Before approval will be given upon any final plat for record, the following improvements must be installed in the subdivision shown on such plat:
   (a)   Water mains must be installed, together with all necessary appurtenances, such as hydrant valves and curb connections, at each lot within the subdivision, all meeting the approval of the Cleveland Water Department and the City Engineer.
   (b)   Storm sewers, together with all necessary appurtenances and curb connections, for each lot in such subdivision shall be designed and installed in accordance with minimum standards adopted therefor and provide adequate storm water facilities for the drainage of the streets, the lot fronting thereon, and the natural drainage intercepted by such street.
   (c)   Sanitary sewers, together with all necessary appurtenances and curb connections, for each lot in such subdivision shall be designed and installed in accordance with the minimum standards adopted therefor. Where Municipal sanitary sewer facilities are not available and accessible, the developer may construct and install on-lot sewage treatment systems, provided such systems are approved by the Health Department and/or the Ohio EPA. The approval by the City Engineer and his or her decision deeming the sewers necessary shall be based upon a determination of the adequacy of the proposed facilities relative to the natural contours and topography of the area, the proposed population density of the subdivision and the effect of the facilities upon abutting and adjacent properties and upon the public health, safety and welfare of the entire Municipality. In accordance with Section 1045.28 of the North Royalton Codified Ordinances, all sanitary sewage shall be conveyed to City Treatment Facilities unless otherwise authorized by Council.
   (d)   All sewers, excluding house laterals, must be installed in dedicated streets or in easements granted to the Municipality, in legal form satisfactory to the City Law Director; have proper size, slope and material type as approved by the City Engineer; serve all accessible lots and lands in the subdivision; and go to the boundaries of the subdivision.
   (e)   All required basins, whether retention or detention, shall be constructed upon separately developed and individually designated permanent parcels allocated solely for that purpose and none other, owned by the homeowners' association in perpetuity as common property, maintained by the homeowners' association as required by law, accessible by proximity to a publicly designated right- of-way or having a clearly defined and recorded easement in favor of the homeowners' association and the City for access thereto for maintenance; the declaration and bylaws shall fully incorporate these provisions which shall be held inviolate and run with the land and bind the homeowners' association as a formal condition of municipal approval. The top of bank of each required basin shall be set back from the property line a minimum of twelve inches to allow for maintenance access.
   (f)   In all developments involving parcels designated for single family style occupancy, R1-A and R1-B, a storm water catch basin and corresponding storm lateral SHALL be installed in an appropriate location in the yard of the lot for the express purpose of draining storm water from that lot; all declarations and bylaws created for any such development shall clearly indicate that the burden for the maintenance of such catch basin and lateral is the sole responsibility of the owner of the lot enforceable by the homeowners' association; in the event of the failure of the homeowners' association to enforce said provisions, the City may bring an action to enforce these provisions. All costs incurred including attorney fees shall be borne by the offending property owner and the court is authorized to assess these costs to the property owner and in favor of the City in the event that the owner is found to have failed to maintain the facility as required herein,
   (g)   Sidewalks shall be at least four feet in width along local streets, five feet along local collector streets, and six feet along collector and major arterial streets. Pavement thickness shall be four inches of concrete and not less than six inches across driveways.
   (h)   Streets shall be improved as follows:
      (1)   Pavement widths and roadway pavements for major and secondary thoroughfares, minor streets and marginal access streets shall be as required by the City Engineer and stipulated in the Zoning Code.
      (2)   Grading and centerline gradients shall be as per plans and profiles approved by the City Engineer.
      (3)   Curbs and gutters shall be provided in accordance with details and specifications prescribed by the City Engineer.
(Ord. 1970-232. Passed 9-15-71; Ord. 98-114. Passed 9-1-98; Ord. 05-183. Passed 11-8-06; Ord. 22-47. Passed 3-15-22.)