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CUTYOF

INDIO
AGENDA
City
Council
October29, 2003
SPECIALMEETING
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CITYOFINDIO
MayorMichaelWilson
MayorProTemJacquelineBethel
CouncilmemberMelanieFesmire
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CityofIndio
CityCouncilAgenda
October29, 2003continued
1.
ConsiderapprovinganamendmenttotheTransientOccupancyTaxAgreement
approvedonJuly30, 2003bytheCityofIndioastoTrendwestResorts, Western
PacificResortsandWorldMarkwhichprovidesforarebateofaportionoftheTOT
collectedbytheoperationofaVacationClub( RudyAcosta, Redevelopment/ Economic
DevelopmentDirector)ResolutionAction
2.
Considerawardingacontracttothelowestresponsiblebidderforthealley
re- constructionprojectandJacksonStreetimprovementsnorthofAvenue42
AmirModarressi, InterimPublicWorksDirector/ CityEngineer)MinuteAction
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863- 5437.Notification48hourspriortoameetingwillenabletheCitytomakereasonablearrangementstoensureaccessibilityto
themeeting ( 28CFR35. 102.35. 104ADATitle11).
DECLARATIONOFPOSTING
1, CynthiaHernandez, DeputyCityClerkoftheCityofIndio, California, doherebydeclarethattheforegoingagendafortheSpecial
ClosedSessionandCityCouncilmeetingofOctober29, 2003waspostedontheoutsideentrytotheCouncilChamber, 150Civic
Center
allonOctober23, 20' 3
CyflaHernandez
DeutyCityClerk, CMC
NEXTREGULARCITYCOUNCILMEETING
NOVEMBER5, 2003
AT6: 00P. M.
PUBLICNOTICE
2
TO:
MayorandCouncil
THRU:
TomRamirez, CityManager
FROM:
RudyAcosta, EconomicDevelopmentDirector
JerryCarter, FinanceDirector
SusanE.Williams, CommunityDevelopmentServices/
c0
BuildingandSafetyDirector
BY
EdwardZ.Kotkin, CityAttorney
DATE:
October29, 2003
SUBJECT:Consideration to
Approve by
Resolution a Transient
OccupancyTax
TOT)Agreement.
APPLICANT:
WorldMark, theClub,
TrendwestResorts, Inc.,
WesternPacificResort
Development
78- 060CaIIeEstado
LaQuinta, CA92253
PROPERTY
OWNER:
Applicant
propertyinescrow
see
below)
PROJECT
LOCATION:
EastsideofGolfCenter
Parkway, Northof
LandmarkGolfParkway.
CITYOFINDIO
AGENDAREPORT
October29, 2003
ITEM.NO.
1
CITYCOUNCILSPECIALMEETING OCTOBER 2003
Page2of3
SUMMARY:
LBHillsGolf, LLCisthepresentownerofthesite.
Itsescrowastotheapplicant' s
purchaseofthe
site is scheduledto closewithin the
nextforty- eight (48)hours,
contingentupontheCityCouncil' sconsiderationandapprovaloftheTOTAgreement.
OnJune25, 2003thePlanningCommissionapprovedaDesignReviewapplication
DR 03-5- 79)
for the construction of a 455- unit Vacation Club and residential
developmenton27. 3acresofvacantlandwithintheLandmarkGolfClub.
OnJuly30,
2003 the
City passed
ordinances
approving
a First Amendment to
Development
Agreement
96-8- 10and
amending Specific
Plan 96-8- 7and
Project
Master Plan
96- 8- 10.
InlightofthenatureoftheproposedVacationClubresortthatwilloccupythesite, to
maketheprojectfinanciallyfeasible, andbasedupontherequirementsoftheCodeof
Indio,
the
applicant subsequently proposed
a Transient
Occupancy
Tax (
TOT)
Agreementwiththe CityofIndio.
TheAgreementasproposed
and
approvedin
conceptbythisCouncilonJuly30, 2003providedforasharingoftheTOTrevenueto
begeneratedbytheproject.
Exhibit Ato this
report
contains the
City's
favorable financial
analysis
of this
Agreement.
Staffhasworkeddiligentlyincooperationwiththeapplicanttoarriveatthe
precisemutuallybeneficialtermsandconditionscontainedintheAgreementthatis
attachedandincorporatedintheresolutionattachedheretoasExhibitB.
Theoriginalfailedhotelprojectthathadbeenapprovedforthesitealongwithits
potentialenvironmentalimpactswerethesubjectofanEnvironmentalAssessment96-
8-370
adopted by
the
City
Council on December
18,
1996.After review and
assessment;
staffhas determined thatthere are no newor additional
significant
environmentalimpactswhichwillresultfromthechangeintheprojectassociatedwith
the Vacation Club and residential
development
and that in
fact, any significant
environmentalimpactsassociatedwiththeoriginalhotelprojectmaybediminishedvia
thesubstitutionofaVacationClubandresidentialdevelopmentforahotel.
Staffhas
recomrnended - hatEnvironmental- Ament
shouldbeconfirmedintakingtheactionrecommendedherein.
Attachedtothisstaffreport, pleasefindthefollowingdocuments:
EXHIBITA
ComprehensiveFinancialAnalysis, LeonardR.Wok, FinancialAdvisorto
theCityofIndioandPresidentofRealEstateAnalysisServicesCompany ( REASCO)
EXHIBITB
DraftRecommendedResolutionApprovingtheTOTAgreementinthis
Matter ( incorporatingTOTAgreementasExhibitAthereto)
CITYCOUNCILSPECIALMEETING
OCTOBER29, 2003
Page3of3
RecommendedActions
GiventhepositivefinancialimplicationsoftheproposedTOTAgreement, inlightofthe
findingsreflectedinthedraftresolutioninthismatter, andbaseduponanyinformation
thattheMayorandCouncilmayelicituponconsiderationofthismatteratthisSpecial
Meeting, staffrecommendsthattheCouncilapprovetheTOTAgreementbypassing,
approvingandadoptingthedraftresolutionattachedheretoasExhibitB.
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IBIT" B"
RESOLUTIONNO.
RESOLUTION OFTHE CITY
COUNCIL,
OFTHE CITYOF
INDIO,
CALIFORNIA, APPROVINGATRANSIENTOCCUPANCYTAXAGREEMENT
WHEREAS, theCityofIndio (" City") andLBHillsGolf, LLChaveentered
into a FirstAmendmentto
DevelopmentAgreement96- 8-10 (the " Amended
DevelopmentAgreement") forthe developmentofa455- unitVacation
Club
VacationClub") ona27. 3acreparceloflandwithintheCity; and
WHEREAS,
on
July30,
2003 the
City passed
ordinances
amending
Specific
Plan
96- 8- 7, Project
Master Plan 96-8- 10 (
the "Conforming
Entitlements") andtheAmendedDevelopmentAgreementinordertoconform
prioragreementsandentitlementstotheproposedVacationClubinlieuofthe
previously- approvedresorthotel; and
WHEREAS, theoriginalhotelprojectalongwithitspotentialenvironmental
impactswasthesubjectofanEnvironmentalAssessment96- 8- 370adoptedby
theCityCouncilonDecember18, 1996( the " EnvironmentalAssessment"); and
WHEREAS, afterreviewandassessment; staffhasdeterminedthatthere
arenoneworadditionalsignificantenvironmentalimpactswhichwillresultfrom
thechangeintheprojectassociatedwiththisAmendedDevelopmentAgreement
and the
Conforming Entitlements,
that
infact, anysignificantenvironmental
impactsassociatedwiththisprojectmaybediminishedviathesubstitutionofa
VacationClubforahotel, andthattheEnvironmentalAssessmentshouldbe
confirmedintakingthisaction; and
WHEREAS, inordertomakethisprojectfinanciallyfeasibleatthistime,
TrendwesthasrequestedthattheCitysharethetransientoccupancytaxthatwill
becollectedfromthosewhooccupyandusetheVacationClub; and
WHEREAS, theCityhasdeterminedthatsuchsharing, onthetermsand
conditionssetoutintheTransientOccupancyTaxAgreement, attachedhereto
asExhibitAandincorporatedbyreferenceherein, isinthebestinterestofthe
Cityinordertogeneratetaxrevenue, stimulateresortdevelopment, andcreate
jobsandbusinesswithintheCity.
NOW, THEREFORE,
THECITYCOUNCIL OFTHECITYOF
INDIO,
CALIFORNIA, DOESHEREBYRESOLVEASFOLLOWS:
1.The Recitals setforth abovearetrueand correctand constitutethe
findingsoftheCityCouncilregardingthisagreement.
2.
TheTransientOccupancyTaxAgreementinExhibitAisapprovedin
substantiallytheformsetforththerein, withsuchrevisions, amendments
andcompletionsasshallbeapprovedbytheCityManager,
Economic
DevelopmentDirectorandFinanceDirector, withtheadviceoftheCity
Attorney, suchapprovaltobeconclusivelyevidencedbytheexecution,
upondeliverybytheCityManagertotheMayorfortheMayor' ssignature.
3.This Resolution and the
approval
of the Transient
Occupancy
Tax
Agreementshallbeeffectiveimmediately.
PASSED, APPROVED, andADOPTEDthis29dayofOctober2003, by
thefollowingvote:
ATTEST:
AYES:
NOES:
CYNTHIAHERNANDEZ
DEPUTYCITYCLERK, CMC
MICHAELH.WILSON, MAYOR
Exhibit A
ToResolution
T
NSIENTOCCUPANCYTAXAGREEMENT
CityofIndio, California
THISTRANS1H, NTOCCUPANCYTAXAGREEMENT(" Agreement")
ismadeandenteredintoasofthis
dayof 2003, byandbetween
TRENDWESTRESORTS, INC., anOregoncorporation (" Trendwest"), WorldMark,
TheClub, aCalifornianonprofitmutualbenefitcorporationwhich
ownsandoperates
resortsmarketedbyTrendwest (" WorldMark"), WESTERNPACIFICRESORT
DEVELOPMENT, aCaliforniageneralpartnership (" WesternPacific"), andTHECITY
OFINDIO, ACaliforniamunicipalcorporation (" City"). Trendwest, WorldMark,
WesternPacificandtheCitymayhereinafterbereferredtoindividuallyas " Party"
or
collectivelyasthe " Parties."
RECITALS:
A.
TrendwestandWesternPacificaredeveloping, orintendsto
develop, avacationclubresort ( the " Project") onthatcertain27. 3acreparcelofland
identifiedasParcel2inExhibitAattachedheretoanddemarcated
onthesitemap
attachedheretoasExhibitBandmadeapartofthisAgreement ( the " Property").
B.
TrendwestandWesternPacifichaveenteredintoawrittencontract
fordevelopmentandconstructionoftheProjectpursuanttowhichTrendwestisthe
ownerandWesternPacificisthedeveloperandgeneralcontractor.
C.
Trendwestisavacationsalesandmarketingcompanywhich
acquiresresortssuchastheProjectandthereaftertransfersthoseresortstoWorldMarkin
returnformarketablevacationcredits (" VacationCredits") whichauthorizethe
owner
thereoftooccupyanduseunitswithintheProjectforlimitedperiodsoftimebasedupon
thenumberofvacationcreditspurchased.
D.
WorldMarkisanassociationwhosemembershavepurchased
vacationcreditsfromTrendwestallowingthosemembersto
occupyanduseanyofthe
resortsownedandoperatedbyWorldMark.WorldMark' smembers
payannual
maintenanceassessments (" Dues") toWorldMarkbaseduponthenumberofVacation
Creditsowned.
E.
UponcompletionoftheconstructionoftheProject, Trendwest.
willconveyunitsintheProjecttoWorldMarkfortheuseandbenefitofWorldMark' s
membersinthemannerdescribedabove ( referencedindividually
asa " Unit" orinthe
aggregateasthe " Units").
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F.
AllPartiesunderstandandagreethatpursuanttoIndioMunicipal
Code § 34. 37, theCityimposesaTransientOccupancyTax (" TOT") onhotelsand
vacationclubresortssimilartotheProject.
G.
TheCityhasdeterminedthattheProjectwillprovideapublic
benefitasitwillencouragetourismandcontributetotheeconomicdevelopmentofthe
City, hasapprovedtheProjectDesignReviewonJune25, 2003, andhasmodifiedpre-
existinglanduseentitlementsforthePropertytoconformtosaidentitlementstothe
ProjectonJuly30, 2003 ( theapprovalofsaidDesignReviewandmodificationofsaid
entitlementsreferencedintheaggregateasthe " Approvals").
NOW, THEREFORE, inconsiderationoftherecitals, covenants,
agreementsandstipulationscontainedherein, andothervaluableconsiderationthereceipt
andsufficiencyofwhichareherebyacknowledged, thePartiesdoagreeasfollows:
AGREEMENT
1. Construction and Use of
Project.
Trendwest and Western
Pacific( referredto collectivelyasthe " ConstructionParties")agreetoconstructthe
ProjectonthePropertyinnotmorethanthree ( 3)phasesinamannerconsistentwiththe
Approvals.
a)
TheProjectascompletedwillconsistofuptoamaximum
offourhundredandfifty- five ( 455)units, constructionofsametobecompletedwithin
a
periodofnot- to- exceedeighty- four ( 84)monthsfollowingtheissuanceofthefirstCity
buildingpermitfortheProject ( the " ConstructionPeriod").
b)Notwithstanding thelength oftheConstructionPeriod,
TrendwestandWesternPacificcovenantthatconstructionofthefirstphaseoftheproject
incorporatingnotlessthantwo
hundred
andtwenty- eight ( 228)units (" PhaseI"),
togetherwithallProjectoff- siteimprovementsandtheon- siteinfrastructurerelatedto
PhaseI,
includingbutnotlimitedtoroadways andparkingareas, utilities, Project
recreationalamenitiesandcommonfacilities, etc.( the " PhaseIImprovements") willbe
completedwithinaperiodofnottoexceedthirty- six ( 36)monthsfollowingtheissuance
ofthefirstCitybuildingpermitfortheProject.
c)IntheeventthatTrendwestoritsdesigneeseekstoalterits
designorconstructionplansaftertheCity' sbuildingdepartmenthasactuallyissued
a
permitinamannerwhichwouldrequiretheCitytoagainreviewthatpermitand/ or
modifyitspermitapprovalresultinginasituationinwhichtheCitywouldtypically
chargeforthecostsincurredforthatadditionalreviewandapprovaland/ orinspections,
Trendwestshallberesponsibleforpayingsuchadditionalcostsinadditiontothecostsset
forthinSection8( b), below.
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d)
ThelifeofanyandeachTrendwestpermit, notwithstanding
thetimingofTrendwest' spaymentof " PlanReviewFees" assetforthbelowinSection8
a), shallnotcommenceuntilsuchtimeastheCity' sbuildingdepartmentactuallyissues
thepermitpursuanttoitsreviewandapprovalprocess.
e)
Trendwest
agrees
to
convey
Units in the
Project
to
WorldMark.WorldMarkagreestoacceptandoperatetheUnitsinaccordancewiththe
termsofthisAgreementandtheApprovals.
2.
Application
ofthe Code. The
City hereby represents
and
WorldMarkhereby acknowledges
thatthe Code ofIndio (
the "Code")
sets forth
WorldMark' sobligationtopayTOTandanyapplicablesubsequentusefeeleviedbythe
CityinplaceorinsteadoftheTOT.TheProjectisa " Hotel" andWorldMarkisan
Operator" asdefinedinCodeSection34. 36andthereforeshallbesubjecttotheCity' s
UniformTransientOccupancyTaxOrdinance.
WorldMarkherebyundertakesandacceptsthatTOTpaymentsto
theCityshallbedeterminedbymultiplyingtheRentasdefinedhereinattributableto
eachUnitoccupiedduringanygivenreportingperiodbytheTOTratesetforthinthe
Code.
TheUnitswillremainsubjecttopaymentoftheTOTuntilsuchtimeastheCode
iseitherrepealedoramendedsuchthattheUnitsarenolongeroperated
asavacation
cluborothertypeoftransientoccupancyusesubjecttotheCode.Except
asotherwise
specifically
set forth in this
Agreement,
WorldMark and
Trendwest, including
all
successorsandassignsthereof, agreetobeboundbytheprovisionsoftheCodedealing
withTOTandanyapplicablesubsequentusefeeleviedbytheCityinplace
orinsteadof
the
TOT, including
without
limitation,
those Code sections
pertaining
to annual
registrationcertificates, penaltiesfordelinquentpayments, refunds,
andviolations.In
payinganysubsequentusefeeapplicabletotheUnitsundertheCode, thecalculationsof
RentsetforthhereinshallgoverninthesamemannerasfortheTOT.
3. RentsandTOTCalculation.
Thedailyrent (" Rent") onwhichthe
TOTrateistobeinitiallyappliedshallbeequaltotheamountoftheDuesassociated
withthenumberofVacationCreditsrequiredforaone ( 1)weekstayatthatparticular
Unitdividedbyseven ( 7). TheVacationCreditrequirementssetforthbelowinSection5
andtheDuesstructuresetforthinSection6, belowwillbeusedtocalculatetheRentfor
theinitialyearofoccupancyofaUnit.
Rent
commencing
on the first
day
ofeach successive
year
thereaftershallbecalculatedbyadjustingthebaserentstructurethenineffectbythe
amountoftheincreaseintheannualConsumerPriceIndexforallurban consumers
publishedbytheBureauofLaborStatistics, UnitedStatesDepartmentofLaborforthe
StateofCalifornia, LosAngeles/ Riverside/ OrangeCountyCaliforniaRegion,
overthe
indexforthenextprecedingyear.TheTOTpayabletotheCityshallbedeterminedby
multiplyingthedailyRentattributabletoeachUnitoccupiedduring anygivenreporting
periodbytheTOTratesetforthintheCode.
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4. Vacation Credit Allocation.Each member will be entitled to
occupythefollowingtypesofunitsforoneweekforeachspecifiednumberofVacation
Creditsowned:
VacationCredits
Peak- High/ LowSeason UnitType
7,000/ 5,000
Studio
9, 000/ 7, 000
1Bedroom
11,000/ 9,000
2Bedroom
13,000/ 11,000
3Bedroom
18,000/ 16,000
3BedroomPenthouse
5. Dues Structure.
WorldMarkmembersarechargedDuesbased
uponthenumberofVacationCreditsownedbythemember.Duesaresubjecttochange
fromtime- to- timebytheWorldMarkboardofdirectors.SincethedatetheProjectwill
firstbeoccupiedandtheDuesstructure, whichwillbeineffectatthattimeareuncertain,
thePartiesagreethattheDuestobeutilizedincalculatingtheRentforthefirstyearof
occupancyshallbeasfollows:
VacationCredits Dues
5, 000 $
274
5, 001to7, 500
357
7, 501to10, 000
440
10, 001to12, 500
523
12, 501to15, 000
606
15, 501to17, 500
689
17, 501to20, 000
772
6.
ExampleofPaymentofRentCalculation.BasedupontheVacation
CreditsownedandtheDuesstructuresetforthinParagraphs4and5, theRentfor
a
studioUnitPeak- HighSeasonduringtheinitialyearofoccupancywouldbe $ 51. 00,
calculatedasfollows:
7, 000VacationCreditsperweekequals $ 357. 00perweekinDues,
dividedby7days, whichequals $ 51. 00pernightinRent.
Rentequivalencyfortheunittypesattheserateswouldbeasfollows:
Peak-High/ LowSeason
Studio $ 51. 00/ 39. 14
1Bedroom
62. 86/ 51. 00
2Bedroom 74. 71/ 62. 86
3Bedroom
86. 57/ 74. 71
3BedroomPenthouse 110. 29/ 98. 43
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IfTrendwestorWorldMark, includinganysuccessors orassignsof
eitherofthem, subsequentlyrentsaUnittothegeneralpublicfor a " pernight" feeor
charge, thefullamountofsuchrentshallbesubjecttotheTOTprovisionsoftheCode.
34. 41:
7.
WorldMarkReturntotheCity.AsrequiredbyCodeSection
a)WorldMark,
on or before the last
day
ofthe month
followingthecloseofeachcalendarquarter, oratthecloseof
anyshorterreporting
periodwhichmaybeestablishedbytheCity' s " TaxAdministrator" asdefinedinSection
34. 36oftheCode, shallmakeareturntosaidTaxAdministrator, onformsprovidedby
himorher, ofthetotalRentandtheamountsoftaxcollectedfortransientoccupancies ( a
Return").
b)
AtthetimeWorldMarkfilesitsReturn, WorldMarkshall
remitthefullamountofthetaxcollectedtotheTaxAdministrator.
c)
The Tax Administrator
may
establish
shorterreporting
periodsforWorldMarkifheorshedeemsitnecessaryinordertoinsurecollectionofthe
taxandheorshemayrequirefurtherinformationinWorldIVIark' sReturn.
d)
WorldMarkReturns and
payments
are
dueimmediately
uponcessationofbusinessforanyreason.
e)WorldMarkshallholdallTOTcollectedintrustforthe
accountoftheCityuntilpaymentthereofismadetotheTaxAdministrator.
f)
ThisSection7isnotintended, andshallnotbeconstrued,
toexpandWorldMark' slegalobligationstotheCitybeyondthosesetforthintheCode.
8.
Obligations.
Inconsiderationoftheconstructionandoperationof
theProjectbyWesternPacific, TrendwestandWorldMarkrespectively, andtheCity' s
facilitationofsaidconstructionandoperationviathisAgreement, theParties agreeas
follows:
a)
As
aconditionprecedenttoCity' sperformanceof any
obligationpursuanttothisAgreement, Trendwestshall
prepayanyandallCitysiteplan
review, buildingpermit, plancheck, andotherfeesinconjunctionwiththeconstruction
oftheentireProject ( hereinafterreferredto
as " PlanReviewFees").
Thiscondition
precedentwillrequireprepaymentofonehundredpercent ( 100%) ofthePlanReview
FeescorrespondingtoallProjectUnitsandfacilitiestobeconstructed, regardlessof
phasing.Trendwestshallmakethisprepaymentinfullon
orbeforeDecember31, 2004.
TheamountofthePlanReviewFeesshallbe
assetforthinthefeescheduleinplace
duringNovember2002.
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b)
OtherthanassetforthinSection1 ( c), above, nonew
or
additionalfeesbeyondthePlanReviewFeeswillbeimposedontheProject.
This
limitationdoesnotapplytoresidentialdevelopmentofthePropertybeyondtheProject.
c)City
shall make certain
payments
funded
pursuant
to
Section8( e)belowtoTrendwestand, assetforthinSection8( f)belowtoWestern
Pacific, duringtheperiodcommencingontheissuancedateofthelastcertificateof
occupancyassociatedwithPhaseI ( the " InitiationDate"), andendingonthetenth
anniversaryoftheissuance
ofthelastcertificateofoccupancyintheproject ( the
TerminationDate"). Intheaggregate, thepaymentsdetailedinthisSection8( c)( 1)
through ( 3)inclusivearereferencedhereinasthe " TrendwestPayment." Intheaggregate,
thepaymentsdetailedinthisSection8( c)( 5)through ( 7)inclusive
arereferencedherein
asthe " TrendwestDifferencePayment."
TheTrendwestPaymentandtheTrendwest
DifferencePaymentshallbemadeasfollows:
1)Onorbefore30daysfromtheInitiationDate, the
CitywillpayTrendwestasumequaltoaproratedportionof $ 2, 000,000.
2)
Onorbeforetheendofthe12monthfollowing
theInitiationDate, theCitywillpayTrendwestasumequaltoaproratedportionof
1, 000, 000.
3)
Onorbeforetheendofthe24monthfollowing
theInitiationDate, theCitywillpayTrendwestasumequaltoaproratedportionof
558, 500.
4)EachoftheTrendwestPaymentinstallments
describedaboveshallbeproratedbasedupontheratioofUnitswith
acertificateof
occupancyattheendofthePhaseItothemaximumnumberofUnits, forwhich
TrendwestpurchasedpermitspursuanttoSection8( a)above ( e. g., ifTrendwest
secures
283certificatesofoccupancybytheendofPhaseI [ 62. 2%of455Units], Citywill pay
Trendwest:(
A)$ 1, 244, 000 [$ 2, 000, 000x62. 2%] onorbefore30daysfromthe
InitiationDate, ( B)$ 622, 000 [$ 1, 000, 000x62. 2%] onorbeforetheendofthe12
monthfollowingtheInitiationDate, and ( C)$ 347, 387 [$ 558, 500x62. 2%] onorbefore
theendofthe24monthfollowingtheInitiationDate).
5)TheTrendwestDifferencePaymentequalsthree
millionfivehundredfifty- eightthousandfivehundreddollars ($ 3, 558, 500)minusthe
TrendwestPayment.CityshallpayTrendwest56%oftheTrendwestDifference
Paymentonorbeforethirty ( 30)daysaftertheissuancedateofthelastcertificateof
occupancyassociatedwiththeProject' slastphase ( the " LastPhaseConclusionDate").
6)CityshallpayTrendwest28%oftheTrendwest
DifferencePaymentonorbeforetheendofthe12monthfollowingtheLastPhase
ConclusionDate.
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7)CityshallpayTrendwest16%oftheTrendwest
DifferencePaymentonorbeforetheendofthe24monthfollowingtheLastPhase
ConclusionDate.
8)ThePartiesintendandagreethatthesumofthe
TrendwestPaymentplustheTrendwestDifferencePaymentshallinalleventsbeequalto
threemillionfivehundredfifty- eightthousandfivehundreddollars ($ 3, 558,500).
d)IntheeventthatCityfundsarerequiredtomake any
installmentoftheTrendwestPaymentortheTrendwestDifferencePayment, i. e., any
paymentspecifiedinSection8( c)( 1)through ( 3)inclusiveand/ or ( 5)through ( 7)
inclusive (" InstallmentFunds"), arenotavailableasspecifiedinSection8( e)below
on
thedatetheinstallmentisdue, CityshallpaysuchInstallmentFundstoTrendwestwithin
thirty ( 30)daysofthedatewhentheInstallmentFundsbecomeavailable ascalculated
byCity' sDirectorofFinanceinhisorherreasonablediscretion.
e)CityshallmaketheIncentivePaymentsandtheWestern
PacificPaymentsexclusivelyfromrevenuescollectedfromtheTOTpaymentscollected
pursuanttothisAgreementandtheCode.City' spaymentinfulloftheIncentive
PaymentsshallbeaconditionprecedenttotheWesternPacificPayments.
Thiscondition
precedentshallapplyregardlessofpaymentofanyportionoftheIncentivePayments
morethantwenty- four ( 24)monthsaftertheLastPhaseConclusionDate.
However, to
theextenttheTOTrevenuesdonotcompletelyfundtheIncentivePaymentsobligation,
Cityshall, totheextentpermittedbytheCode, usePlanReviewFeestomakethe
IncentivePayments.
ExceptasprovidedinthisSection8( e), noportionoftheIncentive
PaymentsshallbepaidfromCityGeneralFundmonies.
f)
After its
payment
in full of all installments of the
TrendwestPaymentandtheTrendwestDifferencePayment ( referencedcollectively
as
the " IncentivePayments") fromfundsavailablepursuanttoSection8( e)above, Citywill
retainallTOTrevenuereceivedfromtheProject, untilthepointintimewhen45%ofthe
aggregateTOTrevenuereceivedbytheCityexceedsthetotalamountoftheIncentive
Payments, i. e.,
threemillionfive hundred
fifty- eightthousand
five hundred dollars
3, 558, 500)( the " WesternPacificTriggerDate").AftertheWesternPacificTrigger
Date, andthroughoutthefirstyearthereafter ( the " WesternPacificTriggerYear"), City
willpaytoWesternPacificthedifferencebetween45%oftheaggregateTOT
revenue
receivedbytheCityandthetotalamountoftheIncentivePayments, i. e., threemillion
five hundred
fifty- eight
thousand five hundred dollars ($
3,558, 500).
In all
years
subsequenttotheWesternPacificTriggerYearcontinuinguntiltheTerminationDate,
theCitywillpaytoWesternPacific45%oftheannualTOT
revenuereceivedbythe
City.
TheCitypaymentstoWesternPacificduringtheWesternPacificTriggerYearand
thereafterarecollectivelyreferencedhereinasthe " WesternPacificPayments."
g)Subjectto Sections8( h)and
11 (
g)below, Trendwest
anticipates, basedonitsoccupancyhistoryatotherresorts, thatthePropertywillenjoy
occupancyaveraging75%ormorefromthedateoftheissuanceofthefinalcertificateof
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occupancythroughthetenthanniversarythereafter.
Ontheearlierofthedatefive ( 5)
yearsaftertheLastPhaseConclusionDateorDecember31, 2012, ( the " TOTReview
Date"), CitywillcalculatewhethertheaggregateTOTrevenuecollectedfromtheProject
the " InitialTOTRevenue") equalsorexceedsfourmillionthreehundredthousand
dollars ($ 4, 300, 000)( the " InitialTOTProjection").IfontheTOTReviewDate, the
InitialTOTRevenueislessthantheInitialTOTProjectionandTrendwesthasreceived
theIncentivePayments, Trendwestshallwithinsixty ( 60)daysoftheTOTReviewDate
the " TOTRefundPeriod") refundandpayCityinfullthedifferencebetweentheInitial
TOTRevenueandtheInitialTOTProjection ( the " TOTRefund").
TheTOTRefund
PeriodmaybeshortenedorextendedbymutualwrittenconsentofTrendwestandCity.
InexecutingthisAgreement, TrendwestunconditionallyguaranteesitspaymenttoCity
oftheTOTRefundifcircumstancesdescribedinthisSection8( g)( apartfrom occupancy
notaveraging75%ormorefromthedateoftheissuanceofthefinalcertificateof
occupancythroughthetenthanniversarythereafter)arise.
h)
IntheeventthatTrendwestdeterminesthatcompletionof
theProjectisnolongereconomicallyviable, TrendwestmayterminatetheProject' s
construction.
IfnoportionoftheProjectisconstructed, thisAgreementshallbenulland
voidandofnoforceoreffect.
However, inthatevent, totheextentTrendwesthasnot
alreadypaidtheCityforsuchcostsatthetimeitterminatestheProject, Trendwestshall
reimburseCityforactualcostsincurredasaconsequenceofCity' sconsiderationofall
mattersrelatedtotheApprovalsandthisAgreement.
IntheeventthatTrendwestonly
constructsPhaseIconsistingofapproximatelytwohundredandeighty- three ( 283)Units
oranyportionthereof, then ( A)theCityshallbeentitledtokeepallPlanReviewFeesto
bepaidbyTrendwestpursuanttothisAgreement; ( B)Trendwestshallnotbeentitledto
receiveanyinstallmentsoftheTrendwestDifferencePaymentsetforthinSection8( c)
above; and ( C)theamountofTrendwest' sguaranteeoftheTOTRefund assetforthin
section8( g)shallbereducedfrom $ 4. 3millionto $ 2. 8million.
9.
Indemnification.Tothefullestextentpermittedbylaw, thePartiesshall
reimburse, indemnify, andholdtheotherPartiesandtheiragents, employees, officers,
electedofficials, anddirectors,
harmlessfromandagainstallclaims, damages, losses,
fines, penalties, judgments, awardsandexpenses, includingbutnotlimitedtoreasonable
attorney' sfeesforcounselacceptabletotheindemnifiedParty, arisingoutof orresulting
fromtheindemnifyingParty' sbreachofthisAgreementortheindemnifyingParty' s
negligenceorintentionalmisconduct ( includinganybreach, negligence
orintentional
misconductbyindependentcontractorshiredbytheindemnifyingParty).
Trendwestfurthershallindemnify, holdharmless, andpayallcostsforthedefenseofthe
City, includingfeesandcostsforspecialcounseltobeselectedbytheCity, regarding any
actionby any
memberofthevacationclub resort
challengingthevalidity
ofthis
Agreement, orassertingthatpersonalinjury, damages, justcompensation, restitution,
judicialorequitablereliefduetopersonalorpropertyrightsarisesby
reasonoftheterms
of
oreffectsarisingfromthisAgreement.Citymaymakeallreasonabledecisionswith
respecttoitsrepresentationinanylegalmatter.
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10.
AlternativeDisputeResolution.
IfadisputearisesbetweenCity
and Trendwest WorldMark and Western Pacific (
collectively "Developer"
for this
Section10only)regardingthemaking, formation, interpretation, orperformanceofthis
Agreement, CityandDeveloperagreetoadheretothedisputeresolutionprotocol
as
delineatedandexplainedherein.
a)
NEGOTIATION:
CityandDeveloperwillmakeagoodfaithefforttoresolve
anyclaimorissueastothisAgreement, throughnegotiation.
b)
MEDIATION:
IfCityandDevelopercannotresolvesuchaclaimorissue
asto
thisAgreement, throughnegotiation, thenthatclaimorissueshallbethesubjectof
mediation, administeredbyamediator.
c)LITIGATION( Limited):CityorDevelopermaypursueanactionatlaworin
equity, withrespecttoaclaimorissueastothisAgreement, thathasbeensubjectto
mediation, onlyasspecifiedbelow.
AnymediatoradministeringproceedingspursuanttothisAgreementshallbeselected
fromtheroster oftheLos
Angeles,
Californiaofficeofthe AmericanArbitration
Association,
hereinafter " theAAA," andmustbedeemedacceptablebyallinvolved
Parties.
MediationpursuanttothisAgreementshallbeconductedpursuanttotheAAA' s
Commercial
Dispute
Resolution Procedures (
Including
Mediation and Arbitration
Rules)"
as amended and effective on
July 1, 2002,
or
alternatively,
such AAA
CommercialMediationand/ orArbitrationRulesasmaysupercede.TheAAAOptional
RulesforEmergencyMeasuresofProtectionshallapplytoproceedingspursuanttothis
Agreement.Nomediator( s)shallhavethepowertomakeanyawardinconsistentwith,
or
contrarytothetermsandprovisionsofthisAgreement.
Awrittensettlementexecutedby
thePartiesatmediationmaybeenteredinanycourthavingjurisdiction
astotheissueas
tothisAgreement, inquestion.
ThecostsandexpensesofanyPartythatinitiates
litigationtoenforcesuchawrittensettlement, includingbutnotlimitedtofullreasonable
attorney' sfeesofaprevailingPartyidentifiedassuchinthewrittensettlement, shallbe
borneandpaidbytheParty( ies)whodonotprevailtherein.
Thesubmissiontomediation
ofanymatterpursuanttothisSectionisherebymadeaconditionprecedenttothe
institutionofanyactionatlaworinequityastoanyissueastothisAgreement.NoParty
shallinstituteanactionatlaworinequity, withrespectto anymattersubjectto
mediationpursuanttothisSection10untilafterthecompletionofmediation.
DeveloperInitials
Trendwest)
DeveloperInitials
WorldMark)
DeveloperInitials
WesternPacific)
CityInitials
9
11. Miscellaneous.
a)HeadingsandCaptions.Theheadingsandcaptionsinthis
Agreementareforconvenienceonlyandshallnotbereferredtointheinterpretationof
thisAgreement.
b)
Definitions.
WhenusedinthisAgreement, thefollowing
termsshallhavethemeaningsetforthherein:
1)"
Occupancy", forthepurposeofcalculatingTOT,
shallmean, assetforthintheCode, anytwenty- four ( 24)hourperiodinwhichaunitis
occupiedbyanovernightguest, excludingoccupancyformaintenanceorresortbusiness.
2)"
Rent" for the
purpose
of
calculating
transit
occupancytaxforeachnightaUnitisoccupiedshallrefertotheamountofdailyrent
as
setforthandcalculatedinparagraphs3, 4, 5,
6above
withoutregardtothetimingor
amountofmoniesactuallypaidtoWorldMarkbyitsmembersforDues
orotherwise.
c)
Waiver.ThefailureofanyPartytoexerciseanyright
or
powergivenithereunderortoinsistuponstrictcompliancewiththetermsofthis
AgreementshallnotconstituteawaiverofthatParty' srighttodemandexactcompliance
withthetermshereofWaiverbyaPartyofanyparticulardefaultbytheothershallnot
affectorimpairitsrightswithrespecttoanysubsequentdefaultsofthe
sameorofa
differentkind; norshallanydelayoromissionbyaPartytoexercise
anyrightsarising
fromanydefaultaffectorimpairitsrightastosuchdefaultoranyfuturedefault.
d)
Severance.
ShouldanypartofthisAgreementbedeclared
invalid
orunenforceableforanyreason,
itshallbeadjustedratherthanvoided,
if
possible, toachievetheintentoftheParties.
Ifsuchpartisdeterminedtobeinvalid
and/ orunenforceableanyremainderofsuchprovision, andoftheentireAgreement, shall
remaininfullforceandeffect.
e)GoverningLaw.ThisAgreementshallbeconstruedunder
thelawsoftheStateofCalifornia.
f)Attorneys' Fees.Iflegalactioniscommencedtoenforce
or
todeclaretheeffectofanyprovisionofthisAgreement, theprevailingParty ( as
determinedbythecourt)shallbeentitledtoanawardofreasonableattorney' sfeesand
costsincurredattrial, onappeal, onpetitionforreview, orinanyrelatedbankruptcy
matter.APartyshallalsobeentitledtoreasonableattorney' sfeesandcostsincurredto
enforceorcollectajudgmentoraward.
g)ForceMajeureandUncontrollableEvents.
Intheeventthat
anactofGod, astrike, alockout, labortrouble, aninabilitytoprocurematerials, afailure
ofpower, ariot, aninsurrection, awar, oranotherreasonoflikenature, notthefault
or
withinTrendwest' sreasonablecontrol ( a " Disruption") resultsinTrendwest' sincapacity
toconstructtheProjectatall, thenthisAgreementshallbenullandvoidandof
noforce
10
oreffect.IntheeventthataDisruptionimpactsthisProjectandTrendwestonlyhasthe
capacitytoconstructPhaseIorapartthereof, thentheCityshallbeentitledtokeepall
PlanReviewFeespaidbyTrendwestpursuanttothisAgreementandTrendwestshallnot
beentitledtoreceiveanyinstallmentsoftheTrendwestDifferencePaymentsetforthin
Sections8( c)above.Furthermore, theamountofTrendwest' sguaranteeoftheTOT
Refundassetforthinsection8( g)shallbereducedfrom $ 4. 3millionto $ 2. 8million.
h)EntireAgreement.ThisAgreementcontainstheentire
agreementbetweentheParties.Anyandallverbalorwrittenagreementsmadepriorto
thedateofthisAgreementaresupersededbythisAgreementandshallhavenofurther
effect.NomodificationorchangetothetermsofthisAgreementwillbebindingona
PartyunlessinwritingandsignedbyanauthorizedrepresentativeofthatParty.
i)
Modification.
ThisAgreementmaynotbemodifiedexcept
bywritteninstrumentexecutedbytheParties.Totheextent, thatanydisagreement
regardingthesemanticsorformatofthisAgreementmayariseamongthePartieswith
respecttoanynon- monetaryissue, thePartiesunderstandandagreethatCity' sCity
Managerwill negotiateonthe City' sbehalfwiththeotherPartyinvolved
inthe
disagreementtowardmutuallyacceptableclarifyingamendmentstothisAgreement.
j)Counterparts.
This
Agreement may
be executed in
counterparts, eachofwhichshallbedeemedanoriginalbutallofwhichtakentogether
shallconstituteoneandthesameAgreement.
k)
Authorization.
ThepersonsexecutingthisAgreementon
behalfofthePartiesherebywarrantthattheyhavetheauthorityandaredulyauthorized
andaredulyauthorizedtoexecutethisAgreementonbehalfofthePartytheypurportto
representandcanbindthatPartytothisAgreement.
1) CityDisclosure.
TheCity' scalculationsastoanyamounts
referencedinthisAgreement ( the " CityCalculations") shallbereflectedinpublicrecords
maintainedbyCityinaccordwithapplicableCalifornialaw.Uponproperrequestof
TrendwestforrecordsreflectingCityCalculations, Cityshallcomplywithapplicable
Californialawastotherecords' production.
Inallevents, withinfifteen ( 15)daysofa
TrendwestrequestfordataastoCityCalculations, theCityshallmakebesteffortsto
complywithsucharequest.
THISSPACEINTENTIONALLYLEFTBLANK
m)
Recitals.
Therecitalssetforthabovearetrueandaccurate
andincorporatedhereinbythisreference.
Title:
WORLDMARK, THECLUB, aCalifornia
ATTEST:
NonprofitMutualBenefitCorporation
INWITNESSWHEREOF, thisTransientOccupancyTaxAgreementhasbeen
executedasofthedayandyearfirstabovewritten.
TRENDWESTRESORTS, INC., CITYOFINDIO, aCalifornia
anOregonCorporation
MunicipalCorporation
By: By:
MichaelH.Wilson, Mayor
By: By:
CynthiaHernandez,
Title:
DeputyCityClerk
WESTERNPACIFICRESORT
DEVELOPMENT, aCalifornia
GeneralPartnership
By:
WilliamE.Swank, r., Partner
Bv.
EdwardZ.Kotkin,
CityAttorney
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Background
CITYOFINDIO
AGENDAREPORT
MeetingofOctober29, 2003
HonorableMayorandMembersofCityCouncil
TO:
THRU:
FROM:
DATE:
October21, 2003
SUBJECT:
AwardofBidforAlleyReconstructionProjectandJacksonStreet
ImprovementsNorthofAvenue42
TomRamirez, CityManager
irModarressi, InterimDirectorofPublicWorks
CityEngineer
Summary.
Thisprojectinvolvesre- constructionofthealleysindowntownIndioand
re-
constructionofasegmentofJacksonStreetimmediatelynorthofAvenue42on
theeast side ofthe centerline.Bids will
beopened
onOctober
27, 2003,
subsequenttothedateofwritingthestaffreport.Bidsresultswillbepresentedto
theCouncilattheOctober29, 2003Councilmeeting.
The
project scope
involves re- construction ofthe
existing alleyways
in the
downtowncoreareaandstreetimprovementsontheeastsideofthecenterlineof
Jackson
StreetfromAvenue42totheShadowHillsDevelopment
tract.Re-
constructionwillinvolvepulverizationoftheexistingasphaltpavement, reusing
pulverizedasphaltforthebasecourseandconstructionofnewasphaltpavement
overthebasecourse.The schedulecalls forconstructionofthe downtown
alleywaystobecompletedbyDecember1, 2003.TheJacksonStreetsegment
mustbecompletedbyDecember19, 2003.
Sincebidswillbeopensubsequenttowritingthisreport, staffwillpreparea
supplementalreportwiththebidsresultsfortheOctober29, 2003councilmeeting.
ITEMNO.2
AgendaReport
AwardofBidforAlleyRe- ConstructionProjectandJacksonStreetImprovements
NorthofAvenue42
Page2
FinancialConsiderations
FundingforthisprojectwillbederivedfromCIFRoadandBridgeFunds.
StaffRecommendation
ThattheCityCouncilreviewandawardthebidtothelowestresponsiblebidder,
pendingtheoutcomeofthebidresultsscheduledtobeopenedat1: 30PM
on
October27, 2003.
SpecialCityCouncilMeeting 5: 00p. m.
WCORPORATEL 1930
NOTICEOFSPECIALCLOSEDSESSION
ANDCITYCOUNCILMEETING
NOTICEISHEREBYGIVENinaccordancewithGovernmentCodeSection54956. 3
thattheCityCounciloftheCityofIndiowillholdaSpecialCityCouncil Meeting,
includingaClosedSession, onWednesday, October29, 2003at5: 00p. m.intheCity
HallConferenceRoomat100CivicCenterMall, Indio.
Thebusinesstobetransacted
ordiscussedatthisSpecialCityCouncilMeetingandClosedSessionisdescribed
herein.
PUBLICCOMMENTThisisthetimesetasideforpubliccomment, anopportunityformembersofthepublictodirectly
addressthelegislativebodyconcerninganyitemthathasbeendescribedinthisnotice.Ifyouwishtospeak, pleasecompletea
requesttospeak" formandlimityourcommentstofiveminutes ( formswillbeavailableat4: 45p. m.atthecounterinCityHall).
AftertheconclusionofthePUBLICCOMMENTsession, theCityCouncilwillADJOURN
toconveneinClosedSessiontoconsiderthefollowingmatters:
6
ConferencewithLaborNegotiatorspursuanttoGovernmentCodeSection54957. 6
regardingPoliceCommandUnit ( PCU), IndioPoliceOfficersAssociation ( IPOA)and
Laborers' InternationalUnionofNorthAmerica ( LIUNA)
ConferencewithLegalCounsel existinglitigationpursuanttoGovernmentCode
Section54956. 9( a): CityofIndiovs.IndioVenturePartners, CaseNo.INC034294;
ConferencewithLegalCounselpursuanttoGovernmentCode, Section54956. 9( c):
initiationoflitigation ( 1)case
ConferencewithLegalCounselpursuanttoGovernmentCodeSection54956. 9(b)
anticipatedlitigation, significantexposuretolitigation, three ( 3)cases
DiscussionofpersonnelmatterpursuanttoGovernmentCodeSection54957:Public
EmployeeDiscipline/ Dismissal/ Release ( 3)cases
AftertheconclusionoftheClosedSession, theCityCouncilwillADJOURNbacktoand
therebycontinuetheSpecialCityCouncilMeetingat6: 00p. m., intheCouncilChambers,
150CivicCenterMali, Indio, todiscussthefollowingmatters:
1.
ConsiderapprovinganamendmenttotheTransientOccupancyTaxAgreement
approvedonJuly30, 2003bytheCityofIndioastoTrendwestResorts, Western
PacificResortsandWorldMarkwhichprovidesforasharingoftheTOTrevenue
collectedbytheoperationofaVacationClub
CITY01--; INI) 1.0 100 ( EPDICCENTERMAT p ( EN, DRAwFip1788
wpm,
92202
DEPARTMENTTELEPHONENUMBERS, ALLIN7AREPACODE
CityClerk.865- 5437 CityMa. pager342- 6580 EconomicDeveiopment/ Redevoioprnent342- 0541
Finance342- 6560 nre347- 0
HumanResources342- 6540iiiCityHa. iiFax34243556
Poiice347- 8522Fax347- 4317
Engineering342- 6530
CityYiercl347 SeniorCenter347- 5111
2.
Considerawardingacontracttothelowestresponsiblebidderforthealley
re- constructionprojectandJacksonStreetimprovementsnorthofAvenue42
DATE:
October23, 2003
CITYOFINDIO
C THIAHERNANDEZ
DEPUTYCITYCLERK, CMC
CynthiaHernandez, DeputyCityClerkoftheCityofIndio, California, doherebydeclarethattheforegoingNoticefortheCity
CouncilClosedSessionandSpecialMeetingofOctober29, 2003waspostedontheoutsideentrytotheCouncilChamber, 150
CivicCenterMallonOctober23, 2003.
4e
Cyn
Hernandez
DeputyCityClerk, CMC
DeclarationofPosting
TO:
MayorandCouncil
THRU:
TomRamirez, CityManager
CITYOFINDIO
AGENDAREPORT
October29, 2003
FROM:
RudyAcosta, EconomicDevelopmentDirector
JerryCarter, FinanceDirector
SusanE.Williams, CommunityDevelopmentServices/ c/ tt
BuildingandSafetyDirector
BY:
EdwardZ.Kotkin, CityAttorney
6244
DATE:
October29, 2003
SUBJECT:Consideration to
Approve by
Resolution a Transient
OccupancyTax
TOT)Agreement.
APPLICANT:
WorldMark, theClub,
TrendwestResorts, Inc.,
WesternPacificResort
Development
78- 060CalleEstado
LaQuinta, CA92253
PROPERTY
OWNER:
Applicant
propertyinescrow
see
below)
PROJECT
LOCATION: EastsideofGolfCenter
Parkway, Northof
LandmarkGolfParkway.
Ave43
Ave44
ITEMNO.1
CITYCOUNCILSPECIALMEETING
OCTOBER22003
Page2of3
SUMMARY:
LBHillsGolf, LLCisthepresentownerofthesite.Itsescrowastotheapplicant' s
purchase
ofthesite is scheduled to closewithin the
nextforty- eight (48)hours,
contingentupontheCityCouncil' sconsiderationandapprovaloftheTOTAgreement.
OnJune25, 2003thePlanningCommissionapprovedaDesignReviewapplication
DR 03- 5- 79)
for the construction of a 455-unit Vacation Club and residential
developmenton27. 3acresofvacantlandwithintheLandmarkGolfClub.
OnJuly30,
2003 the
City passed
ordinances
approving
a First Amendment to
Development
Agreement
96-8- 10and
amending Specific
Plan 96-8- 7and
Project
Master Plan
96- 8- 10.
InlightofthenatureoftheproposedVacationClubresortthatwilloccupythesite, to
maketheprojectfinanciallyfeasible, andbasedupontherequirementsoftheCodeof
Indio,
the
applicant subsequently proposed
a Transient
Occupancy
Tax (
TOT)
Agreementwiththe CityofIndio.TheAgreementas proposed
and
approved
in
conceptbythisCouncilonJuly30, 2003providedforasharingoftheTOTrevenueto
begeneratedbytheproject.
Exhibit Ato this
report
contains the
City's
favorable financial
analysis
of this
Agreement.
Staffhasworkeddiligentlyincooperationwiththeapplicanttoarriveatthe
precisemutuallybeneficialtermsandconditionscontainedintheAgreementthatis
attachedandincorporatedintheresolutionattachedheretoasExhibitB.
Theoriginalfailedhotelprojectthathadbeenapprovedforthesitealongwithits
potentialenvironmentalimpactswerethesubjectofanEnvironmentalAssessment96-
8-370
adopted by
the
City
Council on December
18,
1996. After review and
assessment;
staff has determined thatthere are no newor additional
significant
environmentalimpactswhichwillresultfromthechangeintheprojectassociatedwith
the Vacation Club and residential
development
and that in
fact, any significant
environmentalimpactsassociatedwiththeoriginalhotelprojectmaybediminishedvia
thesubstitutionofaVacationClubandresidentialdevelopmentforahotel.
Staffhas
re
0mmended- aneits- finiding- that- Environme
Asse m61qt
shouldbeconfirmedintakingtheactionrecommendedherein.
Attachedtothisstaffreport, pleasefindthefollowingdocuments:
EXHIBITA
ComprehensiveFinancialAnalysis, LeonardR.Wolk, FinancialAdvisorto
theCityofIndioandPresidentofRealEstateAnalysisServicesCompany ( REASCO)
EXHIBITB
DraftRecommendedResolutionApprovingtheTOTAgreementinthis
Matter ( incorporatingTOTAgreementasExhibitAthereto)
CITYCOUNCILSPECIALMEETING
OCTOBER29, 2003
Page3of3
RecommendedActions
GiventhepositivefinancialimplicationsoftheproposedTOTAgreement, inlightofthe
findingsreflectedinthedraftresolutioninthismatter, andbaseduponanyinformation
thattheMayorandCouncilmayelicituponconsiderationofthismatteratthisSpecial
Meeting, staffrecommendsthattheCouncilapprovetheTOTAgreementbypassing,
approvingandadoptingthedraftresolutionattachedheretoasExhibitB.
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IBIT" B"
RESOLUTIONNO.
RESOLUTION OFTHE CITY
COUNCIL,
OFTHE CITYOF
INDIO,
CALIFORNIA, APPROVINGATRANSIENTOCCUPANCYTAXAGREEMENT
WHEREAS, theCityofIndio (" City") andLBHillsGolf, LLChaveentered
into a FirstAmendmentto
DevelopmentAgreement96- 8-10 (the " Amended
DevelopmentAgreement") forthedevelopmentofa455- unitVacation
Club
VacationClub") ona27. 3acreparceloflandwithintheCity; and
WHEREAS,
on
July 30,
2003 the
City passed
ordinances
amending
Specific
Plan
96- 8- 7, Project
Master Plan 96-8- 10 (
the " Conforming
Entitlements") andtheAmendedDevelopmentAgreementinordertoconform
prioragreementsandentitlementstotheproposedVacationClubinlieuofthe
previously- approvedresorthotel; and
WHEREAS, theoriginalhotelprojectalongwithitspotentialenvironmental
impactswasthesubjectofanEnvironmentalAssessment96- 8- 370adoptedby
theCityCouncilonDecember18, 1996( the " EnvironmentalAssessment"); and
WHEREAS, afterreviewandassessment; staffhasdeterminedthatthere
arenoneworadditionalsignificantenvironmentalimpactswhichwillresultfrom
thechangeintheprojectassociatedwiththisAmendedDevelopmentAgreement
andthe
Conforming Entitlements, thatinfact, anysignificantenvironmental
impactsassociatedwiththisprojectmaybediminishedviathesubstitutionofa
VacationClubforahotel, andthattheEnvironmentalAssessmentshouldbe
confirmedintakingthisaction; and
WHEREAS, inordertomakethisprojectfinanciallyfeasibleatthistime,
TrendwesthasrequestedthattheCitysharethetransientoccupancytaxthatwill
becollectedfromthosewhooccupyandusetheVacationClub; and
WHEREAS, theCityhasdeterminedthatsuchsharing, onthetermsand
conditionssetoutintheTransientOccupancyTaxAgreement, attachedhereto
asExhibitAandincorporatedbyreferenceherein, isinthebestinterestofthe
Cityinordertogeneratetaxrevenue, stimulateresortdevelopment, andcreate
jobsandbusinesswithintheCity.
NOW, THEREFORE,
THECITYCOUNCIL OFTHECITYOF
INDIO,
CALIFORNIA, DOESHEREBYRESOLVEASFOLLOWS:
1.The Recitals setforth abovearetrue and correctand constitutethe
findingsoftheCityCouncilregardingthisagreement.
2.
TheTransientOccupancyTaxAgreementinExhibitAisapprovedin
substantiallytheformsetforththerein, withsuchrevisions, amendments
andcompletionsasshallbeapprovedbytheCityManager,
Economic
DevelopmentDirectorandFinanceDirector, withtheadviceoftheCity
Attorney, suchapprovaltobeconclusivelyevidencedbytheexecution,
upondeliverybytheCityManagertotheMayorfortheMayor' ssignature.
3.This Resolution and the
approval
of the Transient
Occupancy
Tax
Agreementshallbeeffectiveimmediately.
PASSED, APPROVED, andADOPTEDthis29dayofOctober2003, by
thefollowingvote:
ATTEST:
AYES:
NOES:
CYNTHIAHERNANDEZ
DEPUTYCITYCLERK, CMC
MICHAELH.WILSON, MAYOR
Exhibit A
ToResolution
T
1
NSIENTOCCUPANCYTAXAGREEMENT
CityofIndio, California
THISTRANSIENTOCCUPANCYTAXAGREEMENT(" Agreement")
ismadeandenteredintoasofthis
dayof 2003, byandbetween
TRENDWESTRESORTS, INC., anOregoncorporation (" Trendwest"), WorldMark,
TheClub, aCalifornianonprofitmutualbenefitcorporationwhichownsandoperates
resortsmarketedbyTrendwest (" WorldMark"), WESTERNPACIFICRESORT
DEVELOPMENT, aCaliforniageneralpartnership (" WesternPacific"), andTHECITY
OFINDIO, ACaliforniamunicipalcorporation (" City"). Trendwest, WorldMark,
WesternPacificandtheCitymayhereinafterbereferredtoindividuallyas " Party" or
collectivelyasthe " Parties."
RECITALS:
A.
TrendwestandWesternPacificaredeveloping, orintendsto
develop, avacationclubresort ( the " Project") onthatcertain27. 3acreparcelofland
identifiedasParcel2inExhibitAattachedheretoanddemarcatedonthesitemap
attachedheretoasExhibitBandmadeapartofthisAgreement ( the " Property").
B. TrendwestandWesternPacifichaveenteredintoawrittencontract
fordevelopmentandconstructionoftheProjectpursuanttowhichTrendwestisthe
ownerandWesternPacificisthedeveloperandgeneralcontractor.
C.
Trendwestisavacationsalesandmarketingcompanywhich
acquiresresortssuchastheProjectandthereaftertransfersthoseresortstoWorldMarkin
returnformarketablevacationcredits (" VacationCredits") whichauthorizetheowner
thereoftooccupyanduseunitswithintheProjectforlimitedperiodsoftimebasedupon
thenumberofvacationcreditspurchased.
D.
WorldMarkisanassociationwhosemembershavepurchased
vacationcreditsfromTrendwestallowingthosememberstooccupyanduseanyofthe
resortsownedandoperatedbyWorldMark.WorldMark' smemberspayannual
maintenanceassessments (" Dues") toWorldMarkbaseduponthenumberofVacation
Creditsowned.
E.
UponcompletionoftheconstructionoftheProject, Trendwest.
willconveyunitsintheProjecttoWorldMarkfortheuseandbenefitofWorldMark' s
membersinthemannerdescribedabove ( referencedindividuallyasa " Unit" orinthe
aggregateasthe " Units").
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F.
Al!PartiesunderstandandagreethatpursuanttoIndioMunicipal
Code § 34. 37, theCityimposesaTransientOccupancyTax (" TOT") onhotelsand
vacationclubresortssimilartotheProject.
G.
TheCityhasdeterminedthattheProjectwillprovideapublic
benefitasitwillencouragetourismandcontributetotheeconomicdevelopmentofthe
City, hasapprovedtheProjectDesignReviewonJune25, 2003, andhasmodifiedpre-
existinglanduseentitlementsforthePropertytoconformtosaidentitlementstothe
ProjectonJuly30, 2003 ( theapprovalofsaidDesignReviewandmodificationofsaid
entitlementsreferencedintheaggregateasthe " Approvals").
NOW, THEREFORE, inconsiderationoftherecitals, covenants,
agreementsandstipulationscontainedherein, andothervaluableconsiderationthereceipt
andsufficiencyofwhichareherebyacknowledged, thePartiesdoagreeasfollows:
AGREEMENT
1. Construction and Use of
Project.
Trendwest and Western
Pacific( referredto collectivelyasthe " ConstructionParties")agreetoconstructthe
ProjectonthePropertyinnotmorethanthree ( 3)phasesinamannerconsistentwiththe
Approvals.
a)TheProjectascompletedwillconsistofuptoamaximum
offourhundredandfifty- five ( 455)units, constructionofsametobecompletedwithina
periodofnot- to- exceedeighty- four ( 84)monthsfollowingtheissuanceofthefirstCity
buildingpermitfortheProject ( the " ConstructionPeriod").
b)Notwithstanding
the
lengthoftheConstructionPeriod,
TrendwestandWesternPacificcovenantthatconstructionofthefirstphaseoftheproject
incorporating
notlessthantwo hundred
andtwenty- eight ( 228)units ("PhaseI"),
togetherwithallProjectoff- siteimprovementsandtheon- siteinfrastructurerelatedto
PhaseI, includingbutnotlimitedtoroadwaysandparkingareas, utilities, Project
recreationalamenitiesandcommonfacilities, etc.( the " PhaseIImprovements") willbe
completedwithinaperiodofnottoexceedthirty- six ( 36)monthsfollowingtheissuance
ofthefirstCitybuildingpermitfortheProject.
c)IntheeventthatTrendwestoritsdesigneeseekstoalterits
designorconstructionplansaftertheCity' sbuildingdepartmenthasactuallyissueda
permitinamannerwhichwouldrequiretheCitytoagainreviewthatpermitand/ or
modifyitspermitapprovalresultinginasituationinwhichtheCitywouldtypically
chargeforthecostsincurredforthatadditionalreviewandapprovaland/ orinspections,
Trendwestshallberesponsibleforpayingsuchadditionalcostsinadditiontothecostsset
forthinSection8( b), below.
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d)ThelifeofanyandeachTrendwestpermit, notwithstanding
thetimingofTrendwest' spaymentof " PlanReviewFees" assetforthbelowinSection8
a), shallnotcommenceuntilsuchtimeastheCity' sbuildingdepartmentactuallyissues
thepermitpursuanttoitsreviewandapprovalprocess.
e)
Trendwest
agrees
to
convey
Units in the
Project
to
WorldMark.WorldMarkagreestoacceptandoperatetheUnitsinaccordancewiththe
termsofthisAgreementandtheApprovals.
2.
Application
ofthe Code. The
City hereby represents
and
WorldMark
hereby acknowledges
that the Code ofIndio (
the "Code")
sets forth
WorldMark' sobligationtopayTOTandanyapplicablesubsequentusefeeleviedbythe
CityinplaceorinsteadoftheTOT.TheProjectisa " Hotel" andWorldMarkisan
Operator" asdefinedinCodeSection34. 36andthereforeshallbesubjecttotheCity' s
UniformTransientOccupancyTaxOrdinance.
WorldMarkherebyundertakesandacceptsthatTOTpaymentsto
theCityshallbedeterminedbymultiplyingtheRentasdefinedhereinattributableto
eachUnitoccupiedduringanygivenreportingperiodbytheTOTratesetforthinthe
Code.
TheUnitswillremainsubjecttopaymentoftheTOTuntilsuchtimeastheCode
iseitherrepealedoramendedsuchthattheUnitsarenolongeroperatedasavacation
cluborothertypeoftransientoccupancyusesubjecttotheCode.Exceptasotherwise
specifically
set forth in this
Agreement,
WorldMark and
Trendwest, including
all
successorsandassignsthereof, agreetobeboundbytheprovisionsoftheCodedealing
withTOTandanyapplicablesubsequentusefeeleviedbytheCityinplaceorinsteadof
the
TOT, including
without
limitation,
those Code sections
pertaining
to annual
registrationcertificates, penaltiesfordelinquentpayments, refunds,
andviolations.In
payinganysubsequentusefeeapplicabletotheUnitsundertheCode, thecalculationsof
RentsetforthhereinshallgoverninthesamemannerasfortheTOT.
3. RentsandTOTCalculation.
Thedailyrent (" Rent") onwhichthe
TOTrateistobeinitiallyappliedshallbeequaltotheamountoftheDuesassociated
withthenumberofVacationCreditsrequiredforaone ( 1)weekstayatthatparticular
Unitdividedbyseven ( 7). TheVacationCreditrequirementssetforthbelowinSection5
andtheDuesstructuresetforthinSection6, belowwillbeusedtocalculatetheRentfor
theinitialyearofoccupancyofaUnit.
Rent
commencing
on the first
day
of each successive
year
thereaftershallbecalculatedbyadjustingthebaserentstructurethenineffectbythe
amountoftheincreaseintheannualConsumerPriceIndexforallurbanconsumers
publishedbytheBureauofLaborStatistics, UnitedStatesDepartmentofLaborforthe
StateofCalifornia, LosAngeles/ Riverside/ OrangeCountyCaliforniaRegion, overthe
indexforthenextprecedingyear.TheTOTpayabletotheCityshallbedeterminedby
multiplyingthedailyRentattributabletoeachUnitoccupiedduringanygivenreporting
periodbytheTOTratesetforthintheCode.
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4. Vacation Credit Allocation.Each member will be entitled to
occupythefollowingtypesofunitsforoneweekforeachspecifiednumberofVacation
Creditsowned:
VacationCredits
Peak- High/ LowSeason UnitType
5 Dues Structure.
WorldMarkmembersarechargedDues
based
uponthenumberofVacationCreditsownedbythemember.Duesaresubjecttochange
fromtime- to- timebytheWorldMarkboardofdirectors.SincethedatetheProjectwill
firstbeoccupiedandtheDuesstructure, whichwillbeineffectatthattimeareuncertain,
thePartiesagreethattheDuestobeutilizedincalculatingtheRentforthefirstyearof
occupancyshallbeasfollows:
7,000/ 5,000
9,000/ 7,000
11, 000/ 9, 000
13, 000/ 11, 000
18, 000/ 16, 000
VacationCredits
5,000
5, 001to7, 500
7, 501to10, 000
10, 001to12, 500
12, 501to15, 000
15, 501to17, 500
17, 501to20, 000
Peak-High/ LowSeason
Studio
1Bedroom
2Bedroom
3Bedroom
3BedroomPenthouse
Dues
274
357
440
523
606
689
772
6.
ExampleofPaymentofRentCalculation.Based
CreditsownedandtheDuesstructuresetforthinParagraphs4and
studioUnitPeak- HighSeasonduringtheinitialyearofoccupancy
calculatedasfollows:
7, 000VacationCreditsperweekequals $ 357. 00
dividedby7days, whichequals $ 51. 00pernightinRent.
Rentequivalencyfortheunittypesattheserateswouldbeasfollows:
Studio $ 51. 00/ 39. 14
1Bedroom 62. 86/ 51. 00
2Bedroom 74. 71/ 62. 86
3Bedroom 86. 57/ 74. 71
3BedroomPenthouse 110. 29/ 98. 43
upontheVacation
5, theRentfora
wouldbe $ 51. 00,
perweekinDues,
4
IfTrendwestorWorldMark, includinganysuccessorsorassignsof
eitherofthem, subsequentlyrentsaUnittothegeneralpublicfora " pernight" feeor
charge, thefullamountofsuchrentshallbesubjecttotheTOTprovisionsoftheCode.
34.41:
7.
WorldMarkReturntotheCity.AsrequiredbyCodeSection
a)WorldMark,
on or before the last
day
ofthe month
followingthecloseofeachcalendarquarter, oratthecloseofanyshorterreporting
periodwhichmaybeestablishedbytheCity' s " TaxAdministrator" asdefinedinSection
34. 36oftheCode, shallmakeareturntosaidTaxAdministrator, onformsprovidedby
himorher, ofthetotalRentandtheamountsoftaxcollectedfortransientoccupancies ( a
Return").
b)AtthetimeWorldMarkfilesitsReturn, WorldMarkshall
remitthefullamountofthetaxcollectedtotheTaxAdministrator.
c)
The Tax Administrator
may
establish shorter
reporting
periodsforWorldMarkifheorshedeemsitnecessaryinordertoinsurecollectionofthe
taxandheorshemayrequirefurtherinformationinWorldMark' sReturn.
d)
WorldMarkReturns
andpaymentsaredueimmediately
uponcessationofbusinessforanyreason.
e)
WorldMarkshallholdallTOTcollectedintrustforthe
accountoftheCityuntilpaymentthereofismadetotheTaxAdministrator.
f)ThisSection7isnotintended, andshallnotbeconstrued,
toexpandWorldMark' slegalobligationstotheCitybeyondthosesetforthintheCode.
8.
Obligations.Inconsiderationoftheconstructionandoperationof
theProjectbyWesternPacific, TrendwestandWorldMarkrespectively, andtheCity' s
facilitationofsaidconstructionandoperationviathisAgreement, thePartiesagreeas
follows:
a)
As
aconditionprecedentto City' sperformanceofany
obligationpursuanttothisAgreement, TrendwestshallprepayanyandallCitysiteplan
review, buildingpermit, plancheck, andotherfeesinconjunctionwiththeconstruction
oftheentireProject ( hereinafterreferredtoas " PlanReviewFees").
Thiscondition
precedentwillrequireprepaymentofonehundredpercent ( 100%) ofthePlanReview
FeescorrespondingtoallProjectUnitsandfacilitiestobeconstructed, regardlessof
phasing.TrendwestshallmakethisprepaymentinfullonorbeforeDecember31, 2004.
TheamountofthePlanReviewFeesshallbeassetforthinthefeescheduleinplace
duringNovember2002.
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b)OtherthanassetforthinSection1 ( c), above, nonewor
additionalfeesbeyondthePlanReviewFeeswillbeimposedontheProject.
This
limitationdoesnotapplytoresidentialdevelopmentofthePropertybeyondtheProject.
c)City
shall make certain
payments
funded
pursuant
to
Section8( e)belowtoTrendwestand, assetforthinSection8( f)belowtoWestern
Pacific, duringtheperiodcommencingontheissuancedateofthelastcertificateof
occupancyassociatedwithPhaseI ( the " InitiationDate"), andendingonthetenth
anniversaryoftheissuanceofthelastcertificateofoccupancyintheproject (the
TerminationDate"). Intheaggregate, thepaymentsdetailedinthisSection8( c)( 1)
through ( 3)inclusivearereferencedhereinasthe " TrendwestPayment." Intheaggregate,
thepaymentsdetailedinthisSection8( c)( 5)through ( 7)inclusivearereferencedherein
asthe " TrendwestDifferencePayment." TheTrendwestPaymentandtheTrendwest
DifferencePaymentshallbemadeasfollows:
1)Onorbefore30daysfromtheInitiationDate, the
CitywillpayTrendwestasumequaltoaproratedportionof $ 2, 000,000.
2)
Onorbeforetheendofthe12monthfollowing
theInitiationDate, theCitywillpayTrendwestasumequaltoaproratedportionof
1,000, 000.
3)
Onorbeforetheendofthe24monthfollowing
theInitiationDate, theCitywillpayTrendwestasumequaltoaproratedportionof
558,500.
4)EachoftheTrendwestPaymentinstallments
describedaboveshallbeproratedbasedupontheratioofUnitswithacertificateof
occupancyattheendofthePhaseItothemaximumnumberofUnits, forwhich
TrendwestpurchasedpermitspursuanttoSection8( a)above ( e. g., ifTrendwestsecures
283certificatesofoccupancybytheendofPhaseI [ 62. 2%of455Units], Citywill pay
Trendwest:(
A)$ 1, 244, 000 [$ 2, 000, 000x62. 2%] onorbefore30daysfromthe
InitiationDate, ( B)$ 622, 000 [$ 1, 000, 000x62. 2%] onorbeforetheendofthe12
monthfollowingtheInitiationDate, and ( C)$ 347, 387 [$ 558, 500x62. 2%] onorbefore
theendofthe24monthfollowingtheInitiationDate).
5)TheTrendwestDifferencePaymentequalsthree
millionfivehundredfifty- eightthousandfivehundreddollars ($ 3, 558, 500)minusthe
TrendwestPayment.CityshallpayTrendwest56%oftheTrendwestDifference
Paymentonorbeforethirty ( 30)daysaftertheissuancedateofthelastcertificateof
occupancyassociatedwiththeProject' slastphase ( the " LastPhaseConclusionDate").
6)CityshallpayTrendwest28%oftheTrendwest
DifferencePaymentonorbeforetheendofthe12monthfollowingtheLastPhase
ConclusionDate.
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7)CityshallpayTrendwest16%oftheTrendwest
DifferencePaymentonorbeforetheendofthe24monthfollowingtheLastPhase
ConclusionDate.
8)ThePartiesintendandagreethatthesumofthe
TrendwestPaymentplustheTrendwestDifferencePaymentshallinalleventsbeequalto
threemillionfivehundredfifty- eightthousandfivehundreddollars ($ 3, 558,500).
d)
Inthe
eventthatCityfundsarerequiredtomake any
installmentoftheTrendwestPaymentortheTrendwestDifferencePayment, i. e., any
paymentspecifiedinSection8(c)( 1)through ( 3)inclusiveand/ or ( 5)through ( 7)
inclusive (" InstallmentFunds"), arenotavailableasspecifiedinSection8( e)belowon
thedatetheinstallmentisdue, CityshallpaysuchInstallmentFundstoTrendwestwithin
thirty ( 30)daysofthedatewhentheInstallmentFundsbecomeavailableascalculated
byCity' sDirectorofFinanceinhisorherreasonablediscretion.
e)CityshallmaketheIncentivePaymentsandtheWestern
PacificPaymentsexclusivelyfromrevenuescollectedfromtheTOTpaymentscollected
pursuanttothisAgreementandtheCode.City' spaymentinfulloftheIncentive
PaymentsshallbeaconditionprecedenttotheWesternPacificPayments.
Thiscondition
precedentshallapplyregardlessofpaymentofanyportionoftheIncentivePayments
morethantwenty- four ( 24)monthsaftertheLastPhaseConclusionDate.However, to
theextenttheTOTrevenuesdonotcompletelyfundtheIncentivePaymentsobligation,
Cityshall, totheextentpermittedbytheCode, usePlanReviewFeestomakethe
IncentivePayments.ExceptasprovidedinthisSection8( e), noportionoftheIncentive
PaymentsshallbepaidfromCityGeneralFundmonies.
After its
payment
in full of all installments of the
TrendwestPaymentandtheTrendwestDifferencePayment ( referencedcollectivelyas
the " IncentivePayments") fromfundsavailablepursuanttoSection8( e)above, Citywill
retainallTOTrevenuereceivedfromtheProject, untilthepointintimewhen45%ofthe
aggregateTOTrevenuereceivedbytheCityexceedsthetotalamountoftheIncentive
Payments, i. e.,
three millionfive
hundredfifty- eight
thousand five hundred dollars
3, 558, 500)( the " WesternPacificTriggerDate"). AftertheWesternPacificTrigger
Date, andthroughoutthefirstyearthereafter ( the " WesternPacificTriggerYear"), City
willpaytoWesternPacificthedifferencebetween45%oftheaggregateTOTrevenue
receivedbytheCityandthetotalamountoftheIncentivePayments, i. e., threemillion
five hundred
fifty-eight
thousand five hundred dollars ($
3,558, 500).
In all
years
subsequenttotheWesternPacificTriggerYearcontinuinguntiltheTerminationDate,
theCitywillpaytoWesternPacific45%oftheannualTOTrevenuereceivedbythe
City.
TheCitypaymentstoWesternPacificduringtheWesternPacificTriggerYearand
thereafterarecollectivelyreferencedhereinasthe " WesternPacificPayments."
g)Subjectto Sections8( h)and
11 (
g)below, Trendwest
anticipates, basedonitsoccupancyhistoryatotherresorts, thatthePropertywillenjoy
occupancyaveraging75%ormorefromthedateoftheissuanceofthefinalcertificateof
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occupancythroughthetenthanniversarythereafter.
Ontheearlierofthedatefive ( 5)
yearsaftertheLastPhaseConclusionDateorDecember31, 2012, ( the " TOTReview
Date"), CitywillcalculatewhethertheaggregateTOTrevenuecollectedfromtheProject
the " InitialTOTRevenue") equalsorexceedsfourmillionthreehundredthousand
dollars ($ 4, 300, 000)( the " InitialTOTProjection").IfontheTOTReviewDate, the
InitialTOTRevenueislessthantheInitialTOTProjectionandTrendwesthasreceived
theIncentivePayments, Trendwestshallwithinsixty ( 60)daysoftheTOTReviewDate
the " TOTRefundPeriod") refundandpayCityinfullthedifferencebetweentheInitial
TOTRevenueandtheInitialTOTProjection ( the " TOTRefund").
TheTOTRefund
PeriodmaybeshortenedorextendedbymutualwrittenconsentofTrendwestandCity.
InexecutingthisAgreement, TrendwestunconditionallyguaranteesitspaymenttoCity
oftheTOTRefundifcircumstancesdescribedinthisSection8( g)( apartfromoccupancy
notaveraging75%ormorefromthedateoftheissuanceofthefinalcertificateof
occupancythroughthetenthanniversarythereafter)arise.
h)IntheeventthatTrendwestdeterminesthatcompletionof
theProjectisnolongereconomicallyviable, TrendwestmayterminatetheProject' s
construction.
IfnoportionoftheProjectisconstructed, thisAgreementshallbenulland
voidandofnoforceoreffect.
However, inthatevent, totheextentTrendwesthasnot
alreadypaidtheCityforsuchcostsatthetimeitterminatestheProject, Trendwestshall
reimburseCityforactualcostsincurredasaconsequenceofCity' sconsiderationofall
mattersrelatedtotheApprovalsandthisAgreement.IntheeventthatTrendwestonly
constructsPhaseIconsistingofapproximatelytwohundredandeighty- three ( 283)Units
oranyportionthereof, then ( A)theCityshallbeentitledtokeepallPlanReviewFeesto
bepaidbyTrendwestpursuanttothisAgreement; ( B)Trendwestshallnotbeentitledto
receiveanyinstallmentsoftheTrendwestDifferencePaymentsetforthinSection8( c)
above; and ( C)theamountofTrendwest' sguaranteeoftheTOTRefundassetforthin
section8( g)shallbereducedfrom $ 4. 3millionto $ 2. 8million.
9.
Indemnification.Tothefullestextentpermittedbylaw, thePartiesshall
reimburse, indemnify, andholdtheotherPartiesandtheiragents, employees, officers,
electedofficials, anddirectors,
harmlessfromandagainstallclaims, damages, losses,
fines, penalties, judgments, awardsandexpenses, includingbutnotlimitedtoreasonable
attorney' sfeesforcounselacceptabletotheindemnifiedParty, arisingoutoforresulting
fromtheindemnifyingParty' sbreachofthisAgreementortheindemnifyingParty' s
negligenceorintentionalmisconduct ( includinganybreach, negligenceorintentional
misconductbyindependentcontractorshiredbytheindemnifyingParty).
Trendwestfurthershallindemnify, holdharmless, andpayallcostsforthedefenseofthe
City, includingfeesandcostsforspecialcounseltobeselectedbytheCity, regarding any
actionby any
member ofthevacationclub resort
challengingthevalidity
ofthis
Agreement, orassertingthatpersonalinjury, damages, justcompensation, restitution,
judicialorequitablereliefduetopersonalorpropertyrightsarisesbyreasonoftheterms
of, oreffectsarisingfromthisAgreement.Citymaymakeallreasonabledecisionswith
respecttoitsrepresentationinanylegalmatter.
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10.
AlternativeDisputeResolution.IfadisputearisesbetweenCity
and Trendwest WorldMark and Western Pacific (
collectively "Developer"
for this
Section10only)regardingthemaking, formation, interpretation, orperformanceofthis
Agreement, CityandDeveloperagreetoadheretothedisputeresolutionprotocolas
delineatedandexplainedherein.
a)
NEGOTIATION:
CityandDeveloperwillmakeagoodfaithefforttoresolve
anyclaimorissueastothisAgreement, throughnegotiation.
b)
MEDIATION:
IfCityandDevelopercannotresolvesuchaclaimorissueasto
thisAgreement, throughnegotiation, thenthatclaimorissueshallbethesubjectof
mediation, administeredbyamediator.
c)LITIGATION( Limited):CityorDevelopermaypursueanactionatlaworin
equity, withrespecttoaclaimorissueastothisAgreement, thathasbeensubjectto
mediation, onlyasspecifiedbelow.
AnymediatoradministeringproceedingspursuanttothisAgreementshallbeselected
fromtherosteroftheLos
Angeles,
California officeofthe AmericanArbitration
Association, hereinafter " theAAA," andmustbedeemedacceptablebyallinvolved
Parties.
MediationpursuanttothisAgreementshallbeconductedpursuanttotheAAA' s
Commercial
Dispute
Resolution Procedures (
Including
Mediation and Arbitration
Rules)"
as amended and effective on
July 1, 2002,
or
alternatively,
such AAA
CommercialMediationand/ orArbitrationRulesasmaysupercede.TheAAAOptional
RulesforEmergencyMeasuresofProtectionshallapplytoproceedingspursuanttothis
Agreement.Nomediator( s) shallhavethepowertomakeanyawardinconsistentwith, or
contrarytothetermsandprovisionsofthisAgreement.Awrittensettlementexecutedby
thePartiesatmediationmaybeenteredinanycourthavingjurisdictionastotheissueas
tothisAgreement, inquestion.ThecostsandexpensesofanyPartythatinitiates
litigationtoenforcesuchawrittensettlement, includingbutnotlimitedtofullreasonable
attorney' sfeesofaprevailingPartyidentifiedassuchinthewrittensettlement, shallbe
borneandpaidbytheParty( ies)whodonotprevailtherein.
Thesubmissiontomediation
ofanymatterpursuanttothisSectionisherebymadeaconditionprecedenttothe
institutionofanyactionatlaworinequityastoanyissueastothisAgreement.NoParty
shallinstituteanactionatlaworinequity, withrespectto anymattersubjectto
mediationpursuanttothisSection10untilafterthecompletionofmediation.
DeveloperInitials
Trendwest)
DeveloperInitials
WorldMark)
DeveloperInitials
WesternPacific)
CityInitials
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11. Miscellaneous.
a)HeadingsandCaptions.Theheadingsandcaptionsinthis
Agreementareforconvenienceonlyandshallnotbereferredtointheinterpretationof
thisAgreement.
b)
Definitions.
WhenusedinthisAgreement, thefollowing
termsshallhavethemeaningsetforthherein:
1)"Occupancy", forthepurposeofcalculatingTOT,
shallmean, assetforthintheCode, anytwenty- four ( 24)hourperiodinwhichaunitis
occupiedbyanovernightguest, excludingoccupancyformaintenanceorresortbusiness.
2)"
Rent" for the
purpose
of
calculating
transit
occupancytaxforeachnightaUnitisoccupiedshallrefertotheamountofdailyrentas
setforthandcalculatedinparagraphs3, 4, 5,
6above
withoutregardtothetimingor
amountofmoniesactuallypaidtoWorldMarkbyitsmembersforDuesorotherwise.
c)Waiver.ThefailureofanyPartytoexerciseanyrightor
powergivenithereunderortoinsistuponstrictcompliancewiththetermsofthis
AgreementshallnotconstituteawaiverofthatParty' srighttodemandexactcompliance
withthetermshereofWaiverbyaPartyofanyparticulardefaultbytheothershallnot
affectorimpairitsrightswithrespecttoanysubsequentdefaultsofthesameorofa
differentkind; norshallanydelayoromissionbyaPartytoexerciseanyrightsarising
fromanydefaultaffectorimpairitsrightastosuchdefaultoranyfuturedefault.
d)
Severance.
ShouldanypartofthisAgreementbedeclared
invalid
orunenforceableforanyreason,
it shallbe
adjustedratherthanvoided, if
possible, toachievetheintentoftheParties.Ifsuchpartisdeterminedtobeinvalid
and/ orunenforceableanyremainderofsuchprovision, andoftheentireAgreement, shall
remaininfullforceandeffect.
e)GoverningLaw.ThisAgreementshallbeconstruedunder
thelawsoftheStateofCalifornia.
f)Attorneys' Fees.Iflegalactioniscommencedtoenforceor
todeclaretheeffectofanyprovisionofthisAgreement, theprevailingParty ( as
determinedbythecourt)shallbeentitledtoanawardofreasonableattorney' sfeesand
costsincurredattrial, onappeal, onpetitionforreview, orinanyrelatedbankruptcy
matter.APartyshallalsobeentitledtoreasonableattorney' sfeesandcostsincurredto
enforceorcollectajudgmentoraward.
g)ForceMajeureandUncontrollableEvents.
Intheeventthat
anactofGod, astrike, alockout, labortrouble, aninabilitytoprocurematerials,
afailure
ofpower, ariot, aninsurrection, awar, oranotherreasonoflikenature, notthefaultor
withinTrendwest' sreasonablecontrol ( a " Disruption") resultsinTrendwest' sincapacity
toconstructtheProjectatall, thenthisAgreementshallbenullandvoidandofnoforce
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oreffect.IntheeventthataDisruptionimpactsthisProjectandTrendwestonlyhasthe
capacitytoconstructPhaseIorapartthereof, thentheCityshallbeentitledtokeepall
PlanReviewFeespaidbyTrendwestpursuanttothisAgreementandTrendwestshallnot
beentitledtoreceiveanyinstallmentsoftheTrendwestDifferencePaymentsetforthin
Sections8( c)above.Furthermore, theamountofTrendwest' sguaranteeoftheTOT
Refundassetforthinsection8( g)shallbereducedfrom $ 4. 3millionto $ 2. 8million.
h)EntireAgreement.ThisAgreementcontainstheentire
agreementbetweentheParties.Anyandallverbalorwrittenagreementsmadepriorto
thedateofthisAgreementaresupersededbythisAgreementandshallhavenofurther
effect.NomodificationorchangetothetermsofthisAgreementwillbebindingona
PartyunlessinwritingandsignedbyanauthorizedrepresentativeofthatParty.
i)
Modification.
ThisAgreementmaynotbemodifiedexcept
bywritteninstrumentexecutedbytheParties.Totheextentthatanydisagreement
regardingthesemanticsorformatofthisAgreementmayariseamongthePartieswith
respecttoanynon- monetaryissue, thePartiesunderstandandagreethatCity' sCity
Managerwillnegotiate
onthe
City' s
behalfwiththe
otherPartyinvolved
inthe
disagreementtowardmutuallyacceptableclarifyingamendmentstothisAgreement.
Counterparts.
This
Agreement may
be executed in
counterparts, eachofwhichshallbedeemedanoriginalbutallofwhichtakentogether
shallconstituteoneandthesameAgreement.
k)
Authorization.
ThepersonsexecutingthisAgreementon
behalfofthePartiesherebywarrantthattheyhavetheauthorityandaredulyauthorized
andaredulyauthorizedtoexecutethisAgreementonbehalfofthePartytheypurportto
representandcanbindthatPartytothisAgreement.
CityDisclosure.TheCity' scalculationsastoanyamounts
referencedinthisAgreement ( the " CityCalculations") shallbereflectedinpublicrecords
maintainedbyCityinaccordwithapplicableCalifornialaw.Uponproperrequestof
TrendwestforrecordsreflectingCityCalculations, Cityshallcomplywithapplicable
Californialawastotherecords' production.
Inallevents, withinfifteen ( 15)daysofa
TrendwestrequestfordataastoCityCalculations, theCityshallmakebesteffortsto
complywithsucharequest.
THISSPACEINTENTIONALLYLEFTBLANK
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m)
Recitals.Therecitalssetforthabovearetrueandaccurate
andincorporatedhereinbythisreference.
INWITNESSWHEREOF, thisTransientOccupancyTaxAgreementhasbeen
executedasofthedayandyearfirstabovewritten.
TRENDWESTRESORTS, INC., CITYOFINDIO, aCalifornia
anOregonCorporation MunicipalCorporation
By: By:
MichaelH.Wilson, Mayor
Title:
WORLDMARK, THECLUB, aCalifornia
ATTEST:
NonprofitMutualBenefitCorporation
By: By:
CynthiaHernandez,
Title:
DeputyCityClerk
WESTERNPACIFICRESORT
DEVELOPMENT, aCalifornia
GeneralPartnership
By:
WilliamE.Swank, Sr., Partner
By:
EdwardZ.Kotkin,
CityAttorney
12
CITYOF
INDIO
r...
HonorableMayorandMembersofCityCouncil
TO:
THRU:
FROM:
AmirModarressi, InterimDirectorofPublicWorks CityEngineer
DATE:
October21, 2003
SUBJECT:
AwardofBidforAlleyReconstructionProjectandJacksonStreet
ImprovementsNorthofAvenue42
Background
TomRamirez, CityManager
CITYOFINDIO
AGENDAREPORT
MeetingofOctober29, 2003
Summary
Thisprojectinvolvesre- constructionofthealleysindowntownIndioandre-
constructionofasegmentofJacksonStreetimmediatelynorthofAvenue42on
the east side ofthe centerline.Bids will be
opened
on October
27, 2003,
subsequenttothedateofwritingthestaffreport.Bidsresultswillbepresentedto
theCouncilattheOctober29, 2003Councilmeeting.
The
project scope
involves re-construction ofthe
existing alleyways
in the
downtowncoreareaandstreetimprovementsontheeastsideofthecenterlineof
Jackson StreetfromAvenue42tothe
ShadowHillsDevelopment
tract.Re-
constructionwillinvolvepulverizationoftheexistingasphaltpavement, reusing
pulverizedasphaltforthebasecourseandconstructionofnewasphaltpavement
overthebase course.Theschedule calls forconstruction ofthe downtown
alleywaystobecompletedbyDecember1, 2003.TheJacksonStreetsegment
mustbecompletedbyDecember19, 2003.
Sincebidswillbeopensubsequenttowritingthisreport, staffwillpreparea
supplementalreportwiththebidsresultsfortheOctober29, 2003councilmeeting.
ITEMNO.2
AgendaReport
AwardofBidforAlleyRe- ConstructionProjectandJacksonStreetImprovements
NorthofAvenue42
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FinancialConsiderations
FundingforthisprojectwillbederivedfromCIFRoadandBridgeFunds.
StaffRecommendation
ThattheCityCouncilreviewandawardthebidtothelowestresponsiblebidder,
pendingtheoutcomeofthebidresultsscheduledtobeopenedat1: 30PM
on
October27, 2003.
Date:October23, 2003
CITYOFINDIO
z‘ e. c. i7
CYTHIAHERNANDEZ
DeputyCityClerk, CMC
C hiaHernandez
eputyCityClerk, CMC
2
MCORPORAT10 I930
1
NOTICEOFJOINT
CITYCOUNCIL/ PLANNINGCOMMISSION
STUDYSESSION
NOTICEISHEREBYGIVENtheIndioCityCouncilandthePlanningCommissionwill
meetJointly
ina
StudySessiononOctober29, 2003at6: 30p. m.
intheCouncil
Chambers, locatedat150CivicCenterMall, Indio, todiscussthefollowingmatters:
MixedUseSpecificPlan ( 300), Highway111corridorandotherzoningdistricts
regardingvariouslanduses
ZoningOrdinanceandpoliciesregardinglandscaping
Alleyways
FutureHighway111Improvements/ CenterMedians
InfrastructureAssessmentDistricts
DeclarationofPosting
I, CynthiaHernandez, DeputyCityClerkoftheCityofIndio, California, doherebydeclarethattheforegoingNoticefortheJointCity
Council/ PlanningCommissionStudySessionofOctober29, 2003waspostedontheoutsideentrytotheCouncilChamber, 150
Civicf' enterMallonOctober23, 2003.
CITYOFINDIO2100CIVICCENTERMALL P, AVAJER1788
LINN°, CA92202
DEIPARTMENTTELEPHoNENU
BFR. S, ALLiN760AIREACODE
CityClerk865- 5437tiCityManager342- 6580 EconomicDeveiopment/ Redeveloprnent342- 6541
Finance342- 65600Fire347- 0756ti UmanResources342- 6540
CityHailFax342- 6556
Police347- 8522Fax347- 43174EiEnginetering342,- 6530 CitVYard3474058 SerCenter347- 5111
CITYOF
INDIO
STAFFREPORT
CityufiIndio
JointCityCounciland
PlanningCommission
StudySessionof
October29, 2003
ProposedAmendmenttotheMixedUsedSpecificPlan ( 300)and
otherzoningdistrictsregardingvariouslanduses
APPLICANT:
CityofIndio
PROJECT
LOCATION:
Highway111 Corridor.CityofIndioGeneralPlan2020Planning
Sub - areaNo.6
PROJECT
DESCRIPTION:
InitiateamendmentoftheMixedUseSpecificPlan ( 300)toprohibit
medicalofficesandplacesofworshipinMUSP - 300andinitiate
amendments
regarding
various land uses in other zones
throughoutthecity.
MUSP- 300Amendment
CITYCOUNCILANDPLANNINGCOMMISSIONJOINTSESSION
OCTOBER29, 2003
PROJECT
SUMMARY:
ThepurposeofthisstudysessionistoreviewtherequirementsoftheMUSP- 300and
somelanduseswithinthecity, includingoffices, thriftshopsandplacesofworship.It
hasbeensuggestedthattheCityofIndioupdatetheMUSP- 300provisionsrelativeto
medicalofficeusesandplacesofworship.ItisthecontentionoftheCitystaffthatthese
usesarenotakinwiththevisionforthisimportantentrycorridorintotheCity.The
intentionofthisstudysessionistoreceiveinputfromtheCityCouncil, staffandthe
public
to assist in the draft of an Ordinance for consideration
by
the
Planning
Commissiontoregulate " placesofworship" and " medicaloffices" intheMUSP300.
Onealternativefortheproposedordinancewouldbetoamendthespecificplantextto
requirethat
placesofworship" and " medicaloffices" shallbeprohibitedintheMUSP
300.Inaddition, theCommunityDevelopmentDirectorhasrequestedtheseland
uses
beexaminedinotherzoningdistrictsthroughoutthecity.
PROCESS:
INITIATION:ThePlanningCommissionmayinitiateproceedingbymotionandthen
holdpublichearingsandmakearecommendation.TheCityCouncilmayinitiatethe
proceedingsbymotionandthensubmitthemattertothePlanningCommissionfor
publichearings.TheCommunityDevelopmentDepartmentshallmakeareviewofthe
proposalandshallprepareareportthereonwhichshallbesubmittedtothePlanning
Commissionpriortothepublichearing.
ACTIONBYTHEPLANNINGCOMMISSION:Within21daysofthepublichearing, the
PlanningCommissionshallmakeaspecificfindingsastowhetherthetextamendment
isconsistentwiththeobjectivesofthistitleandtheadoptedgeneralplan, andshall
recommendthattheproposalbeadopted, adoptedinmodifiedform, orrejected.
ACTION
BYTHECITYCOUNCIL:TheCityCouncilshallholdatleastonepublic
hearingontheproposalwithin40daysafterreceiptofthe reportofthe Planning
Commission.The
hearing
shall besetand notice
given
as
prescribed
in
Chapter
159. 905through159. 909.Within21daysfollowingtheclosingofthepublichearing, the
Councilshallmakeaspecificfindingsastowhetherthechangeisconsistentwiththe
objectivesofthistitle.IftheCouncilfindsthatthechangeisconsistent, itshallintroduce
anordinanceamendingthespecificplantext.IftheCouncilfindstheproposalisnot
consistent, itshalldenytheapplicationorrejecttheproposal.TheCouncilshallnot
modifyadecisionofthePlanningCommission recommendingadoptionofthetext
amendmentuntilithasrequestedandconsideredareportoftheCommissiononthe
modification, unlessthemodificationhadbeenconsideredbythePlanningCommission
duringitspublichearingonthematter.FailureoftheCommissiontoreportwithin40
daysafterreceiptoftheCouncilrequestshallbedeemedconcurrence.
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MUSP- 300Amendment
CITYCOUNCILANDPLANNINGCOMMISSIONJOINTSESSION
OCTOBER29, 2003
ANALYSIS:
The
proposedspecificplan
amendmentwould establish land
useprohibitionsand
regulationsandwouldhaveanimpactonexistingmedicalofficesandplacesofworship
whichwillbecome " legalnon- conforming" usesandwillthereforebelimitedintheir
abilityto expand
or relocate in the MUSP- 300 area.The
proposed specific plan
amendmentwouldprovidetheCityanopportunitytoreviewforapproval, conditional
approvalordisapprovaloftheselanduses.Thecurrentlandusestandardforthe
MUSP- 300canbefoundonAttachmentA.
TheCityofIndiozoningordinanceprovidesopportunitiesfor " medicaloffices" tolocate
in the
Neighborhood
Commercial (
NC), Community
Commercial (
CC), Regional
Commercial ( RC), DowntownCommercial ( DC)andCommercialOffice ( CO)districts.
Places of
worship
are
permitted
in
Regional
Commercial (
RC)
and Downtown
Commerce ( DC)districts.Acompletelistofzoningdistrictsthatpermit, conditionally
permitandprohibittheseusesarelistedunderAttachmentB.
AFFECTEDPROJECTS:
There are
currently
three (
3)proposed projects
that would be affected
by
an
amendmentto the MUSP- 300.Site
plans
and elevationsforthese
projects
are
includedinAttachmentC:
ValleyChildren' sMedicalCenter; toconstructa11, 331sq.ft.professionaloffices
formedicaluses; locatedonsouthwestcornerHwy111andShieldsRoad.Applicant
hassubmittedprojectforDesignReview.
IndioMedicalCenter; toconstructa99, 946squarefeettobeusedasaregional
medical
facilitywith surgical
limited service
hospital,
medical
office,
medical
supportoffice, restaurant, andaflowershop.ThisfacilitywouldbelocatedonHwy
111,
eastofJefferson
Street.Applicantwasinformed ofproposedchangeson
DevelopmentReviewCommitteeandhasnotsubmittedplans.
John
MegayAssociateshas proposedatentativeparcelmaptoaccommodate
futuremixed- usedevelopmentonthesouthsideofHwy111, betweenMadison
MonroeStreets.Theapplicanthasproposedamedicalofficecomponent.
AroTlf1Kle'.
Ar- Us1
1.
InitiationofanamendmenttotheMUSP- 300tolimitorprohibitoffice, medicaloffice,
placesofworshiporsimilarlanduses.
2.Initiation
ofanordinanceamendingthe variouszonesprohibiting, restrictingor
conditionallypermittingoffice, medicalofficeandplacesofworshiporsimilarland
uses.
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MUSP - 300Amendment
CITYCOUNCILANDPLANNINGCOMMISSIONJOINTSESSION
OCTOBER29, 2003
3.Actionto
limitprojectsduringthe interimwhilethestudiesand
requiredpublic
hearingsareunderway.
CC.CurtisPickering
RobertBonney
PaulAmes
JunGo.
CarlCox
JohnMegay
ArthurPlatt
MorrisPlatt
SteveSabotta
Respectfullysubmitted:
GilPrado
AssistantPlanner
Reviewedby:
SusanE.Williams
CommunityDevelopmentServices/
Building SafetyDirector
Approvedby:
TomRamiez
CityManager
ListofAttachments
1.
AttachmentA; ExcerptsofLandUseStandardsfromMUSP - 300.
2.
AttachmentB; ZoningMatrix.
3.
AttachmentC; Siteplansandelevationsofaffectedprojects.
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ATTACHMENTA
ExcerptofLandUseStandardsfromMUSP - 300
ATTACHMENTA
CITYCOUNCIL
OCTOBER29, 2003
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CONDITIONALUSES
PROHIBITEDUSES
PERMITTEDUSES
Residential
mixedresidentialandcommercial
developments
singlefamilyattacheddwellings
zerolotlinedevelopments
zipperlotlineconfiguration
developments
wideshallowlotdevelopments
duplexdwellings
townhousedwellings
singlelevelcondominiumdwellings
seniorhousing
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retailstoresincluding, butnotlimitedto,
grocerystores, conveniencemarkets
withoutgasolinesales, appliance
or
furniturestores, bookshops, drugstores,
floristshops, hardwarestores, clothing
stores, varietystoresorshoeshops
delicatessens, bakeries, walk - in
restaurantswithhigh
orlowturnover
personalserviceestablishments
including, butnotlimitedto, beauty
or
barbershops, locksmiths, photography
studios, artgalleries, shoerepair, dry
cleaners, Laundromats, tailors,
dressmakingshops, orpetgrooming
amusementandrecreation
establishmentsincluding, butnotlimited
to, theaters, bowlingalleys, or
amusementarcades
fullserviceshoppingcentersoverten
10)acresinsize
fullservicecommercialcentersover
twenty ( 20)acresinsize.
newmotorvehiclesales
hotelsormotels
healthclubsorspas
publicparksorrecreationalfacilities
administrative, businessesor
professionalservices
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andloaninstitutions
medicalofficesorclinics
CONDITIONALUSES'
publicorprivateschoolsoreducational
institutions
antiqueshops
day - carecenters
museumsorbotanicalgardens
hospitals
veterinaryhospitals
licensed " communitycarefacilities"
including:residentialfacilities;. adultday
carecenters; daytreatmentcenters;
socialrehabilitationfacilities; community
treatmentfacilitiesofseven ( 7)ormore
personsperfacility ( Ref.H & SCode,
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publicutilitystructures
furnitureupholsteryshops
barsornightclubs
placesofworship
clubs, lodgesorhalls
landscapenurseries
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autorelatedusesincluding, butnot
limitedto, repairgarages, gasolineand
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casebasis, thataparticularuseissimilar
innaturetothosespecified
industrialuses
outdoorstorage
usedvehiclesalesassolebusiness
pawnbrokershops
thriftshops, secondhandstoresand
consignmentbusinesses
warehousias' asoleuse
householdappliancerepairincluding, but
notlimitedto, refrigerators, washers,
dryers, televisions, telephoneboothsor
radios
mobilhomes, manufacturedhomesand
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ATTACHMENTB
ZoningMatrix
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OCTOBER29, 2003
ATTACHMENTC
SitePlansandelevationsofaffectedprojects
C1 . ValleyChildren' sMedicalCenter; toconstructa11, 331sq.ft.professionaloffices
formedicaluses; locatedonsouthwestcornerHwy111andShieldsRoad.Applicant
hassubmittedprojectforDesignReview.
C2.IndioMedicalCenter; toconstructa99, 946squarefeettobeusedasaregional
medicalfacilitywithsurgical
limitedservicehospital, medicaloffice, medicalsupport
office, restaurant, andaflowershop.ThisfacilitywouldbelocatedonHwy111, eastof
JeffersonStreet.ApplicantwasinformedofproposedchangesonDevelopmentReview
Committeeandhasnotsubmittedplans.
C3.JohnMegayAssociates; tentativeparcelmaptoaccommodatefuturemixed- use
developmentonthesouthsideofHwy111, betweenMadison
MonroeStreets.
Medicalofficeswouldconceptuallybepartofthisproject.
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APPLICANT:
CityofIndio
PROJECT
LOCATION:
CityWide
PROJECT
DESCRIPTION: Initiate amendment of the
Zoning
Ordinance and Policies
RegardingLandscaping
PROJECTSUMMARY:
The
purpose
of this
study
session is to reviewthe
requirements
of the
Zoning
OrdinanceandcitypoliciesregardingLandscaping.
Attachedforyourreviewandconsiderationarethefollowing:
A
ExcerptofIndioMunicipalCderegardingLandscapingRequirements
159. 653 ( F) 5
6
ParkingLotLandscaping
159.665159.667
Landscaping
CETZone
159.676
LandscapingofYards
Setbacks
B
IndioBoulevardStreetImprovementPlantList Plans;
PosterandhandoutofPlantListfortheCityofIndio;
D
CityofCoachellaLandscapeDevelopmentGuidelinesandSpecifications,
preparedbyV2cGroup, Inc., Riverside, CA, September, 2000.Adoptedasa
policy;
ProposedAmendmenttothe
ZoningOrdinance
Policies
RegardingLandscaping
0
C)
STAFFREPORT
CityofIndio
JointCityCounciland
PlanningCommission
StudySessionof
October29, 2003
AmendmentofZoningOrdinance PoliciesregardingLandscaping
CITYCOUNCILANDPLANNINGCOMMISSIONJOINTSESSION
OCTOBER29, 2003
E
CityofPalmDesertLandscapeMaterials:
ParkingLotTreeDesignCriteria
Ordinance977
ParkingLotTreeStandards
Ordinance1003
TreePruningRegulations
F
FinalValley- wideWaterEfficientLandscapingModelOrdinance
PROCESS:
INITIATION:ThePlanningCommissionmayinitiateproceedingbymotionandthen
holdpublichearingsandmakearecommendation.TheCityCouncilmayinitiatethe
proceedingsbymotionandthensubmitthemattertothePlanningCommissionfor
publichearings.TheCommunityDevelopmentDepartmentshallmakeareviewofthe
proposalandshallprepareareportthereonwhichshallbesubmittedtothePlanning
Commissionpriortothepublichearing.
ACTIONBYTHEPLANNINGCOMMISSION:Within21daysofthepublichearing, the
PlanningCommissionshallmakeaspecificfindingsastowhetherthetextamendment
isconsistentwiththeobjectivesofthistitleandtheadoptedgeneralplan, andshall
recommendthattheproposalbeadopted, adoptedinmodifiedform, orrejected.
ACTIONBYTHECITYCOUNCIL:TheCityCouncil
shall
holdatleastonepublic
hearingontheproposalwithin40daysafterreceiptofthereportofthe Planning
Commission.
Thehearingshall
be setand notice
given
as
prescribed
in
Chapter
159. 905through159. 909.Within21daysfollowingtheclosingofthepublichearing,
theCouncilshallmakeaspecificfindingsastowhetherthechangeisconsistentwith
theobjectivesofthistitle.IftheCouncilfindsthatthechangeisconsistent, itshall
introduce an ordinance
amending
the
specific plan
text.Ifthe Council finds the
proposalisnotconsistent,
itshalldenytheapplicationorrejecttheproposal.The
Council shall not
modify
a decision of the
Planning
Commission
recommending
adoptionofthetextamendmentuntilithasrequestedandconsideredareportofthe
Commissiononthemodification, unlessthemodificationhadbeenconsideredbythe
Planning
Commission
during
its
public hearing
on the matter.Failure of the
Commissiontoreportwithin 40daysafterreceiptofthe
Council
request
shallbe
deemedconcurrence.
AmendmentofZoningOrdinance PoliciesregardingLandscaping
CITYCOUNCILANDPLANNINGCOMMISSIONJOINTSESSION
OCTOBER29, 2003
ACTION:
Initiation
ofanamendmenttotheZoningOrdinanceand/ orcitypolicies regarding
Landscaping.
Respectfullysubmitted:
GilPrado
AssistantPlanner
Reviewedby:
SusanE.Williams
CommunityDevelopmentServices/
Building SafetyDirector
Approvedby:
TomRamirez
CityManager
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AttachmentA
ExcerptofIndioMunicipalCoderegardingLandscapingRequirements:
159. 653 ( F) ParkingLotLandscaping
159. 665159. 667
Landscaping
CETZone
159.676
LandscapingofYards
Setbacks
VEHICULARPARKING, LOADINGANDMANEUVERINGAREAS
159. 653GENERALDEVELOPMENTSTANDARDS.
F)LandscapingRequirements.
1)Aminimumof15%ofthetotaloff- streetopenparkingareashallbelandscapedwitha
mixtureoftrees, shrubs, groundcover, otherplantmaterialandhardscapematerial.Aminimum
of1/ 3oftherequiredlandscapingshallbedistributedwithintheinterioroftheparkingfacility
andtheremaining2/ 3oftherequiredlandscapingshallbeprovidedasperipheralplantingonthe
exterioredgesoftheparkingarea.Alllandscapeareasshallbewellmaintainedinperpetuity.
2)Aminimumofone24inchboxtreeshallberequiredforeachfourparkingspaces.Saidtrees
areintendedtoprovideshadetoparkedvehiclesandshallbeofatypeadaptedfortheclimateof
theCoachellaValley.Streetsideplantersmaycontainpalmtreesatarateofnotmorethan25%.
3)Parkinglottreesmaybecoordinatedwithrequiredstreettrees, butinnoeventshallthe
numberoftreesbelessthanoneforevery20linealfeetofstreetfrontage.
4)Irrigationsystemsshallbeinstalledwithinparkinglotlandscaping.Theirrigationsystem
shallbeanautomaticsystemwithanirrigationtimerandtwodriporbubblerheadspertreeto
provideadequatedeeprootirrigation.
5)Allparkinglotlandscapingshallbemaintainedinperpetuity, withallmaintenancetoinclude,
butbelimitedto, irrigationcorrections, fertilization, pruningandstaking.Allmaintenanceshall
beperformedwiththeoverallgoalofprovidingmaximumplanthealthwithminimumdamageto
hardscape, vehiclesandpersons.Allsignificantlyinjured, decayedordeadtreesandotherplant
materialmustbereplacedwithinthirtydays.
6)Landscapeandautomaticsystemplans, includingthetypeandlocationofplantmaterials,
shallbesubmittedtoandapprovedbythedesignreviewprocesseitherasapartofareview
processapplicabletothesubjectpropertyorpriortotheissuanceofbuildingpermitsifnosuch
reviewprocessisrequired.
7)ParkingLotHardscapeRequirements.Parkinglotdividers, islands, plantersandplanting
areasshallbeaminimumoffourfeetwideandfourfeetlong.Treesareatobeplanteda
minimumoffivefeetfromwalls, walksorbuildings.Toprotecthardscapeandencouragedeep
rootdevelopment, rootbarriersshallbeinstalledduringplantingoperations.
G)ScreeningRequirements.Alloff- streetparkingareasshallbescreenedtominimizethevisual
impactonadjacentstreetsandproperties.Noparkingspaceshallbelocatedwithintenfeetof
anystreetpropertyline.Anyopenareasintheinteriorssoformedshallbelandscapedwith
appropriateplantmaterials.
H)PerimeterGuardRequirements.Bumperguardsorwheelstopsshallbeprovidedforall
parkingspacesabuttingtheperimeterofaparkingareawheresuchperimeteriswithin15feetof
abuilding, structure, wall, publicright- of- wayorlotline, exceptspaceswithinagarageor
carport.
I)LightingRequirements.Theequivalentofonefootcandleofilluminationshallbeprovided
throughouttheparkingarea.Alllightingshallbeonatime- clockorphoto- sensorsystem.
Lightingusedtoilluminateparkingareasshallbedesignedandlocatedtoconfinedirectraysto
thepremises.Nospilloverorbleedingoflightbeyondthepropertylineorintotheskyshallbe
permitted.Lightstandardsshallbeamaximumof30feetinheightinnonresidentialareasand
twentyfeetinheightinresidentialareas.Illuminationshallnotincludelowpressuresodium
or
similarlightingtechniques.
J)MarkingRequirements.Allopenparkingstallsshallbeclearlyoutlinedwithlineswhicharea
minimumoffourinchesinwidthonthesurfaceoftheparkingfacility.Allstallsshallbedouble
stripedwiththestallwidthsmeasuredfromthemidpointofthedoublestripemarkings.
K)PavingRequirements.Allareaswithintheparkingareanotusedforparkingstallsor
maneuveringareasshallbelandscaped.Allareasusedforthemovement, parking, loading, repair
orstorageofvehiclesshallbepavedwitheither:
1)Concrete, toaminimumthicknessof3. 5inches; or
2)Asphalticpavement, toaminimumthicknessof1. 5inchesovera4inchesofcrushedrock,
gravelorsimilarmaterial; or
3)Othersurfacingmaterialprovidingequivalentlife, serviceandappearanceintheopinionof
theCommunityDevelopmentDirector.Concreteapproachesshallbeprovidedforingressand
egress.
L)DrainageRequirements.Allareasusedforthemovement, parking, loading, repairorstorage
ofvehiclesshallbegradedanddrainedtodisposeofallsurfacewater.Drainageshallnotbe
permittedacrossthesurfaceofsidewalksordriveways.
M)ManeuveringRequirements.Theoff- streetparkingareashallbedesignedsothatavehicle
withinaparkingareawillnotberequiredtoenterastreettomovefromonelocationtoanother
withintheparkingarea.Parkingandmaneuveringareas, includinggaragesandcarports, shallbe
designedsothatanyvehiclecanexittheparkingareaandenteranadjoiningvehicularright- of-
waytravelinginaforwarddirection.
N)UseRestriction.Therequiredparkingareashallnotbeusedforanyuseotherthanthe
temporarystorageofoperationalmotorvehiclesduringthetimethattheuserequiringthe
parkingisinoperation.
Ord.1155, passed6- 15- 94; Am.Ord.1253, passed9- 15- 99)
LANDSCAPING
159. 665INTENTANDPURPOSE.
Thepurposeofthissubchapteristoestablishregulationsandstandardsthatgovernthe
distribution, installation, irrigationandmaintenanceoflandscapingwithinthecity.
Ord.1155, passed6- 15-94)
159. 666REGULATIONSANDSTANDARDS.
Thefollowingregulationsandstandardsshallsupplementdevelopmentstandardsenumeratedfor
herein.Whenconflicting, thestandardsimposingthemorestringentrequirementshallprevail.
Thesesupplementaldevelopmentstandardsshallapplynotonlytonewdevelopmentor
conversionssubsequenttotheadoption ( June15, 1994)ofthisordinance, buttoexisting
developmentthatmaywishtoexpandormodifyitsoperations.
A)LandscapingDistribution.
1)Aminimumof15%ofthetotaloff- streetopenparkingareashallbelandscapedwitha
mixtureoftrees, shrubs, groundcover, otherplantmaterialandhardscapematerial.Aminimum
of1/ 3oftherequiredlandscapingshallbedistributedwithintheinterioroftheparkingfacility
andtheremaining2/ 3oftherequiredlandscapingshallbeprovidedasperipheralplantingonthe
exterioredgesoftheparkingarea.Alllandscapeareasshallbewellmaintainedinperpetuity.
2)Aminimumofone24inchboxtreeshallberequiredforeachfourparkingspaces.Saidtrees
areintendedtoprovideshadetoparkedvehiclesandshallbeofatypeadaptedfortheclimateof
theCoachellaValley.Streetsideplantersmaycontainpalmtreesatarateofnotmorethan25%.
3)Parkinglottreesmaybecoordinatedwithrequiredstreettrees, butinnoeventshallthe
numberoftreesbelessthanoneforevery20linealfeetofstreetfrontage.
B)Landscapinginstallation.
1)Allparkinglotlandscapingshallbemaintainedinperpetuity, withallmaintenancetoinclude,
butbelimitedto, irrigationcorrections, fertilization, pruningandstaking.Allmaintenanceshall
beperformedwiththeoverallgoalofprovidingmaximumplanthealthwithminimumdamageto
hardscape, vehiclesandpersons.Allsignificantlyinjured, decayedordeadtreesandotherplant
materialmustbereplacedwithinthirtydays.
2)Landscapeandautomaticsystemplans, includingthetypeandlocationofplantmaterials,
shallbesubmittedtoandapprovedbythedesignreviewprocesseitherasapartofareview
processapplicabletothesubjectpropertyorpriortotheissuanceofbuildingpermitsifnosuch
reviewprocessisrequired.
3)Parkinglothardscaperequirements.Parkinglotdividers, islands, plantersandplantingareas
shallbeaminimumoffourfeetwideandfourfeetlong.Treesareatobeplantedaminimumof
fivefeetfromwalls, walksorbuildings.Toprotecthardscapeandencouragedeeproot
development, rootbarriersshallbeinstalledduringplantingoperations.
C)Landscapingirrigation.Irrigationsystemsshallbeinstalledwithinparkinglotlandscaping.
Theirrigationsystemshallbeanautomaticsystemwithanirrigationtimerandtwodripor
bubblerheadspertreetoprovideadequatedeeprootirrigation.
D)Landscapingmaintenance.
1)Priortotheinstallationofthelandscapinginthepublicright- of- waythedevelopershall
provideforthecontinuedmaintenancebyanagreementwiththeCityofIndio.
2)Lawnandgroundcovershallbetrimmedormowedregularly.Allplantingareasshallbekept
freeofweedsanddebris.
3)Allplantingsshallbekeptinahealthyandgrowingcondition.Fertilization, cultivation, and
treepruningshallbeapartofregularmaintenance.Goodhorticulturalpracticesshallbe
practicedinallinstances.
4)Irrigationsystemsshallbekeptinworkingcondition.Adjustments, replacements, repairsand
cleaningshallbeapartofregularmaintenance.
5)Treesshallbestakedandtiedwithlodgepoles.
6)Stakesandtiesontreesshallbecheckedregularlyforcorrectfunctions.Tiesshallbe
adjustedtoavoidcreatingabrasionsorgirdlingontrunksorbranches.
Ord.1155, passed6- 15- 94)
159. 667APPLICABLE GULATIONS.
159. 650through159. 656- VehicularParking, LoadingandManeuveringAreas
159. 675through159. 693 - YardsandSetbacks
159. 720through159. 735- DesignReviewandSitePlanReview
Ord.1155, passed6- 15- 94)
YARDSANDSETBACKS
159. 675PURPOSE.
Itistheintentofthissectiontosupplementthedevelopmentstandardswithineachlanduse
districtwithrespecttolandscaping, yardsandsetbacks.
Ord.1155, passed6- 15- 94)
159. 676LANDSCAPINGOFYA SANDSETBACKS.
Allsetbacksandyardsmustbelandscapedtothefollowingminimumstandards:
A)Innon- singlefamilyresidentialdistrictsaminimumof40%ofthesetbackoryardareamust
beplantedwithliveplantmaterial.Theremaindermayberock, gravel, barkorothernatural
non- livingmaterial.Requireddrivewaysandwalkwayswithinthesetbackmustbepaved, butare
notconsideredinthecalculationoflandscapedarea.
B)Insinglefamilyresidentialdistrictsaminimumof20%ofthefrontsetbackoryardareamust
beplantedwithliveplantmaterial.Theremaindermayberock, gravel, barkorothernatural
non- livingmaterial.Requireddrivewaysandwalkwayswithinthesetbackmustbepaved, butare
notconsideredinthecalculationoflandscapedarea.
C)Alllandscapingshallbekeptinanorderlycondition.Plantmaterialshallbewatered,
weeded, pruned, andreplacedasnecessary.Apermanentirrigationsystemshallbeprovidedand
maintained.
D)Alllandscapingshallcomplywiththeprovisionsof 159. 665through159. 667.
Ord.1155, passed6- 15- 94)
AttachmentB
IndioBoulevardStreetImprovementPlantList
Plans
INDIOBLVD.PLANTLIST
Thefollowingareplantandtreeselectionsasapprovedforthehighwaymediansofthe
IndioBlvdproject.Templateservestocoupletheaestheticgoalswithscope,
maintenancebudgetandenvironmentalcircumstancesdistinctivetothisproject.
Trees
FeatherTree
CaliforniaFanPalm
SweetAcacia
ShoestringAcacia
DesertIronwood
DesertMuseumPaloVerde
TexasEbony
Plants
Bougainvillea ( Various)
RedYucca
NewGoldLantana
ConfettiLantana
OctopusAgave
RedBirdofParadise
ShinyXylosma ( PM- 10)
SeasonalAnnuals
AttachmentC
PosterandhandoutofPlantListfortheCityofIndio
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ACACIAANEURA
Mulga
A.SMALL!! A.WILLARDIANA
DesertSweetAcacia PaloBlanco
CERCIDIUMFLORIDUM I I CHILOPSIS 1
BluePalo rde IVIediterraneanFanPalm ill`
CITRUSSPECIES
Grapefruit, lemon...
KOELREUTARIA
BIPINNATAChinese
LanternTree
COCOSPLUMOSA
CocoPalm
LAGERSTROEMIA
INDICA
CrapeMyrtle
GEIJERA
PARVIFLORA
AustralianWillow
LYSILOMA
MICROPHYLLA
FeatherTree
PINUSELDARICA
MondalePine
PROSOPSIS
CHILENSIS
ChileanMesquite
TEXAS
Pithecellobiumebano
PITHECELLOBIUM
FLEXICAULE
TexasEbony
PARVIFOLIA
DRAKE"
DrakeChineseElm
BOUGAINVILLEA
SPECIES
Bougainvillea
TECOMARIA
CapeHoneysacle
FICUSPUMILA
CreepingFig
TRACHELOSPER
MUM
JASMINOIDES
StarJasmine
ROSABANKSIAE
LadyBanks
Climbin Rose
TECOMASTANS
V.AUGUSTATA
Yellow r
tRock
AGAVEPARRY!VAR.
Parry' sAgave
DASYLIRION
WHEELER!
DesertSpoon
LOEBARBADENSIS
AloeVera
FOUQUIERIA
SPLENDERS
Ocotillo
CAESALPINIA
PULCHERRIMA
RedBirdofParadise
Rapid
HESPARALOE
PARVIFLORA
RedorYellowYucca
CYCASREVOLUTA
SagoPalm
NOLINAMICROCARPA
BearGrass
PENNISTEUMSETACEUM
RUBRUM"
PurpleFountainGrass
ECHINOCACTUS FEROCACTUS
GRUSONII WISLIZENII
GoldenBarrelCactus FishHookBarrelCactus
OPUNTIABIGELOVIIOPUNTIAMICRODASYS
TeddyBearCholla
BunnyEarsCactus
CALLIANDRA CARISSA
CALIFORNICA GRANDIFLORA
BajaRedFairyDuster
ThornleccNatalPalm
GARDENIA
JASMINOIDES
MISTERY"
Gardenia
CASSIA
Species
EUPHORBIAMILLI
CrownofThorns
LEUCOPHYLLUM
MYRTUSCOMMUNIS
Species "
COMPACTA"
CompactMyrtle
NANDINADOMESTICA
NERIUMOLEANDERPITTOSPORUMTOBIRA
HeavenlyBamboo "
PETITEPINK" Wheeler' sDwarf
DwarfOleander
SIMMONDSIA
CHINENSIS
Jojoba
SHINYXYLOSMA XYLOSMACONGESTUM
COMPACTUM"
CompactGlossy
Xylosma
AGAPANTHUS
AFRICANUS
Lily - of — the- Nile
BAILEYA
MULTIRADIATA
DesertMarigold
DIETESIRIDIOIDES
FortnightLily
RUELLIABRITTONIANA SALVIAGREGG!!
KATIE" " SIERRALINDA"
RueIlia RedSalvia
GAILLARDIA
ARISTATA
BlanketFlower
VERBENA
Verbena
BOUGAINVILLEALA
JOLLA
Bougainvillea
ACACIAREDOLENS
DESERTCARPET"
ProstrateAcacia
GAZANIARIGENS
SUNGOLD"
SouthernAfricanDaisy
BOUGAINVILLEA
GOLD
LANTANA
MONTEVIDENS
PurpleTrailingLantana
LANTANACONFETTI
LantanaConfettiHort
BOUGAINVILLEA
MIXEDCOLORS
CHRYSACTINIA
MEXICANA
Damianita
BOUGAINVILL
EAWHITE
WhiteButtiana
LANTANA" NEVVGOLD"
YellowLantana
AttachmentD
CityofCoachellaLandscapeDevelopmentGuidelinesandSpecifications, preparedby
V2cGroup, Inc,, Riverside, CA, September, 2000.Adoptedasapolicy
AttachmentE
CityofPalmDesertLandscapeMaterials
ParkingLotTreeDesignCriteria
Ordinance977
ParkingLotTreeStandards
Ordinance1003
TreePruningRegulations
PARKINGLOTTREEDESIGNCRITERIA
ANDSPECIFICATIONSRESOLUTION
PERTAININGTOPALMDESERTMUNICIPALCODECHAPTER25. 58)
ParkingLotTreeRequirements
Theintentofthissectionshallbetoimproveandmaximizelandscapingwithinthe
off- streetopenparkingareasincluding, butnotlimitedto, providingfiftypercent ( 50%)
or
moreofshadecoverageinparkinglotareaswithinten
years.Parkinglottreesinasingle
rowofparkingstallsshallbeprovidedandmaintainedattheratioof
one ( 1)mediumor
large- scaletreeforeverythree ( 3)stalls.For
adoublerowofparkingstallstreesshallbe
plantedandmaintainedattheratioofone ( 1)medium
orlarge- scaletreeforeverysix ( 6)
parkingstalls.Adiversityoftreespeciesisrequired.Theminimumsizetreeplanted
shall
benolessthanatwenty- four ( 24") inchboxtree, sizedtospecificationsaccording
tothe
AmericanStandardforNurseryStock ( ANSIZ60. 1)andArizonaNurseryAssociation
Grower' sstandards.
Lowwateruseand " native" plantmaterialsshallbeencouragedand
usedtothegreatestextentpossible.Problematictreeshavingshallow
orinvasiverootsor
havingbrittleorweakbranchingstructureshallbeprohibited.Alltreesshallbeplantedand
maintainedaccordingtotheCityofPalmDesert' s " LandscapeGuidelines" andinsuch
a
mannertomaximizethegrowth, healthandlongevityoftheplantings.Parkinglottrees
adaptabletotheCoachellaValleyenvironmentshallbeselectedandplanted accordingto
theParkingLotTreeSelectionGuideoftheordinancecodifiedinthischapter,
onfileinthe
CityClerk' sofficeand/ orapprovedbytheCity' sLandscapeManager.
PlanReviewProcess
Landscapeandirrigationplansubmittalsshallbesubjectto
approvalbytheCity' s
planningdepartment, LandscapeManager, andadditionalrequirements perCityOrdinance
24. 04 ( water- efficientlandscape). Alldrawingsshallclearlyidentify treeandshrubspecies,
sizes, locations, andspacing; locationofstreetsigns, lights, utilities,
anddriveways;
irrigationlayoutdesign; andmaintenancescheduleforthe
careofplantsandtheirrigation
system.
TreeSelection
Multipletreespeciesarerequiredwhensix ( 6)ormoreparkingstallsrequire
landscaping.Thenumberoftreespeciesisbased
onthetotalamountofparkingspaces.
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Whenrequiredtoplantone ( 1)ortwo ( 2)treespecies,
useevergreentreesonly.
Semi-
evergreentreesanddeciduoustreesmaybeusedwhenselectingthree ( 3)
ormoretree
species, asnotedherein:
ParkingSpaces
Required
1 6
7 30
31 90
morethan91
Numbe
Of
Trees*
1 2
2 10
3treetypes
4ormoretreetypes
11 30
31
NumberofTree
SpeciesRequired
1treetype
2treetypes
TreeType
Evergreen
Evergreen
Evergreen/Semi-
Evergreen/Deciduous
Evergreen/Semi-
Evergreen/Deciduous
Deciduoustreesmaybeusedinsubstitutionforsemi- evergreentrees.Limitthe useofdeciduous/ semi-
evergreentreestonomorethanone- third ( 1/ 3)ofthetotaltreequantity.
Nativeandsmall- scaletreesneedroomtodeveloplowspreadingbranchstructureand mayinterferewith
pedestrianandvehiculartraffic.Comparedtoothertreespecies, nativeandsmall- scaletreeswillrequire
moremaintenanceandahigherreplacementratio.Therefore, ifthesespecies areusedinplanters, theymust
belimitedtonomorethanone- quarter ( 1/ 4)ofthetotaltreequantity.
Conditionalusetreescanbeused, butmustbelimitedto
nomorethan15%ofthetotaltreequantity.
One ( 1)treeforeverythree ( 3)parkingspacesinsinglestall
rowandone ( 1)treeforeverysix ( 6)parking
spacesindoublerow.
Treesinplantersshallhave
asingle- trunkandshallhaveaminimumtrunksizeof
nolessthanoneandone- half ( 1-
inchdiameter.
Thecanopyshallbeanaverageof
eighttoten ( 8' to10') feetinheightandshallbethreetofour ( 3' to4') feetinwidth.
Multi- trunktreesaregenerallyconsideredaccenttreesandshallbepermittedin
plantingareasprovidedthe
areapermitsthenaturalspreadanddevelopmentofthetree
canopy.Multi- trunktreesshallbe
nolessthanatwenty- four ( 24") inchboxedtree.
The
averagetrunkdiameterofeachmajorbranchshallbe
nolessthanone ( 1")
inchin
diameter.Undernocircumstanceshallthepruningofmulti- trunktreesbeallowedto
constrictthedevelopmentofthe
canopy.
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Substitutions
SubstitutionsmaybeapprovedorrejectedbytheCity' sLandscapeManager
and
maybereferredtotheArchitecturalReviewCommissionforapproval orrejection.All
substitutionrequestsmustbesubmittedinwritingtotheCity' sLandscapeManager
and
shallbeagreedtoorrejectedinwriting.
PlantingRequirements.
AllplantingshallconformtotheCityofPalmDesert' s " LandscapeInstallation
Guidelines". Whenplantingsmall- scaleandcolumnartrees, plant
nolessthanfifteen ( 15')
feetapartandnogreaterthantwenty- five ( 25') feetapart.Nativeandmedium- scaletrees
shallbespacednocloserthantwenty- five ( 25') feetapartandlarge- scaletrees
spaceda
minimumofthirty- five ( 35') feetapart.
Plantingofnon- desert, deciduous, andevergreen
trees is not
recommended when
daily
air
temperatures
exceed 100 Fahrenheit.
Stockpilingofplantmaterialisonlypermittedbyapproval.Approvalforstockpiling maybe
obtainedbysubmittingawrittenrequesttotheCity' sLandscapeManageranditshallbe
agreedtoorrejectedinwriting.Approved, stockpiledplantmaterialshallbe
properly
watered, protectedfromthesun, andinspectedandapprovedbytheCity' sLandscape
Inspectorpriortoinstallation.
Approvalofstockpiledplantmaterialshallbegrantedby
writtennotice.
PlanterRequirements.
Neworretrofittedtreeplantersshallbe
aminimumofnine ( 9') feetbyseven ( 7')
feet, measuredtotheoutsideperimeteroftheplanter, andshallhave
nolessthanforty-
eight ( 48)squarefeetofpermeableplanting
area.
ParkingLotIrrigationRequirements.
Irrigationsystemswithinparkinglots
arerequired.Theirrigationsystemshallbe
automatedwithuseofanirrigationcontroltimer.
Irrigatetreeswithdripemitters, bubbler
heads, orsub- terrainlowvolumedripsystemapprovedbytheLandscape Manager.Trees
shallbeirrigatedseparatelyfromshrubsandground
covers.
Irrigationsystemsmust
thoroughlysaturateallexposedsoilinplantersto
adepthoftwenty- four ( 24") inchesand/ or
PARKINGLOTTREEDESIGNCRITERIAAND
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thelowerboundaryofthetreerootingzone.AllsystemsshallconformtotheCityofPalm
Desert' s " LandscapeInstallationGuidelines".
InstallationandInspectionofPlantMaterialandIrrigationSystem.
InstallallplantsandirrigationsystemsaccordingtotheCityofPalm
Desert's
LandscapeInstallationGuidelines". Theownershallguaranteethequalityofwork, health,
andconditionofplantsandinstallationofmaterialsincluding, butnotlimitedto, planttypes,
size, spacing, andirrigationsystems.Thelandscapearchitectorthedesignerofrecord
shall be
responsible forperiodically inspecting
and
approving
to
specification
the
installationofalllandscapeelements.Priortofinalacceptanceoftheproject, theCityshall
accompanythelandscapearchitectordesignerofrecordtoinspectandcertifythatthe
installationisincompliancewiththeapprovedplansandspecifications.
Allcorrections,
adjustments, and/ orreplacementoflandscapeelementsshallbemadepriortofinal
approvalbytheCity.Executionofa " LandscapeMaintenanceAgreement" shallalsooccur
priortofinal approvalbytheCity.
Intheeventcorrectionscannotbemadeoran
installationcannotbecompletedpriortoissuanceofa " CertificateofOccupancy", theCity
shallrequireacashdepositequalinvaluetotheamountoflandscapingnotcompleted.
FailuretocompletetheprojectinatimelymannermayresultintheCityusingthecash
deposittocompletesaid.work.
Acashdepositisreturnedonlywhenthecitygivesfinal
approvaloftheproject.
LandscapeMaintenanceAgreementandRequirements
A" LandscapeMaintenanceAgreement" shallberequiredandexecutedpriorto
issuanceofa " CertificateofOccupancy".Theagreementinsuresthatthelongtermcare
ofall
landscape
elements is
properly
conducted to the
highest
arboricultural and
horticulturalstandards.
TheCityshallconductperiodicinspectionstoensurethatthe
propertyowneriscomplyingwiththeagreement.
The
propertyownerisultimately
responsibleforthequalityofallplantmaterialandirrigationsystemsandisresponsibleto
maintainalllandscapeandirrigationsystemsinperpetuity.Ifthelandscapeorirrigation
systemfailstopassinspection, theownershallberesponsibleformakingcorrections
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and/ orreplacingmaterialstoensurecompliancewithapplicablecodesand regulations
withinthirty ( 30)daysnoticebytheCity.
ALandscapeMaintenanceAgreementshall
contain, butnotbelimitedto, landscapemaintenancerequirementsand asetof " asbuilt"
irrigationandlandscapeplans.
Maintenanceshallinclude, butnotbelimitedto;
properpruning, watering, and
fertilization
ofplants; periodic replacementofmulch; irrigation system repairs
and
adjustments; removal, adjustMentsand/ orreplacementof
treestakesand/ orguywires;
andweedremoval.
Organicmulchandcompostshallbeutilizedperiodically asatop
dressingwhereverpractical.Theremovalofweedsisrequired.Allmissing, dead, dyingor
injured
tree( s)
shall be
replaced
within 30
days.
Unlessotherwise
approved, the
replacementtree( s)shallbethesamesizeandtype
asremoved.Theminimumsize
replacementtree( s)allowedshallbenolessthan
atwenty- four ( 24") inchboxedtree.
Allmajortreepruningworkformaintenanceshallbesupervisedby
anISACertified
Arborists.Allpruningshallbeperformedwith
anoverallgoalofprovidingmaximumtree
canopydevelopment.
Thetoppingoftreesisprohibited.Pruningtoreducethe canopy
coverageofatreeisalsoprohibitedunlessapprovedbytheCity' sLandscapeManager.
Requestforapprovalofcanopycoveragereductionshallbemadeinwriting
tothe
LandscapeManagerandshallbeagreedto
orrejectedinwriting.Allsignificantlyinjured,
decayedordeadtrees, andtreesfoundtobesignificantlydamagedbyimproper pruning
shallberemovedandreplacedatthepropertyowner' sexpense.Allmaintenancework
performedshallbeinaccordancewiththeCityofPalmDesert' s " Landscape
Maintenance
Guidelines".
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GLOSSARY
AccentTree:
Includesmulti- trunk, small- scale, andcolumnartreeswhose
purposeismoreforaestheticorscreening purposesrather
thanforshadingpurposes.
BoxedTree:
Acontainer- growntreeinacontrolled
nurseryenvironment.
Canopy:
Theupperportionofatreefromthelowestbranchonthetrunk
tothetop.
CertifiedArborists:
Apersondemonstratingandpassingatechnicalcompetence
testshowing knowledge
in the
growth, developmentand
managementoftreesandotherwoodyplantsintheresidential,
commercialandpubliclandscapes.
Certificationisobtained
throughtheInternationalSocietyofArboricultural.
Columnar:
Theformofatreethatgrowsmoreuprightand
narrowthan
broadandspreading.
ConditionalUseTree:
Thesearetreesthateitherhavegrowthcharacteristics
orpest
problemsthatrequirespecialattentionforsuccessfulgrowth;
orareanewlyintroducedspeciesordonothaveaproven
growthrecordinthedesertenvironment.
Theyaretobe
limitedtonomorethan15° Aoftotaltreequantity.
Deciduous:
Treesorshrubsthatseasonallylosetheirleaves.
Diameter:
Thewidthofthetrunkofatreeorplant.
Diversity:
Amixorvarietyoftreespeciesinordertoreducetheriskof
disease and insect
infestations andtocreatevariation in
growthratesandtreecanopydevelopment.
Evergreen:
Treesorshrubshavingfoliageonbranchesthroughoutthe
year.
Landscape:
Includeselementssuchastrees, shrubs, groundcoversand
mulch.
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LargeTree:
Atreewhoseaverageheightismorethan50feettall.
LowUse:
Acategoryofwaterconsumptionbaseduponlocalresearch
andusuallyappliedtoplantmaterial.
MediumTree:
Atreewhoseaverageheightisbetween35to45feettall.
Mulch:
Anorganicorin- organicmateriallooselyplaced
oversoil
surface.
MultiTree:
Atreehavingthreeormoremajorbranchesoriginatingfrom
thebaseofatree.
Native:
Originatingnaturallyinaparticularregionorpartof
anarea.
OrganicMulch:
Nonetomoderatelycompostedwoodyorganicmaterialin
largertomediumparticlesmostoftenusedasaground
cover.
OrganicCompost: Organic
material that has been
biologically
and
finely
decomposed
under controlled conditions to a
point
of
stabilization.Mostoftenusedasasoilamendment.
Plantings: Includes
appropriate shrubs, trees,
ground
covers and
mulches.
Planters:
Designatedconfinedplantingareaslocatedwithin apaved
areaintendedtosupportthegrowthanddevelopmentoftrees
andotherplantmaterials.
Pruning:
Thecuttingawayofunwantedpartsofaplant.
Semi-deciduous:
Atreethatlosesasignificantamountofleavesinthedormant
season.
Small- scaleTree:
Atreewhoseaverageheightisbetween15to25feettall.
Species:
Agroupofplantshavingsimilaroriginsbuteachplanthaving
individualanduniquecharacteristics.
Standard:
Thetrainingofaplanttohaveonesingletrunk.Originationof
branchesmayvarydependingonplanttype, sizeandintended
purpose.
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Stockpiled:
Thetemporarystorageofplantsormaterialsonasite.
Topping:
Aseveretypeofpruninginvolvingthecuttingbackofbranches
andtheleavingoflongstubsatbranchends, producingless
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ORDINANCENO.
977
ANORDINANCEOFTHECITYCOUNCILOFTHECITYOFPALM
DESERT, CALIFORNIA, APPROVINGANAMENDMENTTOTHE
ZONING
ORDINANCETEXT,
PERTAININGTOPARKINGLOT
TREESTANDARDS.
CASENO.ZOA00- 10
WHEREAS, theCityCounciloftheCityofPalmDesert, California, didonthe11th
dayofJanuary, 2001, holdadulynoticedpublichearingwhichwascontinuedtoFebruary
8, 2001, toconsidertheabovedescribedamendment; and
WHEREAS, thePlanningCommission, byPlanningCommissionResolutionNo.2036,
hasrecommendedapproval; and
WHEREAS, saidapplicationhascompliedwithrequirementsofthe " CityofPalm
DesertProcedurestoImplementtheCaliforniaEnvironmentalQualityAct, ResolutionNo.
00- 24," inthattheDirectorofCommunityDevelopmenthasdeterminedtheprojecttobe
aClass5categoricalexemption; and
WHEREAS,
at said
public hearing, upon hearing
and
considering alltestimony
arguments, ifany, ofallinterestedpersonsdesiringtobeheard, saidCityCouncildidfind
thefollowingfactstojustifyitsactionasdescribedbelow:
Thatthezoningordinanceamendmentisconsistentwiththeobjectivesofthe
zoningordinance.
2.
Thatthezoningordinanceamendmentisconsistentwiththeadoptedgeneral
planandaffectedspecificplans.
3.
Thatthezoningordinanceamendmentwouldbetterservethepublichealth,
safety, andgeneralwelfarethanthecurrentregulations.
NOW, THEREFORE, BEITORDAINEDbytheCityCounciloftheCityofPalmDesert,
asfollows:
1. That the above recitations are true and correct and constitute the
considerationsofthecouncilinthiscase.
2.
ThatitdoesherebyapproveazoningordinanceTextAmendment, asprovided
intheattachedexhibit, labeledExhibit " A" toamendMunicipalCode25. 58.
3.
TheCityClerkoftheCityofPalmDesert, California, isherebydirectedto
publishthisordinanceintheDesertSun, anewspaperofgeneralcirculation,
publishedandcirculatedintheCityofPalmDesert, California, and_ shallbein
fullforceandeffectivethirty ( 30)daysafteritsadoption.
ORDINANCENO.
977
PASSED, APPROVEDANDADOPTEDbythe
PalmDesertCityCouncilthis
22nd
dayof
March 2001, bythefollowingvote, towit:
AYES: BENSON, KELLY,
FERGUSON
NOES: NONE
ABSENT: cRITEs SPIEGEL
ABSTAIN: NONE
4i t
JI FERG
EST:
A
SHEILAR.Gft1JGAVityClerk
CityofPalmDesert,
alifomia
sr
2
N, Mayor
ORDINANCENO.
977
EXHIBIT" A"
1.
ThatSection25. 58_ 010Purposebeamendedtoread:
25. 58. 010
Purpose
Theintentandpurposeoftheseregulationsistoprovideproperlydesignedparking
areasandloadingberthsadequateincapacity, location
anddesigntopreventtraffic
congestionandashortageofcurbspaces
inthecity.Off- streetparkingfacilities
shallbeprovidedincidentaltonewusesandalterationsandenlargementsof
existinguses.Thenumberofparkingspacesshallbeinproportiontotheneed
createdbytheparticulartypeofuse.Off- streetparkingandloadingareasaretobe
establishedinamannerthatwillinsuretheirusefulness, protectpublicsafety, and
whereappropriate, buffersurroundingland
usesfromtheirimpact.Parkinglots
shallbelandscapedpursuanttoprovisionsofthistitle.(
Ord.98 1 ( part), 1975:
ExhibitA
25. 33- 1)
2. ThatSection25. 58. 090Stalldimensionsbeamendedtoread:
25.58. 090 Stalldimensions
Eachoff- streetparkingstallshallconsistofarectangulararea
notlessthannine
feetwidebysixteenfeet, sixincheslongplus
twofeetofoverhangexceptas
otherwiseprovidedinthischapter.
Parkingspacesadjacenttotreeplantersmay
haveaminimumlengthoffifteenfeetplustwofeetofoverhang.Endspaceswhere
clearback- outspaceisrestrictedononesideshallbeelevenfeet
inwidth.(
Ord.
98
1 ( part), 1975:ExhibitA
25. 33- 3. 01)
3.
ThatSection25. 58. 100Landscapingrequirementsbeamendedtoread:
25. 58. 100
Landscapingrequirements
Aminimumoffifteenpercentofthetotaloff- streetopenparkingareashallbe
landscapedwithamixtureoftrees, shrubs, groundcover,
otherplantmaterialand
hardscapematerial.
Aminimumofone- thirdoftherequiredlandscapingshallbe
distributedwithintheinterioroftheparkingfacilityandtheremainingtwo- thirdsof
therequiredlandscapingshallbeprovidedasperipheralplanting
ontheexterior
edgesoftheparkingarea.Allapplicantscreatingneworrehabilitatingparkinglots
shallprovidealandscapeplanforreviewandapprovalbythelandscapemanager
andArchitecturalReviewCommissionforsaidparkinglots.
3
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977
Thelandscapeplanshallincorporatewaterconservingplant
materialandirrigation
technology.Alllandscapeirrigationdesign
shallcomplywiththeCity' sParkingLot
TreeDesignCriteriaandSpecifications
onfileintheCityClerk' soffice.
Alllandscapeareasshallbewellmaintained
inperpetuity.(Ord.98 1 ( part),
1975:ExhibitA 25. 33- 3. 02)
4. ThatSection25. 58. 120Treerequirementsbedeletedandreplacedwith
the
following:
25. 58. 120
Treerequirements
Theintentofthiscodeshallbetoimproveandmaximizethelandscapingwithinthe
off- streetparkingareastoprovidefiftypercent ( 50%)
ormoreshadecoverage
withinten ( 10)years.
Inordertoachievethiscoveragetheapplicantshallplant
multi- trunktreesinwindyareas, anddesign, wherepossible,
north/ southoriented
parkingareastoprovidemaximumshade.
Landscapingshallbeprovidedand
maintainedtotheextentthatatleastonemediumorlarge- scaletreeisplantedfor
everythree ( 3)parkingstalls.
Adiversityoftreespeciesisrequired.Theminimum
sizetreeplantedshallbenolessthanatwenty- four ( 24")
inchboxtree, sizedto
specificationsaccordingtotheAmericanStandard
forNurseryStock ( ANSIZ60. 1)
andArizonaNurseryAssociationGrower' sstandards.
Lowwateruseand " native"
plantmaterialsshallbeencouraged
andusedtothegreatestextentpossible.
Problematictreeshavingshalloworinvasiverootsorhavingbrittle
orweak
branchingstructureshallbeprohibited.
Alltreesshallbeplantedandmaintained
accordingtotheCityofPalmDesert' s " Landscape
InstallationandMaintenance
Guidelines" andinsuchamannertomaximizethegrowth, healthandlongevityof
theplantings.Parkinglottreesadaptable
totheCoachellaValleyenvironmentshall
beselectedandplantedaccordingtotherecommendedparking
lottreelistinthe
City' s " ParkingLotTreeDesignCriteria
andSpecifications" onfileintheCityClerk' s
office.(
Ord.5962 ( ExhibitA
1), 1990:Ord.98 1 ( part), 1975:ExhibitA
25.33- 3.04)
5. ThatSection25. 58. 121Parkinglothardscaperequirementsbeamendedto
read:
25.58. 121
Parkinglothardscaperequre
ents
Parkinglotdividers, islands, plantersandplanting
areasshallbeaminimumoffour
feetwideandfourfeetlongexceptthatallneworretrofittedtreeplanters
shallbe
aminimumofnine ( 9') feetbyseven ( 7') feet, measuredtothe
outsideperimeterof
4
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977
theplanter, andshallhavenolessthan48squarefeetofpermeablesoilplanting
area.(
Ord.5962 ( ExhibitA 2), 1990)
6.
ThatSection25. 58. 122Parkinglottreeirrigationrequirementsbeamendedto
read:
25.58. 122
Parkinglottreeirrigationrequirements
Irrigationsystemswithinparkinglotsshallbeinstalled.Theirrigationsystemshall
beanautomatedsystemwithanirrigationcontroltimerandshallirrigatetreeswith
dripemitters, bubblerheads, orsubterraneanlowvolumedripsystemasapproved
bytheLandscapeManager.Treesshallbeirrigatedseparatelyfromshrubsand
groundcovers.installedirrigationsystemsmustbeabletosaturateallexposedsoil
areastoadepthoftwenty- four ( 24") inchesand/ ortothelowerboundaryofthetree
rootingzone.
7.
ThatSection25. 58. 123Parkinglottreemaintenanceandinstallation
requirementsbeamendedtoread:
25. 58. 123
Parkinglottreemaintenanceandinstallationrequirements
AllplantsandirrigationsystemsshallbeinstalledaccordingtotheCityofPalm
Desert' s " LandscapeInstallationGuidelines". Theownershallguaranteethequality
ofwork, healthandconditionofplantsandinstallationofmaterialsincluding, but
notlimitedto; planttypes, size, spacing, andirrigationsystems.
Priortofinal
acceptanceoftheproject, theCityshallinspectandcertifythattheinstallationisin
compliance
with the
approved plans
and
specifications.
All
corrections,
adjustments, and/ orreplacementof landscape
elements and execution ofa
LandscapeMaintenanceAgreement" shallbedonepriortofinalapprovalbythe
City.
Intheeventcorrectionscannotbemadeoraninstallationcannotbe
completedpriortoissuanceofa " CertificateofOccupancy", theCityshallrequire
acashdepositequalinvaluetotheamountoflandscapingnotcompleted.
Acash
depositisreturnedonlywhentheCitygivesfinalapprovaloftheproject.(Ord.596
2 ( ExhibitA 4), 1990)
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8. Thatsection25. 58. 124beaddedasfollows:
25. 58. 124
Carportstructuresinlieuofrequiredtrees
NotwithstandingtheprovisionsofSection25. 58. 120TreeRequirements, partorall
oftheshadecoveragerequirementmaybemetthroughtheinstallationofcarport
structures.Theuseofcarportstructuresshallbeapprovedthroughthearchitectural
reviewprocess.Theprovisionofcarportsshallnotprecludethenecessityfor
providingonsiteperimeterlandscaping.
Thecarportdesignshallbeintegratedwiththeprojectarchitecture
andlandscaping
withaviewtocreatinganaestheticallywelldesignedproject.Eachcarportcovered
parkingspaceshallbeconsideredtheequivalentoftheplantingofonerequired
tree.
9. Thatsection25. 58. 125beaddedasfolio
s:
25.58. 125
Landscape
maintenance
agreement
and maintenance
requirements
A" LandscapeMaintenanceAgreement" shallberequiredandexecutedprior
to
issuanceofa " CertificateofOccupancy". Theagreementshallinsurethatthelong
termcareofalllandscapeelementsisproperlyconductedtoCitystandards.The
Cityshallconductperiodicinspectionstoensurethat
theagreementisadheredto
bytheowneroftheproperty.Theownerisultimatelyresponsibleformaintaining
alllandscapeandirrigationsystemsinperpetuity.
Ifthelandscapeorirrigation
system
failsto
passinspection,
theownershall be
responsibleformaking
correctionsand/ orreplacingmaterialstoensurecompliancewithapplicablecodes
andregulationswithinthirty ( 30)daysnoticebytheCity, attheowner' sexpense.
Maintenanceshallinclude, butnotbelimitedto; properpruning, watering, and
fertilizationofplants; periodicreplacementofmulch; irrigationsystemrepairsand
adjustments; removal, adjustment, and/ orreplacementoftreestakesand/ orguy
wires, andweedremoval.Allmissing, dead, dyingorsignificantlyinjuredtree( s)
mustbereplaced.Unlessotherwiseapproved, areplacementtree( s)shallbethe
samesizeandtypeasremoved.
Theminimumsizereplacementtree( s)allowed
shallbenolessthanatwenty- four ( 24") boxedtree.
AllmajortreepruningworkformaintenanceshallbesupervisedbyanISAcertified
arborist.Allpruningshallbeperformedwithanoverallgoalofprovidingmaximum
treecanopydevelopment.Thetoppingoftreesisprohibited.
Pruningtoreducethe
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canopycoverageisalsoprohibitedunless
otherwiseapprovedtheLandscape_
Manager.Allsignificantlyinjured, decayedordeadtrees,
andtreesfoundtobe
significantlydamagedbyimproperpruning
shallberemoved
andreplaced.
All
maintenanceworkperformedshallbeinaccordancewiththeCity
ofPalmDesert' s
LandscapeMaintenanceGuidelines".
10. ThatSection 25.58. 130Landscapeandirrigationsystemplan
reviewbe
amendedtoread:
25. 58. 130 Landscapeandirrigationsystemplan
review
Landscapeandirrigationplansshallbe
submittedforreviewandapprovalthrough
thearchitecturalreviewprocess.
Allsubmittalsmustbeincompliancewiththis
ordinanceandCityordinance24. 04 ( water- efficientlandscape).
11. ThatSection25. 58. 140Bumperortireguardrequirementsbe
amendedtoread:
25. 58. 140
Bumperortireguardrequirements.
Bumperortireguardsshallbeprovidedalonganyproperty
linewhichabutsapublic
walkway, streetoralley; unlessspecifically
waivedbythearchitecturalreviewboard,
planningcommissionorcitycouncil.(
Ord.314 ( part), 1982:
Ord.98
1 ( part),
1975:ExhibitA 25. 33- 3. 06)
12.
Thatsection25. 58. 140Lightingrequirementsbeamended
toread:
25.58. 150
Lightingrequirements
Parkinglotlightingshallconformtotherequirements
ofOrdinanceNo.826, Outdoor
lightingrequirements.
13. ThatSection25. 58. 240Parkingdesignstandardsbeamended
toread:
25. 58. 240
Parkingdesignstandards
Allparkingareas, otherthan
single- familyconventionaldevelopment,
shallbe
subjecttothedesignstandardsset
forthbyResolutionNo.
01-6
asmaybe
amended ( Ord.314 ( part), 1982:Ord.
96
1 ( part), 1975:ExhibitA
25.33- 5)
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14. ThatSection25. 58. 290Abeamendedtoread:
25.58. 290
Specialparkingdesignstandards.
Allplanterbedsandtreeplantersshall
beborderedbyaconcretecurbnotlessthan
sixinchesinheightadjacenttotheparkingsurface.
15. ThatSection25. 58. 290Cbedeleted.
16. ThatSection25. 58. 360beaddedasfollows:
25.58. 360
Exceptions
ThestandardsofSections25. 58. 090through25. 58. 200andthe " DesignStandards
forOff- streetParkingFacilities" shallberequiredunless
modifiedbytheprecise
plan
17. ThatSection25. 58. 370AthroughIbeaddedasfollows:
25.58. 370 Definitions
Thefollowingwordsandphrasesshallapply
inthischapter
25.58. 370ACertified
Arborists Apersondemonstratingandpassingatechnical
competence
test
showing knowledge
inthe
growthanddevelopmentandmanagement
of
treesandotherwoodyplantsintheresidential,
commercialandpubliclandscapes.
Certification
isobtainedthroughtheInternationalSocietyof
Arboricultural.
25. 58. 370B
LandscapeReview
Process Includesreviewby, butnotlimitedto, theCityof
PalmDesert' sPlanningDepartment, Landscape
managerandArchitecturalReviewCommission
25. 58. 370C
Large- scaleTree
Atreewhoseaverageheightismorethan50
feettall.
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25. 58. 370DLow- WaterUse
Acategoryofwaterconsumptionbasedupon
local research and
usually applied
to
plant
material.
25.58. 370EMedium- scale
Tree
Atreewhoseaverageheightisbetween35to45
feettall.
25.58. 370FMulti- trunkTree Atree
havingthreeormoremajor
branches
originatingfrombaseofatree.
25. 58. 370GNative:
Originatingnaturallyinaparticularregionorpart
ofanarea.
25. 58. 370H
Planter(s):Designated
confined
planting
areas located
within a
pavedareaintendedtosupportthe
growthanddevelopmentoftreesandotherplant
materials.
25.58. 3701
Topping: Aseveretypeofpruninginvolvingthecutting
backofbranchesandtheleaving
ofstubsat
branchendsthatproduceslessthandesirable
resultswithrespecttothetree' snaturalform.
25. 58. 370J TreeRemoval:
Treeremovalincludes,
butisnot
limitedto,
foliage, branches, limbs, trunk, crown, rootsand
anyotherundergroundmaterial.
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25. 58. 370D
Low- WaterUse
Acategoryofwaterconsumptionbasedupon
local research and
usually applied
to
plant
material.
25.58. 370EMedium-scale
Tree Atreewhoseaverageheightisbetween35to45
feettall.
25. 58. 370FMulti- trunkTree Atreehavingthreeormoremajorbranches
originatingfrombaseofatree.
25. 58. 370GNative:
Originatingnaturallyinaparticularregion
orpart
ofanarea.
25.58. 370H
Planter(s):Designated
confined
planting
areas located
withina
paved
areaintendedtosupportthe
growthanddevelopmentoftrees
andotherplant
materials.
25.58. 3701
Topping:
Aseveretypeofpruninginvolvingthecutting
backofbranchesandtheleavingofstubsat
branchendsthatproduceslessthandesirable
resultswithrespecttothetree' snaturalform.
25.58. 370J TreeRemoval: Tree removal includes,
butis notlimitedto,
foliage, branches, limbs, trunk, crown,
rootsand
anyotherundergroundmaterial.
18.ThatSection25. 58. 380Applicabilitybeaddedasfollows:
25. 58. 380
Applicability
Thattheprovisionsofthisordinanceshallapplytoallparking
lotsconstructedafter
the date of
adoption
and shall
apply
to all
existing parking
lots
undergoing
substantialreconstruction.
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ANORDINANCEOFTHECITYCOUNCILOFTHECITYOFPALM
DESERT, CALIFORNIA, APPROVINGANAMENDMENTTOTHE
ZONING
ORDINANCETEXT, PERTAININGTOPARKINGLOT
TREESTANDARDS.
CASENO.ZOA00- 10
WHEREAS, theCityCounciloftheCityofPalmDesert, California, didonthe11th
dayofJanuary, 2001, holdadulynoticedpublichearingwhichwascontinuedtoFebruary
8, 2001, toconsidertheabovedescribedamendment; and
WHEREAS, thePlanningCommission, byPlanningCommissionResolutionNo.2036,
hasrecommendedapproval; and
WHEREAS, saidapplicationhascompliedwithrequirementsofthe "CityofPalm
DesertProcedurestoImplementtheCaliforniaEnvironmentalQualityAct, ResolutionNo.
00- 24," inthattheDirectorofCommunityDevelopmenthasdeterminedtheprojecttobe
aClass5categoricalexemption; and
WHEREAS, atsaid
public hearing, upon hearing
and
considering alttestimony
arguments, ifany, ofallinterestedpersonsdesiringtobeheard, saidCityCouncildidfind
thefollowingfactstojustifyitsactionasdescribedbelow:
Thatthezoningordinanceamendrnentisconsistentwiththeobjectivesofthe
zoningordinance.
2.
Thatthezoningordinanceamendmentisconsistentwiththeadoptedgeneral
planandaffectedspecificplans.
3
Thatthezoningordinanceamendmentwouldbetterservethepublichealth,
safety, andgeneralwelfarethanthecurrentregulations.
NOW, THEREFORE, BEITORDAINEDbytheCityCounciloftheCityofPalmDesert,
asfollows:
1. That the above recitations are true and correct and constitute the
considerationsofthecouncilinthiscase.
2.
ThatitdoesherebyapproveazoningordinanceTextAmendment, asprovided
intheattachedexhibit, labeledExhibit " A" toamendMunicipalCode25. 58.
3.
TheCityClerkoftheCityofPalmDesert, California, isherebydirectedto
publishthisordinanceintheDesertSun, anewspaperofgeneralcirculation,
publishedandcirculatedintheCityofPalmDesert, California, and_ shallbein
fullforceandeffectivethirty ( 30)daysafteritsadoption.
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PASSED, APPROVEDANDADOPTEDby
thePalrnDesertCityCouncilthis
22nd
dayof
March 2001, bythefollowingvote, towit:
AYES: BENSON, KELLY, FERGUSON
NOES: NONE
ABSENT: CRITES, SPIEGEL
ABSTAIN: NONE
EST:
I
SHEILAR.GlaIGA
CityofPalmDesert,
ityClerk
alifornia
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EXHIBIT" A"
1.
ThatSection25. 58_ 010Purposebeamendedtoread:
25. 58. 010
Purpose
Theintentandpurposeoftheseregulationsistoprovideproperlydesignedparking
areasandloadingberthsadequateincapacity, locationanddesigntopreventtraffic
congestionandashortageofcurbspacesinthecity.
Off- streetparkingfacilities
shallbeprovidedincidentaltonewusesandalterationsandenlargementsof
existinguses.Thenumberofparkingspacesshallbeinproportiontotheneed
createdbytheparticulartypeofuse.Off- streetparkingandloadingareasaretobe
establishedinamannerthatwillinsuretheirusefulness, protectpublicsafety, and
whereappropriate, buffersurroundinglandusesfrom
theirimpact Parkinglots
shallbelandscapedpursuanttoprovisionsofthistitle.(
Ord.981 ( part), 1975:
ExhibitA
25. 33- 1)
2. ThatSection25. 58. 090Stalldimensionsbeamendedtoread:
25.58. 090 Stalldimensions
Eachoff- streetparkingstallshallconsistofarectangularareanotlessthannine
feetwidebysixteenfeet, sixincheslongplustwofeetofoverhangexceptas
otherwiseprovidedinthischapter.
Parkingspacesadjacenttotreeplantersmay
haveaminimumlengthoffifteenfeetplustwofeetofoverhang.Endspaceswhere
clearback- outspaceisrestrictedononesideshallbeelevenfeetinwidth.(
Ord.
98
1 ( part), 1975:ExhibitA25.33
3.
ThatSection25. 58. 100Landscapingrequirementsbeamendedtoread:
25.58. 100
Landscapingrequirements
Aminimumoffifteenpercentofthetotaloff- streetopenparkingareashallbe
landscapedwithamixtureoftrees, shrubs, groundcover, otherplantmaterialand
hardscapematerial.
Aminirnumofone- thirdoftherequiredlandscapingshallbe
distributedwithintheinterioroftheparkingfacilityandtheremainingtwo- thirdsof
therequiredlandscapingshallbeprovidedasperipheralplantingontheexterior
edgesoftheparkingarea.Allapplicantscreatingneworrehabilitatingparkinglots
shallprovidealandscapeplanforreviewandapprovalbythelandscapemanager
andArchitecturalReviewCommissionforsaidparkinglots.
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Thelandscapeplanshallincorporate
waterconservingplantmaterialandirrigation
technology.Aillandscapeirrigationdesign
shallcomplywiththeCity' sParkingLot
TreeDesignCriteriaandSpecifications
onfileintheCityClerk' soffice.
Alllandscapeareasshallbewellmaintained
inperpetuity.(Ord.98 1 ( part),
1975:ExhibitA 25. 33- 3. 02)
4. ThatSection25. 58. 120Treerequirementsbedeletedandreplacedwiththe
following:
25.58. 120 Treerequirements
Theintentofthiscodeshallbetoimproveandmaximizethelandscapingwithin
the
off- streetparkingareastoprovidefiftypercent ( 50%)
ormoreshadecoverage
withinten ( 10)years.
Inordertoachievethiscoveragetheapplicantshallplant
multi- trunktreesinwindyareas, anddesign, wherepossible,
north/ southoriented
parkingareastoprovidemaximum
shade.
Landscapingshallbeprovidedand
maintainedtotheextentthatatleastonemediumorlarge- scaletreeisplantedfor
everythree ( 3)parkingstalls.
Adiversityoftreespeciesisrequired.Theminimum
sizetreeplantedshallbenolessthanatwenty- four ( 24")
inchboxtree, sizedto
specificationsaccordingtotheAmerican
StandardforNurseryStock ( ANSIZ60. 1)
andArizonaNurseryAssociationGrower' sstandards.
Lowwateruseand " native"
plantmaterialsshallbeencouraged
andusedtothegreatestextentpossible.
Problematictreeshavingshalloworinvasiverootsorhaving
brittleorweak
branchingstructureshallbeprohibited.
Alltreesshallbeplantedandmaintained
accordingtotheCityofPalmDesert' s " Landscape
InstallationandMaintenance
Guidelines" andinsuchamannertomaximizethegrowth, healthandlongevityof
theplantings.Parkinglottreesadaptable
totheCoachellaValleyenvironmentshall
beselectedandplantedaccordingtothe
recommendedparkinglottreelistinthe
City' s " ParkingLotTreeDesignCriteria
andSpecifications" onfileintheCityClerk' s
office.(
Ord.5962 ( ExhibitA 1), 1990:Ord.98
1 ( part), 1975:ExhibitA
25. 33- 3. 04)
5. ThatSection25. 58. 121Parkinglothardscaperequirementsbeamended
to
read:
25.58. 121
Parkinglothardscaperequirements
Parkinglotdividers, islands, plantersandplanting
areasshallbeaminimumoffour
feetwideandfourfeetlongexceptthatallneworretrofitted
treeplantersshallbe
aminimumofnine ( 9') feetbyseven ( 7') feet, measured
totheoutsideperimeterof
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theplanter, andshallhavenolessthan48squarefeetofpermeablesoilplanting
area.(
Ord.5962 ( ExhibitA 2), 1990)
6.
ThatSection25. 58. 122Parkinglottreeirrigationrequirementsbeamendedto
read:
25.58. 122
Parkinglottreeirrigationrequirements
Irrigationsystemswithinparkinglotsshallbeinstalled.Theirrigationsystemshall
beanautomatedsystemwithanirrigationcontroltimerandshallirrigatetreeswith
dripemitters, bubblerheads, orsubterraneanlowvolumedripsystemasapproved
bytheLandscapeManager.Treesshallbeirrigatedseparatelyfromshrubsand
groundcovers.Installedirrigationsystemsmustbeabletosaturateallexposedsoil
areastoadepthoftwenty- four ( 24") inchesand/ ortothelowerboundaryofthetree
rootingzone.
7.
ThatSection25. 58. 123Parkinglottreemaintenanceandinstallation
requirementsbeamendedtoread:
25.58. 123
Parkinglottreemaintenanceandinstallationrequirements
AilplantsandirrigationsystemsshallbeinstalledaccordingtotheCityofPalm
Desert' s " LandscapeInstallationGuidelines". Theownershallguaranteethequality
ofwork, healthandconditionofplantsandinstallationofmaterialsincluding, but
notlimitedto; planttypes, size, spacing, andirrigationsystems.
Priortofinal
acceptanceoftheproject, theCityshallinspectandcertifythattheinstallationisin
compliance
with the
approved plans
and
specifications.
All
corrections,
adjustments, and/ orreplacementoflandscapeelementsand
executionofa
LandscapeMaintenanceAgreement" shallbedonepriortofinalapprovalbythe
City.
Intheeventcorrectionscannotbemadeoran installationcannotbe
completedpriortoissuanceofa " CertificateofOccupancy", theCityshallrequire
acashdepositequalinvaluetotheamountoflandscapingnotcompleted.
Acash
depositisreturnedonlywhentheCitygivesfinalapprovaloftheproject.(Ord.596
2 ( ExhibitA 4), 1990)
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8. Thatsection25. 58. 124beaddedasfollows:
25. 58. 124
Carportstructuresinlieuofrequiredtrees
NotwithstandingtheprovisionsofSection25. 58. 120TreeRequirements, partorall
oftheshadecoveragerequirementmaybemetthroughtheinstallationofcarport
structures.Theuseofcarportstructuresshallbeapprovedthroughthearchitectural
reviewprocess.Theprovisionofcarportsshallnotprecludethenecessityfor
providingonsiteperimeterlandscaping.
Thecarportdesignshallbeintegratedwiththeprojectarchitectureandlandscaping
withaviewtocreatinganaestheticallywelldesignedproject.Eachcarportcovered
parkingspaceshallbeconsideredtheequivalentoftheplanting
ofonerequired
tree.
9. Thatsection25. 58. 125beaddedasfollows:
25. 58. 125
Landscape
maintenance
agreement
and maintenance
requirements
A" LandscapeMaintenanceAgreement" shallberequiredandexecutedprior
to
issuanceofa " CertificateofOccupancy". Theagreementshallinsurethatthelong
termcareofalllandscapeelementsisproperlyconducted
toCitystandards.The
Cityshallconductperiodicinspectionstoensurethattheagreementisadhered
to
bytheowneroftheproperty.Theownerisultimatelyresponsibleformaintaining
alllandscapeandirrigationsystemsinperpetuity.
Ifthelandscapeorirrigation
systemfailsto pass inspection,
theownershall be
responsibleformaking
correctionsand/ orreplacingmaterialstoensurecompliancewithapplicablecodes
andregulationswithinthirty ( 30)daysnoticebytheCity, attheowner' sexpense.
Maintenanceshallinclude, butnotbelimitedto; properpruning, watering, and
fertilizationofplants; periodicreplacementofmulch; irrigationsystemrepairs
and
adjustments; removal, adjustment, and/ orreplacementoftreestakesand/ orguy
wires, andweedremoval.Allmissing, dead, dyingorsignificantlyinjuredtree( s)
mustbereplaced.Unlessotherwiseapproved, areplacementtree( s)shallbethe
samesizeandtypeasremoved.
Theminimumsizereplacementtree( s)allowed
shallbenolessthanatwenty- four ( 24") boxedtree.
AllmajortreepruningworkformaintenanceshallbesupervisedbyanISAcertified
arborist.Allpruningshallbeperforrnedwithanoverallgoalofprovidingmaximum
treecanopydevelopment.Thetoppingoftreesisprohibited.Pruningtoreducethe
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canopycoverageisalsoprohibitedunless
otherwiseapprovedtheLandscape.
Manager.Allsignificantlyinjured, decayedordeadtrees, and
treesfoundtobe
significantlydamagedbyimproperpruning
shallberemovedandreplaced.
All
maintenanceworkperformedshallbeinaccordancewiththeCityofPalmDesert' s
LandscapeMaintenanceGuidelines".
10. ThatSection 25.58. 130Landscapeandirrigationsystemplan
reviewbe
amendedtoread:
25. 58. 130 Landscapeandirrigationsystemplanreview
Landscapeandirrigationplansshallbesubmitted
forreviewandapprovalthrough
thearchitecturalreviewprocess.
Allsubmittalsmustbeincompliancewiththis
ordinanceandCityordinance24. 04 ( water- efficientlandscape).
11. ThatSection25. 58. 140Bumperortireguardrequirementsbeamended
toread:
25. 58. 140
Bumperortireguardrequirements.
Bumperortireguardsshallbeprovidedalonganyproperty
linewhichabutsapublic
walkway, streetoralley; unlessspecificallywaivedby
thearchitecturalreviewboard,
planningcommissionorcitycouncil.(
Ord.314 ( part), 1982:Ord.98
1 ( part),
1975:ExhibitA
25. 33- 3. 06)
12. Thatsection25. 58. 140Lightingrequirementsbeamendedtoread:
25. 58. 150
Lightingrequirements
Parkinglotlightingshallconformtotherequirements
ofOrdinanceNo.826, Outdoor
lightingrequirements.
13. ThatSection25. 58. 240Parkingdesignstandardsbeamended
toread:
25. 58. 240
Parkingdesignstandards
Allparkingareas, otherthan
single- familyconventionaldevelopment, shall
be
subjecttothedesignstandardssetforthby
ResolutionNo.01- 6
asmaybe
amended ( Ord.314 ( part), 1982:Ord.98
1 ( part), 1975:ExhibitA
25.33- 5)
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14.
ThatSection25. 58. 290Abeamendedtoread:
25. 58. 290
Specialparkingdesignstandards.
Allplanterbedsandtreeplanters
shallbeborderedbyaconcretecurbnotlessthan
sixinchesinheightadjacenttotheparking
surface.
15. ThatSection25. 58. 290Cbedeleted.
16. ThatSection25. 58. 360beaddedasfollows:
17. ThatSection25. 58. 370AthroughIbeaddedasfollows:
25.58. 370 Definitions
Thefollowingwordsandphrasesshallapply
inthischapter:
25. 58. 370ACertified
Arborists
8
25. 58. 360
Exceptions
ThestandardsofSections25. 58. 090through25. 58. 200andthe " DesignStandards
forOff- streetParkingFacilities" shallberequiredunless
modifiedbytheprecise
plan.
Apersondemonstratingandpassingatechnical
competence
test
showing knowledge
inthe
growthanddevelopmentandmanagement
of
treesandotherwoodyplantsintheresidential,
commercialandpubliclandscapes.
Certification
isobtainedthroughtheInternationalSocietyof
Arboricultural.
25. 58. 370B LandscapeReview
Process Includesreviewby, butnotlimitedto, theCityof
PalmDesert' sPlanningDepartment, Landscape
managerandArchitecturalReviewCommission
25.58. 370C
Large- scaleTree
Atreewhoseaverageheightismorethan50
feettall.
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25.58. 370DLow- WaterUse
Acategoryofwaterconsumptionbased upon
local research and
usually applied
to
plant
material.
25. 58. 370EMedium- scale
Tree
Atreewhoseaverageheightisbetween35to45
feettall.
25. 58. 370FMulti- trunkTree
Atreehavingthreeormoremajor
branches
originatingfrombaseofatree.
25.58. 370GNative:
Originatingnaturallyinaparticularregionorpart
ofanarea.
25. 58. 370H
Planter(s):Designated
confined
planting
areas located
within
apavedareaintendedto supportthe
growthanddevelopmentoftreesandotherplant
materials.
25. 58. 3701
Topping: Aseveretypeofpruninginvolvingthecutting
backofbranchesandtheleaving
ofstubsat
branchendsthatproduceslessthandesirable
resultswithrespecttothetree' snaturalform.
25. 58. 370J TreeRemoval: Tree removal
includes,
butisnot
limitedto,
foliage, branches, limbs, trunk, crown, rootsand
anyotherundergroundmaterial.
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25.58. 370D
Low- WaterUse
Acategoryofwaterconsumptionbasedupon
local research and
usually applied
to
plant
material.
25. 58. 370EMedium-scale
Tree Atreewhoseaverageheightisbetween35to45
feettall.
25.58. 370FMulti- trunkTree Atreehavingthreeormoremajorbranches
originatingfrombaseofatree.
25.58. 370GNative:
Originatingnaturallyinaparticularregion
orpart
ofanarea.
25.58. 370H Planter(s):Designated
confined
planting
areas located
withina
paved
areaintendedtosupportthe
growthanddevelopmentoftreesand
otherplant
materials.
25. 58. 3701
Topping:
Aseveretypeofpruninginvolvingthecutting
backofbranchesandtheleavingofstubsat
branchendsthatproduceslessthandesirable
resultswithrespecttothetree' snaturalform.
25. 58. 370J
TreeRemoval: Treeremovalincludes,
butisnotlimitedto,
foliage, branches, limbs, trunk, crown,
rootsand
anyotherundergroundmaterial.
18.ThatSection25. 58. 380Applicabilitybeaddedas
olo s:
25. 58. 380
Applicability
Thattheprovisionsofthisordinanceshallapplyto
allparkinglotsconstructedafter
thedate of
adoption
and shall
apply
to all
existing parking
lots
undergoing
substantialreconstruction.
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ORDINANCEOFTHECITYOFPALMDESERT,
CALIFORNIAADDINGCHAPTER12. 32OF
THECODEOFTHECITYOFPALMDESERT,
CALIFORNIARELATINGTOMAINTENANCEAND
CAREOFTREES
WHEREAS, theCityCounciloftheCityofPalmDesert, Californiahasbecomemoreaware
oftheneedforstandardsapplicabletothecareandmaintenanceoftreeslocated
onpublicproperty
withintheCityandtheuseofpublicrights- of- wayforthecareandmaintenanceoftreeslocatedon
privateandpublicproperty.
Councilnowdesirestoestablishsuchstandardsandtoregulate
compliancetherewith.
Sections:
NOW,
THEREFORE, theCityCouncildoesherebyordainasfollows:
Section1.Chapter12. 32isherebyaddedtotheCodeoftheCityofPalmDeserttoreadas
follows:
12.32. 010
PurposeofChapter.
12.32. 020 Definitions.
12. 32. 030
Scope.
12.32. 040 Standards.
12.32. 050 Enforcement.
12. 32. 060 Violation
Penalty.
12. 32. 070
Severability.
12. 32. 010
PurposeofChapter.
Thepurposesofthischapterare:( 1)toestablishstandardsforcareandmaintenanceoftrees
locatedonpublicproperty; ( 2)toregulatecompliancewiththosestandardsinordertoprotectthose
publicassetsandenhancetheirappearance ( 3)toestablishstandardsfortheuseofpublicrights- of-
wayforthecareand - maintenanceoftreeslocatedonpublicpropertyorlocatedonprivateproperty
andaffectingpublicrights- of- way; and ( 4)toprovideforthepublicsafetyduringsuch
careand
maintenance.
12. 32. 020 Definitions.
Chapter12. 32
TREEPRUNINGREGULATIONS
A.
Unlessotherwisedefined, alltermsandexpressionsusedhereinshallhavethe
meaningsutilizedbythenurseryandlandscapingtrades, aboriculturaltrades,
orthe
meaningsincommonusage.
B.."
CompleteRootSystem" asusedherein, meanstherootcrownandallrootsthatare
largerthanthree ( 3)inchesindiameter.
C."
Contractor", asusedherein, meansanyperson, agencyorentityperforming
or
subcontractingfortheperformanceofanyTreeWork ( ashereinafterdefined),
whetherornotsuchpersonorentityhasbeenhiredbytheCityoranotherperson
or
entitytoperformsuchoperations.
D."
TreeWork", asusedherein, meansanyoftheTreePruningorlandscaping
operationsreferredtoherein.
E."
EmergencyWork", workrequiredwhenatreeorshrubiscausinganimmediate
hazardtopowerlineswiththepotentialtodisruptelectricalserviceand/ or
cause
damagetothepublicandproperty.
1232.030
Scope.
TheregulationsofthischaptershallapplytoanyContractor, propertyowneroroccupant
performinganyoftheTreePruningorlandscapingoperationsreferredtohereinwhensuch
performanceisrenderedonoraffectsorinterfereswithpublicpropertyorthepublicright- of- way
withintheCity.Nothinginthisordinanceisintendedtostop, delay, orpreventanyutilityfrom
complyingwithstateandfederalgovernmentregulations.
12. 32. 040 Standards.
A.
Scheduling.
1.
ContractorshallnotifytheCityofPalmDesertnosoonerthansixty ( 60)days
andnolaterthanten ( 10)daysbeforeanyTreeWorkiscommencedunless
thetreeworkisrequiredbyanemergency.
2.
PriortocommencinganyTreeWork, theCityrepresentativeandContractor
shallagreeuponaworkschedule.Anychangesinthisschedulemustbe
approvedbytheCity; theContractorwillgivetheCitytwenty- four ( 24)
hoursnoticeofsaidchanges.Maintenanceandoperationofequipnientshall
beperformedonlyduringthetimeperiodsasfollows:
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October1
April30
May1 September1
ExceptionstotheaboveschedulemaybegrantedbytheCityupondemonstrationof
thenecessityforsuchdeviation.EmergencyworkdirectedbytheCityshallnotbe
impactedbytheaboveschedulingrestrictions.
13. Encroachment.
Beforecommencingwork, Contractorshallapplyforandreceiveanencroachment
permittoworkwithinthepublicright- of-way.
Aninspectorwillbeassignedto
inspectthetreework, monitortrafficcontrolsandinsurepublicsafety.
C.
SafetyStandards.
1.
ContractorshallcomplywiththeStateofCaliforniaandCal- OSHASafety
RulesandRegulationsandAmericanNationalStandardsInstitute ( ANSI)
Z133. 1standards.
Contractorshallsupplyalldelineation, signingand
clothingasrequiredbytheStateofCaliforniaDepartmentofTransportation.
2.
Contractorshallsetuptrafficcontrolstoassureasafeand
properlaneclosure
isprovidedfortheworkareawhenworkisdoneonpublicstreets.
Ifwork
alongapublicright- of- waywillrequiretheclosureof atrafficlane, the
ContractorshallnotifytheCityatleast24hoursinadvanceandcomplywith
theproceduresoutlinedintheCal- TransManual ( page5- 48, figure5- 9,
TypicalLaneClosures"). Contractorshallalsoobtain
acopyandobserve
theCity' sTrafficControlswhichoutlinesthenormalrequirementstoclose
downatrafficlaneforwork.Contractorshallalsoacceptadditionaldirection
orrequirementsfromCitystaffwhenunusualconditions
mayexistora
hazardisidentified.
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Monday Friday
7: 00am
5: 30pin
Saturday
8: 00am
5: 00pm
WithCityApprovalOnly)
Sunday WorkisnotPermitted
Monday Friday
6: 00am
7: 00pm
Saturday
8: 00am
5: 00pm
WithCityApprovalOnly)
Sunday WorkisnotPermitted
D.
UtilityHazards.
1.
TheContractorshallexerciseprecautionsasnecessary
whenworking
adjacenttoaerialutilitiesandcomplywithclearances
asdefinedbycurrent
andapplicableANSIstandards.Intheeventthat
aerialutilitywirespresenta
hazardtotheContractorspersonnelorothersneartheworksite, workisto
immediatelyceaseandtheappropriateutilitycompanynotified.Workshall
thencommenceinaccordancewithinstructionsfromtheutilitycompany.
2.
Anynewplantingoftrees, shrubsandbushes
shallbeperformedinamanner
thatdoesnotinterferewithoverheadutilityinstallations.
E. ArboricultureStandards.
1. AllworkshallconformtocurrentandapplicableInternationalSocietyof
Arboriculture ( ISA)andAmericanNationalStandardsInstitute ( ANSI)
standards.InallcasestheCitysrepresentativeshallhavecompleteandsole
discretionindeterminingconformanceandacceptabilityoftreestrimmed
and/ orremoved.
2. AllworkistobedonebypersonnelwhohavebeentrainedaccordingtoISA
acceptedtreecarestandards.
Workistobesupervisedbyanexperienced
ISACertifiedArborist.
3.
Alltreepruningand/ orremovalistobe
donebyanexperiencedISA
CertifiedTreeWorkerand/ oranexperiencedbutnon- certifiedtreeworker
underthedirectsupervisionofoneoftheaforementioned
ISAcertified
personnel.
DirectsupervisionrequiresthattheISA
certifiedarboristor
certifiedtreeworkerbepresentonthejobsiteandobserving
theworkofa
non- certifiedemployee.
F. TreeRemoval.
1. Treesbeingremovedshallbedoneaccording
toANSISafetyStandards
andprovideforthesafetyofworkers, traffic, City
residentsandproperty.
2. Alltreesthathavebeentopped, trimmedormutilatedbeyondsalyageability
shallberemovedatContractor' sexpense, andsuchremovalshallinclude
removaloftheCompleteRootSystemsothatfutureplantings
canbe
accomplishedwithoutcomplications.
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3.
Anytreeswhichrequireseverepruningthatleavesthesurvivabilityofthe
treeinquestionshallberemovedatContractor
sexpensealongwiththe
CompleteRootSystem.
G.
StumpRequirements.
1.
Allstumpsshallbegroundtotwenty- four ( 24)inchesbelowgradeandall
rootslargerthanthree ( 3)inchesindiametershallberemoved.Holesshall
bebackfilledwithnativesoil.Compactionshallbeachievedwiththe
useof
waterandthefinishedgradeshallbetwo ( 2)inchesabovenaturalgrade.If
importedunclassifiedfillisusedtobackfillholes, theCitymustgrantwritten
approvalandbenotifiedfarenoughaheadoftimetoallowforsoiltesting.
Anylandscapeand/ orlandscapematerialdamagedduringstumpremovalwill
bereplacedbyContractorandapprovedbyaCityrepresentative.
2.
Allvisiblesurfacerootsaretoberemovedtoeight ( 8)inchesbelowgrade
andvoidsfilledinaccordancewiththesectionimmediatelyabove.
H. DebrisRemoval
CompostingofGreenWaste.
1.
Contractorshallremoveallcuttingsanddebrisfromthework
areaonadaily
basis.Alldump/ disposalfeesshallbeincludedinthebidproposalprice.
2.
Contractorshalldisposeofallappropriategreenwasteremovedfrom
landscapeareasatanapprovedfacilitywheregreenwasteisconvertedtoa
usablesoilamendmentorenergy.
3.
Contractorshallsubmit, attheendoftheencroachmentpermitperiod, tothe
Cityrepresentative, alistingofthelandfilland/ orenergysite( s)usedand
a
grossweightslipfromthefacility.
1.
DamagetoPublicorPrivateProperty.
1.
Shouldanystructureorproperty, includinglandscape, bedamagedduring
permittedorcontractedTreeWork, thepersonsconductingtheworkshall
immediatelynotifytheproperownersorCityrepresentative.
Repairsto
propertydamagedshallbemade, atthesolecostand
expenseofthe
responsibleparty, withinforty- eight ( 48)hours.Repairsonprivateproperty
shallbemadeinaccordancewiththeappropriatebuildingcodeunderpermits
issuedbytheCity.
2.
Anydamagecausedbythepermittedorcontractedpersonsshallberepaired
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12. 32. 050 Enforcement.
orrestoredbythemattheirexpensetoaconditionsimilar orequaltothat
existingbeforesuchdamageorinjury, ortheyshallrepairsuchdamagein
a
manneracceptabletotheCity.
Specialattentionisdrawntosprinkler
systemsonallCitypropertyandprivateproperty, andtheneedtoavoid
damageortorepairdamagetosprinklersystemsassoonaspossible.
A.
AnyContractorandtheowner, operatorormanagerofanyproperty, facility,
businessoragencyperformingorarrangingfortheperformanceoftheTreePruning
andlandscapingoperationswithinthepurviewofthischaptershallcomplyherewith.
SuchContractor, owner, operatorormanagershallnotviolateorpeimitaviolation
ofthischapter.
B.
TheCity' szoningandlicenseofficers, policeandfirepersonnelareauthorizedto
issuecitationsforviolationoftheregulationsofthischapter.
12. 32. 060 Violation
Penalty.
Anypersonwhoviolatesanyprovisionofthischapterisdeemedguiltyofaninfractionin
accordancewithChapter1. 12ofthiscode.
12. 32. 070
Severability.
TheCityCouncildeclaresthat, shouldanysection, paragraph, sentenceorwordofthis
chapterofthecode, herebyadopted, bedeclared, foranyreason, tobeinvalid, itistheintentofthe
Councilthatitwouldhavepassedallotherportionsofthischapterindependentoftheeliminations
herefromofanysuchportionasmaybedeclaredinvalid.
Section2.
TheCityClerkshallcertifytothepassageandadoptionofthisOrdinanceand
shallcausethesametobepublishedonceandthesameshallbeinfullforceandeffectthirty ( 30)
daysafteritsadoption.
SIGNATURESAPPEARONTHEFOLLOWINGPAGE]
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PASSED, APPROVEDANDADOPTED
this8th
dayof
November
2001, bytheCityCounciloftheCity
ofPalmDesert, California, bythefollowingvote, towit:
ATTEST:
AYES:
NOES:
ABSENT:
ABSTAIN:
BENSON, KELLY, SPIEGEL,
FERGUSON
NONE
CRITES
NONE
Cit
p
SHEILAR.GILLIG CityClerk
APPROVEDAS
0FORM:
By:
CityofPalmDesert, California
AfP
DAVID WIN, CityAttorney
CityofPalmDesert, California
FERG
ayor
California
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AttachmentF
FinalValleywideWaterEfficientLandscapingModelOrdinance
JJU
FINAL" VALLEY- WIDEWATEREFFICIENTLANDSCAPING
MODELORDINANCE
Sections:
0.00. 010
Purposeandintent.
0.00. 020 Definitions.
0. 00. 030 Provisionsforneworrehabilitatedlandscapes.
0.00. 040 Provisionsforexistinglandscapes.
0. 10. 050 Feesforinitialreviewandprogrammonitoring.
0. 10. 060
Appeals.
0. 00. 010
Purposeandintent.
A.
Thepurposeofthisordinance
istoestablisheffectivewaterefficientlandscaperequirements
for
newlyinstalledandrehabilitatedlandscapes.
Itisalsotheintentofthisordinancetoimplement
the
requirementsoftheStateof
CaliforniaWater, Conservation, andLandscapingAct,
Statutesof1990,
Chapter1145( AB325).
B.Itistheintentofthecitycounciltopromotewater
conservationthroughclimateappropriate
plantmaterialandefficientirrigation
aswellastocreateacitylandscapethemethroughenhancing
and
improvingthephysicalandnatural
environment.
0. 00. 020
Definitions.
Thewordsusedinthischapterhavethemeanings
setforthbelow:
A." Anti- drainvalve" or " checkvalve" meansa
valvelocatedunderasprinklerheadto
holdwater
inthesystemsoitminimizesdrainage
fromthelowerelevationsprinklerheads.
B."
Applicationrate" means
thedepthofwaterapplied
toagivenarea, usually
measuredininches
perhour.Alsoknown
asprecipitationrate ( sprinklers)
oremissionrate( drippers/microspraYers)
in
gallonsperhour.
C."
Appliedwater" means
theportionofwatersuppliedby
theirrigationsystemtothelandscape.
D."Automaticcontroller" meansamechanicalor
solid- statetimer, capableofoperating
valve
stationstosetthedaysandlengthoftime
ofawaterapplication.
E."
Backflowpreventiondevice"
meansasafetydeviceusedtopreventpollution
or contamination
ofthewatersupplyduetothereverse
flowofwaterfromtheirrigationsystem.
F."Conversionfaction ( 0. 62)" means
anumberthatconvertsthemaximumapplied
water
allowancefromacre- inchesperacreperyeartogallonspersquare
footperyear.Theconversion
factor
iscalculatedasfollows:
325, 851gallons/ 43, 560squarefeet)/ 12
inches (
0. 62)
325, 851gallons
oneacre- foot
43, 560squarefeet
oneacre
12inches
onefoot
Toconvertgallonsperyearto
100cubicfeetperyear, thecommonbilling
unitforwater, divide
gallonsperyearby748.( 748gallons
100cubicfeet)
G."
Ecologicalrestorationproject"
meansaprojectwhere
thesiteisintentionallyaltered
to
establishadefined, indigenous, historicecosystem.
H."
Effectiveprecipitation" or " usable
rainfall" meanstheportionoftotalnaturalprecipitation
that
isusedbytheplants.. Precipitation
isnotareliablesourceofwaterinthedesert.
I."Emitter" meansdripirrigationfittingsthat
deliverwaterslowlyfromthesystem
tothesoil.
J."Establishedlandscape" meansthepointatwhichplants
inthelandscapehavedeveloped
rootsinto
thesoiladjacenttotherootball.
8. 13. 030
K."
Establishmentperiod" meansthefirstyearafterinstallingtheplantinthelandscape.
L."
Estimatedannualappliedwateruse"
meanstheportionoftheestimatedannualtotalwater use
thatisderivedfromappliedwater.Theestimatedannualappliedwater
useshallnotexceedthe
maximumappliedwaterallowance.
M." Estimatedtotalwateruse" meanstheannualtotalamountofwaterestimatedtobeneeded to
keep
the
plants
in the
landscaped
area
healthy.
It is
baseduponsuch
factors as the local
evapotranspirationrate, thesizeofthelandscaped
area, thetypesofplants, andtheefficiencyofthe
irrigationsystem.
N."
ETadjustmentfactor" meansafactorof0. 6that, whenappliedtoreferenceevapotranspiration,
adjustsforplantfactorsandirrigationefficiency, twomajorinfluences upontheamountofwater
thatneedstobeappliedtothelandscape.Acombinedplantmixwithasite- wideaverage0. 45is
thebasisoftheplantfactorportionofthiscalculation.Theirrigationefficiencyfor purposesof
theETadjustmentfactoris0. 75.Therefore, theETadjustmentfactor ( 0. 6)( 0.45/ 0.75).
0."
Evapotranspiration" meansthequantityofwaterevaporatedfromadjacentsoilsurfacesand
transpiredbyplantsduringaspecifictime.
P."
Flowrate" meanstherateatwhichwaterflowsthroughpipesandvalves ( gallons perminuteor
cubicfeetpersecond).
Q."
Hydrozone" meansaportionofthelandscapedareahavingplantswithsimilarwaterneedsthat
areservedbyavalveorsetofvalveswiththesameschedule.
Ahydrozonemaybeirrigatedor
nonirrigated.
Forexample, anaturalizedareaplantedwithnativevegetationthatwillnotneed
supplementalirrigationonceestablishedisanonirrigatedhydrozone.
R."
Infiltrationrate" meanstherateofwaterentryintothesoilexpressed asadepthofwaterper
unitoftime ( inchesperhour).
S."
Irrigationefficiency" meansthemeasurementoftheamountofwaterbeneficiallyuseddivided
bytheamountofwaterapplied.Irrigationefficiencyisderivedfrommeasurementsandestimatesof
irrigationsystemcharacteristicsandmanagementpractices.Theminimumirrigationefficiencyfor
purposesofthischapteris0. 75.
Greaterirrigationefficiencycanbeexpectedfromwell- designedand
maintainedsystems.
T."
Landscapeirrigationaudit" meansaprocesstoperformsiteinspections, evaluateirrigation
systems, anddevelopefficientirrigationschedules.
U."
Landscapedarea" meanstheentireparcellessthebuildingfootprint, driveways, nonirrigated
portionsofparkinglots, hardscapessuchasdecksandpatios, andother nonporousareas.Waterfeatures
areincludedinthecalculationofthelandscapedarea.
V."
Lateralline" meansthewaterdeliverypipelinethatsupplieswatertotheemittersorsprinklers
fromthevalve.
W." Mainline" meansthepressurizedpipelinethatdeliverswaterfromthewatermetertothevalve
oroutlet.
X."
Serviceline" meansthepressurizedpipelinethatdeliverswaterfromthewater
sourcetothe
watermeter.
Y."
Maximumappliedwaterallowance" meansfordesignpurposes, theupperlimitofannual
applied
water for the established
landscaped area. It is based
upon
the area' s reference
evapotranspiration, theETadjustmentfactor, andthesizeofthelandscaped
area
Theestimatedapplied
wateruseshallnotexceedthemaximumappliedwaterallowance.
Z."
Mined- landreclamationprojects" meansanysurfaceminingoperationwithareclamationplan
approvedinaccordancewiththeSurfaceMiningandReclamationActof1975.
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AA."Mulch" means
any
material such as
gravel,
small
rocks, pebbles,
decorative
sand,
decomposedgranite, bark, straworothermaterialleftlooseandappliedtothesoilsurfacefor
thebeneficialpurposeofreducingevaporation.
BB."
Operatingpressure" meansthemanufacturer' srecommendedpressureatwhichasystemof
sprinklers, bubblers, drippersormicrosprayersisdesignedtooperate.
CC"
Overheadsprinklerirrigationsystems" meansthosewithhighflowrates ( pop- ups, impulse
sprinklers, rotors, etc.).
DD."
Overspray" meansthewaterWhichis
deliveredbeyondthelandscapedarea, wetting
pavements, walks, structures, orothernonlandscapedareas.
EE." Plantfactor" meansafactorthatwhenmultipliedbyreferenceevapotranspiration, estimatesthe
amountofwaterusedbyplants.
Forpurposesofthisordinance, theaverageplantfactorofverylow
waterusingplantsrangesfrom0. 01to0. 10, forlowwaterusingplantstherangeis0. 10to0. 35, for
moderatewaterusingplantstherangeis0. 35to0. 60andforhighwaterusingplants, therangeis0. 60to
0. 90.
FF." Rainsensingdevice" meansasystemwhichautomaticallyshutsofftheirrigationsystemwhen
itrains.
GG."
Recorddrawing" or " as- builts" meansasetofreproducibledrawingswhichshowsignificant
changesintheworkmadeduringconstructionwhichareusuallybasedondrawingsmarkedupinthe
fieldandotherdatafurnishedbythecontractor.
HH."
Recreationalarea" meansareasofactiveplayorrecreationsuchassportsfields, school
yards, picnicgrounds, orotherareaswithintensefoottraffic.
II."
Recycledwater," " reclaimedwater" or " treatedsewageeffluentwater" meanstreatedor
recycledwastewaterofaqualitysuitablefornonpotableusessuchaslandscapeirrigation; notintended
forhumanconsumption.
B."
Referenceevapotranspiration" or " ETo" meansastandardmeasurementofenvironmental
parameterswhichaffectthewateruseofplants.EToisgivenininchesperday, month, oryear, andis
anestimateoftheevapotranspirationofalargefieldofcool- seasongrassthatiswellwatered.
Referenceevapotranspirationisusedasabasisofdeterminingthemaximumappliedwaterallowances
sothatregionaldifferencesinclimatecanbeaccommodated.
Forpurposesofthisordinance, the
followingETozonemapwillbeused( Seeattached).
KK."
Rehabilitatedlandscape" meansanyrelandscapingprojectwhosechoiceofnewplant
materialand/ ornewirrigationsystemcomponentsissuchthatthecalculationofthesite' sestimated
waterusewillbesignificantlychanged.Thenewestimatedwaterusecalculationmustnotexceedthe
maximumappliedwaterallowancecalculatedforthesiteusinga0. 6ETadjustmentfactor.
LL."
Runoff' meanswaterwhichisnotabsorbedbythesoilorlandscapetowhichitisappliedand
flowsfromtheplantedarea.Forexample, runoffmayresultfromwaterthatisappliedattoogreat
arate
applicationrateexceedsinfiltrationrate), whenthereisasevereslopeorwhenwaterismisappliedto
hardscapes.
MM." Soilmoisturesensingdevice" meansadevicethatmeasurestheamountofwaterinthesoil.
NN."
Soiltexture" meanstheclassificationofsoilbasedonthepercentageofsand, siltandclayin
thesoil.
00."
Sprinklerhead" meansadevicewhichsprayswaterthroughanozzle.
PP."
Staticwaterpressure" meansthepipelinepressurewhenwaterisnotflowing.
QQ."
Station" meansanareaservedbyonevalveorbyasetofvalvesthatoperatessimultaneously.
RR.."
Turf' meansasurfacelayerofearthcontainingmowed grasswithitsroots.
Perennialand
AnnualRyegrassarecoolseasongrasses.
HybridandcommonBermudagrass, arewarmseason
grasses.
SS."
Valve" meansadeviceusedtocontroltheflowofwaterintheirrigationsystem.
TT."
WaterConservationConceptStatement" meansaone- pagechecklistand anarrativesummary
oftheproject.
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UU."
WaterFeature" meansanywaterappliedtothelandscapefornon- irrigationdecorative
purposes.Fountains, streams, pondsandlakesareconsideredwaterfeatures.Waterfeatures usemore
waterthanefficientlyirrigatedturfgrassandareassignedaplantfactorvalueof1. 1for astationarybody
ofwaterand1. 2foramovingbodyofwater.
W."
RecreationalTurfgrass" meansturfgrassthatservesasaplayingsurfaceforsportsand
recreationalactivities.Athleticfields, golfcourses, parksandschoolplaygroundsareallexamplesof
areashostingrecreationalturfgrass.
WW."
RecreationalTurfgrassETadjustmentfactor" meansafactorof0. 82that, when
appliedtoreferenceevapotranspiration, adjustsfortheadditionalstressofhightraffic
onrecreational
turfgrassandthehigherirrigationefficienciesoflongrangerotarysprinklers.These arethetwomajor
influencesupontheamountofwaterthatneedstobeappliedtoarecreationallandscape.Amixed
cool/ warmseasonturfgrasswithaseasonalaverageof0. 7isthebasisoftheplantfactorportionofthis
calculation.
TheirrigationefficiencyoflongrangesprinklersforpurposesoftheETadjustmentfactor
is0. 85.Therefore, theETadjustmentfactoris0. 82
0.7/ 0.85.
Note:
Section65594, GovernmentCode.Reference:Section65597, GovernmentCode.(Ord.220
1 ( Exh.A)( part), 1993)
0. 00. 030
Provisionsforneworrehabilitatedlandscapes.
A.Applicability.
1.
Exceptasprovidedinsubsection ( A)( 3)ofthissection, thissectionshallapplyto:
a.
Allnewandrehabilitatedlandscapingforprivate, public, commercialandgovernmental
developmentprojectsthatrequireapermit; and
b.
Developer- installedlandscapinginsingle- familytractsandmultifamilyprojects.
2.
Projectssubjecttothissectionshallconformtotheprovisionsinthissection.
3.
Thissectionshallnotapplyto:
a.Residenthomeowner- providedlandscapingatsingle- familyresidences
B.
LandscapeDocumentationPackage.
1.
Eachlandscapedocumentationpackageshallincludethefollowingelements, whichare
describedinsubsectionCofthissection.
a.Waterconservationconceptstatement;
b.Calculationofthemaximumappliedwaterallowance;
c.Calculationoftheestimatedappliedwateruse;
d.Calculationoftheestimatedtotalwateruse;
e.Landscapedesignplan;
f.
Irrigationdesignplan;
g.Gradingdesignplan:
h.Soilanalysis ( optional);
i.Certificateofsubstantialcompletion.( Tobesubmittedbycertifiedlandscapedesigner,
auditororlandscapearchitectafterinstallationoftheproject.)
2.
Threecopiesofthelandscapedocumentationpackageconformingtothischaptershallbe
submittedtothecity.
Nopermitshallbeissueduntilthecityreviewsandapprovesthelandscape
documentationpackage.
Priortopreparationandsubmissionofthelandscapedocumentationpackage,
thepreliminarylandscapedesignshallbeapprovedbytheplanningcommission.
3.
Acopyoftheapprovedlandscapedocumentationpackageshallbeprovidedtotheproperty
ownerorsitemanageralongwiththerecorddrawingsandanyotherinformationnormallyforwardedto
thepropertyownerorsitemanager.
4.
Uponcompletionofconstruction, acopyofthewaterconservationconceptstatementandthe
certificateofsubstantialcompletionshallbesentbytheproject managertothewatermanagement
specialistofthewaterdistrictandcity/ countyhavingjurisdiction.
C.
ElementsofLandscapeDocumentationPackage.
I.
WaterConservationConceptStatement.Eachlandscapedocumentationpackageshallincludea
coversheet, referredtoasthewaterconservationstatementsimilartothefollowingexample.
Itserves
asachecklisttoverifythattheelementsofthelandscapedocumentationpackagehavebeencompleted
andhasanarrativesummaryoftheproject.
8.13
1 - I
SAMPLEWATERCONSERVATIONCONCEPTSTATEMENT
ProjectSite: CaseNumber:
ProjectLocation:
LandscapeArchitect/ IrrigationDesigner/ Contractor:
Includedinthisprojectsubmittalpackageare:
Checktoindicatecompletion)
Date:
Preparedby:
1.
MaximumAnnualAppliedWaterAllowance:
ConventionalLandscape: 100cubicfeet/ year
RecreationalTurfgrassLandscape: 100cubicfeet/ year( ifapplicable)
TotalMaximumAnnualAppliedWaterAllowance: 100cubicfeet/ year
2.
EstimatedAnnualAppliedWaterUsebyHydrozone:
Turfgrass: 100cubicfeet/ year
RecreationalTurfgrass: 100cubicfeet/ year
ExoticTrees/ Shrubs/Groundcovers:
100cubicfeet/ year
DesertPlants:
100cubicfeet/ year
Waterfeatures:
100cubicfeet/ year
Other
100cubicfeet/ year
3.EstimatedAnnualTotalWaterUse:
100orcubicfeet/ year
4.
LandscapeDesignPlan
5.
IrrigationDesignPlan
6.
GradingDesignPlan
7.
SoilChemicalAnalysis ( optional)
DescriptionofProject:
Brieflydescribetheplanninganddesignactionsthat
areintendedtoachieveconservationand
efficiencyinwateruse.)
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1.
TheAnnualMaximumApplied.WaterAllowance.
a.
Aproject' sannualmaximumappliedwaterallowanceshallbecalculatedusingthefollowing
formula:
MAWA(
ETo)( 0. 6)( LA)( 0. 62)where:
MAWA
Maximumappliedwaterallowance ( gallonsperyear)
ETo
Referenceevapotranspiration ( ie75. 0inchesperyear)
0.6
ETadjustmentfactor
LA
Landscapedarea ( squarefeet)
0.62
Conversionfactor ( togallonspersquarefoot)
b.
Anexamplecalculationoftheannualmaximumappliedwaterallowanceis:
Projectsite:LandscapeareaoffiftythousandsquarefeetinZone # 3aoftheCoachellaValley
EToMap.
MAWA(
ETo)(. 6)( LA)(. 62)
75. 0inches)(. 6)( 50, 000squarefeet)(. 62)
EWU( hydrozones)( ETo)( PF)( HA)(. 62)/ 748
in100cubicfeet)( IE)
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Maximumappliedwaterallowance 1, 395, 000gallonsperyear, 1, 865hundred- cubic- feetper
year( billingunits), 4. 28AcreFeet/ Acreperyearor51. 4" ofwaterperyear.
2.
EstimatedAnnualAppliedWaterUse.
a.
Theannualestimatedappliedwateruseshallnotexceedtheannualmaximumappliedwater
allowance.
b.
Acalculationoftheestimatedannualappliedwateruseshallbesubmittedwiththelandscape
documentationpackage.
c.
Theestimatedannualtotalwateruseforeachhydrozoneiscalculatedfromthefollowing
formula:
EWU( hydrozone)Estimatedwateruse ( gallonsperyear)
ETo
Referenceevapotranspiration ( ie.EToZone3a 75. 00inchesperyear)
PF
Plantfactor ( seedefinitions)
HA
Hydrozonearea ( squarefeet)
62)
Conversionfactor
IE) Irrigationefficiency ( seedefinitions)
748
Conversiontobillingunits ( 100cubicfeet)
3.
EstimatedAnnualTotalWaterUse.Acalculationoftheestimatedannualtotalhydrozone
wateruseshallbesubmittedwiththelandscapedocumentationpackage.Theestimatedannualtotal
waterusefortheentirelandscapedareaequalsthesumoftheestimatedannualwateruse ( EWU)ofall
hydrozonesinthatlandscapedarea.
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4.
LandscapeDesignPlan.
Alandscapedesignplanmeetingthefollowingrequirements
shallbe
submittedaspartofthelandscapedocumentationpackage..
a.
PlantSelectionandGrouping.
i.
Anyplantsmaybeusedinthelandscape, providingtheestimatedannualappliedwater
use
recommendeddoesnotexceedthemaximumannualappliedwaterallowanceandthattheplantsmeet
thespecificationssetforthin ( ii), ( iii)and ( iv).
ii.
Plantshavingsimilarwateruseshallbegroupedtogetherindistincthydrozones.
iii.Plantsshallbeselectedappropriatelybased upontheiradaptabilitytotheclimate, geologic, and,
topographicalconditionsofthesite.
Protectionandpreservationofnativespeciesandnaturalareasis.
encouraged.
Theplantingoftreesisencouragedwheneveritisconsistentwiththeotherprovisionsof
thischapter.
iv.Firepreventionneedsshallbeaddressedin
areasthatarefireprone.
Informationaboutfire
proneareasandappropriatelandscapingforfiresafetyisavailablefromthefiremarshal.
b.WaterFeatures.
i.
Recirculatingwatershallbeusedfordecorativewaterfeatures.
c.
LandscapeDesignPlanSpecifications.Thelandscapedesignplanshallbedrawnonproject
basesheetsatascalethataccuratelyandclearlyidentifies:
i.
Designationofhydrozones;
ii.
Landscapematerials, trees, shrubs, groundcover, turfandothervegetation.Plantingsymbols
shallbeclearlydrawnandplantslabeledbybotanical name, commonname, wateruseclassification,
containersize, spacingandquantitiesofeachgroupofplantsindicated;
iii.Propertylinesandstreetnames;
iv.Streets, driveways, walkwaysandotherpavedareas;
v.
Pools, ponds, waterfeatures, fencesandretainingwalls;
vi.Existingandproposedbuildingsandstructuresincludingelevation, ifapplicable;
vii.Locationofalloverheadandundergroundutilities.
viii. Natfeaturesincludingbutnotlimitedtorockoutcroppings, existingtreesandshrubsthat
willremain;
ix. Treestaking, plantinstallation, soilpreparationdetails, andanyotherapplicableplantingand
installationdetails;
x.
Acalculationofthetotallandscapedarea;
xi.Designationofrecreationalareas.
5.
IrrigationDesignPlan.Anirrigationdesignplanmeetingthefollowingconditionsshallbe
submittedaspartofthelandscapedocumentationpackage.
a.
IrrigationDesignCriteria.
i.
RunoffandOverspray.
Soiltypesandinfiltrationrateshallbeconsideredwhendesigning
irrigationsystems.
Allirrigationsystemsshallbedesignedtoavoidrunoff, low- headdrainage,
overspray, orothersimilarconditionswherewaterflowsontoadjacentproperty, nonirrigatedareas,
walks, roadwaysorstructures.
Properirrigationequipmentandschedules, includingfeaturessuchas
repeatcycles, shallbeusedtocloselymatchapplicationratestoinfiltrationratesthereforeminimizing
runoff.
Specialattentionshallbegiventoavoidrunoffonslopesandtoavoidoversprayinplantingareas
withawidthlessthantenfeet.
Nooverheadsprinklerirrigationsystemsshallbeinstalledinmedianstripsorislands
ii.
IrrigationEfficiency.
Forthepurposeofdeterminingthemaximumappliedwaterallowance,
irrigationefficiencyisassumedtobe0. 75.Mixedirrigationsystemtypesshallbedesigned, maintained
andmanagedtomeetorexceedanaverageof0. 75efficiency.
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iii.Equipment.
A)
WaterMeters.
Separatelandscapewatermetersshallbeinstalledforallprojectsexceptfor
single- familyhomesoranyprojectwithalandscapedareaoflessthantwentyfivehundredsquarefeet.
B)
Controllers.
Automaticcontrolsystems ( solarorelectric)shallberequiredforallirrigation
systemsandmustbeabletoaccommodateallaspectsofthedesign.Mechanicalirrigationcontrollersare
prohibited.
C)Valves.Plantswhichrequiredifferentamountsofwatershallbeirrigatedbyseparatevalves.If
onevalveisusedforagivenarea, onlyplantswithsimilarwateruseshallbeusedinthatarea.
D)Anti- drain ( check)valvesshallbeinstalledinstrategicpointstopreventlow- headdrainage.
E)SprinklerHeads.Headsshallhaveapplicationratesappropriatetotheplantwateruse
requirementswithineachcontrolvalvecircuit.Sprinklerheadsshallbeselectedforproperarea
coverage, applicationrate, matchedprecipitationratenozzles, operatingpressure, adjustmentcapability
andeaseofmaintenance.
F)SchedulingAids:SoilMoistureSensingDevices.Itisrequiredthatsoilmoisturesensing
devicesbeinstalledonallturfgrasssitesexceeding1. 0acres( 43, 560squarefeet)ofplantedarea.
G)SchedulingAids:EToControllers.ItisrecommendedthatETocontrollersbeconsideredfor
installationonallsites.
H)EquipmentinPubliclyMaintainedAreas.Irrigationequipmentinareaswhichmayorwillbe
maintainedbythecityshallconformtospecificationsofthecity.
I)Emitters.Emittersshallhaveapplicationratesappropriatetotheplantwateruserequirements
withineachcontrolvalvecircuit.
Emittersshallbeselected, forspecificareacoverage ( individual
plants), applicationrates, operatingpressure, adjustmentcapabilityandeaseofmaintenance.
b.
RecycledWater.
i.
Theinstallationofrecycledwaterirrigationsystems ( dualdistributionsystems)shallberequired
toallowforthecurrentandfutureuseofrecycledwater, unlessawrittenexemptionhasbeengrantedas
describedinthefollowingsubsection ( C)( 6)( b)( ii).
ii.
Irrigationsystemsshallmakeuseofrecycledwaterunlessawrittenexemptionhasbeengranted
bythewaterdistricthavingjurisdiction, statingthatrecycledwatermeetingallhealthstandardsisnot
availableandwillnotbeavailableintheforeseeablefuture.
iii.Recycledwaterirrigationsystemsshallbedesignedandoperatedinaccordancewithalllocal
andstatecodesandbeapplicabletoalloftheprovisionsofthisordinance.
c.
IrrigationDesignPlanSpecifications.Irrigationsystemsshallbedesignedtobeconsistentwith
hydrozones.Theirrigationdesignplanshallbedrawnonprojectbasesheets.Itshallbeseparatefrom,
butusethesameformatas, thelandscapedesignplan.
Thescaleshallbethesameasthatusedforthe
landscapedesignplan.Theirrigationdesignplanshallaccuratelyandclearlyidentify:
i.
Locationandsizeofseparatewatermetersforthelandscape;
ii.
Location, type, andsizeofallcomponentsoftheirrigationsystem, includingautomatic
controllers, mainandlaterallines, valves, sprinklerheads, moisturesensingdevices, rainswitches,
quickcouplers, andbackflowpreventiondevices;
iii.Staticwaterpressureatthepointofconnectiontothewatersupply;
iv.Flowrate ( gallonsperminute), applicationrate ( inchesperhour), anddesignoperatingpressure
psi)foreachstation;
v.
Recycledwaterirrigationsystems.
6.GradingDesignPlan.Gradingdesignplanssatisfyingthecity/ countygradingordinanceandthe
followingconditionsshallbesubmittedaspartofthelandscapedocumentationpackage.
a.
Agradingdesignplanshallbedrawnonprojectbasesheets.Itshallbeseparatefrom
butusethesameformatasthelandscapedesignplan.
b.
Thegradingdesignplanshallindicatefinishedconfigurations
andelevations ofthe
landscapedarea, includingtheheightofgradedslopes, drainagepatterns, padelevations, and
finishgrade.
8.
i
7.SoilAnalysis.
a.
Asoilanalysissatisfyingthefollowingconditionsshouldbesubmittedaspartofthelandscape
documentationpackage:
i.
Determinationofsoiltexture, indicatingtheavailablewaterholdingcapacity.
ii.
Anapproximatesoilinfiltrationrate ( either)measuredorderivedfromsoiltexture/ infiltration
ratetables.Arangeofinfiltrationratesshallbenotedwhereappropriate.
iii.MeasureofpHandtotalsolublesalts.
12.Certification.
a.
Alicensedlandscapearchitect, designerofrecordordesignatedcitystaffshallconductafinal
fieldobservationandshallprovideacertificateofsubstantialcompletiontothecity.
Thecertificate
shallspecificallyindicatethatplantswereinstalledasspecified, thattheirrigationsystemwasinstalled
asdesigned, andthatanirrigationaudithasbeenperformed, alongwithalistofanyobserved
deficiencies.
a.
Certificationshallbeaccomplishedbycompletingacertificateofsubstantialcompletionand
deliveringittothecity, totheretailwatersupplier, andtotheownerofrecord.Asampleofsuchaform,
whichshallbeprovidedbythecityis:
EXAMPLECERTIFICATEOFSUBSTANTIALCOMPLETION
ProjectSite: ProjectNumber:
ProjectLocation:
PreliminaryProjectDocumentationSubmitted:( Checkindicatingsubmittal)
1.
TotalMaximumAppliedWaterAllowance:
100cubicfeetperyear)
2.
EstimatedAppliedWaterUsebyHydrozone:
Turfgrass: 100cubicfeet/ year
RecreationalTurfgrass: 100cubicfeet/ year
ExoticTrees/ Shrubs/Groundcovers:
100cubicfeet/ year
DesertPlants:
100cubicfeet/ year
Waterfeatures:
100cubicfeet/ year
Other
100cubicfeet/ year
3.EstimatedTotalWaterUse:
100cubicfeetperyear)
4.
LandscapeDesignPlan
5.
IrrigationDesignPlan
6,
GradingDesignPlan
7.
SoilAnalysis ( optional)
Post- InstallationInspection:( Checkindicatingsubstantialcompletion)
A.
Plantsinstalledasspecified
B.
Irrigationsysteminstalledasdesigned
dualdistributionsystemforrecycledwater
minimum, run- offoroverspray
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Projectsubmittalpackageandacopyofthiscertificationhasbeenprovidedtoowner/ manager
andlocalwateragency.
EXAMPLE
CERTIFICATEOFSUBSTANTIALCOMPLETION( Page * 2)
Comments:
Uwecertifythatworkhasbeeninstalledinaccordancewiththecontractdocuments:
Contractor
Signature
Date StateLicenseNumber
LandscapeArchitect
orDesignerofRecord
orDesignatedCityStaff
Owner
Uwecertifythatbaseduponperiodicsiteobservations, theworkhasbeensubstantiallycompletedin
accordancewiththeWaterEfficientLandscapeOrdinanceandthatthelandscapeplantingandirrigation
installationconformwiththeapprovedplansandspecifications.
Signature
Signature
Date
Date StateLicenseNumber
8. 1 . 030
UwecertifythatI/ wehavereceivedallofthecontractdocumentsandthatitisourresponsibilitytosee
thattheprojectismaintainedinaccordancewiththecontractdocuments.
Note:Authoritycited:Section
GovernmentCode.Reference:Section GovernmentCode.
8.13. 030
D.PublicEducation.
1.Publications.
a.
Thecity, countyorwaterdistrictwill, uponrequest, provideinformationtothepublic
regardingthedesign, installation, andmaintenanceofwaterefficientlandscapes.
b.
Informationabouttheefficientuseoflandscapewatershallbeprovidedtowaterusers
throughoutthecommunity.
c.
Thelandscapearchitectwillprovideasite- specificlandscapeirrigationpackage
forthe
homeownerorirrigationsystemoperator.Thepackagewillincludeasetofdrawings, arecommended
monthlyirrigationscheduleandarecommendedirrigationsystemmaintenanceschedule.
d.
IrrigationSchedules.Irrigationschedulessatisfyingthefollowingconditionsshallbe
submittedaspartofthelandscapeirrigationpackage:
i.
Anannualirrigationprogramwithmonthlyirrigationschedulesshallberequiredfor
theplant
establishmentperiod, fortheestablishedlandscape, andforanytemporarilyirrigatedareas.
The
irrigationscheduleshall:
A)Includeruntime ( inminutespercycle), suggestednumberofcyclesperday, and
frequencyofirrigationforthestation; and
B)Providetheamountofappliedwater ( inhundredcubicfeet)recommendedonamonthly
andannualbasis.
C) Wheneverpossible, irrigationschedulingshallincorporatetheuseofevapotranspiration
datasuchasthosefromtheCaliforniaIrrigationManagementInformationSystem ( CIMIS)weather
stationstoapplytheappropriatelevelsofwaterfordifferentclimates.
D)Wheneverpossible, landscapeirrigationshallbescheduledbetween10: 00p. m.
and9: 00
a. m.toavoidirrigatingduringtimesofhighwindorhightemperature.
e.Maintenance Schedules. A
regularmaintenance
schedule
satisfyingthe following
conditionsshallbesubmittedaspartofthelandscapedocumentationpackage:
i.
Landscapesshallbemaintainedtoensurewaterefficiency.
Aregularmaintenanceschedule
shallincludebutnotbelimitedtochecking, adjusting, cleaningandrepairingequipment; resettingthe
automaticcontroller, aeratinganddethatchingturfareas; replenishingmulch; fertilizing; pruning; and
weedinginalllandscapedareas.
ii.
Repairofirrigationequipmentshallbedonewiththeoriginallyspecifiedmaterials
ortheir
approvedequivalents.
2.Informationshallbeprovidedaboutdesigning, installing, andmaintainingwaterefficient
landscapes.
Note:
Authoritycited:
Section GoverrunentCode.Reference:Section
Ord. 1 ( Exh.J ( part),
0. 00. 040
Provisionsforexistinglandscapes.
A.
WaterManagement.Allexistinglandscapedareaswhichexceed1. 0acre( 43, 560squarefeet),
includinggolfcourses, greenbelts, commonareas, multifamilyhousing, schools, businesses, public
works, parks, andcemeteriesmaybesubjecttoalandscapeirrigationauditatthediscretionofthewater
purveyorifthewaterpurveyorhasdeterminedthattheannualmaximumappliedwaterallowancehas
beenexceededforaminimumof2consecutiveyears.Ataminimum, theauditshallbeconductedbya
certifiedlandscapeirrigationauditorandshallbeinaccordancewiththeCaliforniaLandscapeIrrigation
AuditorHandbook, theentiredocumentwhichisherebyincorporatedbyreference.(SeeLandscape
IrrigationAuditHandbook, DepartmentofWaterResources, WaterConservationOffice ( June, 1990,
Version5. 5.)
B.WaterWastePrevention.
Waterwasteresultingfrominefficientlandscapeirrigationincluding
run- off, low- headdrainage, overspray; orothersimilarconditionswherewaterflowsontoadjacent
property, nonirrigatedareas, walks, roadways, orstructuresshallbeprohibited.Allbrokenheadsand
pipesmustberepairedwithin72hoursofnotification.Penaltiesforviolationoftheseprohibitionsshall
beestablished.
Note:
Authoritycited:
Section GovernmentCode.Reference:Section
Government
Code.( Ord.( Exh.J ( part),
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0. 00. 050
Feesforinitialreviewandprogrammonitoring( Optional).
Thefollowingfeesaredeemednecessarytoreviewlandscapedocumentationpackagesandmonitor
landscapeirrigationauditsandshallbeimposedonthesubjectapplicant, propertyownerordesignee.
A.
Alandscapedocumentationpackagereviewfeewillbedueatthetimeinitialprojectapplication
submissiontotheplanninganddevelopmentdepartment.
B.
Ifalandscapedocumentationpackageisnotsubmittedpriortothestart oflandscape
constructionwork, forthosepersonsrequiredtosubmitapackage, alatesubmittalfeeoftwicethe
reviewfeeshallberequired.
C.
Thecitycouncil, byresolution, shallestablishtheamountoftheabovefeesinaccordancewith
applicablelaw.( Ord.220 1 ( Exh.A)( part), 1993)
0. 00. 060
Appeals.
Decisionsmadebytheplanninganddevelopmentdirectororpublicworksdirectormaybeappealed
byanapplicant, propertyowner( s), ordesignee( s)ofanyapplicableprojecttotheplanningcommission
andthereafterthecitycouncilbyanapplicationinwritingtotheplanninganddevelopmentdirectorand
cityclerkofthecitycouncilrespectivelywithinfifteendaysfromthedateofnotificationofdecision.
Ord.(
Exh.J ( part),
0. 00. 070 EffectiveDate.
ThisordinancewillbecomeeffectiveonJanuary1, 2003.AllplansapprovedafterJanuary1, 2003
aresubject . totheprovisionsofthisordinance.
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Chapter24. 04
WATER- EFFICEENTLANDSCAPE
Sections:
24.04. 010
24.04. 020
24.04. 030
24.04. 040
24.04. 1)50
Purposeandintent.
Definitions.
Applicability.
App licability— Exemptions.
Landscapeconstruction
documentationpackage.
24.04. 060
Waterconservation
concept
statement.
24. 04. 070
Calculationofthe
maximum
waterallowance.
24. 04. 031)
Plantingdesignplan.
24.04. 090
Irrigationdesignplan.
24.04. 100
Irrigationschedules.
24.04. 110
Maintenance.
24. 04. 120
Landscapeirrigationaudits.
24.04. 130
Gradingdesignplan.
24. 04. 140
Soilsanalysis.
24.04. 150
Certifications.
24.04. 160
Publiceducation.
24.04. 170
Watermanagementfor
existing
landscapes.
24.04. 130
Watermanagementfor
existing
landscapes-- Exemptions.
24.04. 190
Feesforinitialreview
and
programmonitoring.
24. 04. 200
Enforcementandpenalties.
24.04. 210
Appeals.
24.04. 010
Purposeandintent.
A.
Thepurposeofthischapteris
coestablishrri. Lriimum
wacer- efficienclandscaperequirements
fornewlynsajJed
laritscapes.icisalsothe
purposeofthischaptercoimple-
menttheseminimumrequirements
comeetthestateof
C.WaterConservation
inLiAct, Scat: ices
of1990.Chapter1ii5
B.
Etistheintentofthecity
counciltopromotevat:
conservationthroughclimate
e.plantmaterial
andefficientirrigation
anwellastocreate
aPalmDesert
12ndscapethemethroug_ la
enhancingandimproving
the
physicalandnaturalenvironment.
C..
Theseprovisions
aresupplementar/ andadditional
CO
z.". subdivisionandzoning
re2ulacionofthiscodeand
snailbe.readandconstrued
asanincegralpar.ofthe
r‘ f.andcontrolsestablished
thereby.( Ord.633
199Th)
336-1
24. 04. 020
Definitions.
ibe
followingwordsandpbrases
shallapplyinthis
chapter:
Anti- drainvalve
or " checkvalvemeans
avalve
locatedunder
asprinklerheadtoboldwaterinthe
system
soicminijzesdrainagefromthe
lowerelevationsprinkler
henris.
Applicationrace"
meansthedebchofwaterapplied
toagivenarea, usuallymeasuredin
inchesperbow
Automaticcontroller"
meansamechanicalorsolid
statetimer, capableofoperatingvalve stationstosetthe
daysandlengthoftimeof
a.waterapplication.
Badalowpreventiondevic.. e"
meansasafetydevice
usedtopreventpollution
orcontaminationofthewater
supplyduetothereverseflowof
waterfromtheirrigation
system.
Billingunit" meanstheunitof
measureusedbythe
localwaterdistrictforbilling purposes.InPalmDesert
itisonehundredcubicfeet ( cct)( seven
hundredCorry- eight
gallonsofwater).
Bubblerbead" meansirrigationfittings thatdeliver
waterbyfloodinganareawith
waterwithoutsprayingor
misting.
Conversionfader ( 0. 62)
meansanumberthatconverts
thema: di: numwaterallowancefromacres- inches
peracre
peryearcogallonpersquarefootperyear.Theconversion
Factoriscalculatedasfollows
325, 329gallons/ 43. 5Q
souareFeet)/ 12incloes
32.329
acrefoot
43, 560squarefeet= oneacre
12incnes= one.foot
Toconvertgallonsper
yearcoone ' hundredcubicfeetper
yeas.anothercommonbilling.unitfor .
vater.dividegallons
Derye. arbysevenhump: red (
Sevenhundred ( orty-
eightgallons-= onehundredcubicfeet)
meansdripirri2ationfittingsthatdeLi verwater
slowlyfromthe.system tothesoil.
Establishedlandscape
meansthepointacwhichPlants
thelandscapehavedeveloped :
cotsintothesoiladjacent
totherootball.
E.sta. biishmentgei
meansthe, ( ifszyearafterinstall-
ingtheplantintothelandsc e.
Estima2dwateruse"
meanst. t. iequantityofsupplemen-
ialwaterthatwillberequiredinorder
tomaintainciiie
landSc.. ape
inhealthycondition.
ETadjusrmencfac: or
meansafac: orof0. 3that.when
appliedLU;- et' erenceevapotrar, s,' iration
adjustsforplant
facandUefficiency,
twomajorinrluencesupon
theamountofsuc.).: hlemen .vac:
atneedstobeapplied
co , he ! arida: apt.AcombinedDILI: 1rnL:with asite- wide
averageoC0. 5isthebasisoftheplantfactor
portionof
thiscalculation.Theirrigationefficiencyfor
purposesof
theEfTadjustment
factoris0. 625.Therefore, ETadjustm
factorEaS)=( 0.5/ 0.625).
Evapocranspiration" meansthequantityof watereva
ratedfromadjacentsoilsurfacesandtranspired
byp1
duringaspe. cifictime.
Flowrate" meansthe
rateatwhichwaterflowsthro
pipesandvalves ( gallons
orcubicfeetpersecond).
Groundcover"
meansanymaterialthatisusedto
cover
anyexposedsoilareasinthelanciscape.This
coveringcan
includematerialsrangingfromlow
growingplantmaterials
tobarkM11101COgravel.Ifplant
materialsareused, itis
importanttorealizethat
somegroundcoverspecies are
consideredwaterefficientand
someareconsideredhigh
waterusers.Someexamplesofwaterefficient
groundcov
areBazcharis " centenn" Myoporum
parAfolium, Lantana
montevidensis, andVerbenaspecies.Examples
ofhigh
waterusegroundcoverspeciesareFragariachiloensis and
Ajugareptans.
Hydrozone" means
aportionofthelandscaped
area
inazonalplantinghavingplantswith
similarwaterneeds
thatareservedbyavalveor
setofvalveswiththesame
schedule.Ahydrozonemaybeirrigated
ornonirrigated.
Forexample, anaturalized
areaplantedwithnativeplant
materialsthatdoesnotneedsupplemental
irrigationonce
establishedisanonirrigacedhydrozone.
Highflowcheckvalve"
meansavalvethatshutsof
waterflowtoabrokensprinklerbeadwhereby
eliminating
excesswaterflowontostreetsandadjacent
properties.
Infiltrationrate" meansthe
rateofwaterear/ into
c. hesoilexpressedas
adepthofwaterperunitoftime
inchesperhour).
Irrigacionefficiency"
meansthemeasurementofthe
amountofwaterbeneficiallyuseddivided
bytheamount
ofwaterapplied.Irrigationefficiency isderivedfrom
CleaSlrerilerICSandestimatesofirrigation
systemcharacteris-
ticsandmanagementpractices.The
minimumirrigation
efficiencyforthepurposesofthis
chapteris0. 625.Greater
irrigacorefficiency
canbeexpectedfromwelldesigned
indmaintainedsystems.
Landscapeirrigationaudit"
meansaprocesstoperform
iceinspections, evaluateirrigation
systemsanddevelop
fficientirrigationschedules.
Landscapedarea"
meanstheentireparcellessthe
uildingfootprint, driveways.nonirrigated
portionsof
arkinglots, hardscapes, such
asdecksandpatios, and
chernonporousareas.Waterfeatures
areincludedinthe
alc. ulationofthelandscaped area.
Lateralline"
meansthewaterdeliverypipelinethat
lieswatertotheemitters
orsprinklersfromWevalves.
aczscr.
Mainline" meansthepressurizedpipeline thatdeliver
waterfromthewatersourcetothevalve
oroutlet.
waterallowance" means, fordesignp-urp. c.
theupperLimitofannualwater
usefortheestablished
landscapedarea.Itisbased
uponthearea' sreference
evapotranspiration.theETadjustmentfactorandthesize
ofthelandscapedarea.Tbeamountof
waterrecommended
Po
ant
gh
onanannualbasisintheirrigationscheduleshall notexceed
themaximumwaterallowance.
Mulch" meansanymaterialsuch asleaves.bark.straw
orothermaterialleftlooseandapplied tothesodsurface
toreduceevaporation.
Operatingpressure" meansthe
pressureatwhicha
systemofsprinklersisdesignedtooperate, usuallyindicated
atabaseofasprinkler.
ers "
Overspray" cneansthewaterwhichisdeliveredbeyond
thelandscapedarea, thewetting pavements, walks, struc•-•
turesorothernonlandscapedareas.
Plantfactor" meansafactorthatwhenmultiplied by
referenceevapotranspirationestimatesthe
amountofwater
usedbyplants.Forpurposesofthischapter, the average
plantfactoroflowwaterusingplants
rangesfromzero
to0. 3, foraveragewaterusingplantsthe rangeis0. 4to
0. 6andforhighwaterusingplantsthe = gels0. 7
to1. 0.
Rainsensingdevice" meansa
systemwhichautomati-
callyshutsofftheirrigadonsystemwhenitrains.
Recorddrawing" or " as- builES" means
asetofreproduc-
ibledrawingswhichshowsignificantchangesinthework
madeduringconstructionandwhich
areusuallybasedon
drawingsmarkedupinthefieldandotherdatafurnished
bythecontractor.
Recreationalarea" meansari. ry areathatistobeused
forrecreationalpurposes ( physicalactivities).
Recycledwater," " reclaimedwater"
or " usewage
effluentwater" meanstreatedorrecycled wastewaterof
aqualitysuitablefornonpOtableusessuch aslandscape
irrigation.notintendedforhumanconsuMpcion.
Referenceevapotranspiration" or " E. To" meansastan-
dardmeasurementofenvironmental
parame. terswhichaffect
thewateruseofplants.EToisgivenininches
terday,
monthoryearandisanestimateofthe - evapotranspiration
Calargefieldoffour- toseven- inchr2iU, co -
seasongrass
thatiswellwatered.Referenceevapocr: anSpiracionis
used
asthebasisofdeterminingthemaximumwaterallowances
sothatregionaldifferencesinclimate
canbeaccommodat-
ed.EToforPimDesertis75. 1.
Runoff" meanswaterwhichis
notabsorbedby
be
sodor [ landscapetowhichicisapplied.For2: cam*. runoff
mayresultfromwaterthatisappliedat
coogreatarate
applicationrate - exceedsinfiltrationrace; orwhenthere
isasevereslope.
Soilmoisturesensingdevice" meansadevice.thatrnea-
sur. estheamountofwaterinthe.soil.
Soilcexrure" meanstheclassificationofsoilbased on
thepercentageofsand.siltandclayinthesoil.
Solarcontrollerirrigationpanel"
meansapanelthat
collectsenergyfromthesun, convertsitand usesitto
poweranirrigationcontroller.Theseareparticularlyuseful
inareaswheretherearenoelectrical
powersources.
Sprinklerhead" meansadevicewhich
sprayswater
throughanozzle.
Staticwaterpressure" meansthepipeline ormunicipal
wacersupplypressurewhenwateris
notflowing..
Scation" meansanareaservedby
onevalveorbya
secofvalvesthatoperatesimultaneously.
Turf' meansasurfacelayerofearthcontaining
mowed
grasswithirsroots.Annualbluegrass, Kentuckybluegrass,
Perennialryegrass, redfescue, andtallfescue
arecool
seasongrasses.Bermudagrass, Kikuyugrass, Seashore
Paspium, Sc.Augustinegrass, Zoysia grassandBuffalo
grassarewarmseasongrasses.
Usuableprecipication" or " effectiverainfall" means
theamountofprecipitationthatcontributes tothewater
needsoftheplants.Irrigationschedulingshouldbeadjusted
toreflectusableprecipitation.However, forthe
purposes
ofcalculatingthemaximumwaterallowanceandestimating
ware.: use, usableprecipitationisnotincluded asafactor.
Valve" meansadeviceusedtocontroltheflowof water
intheirrigationsystem.
Waterconservationconceptstatement" meansaone-
paatchecklistandanarrativesummaryoftheproject.
A
samplewaterconservationconcept statement.Exhibit3,
achedtotheordinancecodifiedinthischapterand
on
fileintheofficeofthecityclerk.canbeobtainedfrom
theenvironmentalconservationmanager.
Zonalplanting" meansalandscapedesign
conceptbased
ongroupingplantmaterialsbytheirwaterenvironments.
Plantsaregroupedtogetherin
separatezonesaccording
totheirgeneralwacerneeds, such
ashigh, moderateand
lowwant:usage.Thiswayitispossible
toirrigateeach
groupwiththeproperamountandfrequencyofthe
wacer
needed.Eachzoneisreferredto
asbvdrozone.( Ord.533
1992)
24. 04. 030
Thischapterappliesto:
A.
Allnewandrehabilitatedlandscapingforpublic
agencyprojectsandprivatedevelopmentprojectsincluding,
butnotlimitedco, indusr_ rial, commercial
andrecreational
projects:
5.
Developer- installedlandscapinginsingle- finilly
multifamilyprojects.( Ord.533 5.1992)
24. 04. 040 .
k.pplicability— Exempcions.
Thefollowing
rz.
fromtheprovisionsofthis
chapter:
A
HoEneow- ner- providecreandscaping atsingle- family
andmultifamilyprojects, such
thecaseofapatio
areaofacondominiumortown]) ome;
B.
Cemeceries:
C.
Registeredhistoricalsitesasdetenminedbythecity
council:
D.
Anyprojectwithalandscapedarealessthan two
thousandsquarefeet.( Ord.683 6.1992)
24. 04. 050
Landscapeconstruction
documentationpackage.
A.
Twocopiesofthelandscapeconstructionciocurnenca-
tiOnpackageconformingtothischaptershallbesubmicred
cothecity.AlldevelopmentprojectspursuanttoSection
24.04. 030shallsubmittwocopiesofacompletepackage.
Preliminaryapprovalofthedevelopment, specificallythe
landscapedesign, shallbegrantedbythearchitectural
reviewcommissionpriortosubmittalofthelandscape
constructiondocumentationcackagetothedirectorofpublic
works.Noperson, eitherasproperlyowcontractor.
landscapearchitectorocherAiisesubjecttotheprovisions
ofthischaptershallcauselandscapeconstructionwork
tobeginwithoutLavinganapprove. dpackageorpermission
fromthedirectororpublicworks.
3.
T.hecityshallprovideonecopyoftheLandscape
constructiondocumentationpacl,: azecothewaterpurveyor
fortheirreviewandapproval.Thelocalwaterpurveyor
willprovideallcommentstotbecitywithintenworking
days.Thedeparmnentofpublicworksshallreviewthe
lanciscapeconstructondocumentationpackage.Allrevisions.,
shallbemadetothepackagepriorcoapprovalbythe
directorofpublicworks.
C.
Forcommercialandmultifamilydevelopmencs, a
copyofthelandscapeconstructiondocumentationpackage
shallbeprovidedtothepropertyownerorpropertymanager
bythesitedeveloperalongwittherecorddrawingsand
anyotherinformationnormallyfOrNardedtotheproperty
ownerorpropertymanager.
D.,
Acopyofthecertificateofsubstantialcompletion
shallbesentbytheprojectmanagertothecityandlocal
wacerpurveyor.
E.
EachLandscaceconstnictiondocanentacionpacka2.- e
stallincludethefollowingelements:
1.
Want:conservacionconceptstatement.:
2.
Calculacionofthemaximum % vacerallowanceand
calculationofthecocalestimatedwateruse:
Plantingdesignnian:
radesignclan:
5.
r_.: sccduis
3-; 7:\
6.
Maintenanceschedule:
7.
Landscapeirrigationaudit
8.
Gradingdesignplan:
9.
Soilanalysis ( soilanalyisisrecommendedbut not
mandatory):
10.Certificateofsubantialcompliance.( Ord, 688
7, 1992)
24. 04. 060
Waterconservationconcept
statemenL
Eachla: ndscapeconstructiondocumentation
package
shallir. ctucieacoversheet, referred
toasthewaterconser-
vatimconceptstatement, similar
tothefollowingexample.
itservesasacheck
toverifythattheelementsofthe
landscapedocumentationpackagehave
beencompleted
andasanarrativesummaryoftheproject.
Asamplewater
conservationconceptstatementcanbeobtainedfrom the
environmentalconservation
manager ( seeExhibitB, at-
tachedtotheordinancecodifiedinthischapter andonfile
intheofficeofthecityclerk).( Ord.688
8, 1992)
24.04. 070
Calculationofthemaximum water
allowance.
A.
Aproject' smaximumwaterallowance.shallbe
calculatedusingthefollowingformula:
NfWA(
F.To)( 0.8)( L.A)( 0.62)/ 743where:
MWA
Nfaximumwaterallowance (. gailcns
peryear)
ETo
Referenceevapotranspiration ( inches
per - year)
3.,= ETadjustmentfactor
LA
Landscape- darea ( squarefeet)
0.62
Conversionfactor ( togallons
persquarefoot)
743
Calicosper100cubicfeet ( ccf)
B.
Anexamplecalculationofthemaximum water
aJJcwanc.are:
1.
Projectsite:Landscaped
areaoffiftythousandsquare
feetinPalmDesert, California.
NfWA
CETo)( 0. 3)( LA)( 0.62)/ 748
75. 1inchts)( 0. 3)( 50, 000
squarefeet)(. 0.52)
1, 862, 480gallons
peryearor
2. 490ccfperyear:1, 362, 480/ 748= 2. 490
C.
Portionsoflandscaped
areasinpublicandprivate
projectssuchasparks, playgrounds,
sporr- sOeLd. s.oLt
coursesorschoolyardswhereturfprovides
aDlaying
serviceorservesotherrecreational
purposesmayrequire
varerinadditioncothemaximum
waterallowance.ak
statementshallbeincludedwiththeplantingdesign
plan,
designatingareastobeusedforsuch
purposesandspecify-
inganyneededamountc.) t°additional
wateraboverhe
maximumwaterallowance.( Oral.6: 38
9, 1992)
m
220 - 4
24.04. 080
Plantingdesignplan.
aa, plantingdesignplanmeetingthefollowing require-
mentsshallbesubmittedaspartofthelandscape construc-
tiondocumentationpackage.
A.
PlantSelectionandGrouping.
I.
AnyplantsmaybeusedintheLandscape, providing
theestimatedwateruserecommendeddoes
notexceed
themaximumwaterallowanceandthattheplants
meet
thespecificationssetforthinsubsections ( A)( 2)through
A)( 4)ofthissection.
2.
Yoeconceptofzonalplantingisencouraged.where
plantmaterialbayingsimilarwater
userequirementsshall
begroupedtogetherintodistincthydrozones.
3.
Plantsshallbeselectedappropriatelybased
upon
theiradaptabilitytotheclimate, geologicaland
topogaphi-
calconditionsofthesite.Promotionand
preservationof
nativespeciesandnaturalareasis
encouraged.
4.
Firepreventionneedsshallbeaddressedinareas
that ' arefireprone.Informationaboutfire
proneareasand
appropriatelandscapingforfiresafetyisavailablefrom
localfiredepartmentsortheCaliforniaDepartment
of
Forestry.
5.
Fornonturfareasamulchshouldbeapplied
toall
newlyplantedareasunlessaheavierinertgroundcovering
istobeused ( i. e.decomposedgranite).
B.
WaterFeatures.
1.
Recirculatingwatershallbeusedfordecorative
waterfeatures.
2.
Poolandspacoversareencouraged.
C.
PlantingDesignPlanSpecifications.
Theplantingdesignplanshallbedrawn
onprojectbase
sheetsatascalethataccuratelyandclearlyidencificas:
1.
Designationofdifferent ' nydrozonesinthezonal
planting;
2.
Landscapematerials, trees, s' arubs.groundcovers,
turfandothervegetation.Planting.symbolsshallbeclearly
cirawandplantslabeledbybotaini. ca
name.containersize,
andquantitiesofe. achgroupofplantsindicated_ oralegend
containingthebotanicalname, common
name, container
size, spacingandquantitiesofeach
groupofplantsindicat-
ed;
3..
ope: aylinesandstreetnames:
1.
Sca---- ts, driveways.' alaikwaysandotherpaved areas;
5.
Pools, ponds.waterfeatures, fences.andretaining
walls:
6.
Existingandproposedbuildingsand
structures
includingelevationifapplicable.;
7.
Naturalfeaturesincludingbut
notlimitedtorock
outcroppings, existingtrees.andshrubsthatwillrernain:
24. 04. 090
Irrigationdesignplan.
Anirrigationdesignplanmeetingthefollowingcondi-
tionsshallbesubmittedaspartofthelandscapedocumenta-
tionpackage:
A.
IrrigationDesignCriteria.
1.
RunoffandOverspray.
a.
Soiltypesandinfiltrationrateshallbeconsidered
whendesigningirrigationsystems.Allirrigationsystems
shallbedesignedtominimizerunoff, lowbeaddrainage,
overspray, orothersimilarconditionswhere
waterflows
ontoadjacentproperty, nonirrigatedareas, walks, roadways
orstructures.Properirrigationequipmentandschedules,
includingfeaturessuchasrepeatcycles, shallbeused to
closelymatchapplicationratestoinfiltrationrates, therefore
minimizingrunoff.
b.
Specialattentionshallbegiventoavoidrunoff on
slopesandtoavoidoversprayinplanting areaswithawidth
lessthantenfeetandinmedianstrips.
Nooverheadsprinklerirrigationsystemsshallbe
installedinmedianstripslessthantenfeetwide.
2.
IrrigationEfficiency.Forthepurposeofdetermining
themannwaterallowance, irrigationefficiencyis
assumedtobe0. 625.Lsystemsshallbedesigned,
maintainedandmanagedtomeetorexceed0.625efficien-
cy
S.
Treestaking, plantinstallation, soilpreparation
dernilsandanyocherapplicableplantingandinstallation
details;
9.
Acalculationofthetotallandscapedarea
10.Designationofrecreationalareas.( Ord.683 10,
1992)
3.
F
a.
WaterMeters.Separatelandscape watermetersshall
be ' installedforallprojectsexceptsingle- familyhomes
andprojectswithalandscapedareaoflessthantenthou-
sandsquarefees.
b.
Controllers.Automaticcontrol
systemsshallbe
requiredforailirrigationsystemsand mustbeableto
accommodateallaspectsofthedesign.Dual
program
controllersareencouragedbecauseofagreater
rangeof
flexibilityinwateringschedulestheypermit.
c.
Valves.Plantswhichrequiredifferencamountsof
watershallbeirrigatedbyseparatevalves.If onevalve
isusedforagivenarea.onlyplantswithsimilar water
useshallbeusedinthatarea.Anti- dram ( check)valves
shallbeinstalledinstrategicpointstominimize
orprevent
lowheaddrainage.
J.
SprinklerHeads.Headsshallhaveconsistent
applica-
Lionraceswithineachcontrolvalvecircuit.Sprinklerheads
shallbeselectedforproperareacoverage, applicationrate,
336-5
2
operatingpressure.adjusmnencca. pabilityandeaseot' main-
tenance.
e.
Emitters.Emittersshallhaveconsistentapplication
rateswithineachcontrolvalvecircuit.Emittersshallbe
selectedforspecificareacoverage ( individualplanEs),
applicationrates, operatingpressure, adjustmentcapability
andeaseofmaintenance.
f.
RainSensingOverrideDevices.Rainsensing
overridedevicesareencouragedonallirrigationsystems.
g.
SoilMoistureSensingDevices.Soilmoisturesensing
orweathersensingdevicesarerequiredonirrigationsystems
oversixtythousandsquarefeetandencouragedonsmaller
sizedprojects.
B.
RecycledWater.
1.
Theinstallationofrecycledwaterirrigationsystems
dualdistributionsystems)shallberequiredtoallowfor
thecurrentandfutureuseofrecycledwater, ifavailable
totheproperty, unlessexemptedbylocalwaterpurveyor.
2.
Therecycledwaterirrigationsystemsshallbe
designedinaccordance.withalllocalandstatecodes.
3.
Sitesusingfiftypercentrecycledwaterorgreater
areexemptedfromthemaximumwaterallowanceand
mandatorywaterauditseveryfiveyears.
C.
IrrigationDesignPlanSpecifications.
1.
Irrigationsystemsshallbedesignedtobeconsistent
withthezonalplantingSC' nt: 11.e.
2.
Theirrigationdesignplanshallbedrawnonproject
basesheers.Itshouldbeseparatefrom, butusethesame
formatas, theplantingdesignplan.Thescaleshallbethe
sameasthatusedfortheplantingdesignplan.
3.
ToeirrigationdesignpLuishallaccuratelyandclearly
identify:
a.
Locationandsizeofseparatewatermetersforthe
landscape;
b.
Location, type andsizeofallcomponentsofthe
irrigationsystem, includingtheautomaticcontrollers, main
andlateralLints, vaive, s.sprinkle:beads, bubblersand
emitters, moisturesensingdevices, rainswitches, quick
couplers.backflowpreventiondevicesandgatevalves;
c.
Staticwaterpressure, atthispointofconnection
tothepublicwatersupply , a.% throughthelOcalwater
purveyor);
d.
Flowrate ( gallonsperminute). applic.. auonrate
inchesperhour)anddesignoperatingpressure ( psi)for
eachstation;
ReCYCledwaterirrigation . systeans.( Ord.o33 11,
1992)
24.04. 100
Irrigationschedules.
Lmgschedulessacisfvinc. hefollowingconditions
shallbesubmittedaspar: orlandscapedocumentation
pac!
PalmDcsert3- 4'31
A.1.Theestimatedwateruserecommendedforthe
establishedlandscapeshallnotexceedtheproject' scriaxi-
mumwaterallowance.Theestimatedwateruseofa
hydrozonecanbecalculatedbyusingthefollowingformula:
EWU
CETo)( PF)( HA)( o. 62)f748
rE)
EWU
Estimatedwateruse ( ccf)
PF Plantfactor
HA
Hydrozonearea ( squarefeet)
0. 62)Conversionfactor
LE
Irrigationefficiency
743
Conversiontobillingunits
Theestimatedwaterusefortheentirelandscaped
areaequalsthesumoftheestimatedwateruseofall
hydrozonesinthatlandscapedarea.
B.
Anannualirrigationprogramwithmonthlyirrigation
schedulesshallberequiredfortheplantestablishment
period, fortheestablishedlandscape, andforanytemporari-
lyirrigatedareas.Theirrigationschedulemayinclude
usableprecipitationasafactor, however, theestimated
waterusecalculationshallnotincludeusableprecipitation.
C.
Theirrigationscheduleshall:
1.
Includeruntime ( inminutespercycle), suggested
numberofcyclesperday, andfrequencyofirrigationfor
eachstation; and
2.
Providetheamountofirrigationwaterinhundred
cubicfeetrecommendedonamonthlyandannualbasis.
D.
Thetotalamountofwaterfortheprojectshall
includewaterdesignatedintheannualirrigationschedule,
pluswaterneededforanywaterfeatures, whichshallbe
consideredasahighwaterusinghydrozone.
E.'
Wheneverpossible, irrigationschedulingshall
incorporatetheuseofevapotranspirationdatasuchasthose
fromtheCaliforniaIrrigationManagementInformation
System ( CLMIS)weatherstationstoapplytheappropriate
levelsofwaterfordifferentclimates.
F.
Wheneverpossible, landscapeirrigationshallbe
scheduledbetween10: 00p. m.and8: COa. m.toavoid
irrigatingduringtimesofhighwindorhightemperature.
Ord.638 12, 1992)
24.04. 110 Maintenance.
1regularmaintenanceschedulesatisfyingthefollowing,
conditionsshallbesubmittedaspartofthelandscape
constructiondocumentationpackage:
Landscapesshallbemaintainedtoensurewater
efficiency.Aregularmaintenancescheduleshallinclude
butnotbeLimitedtochecking, adjustingandrepairina
irrigationequipment; resettingtheautomaticcontroller;
Pa. irrtDcscm3- 931
3:36- 6
aeratinganddetachingturfareas; replenishingmulch;
fertilizing; pruning, andweedinginalllandscape- dareas.
B.
Wheneverpossible, repairofirrigationequipment
shallbedonewiththeoriginallyspecifiedmaterialsortheir
equivalents.( Ord.688
13, 1992)
24. 04. 120
Landscapeirrigationaudits.
Ascheduleoflandscapeirrigationauditssatisfyingthe
followingconditionsshallbesubmittedaspartofthe
landscapeconstructiondocumentationpackage:
A.Ataminimum, auditsshallbeinaccordancewith
theStateofCaliforniaLandscapeWaterManagement
ProgramasdescribedintheLandscapeIrrigationAuditor
Handbook, theentiredocument, whichisincorporatedby
reference.( SeeLandscapeIrrigationAuditorHandbook
June, 1990)version5. 5, ( formerlyMasterAuditorTrain-
ing..)
B.
Landscapeirrigationauditsshallbeconductedby
certifiedlandscapeirrigationauditorsatleastonceevery
fiveyears.( Ord.688
14, 1992)
24. 04. 130
Gradingdesignplan.
Gradingdesignplanssahsfyingthecitygradingordinance
shallbesubmittedaspartofthelandscapedocumentation
package.Forthepurposeofthiscode, thegradingplan
willbereviewedandshallinclude, ataminimum, finished
configurationsandelevationsofthelandscapedarea,
includingtheheightofgraded- slopes, drainagepatterns,
padelevationsandfinishgrade.( Ord.688
15, 1992)
24. 04. 140
Soilsanalysis.
Ifasoilanalysissatisfying, isundertaken, itmustsatisfy
thefollowingconditionsandbesubmittedaspartofthe
landscapeconstructiondocumentationpackage.
A.
Determinationofsoiltexture, indicatingthepercent-
ageoforganicmatter;
B.
Anapproximatesoilinfiltrationrare ( eithermagsiu
orderivedfromsoiltexture/ infiltrationratetables). Arange
ofinfiltrationracesshouldbenotedwhereappropriate:
C.
MeasureofpH, andtotalsolublesalts.( Ord.638
16.1992)
24. 04. 150 Certifications.
A.
ALicensedLandscapearchitectorcontractor, certified
irrigationdesigner, certifiedirrigationmanagerorother
licensedorcertifiedprofessionalinarelatedfieldshall
conductafinalfieldobservationandshallprovideacertifi-
cateofsubstantialcompletiontothecityandtothelocal
wateragency.ToeCf. a1Cshalispecificallyinclude
referencetothelandscapingandautomaticirrigationsystem.
B.
Certificationshallbeaccomplisbedbycompleting
acertificateofsubstantialcompletionanddeliveringitCO
Wecityandtothelocalwaterpurveyor.. Asampleofsuch
aform, whichshallbeprovidedbythecityisavailable
atthedepartmentofpublicworks.Asampleofthecertifi-
cateofsubstantialcompletioncanbeobtainedfromthe
envon.:_ rnentajconservationmanager ( seeExhibitCattached
totheordinancecodifiedinthischapterandonfileinthe
officeofthecityclerk).( Ord.688 17, 1992)
24.04. 160 Publiceducation.
A.Publications.
1.
Thecitywillprovideinformationtoownersofall
new, single- familyresidentialhomesregardingthedesign,
installation, andmaintenanceofwaterefficientlandscapes.
2.
Informationabouttheefficient
useoflandscape
watershallbeprovidedtowaterusersthroughoutthe
community.
B.
ModelHomes.
1.
Atleastonemodelhomeineachprojectconsisting
ofeightormorehomesshalldemonstrateviasignsand
informationtheprinciplesofwaterefficientlandscapes
describedinthischapter.
2.
Signsshallbeusedtoidentifythemodel asan
exampleofawaterefficientlandscapeand mayfeature
elementssuchasazonalplantingscheme, irrigationequip-
mentandotherswhichcontributetotheoverall water
efficienttheme.
3.
Informationshallbeprovidedaboutdesigning,
installing, andmaintainingwaterefficientlandscapes.The
developerisencouragedtoprovidespecificprojectland-
scapeinformationormayutazeinformationondrought-
tolerantlandscapeprovidedbythecity.( Ord.688 13,
1992)
24. 04. 170
Watermanagementforexisting
landscapes.
A.
Allexistinglandscapedareasthatareone acreor
more, includincgolfcourses.greenbelts.
commonareas,
multifamilyhousing, businesses, parks, cemeteriesand
publiclyownedia_ ndscapes, mayberequiredbythelocal
waterpurveyortohavealandscapeirrigationauditever/
fiveyears.Ataminimum, theauditshallbeinaccordance
wtWtheCaliforniaLandsceWaterManagementProgram
3- SdescribedintheLandscapeirrigationAuditorHandbook.
We - entiredocumentwhichisincorporatedbyreference.
SeeLandscapeLitigationAuditorHandbook.Dept.of
acerResources.WaterConservacion. Office ( June.1990)
version5. 5.)
B.
Runoff.lowhead
oversr: rayoroc. ber iLr
conditionswherewaterflowsontoadjacent proce. rry.non-
irrigace. c. 1areas, walks.roadways.orstructuresshallbe
prohibited.( Ord.633 19, 1992)
336-7
24.04. 150
24.04. 180
Watermanagementforexisting
landscapes-- Exemptions.
Ifaproject' swaterbillsindicatethatthelandscaped
areasareusinglessthanorequaltothemaximum water
allowanceforthoselandscapedareasofoneormoreacres,
anauditshallnotberequiredbythewaterpurveyor.( Ord.
688 20, 1992)
24. 04. 190
Feesforinitialreviewandprogram
monitoring.
A.
Forthepurposesofmeetingitsobligations.under
thischapter, thefollowingfeesaredeemednecessary
to
reviewlandscapedocumentationpackagesandmonitor
landscapeirrigationauditsandshallbeimposedonthe
subjectapplicant, propertyownerordesignee.
1.
Alandscapedocumentationpackagereviewfee
willbedueattimeofinitinlprojectapplicationsubmission
tothepublicworksdepartment.
2.
Thewaterpurveyormayrequireeveryfiveyears
beprojectowner/ developertocausealandscapeirrigation
audittobecompletedbyacertifiedlandscapeirrigation
auditor.Nocityfeewillbedueforthereviewoftheaudit
bythedirectorofpublicworks.
3.
Ifalandscapedocumentationpackageisnotsubmit-
tedpriortothestartoflandscapeconstructionwork, for
chosepersonsrequiredtosubmitapackage, alatesubmittal
feeoftwicethereviewfeeshallberequired.
B.
Thecitycouncil, byresolution, shallestablishthe
amountoftheabovefeesinthissectioninaccordancewith
applicablelaw.( Ord.688 21, 1992)
24. 04. 200
Enforcementandpenalties.
A.
Forthepurposesof - ensuringthatpersonscomply
withtheprovisionsofthischapter.Wedirectorofpublic
worksmay, followingwrittennoticetosubjectproperty
owners), iniriirenforcementaction( s)againstsuchproper-
tyowner( s)ordesignet( s), whichenforcementactionmay
include.butnotbelimitedto.thefollowing:
1.
Revocationofalandscapedocumentationpackage:
2.
Revocationofanapprovedconditionalusepermit:
3.
Withholding . issuanceofacertificateoruseand
occupancyorbuilding, permit:
4.
Issuanceofastopworkorder:and
5.
NoncompliancepenaltasspecifiedinSection
1.12. 010ofthecitymunicipalcode.
B.
Inadditiontoanyotherremediesforviolationof
C.: Cyordinancesinforce.thecirymayhr.andmairIL- 211
anyactionpe: Tnicredbylawtorestrain.correctorabate
21violationorthischapter:andintheeventthatlegal
actionisbroughtbythecity.reasonableattorney' sfees
andcourtcostsshallbeawardedcothecityandshall
constituteadebt0‘. vhvh:: vicia[ or : 0
c: ry.T5ecir!
PalmDcscr:3- 331
24. 04. 200
mayplacealienontheaffectedpropertyintheeventany
debtssoincurredarenottimelypaid.( Ord.68822, 1992)
24. 04. 210
Appeals.
A.
Decisionsmadebythedirectorofpublicworks
maybeappealedbyanapplicant, propertyowner( s)or
designee( s)ofanyapplicableprojecttothecitycouncil
byanapplicationinwritingtotheclerkoftbecitycouncil
withinfifteendaysfromthedateofnotificationofdecision.
Ord.688 23, 1992)
PalmDesert3- 93)
336-8
Water
Conservation
Concept Statemen
748
650 ccf
Project
Site:American
Savings
Bank
Palms to
Pines
West
Project Location:
72625
Highway
111
Palm
Desert, CA 92260
Landscape
Architect / Irrigation
Designer / Contractor:
Wayne Carlton
Connor
Associates
Included inthis
project submittal
package
are:
check to indicate
completion)
A.
MaximumWater
Allowance
Calculation
045
Maximum Water
Allowance=( ETo75I)(
LA)( 0. 62)/ 748
Maximum Water
Allowance=
ETo75.1)( 0.8)( 13,068
sq.ft.)(. 62)
Project Number:
ETo = ReferenceEvapotranspirationfromState
equals75. 1
for Palm
Desert,
LA= LandscapedArea
in
square feet)
B.
Planting Design
Plan
C.
Irrigation
Design
Plan
D.
IrrigationSchedules
Estimated Annual Water Use (
ccf per year)
E.
Maintenance
Schedule
F.
Landscape IrrigationAudit Schedule
G.
Grading Design
Plan
H.
Soil
Analysis
Description
of
Project
Brieflydescribethe
planninganddesign
actionsthatare intended
to achieve
conservation and
efficiency
inwater
use.)
The new tenants desiretoconvert (
retrofit)
nearly 1/ 3 of an
acre of turf to a water efficient
design
and
only
871
square
feet
of turf will r=t = ain.The water
efficient
design
will
compliment
the
Highway
111 center median
landscape design recently
installed
by
the
City
of Palm Desert.
The
irrigation
syt
will be lo_ flow and low
drip
emitters
Stitheachplan
rec ivi
gitsova®mater
Thiswill reduce
water
usage
i
requirements.
Project
Site:
American
Savings
Bank
Palms to
Pines West
Project
Location:
72625
Highway
111
Palm
Desert, CA 92260
Landscape
Architect / Irrigation
Designer / Contractor:
Wayne Carlton
Connor
Associates
Included inthis
project submittal
package
are:
check to indicate
completion)
A.
MaximumWater
Allowance
Calculation
Maximum
Water
Allowance=( ETo75.1)( 0.8)( LA)( 0. 62)/ 748
Maximum
WaterAllowance=
ETo75.1)( 0.8)( 13,068sq.ft.)(. 62)
Wat r
Conservation
Concept Stat nt
748
650 ccf
Project Number:
ETo = ReferenceEvapotranspirationfromState
equals75. 1
for Palm
Desert,
LA= Landscaped
Area in
square feet)
B.
Planting Design Plan
C.
Irrigation
Design Plan
D.
IrrigationSchedules
EstimatedAnnual
Water Use (
ccf per year)
E.
Maintenance Schedule
F.
Landscape
IrrigationAudit Schedule
G.
Grading Design
Plan
H. Soil
Analysis
Description
of
Project
Brieflydescribetheplanninganddesign
actionsthatare intended
to
achieve conservation
and
efficiency in, water use.)
The new tenants desire to convert (
retrofit)
nearly 1/ 3of
an
acre of turf to a water
efficient
design
and
only
871
square
feet
of
turf will r •gain.The water efficient
design
will
compliment
the
Highway
111
center medi-
landscape design recently
installed
by
the
City
of Palm Desert.
The
irrigationsystem
will be low flow and low
pressure drip
emitterswitheachplantreceivingits ownwater.Thiswill reduce
water
usage
and
weeding requirements.
Project Site:
Project Location:
submittal)
e
Certificate of
Substantial
Completion
For
Commerciai d
Multifamily
Dwelling
Developm
Preliminary
Project
Documentat.fon
Submitted:(
check
indicating
Project Number;
A.
Maximum Water
Allowance
reference ET
landscaped.area (
square (
ccf
per
year)
H.
quare
feet)water
allowance (
ccf
Landscape
Design Plan
C.
IrrigationDesign
Plan
D.
IrrigationSchedules
Estimated
Annual
Water.Use
ccf E.
Maintenance
Schedule
F.
Landscape
IrrigationAudit
Schedule
G.
Grading
Design
Plan
H.
Soils
Analysis
Post
Installation
Inspection:(
Check
indicating substantial
compliance)
A.
Plants
installed as
specified
B.
Irrigationsysteminstalled
asdesigneddualdistribution
system for
recycled water no
run off or
overspray
Projectsubmittalpackage anda
copyofthis
certificationhas
been
provided to
owner / manager
and
local
water
agency.
Comments:
Certificate of
Substantial
Completion,
continued)
I / We
certify
that work has been
installed in
accordance with the
contract
documents.
Contractor or
Signature Date
State License umber
Landscape Architect
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N.
w
s
ni.ry
beingdeflected
byfoliade
resultingino
verynonuniform
distribution.
These
sprinkler
heedsshould be
extended
onrisersto
cleer
any
obstructing
foliage.If
aesthetic
considerations
makethis
recommenoation
undesircble, riser- extender
combinations
canbe
designed to
keepthe
sprinklerhe
completely
submerged
oratleast
hiddenbelow
the
foliegeduring
periodsof
non-irrigaton.
v)Somebroken
sprinklerheeds
havebeen
replacedwith
cnew
sprinklerhead
from
c
different
menufecturer.Sprinkler
neod
mixes
usuallyresult
in
increesed
nonuniforrnitybecause
sprinkler
performance
specifications
varyfrom
manufocturer
to
menufacturer.
Allsprinkler
heods
andnozzles
shouldbe
uniformin
mcnufecturer
modeland
nozzlesizewithin
the
confinesof
anyonesingle
irrigation
station
3.Maximize
system
efficiency(the
percent
irrigation
water
appliedthatis
beneficially used).
L. 5. 2tis17
Turfgrass water
requirements
changefrom
monthto
month . therefore
monthlyclock
adjustments
are
necessarytofine
tunewater
applicetionsto
meet
anticipated
needs.Theenclosed
revisedschedule
details
monthlyedjustments
bosedonhistorical
consumptive
usedataandshould
resultIn
considerablewater
savings.Daily California
Irrigation
Management
Information Systern(CIMIS)
Yy' etotherdatawill
olsosoonbe
avcilablefromthis officeforimproved
water
requirement
schedulinginforrnetion.
thenewschedule:
The
following
guidelinesshould. be
observedwhen
implementing
a)Atrial
runofone- two
monthsduration
shouldbeinitiated
duringthe
coolseesonbefore
on
systemwide
duringwhich
timeplant
performancei3
monitoredand
rroter
zoving3are
documented.
b)Areasin
veryhot, windymicro
end/ or
southern-western
exposures
myrequireodditionol
water whileareas
withmorefavoreble
conditions(eastern- northern
exposuresand/ or
shaded, sheltered
plants)
mayrequire1ess. Ourcurrent
computerprogram
doesnottake
microclimote
Ytri
tion3into
consideration
andallschedule
recommendations
shouldbefine
to
accordingtooperator
observation.
c)Inthehotter
months, night
or
veryearlymorning
applications
are
necessarytoovoid
excessiveP_ vaporation
losses.Inthe
wintermonths
when
evaporationrotes
aremuchlower,
daylightapplications
duringtheless
windyperiodsshouldbe
resumedtoavoid
encour! gingturfdiseases.
neaudit, reveledtht
allsprinkler-
oreaswere
experiencing
moderately excessive
opplications
throughout the
year(see
enclosed
schedule)in
responsetolow
irrigation
system
uniformities
and
excessiverun- o( f.
VI.
IRRIGATION
REQUIREMENTS:
The
irrigation
requirements
of
turfgrassinthe
Coachella
Valley
vary
with
turfgrassvariety,
secson, weother,
culturalpractices
and
irrigotion
system
uniformity
and
efficiency.Enclosed
withinis
an
adjustedschedule
baseduponlocal
historical
date, turfgross
water
requirementsandthe
measuredsprinkler
outputofthe
sprinkler
type
utilizedinthis
landscapeirrigation
system.
VII.
SUGGESTED
CONSERVATION
METHODS:
1.Maximize
sprinkler
uniformity.The
objectof
auniformwater
applicationis
to
applythe
sameamountof
watertoeach
square
footof
irrigated
areasuchthat no
dryorflooded
areasoccuratthe conclusionofthe
irrigationset.
Nonuniform
irrigationstations ore typicallyfield
operatedfor
longerirriation
intervalsto
ensurethot
thedrier
areasreceiveadequate
water:those
areaswithinthestation
alreadyreceiving
adequateirrigation
waterquantities
ore
simultaneously
overThere
areanumberof
practices whichcouldi .
ive
irrigation
uniformityatthis site:
o)The
pop- upsprayhead
sprinkleroutput
wasobservedtobe
runningoverthe
sidewalks
duringtheapplicationof
irrigation
opplicati.
waterbecause
ofimproper
sprinkler' headplacement
anddurationof
1)Improper
sprinklerheadplacement
isavery
commonlandscape
irrigationproblem
inthedesertThe
sprinklerheadshould be
perp- '
fouler ( level)
withtheground
slopeandsetto
adepth
thatwillallow
the
pop- upnozzletoclear
the
surroundingturf,
butavoidthelawn
mowerblades.Often
sprinklerheeds ore
properlyinstalled
initiolly, but
subsequentsoil
settling, turf
growthandcollisions
withfootand
equipmenttrafficleove
thesprinklerheod
buried, exposed
oroff- set.Thisoff
problemisthe
majorlimitingfactor
affecting
irrigation
system
uniformityand
efficiencyatthe
PalmDesertCivic
Center.The
onlyremedytothis problem
isto
paintakinglyset
eachoff- setheed
toanorientation
perpendiculartotheland
slope
CHUverycompatiblewith
theculture of
ornementol
plants, butits
infiltration,
permeability
ond
drainage
ratesore
onlymoderate
andplantswill
requiresplit
applications
of
irrigation
water
duringperiods
ofpeak
evapo transpiration
end
high
application
ratestoovoid
runThis
soil' s
highwater
holding
capacitywillalso
allowfor
onetotwo
dayintervals
between
irrigation
applications
111.SALINITY:
There
are
currentlynoexternal
signsof
salinityproblems.
IV.
DRAINAGE:
No
drainage
problemswere
noted, although
frequent
run- offinto
thestreet
gutterswasobserved
alongthesidewalks
andstreetcurbs.
Y.
IRRIGATION
SYSTEM
EVALUATION:
The
irrigationof
the
turf/groundcover
portionofthis
civiccenter landscape
complexwas
analyzedin2
separateoperations:
A. 22n&
P-rfl
v •
wasperformedin
accordancewiththeC& PolyState
University, San
LuisObispo' sDepartment
ofAgricultural
Engineering's
IrrigationSystem
EvaluationManual
ontheentire
system, and- a ;
tile
laboratorysystem mess :
mentwasperformed onthe.. Toro
pop- upsprayhead
systeminaccordance
withthe
LandscapeWater
Auditor
ProgramManual
ofCalifornia Depa
tofWaterResources'
OfficeofWater
Conservation.
Theseasonal
performanceevaluation
datawasobtained
bysum
ing
upall
1986/ 87meter
readingstoobtainthe
totalamountof
landscapewater
appliedtothe2. 2
acresof
landscapingfn
this
project.Asitedistribution
uniformity
averageof59X
wascalculated
fromsystem
measurementsand
a5. 1lossfrom
run- offwasentered
intothecalculation.
The
irrigation
efficiency(water
beneficially
used was
beingapplied.
calculatedtobe
56. 1and
119inchesof
waterare
currently
W T
ALMI'
The
site
will
have a
landscape
irrigation
water
audit
eve
years
unless
theCVWDdetermines
thatthe
sitehasnot'
five
maximum
water
allowance.
If the
site
has exc
eaceededthe
water
allowance,
theownerwill
retain
alandscapeeard.
the
maximum
auditor
or
manager
to
conduct a
water
audit
the
fifth
Yea
fifth
earo.
water
The
recommendationsmadebythe
landscape
irrigationw
or
managerwill be
incorporatedintothe
landscape
improve
m
rovr
entsttr y
reduce
wasted water and
improve
irrigation
efficiencY
emends to
a
Iaintenar.ce
Prunir.
A
high
priority will be
placed on
the
proper rU
r plant
material.
Maintaining specific
size/ height
rireme
rg
be the
goal.
Ornamental
shrubs
and
hedges will be
pruned
ly.
p
Native or
drought tolerant
shrubs
and
groundcover will
e
pun
or
edged
a
maximumof
twice
per
11 be
prune
two
times
per
year to
maximize
shad yand
Trees
will be
prunedone
or
All
cacti,
ocotillos, and
succulents
will
natural
Shape,
naturally,
be left
to
grow
Cultivation:
Weeds will be
removed
from
the
basins of
the
plants.The
rack
areas will be
treated
with
post and
pre- emergent
pot
as
pans
treatment.
SpringandFall
Dot
Critical
applicationduring
S
periods
germination
Litter
Control:
Contractorshall
providecrews
forlittercontrol
Monday, Wednesday
and
Friday
of
every
week.
Pest
Co / Insecticide / Herbicide
Spraying:
Insecticideapplicationwill
becompleted.
Snails and o
herswit be
controlled as
necessary.
g P l
1.
Trees
will be
checked for:
a.
aphids b.
spider mite
c.
borers
b.
root rot
e.
whitefly
2.
Herbicides
will be
applied as
needed as follows:
a.
Pre- emergent (
surflan)on
open areas.
b.
Round - up
and
surflan on tree
wells as needed.
c.
Fusillade on
bermuda
grass in
shrubs and
ground
cover.
Fertilizing
Pr
The
drip
irrigation
system
requires that
plants be
fertilizedwith
controlled
release
fertilizer
pellets.Fertilizer
pellets
are
placed in sic (
6)to
twelve (
12)inch
deep
holes at least twelve
12)to
eighteen ( 18)inches from the 1ball of each plant
within the
range
of the
drip
coverage.
The
appropriate
amount of
fertilizer
pellets are
inserted and then
covered with soil.The
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