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In lieu of filing a surety bond the subdivider or developer may secure and place on deposit with the city an irrevocable letter of credit or comparable instrument from a title company, banking institution or similar financial institution, stating that money will be held in escrow until all offsite improvements have been completed to the city's satisfaction. Such letter of credit or financial instrument shall be drawn in favor of the city for the entire cost of improvements for water mains, paving, sanitary sewers, storm sewers and other drainage facilities as estimated by the subdividers registered professional engineer and approved by the City Engineer. The Building Inspection Department, a division of the Community Development Department shall issue no building permit until the contractor submits offsite improvement plans for the project, conforming to the city standards, specifications and requirements. Upon completion of the public improvements the "as built" drawings shall be supplied by the developers design engineer to the city.
(Ord. 1573, passed 11-13-07)