In order to provide uniformity in the processing of subdivision plats, the following forms shall be used on final plats which will then be used for record plats.
   (A)   City Plan Commission approval.
This plat was given approval by the City Plan Commission of the city, at a meeting held this                day of                      , 20             .
   (B)   Board of Public Works and Safety approval.
Approval by the Board of Public Works and Safety of the city, at a meeting held this                    day of                            , 20             .
   (C)   Registered engineer or surveyor’s certificate. Each final plat submitted to the Commission for approval shall carry a certificate signed by a registered engineer or registered land surveyor in substantially the following form:
I hereby certify that I am a (registered professional engineer/registered land surveyor) licensed in compliance with the laws of the State of Indiana; that this plat correctly represents a survey completed by me on this            day of                                      , 20         ; that all monuments shown thereon actually exist; and that their location, size, type and material are accurately shown.
   (D)   Certificate of dedication. Each final plat submitted to the Commission shall include a dedication form in substantially the following form:
We, the undersigned (Names) , owners of the real estate shown and described herein certify that we have laid off, platted and subdivided said real estate in accordance with the within plat.
This subdivision shall be known and designated as (Name of subdivision) , an addition to the City of Decatur, Indiana.
All streets, alleys and other land proposed to be but not yet dedicated and shown hereon are hereby dedicated to the public.
Front and side building setback lines are hereby established as shown on this plat. Between these lines and the property lines of the streets, no building or structure shall be erected or maintained other than an open one-story porch.
There are strips of ground 5 feet in width as shown on this plat and marked “easement”, reserved for the use of the public utilities for the installation of mains, poles, duct lines and wires, subject at all times to the proper authorities and to the easement herein reserved.
No permanent or other structures are to be erected or maintained on said strips of land. The owners of lots in this subdivision shall take their titles subject to the rights of the public utilities and to the rights of the owners of other lots in this subdivision.
(Additional dedications and protective covenants or private restrictions should be inserted here. These may include the use and intensity of use of property, character of homes, minimum floor areas of residences, off-street parking for motor vehicles and other desires of the owner which do not conflict with provisions of law.)
The foregoing covenants or restrictions are to run with the land and shall be binding on all parties and all persons claiming under them until January 1, 20         . (Usually a period of 25 years, at which time said covenants or restrictions shall be automatically extended for successive periods of 10 years unless by vote of the majority of the then owners of the building lots covered by these covenants or restrictions, it is agreed to change such covenants or restrictions in whole or in part. Invalidation of any one of the covenants or restrictions by judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction shall in no way affect any of the other covenants or restrictions which shall remain in full force and effect.
The right to enforce these provisions by injunction, together with the right to cause the removal by due process of law of any structure or part thereof erected or maintained in violation hereof, is hereby dedicated to the public, and reserved to the several owners of the several lots in this subdivision and to their heirs and assigns.
Witness our hands and seals this                      day of                                       , 20          .
Before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public, in and for the aforesaid County and State, personally appeared (names of owners) and each separately and severally acknowledged the execution of the foregoing instrument as his or her voluntary act and deed for the purposes therein expressed.
Witness my hand and Notarial Seal this                           day of                                    , 20          .
Notary Public
(Prior Code, § 154.120) (Ord. 1978-6, passed 4-4-1978)