Plan and Plat Specifications
1179.01   Purpose.
1179.02   Preliminary discussion map.
1179.03   Preliminary plan.
1179.04   Improvement plans and specifications.
1179.05   Plat.
         Plat and contents - see Ohio R.C. 711.01 et seq.
         Plat approval required - see Ohio R.C. 711.09
         Site plan review - see P. & Z. Ch. 1152
   1179.01  PURPOSE.
   The purpose of this chapter is to inform the subdivider of the specific information he shall provide to permit adequate review, approval and recording of plats.
(Ord. 1981-99. Passed 8-24-81.)
   A map shall be submitted by the subdivider as a basis for informal discussion. The map shall show the following information:
   (a)    Location; tract boundaries, township and north point.
   (b)    Existing highways and proposed streets on and adjacent to the tract. (Several alternates if considered.)
   (c)    Statement of how sewage disposal and water supply shall be provided.
   (d)    Utility transmission lines and easements.
   (e)    Existing zoning districts.
   (f)    Topography. (U.S.G.S. or better)
      (Ord. 1981-99. Passed 8-24-81.)
   The subdivider shall furnish the following:
   (a)    Application for Preliminary Plan Approval. (See Appendix B.)
   (b)    Preliminary Plan Drawings. (See Appendix D.) The plan shall be prepared in accordance with Chapter 1181 by a professional engineer. The plan shall be accurately and clearly drawn. The drawing shall include the proposed plan or alternate plans of the subdivision, and shall show the following:
      (1)    Identification.
         A.    Proposed name of subdivision, shall not duplicate others in County, City, tract or original lot or section number.
         B.    Names, addresses and telephone numbers of owners, subdivider and registered surveyor, City planner, landscape architect or professional engineer.
         C.    Scale (one inch equals 100 feet), north arrow and date.
      (2)    Existing Data.
         A.    Boundary line survey; showing bearings and distances as surveyed by a registered surveyor.
         B.    Easements; showing location, width and purpose.
         C.    Streets on and adjacent to the subdivision; showing names, location, right of way and roadway width. Planned public improvements; highways or other major improvements planned by public authorities for future construction on or near the subdivision, including journalized routes for highways.
         D.    Utilities on and adjacent to the subdivision; showing location, size and invert elevations of sanitary and storm sewers; location and size of water mains; location of gas lines, fire hydrants and utility poles. If water mains, sewers and/or culverts are not on or adjacent to the tract, indicate the direction and distance to and size of nearest ones, showing invert elevation of sewers and culverts.
         E.    Ground elevations of the subdivision; show contours with an interval of not more than five feet if ground slope is in excess of four percent (4%) and two feet if ground slope is less than four percent (4%).
         F.    Subsurface conditions on the subdivision; showing any conditions that are not typical such as abandoned mines.
         G.    Other conditions on the subdivision:
            1.    Watercourses and areas subject to flooding.
            2.    Marshes.
            3.    Rock outcroppings.
            4.   Wooded areas.
            5.    Isolated preservable trees one foot or more in diameter.
            6.    Any structures or other significant features.
            7.    Gas, oil or brine wells with appurtenances.
         H.    Other conditions on adjacent land within 200 feet:
            1.    Approximate direction and gradient of ground slope including any embankments or retaining walls.
            2.    Location and type of buildings, fences, tree lines, etc.
            3.    Railroad lines.
            4.    Power lines and towers.
            5.    Other nearby nonresidential uses of land.
            6.    Owners of adjacent unplatted land, for adjacent platted land refer to subdivision plat by name, plat book and pages.
         I.    Zoning requirements:
            1.    District.
            2.    Lot size and yard requirements.
            3.    Proof of any variances or special exceptions which may have been granted.
         J.    Planned public improvements; showing highways or other major improvements planned by public authorities for future construction on or near the subdivision.
      (3)    Proposals.
         A.    Streets; show proposed streets, indicate each street by a letter except where the street is a continuation of an existing street, right of way widths, approximate grades and proposed improvements.
         B.    Other rights of way or easements; showing location, width and purpose.
         C.    Lots; showing numbers and dimensions and area of irregular lots in square feet.
         D.    Minimum building setback lines.
         E.    Land parcels within the subdivision not to be divided into lots.
         F.    Public sites; showing reserved or dedicated for parks, playgrounds or other public uses.
         G.    Sites for other uses; multifamily dwellings, shopping facilities, churches, industry or other nonpublic uses exclusive of single-family dwellings.
         H.    Total site data; including acreage, number of residential lots, typical lot size and acres in parks and other public uses.
         I.    When extensive changes of topography are contemplated, a plan showing the proposed topography.
         J.    In cases where lots or parcels have previously been transferred, without plat, out of the tract sought to be subdivided, such lots or parcels previously transferred should also be numbered in sequence with all new lots created in the proposed subdivision.
      (4)   Other Information. The City Engineer or City Planning Commission may require such additional information as deemed necessary.
   (c)    Vicinity Map. The map shall show the relationship of the proposed subdivision to existing community facilities which serve or influence it. The vicinity map may be on the same sheet as the preliminary plan drawing. The vicinity map at a scale of one inch equals 400 feet shall show:
      (1)    Subdivision name; township, tract and original lot or section number; north arrow and the Ohio State Plane coordinate grid.
      (2)    Existing and proposed main traffic arteries.
      (3)    Shopping facilities.
      (4)    Schools.
      (5)    Parks and playgrounds.
      (6)    Any other significant community features.
         (Ord. 1981-99. Passed 8-24-81.)
   (a)    Drawings showing cross sections, profiles, elevations, construction details, specifications and cost estimates, and all calculations and computations for all required improvements shall be prepared by a professional engineer. The improvement plans shall be prepared as directed by the City Engineer and subject to his approval.
   (b)    If it becomes necessary to modify the improvements as approved, due to unforeseen circumstances, the subdivider shall inform the City Engineer in writing of the conditions requiring the modifications. Written authorization from the City Engineer to make the required modification shall be received before proceeding with the construction of the improvement.
   (c)    At the completion of the construction and before acceptance the subdivider shall furnish the City Engineer a set of linen or mylar tracings for permanent record, showing the locations, sizes and elevations of all improvements as constructed. The as built drawings shall show all lateral locations, depth and all utility service connections.
   (d)    Where existing property contains gas or oil wells, the subdivider is responsible for the conditionally approved relocation of access roads to the well(s) as well as all necessary relocations of security measures, fences, gates and landscaping. All gas lines, separators, oil tanks and appurtenances shall be placed in approved easements or rights of way.
(Ord. 1981-99. Passed 8-24-81.)
   1179.05  PLAT.
   The subdivider shall furnish the following:
   (a)    Application for Plat Approval. (See Appendix E.)
   (b)    Plat Drawing. (See current standards of Portage County Recorder's Office.) The plat shall be approved by a registered professional surveyor and drawn in ink on tracing cloth or mylar (sheet size twenty-four inches by thirty inches within the border) and shall be at a scale of not more than 100 feet to one inch. Where necessary, the plat may be on several sheets accompanied by an index sheet showing the entire subdivision. The plat shall show the following:
      (1)    Identification.
         A.    Name of subdivision shall not duplicate others in the County, township, tract and original lot or section number.
         B.    Vicinity map at one inches equals 1,000 feet scale with north arrow.
      (2)    Control points; showing all dimensions, angles and bearings are to be referred to control points, nearest established street line, section lines or other established point.
      (3)    Lines and boundaries; showing center lines and right-of-way lines of streets, easements, and other rights of way, natural and artificial watercourses, streams, shorelines, corporation lines and property lines of all lots and parcels with distances, radii, arcs, chords and tangents of all curves to the nearest one hundredth of a foot, bearings or deflection angles to the nearest second.
      (4)    Street; showing name, which shall not duplicate another in the Streetsboro postal delivery area and right of way width of each street within proposed subdivision and those adjoining.
      (5)    Building setback lines accurately shown with dimension.
      (6)    Lot and block identification; lots shall be numbered in consecutive order and when the subdivision is submitted in sections or phases, lots shall be numbered consecutively as each section or phase is submitted. In cases where lots or parcels have previously been transferred, such lots or parcels previously transferred should also be numbered in sequence with all new lots created in the proposed subdivision.
      (7)    Total site data; including acreage, number of residential lots, typical lot size and acres in parks and other public uses.
      (8)    Land for public use; show boundaries and identify the use of all parcels which are to be dedicated or reserved for public use or easements.
      (9)    Monuments; showing location and description of those found, set or to be set.
      (10)    Names of recorded owners of adjoining unplatted land and reference to subdivision plats of adjoining platted land by name, volume and page of Recorder's maps.
      (11)    Certification and seal by a registered surveyor to the effect that the plat represents a survey made by him which balances and closes, and that the monuments shown thereon exist or shall be set as shown and that all dimensional and geodetic details are correct.
      (12)    Notarized certification by the owner or owners of the subdivision and the offer of the dedication of streets and other public areas and that there are no unpaid taxes or special assessments against the land contained in the plat.
      (13)    Notation for:
         A.    Certification of City Engineer that required improvements have been satisfactorily installed or adequate financial guarantees have been provided.
         B.    Approval of plat by Chairman and Secretary of the Planning Commission.
         C.    Proper notation for transfer by the County Auditor.
         D.    Proper notations for transfer and recording by the County Recorder.
      (14)    Protective covenants.
      (15)    Marital status of land owner must be shown, and if married spouse must also sign plat and release dower or curtesy, interest in public places.
      (16)    Release by the mortgage holder, if any, of all interest in all property dedicated to public use, this may be a separate document.
         (Ord. 1981-99. Passed 8-24-81.)