16.04.070 – Preliminary plat of subdivision

  1. Application- The Subdivider shall file the Preliminary Plat of Subdivision application with the Director of Community Development.  If the Subdivider intends to develop the property in phases, the Subdivider shall identify and label each phase in the order they are to be recorded on the proposed Preliminary Plat of Subdivision.  
  2. Plan Commission Review
    1. Review and Action
      The Plan Commission shall review the Preliminary Plat of Subdivision for conformance with the Comprehensive Plan, the provisions hereof, and all other applicable City ordinances. The Plan Commission shall disapprove or recommend approval of the Preliminary Plat of Subdivision within 90 days from the date of filing of the last item of required supporting data. Such time may be extended by mutual consent of the Subdivider and the Plan Commission.
    2. Disapproval
      Plan Commission disapproval of a Preliminary Plat of Subdivision shall be in the form of a Resolution and shall state the reasons therefore and how the proposed Preliminary Plat of Subdivision fails to conform to the Comprehensive Plan, the provisions hereof, and other applicable City ordinances.
    3. Approval
      Plan Commission recommendation of approval of a Preliminary Plat of Subdivision shall be in the form of a Resolution passed by the Plan Commission, and may include conditions for such approval.  These conditions shall be consistent with the requirements set forth herein. A copy of the recommendations and any conditions shall be forwarded to the City Council.
  3. City Council Review
    1. Action
      The City Council shall approve or disapprove the Preliminary Plat of Subdivision not later than 30 days after the next regular City Council meeting following the date of the Plan Commission's approval, unless such time is extended by mutual consent of the City Council and Subdivider.
    2. Disapproval
      City Council disapproval of a Preliminary Plat of Subdivision shall be by Ordinance and shall state the reasons therefore and how the proposed Preliminary Plat of Subdivision fails to conform to the Comprehensive Plan, the provisions hereof, and other applicable City ordinances.
    3. Approval
      City Council approval of a Preliminary Plat of Subdivision shall be by Ordinance and may include conditions for such approval, which conditions shall be consistent with the requirements set forth herein.
    4. Period of Validity
      A Preliminary Plat of Subdivision shall remain valid for a period of two years from the date of City Council approval.  At the end of the two year period the City Council, at its discretion and for good cause, may be extended, for up to one (1) year at a time.  If a Final Plat of Subdivision is approved and recorded encompassing all or any phase of the land included on the Preliminary Plat of Subdivision, the Preliminary Plat of Subdivision as to the balance shall remain valid for a period of five years from the date of its initial approval.
(2012-M-45: § 2; 1987-M-45: § 4)