(A)   These regulations are designed to promote the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the community by establishing standards for the subdivision of land within the city's jurisdiction.
   (B)   The provisions of this chapter are specifically designed to lessen the congestion on streets; promote the orderly layout and use of land; secure safety from fire and other dangers; provide adequate light and air; facilitate adequate provisions for transportation, water, sewage, schools, parks, playgrounds and other public requirements; and protect neighborhood areas from the hazard of through traffic.
   (C)   These regulations are designed, intended and should be administered according to the purposes so to achieve the following:
      (1)   Implement the Comprehensive Plan;
      (2)   Provide for conservation of existing standard residential areas and prevent the development of slums and blight;
      (3)   Harmoniously relate the development of the various tracts of land to the existing community and facilitate the future development of adjoining tracts;
      (4)   Provide that cost of improvements which primarily benefit the tract of land being developed be borne by the owners or developers of the tract and that the cost of improvements which primarily benefit the whole community be borne by the whole community;
      (5)   Provide the best possible design for the tract;
      (6)   Reconcile any difference of interest; and
      (7)   Establish adequate and accurate records of land subdivision.
(Ord. 1573, passed 11-13-07)