Chapter 12.02


12.02.010    Establishment of easements.

12.02.020    Easement location and width.

12.02.030    Easement pattern.

12.02.040    Drainage easements.

12.02.050    Other facilities.

12.02.060    Design approval and adjustment.

12.02.010 Establishment of easements.

Public utility easements shall be established for the location of new and proposed public utility lines serving new land divisions and land development. Public utility easements shall also be established across the front of new lots and redeveloped lots to provide future utility access as determined necessary by the city engineer. Public utility easements shall be dedicated (granted) at the time that subdivision and/or land use approval is granted. (Ord. 2001-13 § 8, 2001: Ord. 98-64 § 1 (part), 1998).

12.02.020 Easement location and width.

Eight-foot-wide utility easements shall be dedicated along the front of each lot in subdivisions and short subdivisions. Easements for new and/or future utility lines shall be a minimum of eight feet in width, or twice the buried depth of the utility, whichever is greater. (Ord. 2001-13 § 9, 2001: Ord. 98-64 § 1 (part), 1998).

12.02.030 Easement pattern.

Utility easements shall be continuous and aligned from block to block within a subdivision and with easements in adjoining subdivisions to facilitate the extension of public utilities. (Ord. 98-64 § 1 (part), 1998).

12.02.040 Drainage easements.

Drainage easements shall be provided to protect natural watercourses, drainage ways, and stream channels and to accommodate drainage facilities. Alignment and width of drainage easements shall be determined by the city engineer. (Ord. 98-64 § 1 (part), 1998).

12.02.050 Other facilities.

Easements for unusual facilities such as high-voltage electrical transmission lines, higher-capacity natural gas transmission lines, and other private facilities may be provided at the direction of the city engineer. (Ord. 2001-13 § 10, 2001: Ord. 98-64 § 1 (part), 1998).

12.02.060 Design approval and adjustment.

The engineering design of easements is subject to approval by the city engineer. The city engineer may, in his/her discretion, adjust these standards as necessary to facilitate establishment of easements. (Ord. 2001-13 § 12, 2001).