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This section establishes requirements that a subdivider shall fulfill as a condition of approval of a parcel map. Whenever this section provides that a subdivider shall agree to improve or agree to install an improvement the subdivider shall be required to enter into a written agreement with the County to perform the improvement or installation. No parcel map for a minor subdivision shall be approved until the subdivider:
(a) Improves or agrees to improve all rights-of-way which the subdivider offered for dedication for road purposes which the County accepted. The improvements shall be completed in accordance with San Diego County Standards.
(b) Installs or agrees to install all other required improvements and facilities in accordance with the requirements in section 81.404 except that the subdivider:
(1) Shall install or agree to install fire hydrants as provided in subsection (c).
(2) Shall install or agree to install street lighting as provided in subsection (f).
(3) Shall not be required to convert existing overhead utilities to underground utilities where no public road improvements are required. If new utility service to an on-site building is required, however, utility service shall be installed underground.
(c) Installs or agrees to install fire hydrants with an adequate water supply.
(1) In commercial and industrial zones fire hydrants shall have two, two and one-half inch ports and one, four-inch port with a six-inch barrel.
(2) In all other zones, fire hydrants shall have one, two and one-half inch port and one, four-inch port.
(3) The hydrants shall be installed at intervals not to exceed distances provided in subsections (4) and (5) below. The distance between hydrants shall be measured along a road which is traversable by mechanized fire fighting apparatus. The decision making body may waive or modify these requirements upon recommendation by the chief of the local fire district, or if there is no local fire district, by recommendation by the County fire official.
(4) In zones other than industrial, commercial and multi-family, fire hydrants shall be installed at the following intervals:
(A) Parcels two and one-half acres and larger: every 1,000 feet.
(B) Parcels at least one-half acre but less than two and one-half acres: every 500 feet.
(C) Parcels less than one-half acre: every 350 feet.
(5) In multi-family, commercial and industrial zones, fire hydrants shall be installed every 300 feet regardless of parcel size.
(d) Provides proof that the serving public water district will serve each lot in the subdivision with potable public water or a certification from the Director DEHQ that there is an adequate potable well water supply available to each lot.
(e) Extends to the land to be subdivided, public water supply facilities adequate to serve the subdivision when the project is located within a water district or the district's adopted sphere of influence and either: (1) the main lines of the existing public potable water supply are located within 500 feet of the subdivision boundary or (2) the subdivider has proposed the use of a public water supply to serve the subdivision.
(f) Installs or agrees to install street lighting, pursuant to San Diego County Standards, except that street lighting shall only be required when the Director DPW determines it is necessary for traffic safety.
(g) Provides proof that the serving public sewer district will serve each lot or parcel with public sewer.
(h) Grades and improves or agrees to grade and improve, all land dedicated or to be dedicated for trails or pathways including land previously dedicated for a road which includes sufficient right-of-way for a pathway. Trail improvements shall be made in accordance with the trail standards specified in the section 7, "Design and Construction Guidelines," in the Community Trails Master Plan for the type of trail to be constructed. Pathway improvements shall be made in accordance with standards for pathways in the San Diego County Public Road Standards.
(Amended by Ord. No. 4799 (N.S.), effective 1-13-77; amended by Ord. No. 5406 (N.S.), effective 3-22-79, operative 3-23-79; amended by Ord. No. 5758 (N.S.), effective 6-12-80; amended by Ord. No. 5963 (N.S.), effective 2-5-81; amended by Ord. No. 6016 (N.S.), effective 5-7-81; amended by Ord. No. 6710 (N.S.), effective 2-3-84; amended by Ord. No. 8477 (N.S.), adopted 11-8-94, operative 1-1-95; amended by Ord. No. 8690 (N.S.), effective 7-5-96; amended by Ord. No. 9063 (N.S.), effective 8-13-99; amended by Ord. No. 9701 (N.S.), effective 3-4-05; amended by Ord. No. 9841 (N.S.), effective 4-20-07; amended by Ord. No. 10037 (N.S.), effective 3-26-10; amended by Ord. No. 10709 (N.S.), effective 1-15-21)