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ORDINANCE NO. 1177
BILL NO. 662
AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF JEROME REVISING TITLE 16 CHAPTER
08 AND TITLE 16 CHAPTER 28 OF THE JEROME MUNICIPAL CODE PROVIDING A DEFINITION OF INFILL
DEVELOPMENT, PRIVATE SHARED DRIVE, PRIVATE DRIVE AND PRIVATE STREET; PROVIDING REGULATIONS
FOR THE CREATION OF AND CONSTRUCTION OF PRIVATE SHARED DRIVES, PRIVATE DRIVES AND PRIVATE
STREETS IN INFILL DEVELOPMENTS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WHEREAS, Title 16, Chapter 08 and Title 16, Chapter 28 of the Jerome Municipal Code is in need of revisions and
updates to comply with modern practices; and
WHEREAS, due to current regulations, the development of large lots within the City is difficult, due, at least in part,
to the required width of streets; and
WHEREAS, a public hearing was held before the Planning and Zoning Commission pursuant to notice on the
23rd day of July, 2019 and;
WHEREAS, a public hearing was held before the City Council pursuant to notice on the 5th day of August, 2019;
IT IS THEREFORE DEEMED by the Mayor and the City Council of Jerome, Idaho, as follows:
Section 1. That Section 16.08.010 of the Jerome Municipal Code be revised on file and is hereby enacted and the
same is hereby declared to read as follows:
16.08.0101616.08.010: TERMS DEFINED:
INFILL DEVELOPMENT: The residential development of parcels within previously built areas. These areas are
already served by public infrastructure, such as water, wastewater and other utilities. To be considered an “Infill
Development” the original lot sought to be subdivided must be ten (10) acres or less.
PRIVATE WAY: Any right of way or easement dedicated or platted across real property owned by the person
dedicating or platting the private way and intended for the general or special use of a person or persons rather
than the general public.
PRIVATE SHARED DRIVE: Access to more than one lot from one vehicular access point.
PRIVATE DRIVE: Access for up to five residential dwelling units.
PRIVATE STREET: A street that provides access to more than five and not more than 24 residential dwelling units
on not more than 10 lots.
STREET: A right of way which provides access to adjacent properties, the dedication to the public of which has
been officially accepted. The term “street” also includes the terms “highway”, “thoroughfare”, “parkway”, “road”,
“avenue”, “boulevard”, “land”, “place” and other such terms:
ARTERIAL: A street designated for the purpose of carrying fast and/or heavy traffic.
COLLECTOR: A street designated for the purpose of carrying traffic from local streets to other collector streets
and/or arterial streets.
FRONTAGE: A local street parallel to and adjacent to an arterial street to provide access to abutting properties.
Half Street: A street comprised of one-half (1/2) of the width required to conform to a standard city street section.
LOCAL: A street which has the primary purpose of providing access to abutting properties.
LOOP: A local street with both terminal points on the same street of origin.
PARTIAL: A dedicated right of way providing only a portion of the required street width, usually along the edge of
a subdivision or tract of land.
PRIVATE: A street that is not accepted for public use or maintenance which provides vehicular and pedestrian
access.
STUB STREET: A street which terminates without provisions for a turnaround area.
16.28.052: STREET LOCATION:
Street and road location shall conform to the following:
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G. Private Streets: Private streets and roads shall be prohibited within a subdivision, except as provided by
this title. Access from interior subdivision lots to public streets may be allowed by private drives conforming to
this title. Private street construction standards shall be based upon the following standards and the reasonable
recommendations of the City Engineer. Private Streets are intended for Infill Development only.
1. The City will not accept a private street for public use or maintenance.
2. Adequate construction standards may vary depending on the size of the development and the demands
placed on such improvements. The following are minimum requirements that shall be met in every Infill
Development:
a. A Private street cannot be a through street.
b. Private streets will be allowed to serve up to 10 lots or 24 residential units.
c. Required street width shall be determined according to the following table, but under no circumstances
shall any road or street be constructed with a width of less than twenty-five feet (25’).
Minimum Street Width With Parking On-Street: Total Street Width:
25’
N/A
25’
25’
8’ – One Side
33’
25’
16’ – Both Sides
41’
d. Private streets without parking, or parking on one side, shall be posted as fire lanes with no parking
allowed.
e. The City shall, at the Developer’s sole expense, make, install and maintain street signs on private
streets at approved locations. The financial obligations for the sign or signs shall be the owners of
properties which front upon such streets.
f. The Developer shall provide Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions relative to the property being
platted or mapped establishing the party or parties responsible for the repair and maintenance of
the private street, binding said parties and their successors and assigns to perform such repair and
maintenance and including provisions for the funding thereof.
g. Easement: The private street shall be constructed on a perpetual ingress/egress easement or a single
platted lot that provides access to all properties served by such private street.
h. All Private Streets shall be paved.
3. Private Streets will be reviewed during the subdivision and/or lot splitting process. In order for the Planning
and Zoning Commission to approve a lot split or a preliminary plat; or for the City Council to approval a final
plat, the City Engineer and Fire Chief or their designee shall provide the following testimony:
a. The proposed private street is clearly identified on the plat.
b. The design of the private street meets the requirements of this article and the reasonable requirements
of the City Engineer.
c. Granting approval of the private street would not cause damage, hazard, or nuisance, or other
detriment to persons, property, or uses in the vicinity; and
d. The use and location of the private street shall not conflict with the comprehensive plan and/or the
transportation plan.
Section 2. This ordinance shall become effective upon its passage and publication as required by law.
PASSED BY THE COUNCIL this 5th day of August, 2019.
SIGNED BY THE MAYOR this 5th day of August, 2019.
CITY OF JEROME, IDAHO
By:
/s/ David M. Davis
David M. Davis, Mayor
ATTEST:
/s/ Bernadette Gomes by Katie Elliott
Bernadette Gomes, City Clerk

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