(a)   Preapplication Conference.  The subdivider may wish to consult with the Planning Commission, the City Engineer, or the Mansfield-Richland County Health Department to avail himself of their advice and assistance in interpreting the purpose and effect of these Regulations and the requirements and standards contained herein.
   (b)   Subdivision Review and Approval.  Major subdivisions shall be reviewed and approved in two stages:
      (1)   Preliminary Plan stage.
      (2)   Final Plat stage.
   However, in those instances where a development has been approved in accordance with the provisions of adopted zoning resolutions governing open space and Planned Unit Development, then only Final Plat stage requirements as set forth in Section 1115.05 shall apply.
   (c)   Submission to State Highway Director.  Before any plat is approved affecting any land within 300 feet of the centerline of a proposed new highway or a highway for which changes are proposed as described in the certification to local officials by the State Highway Director of any land within a radius of 500 feet from the point of intersection of such centerline with any public road or highway, the Planning Commission shall give notice, by registered or certified mail to the Highway Director.  The Commission shall not approve the plat for 120 days from the date the notice is received by the Highway Director.  If the Highway Director notifies the Commission that he shall proceed to acquire the land needed, then the Commission shall refuse to approve the plat.  If the Highway Director notifies the Commission that acquisition at this time is not in the public interest, or upon the expiration of the 120 day period or any extension thereof agreed upon by the Highway Director and the property owner, the Commission shall, if the plat is in conformance with all provisions of these Regulations, approve the plat.
(Ord. 77-19.  Passed 6-2-77.)