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0430 Landscaping Requirements 1994CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO ORDINANCE NO. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO, AMENDING CHAPTER 18.14 TO DEFINE SHRUB SIZE, REQUIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS AND REQUIRE SHRUBS EVERY FIVE FEET; REPEALING PRIOR CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR THE SEVERABILITY OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING THAT ALL OTHER SECTIONS AND PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 18.14 NOT HEREIN AMENDED SHALL REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT; AND PROVIDING WHEN THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BECOME EFFECTIIV E. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO: Section 1. Amending Section 18.14.020. Section 18.14.020 of the Chubbuck Municipal Code is amended as follows: 18.14.020 Landscaping requirements for certain ,yard areas and off-street parking and other vehicular use areas. All areas used for the display or parking of any and all types of vehicles, boats or construction equipment, whether such vehicles, boats or equipment are self-propelled or not, and all land upon which vehicles traverse the property as a function of the primary use of such property, hereinafter referred to as "other vehicle uses", including, but not limited to, activities of a drive-in nature such as filling stations, grocery and dairy stores, banks, restaurants and the like, shall conform to the minimum landscaping requirements hereinafter provided, save and except areas used for parking or other vehicular uses within buildings, and parking areas serving single household dwellings and duplexes. A. Installation -- All landscaping shall be installed in a sound workmanlike manner and according to accepted planting procedures with the quality of plant materials as hereinafter described. All elements of landscaping shall be installed so as to meet all other applicable ordinances and code requirements. The city building official, or his representative, shall inspect the landscaping and no certificates of occupancy or similar authorization will be issued unless the landscaping meets the requirements herein provided. B. Maintenance -- The owner, tenant and/or their agent, if any, shall be jointly and severally responsible for the maintenance of all landscaping. Landscaping shall be maintained in good condition so as to present a live, healthy, neat and orderly appearance and shall be kept free from weeds, refuse and debris. All landscaped areas, except those utilizing non -living durable material, shall be provided with a readily available water supply with eine a sprinkler irrigation system of at least one hydfafitt Ordinance - Page 1 saw chbbckO6.172 loeated withifl fifty feet of all plafit material to be . All dead trees and shrubs shall be removed and replaced no later than June 30 of the following growing season. C. Plant Material -- 1. Quality. Plant material used to obtain compliance with this chapter shall be of a high quality equivalent to that provided by local reputable nurseries. 2. Trees shall be species having an average mature spread of crown of greater than fifteen feet. Trees shall be not less than two to two and one-half inch caliper size at time of planting. No tree or plant which may cause damage to public roadways or sidewalks or which is regarded as a "trash" tree or plant shall be planted. A list of accepted tree, shrub, and ground cover species shall be maintained by the city building official for review by the public. Any other tree, shrub or ground cover species may be planted only upon prior approval from the city building official. 3. Hedges. Shrubs composing hedges shall be a minimum of two feet in height when measured immediately after planting. Hedges, where required, shall be planted and maintained so as to form a continuous, unbroken, solid, visual screen within a maximum of three years after time of planting. 4. Shrubs. Shrubs shall be not less than a 3 gallon size when planted. D. Required landscaping adjacent to public rights-of-way -- On the site of a building or open lot use providing an off-street parking area or other vehicular use area, where such area will not be entirely screened visually by an intervening building or structure from any abutting right-of-way, excluding dedicated alleys, there shall be provided landscaping between such area and such right-of-way, as follows: 1. A strip of land at least ten feet in depth located between the abutting right-of-way and the off-street parking area, other vehicular use area or structure and which is exposed to an abutting right-of-way shall be landscaped, such landscaping to include one tree for each fifty lineal feet or fraction thereof. Such trees shail be located between the abutting right-of-way and the off-street parking area, other vehicular use area or structure and shall be planted in a planting area of at least twenty- five square feet with a dimension of at least ten feet. The required landscaping shall also include a hedge or a planting of at least one shrub for each fieri five lineal feet of the landscaped area. The remainder of the required landscaped area shall be landscaped with grass, ground cover, or other landscape treatment, excluding paving. 2. All property other than the required landscaped strip lying between the right-of-way and off-street parking area or other vehicular use area shall be landscaped with at least grass or other ground cover. 3. Necessary accessways from the public right-of-way through all such landscaping shall be permitted to service the parking or other vehicular use areas and Ordinance - Page 2 saw chbbckO6.172 • r such accessways may be subtracted from the lineal dimension used to determine the number of trees and shrubs required. E. Parking area interior landscaping -- Off-street parking areas and other vehicular use areas shall have interior landscaping covering at least five percent of the total parking lot area for lots within ten or more parking spaces. In addition, other vehicle use areas shall have one square foot of interior landscaping for each one hundred square feet of paved area. Where the property contains both parking areas and other vehicle use areas, the two types of areas shall be treated separately for the purpose of determining the required amount of landscaping. Each separate landscaped area shall contain a minimum of fifty square feet and shall have a minimum dimension of at least five feet. The landscaped areas may be located so as to break up the expanse of paving or may be located adjacent to any structures located on the property. One tree shall be planted for every two hundred sgaare feet of i.iterior landscaping. All remaining land in the area designated for landscaping shall be covered by shrubs, ground cover or other authorized landscaping material not to exceed three feet in height. Plans showing location, size, and type of plant materials for landscaping in parking areas shall be included in all applications for a building permit or design review clearance and compliance with this chapter shall be a condition to the issuance of such a permit or clearance. F. Sight distance for landscaping adjacent to public rights of way and points of access -- When an accessway intersects a public right-of-way or when the subject property abuts the intersection of two or more public rights of way, all landscaping within the triangular areas described below shall provide unobstructed cross -visibility at a level between three feet and ten feet; provided, however, trees or foliage extending into the cross -visibility area shall be allowed, provided they are so located so as not to create a traffic hazard. Landscaping except required grass or ground cover shall not be located closer than three feet from the edge of any accessway pavement. The triangular areas above referred to are: 1. The areas of property on both sides of an accessway formed by the intersection of each side of the accessway and the public right-of-way line with two sides of each triangle being ten feet in length from the point of hitersection and the third side being a line connecting the ends of the two other sides. 2. The area of property located at a corner formed by the intersection of two or more public rights-of-way with two sides of the triangular area being thirty feet in length along the abutting public right -or -way lines, measured from their point of intersection, and the third side being a line connecting the ends of the other two lines. Ordinance - Page 3 saw chbbcko6.172 ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Section 1. Repeal of Conflicting Ordinances. The provisions of any Ordinance of the City of Chubbuck, Idaho, and any provision of the Chubbuck Municipal Code which are in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict. All other sections and provisions of Chapter 18.14 not herein amended shall remain in full force and effect. Section 2. Severability. If any provision of this ordinance is held invalid, for any reason, by any court of competent jurisdiction, such holding shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any of the remaining provisions. Section 3. Effective Date. The rule requiring an ordinance to be read on three separate days, one of which shall be a reading in full, is hereby dispensed with, and this Ordinance shall become effective upon its passage, approval and publication as provided by law. PASSED BY THE COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO, this 8th -day of NOVEMBER , 1994. 1AYOR GLt1 ATTEST: 1�2,j CITY CLERK Ordinance - Page 4 saw chbbckO6.172 a SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 430 An ordinance of the City of Chubbuck, a municipal corporation of the state of Idaho, amending Section 18.14.020 to provide that all landscaped areas except those utilizing non -living durable materials have a readily available water supply with a sprinkler irrigation system; providing that shrubs shall not be less than a three gallon size when planted; and providing that required landscaping shall include a hedge or the planting of at least one shrub for each five lineal feet of a landscaped area; providing for the repeal of conflicting ordinances; providing that all other provisions of Chapter 18.14 not amended shall remain in full force and effect; providing for the severability of the provisions of this ordinance; providing that this ordinance shall be in full force and effect after its passage, approval and publication as allowed by law. The full text of this ordinance is available at the City Clerk's Office, Chubbuck City Offices, 5160 Yellowstone, Chubbuck, ID 83202 I have reviewed the foregoing summary and believe it provides a true and correct summary of Ordinance No. 430 and that the summary provides adequate notice to the public of the contents of this ordinance. DATED this 4rday of Nv_�, SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 430 - Page 1 dsc chbbck11.162