Chapter 16.36


16.36.010    Conformity with provisions required.

16.36.020    Design and engineering plans required.

16.36.030    Conformance with design and engineering plans – Inspection of improvements.

16.36.040    Submission of “as-built” drawings.

16.36.050    Street improvements.

16.36.060    Utilities.

16.36.070    Street lights.

16.36.080    Sidewalks.

16.36.090    Improvements for flood, inundation or swamp conditions.

16.36.010 Conformity with provisions required.

In the planning of each subdivision regulated by the provisions of this chapter, the subdivider shall comply with the subdivision improvement requirements of this chapter. [Ord. 1257 § 2, 1980.]

16.36.020 Design and engineering plans required.

The subdivider shall submit design and engineering plans to the City for all improvements required pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. No construction of improvements shall begin until the City has approved the plans. [Ord. 1257 § 2, 1980.]

16.36.030 Conformance with design and engineering plans – Inspection of improvements.

A. A subdivider shall construct all required improvements in conformance with the approved design and engineering plans.

B. All improvements shall be inspected under the supervision of a registered engineer for conformance with the City standard specifications. [Ord. 1257 § 2, 1980.]

16.36.040 Submission of “as-built” drawings.

The subdivider shall submit to the City reproducible “as-built” drawings detailing actual construction of alleys, streets, and underground utilities which are being dedicated to the City prior to final acceptance of the improvements and release of construction bond. “As-built” drawings shall conform with the Sunnyside standards and specifications requirements. [Ord. 1257 § 2, 1980.]

16.36.050 Street improvements.

Existing or proposed streets in or adjacent to a proposed subdivision shall be improved at the expense of the subdivider by the construction of curb, gutters and pavement surface in conformance with the City standard specifications. Street widths, exclusive of curb and gutter, shall be in conformance with the Local Agency Guidelines published by the Washington State Department of Transportation as such guidelines now exist or are hereafter amended or modified, or as otherwise recommended and approved by the Director of Public Works or the Planning Commission and City Council, as applicable. [Ord. 1821 § 1, 1993; Ord. 1257 § 2, 1980.]

16.36.060 Utilities.

A. A sanitary sewer system shall be installed with a separate connection to the City sewer system for each lot and shall be constructed and installed in conformance with the City standards and specifications, and the City comprehensive water and sewer plans.

B. A complete domestic water distribution and fire protection system shall be installed and connected to the City water system. The water distribution system shall conform to the City standards and specifications, the City comprehensive water plan, and be approved by the Department of Social and Health Services.

C. Each subdivision shall provide a drainage system for the collection, control, and/or disposal of surface water runoff.

D. All new utilities shall be installed underground, except for the following:

1. Electric, pad-mounted transformers;

2. Electric transmission systems of a voltage of 15 KV or more;

3. Service meters at structures;

4. TV cable amplifiers, distribution taps;

5. Telephone pedestals and cross-connection terminals;

6. Temporary services necessary for construction.

E. All franchised utilities, including City utilities, shall have access to and use of all utility easements except special purpose easements such as those for high-voltage electrical lines.

F. Easements for unusual facilities, such as high-voltage electric lines; irrigation canals, lines and facilities; and high-capacity gas transmission lines shall be approved by the Director of Public Works. In subdivisions located in whole or in part within an irrigation district organized pursuant to Chapter 87.03 RCW, and where the lands of that subdivision have been classified as irrigatable, easements for water rights-of-way and irrigation facilities to each parcel of land in said subdivision may be required by the irrigation district and by the City, prior to approval of the plat, with such easements and facilities being shown on the plat of the subdivision.

G. No buildings or structures, except fences, shall be permitted to be constructed on any utility easements or over any utility facilities. Masonry fences will be considered as structures, rather than fences. [Ord. 1584 § 1, 1986; Ord. 1532 §§ 2, 3, 1985; Ord. 1257 § 2, 1980.]

16.36.070 Street lights.

The subdivider shall install at his expense street lights in accordance with the standard specifications of the City. [Ord. 1257 § 2, 1980.]

16.36.080 Sidewalks.

Sidewalks shall be constructed of concrete in conformance with the City standards and specifications. [Ord. 1257 § 2, 1980.]

16.36.090 Improvements for flood, inundation or swamp conditions.

Land which the City Council or City Planning Commission has found to be unsuitable for development due to flood, inundation, insufficient drainage, swamp conditions, or any other condition likely to be harmful to the health, safety and welfare of future residents shall be provided with protective improvements approved by the Director of Public Works and which are accepted by the administrator. [Ord. 1257 § 2, 1980.]