Chapter 11.04

11.04.010    Construction standards.

11.04.020    Improvements and dedications required.

11.04.030    Aligned streets.

11.04.040    Curbs and gutters.

11.04.050    Sidewalks.

11.04.060    Planter strips.

11.04.070    Abandoned driveways.

11.04.080    Obstructions.

11.04.090    Drainage improvements.

11.04.100    Sight restrictions.

11.04.110    Semipermanent objects.

11.04.120    Lines, grades and staking.

11.04.010 Construction standards.

All structures and facilities shall be constructed or repaired in accordance with current standards, drawings and specifications of the State Department of Public Works, Division of Highways, and standard drawings of the city. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.04.020 Improvements and dedications required.

(a)    All street work, including curbs, gutters, sidewalks, paveouts, drainage improvements, and driveway approaches shall be provided along all street frontages of property and all necessary easements dedicated for such purposes, for all new buildings or structures, property development, including parking lots, or any building or structure altered or expanded for which additions or alterations over the five-year period prior to issuance of a building permit equal twenty-five percent or more of the current assessed value of the property, or for any building or structure in which there is a change from a lesser to a more restrictive occupancy where a building permit is required.

(b)    On large sized properties on which only a portion of the property is to be occupied by the construction of a building, structure, or property development, and sidewalks, curbs, gutters are not installed on property adjacent to the property being developed, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, drainage improvements and driveway approaches may be confined, upon the approval of the public works director, to that portion of the street frontage abutting the portion of the property being developed, including areas used for the parking of motor vehicles. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.04.030 Aligned streets.

The owner of property adjoining a street for which the alignment has been set, although such street may not yet be fully dedicated and improved, shall dedicate any necessary right-of-way and shall install curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveway approaches, drainage improvements, and paveouts according to the standards set forth in this chapter and applicable sections of the Marysville Municipal Code. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.04.040 Curbs and gutters.

A permit issued for the construction of curbs and gutters shall include the installation of paveout in accordance with standard specifications, as well as any additional pavement deemed necessary by the public works director, to make a smooth transition between the new and old pavements. All curbs shall be constructed at the location designated by the public works director so as to coincide with the present or prospective curb alignment for such street. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.04.050 Sidewalks.

(a)    All sidewalks for public use shall be constructed immediately adjacent to, parallel to, and abutting the rear side of the curb, unless determined otherwise by the public works director.

(b)    In areas where there are planting strips between the existing curbs and sidewalks, the sidewalks may remain and be repaired from time to time as required. In the event fifty percent or more of a sidewalk, on a given property is in need of repair, the sidewalk shall be removed in its entirety and replaced at the location specified by the public works director. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.04.060 Planter strips.

If a portion of the sidewalk planting strip has been improved but does not satisfy present standards or is badly deteriorated, the removal and replacement of such substandard existing improvements, as the public works director may specify, shall be required. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.04.070 Abandoned driveways.

All unused or abandoned driveways shall be removed, and curbs, gutters and sidewalks, if sidewalks exist adjacent to such driveways, shall be installed to lines and grades established by the public works director. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.04.080 Obstructions.

No fence, wall, structure, or other obstruction shall be constructed nearer than twenty-five feet from the street centerline nor nearer than the property line, whichever is the greater distance from the street centerline, without first obtaining an encroachment permit as provided in this chapter except in zones not requiring a setback. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.04.090 Drainage improvements.

(a)    Drainage improvements shall include construction of lines, pumps, and other facilities and installation of catch basins and ponding lots.

(b)    Drainage improvements shall be provided when necessary, as determined by the public works director. When storm drainage lines designed or intended to serve the property being developed are located within a reasonable distance of the property being developed, the owner or developer shall construct additional lines and facilities to connect the property being developed to the fees established by resolution of the city council.

(c)    If in the opinion of the public works director it is not feasible to connect the property being developed to existing lines or facilities, the public works director may approve other methods of drainage or may require the payment of storm drainage fees in amounts established by resolution of the city council. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.04.100 Sight restrictions.

No plant, bush, dirt, structure or other obstruction to vision which has or will attain a height of over thirty-six inches above the centerline point elevation of intersecting streets shall be placed within a radius of fifty feet from such intersecting point nor nearer than fifteen feet from the point of intersection of the adjacent property lines, whichever is the greater distance from such street centerline. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.04.110 Semipermanent objects.

No semipermanent or immovable object shall be placed or erected in a place or location where permanent construction or planting is prohibited by law without the written consent of the public works director having been first had and obtained therefor. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.04.120 Lines, grades and staking.

Where the city has established lines and grades, the public works director, time permitting, may provide staking for projects less than two hundred fifty feet in length for R-1 and R-2 properties and less than one hundred feet in length for all other properties within ten working days of the date the permit is issued. The city will require applicant to establish lines and grades and perform staking for projects where lines and grades are not established or where project lengths exceed those above, or where the city does not have sufficient time to provide staking. Additional restaking costs shall be paid by applicant at city’s cost plus fifteen percent. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).