Appleton City, MO
St. Clair County
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Section 405.010 Plat Regulations.

[Ord. No. 0145 §I, 6-1-1978]
No plat of a subdivision of land within the City of Appleton City, Missouri, shall be approved unless that plat is in full compliance with the provisions of this Chapter.

Section 405.020 Definitions.

[Ord. No. 0145 §II, 6-1-1978]
For the purposes of these regulations, certain words and terms used herein are defined as follows:
BUILDING LINE OR SETBACK LINE
A line or lines designating the area outside of which buildings may not be erected.
EASEMENT
A grant by the property owner to the public, a corporation, or persons of the use of a strip of land for specific purposes.
ENGINEER, CITY
The duly designated engineer of the City.
IMPROVEMENTS
Grading, sanitary and storm sewers, water main, pavements, sidewalks, lights, trees, and other appropriate improvements required to render land suitable for the use proposed.
LOT
Land occupied or to be occupied by a building, or unit group of buildings, and accessory buildings, together with such yards and lot area as are required by this resolution, and having its principal frontage upon a street, or a place approved by the Commission.
PLAT
A map of a land subdivision prepared in form suitable for filing with the County Recorder's office of record with necessary affidavits, dedications, and acceptances, and with complete bearings and dimensions of all lines defining lots and blocks, streets and alleys, public areas and other dimensions of land.
STREET
Any public right-of-way which affords the primary means of access to abutting property.
SUBDIVIDER
A person, firm, corporation, partnership, or association who shall lay out any subdivision or part thereof as defined herein, either for himself/herself or others.
SUBDIVISION
The division or re-division of land into two (2) or more lots, tracts, sites, or parcels for the purpose of transferring ownership or for development, or the dedication or vacation of a public right-of-way or easement.

Section 405.030 The Plat.

[Ord. No. 0145 §III, 6-1-1978; Ord. No. 05-03 §1, 4-13-2005]
A. 
The plat shall contain the information herein specified and comply with the following requirements:
1. 
Description and delineation.
a. 
Name of the subdivision.
b. 
Location of subdivision by section, township and range, or by other legal description.
c. 
Names of the owner of the subdivision.
d. 
Date of preparation; scale not to exceed one hundred (100) feet to the inch and north point (designated as true North).
2. 
Existing conditions.
a. 
Boundary line of proposed subdivision indicated by solid heavy line and the total acreage encompassed thereby.
b. 
Location, width and names of all existing or prior platted streets or other public ways, railroads, utility rights-of-way, parks, other public spaces, permanent easements, and section and corporation lines within and adjacent to the subject tract.
c. 
Boundary lines of adjacent tracts of unsubdivided or subdivided land, showing ownership.
3. 
Proposed subdivision plan.
a. 
Layout of streets showing location and width of streets and easements.
b. 
Layout of lots showing dimensions and bearings or angles of lines.
c. 
Parcels of land intended to be dedicated or temporarily reserved for public use and/or set aside for use for property owners in the subdivision.
d. 
Build setback lines showing dimensions (minimum of twenty (20) feet for front yard and five (5) feet for side yard on a corner lot).
e. 
Easements for public utilities where alleys are not provided (total easement width of ten (10) feet).
f. 
The minimum lot size shall be sixty-two hundred (6,200) square feet. The lot width shall not be less than sixty (60) feet at the building line.
4. 
Other information disclosed on the plat.
a. 
Certification by a licensed land surveyor to the effect that the plat represents a survey made by him/her and that monuments and markers shown thereon exist as located, and that all dimensions and geodetic details are correct.
b. 
Certification by owner, or by any mortgage holder of record, of the adoption of the plat and the dedication of streets and other public areas. Owner's and/or mortgage holder's signature to be notarized.
c. 
Proper form for the approval by the Board of Aldermen, and space for signature of the Presiding Officer and attested by City Clerk. No plat of a subdivision shall be recorded unless and until it has been submitted and approved by the Board of Aldermen in accordance with the regulations set forth in this regulation.
d. 
To defray partially the costs of any notification and administration procedures, there shall be paid to the City Clerk at the time of submission of the original plat a fee sufficient to cover all recording and other fees. No action of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen shall be valid until the fee has been paid to the City Clerk. This fee will be charged on all plats, regardless of the action taken, whether the plat be approved or disapproved.
e. 
The original and seven (7) prints of the final or record plat of the subdivision, or of any part of a larger subdivision, shall be submitted to the Board of Aldermen by the developer together with a written request for approval. The final plat shall be on linen tracing cloth or similar durable material. The plat shall be drawn at a scale of one hundred (100) feet to the inch or less. Said scale shall be indicated on the plat graphically. The final plat, to be placed on record at the County Recorder's office, shall be accompanied by a separate statement signed by the owner and subdivider stating the following:
(1) 
Plans and specifications for all improvements shall be approved by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Appleton City prior to being submitted to the State regulatory agencies for approval.
(2) 
The owner and subdivider wherein they agree to make and install the improvements provided for in Sections 405.040 and 405.050 in accordance with the plans and specifications accompanying the final plat and following the appropriate approvals of the State regulatory agencies; and that all such improvements shall be inspected during the course of construction by an authorized representative of the City of Appleton City, appointed by the City Board of Aldermen.
(3) 
No construction shall be commenced on any building located within the subdivision plat prior to recording of the final plat with the County Recorder's office.
(4) 
Utility and street construction shall be completed and approved prior to the occupying of any structure.

Section 405.040 Sewers and Water Mains.

[Ord. No. 0145 §IV, 6-1-1978]
A. 
Sewers. Sanitary sewers shall be installed to serve all properties in the subdivision, and such installation shall be done prior to the final paving of streets and roads within the subdivision as hereinafter provided.
B. 
Water Mains. Water mains shall be installed to serve all properties within the subdivision and shall be in place prior to the final paving of streets and roads within the subdivision. The water main shall extend to the limits of the street construction.
C. 
Sewers and water mains installed in any subdivision hereinafter built or developed within the City of Appleton City, Missouri, shall be of dimensions as directed by the Board of Aldermen.

Section 405.050 Street Rights-Of-Way.

[Ord. No. 0145 §V, 6-1-1978; Ord. No. 05-03 §1, 4-13-2005]
A. 
All street rights-of-way within any subdivision in the City of Appleton City, Missouri, shall be fifty (50) feet wide with a street width of twenty-eight (28) feet, covered with a twenty-four (24) foot slab of asphalt paving. All ditches shall be graded and backsloped.
1. 
All streets shall have at least a four (4) inch rock base, with at least two (2) inches of coarse rock, and at least two (2) inches of fine rock over the coarse rock. The asphalt shall consist of a prime coat and a sealer coat with chips or better.
2. 
The builder shall arrange for the placement of the sewer lines and water mains before the streets are final graded and paved.
a. 
The developer shall build and install all sewer lines and water mains in accordance with the approved plans and specifications at no expense to the City. Construction shall not commence without written permission of appropriate Sewer and Water Committee.
b. 
Prior to or contemporaneous with the commencement of any construction or development on any lot within the subdivision, the subdivider, building contractor or lot owner shall provide adequate access to the property line, properly graded and drained.
c. 
Each lot within the subdivision shall be served by sewer lines or laterals extending to the property line and by water services extended to the property line.

Section 405.060 Exceptions.

[Ord. No. 0145 §VI, 6-1-1978]
Any provision of this Chapter may be waived by resolution of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Appleton City, Missouri, as to any development which is in progress on the effective date of this Chapter, June 1, 1978. For development to be deemed "in progress" prior to the effective date of this Chapter, June 1, 1978, it shall be necessary that the subdivider shall have prepared and submitted to the Board of Aldermen a preliminary plat of the proposed subdivision and to have commenced some work on the proposed subdivision. Subdivisions which shall be in the planning stage only shall not be deemed "in progress".