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(A) In accordance with state law (65 ILCS 5/11-12-5, 5/11-12-8 through 5/11-12-12, 765 ILCS 205/1 et seq.) this chapter regulates the subdivision and development of land in order to implement the comprehensive plan and official map duly adopted by the village.
(B) Thus, this chapter assists in achieving the following specific objectives:
(1) To preserve, protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare;
(2) To provide a pleasant living environment by furthering the orderly and efficient layout and use of land and by facilitating aesthetic urban design;
(3) To establish accurate legal records, to avoid development in wetland areas, and to avoid legal and other problems by requiring that subdivided land be properly monumented and recorded;
(4) To conserve and increase the value of land, improvements and buildings throughout the village;
(5) To preserve the natural beauty and topography of the village to the maximum feasible extent, including preservation of such features as stands of trees, streams, significant archaeological sites and historical landmarks;
(6) To provide adequate light, air and privacy for all residents of new developments by preventing undue concentration of population;
(7) To protect against injury or damage caused by fire, pollution, flooding, storm water runoff or erosion and sedimentation;
(8) To provide safe and convenient access to new developments and to avoid traffic congestion and unnecessary public expenditures by requiring the proper location, design and construction of streets and sidewalks;
(9) To provide an environment whereby the cost of installing and maintaining adequate water mains, sanitary sewers, storm water sewers and other utilities and services can be kept at a minimum; and
(10) To ensure that adequate parks, schools and similar facilities can be made available to serve the residents.
(1999 Code, § 34-1-2)