Chapter 16.60


16.60.010    General requirements.

16.60.020    Soil report.

16.60.030    Excessive grading.

16.60.040    Certificate for no fills.

16.60.010 General requirements.

The land division shall be graded so that adequate drainage will be provided for each lot. All grading operations shall be in accordance with the City standards and a grading plan will be submitted to the City Engineer for approval. [Ord. 529 § 6.11(A), 1973].

16.60.020 Soil report.

A. The land divider shall file with the City Engineer a soil report for the grading operation of the land division. The soil report shall be prepared by a registered civil engineer based upon adequate test borings or excavations. If the preliminary soil report indicates the presence of critically expansive soils or other soil problems, the soil report shall recommend corrective action to be taken, which will likely prevent structural damage to each building proposed to be constructed, for each lot containing such soil problems.

B. The soil report shall be approved by the City Engineer and the recommendations contained in the approved soil report shall be incorporated in the grading operation and/or incorporated in the construction of each building as a condition of the building permit for each lot containing such soil problems.

C. The preliminary soil report may be waived by the City Engineer if he determines that, due to the knowledge of the soil conditions in the area of the land division, no preliminary soil analysis is necessary. [Ord. 529 § 6.11(B), 1973].

16.60.030 Excessive grading.

No land division shall be approved where the lot grading will result in a difference in grade, from that of the adjoining property, at the tract boundary, in excess of five feet unless otherwise approved by the City Council. [Ord. 529 § 6.11(C), 1973].

16.60.040 Certificate for no fills.

In cases where there is no lot grading required because adequate drainage for each lot exists and there are no soil problems requiring correction, the land divider shall furnish to the City Engineer two prints of the final map signed by the land divider’s engineer, and certifying that no fills, in conflict with City standards, have been made on the lots. [Ord. 529 § 6.11(D), 1973].