City of Coldwater, MI
Branch County
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[Ord. No. 339, passed 7-25-1977]
(a) 
The improvements set forth under this section are to be considered as minimum acceptable standards. All those improvements for which standards are not specifically set forth shall have said standards set by ordinance or published rules of Council. All improvements must meet the approval of Council.
(b) 
Prior to the undertaking of any improvements, the proprietor shall deposit, with the City Clerk/Assessor, cash, a certified check or an irrevocable bank letter of credit, whichever the proprietor selects, or a surety bond acceptable to Council, to insure faithful completion of all improvements within the time specified. The amount of the deposit shall be set by Council, based on an estimate by the City Engineer. Council shall release funds for the payment of work as it is completed and approved by the City. The City may also approve the construction of required improvements by a 100% special assessment to the subdivider in accordance with Chapter 208 of these Codified Ordinances.
(c) 
Prior to the acceptance by the City of improvements, a two-year maintenance bond, in an amount set by Council, may be required to be posted by the proprietor.
(d) 
Improvements shall be provided by the proprietor in accordance with the standards and requirements established in this chapter and/or any other such standards and requirements which may, from time to time, be established by ordinance or published rules of the City.
[Ord. No. 339, passed 7-25-1977; Ord. No. 571, passed 6-22-1998]
All streets and appurtenances thereto shall be constructed in accordance with details and specifications approved by Council.
(a) 
Street pavement width standards. Street pavement widths shall be as provided in the following table:
Street Type
Pavement Width (in Feet)
Measured from Back of Curb to Back of Curb
Major thorofare
In conformance with the standards and specifications established by the Municipal Engineer or Council. This width is generally established as 48 feet.
Collector streets
41
Industrial streets
41
Multiple-family residential streets (where dedicated)
36
Minor residential streets
Less than 500 vehicle trips generated per day
30
500 or more vehicle trips generated per day
35
Marginal access streets
24
Turn-around (loop) streets
Not less than 80 feet in diameter at the terminating loop. 36 feet wide pavement.
Alley
20
Cul-de-sac street (turn-arounds)
Industrial
65 feet in radius
Residential and others
46 feet in radius
(b) 
Curbs and gutters. Curbs and gutters shall be constructed in accordance with details and specifications prescribed by Council.
(c) 
Roadway pavements. Roadway pavements shall be constructed in accordance with details and specifications prescribed by Council.
[Ord. No. 339, passed 7-25-1977]
(a) 
Requirements for underground wiring. The proprietor shall make arrangements for all lines for telephone, electric, television and other similar services distributed by wire or cable to be placed underground entirely through a subdivided area, except for major thorofare rights of way. Such conduits or cables shall be placed within private easements provided to such service companies by the proprietor, or within dedicated public ways, provided only that overhead lines may be permitted upon the written recommendation of the City Engineer, City Manager and Planning Commission, and the approval of Council, at the time of final plat approval, where it is determined that overhead lines will not constitute a detriment to the health, safety, general welfare, plat design and character of the subdivision. All such facilities placed in dedicated public ways shall be planned so as not to conflict with other underground utilities. All such facilities shall be constructed in accordance with standards of construction approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission. All drainage and underground utility installations which traverse privately owned property shall be protected by easements granted by the proprietor.
(b) 
Storm drainage systems. Storm drainage systems may be constructed by the City. Where County drains are involved, a letter or document of approval from the County Drain Commissioner must be submitted by the proprietor.
(c) 
Sewerage system. Sewerage systems shall be constructed in accordance with plans approved by Council and with the requirements of the County Health Board or other appropriate public health authority.
(d) 
Water distribution systems. Water distribution systems shall be constructed in accordance with plans approved by Council, and in conformance with the regulations of the Michigan Department of Health relating to municipal water supplies.
[Ord. No. 339, passed 7-25-1977]
(a) 
Sidewalks. Sidewalks shall be provided on the sides of all road rights of way adjacent to the subdivision being developed. In those instances where no good purpose would be served, Council may waive this requirement. All sidewalks shall be made of concrete four feet wide and four inches thick, and shall be located on the property line.
(b) 
Public walkways. Walkways shall be at least 12 feet in width. The surface treatment shall meet the approval of the Planning Commission. Fences or other improvements may also be required if the Commission or Council determines that they are necessary to protect the adjacent property owners.
(c) 
Trees. Existing trees near street rights of way shall be preserved by the subdivider. Street trees shall be provided at least one per lot in the street right of way between the sidewalk and curb, in accordance with regulations established by Council.