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The purpose of these regulations is to promote the public health, safety and general welfare of the community. The overall objective of these regulations is to consider land subdivision plats as part of a plan for the orderly, efficient and economical development of the land within the town jurisdiction. The following provisions shall guide the planning and zoning commission in formulating its decisions:
A. Proposed streets shall compose a convenient and efficient traffic circulation system, properly related to the proposals of adopted transportation plans. Streets shall be of such width, grade and location to accommodate prospective traffic, provide adequate light and air, and provide access by service and emergency vehicles.
B. Land of suitable location, size and character for all easements, rights of way or public services shall be shown on the subdivision plat wherever appropriate.
C. Land subdivided shall be of such character that it can be used safely for building purposes without danger to health and welfare from flooding, fire, contamination, erosion, and other menace.
D. The development of any subdivision should avoid unnecessary environmental degradation; pollution of air, streams, ponds and so on; and be in harmony with the natural environment.
E. Protect and conserve the value of land and buildings throughout the town and minimize conflicts among the uses of land and buildings.
F. Provide for adequate water, sewage, schools, parks, playgrounds, recreation and other public requirements, facilities and open space needs as will accommodate the anticipated rate of development.
G. Establish reasonable standards of design and procedures for subdivisions and resubdivisions, in order to further the orderly layout and use of land; and ensure proper legal descriptions and monumenting of subdivided land to provide adequate records for land titles.
H. Avoid excessive expenditure of public funds for the provision of public services. (Ord. 93-9, 6-14-1993)