Posted: January 03, 2017
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: 16VE021 - Elks Crossing

Agenda Item Title:

16VE021 – Appeal of Staff’s Decision of a Vacation of Easement

Origination Group:
Planning Commission
Stage 2 Group Name:
Public Works Committee
Stage 2 Meeting Date:
City Council Hearing Date:
Karissa Steiger for Cora Jo and Elton Barbe
Staff Contact:
Fletcher Lacock, Current Planner III
4835 Vinecliff Drive
Agenda Item Summary:
The applicant has submitted a vacation of major drainage easement request to vacate a portion of a major drainage easement located in the rear yard of a single family residential lot. The applicant has also submitted two associated vacation of major drainage easement requests (File #16VE020 and 16VE021) for 14 additional lots. On October 7, 2016, the three vacation of major drainage easement requests were denied. Major drainage easements are established for the 100 year runoff for drainage ways that convey runoff from two or more lots. The existing easement serves 29 lots, with the easement centered on the rear lot line, and 10 feet of easement on each lot. A minimum easement width of 20 feet is required to allow for maintenance. A drainage swale constructed within the easement collects drainage from the 29 lots at an inlet on the north end of the block before it intersects with Vinecliff Drive. No obstructions are allowed within major drainage easements as obstructions could impact or impede drainage flows and/or create drainage issues on adjacent lots. The proposed vacation requests would create a dis-contiguous easement on the remaining 14 lots. No supporting information was provided by an engineer to support the vacation request.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center


Origination Recommendation Action:
Origination Recommendation Notes:
Staff Denied: 10/6/2016; Appeal received 10/10/2016 with applicant's request to be heard at the 11/21/2016 City Council Meeting; Public Works Committee sent forward to City Council for Appeal without recommendation: 11/15/2016
City Council Recommendation Action:
Approve with Stipulations
City Council Recommendation Notes:
City Council Continued to 12/27/2016 Public Works Committee Meeting: 11/21/2016; Public Works Committee recommended to uphold staff's denial of the request: 12/27/2016; City Council approved with 10 foot easement: 1/3/2017

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