13-1-2: PURPOSE:
In conformance with the city comprehensive plan, the subdivision regulations are hereby approved and adopted to achieve the following:
   A.   Protect the health, safety, convenience and general welfare of the citizens of the city.
   B.   Provide for the orderly growth and harmonious development of the city.
   C.   Require that land be conveyed with an accurate legal description.
   D.   Establish procedures and standards for all subdivisions.
   E.   Provide adequate traffic circulation, streets, utilities, wastewater treatment, drainage, fire and flood protection, schools, recreation areas and other facilities and services needed or desired by the community in the most cost effective manner, with the cost being borne by those benefited.
   F.   Result in individual lots of reasonable utility and livability and to promote neighborhood stability and protection of property values.
   G.   Promote conservation of those areas with unique natural features and scenic qualities and provide residents with access to these areas.
   H.   Promote water recharge and clean air.
   I.   Provide greater design flexibility and efficiency for services and infrastructure including design methods that reduce the length of streets, thus reducing the amount of improved surface and length of utility runs.
   J.   Encourage well planned subdivisions by establishing environmentally adequate standards for design and improvement.
   K.   Provide viable, innovative, cost effective, voluntary development alternatives.
   L.   Prevent development of land with geologic and engineering hazards or constraints.
   M.   Provide a plan to identify hazards and constraints. (Ord. 2005-01, 2-8-2005)