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(A) The purpose of this chapter is to establish procedures and standards for the development and subdivision of land within the territorial jurisdiction of the town. It is further designed to provide for:
(1) The orderly growth and development of the town;
(2) The coordination of transportation networks and utilities within proposed subdivisions with existing or planned streets and highways and with other public facilities;
(3) The dedication or reservation of recreation areas serving residents of the immediate neighborhood within the subdivision or, alternatively, for provision of funds to be used to acquire recreation areas serving residents of the development or subdivision or more than one subdivision or development within the immediate area, and rights-of-way or easements for street and utility purposes including the dedication of rights-of-way pursuant to G.S. §§ 136-66.10 or 136-66.11;
(4) The distribution of population and traffic in such a manner that will mitigate hazards, avoid congestion and overcrowding, and will create conditions that promote public health, safety and the general welfare.
(B) This chapter is designed to further facilitate adequate provision of water, sewerage, parks, schools and playgrounds, and also to facilitate the further resubdivision of larger tracts into smaller parcels of land.
(Ord. passed 9-8-83; Am. Res. passed 4-8-10)