(A)   Application. The subdivider shall file with the Council a completed subdivision application form and preliminary plat data as required in this chapter in such form and content as required by the Council.
   (B)   Combining both preliminary and final plats. The applicant may also request that the subdivision application be processed as both a preliminary and final plat if the following exists:
      (1)   The proposed subdivision does not exceed ten lots;
      (2)   No new street dedication or street widening are involved;
      (3)   No major special development consideration are involved, such as development in a floodplain, hillside development or the like; and
      (4)   All required information for both preliminary and final plat is complete and in an acceptable form. A request to combine both preliminary plat and final plat into one application shall be acted upon by the Council.
   (C)   Content of preliminary plat. The contents of the preliminary plat and related information shall be in such a form as stipulated by the Council; however, any additional maps or data deemed necessary by the Council may also be required. The subdivider shall submit to the Council at least the following:
      (1)   Eight copies of the preliminary engineering plat of the proposed subdivision, drawn in accordance with the requirements hereinafter stated; each copy of the preliminary plat shall be on good quality paper, shall have dimensions of not less than 18 inches by 24 inches, shall be drawn to a scale of not less than one inch to 100 feet, shall show the drafting date, and shall indicate thereon, by arrow, the generally northerly direction;
      (2)   Eight sets of preliminary engineering plans including a master utility map for streets, water, sewers and other required public improvement maps; said engineering plans shall contain sufficient information and detail to enable the Council to make a preliminary determination as to conformance of the proposed improvements to applicable regulations, ordinances and standards as outlined in this chapter;
      (3)   A written application requesting approval of the preliminary plat on a form prescribed by the city; and
      (4)   Appropriate information that sufficiently details the proposed development within any special development area, such as hillside, planned unit development, floodplain, cemetery, mobile home, large-scale development, hazardous and unique areas of development.
   (D)   Requirement of preliminary plats. The following shall be shown on the preliminary plat submitted or shall be submitted with the same:
      (1)   The name of the proposed subdivision;
      (2)   The name, address, telephone number, and email address of the subdivider(s) and the engineer or surveyor who prepared the plat;
      (3)   The name and address of all adjoining owners of property whether or not bisected by a public right-of-way as shown on record in the County Assessor’s office;
      (4)   The legal description of the subdivision;
      (5)   A statement of the intended use of the proposed subdivision, such as: residential single-family; two-family and multiple housing; commercial, industrial, recreational or agricultural; and a showing of any sites proposed for parks, playgrounds, schools, churches or other public uses;
      (6)   A map of the entire area scheduled for development if the proposed subdivision is a portion of a larger holding intended for subsequent development;
      (7)   A vicinity map showing the relationship of the proposed plat to the surrounding area (one-half mile minimum radius, scale optional);
      (8)   The land use and existing zoning of the proposed subdivision and the adjacent land;
      (9)   Streets, street names, rights-of-way and roadway widths, including adjoining streets or roadways;
      (10)   Lot lines and the dimensions and numbers of each, and the total number of lots by block;
      (11)   A site report as required by the appropriate health district where septic tanks are proposed;
      (12)   Any proposed or existing utilities, including, but not limited to, irrigation laterals, ditches, drainages, bridges, culverts, water mains, fire hydrants, electric power lines, television cable lines, fiber optic lines and their respective profiles or indicated alternative methods;
      (13)   A copy of any proposed restrictive covenants and/or deed restrictions, or if none, a statement that none are proposed;
      (14)   Any dedications to the public and/or easements together with a statement of location, dimensions and purpose of such;
      (15)   Any additional required information for special developments as specified in §§ 152.65 through 152.67 of this chapter;
      (16)   A statement as to whether or not a variance will be requested with respect to any provision of this chapter describing the particular provision, the variance requested and the reasons therefor; and
      (17)   At the Council’s request the developer shall show contours at five-foot interval s where land slope is greater than 10% and at two-foot intervals where land slope is 10% or less, with an established benchmark, including location and elevation.
   (E)   Fee. At the time of submission of an application for a preliminary plat, a non-refundable fee as set by resolution shall be paid. There shall be no additional fee for the combining of the preliminary and final plats.
   (F)   Submission requirements. The subdivider shall submit eight copies of the preliminary plat and required supplemental material, along with the required fee to the Council at least ten days prior to the regular Council meeting. The submission shall also be in such form as prescribed by the Council.
   (G)   Public notification.
      (1)   Notification to property owners. The subdivider shall notify all adjoining property owners of the Council’s meeting by written notification and posting of the subject land under consideration. Such written notification and posting shall be mailed at least ten days prior to the Council meeting.
      (2)   Failure to notify. The failure of the subdivider to comply with the notification provision shall invalidate the Council’s action.
   (H)   Council action. At the next regular Council meeting, the subdivider shall present the preliminary plat for action. The Council may approve, approve conditionally, disapprove or table the preliminary plat for additional information. Such action shall occur within 30 days of the date of the regular meeting.
   (I)   Approval period.
      (1)   Failure to file and obtain the certification of the acceptance of the final plat application by the developer within one year after action by the Council shall cause all approvals of said preliminary plat to be null and void, unless an extension of time is applied for and granted by the Council prior to the expiration date.
      (2)   In the event that the development of the preliminary plat is made in successive contiguous segments in an orderly and reasonable manner, and conforms substantially to the approved preliminary plat, such segments, if submitted within successive intervals of one year may be considered for final approval without resubmission for preliminary-plat approval.
(Ord. passed 9-11-1995)