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									City of Corsicana
                A Guide for Development
              City of Corsicana
                                        A Guide for Development




        TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
SECTION 2: HELPFUL NUMBERS
SECTION 3: PLANNING & ZONING
          •   ZONING
          •   PLATTING PROCESS
          •   PRELIMINARY PLATS
          •   FINAL
SECTION 4: SIGNAGE
          •   PERMIT REQUIRED
          •   PERMIT PROCEDURE
          •   HEIGHT
          •   SETBACK
          •   ZONING
          •   FREE STANDING SIGNS, POLE OR MONUMENT
SECTION 5: PLANNING & ZONING BOARD—MEETING SCHEDULE (2008)
SECTION 6: BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS—MEETING SCHEDULE (2008)
SECTION 7: PLAT APPLICATION
SECTION 8: BUILDING PERMIT—APPLICATION
City of Corsicana
                A Guide for Development




   FREQUENTLY
       ASKED
    QUESTIONS
                       City of Corsicana
                                                               A Guide for Development



Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. How many sets of building plans will I need to submit?
A. Six (6) complete sets of plans are required for review. At the time of submittal you may request
   to have two of these sets of plans returned back to you (stamped approved).
Q. How many copies of a plat will I need to submit?
A. Thirteen (13) full-size copies (24” X 36”) are required for review.
Q. What is the total amount of time required for all permitting starting with the first civil submis-
   sion?
A. If the property has already been platted, the building permit can be issued in less than thirty (30)
   days (all plans must be complete: site plan, civil, mechanical, utilities, drainage, and be accom-
   panied by a correct survey of the property), longer time will be needed if the plat has not been
   approved.
Q. How long will it take for the platting process?
A. If the plat is received by the deadline (see Planning & Zoning Schedule) the plat will be reviewed
   by the Planning & Zoning Commission on the third Thursday of the month. Upon final approval,
   the full size, signed mylar must be presented, and be accompanied by the original tax
   certificates (copies will not be accepted).
Q. Can building plans be considered for review while we are platting the property?
A. Both the building plans, and the platting process can be reviewed concurrently.
Q. Is there a fee for review?
A. There is a $300 fee for the review of all new construction (this amount will be credited to your
   account, and will be subtracted from your building permit fee at the time of approval).
Q. Does the City have a landscape ordinance?
A. Currently, the City of Corsicana does not have specific requirements for landscaping.
Q. Does the City require a separate sign permit?
A. All requests for signage must be accompanied by a sign permit, and a drawing. The drawing must
   show the electric detail, if applicable, and all measurements (please refer to the sign ordinance).
Q. What is the Variance Process, and how long will it take?
A. The Board of Adjustments meets on the first Thursday of the month (see BOA schedule), if the
   application is received by the deadline, the process takes thirty days.
Q. Is there a fee for applying for a variance?
A. When applying to the BOA a $300 fee is applicable (the fee is non-refundable).
Q. What size of parking stall is required?
A. Regular parking spaces should be 9’ X 20’
Q. What is the minimum distance between curb cuts?
A. Between curb cuts a width of 25’ must be observed.
Q. What is the minimum turning radius at the curb cuts?
A. The City Engineer has the right to make that determination.
                       City of Corsicana
                                                            A Guide for Development



Frequently Asked Questions:
Q.   Is a Maintenance Bond required?
A.   When applicable a Maintenance Bond for one year after completion is required.
Q.   Is curb and gutter required?
A.   Curb and Gutter are required on all new construction.
Q.   Are sidewalks required?
A.   Sidewalks are required (any questions can be addressed by the City Engineer).
Q.   Who provides and regulates dumpster service?
A.   Allied Waste is the City’s provider (see “helpful numbers”).
Q.   Is recycling available?
A.   Recycling is available once per month.
Q.   Is on-site retention/detention required?
A.   The City Engineer will make the final determination with regard to drainage.
Q.   Are separate domestic and fire lines required?
A.   Yes, the Fire Marshal (see helpful numbers) can make any specific recommendations.
Q.   What Codes are used for the City of Corsicana:
A.       Building Code           IBC most current edition
         Plumbing Code           IBC most current edition
         Mechanical Code         IBC most current edition
         Electrical Code         NEC most current edition
         Fire Code               IBC most current edition
Q.   After approval activation, how long is building permit valid?
A.   Building permit is valid for one (1) year unless otherwise specified.
Q.   Do I have to build a concrete street?
A.   See (attached) street specifications.
City of Corsicana
                A Guide for Development




      HELPFUL
     NUMBERS
                        City of Corsicana
                                                                A Guide for Development



Helpful Numbers:
Lee McCleary, Economic Development                    (903) 654-4806

Connie Standridge, City Manager                          (903) 654-4803

Elizabeth Borstad, City Engineer                      (903) 654-4858

Sherri Warren, Planning & Zoning                      (903) 654-4870

James Palos, Fire Marshall                             (903) 654-4961

James Trull, Service Center                           (903) 654-4893
(water tap fees, sewer line locates, etc.)

Pam Gibson, Environmental Services                       (903) 654-4889

Allied Waste                                          (903) 874-2351
City of Corsicana
                A Guide for Development




     PLANNING
          &
      ZONING
                                          PLANNING & ZONING

Zoning: All information pertains to sites that are located within the city limits of Corsicana, or in the one mile ETJ.
See Zoning table for land use, and restrictions.

Platting Process:
Plats need to contain the following information, and be submitted to the Planning & Zoning (P & Z) office no later
than 5 p.m. on the day of the deadline. (see P & Z deadline schedule)

Preliminary plats:

a. On reaching conclusions, informally as recommended above, regarding his general program & objectives, the
   sub-divider shall cause to be prepared a Preliminary Plat.

b. Thirteen (13) copies of the Preliminary Plat, & supplementary materials specified shall be submitted to the P & Z
   Office with written application for conditional approval. The P & Z Commission shall act on the plat within
   thirty (30) days of being declared complete for consideration by the P & Z Manager.

c. Supplementary materials referred to above means master plans for water, sewer, drainage and streets.

d. The following notice shall be stamped on the face of each preliminary plat by the Secretary of the Planning
   Commission: “Preliminary Plat-for inspection purposes only & in no way official or approved for record
   purposes.”

e. The Plat Review Committee shall review the Preliminary Plat & other material submitted for conformity thereof
   to these regulations & shall make recommendations for negotiations with the sub-divider on changes deemed
   advisable; what kind & the extent of improvements to be made by him. These recommendations shall be made in
   writing.

f.   Following (1) review of the Preliminary Plat & other material submitted for conformity thereof to these
     regulations, and (2) negotiations with the sub-divider on changes deemed advisable; what kind & extent of
     improvements to be made by him, the Planning Commission shall, within thirty (30) days, act thereon as
     submitted, or modified, and if approved, the Planning Commission shall express it’s approval as Conditional
     Approval & state in writing the condition of such approval, if any, or if disapproved, shall express it’s disapproval
     & it’s reason therefore.

g. Sites to be reserved or dedicated for parks, playgrounds, or other public uses may be conditionally approved by
   the P & Z Commission at the preliminary plat stage. Prior to submission of a final plat these sites shall be
   submitted to the City Commission for its acceptance or rejection. The developer is responsible for having this
   item placed on the City Commission agenda.

h. The action of the Planning Commission shall be noted on two (2) copies of the Preliminary Plat, referenced &
   attached to any conditions determined. One (1) copy shall be returned to the sub-divider & the other retained by
   the City.

i.   Conditional approval of a Preliminary Plat shall not constitute approval of the Final Plat. Rather it shall be
     deemed an expression of approval to the layout submitted on the Preliminary Plat as a guide to the preparation of
     the Final Plat which will be submitted for approval of the Planning Commission & for the recording upon
     fulfillment of the requirements of these regulations & the conditions of the conditional approval, if any.

j.   Utility companies shall review all preliminary plats & provide appropriate input to ensure that utility
     improvements will not hinder development. This input may require the submission of utility construction plans.



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Final:

a. The Final Plat shall conform substantially to the Preliminary Plat as approved, & if desired by the sub-divider, it
   may constitute only that portion of the approved Preliminary Plat which he proposes to record & develop at the
   time, provided. However, that such portion conforms to all requirements of these regulations.

b. Thirteen (13) copies of the Final Plat, with supplementary materials required for approval shall be prepared &
   submitted to the Planning Commission. The Planning & Zoning Commission shall act on a plat within thirty (30)
   days of it being declared complete for consideration by the P & Z Manager. The reproducible original drawn
   upon sheets 24” X 36” or 18” X 24” & shall be at a scale no smaller than one hundred feet (100’) to one inch (1”)
   and must be submitted five (5) days prior to the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at which the plat will
   be considered.

c. Supplementary materials referred to above means complete construction plans for streets, drainage, water & sewer
   improvements. Plans shall be submitted on 24” X 36” sheets. Two (2) sets of supplementary materials shall be
   submitted for review purposes. After review & approval three (3) sets of approved plans shall be furnished for
   use of the City during construction.

d. The Plat Review Committee shall review the Final Plat and other material submitted for conformity thereof to
   these regulations and shall make recommendations for negotiations with the sub-divider on changes deemed
   advisable; what kind and the extent of improvements to be made by him, the recommendations shall be made in
   writing.

e. Following one (1) review of the Final Plat and other material submitted for conformity thereof to these
   regulations, and two (2) negotiations with the sub-divider on changes deeded advisable; what kind and the extent
   of improvements to be made by him, the Planning Commission shall act thereon within thirty (30) days as
   submitted, or modified and if approved, the Planning Commission shall express its approval and state in writing
   the conditions, if any. The Planning Commission may reject a final plat if these regulations are not adhered to.


Exception: The plat preparation requirements contained herein shall not be applicable in those cases
where the land being divided into parts is greater than ten (10) acres and each part has access and no
public improvements are being dedicated.




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                A Guide for Development




      SIGNAGE
                                                      SIGNAGE

Permit Required:

a. No person shall erect, construct or relocate a sign or nor person shall have a sign erected, constructed, or relocated
   except as provided in this article until a permit for such has been issued, the fee paid, except as otherwise
   provided in this article. The permit is valid for ninety (90) days. Work must be completed under a valid permit.

b. There shall be no permit required to restore/repair a sign to its original condition.

c. New signs require a permit. Major structural change of an existing sign requires a permit.

d. Any illuminated sign shall require a permit.

e. The Code Enforcement Officer may suspend or revoke any permit issued under the provisions of the chapter
   whenever he shall determine that the permit is issued in error or on the basis of incorrect or false information
   supplied, or whenever such permit is issued in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or any other
   ordinance of this City or laws of this state or the federal government. Such suspension or revocation shall be
   effective when communicated in writing to the person to whom the permit is issued, the owner of the sign or the
   responsible party of the premises upon which the sign is located.

f.   Each establishment doing business within the City of Corsicana shall be allowed one (1) banner at any given time,
     per business, and may only be used for a period of thirty (30) days. Beginning date will be day of permit issue.
     Each business may apply for a permit no more than four times per year. (Ordinance 2420 adopted 3/15/05)

Permit Procedure:

All applications for permits shall be made on forms provided by the Code Enforcement Officer and shall include:

a. A drawing of the proposed sign with its specifications (to include sign size and dimensions, sign height, and
   location of sign on property).

b. A drawing of all existing signs (not necessarily to scale), their relationship to the new sign (to include signs on
   either side of subject property, all signage on subject property, & signage pertaining to this permit application).

c. Name and address of tenant and/or sign owner, and if known, the property owner.

Height:

a. No sign shall exceed thirty feet (30’) overall height, except Interstate 45 signs can reach a maximum height of one
   hundred feet (100’).

b. To qualify for Interstate height of one hundred feet (100’), the sign in question must be within one thousand feet
   (1,000’) from the edge of the right-of-way of Interstate 45. (Ordinance 2157 adopted 5/20/97)

Setback:

a. A sign used as the primary sign for a business will have a set-back of fifteen feet (15’) from the right-of-way to
   the leading edge of sign. (Ordinance 2160 adopted 5/17/97)

b. The set-back of fifteen feet (15’) shall not apply to monument signs; however, the monument sign shall not be
   located in the right-of-way or within eight feet (8’) of the curb. The monument sign shall also not be located in an
   area where a sidewalk would be placed.

Zoning:
Types of signs shall be allowed in the zoning classifications as determined in the Zoning Ordinance.
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                                                SIGNAGE – continued

Free-Standing Signs, Pole or Ground: *A copy of the Sign Ordinance in its entirety may be obtained by the
P&Z Department.

a. Each free-standing building shall be allowed one free-standing sign.

b. Any multiple-tenant building, strip shopping center, mall or shopping center shall be required to utilize a
   Multiple-Tenant sign.

c. Any projecting or overhanging portion of a freestanding sign must be a minimum of ten (10’) feet above any
   walkway and sixteen (16’) feet above driveways and traffic areas.

d. A free-standing sign shall not exceed one hundred fifty feet (150’) in area. Interstate 45 corridor signs are exempt
   from this 150 square feet area limitations.

To qualify for the I-45 corridor exemption, the sign must be within 1,000 feet of the edge of the right-of-way of
Interstate 45. (Ordinance 2160 adopted 5/17/97)

e. No sign shall exceed thirty feet (30’) overall height, except I-45 signs can reach a maximum height of 100’.

f.Billboards (Off-premise advertising). No billboard shall be erected within five hundred feet (500’) of a residence.
  Billboards will only be allowed within one thousand feet (1,000’) of the edge of the right-of-way of I-45.
  (Ordinance 2398 adopted 11/2/04)
Multiple-Tenant Signs

a. Any Multiple Tenant building, strip shopping center, mall or shopping center shall be required to utilize a
   multiple-tenant sign for its tenants.

b. In no case shall the Multiple Tenant sign area exceed 300 sq. ft along I-45 & 200 sq ft along other roads.

c. If the Multiple Tenant sign is also used as an Identification sign, the size may be increased to 360 sq ft along I-45
   and 260 sq ft along other roads.

d. Multiple Tenant and Identification signs may not be separate on the same frontage.

e. Monument Signs.

f.   In no case shall the monument sign obstruct view of traffic at automobile window height.

g. The set-back of fifteen feet (15’) shall not apply to monument signs; however the Monument sign shall not be
   located in the right-of-way or within eight feet (8’) of the curb. The monument sign shall also not be located in an
   area where a sidewalk would be placed.

h. Only one (1) monument sign per each street frontage is allowed.

i.   Identification signs.

j.   Multiple Tenant and Identification signs may not be separate on the same frontage.

k. The maximum area for Identification signs shall not exceed 300 sq feet along I-45 & 200 square feet along all
   other roads.

l. If the sign is also used as a Multiple Tenant sign for the site, the size may be increased to 360 sq feet along I-45
   and 260 square feet along other roads.
m. Subdivision Development Signs. These signs shall be removed from the site at developer’s expense upon 75%
   occupancy of the subdivision.
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                              SIGN PERMIT
                                 CITY OF CORSICANA
JOB ADDRESS


OWNER                          ADDRESS                                       PHONE


CONTRACTOR                     ADDRESS                                       PHONE


ELECTRICAL                     ADDRESS                                       PHONE


USE OF BUILDING


3ESCRIBE WORK:




                  NOTICE
                                                 IHEREBY CERTIFY THAT 1HAVE READ AND EXAMINED THlS
           SEPERATE PERMITS ARE                    APPLICATION AND KNOW THE SAME TO BE TRUE AND
                                                  CORRECT. ALL PROVISION OF LAWS AND ORDINANCES
          REQUIRED FOR ELECTRICAL                GOVERNING THlS TYPE OF WORK WILL BE COMPLIED WITH
          WORK ABOVE THE NORMAL                  WETHER SPECIFIED HEREIN OR NOT, THE GRANTING OF A
                                                   PERMIT DOES NOT PRESUME TO GIVE AUMORITY TO
              APPLICATIONS OF                      VIOLATE OR CANCEL THE PROVISIONS OF ANY OTHER
         INSTALLING AN ILLUMINATED                STATE OR LOCAL LAW REGULATING CONSTRUCTION OR
                                                         THE PERFORMANCE OF CONSTRUCTION.
         SIGN. THlS PERMIT BECOMES
         NULL AND AFTER 90 DAYS OF       SIGNATURE:

            PERMIT DATE, UNLESS
            OTHERWISE STATED IN
            SPECIAL CONDITIONS.



                                          PPROVED FOR ISSUANCE BY:
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                A Guide for Development




    P & Z BOARD
MEETING SCHEDULE
                           PLANNING & ZONING BOARD
                            2008 MEETING SCHEDULE

                  MEETINGS: EACH 3RD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH @ 2:00 P.M.

    MEETING DATE:_____        APPLICATION DEADLINE:    ____PLAT DEADLINE:_____

JANUARY 17, 2008              DECEMBER 18, 2007        DECEMBER 11, 2007

FEBRUARY 21, 2008             JANUARY 29, 2008         JANUARY 22, 2008

MARCH 20, 2008                FEBRUARY 26, 2008        FEBRUARY 19, 2008


APRIL 17, 2008                MARCH 25, 2008           MARCH 18, 2008

MAY 15, 2008                  APRIL 22, 2008           APRIL 15, 2008

JUNE 19, 2008                 MAY 27, 2008             MAY 20, 2008


JULY 17, 2008                 JUNE 24, 2008            JUNE 17, 2008

AUGUST 21, 2008               JULY 29, 2008            JULY 22, 2008

SEPTEMBER 18, 2008            AUGUST 26, 2008          AUGUST 19, 2008


OCTOBER 16, 2008              SEPTEMBER 23, 2008       SEPTEMBER 16, 2008

NOVEMBER 20, 2008             OCTOBER 28, 2008         OCTOBER 21, 2008

DECEMBER 18, 2008             NOVEMBER 25, 2008        NOVEMBER 18, 2008




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BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS
 MEETING SCHEDULE
                       BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS
                       2008 MEETING SCHEDULE

            MEETINGS: EACH 1ST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH @ 10:00 A.M.
MEETING DATE:                     APPLICATION DEADLINE:


JANUARY 3, 2008                      DECEMBER 17, 2007

FEBRUARY 7, 2008                     JANUARY 21, 2008


MARCH 6, 2008                        FEBRUARY 18, 2008

APRIL 3, 2008                        MARCH 17, 2008

MAY 1, 2008                          APRIL 14, 2008


JUNE 5, 2008                         MAY 19, 2008

JULY 3, 2008                         JUNE 16, 2008

AUGUST 7, 2008                       JULY 21, 2008


SEPTEMBER 4, 2008                    AUGUST 18, 2008

OCTOBER 2, 2008                      SEPTEMBER 15, 2008

NOVEMBER 6, 2008                     OCTOBER 20, 2008


DECEMBER 4, 2008                     NOVEMBER 17, 2008




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        PLAT
   APPLICATION
                                                PLAT APPLICATION
                                     PLANNING & ZONING DEPARTMENT
                                             CITY OF CORSICANA, TEXAS
                                      200 NORTH 12th STREET · CORSICANA, TEXAS · 75110 · (903) 654.4870

                       Commercial                       Residential

                       Preliminary Plat                 Final Plat                          Replat


Date of Application: ________________________________________________________________


Property Location: ________________________________ Lot: __________ Block: ____________


Applicant’s Name: _________________________________________________________________


Phone: _________________________________ Mobile: __________________________________


Mailing Address: __________________________________________________________________




Existing Use: _____________________________________________________________________


Proposed Use: ____________________________________________________________________

For Office Use Only


Date of Application: ____________________________________ Scheduled Meeting Date: _________________________________
Responses Received:
_______________ Approval(s)           ___________________ Opposed                 ____________________ Notices Mailed

_____ Application Fee
_____ Tax Certificate Submitted
_____ Mylar & 13 Copies Submitted
_____ File
_____ Public Notice
_____ Property Owner Notice Mailed

Approved for Issuance By:


___________________________________            ______________________________          ____________________________________
City Engineer                                  Fire Marshal                            Building Official
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     STORM WATER
GENERAL DESIGN CRITERIA
                    GENERAL DESIGN CRITERIA FOR STORM WATER

This is a condensed version of City Ordinance 9.28. The full version contains additional information and
criteria.

Storm Drainage System
         (1)     The storm drainage system shall be separate and independent of any sanitary sewer system
         and its use shall not interfere with the operation and maintenance of road networks or utility systems.

           (2)     Each lot, site and block within the subdivision shall be adequately drained as prescribed in
           the City’s Construction Standards and Specifications for Roads, Streets, Structures and Utilities.
           Any use of retaining walls or similar construction shall be indicated on the preliminary plat and the
           construction plans will be required.

           (3)     No subdivision shall be approved which would permit building within a regulatory floodway
           of any stream or watercourse. The Commission may, when it deems necessary for the protection of
           the health, safety or welfare of the present and future population, prohibit the subdivisions and/or
           development of any property which lies within a designated regulatory floodway of any stream or
           watercourse.

           (4)     No lot or building site within a subdivision shall derive sole access to a public street across a
           waterway unless such access shall be constructed to remain open during 100 year design storm
           conditions as prescribed in the City’s Construction Standards and Specifications for Roads, Streets,
           Structures and Utilities.

           (5)     All Design Calculations shall be submitted for review by a registered professional engineer.

                  (g) All facilities shall be designed to intercept, detain and transport the projected run-off
                      from the twenty-five (25) year frequency storm. Overflow and/or transport provisions
                      shall be provided for the one hundred (100) year storm.

                  (h) Projected runoff rates for the design of drainage facilities shall be based on the expected
                      ultimate developed state of the upstream contributing area. Said ultimate developed state
                      shall be based on the maximum intensity allowable under existing zoning, and approved
                      plans with the contributing area.

                  (i) All development establishing impervious cover or otherwise modifying an existing site
                      shall incorporate facilities to prevent any increase in the peak rate of runoff from a
                      twenty-five (25) year frequency storm. The City Engineer may waive this
                      requirement under one or more of the following circumstances:

                  (1) Approved off-site storage is provided for the required regulation of peak flows and
                      adequate conveyance of storm water flows from the site to the off-site storage facility is
                      demonstrated.

                  (2) Development of a one (1), two (2) or three (3) family residential structure on any legally
                      platted lot creates no more impervious ground cover than thirty(30) percent of the gross
                      lot surface area exclusive of any area within the one hundred (100) year flood plain.



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                  (3) Certified engineering data and calculations are presented which demonstrate the absence
                      of adverse impact on all downstream conveyances and property between the downstream
                      property line and the receiving major waterway.

                  (4) Certified engineering data and calculations are presented which fully describe, explain
                      and justify recommended alternatives to detention.

                  (5) The increase in run-off does not exceed ten (10) percent of the existing condition run-off
                      up to a maximum increase of five (5) cubic feet per second, and said run-off does not
                      affect adjoining property.

                  (6) The property is adjacent to a major waterway and in the judgment of the City Engineer,
                      waiver of detention requirements will not result in an increase in the peak flood flow of
                      the major waterway. Waiver of this requirement for any reason shall not relieve the
                      owner of responsibility under civil law to adjacent and downstream property owners.

Streets and Storm Sewer
               (1) All street sections shall be in accordance with City standards. The allowable design drainage
                   capacity for storm water flow at the gutter shall be no deeper than the top of the curb.

              (2) Depth of flow in streets is to be controlled to allowable levels by modification of cross fall,
                  gradient changes, or the use of curb inlets and/or curb drains, and storm sewers.

              (3) Streets and underground storm drains shall be designed to accommodate a five year
                  frequency storm with adequate overland relief for the twenty-five (25) year storm. Design of
                  all bridges, culverts, underpasses and open channels are to be based on a twenty-five (25)
                  year frequency. All bridges and culverts to be built in the floodplain shall comply with the
                  established floodplain regulations and analyzed for a one-hundred (100) year event.

              (4) Water in excess of that permissible in streets with allowable depth or spread of water shall be
                  carried in storm sewers or open ditches not in the street right-of-way.

              (5) Street grades shall be such that excessive sand deposition from low water velocities or
                  pavement scouring from high velocities is to be avoided as far as practical.

              (6) Concrete valley gutters shall be provided when necessary to carry the water flow across all
                  intersections. Concrete valley gutters shall be six (6) inches thick and a minimum of six (6)
                  feet wide. The valley gutters shall be poured monolithic with the curb returns. All
                  intersection radii are to be fifteen (15) feet or greater at the curb line. Where water flows
                  from a street directly into an open watercourse, an approved structure shall be used for the
                  transition.

              (7) Where storm sewers are required, inlets shall be spaced so that the maximum travel distance
                  of water in a gutter will not exceed six hundred (600) feet. Inlets will be sized using an
                  allowable capacity of one cubic foot per second of opening for a throat height of five inches
                  and shall be designed so as to conform to city construction standards.

              (8) Design of storm sewers, outfalls, culvert, and drainage ditches shall conform to the following
                  general requirements.


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(a) Manholes (inlets or junction boxes) shall be provided at all changes in grade or
    alignment, sewer intersections, and at a maximum of 1,000 feet on straight lines.
    Design of manholes shall conform to the current City construction standards.

(b) (i) Storm drains 20 inches or larger in diameter shall be reinforced concrete pipe
    (RCP), American Society of Testing Materials, Standard C76, Class 3 pipe; if 18
    inches or smaller in diameter, pipe for storm drains shall be plain concrete pipe
    (PCP), American Society of testing Materials, Standard C14, standard strength.
    Where, in the opinion of the City Engineer, added strength is needed for traffic loads
    over a minimum cover, or for excessive height of backfill, pipe for storm drains shall
    be concrete pipe, American Society of Testing Materials, Standard C14, extra
    strength, or American Society of Testing Materials, Standard C76, Class 4 or 5. (ii)
    Pipe for storm drains shall be constructed to the bank of the receiving drain way and
    shall have a minimum cover of not less than one (1) foot over the top of the pipe.
    Erosion control measures shall be taken at the outlet of the pipe.

(c) Wherever possible, outfalls from storm sewers and ditches into natural drainage ways
    shall enter at the grade of the natural drainage channel. The sub-divider’s engineer
    shall design drop-type outfall structures or shall otherwise provide adequate
    protection against erosion.




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                A Guide for Development




BUILDING PERMIT
   APPLICATION
                                     BUILDING PERMIT
                                              CITY OF CORSICANA
APPLICANT
.
ADDRESS
.
JOB ADDRESS
.
LOT NO.                 BLK.               SUBDIVISION
.                       .                  .
OWNER                                        ADDRESS                                         PHONE
.                                            .                                               .
CONTRACTOR                                   ADDRESS                                         PHONE
.                                            .                                               .
ELECTRICAL                                   ADDRESS                                         PHONE
.                                            .                                               .
PLUMBING                                     ADDRESS                                         PHONE
.                                            .                                               .
MECHANICAL                                   ADDRESS                                         PHONE
.                                            .                                               .
USE OF BUILDING
.
DESCRIBE WORK:
.

FLOOD ZONE
.
TYPE OF CONST.                             SQ. FT.                                   NO. OF STORIES
.                                          .                                         .
NO. OF ROOMS                               NO. OF BATHS                              FOUNDATION
.                                          .                                         .
ROOF                                       SPRINKLERS REQUIRED                       PARKING SPACES
.                                          .                                         .
NO. OF DWELLING UNITS                      ZONING                                    OCCUPANCY GROUP
.                                          .                                         .
                        NOTICE                                  I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ AND EXAMINED THIS
                                                                APPLICATION AND KNOW THE SAME TO BE TRUE AND
                                                                CORRECT. ALL PROVISION OF LAWS AND ORDINANCES
       SEPERATE PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR                        GOVERNING THIS TYPE OF WORK WILL BE COMPLIED WITH
       ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, HEATING, VENTILATING               WETHER SPECIFIED HEREIN OR NOT, THE GRANTING OF A
       OR AIR CONDITIONING.                                     PERMIT DOES NOT PRESUME TO GIVE AUTHORITY TO
       THIS PERMIT BECOMES NULL AND VOID IF WORK                VIOLATE OR CANCEL THE PROVISIONS OF ANY OTHER STATE
       OR CONSTRUCTION AUTHORIZED IS NOT                        OR LOCAL LAW REGULATING CONSTRUCTION OR THE
       COMMENCED WITHIN 6 MONTHS, OR IF                         PERFORMANCE OF CONSTRUCTION.
       CONSTRUCTION OR WORK IS SUSPENDED OR                     .
       ABANDONED FOR A PERIOD OF 6 MONTHS ANY
       TIME AFTER WORK IS COMMENCED, UNLESS
       OTHERWISE STATED IN SPECIAL CONDITIONS.           SIGNATURE:
                                                         .
       BEFORE THIS BUILDING CAN BE OCCUPIED, A
       CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY MUST BE ISSUED           VALUATION: $                         PERMIT FEE: $
       BY THE INSPECTOR ON COMPLETION OF                 .                                    .
       CONSTRUCTION.
             THIS BECOMES YOUR PERMIT                         APPROVED FOR ISSUANCE BY:              DATE
            WHEN APPROVED FOR ISSUANCE.                       .                                      .

SPECIAL CONDITIONS
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