12-1-4: PURPOSES:
   A.   Land proposed for subdivision must be suitable and safe for building without danger from flood or other natural or manmade hazard pursuant to FEMA (federal emergency management agency) standards. Proposed public improvements shall conform to and not be in conflict with goals and policies set forth in the comprehensive plan. It is intended that these regulations shall complement and implement provisions and standards contained in building codes, zoning ordinances, the comprehensive plan and the capital improvement plan of the city.
   B.   This title is adopted to provide for the orderly division of land within the city, and:
      1.   To protect and provide for the public health, safety, and general welfare of the city.
      2.   To guide the future growth and development of the city in accordance with the comprehensive plan.
      3.   To protect the character and the social and economic stability of all parts of the city and to encourage the orderly and beneficial development of the community's lands.
      4.   To guide public and private policy in order to provide adequate and efficient streets, water, sewerage, drainage, parks and other public facilities.
      5.   To establish reasonable standards of design and procedures for subdivisions in order to further the orderly layout and use of land, and to ensure proper legal description and monumentation of subdivided land.
      6.   To ensure that public facilities and services are available concurrent with development and will have sufficient capacity to serve the subdivision.
      7.   To ensure that the community will bear no more than its fair share of any cost of providing services by requiring the developer to pay fees, furnish land, or establish mitigation measures to provide a fair share of capital facilities needs generated by the development.
      8.   To assure the adequacy of drainage facilities to safeguard the water table, and to encourage the wise use and management of natural resources to preserve the stability and beauty of the community and the value of the land.
      9.   To provide open space through the most efficient design and layout of the land, while preserving the density of development as established in the zoning ordinance of the city. (2003 Code § 12-01-04)