Sunfish Lake City Code

SECTION 1308.01 MONUMENTS:

 

Monuments shall be placed at all block and lot corners, angle points, points of curves in streets and at intermediate points as shall be required by the City. Monuments shall be metal and shall be placed by a Registered Engineer or Registered Land Surveyor. Monument placement shall meet the current accepted standards of practice for surveying including the Dakota County Surveyor requirements.

 

All lot corners and survey control monuments shall be set and in place at the time the plat is recorded. An exception to this requirement may be granted for up to one (1) year by the City Council, provided such approval is made part of the development contract and a financial guarantee in a form determined by the City Attorney is provided.

 

Stakes showing the locations of easements shall be provided by the applicant upon request of the City. The stakes shall be wood laths and will be used only to insure the proper location of utilities on the easements. The stakes shall not be intended to be permanent survey monuments.

 

SECTION 1308.02 STREETS:

 

A.   Grading: The full width of the right-of-way of each street dedicated in the plat shall be cleared and graded in accordance with the plan recommended by the City Engineer and approved by the City Council. Boulevards shall be graded to an approved gross slope not less than two (2) percent, nor more than six (6) percent.

 

B. Paving: All streets shall be improved with a concrete or bituminous surface. Streets to be paved shall be surfaced for a nine (9) ton axle weight capacity using current Minnesota Highway Department design standards and in accordance with City standard design detail plates. No building permit shall be issued for any lot or parcel in a subdivision prior to the installation of the first lift (wearing course) of bituminous surfacing or concrete surfacing on the streets thereof. Exceptions to this provision may be granted by the City Council at their discretion as part of a development contract.

 

C.  Soil Investigation: To determine subgrade soils classification and bearing capacity of the soils in the proposed development, a soil investigation report shall be prepared under the supervision of a soils engineer associated with a qualified soils testing service.

 

Report of the results of the soils investigation shall be provided to the City Engineer. The report shall contain the design recommendation for street section based on 9-ton design. In proposed streets, soils investigation shall be performed at intervals not to exceed 300 lineal feet. The soil borings completed during the investigation shall be at least 10' in depth below the proposed finished grade. Ground water levels shall be reported at each boring. Elevations shall be in mean sea level datum. Locations of borings shall measure in the field and accurately shown on the plans.

 

D.     Concrete Curb and Gutter: Where required, all curb shall be concrete with integral gutter. The standard curb shall be vertical face (Type B-6-18) in accordance with City standard design templates. In new residential developments where access locations to lots are not known, a surmountable curb in accordance with City standard design templates may be used subject to the approval of the City Council if the radius of curvature of the street is two hundred (200) feet or larger and except at intersections and catch basin inlets.

 

E.     Boulevards: All boulevards shall have four (4) inches of top soil (black dirt) placed on them and then shall be sodded or seeded.
 

 

SECTION 1308.03 UTILITIES:

 

It is the City’s policy that new public (ie: water, sewer and storm) services not be extended into the community.

 

Except as expressly allowed by the City and except for transmission lines of 40KV or more, all telephone, cable television, electric and/or gas feeder, distribution, supply and/or service lines shall be placed underground. All work shall be completed prior to street surfacing. In special cases when approved by the City Council, utility lines for television, electrical and/or cable service carried on overhead poles may be permitted and shall be placed in rear lot line easements.

 

 

SECTION 1308.04 WATER SUPPLY:

An individual wells shall be constructed in accordance with the Minnesota State Well Code. The applicant shall provide evidence that lots proposed for individual wells will have a good chance of securing an adequate supply of potable water.

 

 

SECTION 1308.05 SEWAGE DISPOSAL:

 

A.     Individual on-site sewage disposal systems shall be provided for each lot.

 

B.     There shall be no overflow outlets from septic tanks or seepage pits allowing effluent to flow to any waterway, drainage way or roadside ditch.

 

C.     The applicant or owner shall be required to provide appropriate soil borings and percolation tests in order to determine proper sewage system design. Where on-site residential sewer systems are to be installed, the rules and regulations of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Individual Sewage Treatment Systems Standards (Minnesota Rules, Chapter 7080) as may be amended.

 

D.     Any means or methods of sewer disposal including septic tanks in the subdivision shall be allowed to exist only if in compliance with FEMA rules and regulations, requirements of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and Minnesota Rules 7080, as may be amended.

 

SECTION 1308.06 DRAINAGE:

All surface and underground drainage systems shall be installed by the applicant to adequately remove all natural drainage that accumulates on the developed property and in accordance with the provisions of Section 1216.04 of the Sunfish Lake Zoning Ordinance. All such systems shall provide complete removal and a permanent solution for the removal of drainage water and shall be subject to City review and approval.

 

 

SECTION 1308.07 INSPECTION:

All required improvements shall be inspected by a designated representative of the City Council, at the expense of the applicant.

 

 

SECTION 1308.08 CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY:


No certificate of occupancy shall be issued by the City Building Official for any building in the subdivision prior to all improvements outlined in the development contract having been installed. Exceptions to this provision may be granted by the City Council at their discretion as part of the development contract.

We are a small community proud of our heritage and committed to the preservation of our pristine, rural character. We cherish our privacy, yet know we are part of a thriving Dakota County and the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area. With these partnerships in mind, we strive to preserve that unique spirit which is Sunfish Lake, Minnesota.