With regard to land divisions or subdivisions located in the unincorporated area of Marion County, within two (2) miles of the corporate limits of cities that have enacted subdivision regulations in accordance with the provisions of Section 354.9, Code of Iowa, the provisions of this chapter shall apply. The purpose of this section is to facilitate the orderly processing of land divisions and subdivisions in unincorporated areas within two (2) miles of the corporate limits of cities and to avoid conflicting regulations while at the same time assuring that provisions are made for proper and orderly future growth of the County and its cities.
1. Plats of Subdivision. The appropriate City Council(s) shall pass by resolution either the approval, disapproval or waiver of cities right to review all subdivision plats lying within two miles of their incorporated boundary. The applicant is required to provide additional copies to the appropriate city along with necessary fees as required by said city.
A. The City Council of the appropriate city may agree to waive their right to review a plat of subdivision to the end that the City is satisfied equally suitable regulations shall be placed on said subdivision by Marion County under the provisions of this chapter. In such instance, the Marion County Zoning Administrator shall furnish the City a copy of the said subdivision, as approved by the County, certifying that all requirements of the Marion County Subdivision Ordinance have been met.
2. Plats of Survey. A plat of survey within two miles of an incorporated city may be subject to review and may require approval by city. The owner or project representative is required to provide additional copies along with necessary fees as required by appropriate city.