Requirements for the submission of a preliminary plan for a residential subdivision shall be as follows:
   (a)   Generally.  A preliminary plan shall be submitted to the Clerk of the Planning Commission and receive approval from the Planning Commission prior to the start of any grading or construction work upon the proposed streets and before any plat of said subdivision is made in a form suitable for recording.
      Where the preliminary plan covers only a part of the subdivider's entire contiguous holdings, a drawing of the prospective future street system of the unsubmitted part shall be furnished, and the street system of the submitted part will be considered in light of adjustments and connection with the street system of the part not submitted. The subdivider shall furnish the following information, as a minimum, with the understanding that other information may be required by City staff departments:
      (1)   Preliminary plan application.  A preliminary plan application with the submission fee and twenty copies shall be submitted.
      (2)   Preliminary plan drawing.  The preliminary plan shall be prepared by a professional engineer or surveyor licensed to practice in the State of Ohio. The plat shall be accurately and clearly drawn at a scale of one inch equals 100 feet or less. The preliminary plan shall be drawn on mylar (or equivalent) on one or more sheets no larger than twenty-four inches by thirty-six inches in size.
   (b)   Existing Data and Information.  The preliminary plan shall clearly show the following existing features and information:
      (1)   Subdivision name.  The proposed name of the subdivision, which shall not duplicate or closely approximate the name of any other subdivision in the City of Elyria.
      (2)   Designation.  The tract designation according to real estate records of the recorder of the county where located.
      (3)   Owners of record.  The names, addresses and phone numbers of the owner or owners of record, the developer and the engineer or surveyor preparing the preliminary plan. The recording references for the deed(s) of conveyance to the owner or owners shall also be depicted.
      (4)   Abutting owners.  The names of adjacent subdivisions and the names of record owners of adjacent parcels of unplatted land. The recording references for the deed(s) of conveyance to the owner or owners shall also be depicted.
      (5)   Boundary lines.  The boundary lines, accurate in scale, showing bearings and distances and the method by which they were derived, as surveyed by a registered surveyor or as shown by existing deed records of the tract to be subdivided. If applicable, all corporation lines, section lines and Township lines shall be shown.
      (6)   Streets and other public ways.  The names and locations of all existing or platted streets or other public ways, such as alleys, bridges, railroad lines, etc., within or adjacent to the subdivision. The width of all right-of-ways and roadways shall be identified.
      (7)   Easements.  The location, width and purpose of any easement within or immediately adjacent to the proposed subdivision (i.e. sanitary, water, storm sewers, private utilities, etc.)
      (8)   Existing utilities.  Existing sewers, water mains, pipe lines, pole lines, high tension lines, culverts and other underground structures within the tract, and immediately adjacent thereto, with pipe sizes, types and grades indicated, and the location and depth of all existing underground utilities.
      (9)   Topography.  Contours, with intervals of not more than two feet, as referenced to the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey datum, or as may be required by the Planning Commission.
      (10)   Natural and site features.  The location of all significant physical features of the site, including watercourses, lakes, rivers, areas subject to flooding and a GIS map, when available.
      (11)   Zoning.  Zoning boundary lines of the subdivision and adjacent property.
      (12)   Title block.  The north point, scale, title and date, the name of subdivision and the name and address of the owner and developer.
      (13)   Subdivision identification signs.  All signage together with landscaping. No subdivision identification signage shall be constructed within a  public street right-of-way.
   (c)   Proposed Features and Information.  The preliminary plan shall clearly show the following proposed features and information:
      (1)   Streets.  The layout of proposed streets, alleys and crosswalks, with the right- of-way and pavement designs meeting the requirements of these  Subdivision Regulations. Proposed street names shall be indicated and shall not duplicate or closely approximate any existing street names in the City of Elyria, except for the extensions of existing streets.
      (2)   Easements.  The location, width and purpose of all easements (i.e. sanitary, water, storm sewers, private utilities, etc.)
      (3)   Lots.  The layout of the proposed lots, consecutively numbered, scaled dimensions, estimated areas of irregular-shaped lots, in square feet, and front yard setback lines of proposed lots.
      (4)   Land for public use.  All parcels of land intended to be dedicated or temporarily reserved for public use, such as open spaces, parks or playgrounds, or all parcels of land of which the ownership remains private which are reserved in the deeds for the common use of property owners in the subdivision, with the purpose, condition or limitation of such reservation indicated. If such land is to be private, a statement of proposed covenants or restrictions for future maintenance shall be furnished, whether on the plat or as a separate recorded instrument.
      (5)   Development analysis.  The total acreage, number of lots, typical lot size required by zoning, and acreage of open space, if provided, etc.
      (6)   Utilities.  All sanitary sewers, water lines and drainage facilities.
      (7)   Buried debris.  The location and dimensions of any existing or proposed burial sites of organic debris which results from clearing and construction of the proposed subdivision. Organic debris includes tree stumps and other organic matter which naturally decomposes. This provision shall not be interpreted to authorize burial or landfilling of inorganic debris, including, but not limited to, construction debris or other solid wastes, which shall only be disposed of according to the regulations of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, or such other authorized agency. Plans shall indicate whether or not the specific parcel contains buried debris as identified above. If said parcel contains no buried debris, it shall be certified by the owner's signature on the plan as follows: "Owner states that no buried debris is known and surveyors state that none is observed on said property."
      (8)   Stormwater and sanitary sewer system.  A stormwater and sanitary sewer drainage sketch plan, indicating the development's ability to comply with the standards and regulations set forth in Chapter 1115.
      (9)   Title block.  The north point, scale, date and the title, the name of the  subdivision and the name and address of the owner and developer.
      Subdividers or developers of shopping centers and other commercial uses, as well as industrial uses, must comply with the same requirements as residential developers, with the exception of paragraph (c)(4) hereof. Plans or written signed statements regarding planted areas and buffer strips may be required where applicable.
      Any other land use which may either alter the existing street or road pattern, or materially change or disrupt the existing street or road pattern, or materially change or disrupt the existing flow of traffic, shall be reviewed by the Planning Commission and a plat may be required if the Planning Commission is of the opinion that such a plat should be recorded.
(Ord. 97-297.  Passed 12-15-97.)