No construction of Public Improvements shall commence until Improvement Plans have been approved by the Director and appropriate City permits have been issued. Prior to issuance of any such permits, the City shall obtain easements from the Subdivider or third parties to allow for the City to complete construction of Public Improvements on private property should the Subdivider fail to do so and to allow for public use, if necessary, prior to City acceptance of such Public Improvements. Also, prior issuance of any such permits, the City shall obtain an irrevocable offer of dedication of private property in fee title from the Subdivider or third parties where said property is designated for use as future public right-of-way in the Plan and Plan Documents. The City, at its option, shall obtain an irrevocable offer of dedication of private property in fee title from Subdivider or third parties where Public Improvements will be constructed on said property. In addition, City also shall obtain from Subdivider an irrevocable offer of dedication of any Public Improvements constructed pursuant to the Plan, Plan Documents, and this Code.
Notwithstanding Administrative Code Chapter 23, the Director of Property is authorized to enter into easements for a term of five (5) years or less for purposes of Subsection (a) above or other purposes associated with construction and use of Public Improvements as set forth in this Code.
Construction of Public Improvements that are to be accepted by the City as Public Improvements or for public maintenance and liability purposes shall be subject to inspection by the Director. The Subdivider is responsible for paying the applicable engineering inspection fee as specified in the Public Works Code.
Any work done by the Subdivider prior to issuance of appropriate City permits or approval of Improvement Plans, including changes thereto, or without the inspection and testing required by the Director is subject to rejection. Such work shall be deemed to have been done at the risk and peril of the Subdivider.
The design and layout of all required improvements, both on-site and off-site, private and public, shall conform to the Plan, Plan Documents, the applicable provisions of City Regulations and Tentative Map conditions consistent therewith.
Installation of Underground Facilities. All underground facilities including sanitary and drainage facilities, and duct banks, and excepting survey monuments installed in streets, alleys, or pedestrian ways shall be constructed, by the Subdivider and inspected and approved by the Director, prior to the surfacing of such street, alley or pedestrian way. Service connections for all underground utilities and sewers shall be laid to such length as will in the Director’s opinion obviate disturbing the street, alley, or pedestrian way improvements when service connections are completed to properties in the subdivision.
(Added by Ord. 304-04, File No. 041544, App. 12/24/2004; Ord. 209-10, File No. 100661, App. 8/3/2010)