Title 17D City-wide Standards
Chapter 17D.060 Stormwater Facilities
Where deemed appropriate, the director of engineering services may include or request inclusion of provision for stormwater facilities in plat as well as by recorded notice on the property title as a condition of issuance of a building permit or other permit, but no duty on the part of the City is created hereby. Such language may include the following provisions:
With respect to any increased stormwater flows accruing as a result of any development, each property owner, on its own behalf and the behalf of its successors in interest, fully accepts without reservation, the obligation to obstruct and artificially contain and collect all natural or artificially generated or enhanced drainage flows across or upon said owner’s property. The purpose of this requirement is to avoid causing or potentially contributing to flooding, erosion or stormwater loads on other private or public properties and the public sewer system.
A property owner shall, by recorded notice on title, in a form approved by the city attorney, state its understanding and awareness, on its own behalf and the behalf of its successors in interest, of conditions relating to stormwater controls, including drainage easements on the respective lots as well as any requirements for onsite stormwater control facilities, as may be referenced in this chapter or adopted policies and procedures by the director of engineering services.
Property owner, on its own behalf and the behalf of its successors in interest, acknowledges and agrees that no building permit shall be issued for any lot in this plat until evidence satisfactory to the City of Spokane director of engineering services has been provided showing that the recommendations of the “Spokane Aquifer 208 Study” and applicable onsite stormwater facilities requirements have been satisfied. Drainage easements as shown on said plat or permit and on the street plans on file with the office of the director of engineering services are hereby granted.
Each property owner, on its own behalf and the behalf of its successors in interest, acknowledges and accepts full responsibility to maintain drainage facilities within all drainage easements, and to maintain and protect any onsite stormwater control facilities. Under no circumstances does the City of Spokane, its officers or agents, accept any responsibility to maintain onsite stormwater control facilities, drainage courses or drainage pipes on private lots within this development or otherwise within drainage easements or flood plain areas.
Upon the effective date of this ordinance or subsequent to any amendment of SDD boundaries pursuant to SMC 17D.060.180, the city shall cause to be filed with the Spokane County auditor as to any property located with a designated SDD as described in SMC 17D.060.130 or as modified by SMC 17D.060.180 the following language:
This property is located within a Special Drainage District as defined by SMC 17D.060.130. Development of the property is subject to the provisions of chapter 17D.060 SMC and SMC 17F.100.090.
Date Passed: Monday, February 21, 2005
Effective Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2005
ORD C33582 Section 5