11-1-2: PURPOSES:
This ordinance is adopted for the following purposes:
   A.   Promote the orderly, planned, efficient, and economic development of the City.
   B.   Ensure that lands subdivided are of such character that they can be used for building purposes without danger to the health or safety of residents, and to secure safety from fire, flood, or other menace.
   C.   Prevent the pollution of air, land, streams, and ponds, as well as encourage the wise use and management of natural resources throughout the City, and preserve the topography and beauty of the community and the value of land.
   D.   Ensure the proper provision of improvements such as drainage, utilities, water, sewerage, and capital improvements such as schools, parks, playgrounds, recreational facilities, and transportation facilities.
   E.   Provide for open spaces through the most efficient design and layout of the land.
   F.   Establish procedures for the subdivision and re-subdivision of land in order to further the orderly development of land.
   G.   Provide for the proper monuments of subdivided land and proper legal descriptions.
   H.   Help eliminate the costly maintenance problems that develop when streets and lots are established without proper consideration given to various public purposes.
   I.   Facilitate and inform lot purchasers who generally lack the specialized knowledge needed to evaluate subdivision improvements and design. (Ord. 437,  - -2020)