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Ord 1455 - AMENDING CHAPTER 27 ARTICLE V OF THE LOS GATOS TOWN CODE CONCERNING SUBDIVISIONSORDINANCE NO. 1 4.55 ORDINANCE OF THE T014N OF LOS GATOS AMENDING CHAPTER 27 ARTICLE V OF THE LOS GATOS TOWN CODE CONCERNING SUBDIVISIONS THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1 Sections 27 -38, 27 -40, 27 -42, 27 -48, 27 -49, 27 -51, 27 -55, 27 -65, 27 -68, 27 -69, 27 -70, 27 -71, 27 -73, 27 -74 and 27 -75 are deleted from the Subdivision Ordinance of the Town of Los Gatos. SECTION 2 Section 27 -37 of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: Section 27 -37 D'es'ign Standards -- Generally Those certain subdivision design standards which are on file in the office of the town clerk are by reference incorporated in this chapter as the subdivision design standards of the Town. SECTION 3 .Section 27 -39 of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: Section 27 -39 Same - Streets The design of a subdivision shall comply with the following street and highway standards as determined by the advisory agency: (a) Highways and major streets Highways and major streets shall conform to the width as adopted by the circulation element of the General Plan. S'e' ctiori 27 -39 Same -- Streets (continued) (b) Col s treets . The width of right -of -way for all collector streets, and streets and areas to be used for other than one- family and two - family residences shall not be less than sixty feet with a paved roadway width excluding width of curb and sidewalk areas of not less than forty feet; except, that in mountainous or hillside areas the width of paved roadway may be reduced from forty feet to thirty -four feet if parking is prohibited along one side of the street, or twenty -eight feet if parking is prohibited on both sides of the street. In mountainous or hillside areas the width of the right -of -way shall not be less than forty feet. (c) Minor streets The width of right -of -way for minor streets shall be not less than fifty -six feet with a paved roadway width of not less than thirty -six feet, excluding curb. and sidewalk; except that in mountainous or hillside areas the width of the paved roadway may be reduced from thirty -six to thirty feet if parking is prohibited along one side of the street, or twenty -four feet if parking is prohibited on both sides of the street. In mountainous or hillside areas the width of the right -of -way shall not be less than forty feet. (d) 'One-way streets One -way streets may be acceptable in a subdivision when their use is justified by detailed engineering studies submitted by the subdivider. The width of right -of -way for one -way streets shall be not less than forty feet with a paved roadway excluding curb and sidewalk areas of not less -2- 12- 27 -79j Section 27 -39 Same - Stre ets .(continued (d) One -w streets (continued) than fourteen feet. Emergency pull -out areas of a design approved by the Town engineer shall be provided at approximately five hundred feet intervals on straight sections and at each end of every blind curve. (e) Turning circles Turning circles at the end of cul -de -sac streets shall have a roadway radius of not less than thirty -two feet, and a right -of- way width of forty -two feet; except, that in mountainous or hillside areas the roadway radius may be reduced to twenty -six feet, and the right -of- way radius to thirty -two feet if parking is prohibited on the turning circle. Alternate designs for turning or reversing direction may be used in lieu of the turning circle if approved by the planning commission. Radii of turning circles in industrial subdivisions may be increased to provide adequate turning provisions for truck and trailer combinations. SECTION 4 Section 27 -41 of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: Sectioti 27 -41 Same - Design Standards Alleys shall have a right -of -way width of not less than thirty feet and roadway width of not less than twenty -four feet. -3- 12- 27 -79j SECTION 5 Section 27 -43 of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: Section. 2 ? -43 Streets Necessary for the Development of Adibinin.'g Property Whenever a street is necessary for the development of adjoining property, the location, width and extent of such street shall be shown on the tentative and final map. The subdivider shall improve such streets across the property being subdivided. SECTION 6 Section 27 -44 of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: Secti 27 -44 Off - street parking on narrow streets On streets in subdivisions where parking of auto- mobiles is prohibited along either or both sides of the normal roadway, parking bays may be required at convenient locations or intervals outside the normal traffic lanes. SECTION 7 Section 27 -45 of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: Section 27 -45 Trails Trails are required in a subdivision where shown on the General Plan. Trails not shown on the General Plan may be required by the advisory agency. .SECTION 8 Section 27 -46 of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: -4- 12- 27 -79j Section 27 -46 Street Al irrient Unless otherwise approved by the Town engineer and by the advisory agency, the center lines of any two streets entering upon opposite sides of any certain street in a subdivision shall intersect the center line of that street at the same point, or at points separated by not less than two hundred feet. SECTION 9 Section 27 -47 of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: Section: 27 -47 Grades of streets, highways and alleys The grades of highways, streets and alleys in subdivisions shall not exceed fifteen per cent unless otherwise approved by the Town engineer and the planning commission. SECTION 10 Section 27 -50 of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: Section. 27 -50 Pavin´┐Żof Streets Roadways on streets, highways and alleys within a subdivision shall be paved with asphalt concrete or Portland cement concrete in accordance with standards approved by the Town engineer. SECTION 11 Section 27 -52 of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: -5- 12 -28 -791 Section '27 -52 St reet Inters:ec'tions At each intersection between two streets, in a subdivision the property lines shall be rounded with a curve having a radius of not less than twenty feet. At intersections between an alley and a street, or between two alleys the radius or cut -bask distance shall be not less than ten feet. SECTION 12 Section 27 -53 of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: Section 27 -53 Sidewalks Sidewalks shall be constructed on all streets and highways within a subdivision; except, that in land being subdivided into lots twenty thousand square feet or more in size, sidewalks may be omitted. In hillside subdivisions, a walkway or path shall be constructed on one side of the street or highway, subject to the approval of the Town engineer and the advisory agency. SECTION 13 Section 27 -54 of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: Se ction. 27 -54 C urbs and Gutters Curbs and gutters shall be constructed on all streets and highways within a subdivision, except, that in mountainous or hillside areas, curbs or .gutters may be eliminated by the Town engineer in special circumstances. -6- 12- 28 -79j SECTION 14 Section 27 -55 of the Los Gatos. Town. C.o.de is amended to read as follows: Section '27 -55 Cul'-de-' length Cul -de -sacs shall not exceed eight: hundred feet in length; provided, the length of a cul -de -sac may be increased by action of the advisory agency upon finding that emergency access, utility services, and circulation are satisfactory. SECTION 15 Section 27 -56 of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: Section 27 -56 Itpr ove . m . en ts on half- streets Improvements conforming to the requirements specified in this article shall be constructed on any half - streets or highways within a subdivision. In cases where a "half - street" adjoins un.subdivided land, or land not occupied by a street or public way, the minimum right -of -way width of such half - street is forty feet. Additional pavement shall be provided within the right -of -way to facilitate the safe flow of two -way traffic. SECTION 16 Section 27 -57 of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: Se ction 27 -57 Culve Stor Drains, etc Culverts, storm drains, and drainage structures shall be constructed in, under, or along streets, alleys and highways in a subdivision as required by the Town engineer as reasonably necessary to prevent damage to streets or -7- 12- 28 -79j S ection 27 -`57 Culverts ' S'torin Drains, etc. (continued) adjoining properties from storm water, or to prevent the flow of storm water on streets of depth and velocity as to present a hazardous condition for moving vehicles and pedestrians, or to maintain the flow of storm water in its natural channel. SECTION 17 Section 27 -58 of the Los Gatos Town. Code is amended to read as follows: Section. 27 -58 Se wers Sanitary sewers with house service laterals shall be constructed to serve each lot within a proposed subdivision. In hillside areas sewer service shall be by sanitary sewer whenever practical. Adequately designed alternative systems may be authorized when the following occurs: (a) Connection to a publicly regulated sanitary system is not available or feasible within a reasonable period of time, and (b) the predicted use of such a system on a reasonably permanent basis will adequately meet disposal needs and have no detrimental effect on the environment (including water quality). SECTION 18 Section 27 -59 of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: Section 27 -59 Ut ilitie s Utilities with connections to each lot within a subdivision shall be constructed as required by the advisory agency. All new utility services shall be placed underground. Underground conduit shall be provided for cable television service. -8- 12- 28 -79j SECTION 19 Section 27 -59A of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: Section 27- 5 :9A. Domestic Water Service Water service shall be provided as a recognized public utility. SECTION 20 Section 27 -60 of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: Section 27 -60 ' FFiire Fire hydrants, together with adequate water service thereto, shall be located in each subdivision as directed by the fire chief. SECTION 21 Section 27 -61 of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: Section 2 7- 61 St reet - L ghtin g Street lighting shall be installed in accordance with the Town standards. SECTION 22 Section 27 -62 of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: _Section 27 -62 St reet Signs Street signs shall be placed on all streets in a subdivision as directed by the Town engineer. Such signs shall be constructed in accordance with standards developed by the Town engineer. -9- 12- 28 -79j SECTION 23 Section 27 -63 of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: S'e'cti 27 -63 RReettaai Walls Retaining walls may be required to minimize cuts and fills. SECTION 24 Section 27 -64 of the Los Gatos. Town Code is amended to read as follows: Section 27 -64 Garbage 'Service Provisions for garbage service shall be made for adequate garbage disposal service. Such provisions shall be compatible with the franchise requirements of the Local garbage disposal contractor. SECTION 25 Section 27 -66 of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: Sect ion. 27 -66 DDo u.bl'e frontage Lots (a) Unless otherwise approved by the advisory agency by reason of special circumstances, lots for one - family and two - family use shall not be designed with frontage on two streets except at street intersections and except along highways. (b) Double frontage lots may be required to have a wall or fence of an approved design constructed along side or rear lot lines. Access rights along such rear or side lot lines may be required to be dedicated to the Town. -10- 12- 28 -79j SECTION 26 Section 27 -67 of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: Section 27 -67 Lo Standards' de *g area and wi'd'th All lots created pursuant to this chapter must conform to the rules of the zoning ordinance. SECTION 27 Section 27 -72 of the Los Gatos Town Code is amended to read as follows: Sec tion 27 -72 Cle anliness,' 'etc , of the buil'ding 'sites Every building site in a subdivision shall be kept free and clear at all times of dead plant materials which constitute a fire hazard. It shall be the duty of the Town fire chief to inspect hillside subdivision areas and take appropriate action to insure safety. SECTION 28 Section 27 -76 of the L6s Gatos Town Code is amended.:to read as follows: Section. 27 -76 Pro'te'cti'ori f'r'ot dust, mud acid 'debris The subdivider shall take appropriate measures to minimize the generation of dust, the erosion of graded surfaces and to prevent the deposition of mud and debris from the graded surfaces onto existing public streets or onto adjoining land or watercourses. The subdivider will be held responsible for damage to adjoining property or to existing public streets by reason of dust, mud or debris from the subdivision, An erosion control plan may be required as a part of subdivision development plans. -11- 12- 28 -79j SECTION 29 This ordinance takes effect 30 days after the date it is adopted. Within 15 days after this ordinance is adopted the Town, Clerk shall cause it to be published once in a newspaper of general circulation published and circulated in the Town. This ordinance was introduced at a regular meeting of the Town Council of the Town of Los Gatos on January 7 _, 19 80 and adopted by the following vote as an ordinance of the Town of Los Gatos at a regular meeting of the Town Council on Ja nuary 21 , 19 50 . AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS Ruth Cannon, Thoma J. Ferrit Md:a d3. Gual tieri, Peter W. Siemens and John D. Loch NOE S: ...................... .. COUNCILMEMBERS* None ABSTAIN: COUNCILMEMBERS None ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS NnriP S IGNE. ATTEST: Clerk, Town of Gatos -12- 12- 28 -79j