A.   Subdivider: The subdivider shall prepare a plat consistent with the standards contained herein and shall pay for the design and inspection of the public improvements required. The city shall process said plats in accordance with the regulations set forth herein. The subdivider shall not alter the terrain or remove any vegetation from the proposed subdivision site or engage in any site development until the necessary approvals as outlined herein have been obtained.
   B.   Planning Department: The planning department shall review the plats for design; for conformity to the master plan and to the zoning ordinance; for the environmental quality of the subdivision design; and shall process the subdivision plats and reports as provided for in this title.
   C.   Other Agencies: Plats of proposed subdivisions may be referred by the planning department to such city departments and special districts, governmental boards, bureaus, utility companies and other agencies which will provide public and private facilities and services to the subdivision for their information and comment. The planning department shall decide which agencies to refer proposed subdivision plats to. Subdividers shall be responsible for distributing plans to and coordinating the comments received from all public and private entities.
   D.   Public Works And Engineer: The public works department and city engineer shall make comments as to engineering requirements for street widths, grades, alignments and flood control, whether the proposed public improvements are consistent with this title and other applicable ordinances and shall be responsible for the inspection and approval of all construction of public improvements. Street layout and overall circulation shall be coordinated with transportation planning in the planning department.
   E.   Planning Commission: The planning commission shall act as an advisory agency to the city council as set forth herein. It is charged with making investigations, reports and recommendations on proposed subdivisions as to their conformance to the master plan and zoning ordinance, and other pertinent documents. The planning commission shall recommend approval, approval with conditions, or disapproval of schematic plans, and minor plats to the city council. The planning commission has final jurisdiction in the approval of subdivisions by metes and bounds, preliminary plats and final subdivision plats.
   F.   City Attorney: The city attorney shall verify, prior to recordation of a plat, that the form of the final plat is correct and acceptable, that the subdivider dedicating land for use of the public is the owner of record, and that the land is free and clear of unacceptable encumbrances according to the title report submitted by the subdivider.
   G.   City Manager: The city manager acts as liaison between the planning commission, planning department staff, and the city council. Prior to preliminary approval for a subdivision, the city manager may review the proposed plat and receive written comments from the city council on the plat. The comments may then be forwarded to the planning commission for evaluation. Upon final approval by the planning commission, the plat will be sent to the city manager who will present it to the city council.
   H.   City Council: The city council has final jurisdiction in the approval of schematic plans, and minor subdivision plats, the establishment of requirements and design standards for public improvements, and the acceptance of lands and public improvements that may be proposed for dedication, and shall consider appeals regarding the administration of this title as provided herein. (Ord. 2015-06, 2-17-2015)