Chapter 16.24


16.24.005    Conformity with provisions required.

16.24.010    Design and engineering plans required.

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

16.24.020    Submission of as-built drawings.

16.24.025    Street improvements.

16.24.030    Utilities.

16.24.035    Street lights.

16.24.040    Sidewalks.

16.24.045    Improvements for flood, inundation or swamp conditions.

16.24.050    Street name signs.

16.24.005 Conformity with provisions required.

In the planning of each short subdivision or subdivision regulated by the provisions of this chapter, the subdivider shall comply with the subdivision improvement requirements of this chapter. (Ord. 86-26 § 2, 1986).

16.24.010 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. 86-26 § 2, 1986).

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

A. The 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 standards and specifications. (Ord. 86-26 § 2, 1986).

16.24.020 Submission of as-built drawings.

The subdivider shall submit to the city reproducible as-built drawings detailing actual construction of all 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 Toppenish standards and specifications. (Ord. 86-26 § 2, 1986).

16.24.025 Street improvements.

Existing or proposed streets in or adjacent to proposed subdivision shall be improved at the expense of the subdivider by the construction of curbs, gutters, and pavement surface in conformance with the city standard specifications. Street widths, exclusive of curb and gutter, shall be in conformance with the city standards and specifications. (Ord. 86-26 § 2, 1986).

16.24.030 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, including service to each lot and fire hydrants, shall be installed and connected to the city water system. The water distribution system shall conform to the city standards and specifications, the existing 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 surfacewater runoff.

D. All new utilities including CATV cable and CATV service drops 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. CATV pedestals for amplifiers and other electronic equipment;

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. No buildings or structures, except fences, shall be permitted to be constructed on any utility easement. Masonry fences will be considered as a structure. (Ord. 86-26 § 2, 1986).

16.24.035 Street lights.

The subdivider shall install at his expense street lights in accordance with the standard specifications of the city. (Ord. 86-26 § 2, 1986).

16.24.040 Sidewalks.

Sidewalks, including walkways, shall be constructed of concrete in conformance with the city standards and specification. (Ord. 86-26 § 2, 1986).

16.24.045 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 protection improvements approved by the director of public works and which are accepted by the administrator. (Ord. 86-26 § 2, 1986).

16.24.050 Street name signs.

Street name signs will be installed in accordance with the requirements of the city. (Ord. 86-26 § 2, 1986).