CHAPTER 19.28
PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS

Sections:

19.28.010    Installation of improvements.

19.28.020    Design, review and approval of improvements.

19.28.030    Design standards for improvements.

19.28.040    Security for completing improvements.

19.28.050    Off-site improvements and unimproved abutting streets.

19.28.060    Construction of improvements.

19.28.070    Inspection and certification.

19.28.080    Reinspection.

19.28.090    As-built drawings.

19.28.100    Maintenance of improvements.

19.28.110    Assignment of warranty.

19.28.010 Installation of improvements.

Before final approval of a plat or other development approval with required public improvements, all required public improvements shall be installed or guaranteed by surety or other method acceptable to the City as set out in Section 19.28.040. All public improvements shall be installed within two (2) years of final development approval, or such lesser time as established by the Land Use Code Administrator. (Ord 01-86 §4 (Ex B)) (Ed. Note: the reference in the Ordinance to Section 19.28.030 was corrected to Section 19.28.040 during codification.)

19.28.020 Design, review and approval of improvements.

A. All public improvements and private streets shall be designed by a Civil Engineer licensed in the state of Washington and approved by the Land Use Code Administrator. Final approval of plans for public improvements by the Land Use Code Administrator shall constitute approval to commence construction of required public improvements.

B. The Land Use Code Administrator may require changes or modifications to preliminary or approved plans. (Ord 01-86 §4 (Ex B)

19.28.030 Design standards for improvements.

All improvements shall be designed to comply with the following standards:

A. Street Design Standards.

1. Alignment. Connecting street center lines deflecting from each other at any one point more than ten degrees shall be connected by a curve the radius of which shall be approved by the Public Works Director.

2. Classification. Streets shall be classified with reference to the comprehensive plan and Official street maps.

3. Dead Ends. Streets designed to have one end closed or terminating in a cul-de-sac shall be provided at the closed end with a turnaround having a right-of-way radius of not less than fifty feet, and such streets in excess of six hundred (600) feet in length shall be avoided.

4. Grades. Gradients on collector or arterial streets of more than seven percent (7%) shall be approved by the Public Works Director.

5. Intersections. Street intersections shall be as nearly at right angles as is practicable, and street jogs having offsets of less than one hundred twenty five (125) feet between center lines shall be avoided.

6. Location. The street layout of every subdivision shall conform to any adopted comprehensive plan or circulation element thereof, and shall provide for the continuation of major streets which serve property contiguous to the subdivision. Street networks shall be such as to provide ready access for fire and other emergency vehicles to any part of the subdivision. The City Council, upon recommendation of the Hearing Examiner, may require additional access points if such are found necessary to protect the public safety.

7. Standards for Streets and Sidewalks. The minimum standards for streets and sidewalks shall be determined by the following table, unless otherwise specified by the comprehensive plan or any portion thereof.

8. Surfacing. Streets shall be paved with a minimum of three inches (3") Asphalt Concrete Pavement.

9. Subdivision Boundary Streets. A street lying along the boundary of a subdivision may be dedicated with less than the width required by this title if it is practicable to require the dedication of the remaining portion of such width when the adjoining property is subdivided. In such case there is required a reserve strip one foot wide along such street for the purpose of withholding access to the property that is not subdivided from such street until a street is constructed to the full width required. The procedure shall also apply in the case of any street which dead-ends at the boundary of a subdivision.

 

Table 19.28.030

Street and Sidewalk Standards

Class of Street

Min Right-of-Way Width (ft)

Min Curb-to Curb Width (ft)

Max Street Grade (%)

Min Sidewalk Width (ft)

Arterial Streets

60-80

60

10

5

Secondary arterials

60

50

12

5

Access Streets

60

45

12

5

Dead-end streets under 600 feet in length which cannot be extended

60

40

12

5

Turnaround at end of cul-de-sac

50 radii

45 radii

 

 

(Ed. Note: the reference to ‘local streets’ was changed to ‘access streets’ to conform to the designation of streets in Section 12.16.020; abbreviations utilized during codification)

B. Water.

1. Capacity. Water conveyance systems to be installed shall be designed for adequate flow capacity to meet fire-flow requirements as set forth by the Fire Marshall, and shall have fire hydrants placed at prescribed intervals throughout the system.

2. Materials. All water conveyance systems shall be constructed with materials specified by the Public Works Director.

C. Waste Water.

1. Capacity. Wastewater conveyance systems to be installed and connect to the City’s municipal waste water system shall be of adequate capacity to serve the proposed the development.

2. Materials. All waste water conveyance systems shall be constructed with materials specified by the Public Works Director.

D. Storm Water.

1. Technical References.

a. The terms in this subsection (D) shall be thosed used in the Stormwater Management Manual for Eastern Washington (2004), published by the Washington State Department of Ecology (the "Stormwater Management Manual").

b. The SCS Type IA 25 year 24 hour storm event shall be the standard for all stormwater analysis.

2. Design Standards.

a. All stormwater runoff up to a 25 year storm event shall be retained and disposed of on-site or disposed of in a system designed for such runoff and which does not flood or damage other properties. Stormwater systems shall include overflow provisions for runoff exceeding a 25 year storm event, and up to a 100 year storm event. Overflow shall be discharged at the discharge point from the site that existed prior to the development, or to City right of way.

b. A Stormwater Site Plan (SSP), prepared by an engineer licensed in the State of Washington which includes a site plan showing grading, drainage, and system components, along with a written technical summary, shall be included in all applications for developments which provide 5,000 square feet, or more, of new impervious surface including remodeling, reconstruction, and new construction. Gravel parking areas shall be considered impervious surfaces.

c. Developments providing 5,000 square feet, or more, of pollution generating impervious surface (PGIS), treatment shall be provided in accordance with the Stormwater Management Manual.

d. Stormwater infiltration, storage, and/or detention facilities shall be located on private property and maintained by the property owner(s). Maintenance shall ensure the facilities function properly and do not adversely affect adjacent properties, public right of way, or the City stormwater system, and may be documented in a Development Agreement.

e. Stormwater discharges during construction shall comply with the Washington State Department of Ecologys Construction Stormwater Discharge Permit. (Ord 09-268 §1; Ord 07-201 §3 (Ex C), 2007; Ord 06-174 §1; Ord 01-86 §4 (Ex B)

19.28.040 Security for completing improvements.

In lieu of completing the required improvements prior to the approval of a final plat, the City, in its discretion, may accept a bond or other security in a form approved by the City Attorney, guaranteeing the completing of required improvements, within a term certain and/or upon the City’s election, as follows:

A. The bond is legally enforceable and shall provide the City with a guarantee the improvements will be completed that is superior to all other possible claims against the subject property, including, but not limited to, and by way of example, any claim entitled to a lien under RCW Title 60, any mortgage or deed of trust, any claims of a trustee appointed under any chapter of the United States Bankruptcy Code; any claims of a receiver appointed pursuant to the laws of the state of Washington; and liens for state or federal taxes.

B. The developer shall pay all costs of the City for review and perfection of the proposed bond.

C. The City Council finds, in its discretion, that the deferral of the completion of the improvements does not impair the best interests of the City.

D. The amount of the bond is not less than one hundred fifty percent of the anticipated cost to construct the improvements.

E. The improvements shall be completed by the developer on or before two years after the final plat is approved. Provided, the deferral period may be extended for one year, upon the City Council determining, in its discretion, the extension does not impair the best interests of the City and the amount of the bond continues to be not less than one hundred fifty percent of the then anticipated cost to construct the improvements.

F. The improvements shall be completed according to the standards in force at the time the improvements are constructed.

G. The bond be contained in a development agreement, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 17.11. (Ord 16-471 §1; Ord 01-86 §4 (Ex B))

19.28.050 Off-site improvements and unimproved abutting streets.

Any off-site improvements and unimproved abutting streets necessary to the proposed development shall be constructed in accordance with the Land Use Code. (Ord 01-86 §4 (Ex B))

19.28.060 Construction of improvements.

A. All public improvements shall be constructed in accordance with the WSDOT Standard Specifications published not more than two (2) years prior to the design approval for the improvements.

B. The materials incorporated into all public improvements shall comply with the WSDOT Construction Manual or the WSDOT Qualified Products List published not more than two (2) years prior to the design approval for the improvements.

C. Installation of service meters to water mains shall be pursuant to the process established in Section 13.04.070(B). (Ord 04-143 §2; Ord 01-86 §4 (Ex B))

19.28.070 Inspection and certification.

A. The responsibility for inspection and certification of compliance to required standards is the responsibility of the Developer. All quality control and assurance testing will be done in accordance with the WSDOT Standard Specifications and the WSDOT Construction Manual. The Developer shall provide, at no cost to the City, a complete set of quality control and quality assurance test data, stamped by a Professional Engineer registered in the State of Washington for all public improvements constructed in conjunction with the Development.

B. Connections of new water and waste water mains to the City’s water and waste water systems shall be inspected by the Land Use Code Administrator.

C. Pressure testing of completed water and waste water mains and fire protection appurtenances shall be witnessed by the Land Use Code Administrator.

D. Sanitation testing of new water mains and fire protection appurtenances shall be completed by the Land Use Code Administrator. The Developer shall pay all costs associated with the sanitation testing.

E. No public improvement may receive final approval until such time that the Land Use Code Administrator reviews the quality control and assurance data and issues a written determination of compliance. (Ord 01-86 §4 (Ex B))

19.28.080 Reinspection.

A. The Land Use Code Administrator shall periodically reinspect the public improvements during the maintenance period to ensure satisfactory performance.

B. In the event the improvements do not perform to the satisfaction of the Land Use Code Administrator, and upon written notice by the City, the developer shall make all needed repairs and modifications before release of the surety. (Ord 01-86 §4 (Ex B))

19.28.090 As-built drawings.

Within 30 days of final development approval, the developer shall provide the Land Use Code Administrator with as-built drawings, warranties, and other documents of the improvements and materials used therein. (Ord 01-86 §4 (Ex B))

19.28.100 Maintenance of improvements.

A. The developer shall maintain and operate all public improvements for two years after the City accepts the improvements.

B. The developer shall provide suitable security guaranteeing the improvements against defects in material and workmanship for two years. This security requirement may be satisfied by one of two methods:

1. The developer may file a maintenance bond in a form approved by the City Attorney and in an amount to be determined by the Land Use Code Administrator guaranteeing the repair or replacement of any improvement which proves defective or fails to survive within two years after the City accepting the improvements, which bond shall satisfy the provisions of Section 19.28.030; or

2. The contractor performing the installation of the individual utility may name the City of Quincy as an additional insured under the completed operations coverage of their general liability insurance policy. An ACORD form listing the City of Quincy and the specific project must be received by the City prior to the City’s accepting the improvements.

C. In the event defects in materials or workmanship of the improvements are discovered within the maintenance period, the developer shall remedy any such defects within seven days of notice by the Land Use Code Administrator, and shall diligently attend to and complete such work within a reasonable time. In emergencies, where damage may result from delay or where loss of use may result, corrections may be made by the City and the full cost thereof shall be paid by the developer.

D. The developer shall reimburse the City for all damages or expenses incurred by the City resulting from defects in the developer’s work or the public improvement, including cost of materials and labor, the cost of engineering, the cost of inspection, and supervision by the City and consequential damages. (Ord 16-471 §2; Ord 02-108 §1; Ord 01-86 §4 (Ex B))

19.28.110 Assignment of warranty.

The developer shall obtain all manufacturer’s warranties and guaranties from its subcontractors and/or suppliers for materials used in the public improvements and shall assign said warranties and guarantees to the City, prior to the release of any maintenance sureties. (Ord 01-86 §4 (Ex B))