A.   To implement the comprehensive plan.
   B.   To ensure that subdivisions are consistent with all applicable provisions of all applicable plans, laws and regulations.
   C.   To establish standard requirements, conditions, and procedures for the design and review of subdivisions.
   D.   To provide for the orderly subdivision of land, and to ensure proper legal descriptions and monumentation of subdivided land.
   E.   To encourage the wise use and management of land and natural resources throughout the city in order to preserve the integrity, stability, and natural beauty of the community.
   F.   To ensure that adequate public infrastructure, facilities and services are available concurrent with development.
   G.   To require subdividers to furnish land, install infrastructure, pay fees, and establish mitigative measures to ensure that development provides its fair share of capital facilities.
   H.   To encourage a beneficial relationship between the uses of land and circulation of traffic throughout the city, and to provide for the proper location and design of streets.
   I.   To prevent problems associated with inappropriately subdivided lands, including premature subdivision, excess subdivision, partial or incomplete subdivision, or scattered subdivision.
   J.   To assure that new subdivisions will contribute toward an attractive, orderly, stable, livable, and safe community.
   K.   The city council deems these regulations to be necessary for the preservation of the health, safety, and general welfare of the city. These regulations have been developed pursuant to the authority set forth in Minnesota statutes section 462.358, and set forth in the appropriate sections of chapter 505, as indicated.
   L.   Except as provided herein, no land shall be platted, subdivided, rearranged, developed, or improved in any way that is not in conformity with these regulations.
   M.   Encourage well planned, efficient, and attractive subdivisions by establishing adequate standards for design and construction.
   N.   Provide for the health, welfare, and safety of residents by requiring properly designed streets, adequate sewage and potable water service, adequate storm drainage systems, other utilities, and other necessary improvements.
   O.   Place the cost of improvements on those benefiting from their construction.
   P.   Secure the rights of the public with respect to public lands, easements, and waters. (Ord. 2014-02, 2-18-2014)