Chapter 24.28


24.28.010    Requirements.

24.28.010 Requirements.

(a) A preliminary soils report, prepared by a civil engineer registered in this state and based upon adequate test borings, shall be submitted to the city engineer for every subdivision.

(b) A preliminary soils report may be waived by the city engineer, providing the city engineer finds that, due to the knowledge the city has as to the soils qualities of the soils in the subdivision, no preliminary analysis is necessary.

(c) If the city has knowledge of, or the preliminary soils report indicates, the presence of critically expansive soils or other soils problems which, if not corrected, would lead to structural defects, a soils investigation of each lot in the subdivision shall be required. Such soils investigation shall be done by a civil engineer registered in this state, who shall recommend the corrective action which is likely to prevent structural damage to each structure proposed to be constructed in the area where such soils problem exists.

The planning commission may approve the subdivision or portion thereof where such soils problems exist if it determines that the recommended action is likely to prevent structural damage to each structure to be constructed and a condition to the issuance of any building permit may require that the approved recommended action be incorporated in the construction of each structure. [Ord. 09-005 §§ 37, 38, 2009; Ord. 879 N.S. § 4, 1976. Formerly 24.07.010].