The final plat, when submitted to the Council, shall conform substantially to the preliminary plat as approved and it may constitute only a portion of the preliminary plat which the subdivider proposed to record and develop. A public hearing shall be held thereon after notice of the time and place thereof has been published once in the official newspaper at least ten days before the day of the hearing. At the hearing, all persons interested in the plat shall be heard and the platting authority may thereafter approve or disapprove the plat, but failure of the platting authority to act on the application within 60 days is deemed approval.
   Subd. 1. Final plat data. The final plat shall give the following information:
      A. All plats shall be 20 inches by 30 inches by 40 inches with a one-half inch border on top border and on the right-hand side; (A two-inch border shall be left on the left-hand side.)
      B. Date, title, name and location of subdivision, graphic scale and true N line;
      C. All dimensions, angles, bearings and similar data on the plat shall be tied to primary control points; (Locations and descriptions of the control points shall be given. Except where deemed clearly unreasonable or infeasible by the Planning Commission, these control points shall be the located section corners of the state.)
      D. Name and right-of-way width of each street, easement or other rights-of-way;
      E. Lot numbers, lot lines and frontage dimensions;
      F. Purpose of which sites, other than residential lots, are dedicated or reserved;
      G. Location and description of monuments;
      H. Names and location of adjoining subdivision and streets and the location of adjoining unplatted properties;
      I. Certification on plat of title showing surveyor's certificate with signature and dedication certificate;
      J. All plats and surveys shall be prepared in accordance with M.S. §§ 505.02, 505.03, 505.04 and 505.08, as they may be amended from time to time;
      K. The Council may require that, in lieu of the completion of the work before the final approval of the plat, the governing body or platting authority may accept or require a contract secured by a cash deposit, certified check or a bond in an amount and with surety and conditions satisfactory to it, to assure the city that the improvements and utilities will be actually constructed and installed according to the specifications approved by the governing body or platting authority as expressed in the contract; and the city may enforce the contracts by appropriate legal and equitable remedies; (Payment to the Austin Utilities for utility extensions of water, natural gas and electricity shall be made to Austin Utilities prior to the extension of these utilities. The City Engineer will provide the engineering for sanitary sewer, storm sewer, streets, curb and gutter, with the sole exception of street grades, which must be provided by the developer, subject to approval by the City Engineer. Contracts for the above may be let by the Council or subdivider. Engineering and installation of water, natural gas and electricity, whether by utility crews or contractors, will be arranged for and be under the direction of the Austin Utilities. If requested to do so by the Austin Utilities, the developer will bring streets and boulevards to within six inches of finish grade before utilities are installed.)
      L. Protective covenants shall either be placed directly on the final plat or attached thereto in form for recording; and
      M. Delineate flood hazard area, including floodway and flood fringe lines.
   Subd. 2. Final plat procedure. Electronic copies in a PDF format of the final plat together with any street profiles or other plans that may be required shall be submitted to the City Planner by the subdivider at least 20 days prior to the meeting at which it is to be reviewed. The plats shall be as follows:
      A. One copy of the final plat shall be forwarded to the City Engineer, who will review it for compliance with the City Code. The City Engineer shall send a letter to the City Planner with his or her comments on the final plat.
      B. After the appropriate preliminary plat has been approved, the Council shall approve or disapprove the plat. If the plat is disapproved, the grounds for disapproval shall be stated in the records of the Council.
      C. When the final plat has been approved by the Council, the City Recorder shall file with the County Recorder the approved final plat as the official plat of record and one copy shall be returned to the subdivider.
(Ord. 699, passed 1-18-22)