§ 155.18  FINAL PLAT.
   (A)   A final plat shall be filed with and approved by the Planning Commission for all subdivisions before the plat can be filed with the County Clerk for recordations.  The design and construction standards set forth in this chapter shall be used in the construction plans for the subdivision.
   (B)   The form of the final plat shall be as follows:
      (1)   The final plat shall be drawn on paper of a size 18 inches by 24 inches or 24 inches by 36 inches.  More than one sheet may be used.
      (2)   The final plat shall be drawn at a scale of 100 feet to one inch or larger.
      (3)   The final plat shall have a title block located in the lower right-hand corner of the plat.  It shall contain the following information:
         (a)   Name of the subdivision.
         (b)   Name and addresses of the owners.
         (c)   Name of the engineer or surveyor and his seal or stamp.
         (d)   Acreage of land to be subdivided.
         (e)   The date.
         (f)   Graphic scale.
         (g)   True north line.
      (4)   Blocks containing the following certificates shall be placed on the right-hand side or lower edge of the plat:
         (a)   Certificate of ownership and dedication (Form 5 in the appendix to this chapter).
         (b)   Certificate of accuracy (Form 6 in the appendix to this chapter).
         (c)   A certificate of approved water and sewerage system (Form 1 in the appendix to this chapter).
         (d)   When connections to public water and sewerage lines are made, the following shall be placed on the final plat:
            1.   Certificate of availability of water service (Form 2 in the appendix to this chapter).
            2.   Certificate of availability of sewerage service (Form 3 in the appendix to this chapter).
         (e)   Certification of approval of streets and utilities (Form 7 in the appendix to this chapter).
         (f)   Certificate of approval for recording (Form 8 in the appendix to this chapter).
      (5)   All dimensions, angles, bearings, and similar data on the plat shall be tied to primary control points.  Locations and descriptions of the control points shall be given as they relate to the triangulation points as established in § 155.52(A).  The location and description of all other corner monuments and lot monuments shall be given.
      (6)   The following information shall be given and shown on the plat with accurate dimensions to the nearest one-hundredth of a foot:
         (a)   Tract boundary lines.
         (b)   Right-of-way lines of streets.
         (c)   Proposed and existing easements.
         (d)   Other rights-of-way.
         (e)   Property lines of residential lots and other sites.
         (f)   Minimum building setback lines.
         (g)   Frontage dimensions.
      (7)   The following information shall be given and shown on the plat to the nearest minute:
         (a)   Bearings or deflections of angles.
         (b)   Radii, arcs, and central angle of all curves and intersections.
      (8)   The following information shall also be shown:
         (a)   Name and right-of-way width of each street, easement, or other right-of-way.
         (b)   Lot numbers and proposed street numbers.
         (c)   Names and locations of adjoining subdivisions and streets, and location of adjoining unplatted properties, the names and addresses of the owners of adjoining unplatted properties, and intersecting property lines.
   (C)   Separate plans, profile sheets, and contour sheets shall be required.  These shall show elevations and all engineering data necessary for construction of proposed streets, curb and gutter, storm drainage, and utility layout (sewer, water, and underground cables and wires) including private systems. The profile sheet shall show centerline profiles on proposed streets showing natural and finished grades, and sewer location drawn to a scale of not less than one inch equals 100 feet horizontally and one inch equals ten feet vertically, and typical street cross sections.
   (D)   The final plat shall have the signature of the owners of the land to be subdivided stating that they own the land and shall dedicate the necessary streets, rights-of-way, and easements to the appropriate governing body or utility company.  A certificate of ownership and dedication (Form 5 in the appendix of this chapter) shall appear on the final plat.
   (E)   The final plat shall have the signature of the registered surveyor or engineer testifying to the accuracy of the survey and measurements on the plat.  A certification of accuracy (Form 6 in the appendix of this chapter) shall appear on the plat.
   (F)   The final plat shall receive the approval of the County Health Officer prior to consideration by the Planning Commission.  A certificate of approval of water and sewerage systems by the County Health Officer shall appear on the preliminary plat (see Form 1 in the appendix of this chapter).
   (G)   The final plat shall receive the approval of the administrative officer of the agency or utility company supplying water services prior to consideration by the Planning Commission if a connection to a public water line is proposed.  A certificate of the availability of water service shall appear on the preliminary plat (see Form 2 in the appendix of this chapter).
   (H)   The final plat shall receive the approval of the administrative officer of the agency or utility company supplying sewage disposal services prior to the consideration of the Planning Commission if a connection to a public sewerage system is proposed.  A certificate of availability of sewage disposal services (Form 3 in the appendix to this chapter) shall appear on the preliminary plat.
   (I)   All improvements shall be installed before a final plat can be approved, or in lieu of installation of improvements, the Administrative Officer or the Planning Commission, as applicable, may require in his or its discretion a security bond, cash, certified check or other form of security to be posted with the Board of Commissioners.  The amount of the security bond, cash, certified check or other form of security should be sufficient as determined by the Administrative Officer or the Planning Commission to insure that all improvements shall be installed according to the plat.
   (J)   The final plat shall receive the approval of the City Engineer prior to consideration by the Planning Commission.  The City Engineer shall certify that the streets, utilities, and other improvements have been installed properly and according to city specifications, or that a security bond has been posted with the Board of Commissioners or that provision has been made by the Administrative Officer or Planning Commission for completion of all required improvements to assure completion of all required improvements in case of default  (see Form 7 in the appendix to this chapter). Construction of the required improvements after approval of the final plat  shall be completed as soon as reasonably practicable and within such time as may be prescribed by the Administrative Officer or the Planning Commission, but no later than 18 months unless (1) the Administrative Officer or the Planning Commission shall otherwise provide for a longer period as a condition of approval of the plat; or (2) the Administrative Officer or the Planning Commission shall extend the time period for completion upon request and for good cause shown.
   (K)   The original plat and six copies of the final plat, together with any street profiles or other plans that may be required, shall be submitted to the Secretary of the Planning Commission by the subdivider at least ten days prior to the meeting at which it is to be reviewed.
   (L)   Within 90 days after receiving a major subdivision plat, the Planning Commission shall approve or disapprove the final plat.  Failure of the Planning Commission to act upon the final plat within 90 days shall be deemed approval of the plat.  If the plat is disapproved, the grounds for disapproval shall be stated in the records of the Planning Commission.  A minor subdivision plat shall be deemed approved when signed by the Administrative Officer and the Chairperson of the Planning Commission.
   (M)   Approval of a final plat by the Planning Commission shall not constitute acceptance by the public of the dedication of any street, other public way, or ground.
   (N)   When the final plat has been approved by the Planning Commission, the original plat shall be returned to the subdivider, with the approval of the Planning Commission certified thereon, for filing with the County Clerk as an official part of the record (see Form 8 in the appendix to this chapter).  Another copy certified by the Planning Commission shall be transmitted to the Board of Commissioners for necessary action on any proposed dedication.
(Ord. 930.1, passed 3-15-71; Am. Ord. 2013-04, passed 6-17-13)