This chapter is enacted for the following purposes: to safeguard the best interests of the city; to assist the subdivider in harmonizing his or her interests with those of the city at large; to prevent piecemeal planning of subdivisions, undesirable, disconnected patchwork of pattern and the poor circulation of traffic; to correlate land subdivisions with the City Comprehensive Plan, which provides a general plan for future community development; to secure the rights of the public, with respect to public lands and waters; to improve land records by establishing standards for surveys and plats; and to discourage inferior development which might adversely affect property values. It is the purpose and intent of this chapter to make certain regulations and requirements for the platting of land within the city pursuant to the authority contained in M.S. Ch. 429, 462 and 505, as they may be amended from time to time, which regulations the Council deems necessary for the health, safety and general welfare of the community.
(Prior Code, § 12.01)  (Ord. 102, Third Series, effective 2-21-1991)