A.   No land within the Village or within the one and one-half (11/2) mile jurisdiction of the Village shall be subdivided after the adoption of these regulations, nor shall any street be laid out or any public improvement made to the land, until the final plat of subdivision shall have been certified to and approved by action of the Board of Trustees. This approval must be in writing and placed on the original tracing of the final plat.
   B.   No lot within any such subdivision shall be offered for sale nor shall any sale, contract for sale or option be made or given until such subdivision plat shall have been properly reviewed by the Plan Commission and officially approved by the Board of Trustees.
   C.   No public improvement such as water supply, storm water drainage, paving or surfacing of streets and sidewalks, or utility improvements such as gas, electric or telephone service shall hereafter be made within any such subdivision by any owner or his agent, or by any public service corporation at the request of such owner or his agent until the plat of subdivision and also the plans for improvements thereto have been formally recommended by the Plan Commission and approved by the Board of Trustees.
   D.   No site development permit or building permit shall be issued for the alteration of land or construction of buildings or structures within a proposed subdivision, before the final plat of said subdivision has been approved by the Board of Trustees in accordance with the provisions of this Title, and filed with the Recorder of Deeds of the County of Lake in Illinois.
   E.   The subdivision of any lot or any parcel of land by the use of metes and bounds for purpose of sale, transfer or lease with the intent of evading this Title will not be permitted. All such described subdivision shall be subject to all of the requirements and regulations contained in this Title.
   F.   All interpretations of these rules and regulations are reserved to the administrative bodies referred to herein:
      1.   Minimum Standards Established: In their interpretation and application, the provisions of this Title shall be held to be the minimum requirements for the promotion of the public health, safety and general welfare.
      2.   Higher Standards Govern: Where the conditions imposed by any provisions of this Title upon the subdivision of land are either more restrictive or less restrictive than comparable conditions imposed by any other provision of this Title or of any other applicable law, ordinance, resolution, rule or regulation of any kind, the regulations which are more restrictive and impose higher standards or requirements shall govern.
      3.   Easements Or Covenants Not Abrogated: This Title is not intended to abrogate any easement, covenant, or any other private agreements; provided, that where the regulations of this Title are more restrictive or impose higher standards or other private agreement, the requirements of this Title shall govern.
      4.   Existing Subdivisions: No subdivision of land which was not lawfully existing at the time of the adoption of these regulations shall be made lawful solely by reason of the adoption of these regulations, and to the extent that said subdivision of land is in conflict in any manner with the requirements of this Title, said subdivision of land remains unlawful hereunder. (Ord. 272, 3-20-78)
      5.   Graphic Illustrations: The graphic illustrations labeled "Types of Lots", Minimum Interior Lot Standards", and "Minimum Corner Lot Standards" and the chart labeled "Minimum Lot Standards" appear at the end of this Chapter in Section 10-1-13, are intended as summaries or depictions of the requirements set forth in the text of this Title and shall be used in construing the meaning of the provisions of this Title. (Ord. 95-9-12, 9-19-95)
   G.   The subdivision shall comply with all applicable laws and statutes of the United States and the State or any political division thereof. (Ord. 272, 3-20-78)
   H.   Notwithstanding any provisions of this Section, no conveyance of property or adjustment of property lines by contiguous landowners shall be permitted if one or both of the resulting lots shall become nonconforming with respect to the Zoning Ordinance 1 or any other ordinance of the Village. The division of contiguous lots or the conveyance of portions thereof, must be approved by the Village Board. Prior to such approval, the owner and/or purchaser shall submit a certified survey indicating that resulting lots are conforming. No building permit may be issued for any lot or parcel which does not conform with the provisions of this subsection. (Ord. 88-11-21, 11-15-88)



1. See Title 9 of the City Code.