12-1-4: PURPOSE:
   A.   As identified in the Act (section 76-3-102, Montana Code Annotated), the purposes of these regulations are:
      1.   To promote the public health, safety, and general welfare by regulating the subdivision of land;
      2.   To prevent the overcrowding of land;
      3.   To lessen congestion in the streets and highways;
      4.   To provide for adequate light, air, water supply, sewage disposal, parks and recreation areas, ingress and egress, and other public requirements;
      5.   To require development in harmony with the natural environment;
      6.   To promote preservation of open space;
      7.   To promote cluster development approaches that minimize costs to local citizens and that promote effective and efficient provision of public services;
      8.   To protect the rights of property owners;
      9.   To require uniform monumentation of land subdivisions and transferring interests in real property by reference to a plat or certificate of survey; and
      10.   To provide for phased developments.
   B.   As required by section 76-3-501, Montana Code Annotated, these regulations are intended to reasonably provide for:
      1.   The orderly development of the jurisdictional area;
      2.   The coordination of roads within subdivided land with other roads, both existing and planned;
      3.   The dedication of land for roadways and for public utility easements;
      4.   The improvement of roads;
      5.   The provision of adequate open spaces for travel, light, air, and recreation;
      6.   The provision of adequate transportation, water, and stormwater drainage systems;
      7.   The regulation of sanitary facilities;
      8.   The avoidance or minimization of traffic congestion; and
      9.   The avoidance of subdivisions that would involve unnecessary environmental degradation and danger of injury to health, safety, or welfare by reason of natural hazard, including but not limited to fire and wildland fire, or the lack of water, drainage, access, transportation, or other public services that would necessitate an excessive expenditure of public funds for the supply of the services. (Ord. 591, - -2021)