City of Billings, MO
Christian County
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[Ord. No. 777 §26-49, 3-23-1994]
A. 
Improvements shall be installed only in accordance with a preliminary plat that has been approved under the provisions of this Chapter and in accordance with construction plans that have been approved by the City Engineer.
1. 
Construction drawings and specifications for materials and installation of a development's proposed construction improvements must be submitted and approved by the City, the City Engineer and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
2. 
Shop drawings and materials supplied must be submitted to and approved by the City prior to beginning construction on the proposed improvements.
3. 
Construction improvements shall be installed only in accordance with a final plat which has been approved under the provisions of this Chapter and construction plans which have been approved by the City Engineer.
[Ord. No. 777 §26-50, 3-23-1994]
Before the final plat of any subdivision is submitted for approval, the developer shall provide for the installation of all improvements described in this Article in the manner and in accordance with the requirements of the land development regulations of the City. A letter of credit, surety bond, escrow or other security shall not be accepted in lieu of completion of such improvements, except that the Board of Aldermen may, at its option, accept appropriate security for the installation, completion and construction of any sidewalks required under the provisions of the City's land development regulations.
[Ord. No. 777 §26-51, 3-23-1994]
A. 
Before an occupancy permit is approved, the City shall make an inspection of the constructed street and utility improvements. The lot owner shall be responsible for the repair of any damage to the sidewalks, curbs and other improvements within the right-of-way in front of the lot for which occupancy is requested, regardless of the cause of any such damage.
B. 
Whenever all public facilities or improvements intended for dedication are installed before occupancy, use or sale is authorized, then the developer shall post a sufficient surety to guarantee that the developer will correct all defects in such facilities or improvements that occur within one (1) year after the offer of dedication of such facilities or improvements is accepted.
C. 
The term "defects" refers to any condition in facilities or improvements dedicated to the public that requires the City to make repairs in such facilities or improvements over and above the amount of maintenance that normally would be required. If such defects appear, the guaranty may be enforced regardless of whether the facilities or improvements were constructed in accordance with the requirements of this Chapter.
D. 
An engineer or architect retained by the developer shall certify to the City that all facilities and improvements to be dedicated to the City have been constructed in accordance with the requirements of this Chapter. This certificate shall be a condition for acceptance by the City of the offer of dedication of such facilities or improvements.
[Ord. No. 777 §26-52, 3-23-1994]
A. 
Monuments shall be placed at all block corners, at the point where the curve in a street right-of-way meets with the tangent to the curve and at all controlling corners of the subdivision. Monuments shall be one (1) of the following and shall have the registration number of the land surveyor in charge or the corporate registration number or name legibly stamped or imprinted thereon. Monuments shall be placed so as to be free of movement:
1. 
Concrete monuments consisting of reinforced concrete at least four (4) inches in width or diameter and no less than twenty-four (24) inches in depth with its precise position marked by either a point on a brass cup, a formed cross or a metal rod.
2. 
Manufactured cast iron or aluminum survey markers approved by the State land surveyor no less than twenty-four (24) inches in depth unless encased in concrete with its precise position marked by a point or cross.
3. 
Brass disk no less than two (2) inches in diameter, countersunk and well cemented in a drill hole in either solid rock or concrete and its precise position marked by a point or cross.
B. 
Markers shall be placed at each corner of all lots flush with the finish grade or countersunk to afford protection from disturbance. Markers shall also be placed at the point where lot lines intersect curves, either front or rear. Markers shall be placed at all angles in property lines. Markers shall be five-eighths (⅝) inch steel rod, eighteen (18) inches in length or more and shall have affixed thereto a copy or other device bearing the registration number of the land surveyor in charge. All marker caps one (1) inch in diameter and larger shall have the precise position of the corner marked by a point or cross.
C. 
Monuments and markers shall be inspected to determine that they have not been destroyed by construction prior to certification of completion of improvements.
[Ord. No. 777 §26-53, 3-23-1994]
A. 
The classification, extent, width, grade and location of all streets shall conform to the Comprehensive Plan and major street plan. Where not shown, the arrangement and design standards of streets shall conform to the provisions herein.
B. 
The arrangement of streets in new subdivisions shall be coordinated with existing proposed and anticipated streets outside of the subdivision. Provision shall be made for the continuation of existing streets in adjoining areas.
C. 
When a new subdivision adjoins a tract susceptible to being subdivided, new streets shall be extended to the boundaries of such tract.
D. 
Streets shall be related appropriately to the topography and street grades shall conform as closely as possible to the original topography.
E. 
Street jogs with centerline offsets of less than one hundred fifty (150) feet shall be prohibited.
F. 
Local streets shall be laid out so as to discourage through traffic.
G. 
Permanent dead-end streets or cul-de-sacs shall be no longer that five hundred (500) feet and shall provide at the closed end a turnaround having a radius (measured to the back of the curb) of at least forty (40) feet. The right-of-way of a cul-de-sac shall have a diameter of one hundred (100) feet. Curb elevations shall be provided as shown on Standard Drawing No. 10.
H. 
Every lot shall have access to a road that provides reasonable ingress and egress for emergency vehicles as well as for the intended use of the lot.
I. 
When a subdivision abuts or contains an arterial street, the Commission may require marginal access streets or other streets as may be necessary for adequate protection of residential properties and to provide separation of through and local traffic.
J. 
Halfstreets shall be prohibited except where such streets, when combined with a similar street that is developed previously or simultaneously on property adjacent to the subdivision, creates a street that meets the right-of-way and pavement requirements of this Chapter.
K. 
The developer shall reimburse the City for the cost of any street signs and street lights needed for the development as determined by the City.
[Ord. No. 777 §26-54, 3-23-1994]
A. 
All streets shall be constructed with curb and gutter in conformance to the requirements in this Article and Standard Drawing No. 5. Sidewalks shall be required on a least one (1) side of each street. The City may require sidewalks on both sides of a street.
B. 
Except as provided for in Subsection (A), all streets shall be constructed with curb and gutter and shall conform to the requirements of this Subsection. Only standard ninety degree (90°) curb may be used, except that roll-type curb shall be permitted along local streets within residential subdivisions. Street pavement widths shall be measured from curb face to curb face where ninety degree (90°) curb is used and from the center of the curb where roll-type curb is used.
Street Type
Minimum Right-of-Way Width in Feet
Minimum Pavement Width in Feet
Alley/service
20
Local
50
24
Collector — residential
60
36
Collector — commercial
80
44
Arterial
80
68
[Ord. No. 777 §26-55, 3-23-1994]
A. 
Intersections involving the junction of more than two (2) streets shall be prohibited.
B. 
Streets shall intersect as nearly as possible at right angles as no two (2) streets shall intersect at less than sixty degrees (60°).
C. 
Except where no other alternative is practical or legally possible, no two (2) streets may intersect with any other street on the same side at a distance of less than four hundred (400) feet measured from centerline to centerline of the intersecting street. When the intersected street is an arterial, the distance between intersecting streets shall be at least one thousand (1,000) feet.
D. 
Street curb intersections shall be rounded by a tangential arc with a minimum radius of twenty-five (25) feet for intersections of local streets and thirty (30) feet for intersections involving collector or arterial streets. Where substantial use is anticipated by large vehicles, the curb radius shall be increased to accommodate the anticipated use.
[Ord. No. 777 §26-56, 3-23-1994]
All streets, curb and gutters shall be designed and constructed in conformance with Standard Drawing No. 5. Independent lab testing shall be required for density/compaction and thickness of the subgrade (dirt), subbase (crushed stone), asphalt base and asphalt surface and shall be at the developer's expense. (Proctor test for dirt and stone compaction and extraction and Marshall tests for asphalt, mix and density.)
[Ord. No. 777 §26-57, 3-23-1994]
Private streets shall not be approved nor shall public improvements be approved for any private street.
[Ord. No. 777 §26-58, 3-23-1994]
Wheelchair ramps shall be provided at intersections and other major points of pedestrian flow. Wheelchair ramps and depressed curbs shall be constructed in accordance with the City's Design Standards for Public Improvements.
[Ord. No. 777 §26-59, 3-23-1994]
Street names shall be assigned by the developer with the approval of the Commission. Names of new streets shall not duplicate existing or platted names unless the new street is a continuation of an existing or platted street. Building numbers shall be assigned by the City.
[Ord. No. 777 §26-60, 3-23-1994]
A. 
Sidewalks shall be required along one (1) side of all streets. Sidewalks may be required along both sides of the street if determined necessary for public and pedestrian safety.
B. 
Sidewalks shall be at least four (4) feet in width and shall be constructed in conformance with Standard Drawing No. 6.
C. 
Whenever the Commission finds that a means of pedestrian access is necessary from the subdivision to schools, parks, playgrounds or other roads or facilities and that such access is not conveniently provided by sidewalks adjacent to the streets, the developer may be required to reserve an unobstructed easement of at least ten (10) feet in width to provide such access.
[Ord. No. 777 §26-61, 3-23-1994]
A. 
Block length and width or acreage within bounding streets shall be such as to accommodate the size of lot required by the zoning regulations and to provide for convenient access, circulation and safety of street traffic.
B. 
Block lengths shall not exceed one thousand three hundred twenty (1,320) feet or be less than three hundred (300) feet, except under unusual conditions.
C. 
A block should be arranged so as to provide two (2) tiers of lots and to allow for adequate pedestrian access through the subdivision and to adjoining properties.
[Ord. No. 777 §26-62, 3-23-1994]
A. 
All lots shall abut by their full frontage on a publicly dedicated street.
B. 
Side lot lines shall be at approximate right angles to straight street lines or radial to curved street lines.
C. 
Corner lots for residential use shall have extra width to permit appropriate building setback from and orientation to both streets.
D. 
Double frontage and reverse frontage lots shall be avoided except where essential to provide separation of residential development from arterial streets or to overcome site specific difficulties of topography or orientation.
E. 
Lots designed for multi-family, commercial or industrial use shall have limited entrances onto collector and arterial streets.
F. 
Single-family and duplex lots should not be designed to front on collector streets and shall not front on arterial streets.
G. 
All land area within the plat shall either be designated as a lot, dedicated to and accepted by the City or designated for particular use with adequate provisions for continued maintenance.
H. 
Building lines shall be shown on all lots intended for residential use and in some cases may be required on lots intended for commercial use.
[Ord. No. 777 §26-63, 3-23-1994]
A. 
An easement for utilities, at least five (5) feet wide, shall be provided along the side or rear line of lots where necessary to form a continuous right-of-way at least ten (10) feet in width. If necessary for the installation of water or sewer mains or similar facilities, easements of greater width may be required along lot lines or across lots.
B. 
Utility easements shall connect with easements established in adjoining properties.
C. 
Where overhead power or telephone lines are to be provided, additional easements for pole guys shall be provided at the outside of turns. Where possible, lot lines shall be arranged to bisect the exterior angle so that pole guys will fall alongside lot lines.
D. 
Drainage easements for storm sewers or open channel drainage may be required. These easements may be along side lot lines, but it is encouraged that the design should be such that the drainage will be carried along the rear of lots. If open channel drainage is to be carried in the street right-of-way, additional right-of-way shall be provided. The size and location of such easements for open channel drainage shall be approved by the City Engineer.
E. 
Maintenance and mowing of stormwater basins, drainage ways and diversion berms within easements provided to the City shall be assigned to, and the responsibility of, the private lot owners and not the City and shall be so noted on the preliminary and final plats.
[Ord. No. 777 §26-64, 3-23-1994]
A. 
All development shall connect to the City's sanitary sewer system and the developer shall be responsible for installation of all sewer utilities in conformance with the State of Missouri design regulations for sanitary sewer facilities, standard drawings in this document and as may be determined by the City Engineer.
B. 
The developer shall provide and install four (4) inch minimum sewer lateral stubouts and saddles on sewer mains for each lot according to Standard Drawings No. 22 and 23.
C. 
Sewer mains shall not generally be placed under street surfaces. Backfilling sewer lines, sewer main placement and crossings under City streets and street surface repair shall conform to Standard Drawing No. 7. Any water line crossings under proposed or future roads shall also be backfilled to proposed street subgrade with compacted crushed stone.
[Ord. No. 777 §26-65, 3-23-1994]
A. 
The drilling and installation of private water wells within the City limits shall be prohibited.
B. 
All land development, subdivisions and lots within subdivisions shall be provided with a complete water main supply system which shall be connected to the City's water supply system.
C. 
The developer shall be responsible for installation of all water utilities in conformance with the State of Missouri Design Guide for Community Public Water Supplies, standard drawings in these regulations and as may be determined by the City Engineer. The developer shall provide and install one (1) inch minimum water service lines with a curb stop for each lot and water main valves according to Standard Drawing No. 19. Water main valves and fire hydrants shall be provided at locations as specified by the City Public Works Director or the City Engineer.
D. 
Fire hydrants shall be installed by the developer in all subdivisions according to Standard Drawing No. 16 as an integral part of the City's water supply system.
E. 
Water mains shall not generally be placed under street surfaces. Backfilling water services and main placement under City streets and street crossings with street surface repair shall conform to Standard Drawing No. 7. Any water line crossings under proposed or future roads or streets shall be backfilled to proposed street subgrade with compacted crushed stone.
[Ord. No. 777 §26-66, 3-23-1994]
A. 
All electric, cable television and telephone distribution lines shall be installed in locations as approved by the City Engineer and in conformance with the requirements of the individual utility service provider.
B. 
Underground electric service is an option for developers. Installation of all underground utilities shall be in conformance with City standards and the requirements of the utility service provider.
C. 
All utilities and improvements which are to be installed in street rights-of-way shall be completed prior to construction of the street.
D. 
All public streets, sidewalks and other common areas or facilities in subdivisions shall be sufficiently illuminated to ensure the security of property and the safety of persons using such streets, sidewalks or facilities.