§ 87.06.050  Subdivision Improvement Requirements.
   (a)   Bicycle/Walking Paths and Hiking/Equestrian Trails.  Depending on the circumstances surrounding a specific project, the County may require, as a condition of approval, the subdivider to construct bicycle/walking paths and/or hiking/equestrian trails within an approved subdivision as determined by the review authority. In the event the review authority determines that path or trail construction within a subdivision would be infeasible or constitute unsound engineering, the review authority may grant the subdivider the option to pay into a fund, dedicated for these uses, the amount per foot, as determined by the review authority.
   (b)   Bridges and Major Thoroughfares.  The County may assess and collect fees as a condition of issuing a Building Permit for the purpose of defraying the actual or estimated costs of constructing bridges or major thoroughfares in compliance with Map Act § 66484, after the County has established a master plan for bridge crossings and major thoroughfares by ordinance.
   (c)   Fire Hydrants.  The subdivider shall install fire hydrants, with their associated underground water pipes, of sizes and locations as required and approved by the Fire Department.
   (d)   Monuments.  The subdivider shall install monuments in compliance with the requirements of the County Surveyor, and Map Act Chapter 4, Article 9.
   (e)   Private Facilities - Maintenance.  A subdivision with common area or private streets shall have conditions, covenants, and restrictions (CC&Rs) approved by the County to provide for the maintenance of the common areas and/or private streets, and establish standards for maintenance.
   (f)   Public Utilities.  Each approved parcel shall be provided connections to public utilities, including electricity, gas, water, sewer, and telecommunications services, which shall be installed as part of the subdivision improvements as provided by this Section.
      (1)   Underground Utilities Required.  Utility lines, including electric, telephone, communications, and street lighting, within or directly serving each subdivision, shall be placed underground. The subdivider is responsible for complying with the requirements of this Subdivision without expense to the County, and shall make necessary arrangements with the utility company for the installation of the facilities. Appurtenances and associated equipment (e.g., boxes and meter cabinets) and concealed ducts in an underground system may be placed above ground. Waiver of the requirements for underground utilities shall be made through the Public Utilities Commission. This Subdivision shall not apply to existing utility or common carrier routes in use at the time the subdivision is completed which do not provide service to the area subdivided. Aerial routes still in existence at the time the subdivision is completed may be reinforced from time to time as conditions dictate; however, all provisions of this Subdivision shall be subject to the requirements of any underground district created in compliance with County Code § 67.0101 in existence before the subdivision of the land or created after subdivision.
      (2)   Location of Allowed Overhead Lines.  Where allowed, overhead utility lines shall be located at the rear of parcels where practical, and along the sides of parcels where necessary.
      (3)   Cable Television Systems.  If a local cable television system is available to serve the project, any subdivision for which a Tentative Map is required, or a Parcel Map for which a Tentative Map was not required, shall be designed to provide the appropriate cable television system an opportunity to construct, install, and maintain on land as reserved for cable television service or by separate instrument, any equipment necessary to extend cable television services to each residential parcel in the subdivision.
         (A)   APPROPRIATE CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEM, as used in this Subdivision, means those franchised or licensed to serve the geographical area in which the subdivision is located.
         (B)   This Subdivision shall not apply to the conversion of existing dwelling units to condominiums, community apartments, or stock cooperatives.
      (4)   Reimbursement for Relocation or Replacement.  Whenever the County imposes as a condition of its approval of a Tentative Map or a Parcel Map a requirement that necessitates replacing, undergrounding, or permanently or temporarily relocating existing facilities of a telephone corporation or cable television system, common carrier, or other public utility, the developer or subdivider shall reimburse the appropriate facility provider for all costs for the replacement, undergrounding, or relocation. All of these costs shall be billed after they are incurred, and shall include a credit for any required advance payments and for the salvage value of any facilities replaced. Under no circumstances shall the telephone corporation or cable television system be reimbursed for costs incurred in excess of the cost to replace the facilities with substantially similar facilities.
      (5)   Public Services and Facilities Fees.  The fee requirements of Division 5 of this Development Code shall be imposed as conditions of all map approvals, including Parcel Maps.
   (g)   Railroad Crossings.  A proposed subdivision shall be designed to provide for railroad crossings necessary to provide access to or circulation within the proposed subdivision, including the preparation of all documents necessary for application to the California Public Utilities Commission for the establishment and improvement of the crossings.
      (1)   The subdivider shall deposit with the County Clerk, in cash, the estimated costs to be incurred by the County in pursuing, or assisting in the applicant’s pursuit of an application for railroad crossings before the Public Utilities Commission.
      (2)   Upon termination of the proceedings before the Public Utilities Commission, an accounting of the deposit will be made and an additional charge or refund will be made to the subdivider.
   (h)   Sewage Disposal.  Each parcel within an approved subdivision shall be provided an approved on-site sewage disposal system before final building inspection, or connection to an approved community sewage collection, treatment, and disposal system, in compliance with the County’s infrastructure standards and specifications. The subdivider shall also pay any required connection fee(s).
      (1)   Subsurface sewage disposal systems shall be located as far as practical from a perennial or intermittent stream in compliance with County Code Division 3, Article 5, §§ 33.0505 and 33.0506, and the requirements of the Division of Environmental Health Services and the Regional Water Quality Control Board.
      (2)   When a soils or a geologic hazards report for a subdivision is prepared (either at the developer’s volition or as a requirement of any governmental agency), it shall include findings and recommendations concerning probable adverse effects of the hazards to the integrity of water supply and sewage disposal facilities and structures.
   (i)   Street Lighting.  Each proposed subdivision shall provide street lighting facilities designed and constructed in compliance with the County’s infrastructure standards and specifications.
   (j)   Street Signs and Street Names.
      (1)   Street Names.  All public and private streets within a proposed subdivision shall be named by the Board or the Director of Public Works. The duplication of an existing street name within the same area shall not be allowed in a new subdivision unless the street is an obvious extension of an existing street.
      (2)   Street Signs.  The subdivider shall provide a minimum of two street name signs at each street intersection; with the signs located on the diagonally opposite sides of the intersection. The subdivider shall provide one street name sign at each “T” intersection. All street signs shall be made in compliance with the San Bernardino County Public Works Standards and Specification Manual per specifications 303, 303a, and 303b.
   (k)   Storm Drainage.  Storm water runoff from the subdivision shall be collected and conveyed by an approved storm drain system.
      (1)   A subdivision that lies in the path of existing watercourses or overflows from existing watercourses, or natural drainage from upstream properties, shall not be approved unless adequate dedicated rights-of-way or improvements are provided as deemed satisfactory by the Director of Public Works.
      (2)   When the Director of Public Works determines that a subdivision may cause an unnatural increase or concentration of surface waters onto downstream property, the subdivision shall not be approved unless drainage outlets are provided that will be adequate to render the County and the County Flood Control District harmless from any damages caused by the increase or concentration of water.
      (3)   The location, type, and size of watercourses or drainage works, and all drainage of streets and other drainage works between streets, shall comply with the San Bernardino County Public Works Standards and Specifications Manual or as required by the Director of Public Works.
      (4)   When the Director of Public Works determines that drainage rights-of-way are necessary, the subdivider shall offer to dedicate upon the Tentative, Parcel, or Final Map of the subdivision the necessary rights-of-way for the drainage facilities.
      (5)   Where dedication is offered or granted for Flood Control District rights-of-way, the rights-of-way shall be shown as parcels lettered alphabetically on the Tentative, Parcel, or Final Map. The offer of dedication or grant shall be made by an appropriate statement on the title sheet of the Final Map.
   (l)   Water Supply.  Each approved parcel shall be served by an approved well or community water system, and shall be designed and constructed to accommodate both domestic and fire flows, together with necessary fire hydrants to serve each parcel proposed to be created.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007)