Chapter 17.36

17.36.010    Merger—Generally.

17.36.020    Merger—Application.

17.36.030    Merger—Approval.

17.36.040    Merger—Owner’s consent.

17.36.050    Appeal.

17.36.060    Merger—Certificate of compliance.

17.36.010 Merger—Generally.

Contiguous parcels under common ownership may be merged without reverting to acreage. (Ord. 1182 § 2 (part), 1993).

17.36.020 Merger—Application.

An application for merger shall be in the same form as an application for a lot line adjustment, and shall include a preliminary title report and legal description of the property as a single merged parcel. (Ord. 1182 § 2 (part), 1993).

17.36.030 Merger—Approval.

An application for merger may be approved by the city planner after review by other affected departments/divisions and the city planner has determined that the merger is consistent with the applicable general plan, any applicable specific plan and zoning standards other than minimum lot size or density standards. Prior to approval, all encumbrances, including bonded indebtedness, shall be modified to apply uniformly to the entire modified parcel, rather than to the portions of the modified parcel corresponding to the separate lots prior to the merger. (Ord. 1182 § 2 (part), 1993).

17.36.040 Merger—Owner’s consent.

All persons owning an interest in the real properties to be merged shall consent to the merger by executing an owner’s certificate consenting to merger. (Ord. 1182 § 2 (part), 1993).

17.36.050 Appeal.

(a)    Any person, firm or corporation or any office, department, board or commission of any public corporation or political subdivision of the state aggrieved or affected by any decision or determination of the city planner may appeal to the council.

(b)    Appeal from any finding of the city planner may be made in writing to the city council within ten days from the date of the city planner’s action. The appeal shall be accompanied by a fee in an amount established by resolution, no part of which shall be returnable to the appellant. (Ord. 1182 § 2 (part), 1993).

17.36.060 Merger—Certificate of compliance.

The city planner shall record a certificate of compliance, including the owner’s consent to merger, as set forth in this title, to evidence the merger of the properties. (Ord. 1182 § 2 (part), 1993).