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(A) Purpose. The purpose of a minor plat is to allow, without being subject to the requirements of a preliminary plat review, consolidation of up to three previously platted lots the resubdivision of a previously platted lot into three or fewer lots or a boundary line adjustment.
(B) Time restriction on further platting. No lot created by a minor plat shall be included in another subdivision plat for a period of two years from the Register of Deeds’ filing date of the minor plat.
(C) No improvements required. Minor plats shall not be allowed if extensions of, or improvements to, community water, city sanitary sewer, drainage facilities, or public streets would be required if the minor plat is approved.
(1) The subdivider shall submit a minor plat application to the Planning Department more than three weeks (inclusive) before a regular meeting of the Planning Commission. The minor plat application shall consist of an original and one copy of each of the following:
(a) Minor plat application form;
(b) A minor plat of the proposed subdivision prepared by a registered land surveyor on 15 by 26-inch Mylar;
(c) A reduced copy of the minor plat on eight and one-half by 11-inch paper;
(d) An electronic copy of the minor plat in a file format approved by the Planning Official; and
(e) Any supplemental materials.
(2) The application form must be signed by the subdivider, the landowner(s) (if different than the subdivider), and (if applicable) the subdivider’s agent. The non-refundable minor plat application fee is due and payable at the time of submission of the application. Upon receipt of the application, the Planning Department will inform the subdivider of the date, time, and location of the Board of Commissioners meeting at which the application will be received and reviewed. The Planning Department shall provide a copy of the application to each Planning Commission member before the Planning Commission meeting. The subdivider shall not submit a Mylar original of the minor plat to the Planning Department until after the Planning Commission has made its recommendation to the Board of Commissioners. The Mylar original shall have the signatures required in § 151.053(D) when it is submitted to the Board of Commissioners for review.
(E) Planning Commission review and recommendation. The Planning Commission shall review the minor plat application to ensure it conforms to the requirements of this chapter and make a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners within 30 days of receipt of a completed minor plat application, unless the subdivider agrees to an extension of this time limit.
(F) Board of Commissioners review and action and recording of the minor plat. The Board of Commissioners, at its next regular meeting after the Planning Commission makes its recommendation and after receipt by the Planning Department of the signed original Mylar(s), shall review the minor plat application and the Planning Commission’s recommendation and act upon said recommendation. If the minor plat is approved by the Board of Commissioners, the Planning Department shall, within 15 days of said approval, submit the signed Mylar original(s) of the minor plat to the office of the Register of Deeds to be recorded. No building or other applicable permits shall be issued within the newly platted subdivision until the Register of Deeds has recorded the Mylar original(s) of the approved minor plat.
(Ord. #115, passed 2-16-2017)