11-1-1: PURPOSE:
The purpose of this title is to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of present and future residents of the city and its impact area as well as to provide for:
   A.   The harmonious development of the city and its impact area.
   B.   The coordination of streets and roads within the subdivision with other existing or planned streets and roads.
   C.   Adequate open space for travel, light, air and recreation.
   D.   Adequate transportation, water drainage and sanitary facilities.
   E.   The avoidance of scattered subdivision of land that would result in either of the following:
      1.   The lack of water supply, sewer service, drainage, transportation, or other public services.
      2.   The unnecessary imposition of an excessive expenditure of public funds for the supply of such services.
   F.   The requirements as to the extent and the manner in which:
      1.   Roads shall be created and improved.
      2.   Water and sewer and other utility mains, piping connections, or other facilities shall be installed.
   G.   The manner and form of making and filing of any plat.
   H.   The assurance of all expenses incurred by the development are paid by the developer.
   I.   The effective completion of the subdivision.
   J.   The hearing of inputs from concerned and affected residents, agencies, and schools.
   K.   The administration of these regulations by defining the powers and duties of approval authorities.
For these reasons, the following regulations of this title for subdividing land within the city and its impact area are hereby adopted. (Ord. 8-96, 11-11-1996)