Chapter 16.24


16.24.010    Generally--Application And Filing

16.24.020    Form

16.24.030    Data Required

16.24.040    Additional Material

16.24.050    Completion--Filing

16.24.060    Additional Actions After Filing

16.24.070    Approval By city Council

16.24.080    Recording

16.24.010 Generally--Application And Filinq:

A.    After the approval or conditional approval of a tentative map, and prior to the expiration of the same, the subdivider may cause the subdivision, or any part thereof, to be surveyed and may file with the City Council for approval a final map conforming to the approved or conditionally approved tentative map. At the time of filing all required certificates on said final map must have been signed, and where necessary, acknowledged. The date the map shall be deemed filed with the city Council is the date on which the City Clerk receives the map.

B.    Any failure to record a final map prior to the expiration of an approved or conditionally approved tentative map shall terminate all proceedings. Before a final map may thereafter be recorded, a new tentative map shall be submitted and approved, or conditionally approved, by the City Council. (Ord. 312 §2, 1985: Ord. 180 §§13--14, 1975: Ord. 98 §20, 1966)

16.24.020 Form:

For the detailed examination of final maps by the City Engineer and in order to make the required certification, the subdivider shall submit a final map subject to the following criteria:

A.    The subdivider shall file twelve (12) blueline copies; the original tracing on linen and duplicate on linen or film; boundary traverse map; approved improvement plans; and a checking fee as set by resolution of the City Council, plus all costs of consultants hired by the City, such as City Engineer, City Attorney or other consultant, as estimated by the City. If the actual amount of such costs exceeds the estimate, any difference shall be paid by the subdivider. If the amount of the deposit exceeds the amount expended, the surplus shall be refunded to the subdivider. (Ord. 392 §1, 1995: Ord. 98 §21, 1966).

16.24.030 Data Reguired:

The final map shall show the following:

A.    Boundaries And Streets: The exterior boundaries of the property (shown in blue); the border lines and center lines of all proposed streets and alleys with their widths and names; any other portions intended to be dedicated to the public use. In case of branching streets, the line of departure from one street to another shall be indicated.

B.    Adjacent Streets: The lines of all adjoining properties; the lines of adjacent streets and alleys, showing their widths and names.

C.    Lot Lines And Numbers: All lot lines, and numbers for all lots, building lines, easements and their purposes. All lots are to be numbered consecutively throughout the subdivision, starting with the number one, except units of a total development, which shall be numbered consecutively throughout the development.

D.    Dimensions: All dimensions, both linear and angular, for locating boundaries of subdivisions, lots, street and alley lines, easements and building lines. The linear dimensions shall be expressed in feet and hundredths of a foot.

E.    Monuments: All permanent monuments, together with their descriptions showing fully and clearly their location and size. If any points were reset by ties, that fact shall be stated.

F.    Title And Description: Title and description of property being subdivided, showing its location and extent, points of compass, scale of plan, basis of bearing and name of subdivider and of engineer or surveyor platting the tract.

G.    Area Boundaries: The boundaries of any areas within the proposed subdivision which are subject to periodic inundation by water.

H.    Private Restrictions: Any private restrictions shall be shown on the plat or reference to them thereon; and the plats shall contain proper acknowledgment of owners and mortgagees accepting said platting and restrictions.

I.    City Boundaries: City boundaries which adjoin the subdivision shall be clearly designated and located in relation to adjacent lot or block lines. No lot shall be divided by a City boundary line.

J.    Setback Lines: Zoning setback lines shall be shown as fine dotted lines.

K.    Title Sheet: Title sheet shall indicate where vehicular access rights have been surrendered on arterial or expressway streets. (Ord. 98 §22, 1966).

16.24.040 Additional Material:

The following additional material shall be submitted with the final map:

A.    Traverse Sheets: The subdivider shall furnish the City Engineer with traverse sheets prepared by a registered civil engineer or licensed surveyor, showing the mathematical closure within a one foot (1') to twenty thousand feet (20,000') perimeter of the exterior boundary of the tract and of each block within the tract and each irregular lot.

B.    Guaranty Of Title: The subdivider shall furnish to the City Council a guaranty of title or letter from a competent title company, certifying that the names of all persons whose consent is necessary to pass a clear title to the land being subdivided and all acknowledgments thereto appear on the proper certificates and are correctly shown on said map, both as to consents as to the making thereof and affidavits of dedication where necessary. Such guaranty shall be issued for the benefit of the City and protection of the City Council and shall be continued complete up to the instant of recording.

C.    Improvement Agreement: The subdivider shall file an agreement for all improvements as herein required, and as may be further required by the City Councilor by law, and shall secure the performance thereof by a good and sufficient surety bond executed by a responsible surety company to be approved by said Council, or an instrument of credit approved by said City Council; or in lieu of such surety bond, instrument of credit or a cash deposit, which bond, instrument of credit or cash deposit shall be in an amount equal to the cost of the improvement as estimated by the City Engineer or by the City Council; provided however, that the subdivider may, at his option, in lieu of such agreement and bond or cash deposit, enter into a contract with the City Council secured by a faithful performance bond or cash deposit in the manner and condition as provided by section 66499 of the Government Code of California and all other laws applicable thereto.

D.    Taxes: Prior to the filing of the final map the subdivider shall file with the Clerk of the County a certificate from the official computing redemptions in Monterey County and in the City, showing that according to the records of his office there are no liens against the subdivision or any part thereof for unpaid State, County, Municipal or local taxes or special assessments collected as taxes, except taxes or special assessments not yet payable. As to taxes or special assessments collected as taxes not yet payable, the subdivider shall file with the Clerk of the County a certificate by each proper officer, giving his estimate of the amount of taxes and assessments which are a lien but which are not yet payable. Whenever any part of the subdivision is subject to a lien for taxes or special assessments collected as taxes which are not yet payable, the final map shall not be recorded until the owner or subdivider executes and files with the Board of Supervisors a good and sufficient bond to be approved by the Board and by its terms made to inure to the benefit of the County upon the payment of all State, County, Municipal, and local taxes and all special assessments collected as taxes, which at the time the final map is recorded are a lien against the property but which are not yet payable. In lieu of a bond, a deposit may be made of money or negotiable bonds in the amount and of the kind approved for securing deposits of public money.

E.    Additional Information: Additional survey and map information including, but not limited to, building envelopes, Planning Commission and/or City Council conditions, flood hazard zones, building setback lines, seismic zones, geologic mapping and archaeological sites may be required. Such information shall be in the form of an additional map sheet that shall indicate its relationship to the final or parcel map according to Government Code section 66434.2. (Ord. 392 §1, 1995: Ord. 98 §23, 1966).

16.24.050 Completion--Filing:

A.    Completion: A final map shall be considered complete for filing when it complies with Section 16.24.040 of this Chapter and is accompanied with the statements, agreements, cash and/or bonds required.

B.    Filing: The subdivider shall file the following with the City Clerk:

1.    Twelve (12) blueline copies; the original tracing on linen, and duplicate on linen or film; boundary traverse map; approved improvement plans; and a checking fee of thirty dollars ($30.00), plus two dollars ($2.00) per lot, for such detailed, examination of final maps and field checking as may be necessary for the City Engineer to make his required certification. Said map shall be accompanied by traverse sheets showing the closure within allowable limits of the exterior boundaries and of each irregular block and lot.

2.    Title guaranty, deed restrictions, improvement agreement and bond, if not previously filed. (Ord. 98 §24, 1966).

16.24.060 Additional Actions After Filing:

The following actions shall be taken within thirty (30) days after filing of the final map for approval:

A.    The City Engineer shall examine the final map. If the City Engineer determines that the surveys are correct and that said map is technically correct, substantially conforms to the tentative map and any approved alteration thereof, and to the provisions of this Title and to State law, the City Engineer shall so certify on said map and transmit the same to the City Clerk. If it is found that full conformity has not been made, the City Engineer shall so advise the subdivider in writing, affording the subdivider the opportunity to make the necessary changes.

B.    The Planning Commission secretary shall examine the final map. If the secretary determines that the map substantially conforms to the approved tentative map and any condition imposed thereon, the secretary shall so certify on said map.

C.    When filing is completed and approved as outlined, the city Clerk shall transmit the following as provided by the subdivider: an original linen or one duplicate transparency on film suitable for reproduction, with all accompanying statements, agreements, cash andlor bonds required (and the recording fee) to the City Council for consideration. (Ord. 392 §1, 1995: Ord. 180 §15, 1975: Ord. 98 §25, 1966)

16.24.070 Approval By City Council:

A.    Upon presentation of the above material by the City Clerk, as aforesaid, the City Council shall consider said map, the plan of subdivision and the offers of dedication. The City Council may reject any or all offers of dedication or require dedication of all proposed streets. In the event that improvements are required under the terms of this Title or by law, the City Council shall approve a contract with the subdivider for posting a bond or cash deposit as provided herein. In such case, when the agreement and bond or cash deposit have been approved by the City Attorney as to form, and by the City Engineer or City Council as to sufficiency, the City Council may consider the final map.

B.    The City Council shall within a period of ten (10) days after the filing of the final map for approval or at its next regular meeting after the meeting at which it receives the map, whichever is later, approve the map if it conforms to all of the requirements of the subdivision map act of the State, to all of the requirements of this Title, and to all requirements of approval or conditional approval of the tentative map, or, if it does not so conform, disapprove the map.

C.    In the event of disapproval, the City Council shall give the subdivider written notice thereof, specifying the reasons therefor. Within ninety (90) days thereafter the subdivider shall file with the City Clerk a map altered to conform with all of the requirements referred to in the preceding sentence. (Ord. 180 §16, 1975: Ord. 98 §26, 1966)

16.24.080 Recording.

The city clerk, after approval by the city council and after signatures and seals have been affixed, shall transmit the final map and duplicate cloth tracings, accompanied by the necessary recording fee, to the county recorder. No map shall have any force or effect until it has been approved by the city council and no title to an: property described in any offer of dedication shall pass until recordation of the final map. No building permit shall be issued for any lot or parcel shown on the final map until recordation of the final map. (Ord. 98 §27, 1966).