Section 25-48.1 Sidewalks generally (plats approved after January 1, 2001).
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17111 on 12/03/2001, Section 25-48.1 read as follows.
(a) Sidewalks shall be constructed within all pedestrian easements and
on both sides of all
internal streets and on the abutting side of any adjacent street unless otherwise specified in this
chapter. Sidewalks shall be a minimum of five (5) feet in width or they may be four (4) feet in
width when located along a local residential street that does not adjoin an existing or proposed
park, school, church or other high pedestrian traffic generating use.
(b) The city council may require a sidewalk to be constructed to standards higher
minimum standards of this chapter; provided, that the city compensate the property owner for the
additional cost of constructing the sidewalk.
(c) A request for a variance to any sidewalk requirement or standard may be
accordance with the provisions of Sec. 25-20. A variance to the requirement to construct a
sidewalk may be conditioned on the property owner paying the city an amount equivalent to the
cost of construction of a standard sidewalk; provided however, where an alternate walkway
system is approved as a substitute for
conventional standard sidewalks, no payment
required. The Each payment s collected shall be used solely
to construct or improve a sidewalk s within the city. or
other pedestrian infrastructure improvement that benefits the property for
which the payment was collected. In cases where no equivalent payment has been made or no
alternate walkway system has been approved, the grant of a variance to the requirement that a
sidewalk be constructed shall not affect the power of the city council to later install a sidewalk
adjacent to the property and levy a special assessment against the property for construction of the
(d) Sidewalks shall be constructed to comply with the standards contained herein
and with the
city design standards and specifications established by the director of public works or adopted by
the council. Sidewalks shall be installed prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy for
subject property unless otherwise specified as a note on the plat or in a performance contract
between the developer and the city.
(e) This section shall not apply to any subdivision that received final plat
January 1, 2001.
(Ord. No. 16715, § 1, 12-18-00)