(a)   Final Subdivision Plat Required.
      (1)   The subdivider, after receiving approval of the Preliminary Plan for the proposed subdivision, shall submit a Final Plat of the proposed subdivision and drawings and specifications of all improvements required therein.  The Final Plat shall have incorporated all of the changes required by the Planning Commission in their review of the Preliminary Plan.  Otherwise it shall conform to the Preliminary Plan.  The Final Plat may be submitted for approval in sections provided that a Preliminary Plan has been approved for the entire subdivision.  The Final Plat shall be prepared by a licensed land surveyor and supplementary improvement plans and specifications shall be prepared by a registered professional engineer.
      (2)   The following information shall be submitted to the Planning Commission for Final Subdivision Plat approval:
         A.   Two copies of the Application for Final Plat Approval.  (see Appendix).
         B.   Six copies of the Final Subdivision Plat and a reproducible tracing .
         C.   Six copies of Final Plat Improvement Drawings.
         D.   One copy of protective covenants, if proposed.
         E.   One copy of performance guarantees approved by the Law Director and reviewed by the City Engineer.
         F.   A receipt indicating payment of plat filing fees (see Section 1121.05).
         G.   Plan checking and field inspection fees (see Section 1121.05).
   (b)   Contents of the Final Subdivision Plat Drawing.  The Subdivision Plat shall be drawn in ink on tracing cloth or mylar on sheets and shall be held to a minimum of eighteen by twenty-four inches and a maximum of twenty-four by thirty-six inches outside dimensions, and shall be drawn at a minimum scale of 100 feet to one inch.  When necessary, the plat may be on  several sheets accompanied by an index sheet showing the entire subdivision.  When on several sheets, match points shall be shown.  The Subdivision Plat shall show the following: (see Appendix)
      (1)   Identification:
         A.   Proposed name of the subdivision, township, tract and original lot or section number.
         B.   Location map at 1" = 2000' (U.S.G.S.) scale with north arrow.
         C.   The name and address of the subdivider, and the registered engineer and/or surveyor who prepared the plat with appropriate registration numbers and seals.
      (2)   Control points:  all dimensions, angles and bearings are to be referred to control points, nearest established street line, section line or other established points.
      (3)   Lines and boundaries:  centerlines and right-of-way lines of streets, easements and other right-of-way; corporation lines; property lines of all lots and parcels with distances; radii, arcs or chords and tangents of all curves (nearest one hundredth of a foot), bearings or deflection angles (nearest second).
      (4)   Streets:  street names of each street within the proposed subdivision and those adjoining the subdivision; right-of-way width accurately shown with dimensions.
      (5)   Building setback lines accurately shown with dimensions.
      (6)   Lot identification:  lots shall be numbered in consecutive order and when the subdivision is submitted in section, lots shall be numbered consecutively as each section is submitted whether or not the sections are contiguous.
      (7)   Total site data:  including acreage, number of lots, acres in parks and other public uses.
      (8)   Land for public use:  show boundaries and identify the use of all parcels which are to be dedicated or reserved for public use or easements.
      (9)   Monuments:  location and description of those found, set or to be set.
      (10)   Names of recorded owners of adjoining unplatted land and reference to subdivision plats of adjoining platted land by name, volume and page of Recorder's Plat Records.
      (11)   Certification and seal by a licensed surveyor to the effect that the plat represents a survey made by him with balances and closes within an error of one foot to 25,000 feet and that monuments shown thereon exist or shall be set as shown, and that all dimensions and geodetic details are correct.
      (12)   Notarized certification by the owner or owners of the subdivision and the dedication of the streets and other public areas and that there are no unpaid taxes or special assessments against the land contained in the plat.
      (13)   Notation for:
         A.   Certification of Law Director that performance guarantees, if required, for the construction of the required improvements have been provided.
         B.   Acceptance of dedication of streets, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, water lines and rights-of-way by the local governing body for their ownership and future maintenance.
         C.   Proper notations for transfer and recording by the Richland County Auditor and the County Recorder.
         D.   Approval of plat by Chairman of the Planning Commission, City Engineer and Richland County Board of Health.
         E.   Acceptance of streets and other public areas by the City.
      (14)   Protective Covenants:  a copy of any protective covenants proposed for the subdivision.
   (c)   Improvement Plans and Specifications.
      (1)   Drawings showing cross sections, profile, elevations, construction details, and specifications for all required improvements shall be prepared by a registered professional engineer.  The improvement plans shall be prepared in accordance with the design standards and required improvements set forth in these Regulations.  Review of the improvement plans shall not relieve the developer of the responsibility to have the improvements constructed in accordance with portions of the ordinances which are not detailed in the plan.
      (2)   All drawings shall be on tracing vellum or mylar sheets and shall be held to a minimum of twenty-two by thirty-six inches and a maximum of twenty-four by thirty-six inches and at a minimum horizontal scale of fifty feet to one inch and vertical scale of ten feet to one inch.
      (3)   If it becomes necessary to modify improvements as approved, due to unforeseen circumstances, the subdivider shall inform the City Engineer in writing of the conditions requiring the modifications and receive written approval of such modifications.
      (4)   Upon completion of improvements and before the bond is released the subdivider shall revise the improvement drawings showing any and all changes made during the course of construction, and further the subdivider shall furnish the City with three (3) complete sets of record drawings and one electronic file of said improvements.
         (Ord. 06-04.  Passed 4-6-06.)
      (5)   A Storm Water Management Plan shall be required on all projects disturbing 20,000 square feet or more of land.  The developer shall refer to the Storm Water Regulations of the City of Ontario, Ohio.  This shall include submittal of application permit and required fee and bond.
   (d)   Submission of Subdivision Plat.  The Chairman of the Planning Commission shall present to the Planning Commission the Subdivision Plat documents which meet the requirements of subsection (b) hereof, at the next regular meeting after he determines that all the required documents have been submitted.  Upon determination by the Planning Commission that the Subdivision Plat is proper, the Planning Commission shall accept the Subdivision Plat as being officially submitted and shall certify thereon the date.
   (e)   Planning Commission Action.
      (1)   The Planning Commission shall take action within thirty days after submission for approval.
      (2)   If the same cannot be done within the thirty day period, the Commission may obtain from the applicant an agreement for additional time.
      (3)   If the applicant will not agree to the time extension or if the Planning Commission rejects the plat or needs more information, then the application should be denied within the thirty day period stating the inadequacies of the plat and advise that the applicant can refile at a later date.
      (4)   Approval of the Subdivision Plat may be given at one of the two following ways.
         A.   Before construction of improvements.  The Planning Commission may give final approval before all required improvements are installed, provided that a construction agreement and performance bond or cash bond acceptable to the Law Director and City Engineer and provided for the purpose of assuring installation of such improvements is provided.  The amount of such performance guarantees shall be sufficient to cover the cost of all improvements based on approved detailed engineering plans, an estimate made and signed by a professional engineer and reviewed and approved by the City Engineer.  Upon receipt of the City Engineer's notification and determination that all the requirements of these Regulations have been met, the Planning Commission shall give final approval and shall indicate such approval and date on the tracing of the Final Subdivision Plat.
         B.   After construction of improvements.  After the subdivider has obtained conditional approval as indicated in the section, and has installed all required improvements to the satisfaction of the City Engineer, the City Engineer shall certify that the improvements have been satisfactorily installed in compliance with the approved plans and the construction agreement.  Upon receipt of the City Engineer's notification and determination that all the requirements of these Regulations have been met, the Planning Commission shall give final approval and shall indicate such approval and date on the tracing of the Final Subdivision Plat.
         C.   The plat shall be recorded in the office of the Recorder of Richland County, Ohio, no later than one year after approval unless an extension agreement has been reached between the Planning Commission and the subdivider.
(Ord. 77-19.  Passed 6-2-77;  Ord. 83-35.  Passed 9-1-83; Ord.  97- 57.  Passed 9-25-97; Ord. 06-04.  Passed 4-6-06.)
         D.   1.   Upon receiving Planning Commission approval of the final plat for any subdivision, construction of the improvements shall begin within twelve (12) months of the approval date.
            2.   In the event construction has not commenced within the allotted time period, the developer will be required to return to the Planning Commission for a review prior to breaking ground and going forward with the project.  If City, State, and/or federal requirements relative to any issue involving subdivision improvements are changed, the developer will be expected to meet the new specifications.
                  (Ord. 06-15.  Passed 6-15-06.)