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A right-of-way is a strip of land reserved or dedicated for use or future use as a public way. In addition to the roadway, a right-of-way area normally incorporates the curbs, lawn strips, sidewalks, lighting, natural gas, water and sewer lines, drainage facilities, and may include special features (required by the topography or treatment) such as grade separation, landscaped areas, viaducts, and bridges.
(a) Unimproved Right-of-Way. Where a right-of-way has been dedicated to the City's use and control and is not improved in accordance with City street design and construction standards, such as in those instances where a street reservation is platted to accommodate future development, but the area dedicated for public use is not improved for road purposes, the City's acceptance of dedication of such an unimproved right-of-way shall not provide for or imply responsibility for construction, repair, replacement, maintenance, including but not limited to: snow or ice removal, dust control, drainage, mowing, tree trimming, etc., of any non-improved right-of-way by any government body until it has been improved, inspected and accepted by ordinance through Council action. However, such area shall remain available for future public use at the discretion of the City unless and until the area is explicitly abandoned by affirmative legislative.
(b) Right-of-Way Line. The property limit line of any publicly owned land or easement encompassing a street, alley or right-of-way.
(Ord. 44-2005. Passed 6-27-05.)