§ 156.02  INTENT.
   (A)   The public health, safety, comfort, economy, good order, appearance, convenience, morals and general welfare require the harmonious, orderly and progressive development of land within the town. The intent of this chapter is to secure or to ensure:
      (1)   The establishment of standards of subdivision design that will encourage and lead to the development of sound and economically stable communities, and the creation of healthful living environments;
      (2)   Installation to prescribed standards by the land developer of those necessary improvements that ought not to become a charge on the citizens and taxpayers of already existing communities;
      (3)   The efficient, adequate and economic supply of utilities and services to new land developments;
      (4)   The prevention of traffic hazards and the establishment of safe and convenient means for the circulation of traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian within new land developments and from new land developments into and from established communities;
      (5)   That for lands within the 100-year floodplain, subdivisions shall be designed to minimize flood damage; and
      (6)   The provisions of public open spaces in new land developments through the dedication or reservation of land for recreational, education and other public purposes.
   (B)   The regulation of the subdivision of land is intended to:
      (1)   Aid in the coordination of land development in the town in accordance with orderly physical patterns;
      (2)   Discourage land subdivisions without installation by the developer of adequate and necessary physical improvements;
      (3)   Discourage haphazard, premature, uneconomic or scattered land development to ensure that the citizens and taxpayers of the town will not have to bear the costs resulting from haphazard subdivision of land and the lack of authority to require installation by the developer of adequate and necessary physical improvements;
      (4)   Ensure to the purchaser of land in a subdivision that necessary improvements of lasting quality have been installed; and
      (5)   Serve as one of the several instruments of land use control for the implementation of the comprehensive plan.
(2000 Code, § 58-2)  (Ord. 88-01, passed 5-24-1988)