7-1.01    Established

7-1.02    Monuments

7-1.01 Established.

The official base or datum plane shall be the elevation of mean high tide of San Francisco Bay, as determined by the City Engineer from which all grades and elevations in the City shall be determined, such base being thirty-seven and forty-seven hundredths feet (37.47') below a certain iron monument near the northwest corner of San Pablo Avenue and Park Avenue in the City, which monument is hereby established as one of the benchmarks for the City.

(Sec. 1, Ord. 311, thereafter codified in Sec. 24.2 E.T.C.)

7-1.02 Monuments.

(a)    Removal or Disturbance of Monuments. It is hereby declared to be unlawful for any person maliciously to remove or disturb or cause to be removed or disturbed, any monument, azimuth, reference or witness mark set for the purpose of locating or preserving the lines of any street or property subdivision or as a bench mark, or any control monument as defined in Division 8 of the Public Resources Code of the State of California within the City of Emeryville.

(b)    Permission and Bond for Moving Monuments. In the event it becomes necessary to remove or disturb a monument, a person so doing shall first obtain permission in writing from the City Engineer and post a bond in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) if deemed necessary by the City Engineer.

(c)    Violation. The violation of subsections (a) and (b) of this section shall be a misdemeanor as specified in Title 1, Chapter 2, Section 1-2.01 of this Code.

(Ord. 82-012, eff. Aug. 17, 1982)