(a)   When first proposing to subdivide property, an owner or developer shall submit to the Zoning Inspector, at an informal conference, at least two copies of a sketch or tentative plat of the proposed subdivision. The Zoning Inspector shall review the tentative plat or sketch and advise the owner or developer of such changes as are required to ensure conformity with the Land Use Plan as to major highways and streets, school and recreation sites, community facilities, shopping centers or other pre-designated land usage. He or she shall give such advice as he or she can on sanitation, water supply, drainage and the relationship to any existing or proposed development, and may refer such plat to the Municipal Engineer for additional consultation.
   (b)   In the preparation of any subdivision plat, the following shall be taken into account:
      (1)   Every residential lot in a subdivision shall abut and have access to a dedicated street or right of way, except that in a division of land abutting several lots with the intent of conveying the same to abutting owners without creating additional residence building sites, such parcels need not abut a public street.
      (2)   No land shall be subdivided for residential use if such land is considered by the Planning Commission to be unsuitable for such use because of flooding, improper drainage, inability to provide proper sanitation or any other feature harmful to the health and safety of future residents or the community as a whole.
      (3)   Every subdivision shall be planned so as to be in conformity with the regulations for the zoning district in which it exists.
         (Ord. 9-76. Passed 9-9-76.)