§ 155.040  APPLICATION FOR SITE PLAN APPROVAL.
   (A)   The application for site plan approval shall be made upon a form prescribed by the Plan Commission and signed by the owner(s) attesting to the accuracy of all information supplied by the application.
   (B)   The following information is required:
      (1)   Name(s), address(es) and phone number(s) of legal owner(s) of the property;
      (2)   Legal description of the property;
      (3)   Copy of recorded deed for the property;
      (4)   Certified plat of survey no more than two years old in triplicate of the property by a registered Indiana land surveyor at a scale not more than one inch equals 20 feet indicating swales, ditches, flow line, top and toe of slopes and high point. Topographical contours shall be shown at two-foot intervals, all steep slopes shall be color coded or highlighted, as well as two established benchmarks at assumed elevation in cases where sea level elevation is not available. The topographical drawing shall also show:
         (a)   The placement and size of all existing trees more than eight inches in diameter, measured four feet above ground level. The site plan shall also show those trees more than eight inches, or as otherwise provided in § 155.064, in diameter that are proposed to be removed;
         (b)   Underground utilities on or within ten feet to the property;
         (c)   Overlay drawing of the topographical drawing showing the exterior dimensions of the foundation of any structure(s) and their placement on the property including setbacks from property lines and other structure(s) and the proposed topography upon completion of the proposed building(s) or structure(s) or additions or alterations thereto, including well (if applicable) and septic system, driveways, retaining walls, revetments and parking facilities;
         (d)   Upon completion of the project, an as-built topographic survey shall be filed with the Building Commissioner for comparison to the approved plan; and
         (e)   Indicate location of any active wells within 75 feet of proposed septic field, or provide a letter verifying that none exist.
      (5)   Three drawings to scale not more than 1 inch equals 20 feet upon which the relationship of the proposed building(s) or structure(s) or alteration or addition thereto to surrounding uses, the location of surrounding streets, walkways, rights-of-way, existing easements of record, parking facilities, access to the site and proposed location of septic systems and wells, if applicable, including wells, yard drains, septic tanks, drainage fields on adjacent properties and locating retaining walls, permanent fences, curbs, all driveways, parking and loading areas on the subject property and within 15 feet of the property line and on adjacent property;
      (6)   A plan, which contains a method of preventing erosion immediately after excavation of the site, a system for protecting excavated materials from erosion, and a method of restoration of disrupted areas;
      (7)   Drainage plan and specifications to provide adequate surface runoff in order to prevent increased runoff on surrounding property. These plans and specifications shall be prepared by an architect or engineer licensed in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio or Wisconsin and are required to be certified by an architect or engineer licensed by the State of Indiana and certified by a soil scientist licensed by the State of Indiana;
      (8)   Receipt from the Michigan City Department of Water Works for the municipal water connection fee, and a receipt from the Town of Beverly Shores for the town tap-in fee (if applicable);
      (9)   Building heights;
      (10)   Provide information to demonstrate compliance with the steep slope provisions contained in this chapter or provide a variance signed by the B.Z.A.;
      (11)   The proposed site of the structure must be staked consistent with site plan;
      (12)   All areas affected by construction or excavating activities must be staked with a different color stake from the structure stakes at the site;
      (13)   All retaining walls which will be used during construction or intended for permanent, protection of the dune must be designated on the site plan as well as the method which will be utilized to install such walls and, in the case of temporary walls, remove the walls after construction;
      (14)   Construction techniques utilizing a pile driver or other vibration techniques are prohibited; and
      (15)   Any other matters which may be necessary to determine conformance with and provide for the enforcement of this chapter.
(Ord. 208, passed 12-19-1983; Am. Ord. 09-12, passed 11-16-2009; Am. Ord. 11-11, passed 9-19-2011; Am. Ord. 2016-11, passed 12-19-2016)  Penalty, see § 155.999