Questions about eCode360? Municipal users Join us daily between 12pm and 1pm EDT to get answers and other tips!
City of Ste. Genevieve, MO
Ste. Genevieve County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Ord. No. 2634 §8.1, 3-12-1992]
A. 
Street plans, profiles, cross sections and specifications shall be prepared by a registered professional engineer and approved by the City Engineer or similar official, the Commission and the Board of Aldermen.
B. 
The standard street surface shall be of Portland cement concrete or a flexible pavement, shall be constructed in accordance with design characteristics at least equal to those required in Plate 1 and approved by the City Engineer or similar official.
C. 
The streets shall be graded, surfaced and improved to the dimensions required in Plates 2 and 4. The work shall be completed in accordance with construction specifications established by City ordinance or, in the absence of City specifications, with current specifications of the Missouri State Highway Department or the City Engineer.
D. 
Streets shall be surfaced to a minimum width of twelve (12) feet for each traffic lane and eight (8) feet in width for each parking lane. Alleys, within business districts, shall be surfaced to a minimum of sixteen (16) feet in width. Cul-de- sac turnarounds shall be paved to within ten (10) feet of the right-of-way.
E. 
Street surfacing of pavement type shall be restricted to the following four (4) types (see Plate 1):
Portland cement concrete surface with curb and gutter
Asphalt pavement with curb and gutter
Asphalt pavement without curb and gutter
F. 
Prior to the placement of street or alley pavements, adequate surface and subsurface (if required) drainage facilities shall be installed by the subdivider. Pipe used for drainage purposes shall be of bituminous-coated corrugated metal, reinforced concrete, extra-strength vitrified clay or PVC plastic of an approved design, size and strength to meet the requirements of the specified conditions which may be encountered. Minimum diameters of pipe to be used shall be as follows:
Roadway cross drains
16 inches
Property entrance culverts
12 inches
Perforated underdrains
6 inches
G. 
All construction shall be completed in accordance with the specific conditions in the agreement for street improvements within the improvements plans and in a manner acceptable to the authorities having jurisdiction. When changes from the accepted plans and specifications become necessary during construction, written approval from the authorities having jurisdiction shall be secured prior to the execution of said changes.
H. 
Adequate provision for the maintenance of all street improvements shall be made by dedication to and acceptance for maintenance by the local authorities having jurisdiction or by other suitable means.
[Ord. No. 2634 §8.2, 3-12-1992]
A. 
Curbs and gutters shall be constructed in conjunction with the street pavements on all streets where on-street parking is to be permitted and shall be made of Portland cement concrete a minimum of eighteen (18) inches wide and a minimum of six (6) inches thick where the curb abuts the street pavement. (See Plate 4.)
B. 
Curb construction for concrete pavements may be integral and roll-type curbs may be permitted where the distance between the back of the curb and the nearest sidewalk is a minimum of three (3) feet on collector and local streets. (See plate 4.)
C. 
All plans for the installation of curbs and gutters shall be subject to the approval of the City Engineer or similar official, the Commission and the Board of Aldermen.
D. 
Handicapped Accessibility.
1. 
In accordance with Section 71.365, RSMO., when sidewalks are required as provided for in Section 415.220, curbs shall be constructed so as to enable persons using wheelchairs to travel freely and without assistance.
2. 
All new curbs and any existing curbs which are a part of a reconstruction shall comply with these requirements.
3. 
At each crosswalk a ramp shall be built into the curb so that the sidewalk and street blend to a common level. Such ramps shall be not less than thirty-six (36) inches wide and shall not have a slope greater than one (1) inch rise per twelve (12) inches length (eight and three-tenths percent (8.3%). For all ramps there shall be a gradual rounding at the bottom of the slope.
4. 
An exception may be granted where, because of surrounding buildings or other restrictions, it is impossible to conform the slope of the ramp with these requirements. In this event, the ramp shall contain a slope with as shallow a rise as possible not to exceed ten percent (10%).
E. 
Driveway Ramps.
1. 
Driveway ramps shall not extend past the vertical face of the curb; and ramps shall be built into the curb so that the ramp and street blend to a common level. For all ramps there shall be a gradual rounding at the bottom of the slope.
2. 
In the event of development on existing roadways with curbing, the developer shall submit, as a part of the preliminary plan, a curb cutting request for all proposed driveway ramps which shall be subject to approval by the City Engineer or similar official, the Commission and the Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 2634 §8.3, 3-12-1992]
A. 
The extent of sidewalks within the subdivisions shall be as determined by the Commission and approved by the Board of Aldermen. In all subdivisions, the space as specified in Plates 2 and 4 shall be included in the cross-sectional drawings of streets.
B. 
The construction of sidewalks shall be required if the subdivision includes or is within three hundred (300) feet of existing or proposed schools, playgrounds or other features which would attract children.
C. 
When constructed, sidewalks shall be of Portland cement concrete with a minimum thickness of four (4) inches and a minimum width of forty-two (42) inches. "Dummy" control joints shall be placed every five (5) feet and expansion joints shall be placed every twenty (20) feet. Concrete shall contain five (5) sacks of cement per cubic yard and shall have three percent (3%) to five percent (5%) entrained air. Finish shall be by wood float with all edges and joints tooled. The location of sidewalks shall be as shown in Plates 2 and 4.
D. 
Where sidewalks are not required, the street grade shall be completed so that additional grading shall not be necessary for any future construction of sidewalks.
E. 
When any sidewalk is constructed subsequent to the construction of normal curbs and gutters, the curb must be constructed or reconstructed to provide ramps as required in Section 415.210(D).
[Ord. No. 2634 §8.4, 3-12-1992]
A. 
The subdivider shall provide for the disposal of sewage within the subdivision in accordance with Title VII hereof which regulate the use of public and private sewers within the City or any future ordinances which may supersede those now in effect. Where a public sanitary sewer main is reasonably accessible, the subdivider shall provide the subdivision with a complete sanitary sewer system, including a lateral connection for each lot, connected to said sewer main. All necessary construction requirements, such as lift stations, shall be the responsibility of the subdivider and approved by the City Engineer or similar official, the Commission and the Board of Aldermen and shall comply with the regulations of the Missouri Clean Water Commission.
B. 
Where a public sanitary sewer system is not reasonably accessible, but where plans for the installation of sanitary sewers in the vicinity of the subdivision have been prepared and approved by the Missouri Clean Water Commission, the subdivider shall install sewers in conformity with said plans. Where immediate connection is not possible and until such connection with the sewer system in the district can be made, the use of private sewage treatment facilities may be permitted, provided said disposal facilities are installed and maintained in accordance with the regulations and requirements of the Missouri Clean Water Commission and approved by the City Engineer or similar official, the Commission and the Board of Aldermen.
C. 
Where no sanitary sewer system is accessible and no plans for a sewer system have been prepared and approved, the developer may, upon approval by the Missouri Clean Water Commission, City Engineer or similar official, the Commission and the Board of Aldermen, install individual disposal devices on individual lots within the subdivision. All such individual devices shall be constructed and maintained in accordance with the regulations and requirements of the Missouri Clean Water Commission and the Board of Aldermen.
D. 
The subdivider shall provide the subdivision with a complete loop-type water distribution system adequate to serve the area being platted. The system shall include a connection for each lot, water mains a minimum of six (6) inches in diameter and fire hydrants spaced a minimum of six hundred (600) feet apart. The Commission shall not approve the final plan until the Missouri Department of Natural Resources certifies to the Commission that said water supply system is in compliance with the applicable regulations of the State of Missouri and is in accordance with all applicable City ordinances.
[Ord. No. 2634 §8.5, 3-12-1992]
A. 
Adequate surface and subsurface drainageways for the removal of stormwater shall be provided by the subdivider. The extent to which storm drainage facilities shall be required shall be determined by a registered professional engineer. The analysis shall be based upon a rational method of computing stormwater runoff using the maximum one (1) hour rainfall to be expected within a ten (10) year period. Times of concentration, soil infiltration rates and other variable factors to be used in the analysis shall be discussed with and approved by the City Engineer or similar official during the preliminary consideration of the subdivision.
B. 
A storm sewer system, which shall be separate and independent of the sanitary sewer system, with surface inlets, shall be provided by the subdivider in all cases where curb and gutter is to be installed and whenever available evidence indicates that such a system is necessary as a result of natural surface drainage.
C. 
In the absence of a storm sewer system, a water-retarding grass shall be planted in the strip between the sidewalk and the surfaced edge of the street.
D. 
Any person proposing to locate a structure or a use within one hundred (100) feet of any stream or main drainage channel shall include as a part of the preliminary plan a statement by a registered professional engineer that development does not conflict with the floodplain management regulations of the City of Ste. Genevieve and, based on a study of the floodway, the watershed area and probable runoff, that the structure or use in the location proposed will leave adequate space for the flow of floodwater, provided however, that no building shall be permitted within seventy-five (75) feet of the top of the bank of any stream or drainage channel.
E. 
A water-retarding grass shall be planted by the subdivider along any stream of open drainage channel in an area extending a minimum of fifteen (15) feet on either side of the top of the bank of any stream or drainage channel within or adjacent to a proposed subdivision.
F. 
If any sinkhole or similar depression is to be retained to dispose of surface drainage, such feature shall be provided with a suitable inlet structure to prevent clogging or filling of the opening to be used and to provide maximum drainage capacity.
[Ord. No. 2634 §8.6, 3-12-1992]
A. 
All electric and telephone utility lines shall be encased in a conduit acceptable to the Commission and installed underground in accordance with the provisions specified in the Missouri Public Service Commission General Order No. 52 and amendments thereto.
B. 
Where gas, telephone and electric service lines are placed underground throughout the subdivision, the mains, lines, cables and conduits shall be located within easements or public right-of-way in separate trenches and in a manner which will not conflict with other underground services. All controls, valves, transformers and terminal boxes shall be located so as not to be hazardous to the public.
C. 
Should the Commission allow electric and telephone lines to be carried on overhead poles, rear and side lot easements shall be provided if necessary.
D. 
All excavations for public utilities made under paved areas shall be properly backfilled and repaired in compliance with applicable City ordinances. All such repairs or reconstruction shall be at the expense of the developer or utility involved.
[Ord. No. 2634 §8.7, 3-12-1992]
A. 
Street lighting shall be installed by the subdivider.
B. 
In a subdivision a lighting unit shall be installed at each intersection and cul-de-sac turnaround.
C. 
Lighting specifications for major streets and commercial and industrial areas are as follows:
1. 
Lighting standards shall be evenly spaced and staggered longitudinally, a maximum of two hundred fifty (250) feet apart.
2. 
Each lighting unit shall be set back and centered on a point three (3) feet from the rear curb line.
3. 
Mounting height shall be a minimum of twenty-five (25) feet from pavement to luminaire.
4. 
Lampposts shall be round tube type of aluminum alloy or fiberglass and a minimum of twenty-seven (27) feet in length. Lighting brackets or mast arms shall be a minimum of eight (8) feet in length and made of aluminum alloy or fiberglass.
5. 
Lamps or luminaires shall be of the high-intensity discharge one hundred seventy five (175) watt high pressure sodium type or that recommended by the City Engineer or similar official.
D. 
Lighting unit design for local streets and residential areas shall be determined by the Commission on a case-by-case basis. Generally, units shall be designed to provide visibility without disrupting the aesthetic appeal of the development or subdivision. This will generally require a fourteen (14) foot pole with a more decorative lighting unit and adjustment in staggered longitudinal spacing.
E. 
All street lighting shall be installed in accordance with the Missouri Public Service Commission General Order No. 52 and subsequent amendments. All electric lines, poles and fixtures shall be assembled and wired through to the base of the pole by the developer with final connection to be made by the utility.
[Ord. No. 2634 §8.8, 3-12-1992]
A. 
Street signs made of aluminum with reflectorized lettering and mounted on metal posts shall be installed by the subdivider at all street intersections on diagonally opposite corners. Signs indicating the name of each street shall be erected at each location as close to the corner as practical, facing traffic on the cross street with the nearest portion of the sign not less than one (1) foot nor more than three (3) feet back from the curb line. The City of Ste. Genevieve shall retain the right to place street name signs.
B. 
Street names shall be in compliance with Plate 3.
[Ord. No. 2634 §8.9, 3-12-1992]
A. 
All unpaved or otherwise unimproved areas within the public rights-of-way or public use areas shall be landscaped in a manner approved by the Commission.
B. 
In informal types of street patterns, informal planting of trees in accordance with an approved landscape development plan may be permitted. In no case shall trees be planted in an area where they may cause damage to underground service utilities.
[Ord. No. 2634 §8.10, 3-12-1992]
A. 
All property surveys shall be conducted according to the minimum standards for property boundary surveys established by the Missouri State Land Survey Authority, which applies to all surveys made for the purpose of establishing or re-establishing the boundary of any lot, tract or parcel or real property in the State of Missouri.
B. 
All monuments and markers shall be established and installed to meet the requirements for monumentation of the Missouri Land Survey Authority.
C. 
Monuments and markers shall be provided by the subdivider and so placed that the center point shall coincide with the intersection of the lines to be marked, with the top of the monument or marker level with the surface of the ground after final grading.
D. 
All permanent monuments and markers required by the State Land Survey Authority shall be of a type and installed according to the requirements of the State Land Survey Authority. All other markers shall consist of galvanized steel, wrought iron pipe or steel bars at least eighteen (18) inches in length and three-quarters (¾) of an inch in diameter.
E. 
Markers shall be set by the subdivider at the following locations:
1. 
At the intersection of all lines forming angles in the boundary of the subdivision.
2. 
At the intersection of street right-of-way lines and at the beginning and end of all curves along street property lines.
3. 
At all points where lot lines intersect street right-of-way lines.
4. 
At all angles in the lot property lines.
5. 
At all other lot corners.
[Ord. No. 2634 §8.11, 3-12-1992]
A. 
Existing features which would add value to residential development or maintain the historic distinction of the City of Ste. Genevieve shall be retained wherever feasibly possible. Features such as watercourses or falls, historic sites, trees and similar irreplaceable assets shall be preserved in the design of the subdivision. No significant natural feature, historic site or similar amenity shall be moved, altered, demolished or rerouted, nor shall any change in grade of land be effected until approval of the preliminary plan has been granted.
B. 
All historic features located within the development shall be preserved in accordance with the standards set forth in the historic district regulations of the City of Ste. Genevieve. Prior to preliminary plan approval the Commission shall refer the plan to the City Landmarks Commission for a written report concerning the historical significance of the site or feature in question and its recommendations for subdivision design and preservation of the historical amenity.
C. 
As a requirement of subdivision approval, the developer shall plant shade trees on the property of the subdivision at the discretion of the Commission.
D. 
New trees to be provided pursuant to these regulations shall be planted in accordance with the recommendations of the City Engineer or similar official. Such trees shall have a minimum trunk diameter (measured twelve (12) inches above ground level) of not less than two (2) inches. Only oak, honey locust, hard maples or other long lived shade trees, acceptable to the Commission, shall be planted.
E. 
No existing trees shall be removed from any subdivision until approval of the preliminary plan has been granted. All trees on the plat marked for retention shall be preserved and all trees planted where required shall be welled and protected against change of grade.