Storm damage recovery

17.42.025 Maintenance Restrictions.

City Code Section

(Added by Ordinance 177124; amended by 177750, 184522, 185448 and 186053, effective January 1, 2015.)

  1. A.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Title 17, residents and property owners are not required to obtain a permit to maintain public streets abutting their properties if those streets have not been accepted for maintenance by the City or any other jurisdictions, provided the following conditions are met:
    1. 1.  The travel lane width of the unimproved portion of the street remains the same;
    2. 2.  There is no resulting change in existing drainage patterns outside the public right-of-way;
    3. 3.  Drainageways located within public rights-of-way are not filled in or otherwise altered in any manner that could impact the flow of water;
    4. 4.  The materials used for maintaining the street are equivalent to the existing street materials, except that gravel may be used to resurface a dirt road;
    5. 5.  Asphalt, concrete or other man-made materials may not be applied to existing dirt or gravel surfaces, nor may existing dirt or gravel surfaces be converted to a paved surface;
    6. 6.  The maintenance activities and resulting condition of the street do not adversely affect surrounding properties; 
    7. 7.  Trees in the public right-of-way are not removed or pruned unless a tree permit has been obtained as provided in Title 11, Trees; and
    8. 8.   Speed bumps or other types of devices intended to slow traffic are not constructed.
  2. B.  The City Engineer retains final authority to regulate all maintenance and construction activities in the public right-of-way, regardless of whether a permit is required or obtained.
  3. C.  The City Traffic Engineer retains exclusive authority to establish traffic control devices as provided in Section 16.10.080 and in Section 16.10.200.  This includes, but is not limited to, all regulatory, warning, and guide signs, and all types of pavement markings.