Prior to the filing of an application for the approval of a preliminary plat, the subdivider may submit a sketch plan prior to submitting a preliminary plat. Sketch plans shall conform to the following requirements:
   (A)   Number of copies and graphic media. A minimum of eight copies of a sketch design plan shall be submitted 14 days prior to the next Planning and Zoning Board meeting. No specific graphic media must be employed.
   (B)   Size of plan and scale. No specific size requirements apply to sketch design plans. It is suggested that the requirements applicable to preliminary and final plats be utilized.
   (C)   Administrative fees. No administrative fees are charged in connection with the submission of sketch design plans.
   (D)   Certification required. No certificates must be provided in connection with the submission of sketch design plans.
   (E)   Contents required. The sketch design plan shall depict or contain the following information:
      (1)   A sketch vicinity map showing the location of the subdivision in relation to the neighboring tracts, subdivisions, roads, and waterways;
      (2)   The boundaries of the tract and the portion of the tract to be subdivided, including subdivision name;
      (3)   The total acreage to be subdivided;
      (4)   The existing and proposed uses of the land within the subdivision and adjoining it;
      (5)   The proposed street layout with approximate pavement and right-of-way width and approximate size of lots;
      (6)   The name, address and telephone number of the owner;
      (7)   Streets and lots of adjacent developed, undeveloped, platted or non-platted properties;
      (8)   The zoning classification(s) of the tract and of adjacent properties.
   (F)   Review procedure. The Planning and Zoning Board shall review the sketch design plan for general compliance with the requirements of this chapter and the Zoning Ordinance. Within 14 days of the last scheduled Planning and Zoning Board meeting, at which time the sketch plan was reviewed, the Planning and Zoning Board shall advise, in writing, the subdivider or his authorized agent of the regulations pertaining to the proposed subdivision and the procedures to be followed in the preparation and submission of the preliminary and final plats. This review shall in no way be construed as constituting an official action of approval for recording of the subdivision by the Planning and Zoning Board or Board of Commissioners as required by this chapter.
   (G)   Disposition of copies. One copy shall be retained as a part of the minutes of the Planning and Zoning Board with one copy being returned to the subdivider of his authorized agent.
(Ord. 98-19, passed 9-28-98)