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All preliminary subdivision applications filed with the town are required to provide the following information. The applicant may be required to provide other information required by the Planning Commission or Town Council necessary to evaluate the merits of the proposed subdivision.
(A) Application. A preliminary subdivision application form, provided by Town Clerk, completed and signed by the owner(s) as identified on the property assessment rolls of the county, or authorized agent of the owner(s), of the lands proposed to be subdivided. The preliminary subdivision application shall be accompanied by the preliminary subdivision application fee, including a non-refundable administrative processing fee, as established by resolution of the Town Council.
(B) Preliminary subdivision plat.
(1) A preliminary subdivision plat, prepared by a licensed land surveyor, shall be provided. The preliminary subdivision plat shall be prepared in pen and all sheets shall be numbered. A minimum of 12 paper copies shall be presented to the Town Clerk, as part of the preliminary subdivision application. The Planning Commission may request additional copies if required.
(2) The preliminary subdivision plat shall show the following:
(a) A layout plan of the proposed subdivision, at a scale of no more than one inch equals 100 feet, or as recommended by the Zoning Administrator;
(b) Located at the top and center of the preliminary plat, the proposed name of the subdivision and the section, township, range, principal median and county of its location;
(c) A title block, placed on the lower right-hand corner of the plat showing:
1. Name and address of owner of record and the name and address of the licensed land surveyor responsible for preparing the preliminary plat;
2. Date of preparation of the preliminary subdivision plat, and all revision dates; and
3. Signature blocks for the dated signatures of the Mayor and Planning Commission Chair.
(d) North arrow, graphic and written scale, and basis of bearings used;
(e) All proposed lots, rights-of-way and easements created by the subdivision and their bearings, lengths, widths, name, number or purpose shall be given. The area of all lots created, with their addresses shall be shown;
(f) A vicinity map of the site at a minimum scale of one inch equals 1,000 feet;
(g) Surveyed boundaries of the proposed subdivision; accurate in scale, dimension and bearing and giving the location of and ties to the nearest survey monument. The location of the property with respect to surrounding property and roads, and the names of all adjoining property owners of record shall be shown;
(h) The legal description of the entire subdivision site boundary; and
(i) The location of any common space or open space areas including the location of all property proposed to be set aside for public or private reservation, with the designation of the purpose of those set asides, and conditions, if any, of the dedication or reservation.
(C) Required subdivision site information. On separate sheets, at the same scale as the preliminary subdivision plat information, the following subdivision site information is required:
(1) The identification of known natural features including, but not limited to, jurisdictional wetlands as identified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, areas of slope exceeding 30% grade, flood channels as identified by a federal or state agency, all waterbodies and drainage ways and any other natural features as required by the Planning Commission, or Town Council, for the entire subdivision site, including the total acres in each;
(2) Existing site contours, at intervals of no greater than two feet, unless otherwise approved by the Planning Commission, overlaid with the proposed subdivision layout plan;
(3) The location of any known human-made features on or contiguous to the subdivision site, including existing platted lots, all utility easements, railroads, power lines and power poles, bridges, culverts, drainage channels, road rights-of-way and easements, field drains, irrigation canals and ditches;
(4) The location and dimensions of all existing buildings, fence lines and property lines, overlaid with the proposed subdivision layout plan;
(5) The layout of proposed power lines including the source and connection to the existing power supply;
(6) All existing and proposed roadway locations and dimensions, with cross sections of all new roads, proposed to be dedicated to the town, showing the grades of all proposed streets and roads and all proposed cuts and fills exceeding three feet. The proposed radius of all centerline curves shall be shown;
(7) The location and size of existing and proposed culinary water and sewer lines and/or the location of all wells and springs, and the location of all proposed absorption and drain fields, as required by the South West Utah Public Health Department or the state’s Department of Environmental Quality, as applicable, overlaid with the proposed subdivision layout plan;
(8) Proposed storm drainage system; and
(9) The location of all existing and proposed fire hydrants, including the sizes of all existing and proposed water lines serving fire hydrants
(D) Title report. A title report for the property proposed to be subdivided, provided by a title company directly to the town and including all abstract pages within 30 days of the date of the preliminary subdivision application.
(E) Tax clearance. A tax clearance from the County Treasurer indicating that all taxes, interest and penalties owing for the subject property have been paid.
(F) Property owner addresses. Addresses of all owners of record of real property within 300 feet of the site proposed to be subdivided.
(G) Evidence of availability of necessary services. The following information is required to be presented as part of the preliminary subdivision application, necessary to establish the availability of basic services to the proposed subdivision.
(1) Culinary water requirements.
(a) The South West Utah Public Health Department, or the state’s Department of Environmental Quality, as applicable, identified herein as the “Culinary Water Authority,” shall review and approve the feasibility of the culinary water system and sources for the subject property.
(b) The town shall review and approve the applicant’s ability to provide culinary water or water rights to each lot in the subdivision. The preliminary plat shall not be approved without the applicant providing assurances of culinary water to each subdivision lot in the form of:
1. A binding contract with or shares in Boulder Farmstead Water Company providing one connection for each lot in the subdivision; or
2. Underground water rights available to the applicant as shown by, and on file with, the State Engineer’s office sufficient in amount to provide one single-family culinary water right in an amount no less than one-half (0.5) acre foot to each lot in the proposed subdivision from an approved underground source.
(c) It shall be the responsibility of the applicant to provide information and materials as required by South West Utah Public Health Department, the State Department of Environmental Quality, State Engineer’s Office and the town, all as determined by the town, necessary to review and approve the feasibility, availability and assurances as required herein for culinary water to each lot in the proposed subdivision.
(2) Wastewater requirements. The South West Utah Public Health Department or the state’s Department of Environmental Quality, as applicable, identified herein as the “Sanitary Sewer Authority,” shall review and approve the feasibility of sanitary sewer services or onsite wastewater systems for the subject property. It shall be the responsibility of the applicant to provide information and materials as required by the South West Utah Public Health Department, or the state’s Department of Environmental Quality, necessary to review and approve the feasibility of the sanitary sewer services or onsite wastewater systems.
(3) Fire protection and suppression requirements. The town’s Fire Authority shall review and make necessary recommendations, as determined necessary by the Fire Authority for necessary fire protection and suppression services for the subject property. It shall be the responsibility of the applicant to provide information and materials as required by the town’s Fire Authority necessary to review and make recommendations of the fire protection and suppression facilities and services.
(4) Storm drainage system. As required by this division (G), all preliminary subdivision applications shall identify plans for storm water drainage. No ditch or canal shall be proposed for the use of storm water runoff without the written approval of the applicable irrigation company, with a note on the preliminary plat identifying a proposed and recordable drainage easement.
(H) Subdivision roads and streets.
(1) The preliminary subdivision plat, and other application materials, shall identify the proposed road and street layout. Proposed subdivision streets shall make provision for the continuation of existing streets, as required by the Town Council.
(2) (a) The Town Engineer, as appointed by the Council, may review the proposed street and road design for compliance with the requirements of the town. The proposed street and road layout shall provide adequate and safe access to all proposed lots and proposed and existing roads and streets. Minimum lot sizes as required by the town’s Zoning Ordinance shall be exclusive of road easements and rights-of-way. If the subdivision will be accessed from a state highway, an appropriate access permit, as required by the state’s Department of Transportation, shall be provided with the application materials.
(b) All streets proposed to be created within the town, whether proposed to remain private or proposed to be dedicated to the town, shall meet the requirements of this section.
1. As required by § 153.190 of this code of ordinances, all lots shall have frontage upon a dedicated or publicly approved road or street, or right-of-way providing direct access to a dedicated or publicly approved road or street. All lots shall have frontage, as required by the minimum lot width requirements for the zoning district in which the lot is located, as provided by § 153.119 of this code of ordinances.
2. The layout of all proposed streets shall recognize and provide adequate and appropriate connection(s) to adjoining properties and the proposed street layout shall not impose any undue hardship on adjoining properties.
(3) All streets proposed to be created shall identify a permanent method of street maintenance. If the proposed street is not proposed for dedication to the town, or if the town is unwilling to accept dedication, an appropriate method for long-term maintenance of the private street must be proposed, for approval by the Town Council. Acceptance of dedication of a proposed street is at the full discretion of the Town Council.
(4) All streets shall meet the minimum design standards as follows:
Standards for All Proposed Streets
Street Design Item
Standards for All Proposed Streets
Street Design Item
Cul-de-sacs and dead-end streets
All cul-de-sac or dead-end streets shall have a minimum 50-foot minimum radius turn around at the street or road termination
All streets shall intersect at a minimum and maximum 90-degree angle
Location of utilities
Required utilities may be located within the required street right-of-way, as may be authorized by the town, the county or the state’s Department of Transportation. However, if the utility provider requires a separate utility easement, said easement shall be in addition to the minimum street right-of-way as may be required by the town, the county or the state’s Department of Transportation, as applicable
No street shall be designed where any area of the street right-of-way is greater than 8% of vertical rise for a maximum distance of 100 feet of horizontal run
Maximum grade at intersections
The maximum grade of all streets shall not exceed 2% of vertical rise for a maximum distance of 100 feet of horizontal run within 100 feet of a street intersection
Minimum driving surface
An all-weather surface shall be provided, as determined by the town, the county or the state’s Department of Transportation, as applicable
No street shall intersect with any existing or proposed street closer than 200 feet of any other existing or proposed street intersection
40 feet, except a larger street right-of-way may be required by the town, or the state’s Department of Transportation, as applicable, to ensure the street meets anticipated future traffic needs and public safety requirements
All power lines, telephone lines and other required utilities are encouraged to be placed underground
Where feasible, all lots shall be located within 400 feet of a fire hydrant, located within the street right-of-way or easement(s), as approved by the town’s Fire Marshal
All streets shall provide a roadside foreslopes and backslopes in the roadside shall be 4:1 or flatter
Streets shall provide a storm drainage system, including culverts where drainage water cross the street or road or when determined necessary by the town or the state’s Department of Transportation, and a bar ditch with a maximum slope of 6:1
Street lighting shall be provided as required by the town, the county or the state’s Department of Transportation, as applicable
Traffic-control signs shall be installed at intersections and shall conform to the Manual of Uniform Traffic-Control Devices (MUTCD)
(5) For the purposes of this section, a STREET shall be defined as any vehicular way providing access to two or more lots. The Planning Commission and Town Council have some latitude in applying this section to subdivisions proposing the creation of four or less lots, where, in their sole discretion, this section would create an undue hardship for the applicant. A street may remain in private ownership as a “private street” or be dedicated to the town as a “public street.” A private right-of-way may be used to access up to four lots; provided, such private right-of-way has direct access to a dedicated or publicly approved road or street. A private driveway is not required to meet the requirements of this section, except a private driveway is required to meet all public safety requirements, as may be required by the town’s Fire Marshal.
(I) Special service district or special service area. If the proposed subdivision is located within the boundaries of a special service district or a special service area, a letter shall be provided, with the preliminary subdivision application materials, from the governing board acknowledging the proposed subdivision, which letter may identify any potential impacts resulting from the proposed subdivision.
(J) Irrigation company. If the proposed subdivision is located within the boundaries of an irrigation company a letter shall be provided, with the preliminary subdivision application materials, from the governing board acknowledging the proposed subdivision, which letter may identify any potential impacts resulting from the proposed subdivision.
(K) Additional information and materials when necessary. When the Planning Commission or Town Council deem necessary, the applicant may be required to provide other information or letters of feasibility, conduct studies and provide evidence indicating the suitability of the area for the proposed subdivision, including, but not limited to, adequacy of public safety and fire protection, ground water protection, plant cover maintenance, geologic or flood hazard, erosion control, wildlife habitat and any other physical or environmental matters.
(Ord. 49, passed 3-5-2003; Ord. 49A, passed 3-3-2004; Ord. 50, passed - -; Ord. 58, passed 5-8-2008, § 400-2; Ord. passed 7-11-2019)