Chapter 15.16


15.16.010    Required improvements.

15.16.020    Building inspector.

15.16.030    Appeal to the city council.

15.16.040    Relief from hardship.

15.16.050    Person.

15.16.060    Unconstitutionality.

15.16.010 Required improvements.

No building or structure shall be constructed, erected, removed to, enlarged or remodeled and no building permit shall be issued therefore on any lot or parcel of land if such lot or parcel abuts a street which is not widened and improved to city standards or under contract for such improvement. The improvement shall be in accordance with the city standards and shall include, but not be limited to, curbs, sidewalks (where required), and storm drainage structures and street improvements. Any necessary street paving shall be constructed to the specifications of the city. Whether or not said improvements have been constructed or improved to city standards shall be determined in each instance by the director of public works of the city, and an endorsement to that effect shall be made upon each building permit at the time it is issued. "Remodeling," as used in this section, includes the improvement of a building or structure in an amount of more than fifteen percent of the value of said building or structure. At the discretion of the director of public works, a cash deposit or a bond and a deferred improvement agreement may be required in lieu of the construction of the improvements provided for in this chapter. (Ord. 227 §2(part), 1980).

15.16.020 Building inspector.

The building inspector shall deny a final approval and acceptance, and shall refuse to allow final public utility connections, to any such building or structure unless said curbs, gutters, sidewalks and streets exist, are constructed, or unless money or a bond to guarantee their construction is deposited with the city in a sum equal to the estimated cost of the construction of said improvements as determined by the director of public works or the city engineer. (Ord. 227 §2(part), 1980).

15.16.030 Appeal to the city council:

Any person dissatisfied with any decision made in connection with the provisions of this chapter may appeal to the city council. Such appeals shall be made within ten days of the decision appealed from, shall be in writing, and shall state the specific relief desired. The city council shall have the authority to modify or deviate from the provisions of this chapter. The decision of the city council shall be final. No appeal shall be made after a building permit has been issued or after an agreement for dedication and improvement has been entered into, or after expiration of said ten-day period. (Ord. 227 §2 (part), 1980).

15.16.040 Relief from hardship:

A waiver of any of the requirements of this chapter may be granted by the city council upon the application of the developer or the city engineer, if it can be shown to the satisfaction of the city council that said requirement of requirements as applied will involve practical difficulties or cause undue hardship by reason of exceptional or extraordinary conditions, and that such waiver will not thwart the purpose and intent of this chapter. (Ord. 227 §2 (part), 1980).

15.16.050 Person.

As used in this chapter, the term "person" means any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind. (Ord. 227 §2 (part), 1980).

15.16.060 Unconstitutionality.

If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase or portion of the ordinance codified in this chapter is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by the decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the ordinance codified in this chapter. The council declares that it would have adopted the ordinance codified in this chapter and each section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion thereof, irrespective of the fact that anyone or more sections, subsections, clauses, phrases or portions be declared invalid or unconstitutional. (Ord. 227 §2(part), 1980).