(A)   Preliminary plan requirements. An applicant seeking approval of a plan under this section shall submit a preliminary site plan containing the following information where necessary and applicable; unless the Land Use Administrator determines that due to the scope and nature of the proposed development, some of the information is unnecessary or can be combined:
      (1)   Location of tract or parcel by a vicinity map at a scale of not less than one inch equals 2,000 feet, indicating scaled coordinates referred to in the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, state grid north, or landmarks sufficient to properly identify the location of the property;
      (2)   A boundary survey of the tract or site plan limit, with an error of closure within the limit of one in 10,000, related to the true meridian, showing the location and type of boundary evidence;
      (3)   Certificate signed by the surveyor or engineer setting forth the source of the title of the owner of the tract, the place of record of the last instrument in the chain of title (including deed book and page number), and a legal description showing subdivision lot, block, and section number, where applicable, or tax map and parcel number, or a legal property description;
      (4)   Name and address of the development. Name and address of the owner or owners of record and the applicant, if different;
      (5)   Name, address, telephone number, signature, and registration number of the professional preparing the plan;
      (6)   Zoning of the tract and total land area, as well as the approximate land area of any separate parcels of land contained in the subject tract;
      (7)   The owner or owners and last known mailing address, the zoning classification or classifications, the tax map and parcel number, and present use of all adjoining property or properties except where the property is a subdivision, then the name of the subdivision;
      (8)   Date, graphic scale, north point, number of sheets;
      (9)   Existing topography with a maximum of two-foot contour intervals within 100 feet of all buildings and a maximum of five-foot contour intervals for the remainder of the tract;
      (10)   The location of all existing trees on the site ten inches or greater in diameter at breast height (d.b.h.). Where there are groups of trees, stands may be outlined. Trees may be preserved, removed, relocated, or replaced shall be so designated on the plan. The limits of clearing, including that to be done subsequently for the installation of public utilities, shall be clearly designated on the site plan or on a separate clearing and grading plan;
      (11)   All building restriction lines, highway setback lines, easements, covenants, reservations, and rights-of-way of record;
      (12)   Public storm drainage systems and natural and artificial watercourses;
      (13)   All existing improvements excluding privately owned underground utilities and the like;
      (14)   Limits of any resource protection area;
      (15)   Limits of any established 100-year floodplains and the source of floodplain information; and
      (16)   The location, dimension, size, and height of the following when existing or proposed:
         (a)   Sidewalks, streets, alleys, easements, and utilities;
         (b)   Buildings and structures, including number of floors, distance between buildings, floor area, height, and location of each building, and proposed general use of each building. If single-family attached or multifamily, the number, size, and type of dwelling units shall be shown;
         (c)   All off-street parking and parking bays, loading spaces, and walkways indicating type of surfacing, specific schedule showing the number of parking spaces provided and the number required;
         (d)   Public sanitary sewer systems;
         (e)   Public water mains and fire hydrants;
         (f)   Slopes, terraces, retaining walls, fencing, and screening within the required yards;
         (g)   Plans for collecting and depositing stormwater and method of treatment of natural and artificial watercourses, including a delineation of proposed limits of floodplains, if any, as created or enlarged by proposed development;
         (h)   Finish grading with a maximum of two-foot contour intervals within 100 feet of all buildings, and a maximum of five-foot contour intervals on the remainder of the property;
         (i)   Outdoor lighting;
         (j)   Shoreline stabilization structures existing and proposed; and
         (k)   Signage existing and proposed.
   (B)   Preliminary plan review procedures. The following preliminary site plan review procedures shall be followed when a plan has been submitted for approval:
      (1)   Preliminary site plans shall be filed with the Land Use Administrator not later than 30 days prior to any request for permits. The filing of the plan, signed by the applicant or his or her agent, together with payment of the prescribed filing fees, shall constitute submittal of the application for approval;
      (2)   The Land Use Administrator shall check the preliminary site plan for general completeness and compliance with such administrative requirements as are established;
      (3)   All site plans which are appropriately submitted and conform to standards and requirements set forth in this chapter shall be reviewed by the appropriate departments of the county relative to:
         (a)   Compliance with all applicable requirements of this and other lawfully adopted ordinances including, but not limited to, setbacks, height of buildings, lot area, lot coverage, fencing, landscaping, and screening;
         (b)   Location and design of vehicular and pedestrian access points, to include concurrence from the State Department of Transportation on proposed entrances and exits from public streets;
         (c)   Location and adequacy of automobile parking areas;
         (d)   Adequacy of drainage, water supply, fire protections, and sanitary sewer facilities, and compliance with established design criteria, construction standards, and specifications;
         (e)   Protection of environmentally sensitive features, to include concurrence from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, State Marine Resources Commissions, State Water Control Board, County Wetlands Board, and other agencies as may be appropriate regarding wetlands disturbances;
         (f)   Provisions of adequate erosion and sedimentation control measures of both a temporary and permanent nature; and
         (g)   Provisions of the Uniform Statewide Building Code.
      (4)   The Land Use Administrator may request opinions and/or decisions from: other departments of the county; officials, departments, or agencies of the state; or, from other persons as may from time to time be retained; and
      (5)   The Land Use Administrator shall consider the preliminary site plan in light of the provisions of this chapter and approve, conditionally approve, or disapprove the plan with modifications, requesting thereon any changes or additional information that will be required. One copy of the plan shall be returned to the applicant, with the date of such approval, conditional approval, or disapproval noted thereon over the signature of the Land Use Administrator.
(Ord. passed 9-13-1990)  Penalty, see § 10.99