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(A) Plat drawing exhibit. The final plat drawing shall show all necessary and pertinent information prescribed as follows.
(1) Base information.
(a) Graphic scale of plat drawing at one inch equals 100 feet;
(b) North point (located adjacent to the graphic scale);
(c) Name, title of the subdivision, and location thereof by city, county, and state;
(d) Name of the survey in which the subdivision is located;
(e) Name, address, signature, and seal of the registered professional land surveyor, licensed by the state, who made or supervised the conduct of the survey on the ground and prepared the final plat including his or her certificate of survey and plat accuracy, and the date thereof;
(f) Key map showing the geographic location of the subdivision with respect to its overall relationship and position to the city;
(g) Name and address of the record owner(s) and subdivider(s)/developer(s) of the subdivision;
(h) Legal description of the perimeter boundary of land being subdivided, and computed total acreage thereof; and
(i) Approval block attesting to the approval of the final plat by the City Mayor and attested by the City Secretary, along with the respective dates thereof.
(2) Key plat information.
(a) Perimeter boundary lines of the total land area embraced by the final plat;
(b) Boundary and lot lines of contiguous, adjoining subdivisions, and names thereof, and legal reference surveys; or the names of adjoining property owners, together with their respective plat or deed book references, as per the County Recorder's book and page numbers;
(c) Location and identification of the primary control point(s) from which all distances, bearings, and other similar data pertaining to the subdivision are referenced. Wherever State Plane Coordinate System benchmarks exist within one mile of the subdivision boundary, these shall be used. At least one corner of the subdivision shall be tied by appropriate distance and bearing to either a corner in a previously recorded subdivision, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Monument, or a state land survey with proper reference notation describing the corner marker used;
(d) Transportation and circulation right-of-way lines of all streets, alleys, emergency access easements, and other rights-of-way, including the name, identifications, width dimensions, and purposes thereof (i.e., for public dedication or for conveyance for private use to and for the express use of the inhabitants of the subdivision or other private or quasi-public purpose);
(e) Sufficient lines and related distances (expressed in feet and hundredths of a foot) and bearing to allow the reproduction on the ground of every street, alley, lot, parcel, tract, and easement, whether curved or straight; including the deflection angles and radii of arcs, tangents, and central angles of all curves;
(f) Boundary lines and related distances, bearings, and acreages of all lots, blocks, parcels, or tracts to be dedicated or reserved for public use, or to be conveyed to the inhabitants for the subdivision for private or quasi-public use, and the identification thereof;
(g) Block, tract, and lot designations lettered and numbered in consecutive clockwise order, with blocks and large tracts carrying alphabetical designations and lots carrying numerical designations;
(h) Drainage, utility, and access easements, including the widths thereof. Identification for all drainage, utility, or access easements shall be noted as follows, without specific reference to a particular utility, except in the case of high voltage electrical transmission lines or cross-country gas lines: public utility and access easement or public drainage and access easement, or, where combined, public utility, drainage, and access easement;
(i) Exact locations and descriptions of all monuments, lot corner pins, tangent points of curves (pins), and any other required survey points in place;
(j) Building setback lines adjacent to every highway, street, alley, emergency access, easement, crosswalk, and private drive serving two or more lots; and
(k) Floodway channel and regulatory flood limits (100-year flood plain).
(B) Supporting documents and certificates. The plat drawing exhibit shall, where applicable and herein required, be accompanied by the following described supporting documents and certificates, in the form prescribed by and approved by the City Attorney, which shall accompany the filing and recording of the final plat:
(1) Signed certificate of the City Tax Collector verifying that all local municipal taxes on the land being subdivided and embraced by the final plat have been paid to the current year;
(2) Signed certificate of the County Tax Collector verifying that all county taxes on the land being subdivided and embraced by the final plat have been paid to the current year;
(3) Signed certificate of the Local School District Tax Collector, in which the subdivision is located, verifying that all school taxes on the land being subdivided and embraced by the final plat have been paid to the current year;
(4) Signed dedication certificate by the owner(s) of the subdivision dedicating all designated public streets, alleys, easements, parks, school sites, open spaces, and other applicable lots, tracts, or parcels designated for the use and enjoyment by the inhabitants of the subdivision, such shall be properly dedicated to the private individual(s) or subdivision inhabitants, whichever is applicable;
(5) Legally executed and signed deed covenants incorporating all pertinent and proposed covenants, restrictions, and easements for which the subdivided real property is subjected to be held, transferred, sold, conveyed, and occupied.
(a) When applicable, where a property owners' association is designated and required to care for, maintain, preserve, and promote the utility, beautification, use, and occupancy of land(s) and facilities under common ownership and authority of the subdivision(s) owners and/or inhabitants, then the deed covenants shall include properly executed articles of incorporation and bylaws of the property owners' association so created.
(b) In order that the city, school district, county, state, or federal government will not be prohibited from using any property within the subdivision that may be purchased, deeded, or conveyed thereto for public purpose(s) at any time, the following paragraph shall be incorporated in every deed covenant placed on the land being subdivided:
“Any restrictions contained herein shall not be intended to restrict or prohibit, nor shall restrict or prohibit the United States government, State of Texas or any political subdivision thereof, including the City of Willis, Willis Independent School District, or Montgomery County, from using any of the property affected by this subdivision for public purposes, when any such property is brought under the ownership and control of any of the agencies described above.”
(6) Legally executed and signed applicable instruments authorized for filing (i.e., all deeds, mortgages, conveyances, deeds of trust, bonds for title, covenants, defeasances, or other instruments of writing concerning any lands or tenements, or goods and chattels, or movable property of any description) as authorized in Tex. Prop. Code, §§ 12.001 et seq., as amended;
(7) Completed and signed final plat application and certificate of compliance with regulations, .on the appropriate form furnished by the city, which shall attest that the owner/subdivider/applicant has, to the best of his or her knowledge, thoroughly familiarized himself or herself with respect to the plat drawing and supporting documents, and has otherwise complied with all applicable requirements, regulations, and ordinances of the city relative thereto; and
(8) Surveyor's plat closure notes for the boundary of the subdivision. The notes shall be referenced in the same manner as the plat drawing. Upon approval of the final plat by the city, the closure notes shall be deposited as public document in the engineering records of the city.
(C) General requirements.
(1) Conformity with Comprehensive Plan. The subdivision shall conform to the most current Comprehensive Plan of the city.
(2) Standards for construction. The street, water installation, sewer facilities, and waste disposal and drainage with all appurtenances pertaining to them and facilities of other agencies as may be required shall be constructed and installed in each subdivision in accordance with the existing standards of the city and the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Standard Specifications for Public Work.
(3) Approval prior to construction. Before beginning any construction of the improvements on proposed roadway, public utilities, or drainage facilities or structures pertaining to any subdivision coming under the provisions of these regulations, complete construction plans and specifications, signed and sealed by a State of Texas registered Professional Engineer, for the improvements shall be completely approved by the City Director of Community Development, the City Director of Public Works, and the City Engineer as meeting the city's standards. All improvements shall be designed and constructed in conformity with the provisions of this order.
(4) Warranty. The subdivider or developer shall require a written one-year warranty of all materials and workmanship of his or her construction contractors, with whom he or she contracts for furnishing materials and installing the improvements required under this chapter. The subdivider, or developer, shall himself or herself be responsible for guaranteeing that all materials and workmanship in connection with the improvements are free of defects for a period of one year after acceptance of the improvements by the city.
(5) Maintenance bond. Improvements shall be installed and a bond guaranteeing same in an amount as limited by state statute shall be posted within all of the area of any subdivision or portion thereof given final approval and filed or to be filed for record.
(6) Inspection during construction. The City Director of Community Development, City Director of Public Works, and City Engineer shall from time to time inspect the construction of all public improvements, including utilities, drainage structures, and streets, as well as private drainage and detention improvements in the subdivision during construction to see that they comply with the regulations governing the same. In this regard, free access to the subdivision shall be accorded City Staff by the subdivider and his or her agent and employees. Inspection by the City Director of Community Development, City Director of Public Works, City Engineer, or their authorized representatives, or a failure by them to inspect construction as required herein shall not in any way impair or diminish the obligation of the subdivider to install improvements in the subdivision in accordance with plans and specifications therefor as approved by the City Director of Community Development, City Director of Public Works, and City Engineer and in accordance with the city's regulations.
(7) Revision to regulations. The regulations for streets, parkways, driveway entrances, and curbs and gutters are established and set forth herein. All other regulations which are referred to herein, but not included, may be altered from time to time by the City Council without requiring an amendment to this order; the regulations being subject to change from time to time by motion duly adopted by the City Council. Any such changes or alterations shall be immediately noted upon the regulations.
(8) Record construction plans. After all required improvements have been completed by the owner or subdivider of the subdivision, one set of record construction plans of all underground utilities, drainage and detention improvements, and street improvements that have been constructed shall be filed with the City Engineer within 90 days after completion of all required improvements.
(9) Traffic-control devices. The subdivision developer will be required to properly install (in conformance with the United States Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways) the following signs:
(a) Street signs. At each street intersection, one minimum one and one-half inch I.D. galvanized pipe standards, set in concrete, on which is attached, with acceptable four-way assembly hardware, baked enamel bonderized steel plate signs (four-inch letters on six-inch background); height of sign above natural ground shall be approximately seven feet;
(b) Traffic signs. At intersections and locations designated by the City Engineer, “Stop” signs and “Yield” signs mounted on galvanized pipe shall be installed; and
(c) Signalization. Signalization of intersections will be reviewed and approved on an individual basis with proper warrant studies submitted to the City Engineer.
(10) Change in plans. In the event exigencies of construction necessitate change in plans and specifications, approval by the City Engineer and/or City Council will be required.
(11) Filing fees. All applicable filing fees shall be submitted to the City Secretary at the time of filing the final plan or plat.
(Ord. 96-0220, passed 2-20-1996; Ord. 19-1022A, passed 10-22-2019)