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(A) General procedure for plat approval.
(1) After the effective date of this chapter [i.e., May 5, 1986], no subdivision plat of land within the town's jurisdiction shall be filed or recorded until it has been submitted to and approved by the Council as set forth in § 152.07 and until this approval is entered in writing on the face of the plat by the Mayor and attested by the Town Clerk/Manager.
(2) The Register of Deeds shall not file or record a plat of a subdivision of land located within the territorial jurisdiction of the town that has not been approved in accordance with these provisions, nor shall the Clerk of Superior Court order or direct the recording of a plat if the recording would be in conflict with this section.
(B) Statement by owner. The owner of land shown on a subdivision plat submitted for recording or his or her authorized agent, shall sign a statement on the plat stating whether or not any land shown thereon is within the subdivision-regulation jurisdiction of any city.
(C) Effect of plat approval on dedications. Pursuant to G.S. § 160A-374, the approval of a plat shall not be deemed to constitute or effect the acceptance by the municipality or public of the dedication of any street or other ground, public utility line or other public facility shown on the plat. However, the Council may by resolution accept any dedication made to the public of land or facilities for streets, parks, public utility lines or other public purposes, when the lands or facilities are located within its subdivision-regulation jurisdiction. Acceptance of dedication of lands or facilities located within the subdivision-regulation jurisdiction but outside the corporate limits of the municipality shall not place on the town any duty to open, operate, repair or maintain any street, utility line or other land or facility and the municipality shall in no event be held to answer in any civil action or proceeding for failure to open, repair or maintain any street located outside its corporate limits.
(1992 Code, § 152.61) (Ord. passed 5-5-1986; Ord. passed 3-19-2007)