§ 153.023  PRIMARY PLAT; STAFF REVIEW; PRELIMINARY PROCEDURES.
   (A)   I.C. 36-7-4-702: Primary plat approval - standards under this chapter. In determining whether to grant primary approval of a plat, the Plan Commission shall determine if the plat or subdivision qualifies for primary approval under the standards prescribed by this chapter.
   (B)   I.C. 36-7-4-705: Review of application for primary approval - preliminary procedures. Upon receipt of an application for primary approval, the Plan Commission staff shall review the application for technical conformity with the standards fixed in this chapter. Within 30 days after receipt, the staff shall announce the date for a hearing before the Plan Commission or Plat Committee and provide for notice in accordance with I.C. 36-7-4-706. The Plan Commission shall, by rule, prescribe procedures for setting hearing dates and for the conduct of hearings. [I.C. 36-7-4-705, as added by Acts 1981, Pub. L. 309, Section 37; 1982, Pub. L. 211, section 9].
   (C)   I.C. 36-7-4-706: Notice of hearing. After the staff has announced a date for a hearing before the Plan Commission or Plat Committee, it shall:
      (1)   Notify the applicant in writing;
      (2)   Give notice of the hearing by publication in accordance with I.C. 5-3-1 (5-3-1-1 through 5-3-1-9); and
      (3)   Provide for due notice to interested parties at least ten days before the date set for the hearing. The Plan Commission shall, by rule, determine who are the interested parties, and notice shall be made by certified mail with return receipt requested. (I.C. 36-7-4-706, as added by Acts 1981, Pub. L. 309, Section 23; 1981, Pub. L. 310, Section 38; 1982, Pub. L. 211, Section 10).
   (D)   Notification and hearing. Notification procedures regarding the review and approval of the proposed subdivision shall comply with the following:
      (1)   Written notice, by certified mail, shall be sent to all property owners within 200 feet of the subject parcel(s), no less than ten days prior to the hearing date of the Plan Commission wherein the application will be reviewed. If the matter is continued to additional meetings, written notice may be sent to the same property owners at the discretion of the Plan Commission.
      (2)   The notice shall state the date, time, place and purpose of the public hearing.
      (3)   Legal notice shall be given by one publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the city at least ten days before the date of such hearing and state where and when the proposed application may be examined and shall otherwise comply with I.C. 5-3-1.
   (E)   Primary plat. The subdivider shall prepare a primary plat of the proposed subdivision which shall conform with the requirements set forth in this division (E).
      (1)   Filing. Filing shall be in accordance with procedures set forth in Appendix A.
      (2)   Review. The Plan Commission staff shall check the primary plat as to its conformity with the Comprehensive Plan, the Thoroughfare Plan, and as to its compliance with the standards and requirements set forth in this chapter. Review shall be carried out in the manner established in Appendix B.
      (3)   Tentative approval. The Plan Commission staff shall tentatively approve or disapprove the primary plat or approve it with modifications noting thereon any changes that will be required. One copy shall be returned to the subdivider with the date of the tentative approval or disapproval endorsed thereon.
         (a)   Extent of approval. Tentative approval of the primary plat shall be an approval of the design features of the tract only and the City Engineer or other officials having jurisdiction may modify engineering or construction details as may be necessary for the protection of the public interest. The primary plat approval or conditional approval shall be valid for a period of 12 consecutive calendar months only. The primary plat shall be subject to required annual renewal to bring the remaining portions of the primary plat not currently part of an approved record plat or approved improvement plan into compliance with the subdivision rules and regulations and zoning ordinance in effect on the date of the renewal.
         (b)   Pre-existing primary plats. Primary plats which were approved prior to the effective date of the adoption of this Code and which were valid on that effective date shall be deemed valid for a period of time not to exceed six consecutive calendar months after adoption of this document after which the pre-existing primary plat shall be governed by the conditions of subdivision (a) of this division.
   (F)   Contents of primary plat. A primary plat shall include the following:
      (1)   Vicinity map. A vicinity map drawn at a scale of 400 feet or more to the inch shall be drawn on or shall accompany the primary plat. The map shall show:
         (a)   The relation of the proposed development to its general surroundings, including the location of proposed streets and their connections to existing or proposed streets in adjacent subdivisions, or
         (b)   The names, legal mailing addresses and boundaries of adjacent existing subdivisions and names of record owners of unplatted tracts immediately adjoining the proposed subdivision.
      (2)   Scale and north arrow. The scale of the primary plat shall be 100 feet to the inch, and a north arrow shall be clearly shown on the plan.
      (3)   Plan title.
         (a)   Name of subdivision. The name of the subdivision which shall not duplicate or closely approximate the name of any other subdivision in the county.
         (b)   Location. The tract designation according to real estate records of the County Recorder showing location by section, range, township, county, and state.
         (c)   Owners of record. The names and addresses of the owner or owners of record, the subdivider and the engineer or surveyor.
         (d)   Date. Date of plat preparation.
      (4)   Existing features and conditions.
         (a)   Existing streets and other features. The location widths and names of all existing or platted street rights-of-way and pavements or other public ways, utility easements, parks and other public open spaces included within or adjacent to the tract and other important features, such as, existing buildings, water courses and drainage channels, and corporation, section, township, and county lines.
         (b)   Abutting owners and subdivisions. The names of adjacent subdivisions and owners of adjoining tracts of unsubdivided land.
         (c)   Zoning districts.  Zoning boundary lines, if any, as they exist on the official Zoning Map included in the Zoning Code.
         (d)   Topography. Contours, normally with intervals of two feet and/or five feet in moderately steep areas and/or ten feet in steep areas referenced to the 1994 Lawrenceburg datum where available or the U.S.G.S. Datum, as required by the Plan Commission Staff.
         (e)   Flood information. This tract of land does not lie within that Special Flood Zone A as said lot plots by scale on the National Flood Insurance Rate Map #                    ,                 Township, Dearborn County, Indiana, dated                     , 20       .
      (5)   Proposed development features.
         (a)   Boundary lines. The boundary lines, accurate in scale, of the proposed area to be subdivided.
         (b)   Proposed street plan. Layout of street, including names and widths of proposed rights-of-way and crosswalks.
         (c)   Lot layout.  Layout and number of proposed lots and typical lot sizes shall be shown on the plan.
         (d)   Dedications and reservations of land.  Parcels of land intended to be dedicated or temporarily reserved for public use, or to be reserved by deed covenant for use of all property owners in the subdivision, and conditions, if any, of such dedication or reservation.
         (e)   Water courses.  All requirements of Chapter 151, Grading, Excavation, and Fills, and Chapter 152, Flood Damage Prevention.
(Ord. - -, passed - -)