Chapter 16.16


16.16.010    Time limitations.

16.16.020    Fees.

16.16.030    Documents to be submitted.

16.16.040    Size, material and scale.

16.16.050    Title.

16.16.060    Coordinate system.

16.16.070    Subdivision boundaries.

16.16.080    Dimensions, bearings and curve data.

16.16.090    Lots and blocks.

16.16.100    Streets.

16.16.110    Building setback lines.

16.16.120    Easements.

16.16.130    High water line.

16.16.140    Monuments.

16.16.150    Certificates, acknowledgments and descriptions.

16.16.160    Basis of bearings.

16.16.170    Certificates regarding tax liens.

16.16.180    Other affidavits and certificates.

16.16.190    Soils and geologic reports.

16.16.200    Owner’s development lien.

16.16.010 Time limitations.

Within 24 months after the approval or conditional approval of a tentative map, a subdivider may cause his subdivision, or any part thereof, to be surveyed and a final map thereof prepared in conformance with a tentative map, as approved by the city council, including conformance with any conditions attached to such approval. An extension of time for the filing of the final map may be granted by the city council, for a period not to exceed one year, provided a written application is filed by the subdivider not less than 30 days in advance of the expiration date of the tentative map. Extension shall not exceed a total of one year. In granting an extension, new conditions may be imposed and existing conditions may be modified as a condition to granting the extension. Subsequent modification or amendment of a tentative map shall not extend the total time limits imposed by this chapter. (Ord. 145 § 2, 1983; Ord. 72 § 11(A), 1973)

16.16.020 Fees.

The subdivider shall, at the time of submitting the final map, pay to the city the county recorder’s fee for recording the final map and all other fees required by law to be paid in connection with the approval of the subdivision. Where not otherwise specifically fixed, such fees shall be as set forth in a resolution of the city council. (Ord. 145 § 2, 1983; Ord. 72 § 11(B), 1973)

16.16.030 Documents to be submitted.

Prior to or at the time of submitting the final map of a subdivision to the city, the subdivider shall submit therewith the following documents:

A. Traverse Sheets. Calculations and traverse sheets, in a form approved by the city engineer, giving the bearings and distances and coordinates of the boundaries of the subdivision and the block and lots therein shown on the final map.

B. Public Improvement Plans. The tracings of detailed plans, cross-sections and profiles as set forth in this title, and all other improvements proposed to be installed and required by the provisions of this title, and all other improvements proposed to be installed by the subdivider in, on, over or under any street, right-of-way, easement or parcel of land dedicated by the map or previously dedicated, including the estimated costs thereof. All such plans shall be prepared in accordance with the requirements of the city engineer. A plan sheet shall be 24 inches by 36 inches, with one inch left margin.

C. No Access Rights. A certificate restricting access pursuant to any agreement shall be shown on the final map where required by the city council.

D. Design Data. Design data assumptions and computations of proper analysis in accordance with sound engineering practices.

E. Reports and Guarantee of Clear Title. The final map shall be accompanied by a current report prepared by a duly authorized title company naming the persons whose consent is necessary for the preparation and recordation of the map, and for the dedication of streets, alleys, and other public places shown on the map and certifying that, as of the date of preparation of the report, the persons named therein are all persons necessary to give clear title to the subdivision. At the time of recording the map, following approval by the city council, there shall be filed with the county recorder a guarantee executed by a duly authorized title company, showing that the person(s) (naming them) consenting to the preparation and recordation of the map, and offering for dedication the streets, alleys and other public places shown thereon, are all of the person(s) necessary to pass clear title to the subdivision, and the dedications shown thereon. Such guarantee shall indemnify the city in an amount to be fixed by resolution of the city council at the time of its approval of such map, but which amount shall not be such as to render the subdivision unfeasible, but shall, in any event, be reasonably sufficient to provide for all expenses, damages, costs and attorney’s fees that the city shall incur, by reason of any matter affecting the title of the land included within the exterior boundary shown on the map of such subdivision, and shall be dated as of the time, day, month and year of such recordation. Such guarantee, unless required by law to remain on file with the county recorder, shall, upon completion of recordation, be delivered to the city clerk.

F. Agreement and Bonds. The agreement and improvement securities specified in this title.

G. The instrument prohibiting traffic over the sidelines of a major highway, parkway, street or freeway, when and if the same is required under this title.

H. Deed Restrictions, Bylaws and/or Articles of Incorporation. Two copies of all deed restrictions, bylaws and/or articles of incorporation. (Ord. 145 § 2, 1983; Ord. 72 § 11(C), 1973)

16.16.040 Size, material and scale.

The final map shall be legibly drawn, printed or reproduced by a process guaranteeing a permanent record in black on tracing cloth or polyester-based film. Certificates, affidavits and acknowledgments may be legibly printed upon the map with opaque ink. The dimensions of each sheet of such map shall be 18 inches by 26 inches. A marginal line shall be drawn completely around each sheet, leaving an entirely blank margin of one inch. The scale of the map shall be sufficient to show all details clearly and in no case shall be greater that one inch equals 100 feet, nor less than one inch equals 50 feet. Enough sheets shall be used to accomplish this end. The number of each sheet and the total number of sheets comprising each map shall be stated on each of the sheets, and the relation of each adjoining sheet shall be clearly shown by key map on the front sheet. Each sheet of the map proper shall show the date of the survey, north arrow, written graphic scale, and other information as necessary. The map shall be made and shall be in such condition when filed that good legible prints and microfilm negatives may be made therefrom. (Ord. 145 § 2, 1983; Ord. 72 § 11(D)(1), 1973)

16.16.050 Title.

The title of each sheet of the final map shall consist of the approved name of the tract, at the lower right-hand corner of the sheet, followed by the words, “City of Etna.” Maps filed for the purpose of showing an acreage land previously subdivided shall be conspicuously marked with the words “Reversion to Acreage.” Reference shall be made to maps which have been previously recorded. (Ord. 145 § 2, 1983; Ord. 72 § 11(D)(2), 1973)

16.16.060 Coordinate system.

Wherever the city engineer has established a system of coordinates, the survey shall be tied into that system. The adjoining corners of all adjoining lots shall be identified by lot and block numbers, subdivision name and place of record, or other proper designation. (Ord. 145 § 2, 1983; Ord. 72 § 11(D)(3), 1973)

16.16.070 Subdivision boundaries.

An accurate and complete boundary survey to second order accuracy shall be made of the land to be subdivided. A traverse of the exterior boundaries of the tract, and of each block when computed from field measurements on the ground, shall close within a limit of one foot to 10,000 feet. The boundary of the subdivision shall be indicated on the final map by a blue border applied to the reverse side of the tracing. (Ord. 145 § 2, 1983; Ord. 72 § 11(D)(4), 1973)

16.16.080 Dimensions, bearings and curve data.

The final map shall show all the survey and mathematical information and data necessary to locate all monuments thereon, including bearings and distances of straight lines and central angles, radii and arc lengths of curves, and such information as may be necessary to determine the location of the centers of the curves. Dimensions of lots shall be given as total dimensions, corner to corner, and shall be shown in feet or hundredths thereof. Lots containing more than one-half acre shall show total acreage in nearest hundredths. (Ord. 145 § 2, 1983; Ord. 72 § 11(D)(5), 1973)

16.16.090 Lots and blocks.

A. All lots and blocks and all parcels offered for dedication for any purpose shall be particularly delineated and designated with all dimensions, boundaries and courses clearly shown and defined in every case.

B. Parcels offered for dedication other than for streets and easements shall be designated by letter. Sufficient linear, angular and curve data shall be shown to determine readily the bearing and length of the boundary lines of every block, lot and parcel which is a part thereof. Sheets shall be so arranged that no lot is split between two or more sheets, and, wherever practicable, blocks in their entirety shall be shown on one sheet. No ditto marks shall be used for lot dimensions. Lot numbers shall begin with the numeral “1” and continue consecutively in a clockwise fashion throughout the tract, with no omissions or duplications. (Ord. 145 § 2, 1983; Ord. 72 § 11(D)(6), 1973)

16.16.100 Streets.

The map shall show the right-of-way lines of each street, and the width of any portion being dedicated, and widths of any existing dedications. The widths and locations of adjacent streets and other public properties within 50 feet of the subdivision shall be shown. If any street in the subdivision is a continuation or approximately a continuation of any existing street, the conformity or the amount of nonconformity of the street to the existing streets shall be accurately shown. Whenever the centerline of a street has been established or recorded, the data shall be shown on the final map. (Ord. 145 § 2, 1983; Ord. 72 § 11(D)(7), 1973)

16.16.110 Building setback lines.

The map shall show building setback lines on all streets by long, dashed lines. Setback lines greater than those required by the zoning ordinance or this title may be established and illustrated; provided, that necessary restrictive covenants are recorded. (Ord. 145 § 2, 1983; Ord. 72 § 11(D)(8), 1973)

16.16.120 Easements.

The side lines of all easements, including utility and new access easements, shall be shown by short dashed lines. If any easement already of record cannot be definitely located, a statement of the existence, the nature thereof, and its recorded reference shall appear on the title sheet. The widths of all easements shall be clearly labeled and identified. If an easement shown on the map is already of record, its recorded reference shall be given. If an easement is being dedicated by the map, it shall be properly referenced in the owner’s certificate of dedication. (Ord. 145 § 2, 1983; Ord. 72 § 11(D)(9), 1973)

16.16.130 High water line.

A. The final map shall show all existing 100-year flood flow areas of any stream or drainage channel adjacent to or within the subdivision by a fine continuous line. The subdivider may use the special flood hazard areas adopted by the Federal Insurance Administration or a floodplain information report published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in delineating these areas.

B. These floodplain areas shall be preserved from any and all destruction, alteration or damage resulting from clearing, grading or dumping of earth, waste material or stumps, except at the discretion of the city council. (Ord. 145 § 2, 1983; Ord. 72 § 11(D)(10), 1973)

16.16.140 Monuments.

The map shall fully and clearly show what stakes, monuments or other evidence are in place to determine that boundaries of the subdivision were found and each adjacent corner of each adjoining existing subdivision, or portion thereof, shall be designated by lot and block numbers, tract name or number and place of record, by section, municipality and range, or by other proper designation, as follows:

A. The location, kind and size of all monuments placed. If any points were reset by ties, that fact shall be so stated.

B. All lot corners shall be permanently monuments.

C. All monuments shall be set prior to the acceptance of the public improvements by the city council unless a note on the final map states that the monuments will be set by a certain date. (Ord. 145 § 2, 1983; Ord. 72 § 11(D)(11), 1973)

16.16.150 Certificates, acknowledgments and descriptions.

Below the title on the title sheet of the map, the name of the engineer or surveyor, together with the date of the survey, the scale of the map and the number of sheets, shall be shown. The following certificates, acknowledgments and descriptions shall appear on the title sheet of the final map, and such certificates may be combined where appropriate:

A. Dedication Certificates. A certificate in accordance with the provisions of Section 66439 of the Subdivision Map Act;

B. Owner’s Certificate. A certificate in accordance with the provisions of Section 66436 of the Subdivision Map Act;

C. Engineer’s or Surveyor’s Certificate. A certificate in accordance with the provisions of Section 66441 of the Subdivision Map Act;

D. Certificates to Be Executed. Certificates for execution by each of the following:

1. The city engineer;

2. The city clerk;

3. The secretary of the planning commission;

4. The county recorder;

5. The engineer who prepared the soils report pursuant to Section 66433(f) and 66434.5 of the Government Code, being a part of the Subdivision Map Act;

6. The county tax collector;

7. The health officer, if subdivision does not connect to a sanitary sewer system. (Ord. 145 § 2, 1983; Ord. 72 § 11(D)(12), 1973)

16.16.160 Basis of bearings.

All property subdivided by reference to maps or deeds of property previously recorded or filed shall have filed with the final map copies of the maps or deeds of any property to which reference has been made. Each reference in a description to any tract or subdivision shall show a complete reference to the book and page of record of the county where the tract is recorded. (Ord. 145 § 2, 1983; Ord. 72 § 11(D)(13), 1973)

16.16.170 Certificates regarding tax liens.

Prior to the filing of the final map with the council, the subdivider shall file the certificate and documents relating to taxes and assessments as set forth in Section 66492 of the Subdivision Map Act, or any amendments thereto. (Ord. 145 § 2, 1983; Ord. 72 § 11(D)(14), 1973)

16.16.180 Other affidavits and certificates.

Such other affidavits, certificates, acknowledgments, endorsements and notarial seals as are required by law and by this title shall be filed. (Ord. 145 § 2, 1983; Ord. 72 § 11(D)(15), 1973)

16.16.190 Soils and geologic reports.

When a soils report, geologic report, or soils and geologic report has been prepared as specifically for the subdivision, each report shall be kept on file for public inspection by the city council. (Ord. 145 § 2, 1983; Ord. 72 § 11(D)(16), 1973)

16.16.200 Owner’s development lien.

In the event that an owner’s development lien has been created pursuant to the provisions of Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 39327) of Chapter III of Part 23 of the Education Code on the real property, or a portion thereof, subject to the final map, a notice shall be placed on the face of the final map specifically referencing the book and page of the county recorder’s office in which the resolution creating the owner’s development lien was recorded. Notice shall state that the property subdivided is subject to an owner’s development lien and that each parcel created by the recordation of the final map shall be subject to a prorated amount of the owner’s development lien on a per acre, or a portion thereof, basis. (Ord. 145 § 2, 1983; Ord. 72 § 11(D)(17), 1973)