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(A) Recording of plat. No plat of any subdivision shall be entitled to record in the Register of Deeds Office or have any validity until it has been approved in the manner specified herein. In the event any such unapproved plat is recorded, it shall be considered invalid, and the Planning Commission shall institute proceedings to have the plat stricken from the records of the county.
(B) Sale of land in subdivision. No owner or agent of the owner of any land located within a subdivision shall transfer, sell, agree to sell or negotiate to sell, any land by reference to, exhibition of, or by use of a plan, or plat of a subdivision before the plan or plat has been approved and recorded in a manner prescribed herein. Any sale or transfer contrary to the provisions of this section is voidable within 90 days at the option of the buyer. The description of the lot or parcel by metes and bounds in the instrument of transfer or other documents used in the process of selling or transferring shall not exempt the transaction from the provisions of this chapter.
(C) Permit. The Building Inspector shall not issue building or repair permits for any structure on a lot in a subdivision for which a plat has not been approved and recorded in the manner prescribed herein. The Building Inspector shall not issue a permit for repair on any structure in a subdivision for which a plat has not been approved and recorded in the manner prescribed herein. Before any permit shall be issued, the lot shall be connected to city water.
(D) Public improvements. The city hereby defines its policy to be that the city will withhold all public improvements of whatsoever nature, including the maintenance of streets and furnishing of sewer facilities and water service from all subdivisions which have not been approved, and from all areas dedicated to the public which have not been accepted by the Council in the manner prescribed herein.
(E) Revision of plat after approval. No changes, erasures, modifications or revisions shall be made in any plat or subdivision after approval has been given by the Planning Commission and endorsed in writing on the plat, unless the plat is first re-submitted to the Planning Commission.
(F) Fees. The subdivider shall pay a filing fee of $5 per lot for every plat submitted to the Planning Commission for approval. One-half the total fee shall be paid when the preliminary plat is presented to the Planning Commission for approval and the other half shall be paid when the final plat is presented to the Commission for approval.
(Ord. 89, passed 2-14-1966)