19.24.010    Requirement of dedications for the benefit of the public.

19.24.020    Voluntary contributions in lieu of dedication.

19.24.030    Naming of dedicated parks.

19.24.040    Plat approval not acceptance of dedication offers.

19.24.050    Maintenance of dedicated areas until acceptance.

19.24.010 Requirement of dedications for the benefit of the public.

A. No plat or other proposed development shall be approved unless adequate provision is made for, but not limited to, the public health, safety and general welfare, open spaces, drainage ways, streets and other public ways, transit stops, water supplies, sanitary wastes, parks and recreation facilities, playgrounds, sites for schools and school grounds, mitigation of adverse environmental impacts, protection of environmentally significant features and such other requirements as may avoid public harm or promote public health, safety and welfare.

B. Such provision shall be made by dedication of land, by a voluntary contribution in lieu thereof, or a combination thereof; provided, they are reasonably necessary as a direct result of the proposed development.

C. The developer shall propose the area, location, features and uses of land which the developer proposes to dedicate for public use. (Ord 01-86 §4 (Ex B)

19.24.020 Voluntary contributions in lieu of dedication.

In order to meet the requirements set forth in section 19.24.010, or to mitigate the impacts of a development on public services and facilities, or to prevent a public harm, the City may accept a contribution in lieu of dedication of land. Any such contribution shall be paid into a special reserve account established by the Finance Officer/Clerk before development approval is granted. The funds contributed shall be expended within five (5) years from the date of deposit for identified capital facilities or public improvements. (Ord 07-201 §3 (Ex C); Ord 01-86 §4 (Ex B))

19.24.030 Naming of dedicated parks.

If the preliminary plat includes a dedication of a public park with an area of less than two acres and the donor has designated the park to be named in honor of a deceased individual of good character, the City shall adopt the designated name. (Ord 01-86 §4 (Ex B))

19.24.040 Plat approval not acceptance of dedication offers.

Approval of a plat does not constitute acceptance by the City of the offer of dedication of any streets, sidewalks, parks, or other public facilities shown on a plat. The City may accept an offer of dedication by resolution of the Council or by actually exercising control over and maintaining such facilities. (Ord 01-86 §4 (Ex B))

19.24.050 Maintenance of dedicated areas until acceptance.

All facilities and improvements with respect to which the developer makes an offer of dedication to public use shall be maintained by the developer until such offer of dedication is accepted by the City. (Ord 01-86 §4 (Ex B))