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(A) Opening or widening of streets. Whenever a street designated in the thoroughfare plan is to be platted as a part of the subdivision of land, the right-of-way width shall conform to the policies and specified designations and indications in the thoroughfare plan; however, where a street borders a tract of land to be subdivided, the owner of the land shall be required to plat only one-half of the right-of-way width designated for the street, measured at 90 degrees to the center line thereof.
(B) Location of streets. Wherever the locations of the streets are indicated in the thoroughfare plan as following existing roads or streets, or section or half-section lines, or other established property lines, they shall conform to these locations; however, streets lying wholly within a subdivision, and not designated as following an existing road or a section line, may be varied in their alignment when the variance promotes the plan of a neighborhood development unit in accordance with good site-planning principles, and if the alignment provides for the continuity of traffic movement. Streets which follow irregular alignment, or indicate revised alignments, or are not referenced to established lines, shall follow in a general manner the alignment shown on the thoroughfare plan maps. Their alignment shall be subject to detailed surveys which may be made by the Town Engineer, the Town Plan Commission or other public agencies, or by the owners of land to be subdivided. The surveys shall be subject to the approval of the Town Plan Commission prior to the acquisition of land or the filing of subdivision plans affecting the streets.
(C) Consideration of public agencies. After adoption of the official thoroughfare plan and this chapter, the Town Council and other governing bodies within the jurisdiction of the Commission shall be guided by and give consideration to the general policy and pattern of development set out in the official thoroughfare plan in the authorization, construction, alteration, or abandonment of public highways and structures.
(D) Issuance of permits. In the case of permits authorized by the Town Council for the erection or alteration of structures and other improvements, the permit shall be issued only if the proposed street and thoroughfare rights-of-way as set forth in the official thoroughfare plan will be protected from encroachment, and, for planning and zoning purposes, the proposed street and thoroughfare right-of-way lines will be considered as the front line of lots and tracts bordering the streets and thoroughfares.
(Ord. 3-1958, passed 4-21-1958; Am. Ord. 6-1975, passed 4-21-1975) Penalty, see § 10.99