§ 153.030  AREA GENERAL PLAN SUBMISSION.
   (A)   (1)   An area general plan may be prepared and submitted by the subdivider, for approval by the Plan Commission, prior to the submission of the initial preliminary plat. The Plan Commission shall determine that either of the following conditions exists to warrant a requirement of preparation and submission of an area general plan:
         (a)   The parcel initially proposed for platting constitutes a portion of a larger tract of land owned, or under option to purchase by the subdivider; and
         (b)   The parcel initially proposed for platting constitutes a portion of a larger land area, the development of which will be complicated by unusual problems of drainage, street layout, utility services, land usage, or land ownership pattern.
      (2)   (a)   The area general plan shall show property boundaries, land characteristics including wetlands, drainage patterns, flood prone areas as identified on Flood Prone Area Maps of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, wooded areas, and major topographic features, existing streets, existing buildings, sewer lines, water lines, and pipelines.
         (b)   Also to be shown in the area general plan are the proposed sanitary sewage collection, stormwater transportation, and stormwater detention; proposed location of commercial areas, residential areas, and parks or other public areas. The area general plan shall be prepared to a proper scale of one inch equals 100 feet or larger, and to proper accuracy.
      (3)   The Plan Commission shall review the area general plan at a regular meeting for compliance with these regulations and its consistency with the village’s Land Use Plan and applicable municipal development plans, or parts thereof. Plan Commission action shall take the form of approval or denial within 30 days following the complete submittal of the area general plan and such action shall be indicated on the area general plan. The Village Engineer may also review the area general plan if requested by the Plat Officer.
      (4)   (a)   The area general plan may serve as the subdivider’s official preliminary plat, provided that the area general plan submitted as the official preliminary plat by the subdivider, conforms to the requirements as set forth in these regulations.
         (b)   In the event the Plan Commission approves the area general plan as the official preliminary plat, the subdivider may submit the final plat for review and approval as provided in these regulations.
      (5)   A portion of the area general plan may serve as the subdivider’s official preliminary plat, provided that this portion is clearly designated and provided that this portion of the area general plan submitted as the official preliminary plat conforms to the regulations for preliminary plats.
      (6)   The approval of the area general plan by the Plan Commission shall be in effect for a period of at least one year from the approval date, but the approval is subject thereafter to withdrawal by the Plan Commission upon notice to the developer after that date.
      (7)   The approval of the area general plan shall confer upon the developer the right to proceed with the subdivision platting process set forth in this chapter for the lands depicted in the area general plan.
   (B)   The subdivider shall submit to the Plat Officer:
      (1)   Ten copies of the area general plan and supportive materials. The Plat Officer shall set date for the meeting of the Plan Commission for review of the area general plan;
      (2)   A reduction of the area general plan showing information required as submitted on an 11-inch by 17-inch sheet;
      (3)   The submittal or resubmitted of an area general plan for a subdivision within the corporate limits of the village or within the one and one-half mile extraterritorial jurisdictional area of the village shall be accompanied by an area general plan application fee as determined from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees. The check shall be made payable to the Village of Tolono; and
      (4)   A completed area general plan application form.
(Ord. 97-7, passed 7-1-1997, § 4.7)