The Planning Commission shall disapprove a plat within sixty days after the submission thereof to it; otherwise such plat shall be deemed to have been approved and a certificate to that effect shall be issued by the Planning Commission on demand; provided, however; that the applicant for the Commission’s approval may waive this requirement and consent to an extension of the period. The ground of disapproval of any plat shall be stated upon the records of the Commission. Any plat submitted to the Commission shall contain the name and address of any person to whom notice of a hearing shall be sent, and no plat shall be acted on by the Commission without affording a hearing thereon. Notice shall be sent to the said address by registered mail of the time and place of such hearing not less than five days before the date fixed therefor. Similar notice shall be mailed to the owners of land immediately adjoining the platted land, as their names appear upon the plats in the official records of the City of Flint and the County of Genesee and their addresses appear in the directory of the City or on the tax records of the City or County. Every plat approved by the Planning Commission shall, by virtue of such approval, be deemed to be an amendment of or an addition to or a detail of the municipal plan and a part thereof. Approval of a plat shall not be deemed to constitute or effect an acceptance by the public of any street or other open space shown upon the plat. The Planning Commission may, from time to time, recommend to the City Council amendments of the zoning ordinance or map or additions thereto to conform to the Planning Commission’s recommendations for the zoning regulation of the territory comprised within approved subdivisions. The Planning Commission shall have the power to agree with the applicant upon use, height, area or bulk requirements or restrictions governing buildings and premises within the subdivision; provided, such requirements or restrictions do not authorize the violation of the then then effective zoning ordinance of the City. Such requirements or restrictions shall be stated upon the plat prior to the approval and recording thereof and shall have the same force of law and be enforceable in the same manner and with the same sanctions and penalties and subject to the same power of amendment or repeal as though set out as a part of the zoning ordinance or map of the City. Provided that such requirements, restrictions or regulations do not conflict with the provisions of the then effective zoning ordinance or map.
(Ord. 277, passed 2-14-1939)