§ 154.20  GENERAL TYPE AND CHARACTER OF PLANS AND PLATS TO BE SUBMITTED.
   (A)   Preliminary plan.
      (1)   Purpose. The preliminary plan is intended to indicate all planning factors and considerations necessary to enable the city to determine whether the proposed plan for land development or redevelopment is satisfactory from the standpoint of the public interest. The plan, related supporting documents, and the review thereof are intended to produce a subdivision design in which all applicable planning factors have been recognized and reconciled; as distinguished from a final plat in which the engineering factor of dimensional precision is the predominant objective.
      (2)   Plan preparation. The preliminary plan drawing shall ordinarily be prepared by a qualified professional land planner, landscape architect, civil engineer, or land surveyor trained and experienced in subdivision design. Accompanying legal instruments and attendant documents shall ordinarily be prepared by a qualified professional attorney at law trained and experienced in those matters. Six copies of the preliminary plan, applicable filing fees and supporting documents shall be filed with the City Secretary not less than 21 days before a Council meeting is held thereon by the Council.
      (3)   Type and scale of plan drawing. The preliminary plan shall be drawn in ink on reproducible Mylar, tracing linen, or tracing vellum with all information shown thereon enclosed by heavy border line. The plan drawing scale shall be one inch equals 100 feet, provided that, when special conditions warrant, a smaller or larger scale may be accepted when prior approval of the City Secretary has been obtained. The plan and supporting documents shall contain the information prescribed in § 154.21.
   (B)   Final plat.
      (1)   Purpose. The final plat is that instrument which, along with its related supporting documents, becomes the official accurate, permanent record of the subdivision of land. It shall substantially conform to the preliminary plan as approved by the Council and may include all or only a portion of the approved preliminary plan. No final plat may be recorded in the office of the County Clerk until the plat shall first have been approved by the Council; and no lot or parcels within the subdivision may be sold or conveyed until the plat therefor has been approved and duly recorded in the County Clerk's Office.
      (2)   Plat preparation. The final plat drawing shall ordinarily be prepared by a registered land surveyor duly licensed by the state, who may legally certify as to the accuracy thereof. Accompanying legal instruments and attendant documents shall ordinarily be prepared by a qualified professional attorney at law authorized to practice in the state. Six copies of the final plat, applicable filing fees and supporting documents shall be filed with the City Secretary not less than 21 days before a review and approval by the Council.
      (3)   Type of scale of plat drawing. The final plat shall be drawn in ink on reproducible Mylar, tracing linen, or tracing vellum with all information shown thereon enclosed by a heavy border line. The plat drawing scale shall be one inch equals 100 feet. The plat drawing and supporting documents shall contain the necessary information prescribed in § 154.22.
      (4)   Plat size. Plat size overall is to be as required by the County Clerk.
      (5)   Approval. After final approval and proper endorsement have been obtained and all requirements of these regulations have otherwise been complied with the plat, all other instruments may be recorded. No changes, erasures, modifications, or revisions shall be made in any plat of a subdivision or to any required instrument after approval has been given to the plat and endorsed on the plat, in writing, unless the changes, modification, or revision are first submitted to and approved by the City Council.
   (C)   Short form plat.
      (1)   Purpose. A short procedure for subdividing land may be followed to obtain subdivision approval when the land proposed to be subdivided, resubdivided, or replatted meets the following conditions and requirements:
         (a)   The land abuts upon a street of adequate width and is so situated that no additional streets and no alleys, major easements, or other public property are required in order to meet the requirements of this chapter.
         (b)   The perimeter of the tract being subdivided has been surveyed and marked on the ground and a plat thereof prepared and filed with the City Secretary, and the nearest corner of each lot or parcel of the proposed subdivision is tied to a known corner which is adequately marked by a concrete monument or iron stake.
         (c)   The topography of the tract and the surrounding lands is such that no regard needs to be given in the subdivision to drainage, or, where drainage facilities are required, arrangements have been made for the construction of the facilities.
         (d)   The utilities, as required by the city, are in place to serve each parcel or lot of the subdivision, or resubdivision or replat, or arrangements to provide the utilities have been made.
         (e)   An environmental assessment, as described in § 154.21 (C)(2), is not required.
         (f)   The applicable filing fees have been submitted to the City Secretary.
      (2)   Plat preparation. T he short form plat drawing and supporting documents shall be prepared as prescribed for a final plat noted in division (B)(1) above.
      (3)   Type and scale of plat drawing. The requirements prescribed in division (B)(3) above shall apply to the short form plat.
   (D)   Replat of recorded subdivision see § 154.51 in this chapter.
(Ord. 96-0220, passed 2-20-1996; Ord. 19-1022A, passed 10-22-2019)