1115.12  APPROVALS BY THE CITY ENGINEER.
   (a)   The City Engineer shall review applications for the following uses and approve, approve with modifications, or deny such applications in accordance with the Requirements and Standards for the particular use, as outlined in this UDO:
      (1)   Floodplain Development Permits;
      (2)   Landscaping Plans; and
      (3)   Stormwater Plans.
   (b)   Floodplain Development Permits: A Floodplain Development Permit shall be obtained before construction begins on any parcel(s) or lot(s) within the Floodplain Overlay District. Applications for Floodplain Development Permits shall be reviewed and approved by the City Engineer, acting as Floodplain Administrator.
      (1)   Submittal Requirements:
         A.   General Submittal Requirements: The following general requirements shall apply:
            1.   Each request for a Floodplain Development Permit shall include an application form, provided by the City, with the submittal;
            2.   The City Engineer, or the TRC, as appropriate, shall make determination as to completeness, and only complete applications shall be processed by the City;
            3.   The City Engineer or the Building Official may request additional supporting information that in his professional judgment is necessary to fully explain the applicant’s proposal. The applicant shall supply the requested additional information;
            4.   Legal Description of property or portion thereof;
            5.   Payment of the application fee as established by Section 1105.09; and
            6.   The name(s), address(s), and telephone numbers of the applicant(s), and the property owner(s) if other than the applicant(s) with a notarized letter of authorization from the property owner.
         B.   Specific Submittal Requirements: The applicant shall submit all information required by Section 1109.02, including the required Site Plan.
      (2)   Standards of Approval: The application for a Floodplain Development Permit shall be reviewed and approved or denied in accordance with Section 1109.02.  Appeals from the decision of the Floodplain Administrator, and variances from the Floodplain Overlay District regulations and standards shall be applied for in accordance with Section 1109.02(d).
   (c)   Landscaping Plans:  Landscape Plans shall be reviewed and approved by the City Engineer.
      (1)   General Submittal Requirements: The following general requirements shall apply:
         A.   Each Landscaping Plan submittal shall include an application form, provided by the City, with the submittal;
         B.   Only complete applications shall be processed by the City. The City Engineer, or the TRC, as appropriate, shall make determination as to completeness;
         C.   The City Engineer or the Building Official may request additional supporting information that in his professional judgment is necessary to fully explain the applicant’s proposal. The applicant shall supply the requested additional information;
         D.   Legal Description of property or portion thereof;
         E.   Payment of the application fee as established by Section 1105.09; and
         F.   The name(s), address(s), and telephone numbers of the applicant(s), and the property owner(s) if other than the applicant(s) with a notarized letter of authorization from the property owner.
         Specific Submittal Requirements:
      (2)   Major Landscape Plan: A Major Landscape Plan, prepared by a landscaping architect, shall be submitted with Major Site Plans and PUD and PRCD Development Plans.  Proposed landscape treatment shall be indicated on the Major Landscape Plan and shall not be shown on any separately required Major Site Plan. Each Major Landscape Plan shall be drawn to scale, show the placement of individual plants and include the following information:
         A.   Project name and address;
         B.   Project owner’s name, address and telephone number;
         C.   Name, address and telephone number of landscape architect;
         D.   Distance from the property to nearest intersecting street;
         E.   Signature panel for the Building Official;
         F.   North arrow, scale (1”=20’ preferred, no scale smaller than 1”=40’), date and/or date of revisions;
         G.   A notation stating, “This landscape plan has been reviewed and approved by the owner/responsible agent who understands that any changes, substitutions, or deletions may require review and approval by the responsible reviewing authority;”
         H.   The species (common name and botanical name), location and crown spread to scale of all trees existing on the site prior to construction with a caliper of six inches or greater at common breast height. An indication of which trees are to be retained and which are to be removed, including a plan for how those to be retained will be preserved;
         I.   Existing and proposed buildings and accessory structures to include existing and proposed signs;
         J.   Zoning District boundaries and zoning designations of the site and adjacent properties;
         K.   Parking and loading spaces showing all required wheel stops, curbs, driveways, landscape screening, parking lot landscaping, and sidewalks or other pedestrian paths;
         L.   All sight triangles;
         M.   Location, width and names of all existing/proposed streets and watercourses;
         N.   All easements (provide dimensions and purpose);
         O.   Location of all existing and proposed utilities, both overhead and underground;
         P.   Principal buildings, streets (public and private), right-of-way lines and property lines;
         Q.   Location and type of trash disposal and details of screening;
         R.   Location, height, type and material of all fences, walls, screen planting and landscaping details of all buildings and grounds. Show each individual plant on the plan;
         S.   Location of all ground mounted heating, ventilating and cooling equipment;
         T.   Location of all transformers;
         U.   Square footage measurements of the total site, building, parking and hard surface areas, and landscape areas. Show percentage of landscape area for the total project. For parking spaces, show percentage of interior landscape area;
         V.   Dimensions and distances of required landscape strips;
         W.   Landscape notes indicating the following: All landscaping materials shall meet the minimum specifications and standards described in the “American Standard for Nursery Stock,” 1986 or as may be amended, published by the American Association of Nurserymen, 1250 I Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20005; and
         X.   Grading plan, including mounding, and topographical lines at one- foot intervals.
      (3)   Minor Landscape Plan: A Minor Landscape Plan, prepared by a landscape architect, shall be submitted with a Minor Site Plan. Proposed landscape treatment shall be indicated on the Minor Landscape Plan and shall not be shown on any separately required Minor Site Plan. Each Minor Landscape Plan shall be drawn to scale, show the placement of individual plants and include the following information:
         A.   Project name and address;
         B.   Project owner’s name, address and telephone number;
         C.   Name, address and telephone number of landscape architect;
         D.   An indication of which trees are to be retained and which are to be removed, including a description of how those to be retained will be preserved;
         E.   Existing and proposed buildings and accessory structures to include existing and proposed signs;
         F.   Parking and loading spaces showing all required wheel stops, curbs, driveways, landscape screening, parking lot landscaping, and sidewalks or other pedestrian paths;
         G.   All site triangles;
         H.   Location of all existing and proposed utilities, both overhead and underground, and easements;
         I.   Principal buildings, streets (public and private), right-of-way lines and property lines;
         J.   Location and type of trash disposal and details of screening;
         K.   Location, height, type and material of all fences, walls, screen planting and landscaping of all buildings and grounds;
         L.   Location of all ground mounted heating, ventilating and cooling equipment and location of all transformers; and
         M.   Square footage measurements for the total site, building, parking and hard surface areas, and landscape areas.
      (4)   Alternative Landscape Plan: Under certain conditions, the strict application of the City’s landscaping requirements and standards, contained in Section 1111.06, may be impractical. In order to accommodate modifications to existing landscaping requirements, an Alternative Landscape Plan, and a statement of justification for the Alternative Landscape Plan, may be submitted to the City Engineer. An Alternate Landscape Plan may be submitted with a Major Landscaping Plan or a Minor Landscaping Plan. Requests for Alternative Landscape Plans will be accepted for review only when one or more of the following conditions apply:
         A.   The site involves space limitations or is an unusually shaped lot;
         B.   Topography, soil, vegetation, or other physical conditions of the lot are such that full compliance is impossible or impractical;
         C.   Public safety considerations are involved; and
         D.   Impact on the environmental quality of the lot and surrounding area will be improved with the proposed Alternative Landscape Plan.
      (5)   Standards for Approval: A Landscape Plan shall not be approved unless it meets all of the following standards:
         A.   The Landscape Plan fulfills the intent and purposes of the City’s Landscaping Requirements and Standards, as outlined in Section 1111.06;
         B.   The Landscape Plan meets the applicable requirements and standards of City’s Landscaping Requirements and Standards, as outlined in Section 1111.06; and
         C.   The public’s health, safety and welfare will not be adversely impacted by the proposal.
   (d)   Stormwater Management Plans: The City Engineer shall review stormwater management plans in conjunction with Development Construction Plans, and/or Site Plans for all uses listed in Section 1111.05 .  Review and approval of Stormwater Management Plans shall be in accordance with Section 1111.05 .
   (e)   Administrative Approvals by the City Engineer: The following outlines the procedure under which the City Engineer decides development approvals:
      (1)   Pre-application Meeting: If recommended by the City Engineer, the applicant shall meet with the City Engineer or the TRC prior to submitting an application. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the proposal and to provide feedback regarding applicable standards and requirements.
      (2)   Formal Application Submittal:  The applicant shall submit an application meeting all of the applicable requirements of the UDO.  All applications shall be submitted by the application deadline established by the City Manager.
      (3)   Review by the TRC:  Upon receipt of an application, the City Engineer may forward the application to the TRC.  The TRC shall review the application for completeness, and if the application is incomplete, shall advise the applicant of the deficiencies and inform the applicant that no further action will be taken on the application until all necessary and required information has been provided.  Upon receipt of a complete application, the TRC shall review the application and provide comments to the City Engineer.
      (4)   Action by the City Engineer:  Unless otherwise provided within this UDO, within sixty (60) working days of receipt of a complete application, the City Engineer shall render a decision. The City Engineer shall approve the application as submitted, approve the application subject to additional conditions and restrictions to which the owner has agreed, or deny an application.  His decision shall take effect immediately.  Written notice of the City Engineer’s decision, including all conditions that may be associated with the decision, shall be transmitted to the applicant no later than ten (10) days after the date the decision was rendered.  The written notice shall also include the findings of facts the Zoning and Building Official made in rendering his decision.
      (5)   Appeal: The decision by the City Engineer may be appealed to the Appeals Board, as appropriate and as provided for in this UDO.
         (Ord. 05-13.  Passed 11-7-05.)