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The following requirements pertaining to utilities and other improvements shall be incorporated into project design and implemented by the developer:
A. Permanent monuments shall be furnished, accurately established, and set by the developer at such points as are necessary to definitely establish all lines of the project, except those defining individual lots.
B. City approved streetlights shall be installed at all street intersections, school or pedestrian crossings and on public streets at intervals and locations specified by the City Engineer.
C. The developer shall install all required street signs to City specifications.
D. The developer shall provide and/or preserve appropriate rights-of-way for existing secondary water lines and irrigation water pipes or facilities through the development to ensure delivery of existing secondary water and irrigation water to properties adjacent to and within the development.
E. All utilities, including cable TV conduits, shall be provided through underground service in properly recorded easements or rights-of-way. All existing aboveground utility lines which are within the boundary of the project or are on adjoining collector streets which are to be widened with the development shall be buried within appropriate easements. Utility lines in projects which the City Engineer determines should be buried with future road reconstruction or widening shall pay a cash escrow equal to the current cost of burying the lines. All underground utilities specified in this section shall be installed prior to the installation of road base, surfacing and sidewalks. Underground utilities shall be installed only after streets have been rough graded to a line and grade approved by the City Engineer. All underground utilities shall be sleeved.
F. A culinary water supply, which must be approved by the City Engineer, shall be available to each lot or parcel in the development and shall be provided in conformance with the standards, rules and regulations of the City and requirements of the City Engineer. Where an approved public water supply is available, the City shall cause to be installed, at the developer's expense, water mains, valves, pressure reducing valves and service laterals to each lot or parcel within the development.
G. Fire hydrants shall be installed by the developer at locations approved by the City Engineer and the Fire Department. Hydrants located within two hundred feet (200') of any building site in the development shall be charged with water and must be operable before a building permit may be issued. Fire hydrant spacing shall not exceed five hundred feet (500') in residential developments and four hundred feet (400') in commercial developments.
H. The developer shall install a functioning public sanitary sewer and provide sewer mains and extend laterals from the sewer main to each lot or parcel in the development.
I. Secondary water systems for the purpose of irrigation shall be installed to each lot or parcel in the development as indicated in the City's master plan. Construction of secondary water facilities shall be subject to the approval of the City Engineer. The lines shall meet City secondary water line standards and specifications. "As built" drawings shall be turned over and/or submitted to the City. Valves shall be located sufficiently for adequate control of service areas, as approved by the City Engineer. The developer will be required to construct all required "off site" facilities as required by the City Engineer and the City. The size of service connections allowed will be determined by the City Engineer and approved as part of the construction plans. Two (2) lots may be served by a common service line, divided, where desirable.
J. Subsurface water drains shall be installed by the developer as required by the City. All plans for such subsurface drains proposed by the developer shall be reviewed and approved by the City Engineer. All such subsurface drains shall meet the minimum requirements for design and construction of the City. Upon final inspection and approval by the City Engineer of such subsurface water drainage system, the owner shall thereafter maintain the system. The City shall not be responsible for maintenance or failure of subsurface drains nor for damage resulting from inadequate, clogged or defective drains. The owner may contract with other persons or entities to provide for maintenance of the system and may provide for assessment of an annual fee on all property located within the development. The owner may cause to be recorded protective covenants providing for mandatory assessment and payment of fees for each lot or parcel located within the development, which covenants shall run with the land and be binding upon all successors in interest and assigns of the owner. The maintenance assessments may constitute a lien on each lot or parcel located within the development and may be enforced in accordance with the terms of any applicable subsurface water drain maintenance agreement and the protective covenants referred to herein.
K. Utility easements shall be provided within the development as required for public utility purposes. All lots and parcels shall have front yard easements of at least ten feet (10') and, as required by the City Engineer, rear and side yard easements of at least seven feet (7'). Additional easements, or increased width of easements, may be required as necessary to provide for adequate utility service and/or drainage within the development and adjoining parcels. Construction of buildings may be allowed within utility easements, provided all required yard setbacks are met and approval is received from all public utilities, also including telephone, power, gas, cable television, sewer, and the City. Such approval shall be in writing and on utility company letterhead. The property owner shall be responsible to remove and/or replace any improvements located within a utility easement should removal of such be required for use of the easement. (Ord. 2007-01, 1-16-2007)