(A)   All land within the city not subdivided into lots, blocks and streets, or within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the city, shall be laid out under the direction of the Planning Board, subject to the approval of the City Council, and no other subdivision will be recognized by the city. Provided, however, prior to the consideration of a plat by the Planning Board, the City Engineer shall check the plat and make recommendations concerning the same. Provided, further, the city may enter into and, from time to time, amend an agreement with the County regarding the regulation of plats within the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction as permitted by Tex. Local Gov’t Code,  Chapter 242.
   (B)   It shall be unlawful for any owner, or agent of any owner, to lay out, subdivide, or plat any land into lots, parcels, blocks, and streets within the city limits, or to sell property therein, which has not been laid off, subdivided, and platted according to the provisions of this chapter and the rules and regulations of the City Planning Board.
   (C)   No officer or employee of the city shall perform or cause to be performed any work upon any street, or any addition or subdivision of the city, unless all provisions of this chapter have been complied with by the owner or said addition, subdivision, or resubdivision. No city employee shall appear on behalf of any subdivider or resubdivider before the Planning Board or the City Council.
   (D)   The city shall withhold improvements of any nature whatsoever, including the maintenance of streets, and furnishing of sewage facilities and water service from all additions, until the subdivision plat has been approved by the Planning Board or, in the absence of such Board, by the City Council. No improvement shall be initiated nor any contracts executed until this approval has been given.
('68 Code, § 33-4) (Ord. 472, passed 12-18-56; Am. Ord. 2008-2201, passed 5-19-08) Penalty, see § 10.99