§ 156.016  APPLICATION PROCEDURE.
   (A)   All property not subdivided into lots, blocks and streets, or property to be resubdivided, within the city or within its jurisdiction shall hereafter be laid out under the direction of the Planning Commission, or in the absence of the Commission by the City Commission, or subject to its approval, and no other subdivision will be recognized by the city. Prior to the consideration of the plat by the Planning Commission, the City Manager and his or her duly authorized representatives shall check the plat and make recommendations.
   (B)   It shall be unlawful for any owner, or agents of any owner, to lay out, subdivide or plat any land into lots, blocks and streets within the city, or to sell property therein, which has not been laid out, subdivided and platted according to these regulations and the rules of the Planning Commission.
   (C)   No officer or employee of the city shall perform, or cause to be performed any work upon any streets or in any addition or subdivision of the city, unless all requirements of these regulations have been complied with by the owner of the addition or subdivision.
   (D)   The city hereby defines its policy to be that the city will withhold, and it shall withhold, improvements of any nature whatsoever including the maintenance of streets, issuance of building permits or furnishing of sewage facilities and water service, until the subdivision plat has been approved by the City Commission. No improvements shall be initiated nor any contracts executed until this approval has been obtained.
   (E)   Any owner or developer of any lot, tract or parcel of land located within the corporate limits of the city or within its jurisdiction who may wish to effect a subdivision of land shall conform to the general procedure described as follows.
      (1)   The subdivider shall prepare and submit to the City Planning and Zoning Commission a preliminary plat for its study and recommendations. The preliminary plat shall then be submitted to the City Commission for final action.
      (2)   After approval of the preliminary plat by the City Commission, the subdivider may then prepare a final plat of all or a portion of land included in the preliminary plat for submission to and consideration by the Planning Commission for final recommendations.
      (3)   Upon final action on any final plat by the City Planning and Zoning Commission, the same shall be referred to the City Commission, and the City Commission shall at its next succeeding meeting consider the final plat for acceptance of the dedication of all public property therein set forth, provided that the plat shall in all things fully comply with the terms and provisions of this chapter.
      (4)   Upon acceptance of the plat and public properties by the City Commission, the subdivider shall immediately cause the plat to be recorded in the Deed Records of the county. The recording of this plat shall be the responsibility of the subdivider.
(Ord. 459, passed 12-17-1985)  Penalty, see § 156.999