Chapter 17.26PRIVATE STREET PLATS

Sections:

17.26.010
Conditions Permitting Private Streets.
17.26.020
Conformance With Code - Exception.
17.26.030
Standards for Modification of Code by Department of Community Development.
17.26.040
Improvements - Right of City to Enter and Install - Bond.
17.26.050
Owners to Maintain Streets, Easements and Utilities - Organization Required to Guarantee Maintenance and Assessment of Costs.
17.26.010Conditions Permitting Private Streets.

Private streets shall not normally be permitted. However, if the department determines that the most logical development of land requires that the lots be served by private streets or easements, and that the land cannot be adequately served by streets dedicated to the public, private streets or easements may be approved upon compliance with the provisions of this chapter. (Ord. 60 § 1 (part), 1996.)

17.26.020Conformance With Code - Exception.

Plats with private streets shall conform in all ways to this title and follow the procedures outlined herein unless greater or lesser requirements are explicitly specified in this chapter or by the Department. (Ord. 60 § 1 (part), 1996.)

17.26.030Standards for Modification of Code by Department of Community Development.

In addition to other standards required by this title, the Department may require such additional standards and conditions or it may modify the standards and conditions in such a manner as is necessary to:

A. Maintain the intent and purpose of this title;

B. Assure that a degree of compatibility shall be maintained with respect to properties and existing or potential uses within the general area;

C. Preserve the public health, safety, morals and general welfare. (Ord. 60 § 1 (part), 1996.)

17.26.040Improvements - Right of City to Enter and Install - Bond.

All pavements, sanitary sewers, water mains, culverts, grading, planting, fencing and any other improvements which are made a part of the approval of the plat shall be completed at the expense of the plattor prior to the recording of the plat; provided, that in the event the plattor shall be unable to install the improvements prior to the time of the recording of the plat, the plat may be recorded without such improvements being installed provided the following conditions are complied with:

A. The plattor shall grant to the City by proper instrument duly recorded the right to enter upon the property to be platted and install the improvements;

B. The plattor shall furnish to the City a good and sufficient performance bond to cover the cost of installing the improvements. This bond shall provide that the plattor agrees to faithfully perform the conditions thereof, which conditions shall include an agreement to construct and install all the improvements within the time specified by this title, and further that upon the failure of the plattor to do so, such bond shall be forfeited in favor of the City or in the alternative to the above required bond, the Director may accept other secure methods providing for and securing to the City the actual construction and installation of such improvements within a one-year period and on the terms identical to the herein described bond. (Ord. 60 § 1 (part), 1996.)

17.26.050Owners to Maintain Streets, Easements and Utilities - Organization Required to Guarantee Maintenance and Assessment of Costs.

All private streets, easements, community utilities and properties shall be maintained by the owners of property served by them and kept in good repair at all times. In order to insure the continued good repair, it must be demonstrated to the Department prior to the recording of the plat that:

A. There is a workable organization to guarantee maintenance with a committee or group to administer the organizational functions; and

B. There is a means for assessing maintenance costs equitably to property owners served by the private streets, easements, community utilities and properties. (Ord. 60 § 1 (part), 1996.)