Street and Storm Drainage Standards - 1997 Edition
with revisions through 08/04
ORDINANCE NO. 1060
AN ORDINANCE adopting by
reference Street and Storm Drainage Standards for construction
of extensions to the Town of Friday Harbor street and storm
drainage systems and repealing Ordinance #1025.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Town of
Section 1. Adoption of document.
The Town of Friday Harbor Street and Storm
Drainage Standards as published by the firm of Gray and Osborne, Inc., is hereby
adopted as the conditions and construction standards to be adhered to in any and
all extensions to the Town of Friday Harbor street and storm drainage systems.
Section 2. Copies on file.
The publication entitled Town of Friday Harbor
Street and Storm Drainage Standards shall be available for review in the office
of the Town Clerk.
Section 3. Applicability.
The standards described in Section 1,
above, shall apply to all construction, reconstruction and remodeling where
the value of the construction, reconstruction or remodeling exceeds a total
cost of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) as described on the face of the
Town building permit, with the exception of single family residences.
The standards as described in Section 1,
above, shall apply to all construction or reconstruction of land surfaces,
to include, but not be limited to, grading or paving of land surfaces for
parking, landscaping and/or drainage where the value of the construction or
reconstruction exceeds Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00), with the
exception of single family residences.
In the event a series of building permits
are issued over a period of 24 months which, in total exceeds Fifty Thousand
Dollars ($50,000.00), the terms of this Ordinance shall apply.
Street frontage improvements required by this
Ordinance shall be installed prior to the issuance of any building or grading
permit; provided that the Administrator shall have authority to authorize
issuance of a building or grading permit prior to installation upon posting of a
bond or other security to insure compliance. The amount of the bond or security
shall be determined by the Town, based on an estimate for the cost of such
Section 4. Administrator.
The Town Administrator or his/her designee
shall administer the provisions of this Ordinance.
Section 5. Permit required.
No person or any other entity shall
commence construction, alteration, or repair within the public right-of-way
without a right- of-way permit having first been obtained from the Town.
The non-refundable right-of-way permit fee
shall be reviewed annually by the Town Council who shall direct the Town Clerk
to adjust the fee appropriately and post said permit application fee in a
conspicuous place within Town Hall and make such a list available to the public
Section 6. Sidewalk reconstruction - Town
In the event the Town has raised or lowered an
existing street so that the existing sidewalk does not match the sidewalk level,
in accordance with adopted street and storm drainage standards, the Town shall
be responsible for the reconstruction of the sidewalk.
Section 7. Improvement construction contracts.
Pursuant to the authority granted in RCW
35.72.010, et.seq., as amended from time to time, the Town may enter into
and contract with the owner or owners of real estate within the Town for the
construction or improvement of street projects, to include design, grading,
paving, installation of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, storm drainage, street
lighting, traffic controls, and other similar improvements. All such
construction or improvements shall be performed in full compliance with the
minimum standards established under Section 1, above.
Any contract authorized under this section
may provide for the partial reimbursement of the property owner or owners,
or their assigns, following the procedures set forth in Chapter 35.72 RCW,
as amended from time to time.
Any contracts authorized under this Section
shall contain provisions similar to those set forth in the form Water and/or
Sewer Facility Contract set forth as an appendix to the Town of Friday Harbor
Water System/Sewer System Extension Requirements adopted by reference in
Chapters 13.08 and 13.24, FHMC.
Section 8. Violation and Enforcement
A violation of this Ordinance shall be and
hereby is declared both a public nuisance and a Class I civil infraction, as
defined in Ordinance #1053 as amended from time to time. Each day that a
violation of this Ordinance exists may be treated as a separate infraction.
Except in circumstances where there is a
serious and imminent threat to public health or safety, prior to filing a
public nuisance abatement action in San Juan County Superior Court, the Town
shall attempt to gain compliance by use of the civil infraction procedures
set forth in Ordinance #1053.
The penalty for committing a civil infraction
under this Ordinance shall be as set forth in Ordinance #1053.
SECTION 9. Ordinance #1025 is hereby repealed
in its entirety.
SECTION 10. Effective Date. This Ordinance
shall become effective following publication in accordance with State law.
ADOPTED this 5th day of February,
TOWN OF FRIDAY HARBOR
Gary G. Boothman, Mayor
SEAL of the Town of Friday Harbor
Steven Dubail, Town Clerk