adjoining lots to be retained in single ownership intended to be developed for the same primary use.
   (B)   Easements.
      (1)   Easements centered on rear lot lines shall be provided for utilities (private and municipal). Such easements shall be at least 20 feet wide. In the event that there are two adjoining lots subject to the application of this chapter at the time of approval of the plat, ten feet may be allocated to each adjoining lot, so long at that aggregate easement of the combined individual lot easements meets the total requirements of this chapter. Proper coordination shall be established between the subdivider and the applicable utility companies for the coordination of utility easements with those established in adjoining properties.
      (2)   Where topographical or other conditions are such as to make impractical the inclusions of utilities within the rear lot lines, perpetual unobstructed easements at least 20 feet in width shall be provided along side lot lines with satisfactory access to the road or rear lot lines. In the event that there are two adjoining lots subject to the application of this chapter at the time of approval of the plat, ten feet may be allocated to each adjoining lot, so long at that aggregate easement of the combined individual lot easements meets the total requirements of this chapter.
      (3)   All easements shall be indicated “On preliminary and final plats.”
(Ord. 2011-07, passed  - - )