Chapter 17.60


17.60.010    Signs, subdivisions and road names.

17.60.020    Special standards and restrictions.

17.60.030    Angle points.

17.60.040    Monument material.

17.60.010 Signs, subdivisions and road names.

A. Road names shall conform to Chapters 17.36 and 17.40 FNSBC.

B. Road and subdivision names shall not duplicate existing road or subdivision names in spelling or sound such that they may be confused with existing names.

C. An existing road name shall be continued when the new road extends the alignment of an existing road.

D. Subdivision roads shall be named and signs shall be provided and erected by the applicant.

1. Stop signs shall be provided at all local 2, collector and arterial road intersections within the confines of the subdivision.

2. The applicant shall be responsible for any and all road signs required by the new improvements. The applicant shall follow the Alaska Traffic Manual prepared by the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices prepared by the U.S. Department of Transportation, or authorities having jurisdiction for design of traffic control signs.

3. All signs and sign support columns shall be of metal construction and conform to the state of Alaska DOT/PF Standard Specifications for Highway Construction or other standards adopted by the platting board.

4. If approved with the preliminary plat, an applicant may be permitted to use alternate sign and support material for artistic or aesthetic reasons if the same degree of permanence and visibility can be achieved. (Ord. 2005-33 § 16, 2006; Ord. 2005-10 § 2, 2005. 2004 Code § 17.60.190.)

17.60.020 Special standards and restrictions.

A. In those areas where the platting board has been presented with evidence which indicates that the preliminary layout, if approved and developed, would result in a hazard to persons or property, or if evidence has been presented which indicates that damage to properties lying beyond the boundaries of the proposed subdivision may occur, the platting board may impose more restrictive standards than those already established in other sections of these regulations. In lieu of or in addition to imposition of more restrictive standards, the platting board may also require as a condition of final approval the construction of certain kinds of improvements in addition to those required under this division. Once the board has determined that more restrictive standards and/or additional improvements are required, they shall be constrained in requiring these more restrictive standards and/or additional improvements to the rule that the requirements must be reasonably related to the elimination of the potential damage, or hazard, as described in the evidence.

B. In all cases involving this section, the board, in considering special standards or requiring additional improvements, shall seek recommendations for solutions by professional persons active in the appropriate field.

C. For the purpose of this section, the term “damage” shall include only the following:

1. Impairment of property as a result of changing the location of natural surface water drainage patterns;

2. Impairment of natural water sources as a result of permanent disturbance of those waters by means of development or disposal of wastes;

3. Impairment of property as a result of the disposal of wastes;

4. Impairment of property as a result of the disturbance of unstable soils. (Ord. 2005-33 § 17, 2006; Ord. 2005-10 § 2, 2005. 2004 Code § 17.60.210.)

17.60.030 Angle points.

A. Monumentation shall not be required for the elimination of lot lines when affected lots are under common ownership.

B. All exterior angle points in the subdivision shall be marked with primary monuments permanently set thus:

1. If not located within roadways or walkways, flush to the surface or protruding more than four inches above ground level;

2. If located within walkways or roadways, at least six inches below the surface of the roadway or walkway;

3. Primary monuments shall be stamped with the following information:

a. Location and identification,

b. Year set,

c. Surveyor’s license number,

d. Exact transit point.

C. All other corners shall be monumented with secondary monuments permanently set thus:

1. Flush to the surface; or

2. Protruding no more than four inches above the surface;

3. Secondary monuments shall be stamped with the following information:

a. Location and identification,

b. Surveyor’s license number. (Ord. 2005-10 § 2, 2005. 2004 Code § 17.60.220.)

17.60.040 Monument material.

The following monument material or equal shall be employed in the survey:

A. Primary Monuments.

1. Alloyed iron pipe, zinc-coated, or aluminum pipe:

a. Outside diameter, two inches or larger;

b. Cut in 30-inch lengths;

c. One end of the pipe shall be split for several inches and the two halves spread to form flanges or commercially manufactured foot attached.

2. A brass or aluminum cap two and one-half inches or larger in diameter shall be securely attached to the other end by mechanical means.

3. If aluminum pipe is used, the monument must contain a magnetic insert as an integral part of its compositions.

4. Driven iron or aluminum rod five-eighths-inch minimum diameter and driven to a minimum nine-foot depth or point of refusal.

a. If sectional rods are used, segments shall be secured to one another so that joints tighten up on further driving.

b. A two-and-one-half-inch aluminum monument shall be secured to the surface end by friction or mechanical means.

c. If an aluminum rod is used, the monument must contain a magnetic insert as an integral part of its composition.

5. In areas where primary monuments are located on rock outcrops or concrete surfaces, a brass or aluminum tablet two-and-one-half-inch diameter with a one-half-inch diameter stem shall be cemented into a drilled hole.

B. Secondary Monuments.

1. Cap one and one-half inches or larger secured by friction fit or mechanical means to five-eighths-inch steel rebar or other ferrous metal rod.

2. The rods shall penetrate a minimum of 30 inches below the surface.

3. Plastic stakes specifically designed for survey purposes are allowable if they meet penetration requirements and are detectable by commonly used metal detectors.

4. In areas where secondary monuments are located on rock outcrops or concrete surfaces, the procedure for primary monuments shall be followed.

C. Reference Monuments.

1. Minimum requirements are the same as those for secondary monuments.

2. All reference caps will be marked with the following information:

a. Distance to monument referenced;

b. Surveyor’s license number;

c. Designation of and an arrow pointing to the referenced corner.

D. Monument material requirements are minimum standards. Other materials of equal or higher quality approved by the borough engineer shall be allowed. (Ord. 2005-10 § 2, 2005. 2004 Code § 17.60.230.)