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Town of Greenwich, NY
Washington County
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A. 
The sketch plan initially submitted to the Planning Board shall be based on Tax Map information or some other similarly accurate base map at scale (preferably not less than 200 feet to the inch) to enable the entire tract to be shown on one sheet. Five copies of the sketch plan shall be submitted, showing the following information:
(1) 
The location of that portion which is to be subdivided in relation to the entire tract, and the distance to the nearest existing street intersection.
(2) 
All existing structures, wooded areas, streams and other significant physical features, within the portion to be subdivided and within 200 feet thereof. If topographic conditions are significant, contours shall also be indicated at intervals of not more than 10 feet.
(3) 
The name of the owner and of all adjoining property owners as disclosed by the most recent municipal tax records.[1]
(a) 
Agricultural Data Statement: § 283-a of Town Law (effective July 1, 1993) now requires applicants for subdivision approval, special use permits, use variances and site plan reviews (with projects on property located within an agricultural district or within 500 feet of a farm operation located within an agricultural district); to submit an Agricultural Data Statement to the reviewing board.
(b) 
The statement is to contain:
[1] 
The name and address of the applicant.
[2] 
A description of the proposed project and its location.
[3] 
The name and address of any owner of an active farm operation (i.e., land used in agricultural production, farm buildings, equipment and farm residential buildings) within an agricultural district which is located within 500 feet of property containing the proposed project.
[4] 
A tax map (or other map) showing the site of the proposed project relative to the location of farm operation identified in the agricultural data statement.
(c) 
Notification of the owner will take place at the time of notification of the public hearing. The owner is required to notify the lessee or renter.
(d) 
Failure to give notice in exact conformance with these regulations shall not be grounds to invalidate any action taken by the Board provided that there has been substantial compliance with said requirements.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
(4) 
The Tax Map sheet, block and lot numbers, if available.
(5) 
All the utilities available, and all streets which are either proposed, mapped or built.
(6) 
The proposed pattern of lots (including lot width and depth), street layout, recreation areas, systems of drainage, sewerage, and water supply [see § 167-22A(3)] within the subdivided area.
(7) 
All existing restrictions on the use of land, including easements, covenants, or zoning lines.
A. 
In the case of minor subdivision only, the subdivision plat application shall include the following information:
(1) 
A copy of such covenants or deed restrictions as are intended to cover all or part of the tract.
(2) 
A diagram of the boundary lines of the tract, giving complete descriptive data by bearings and distances.
(3) 
All on-site sanitation and water supply facilities shall be designed to meet the minimum specification of the State Department of Health, and a note to this effect shall be stated on the plat.
(4) 
Proposed subdivision name; name of the Town and county in which it is located.
(5) 
The date, North point, map scale, name and address of record owner and subdivider.
(6) 
The plat to be filed with the County Clerk shall be printed upon Mylar. The size of the sheet shall be at least 24 inches by 36 inches.
(7) 
Required plat notes:
(a) 
Plat note required for perc tests:
Percolation test done on the property of:
Property perc is as follows for Washington County septic systems.
Run 1 = _______________ minutes
Run 2 = _______________ minutes
Run 3 = _______________ minutes
Name of person performing perc test
Title:
(b) 
Plat note required for all NEW utilities (major only): “All new utilities servicing this (these) lot (s) will be installed in compliance with the Public Service Law, Electric Utilities, Part 100.”
(c) 
Plat note required for sanitation and water: “All on-site sanitation and water facilities must meet New York Department of Health specifications.”
(d) 
If any land is in or adjacent to an Agricultural District, the following plat note is required: “The land plotted herewith lies within (adjacent to) Washington County Agricultural District No. _____ wherein the use of highest priority is commercial agriculture by NYS law. Residents may be subject to the noises, odors, dusts and vapors, lights and potentially harmful farm chemicals associated with commercial agricultural operations and farm management practices at any time of day or night.”
(e) 
Plat note required: a box of four inches by five inches is to be reserved for Planning Board purposes.
(f) 
Plat note required: to be put within the four-inch-by-five-inch box: “Approval of Subdivision number ____ of the Planning Board of the Town of Greenwich, New York, is herewith granted on the ____ day of ______________, 20___ and is subject to all requirements and conditions of said motion. Any change, erasure, modification or revision of the plat as approved, shall void this approval. Signed this ____day of __________, 20___, by ___________________, Chairman or ____________________, Clerk.”
The following documents shall be submitted for approval of a major subdivision preliminary plat:
A. 
Five copies of the preliminary plat prepared at a scale of not more than 100 but preferably not less than 50 feet to the inch, showing:
(1) 
Proposed subdivision name, name of Town and county in which it is located, date, true North point, scale, name and address of record owner, subdivider and engineer or surveyor, including license number and seal.
(2) 
The name of all subdivisions immediately adjacent and the name of the owners of record of all adjacent property.
(3) 
Zoning district, if such exists, including exact boundary lines of district, if more than one district, and any proposed changes in the zoning district lines and/or the Zoning Ordinance text applicable to the area to be subdivided.
(4) 
All parcels of land proposed to be dedicated to public use and the conditions of such dedication.
(5) 
Location of existing property lines, easements, buildings, watercourses, marshes, rock outcrops, wooded areas, single trees with a diameter of 10 inches or more as measured three feet above the base of the trunk, and other significant existing features for the proposed subdivision and adjacent property.
(6) 
Location of existing sewers, water mains, culverts and drains on the property, with pipe sizes, grades and direction of flow.
(7) 
Contours with intervals of five feet or less as required by the Board, including elevations on existing roads. Approximate grading plan if natural contours are to be changed more than two feet.
(8) 
The width and location of any streets or public ways or places shown on the Official Map or the Comprehensive Plan, if such exists, within the area to be subdivided, and the width, location, grades and street profiles of all streets or public ways proposed by the developer.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
(9) 
The approximate location and size of all proposed water lines, valves hydrants and sewer lines, and fire alarm boxes; connection to existing lines or alternate means of water supply or sewage disposal and treatment as provided in the Public Health Law; profiles of all proposed water and sewer lines.
(10) 
Storm drainage plan indicating the approximate location and size of proposed lines and their profiles. Connection to existing lines or alternate means of disposal.
(11) 
Plans and cross-sections showing the proposed location and type of sidewalks, street lighting standards, street trees, curbs, water mains, sanitary sewers and storm drains and the size and type thereof, the character, width and depth of pavements and sub-base, the location of manholes, basins and underground conduits.
(12) 
Preliminary designs of any bridges or culverts which may be required.
(13) 
The proposed lot lines with approximate dimensions and area of each lot.
(14) 
Where the topography is such as to make difficult the inclusion of any of the required facilities within the public areas as laid out, the preliminary plat shall show the boundaries of proposed permanent easements over or under private property, which permanent easements shall not be less than 20 feet in width and which shall provide satisfactory access to an existing public highway or other public highway or public open space shown on the subdivision or the official map.
(15) 
An actual field survey of the boundary lines of the tract, giving complete descriptive data by bearings and distances, made and certified to be a licensed land surveyor. The corners of the tract shall also be located on the ground and marked by substantial monuments of such size and type as approved by the Town Engineer, and shall be referenced and shown on the plat.
B. 
If the application covers only a part of the subdivider's entire holding, a map of the entire tract, drawn at a scale of not less than 400 feet to the inch, showing an outline of the platted area with its proposed streets and indication of the probable future street system with its grades and drainage in the remaining portion of the tract and the probable future drainage layout of the entire tract shall be submitted. The part of the subdivider's entire holding submitted shall be considered in the light of the entire holdings.
C. 
A copy of such covenants or deed restrictions as are intended to cover all or part of the street.
The following documents shall be submitted for plat approval of a major subdivision plat:
A. 
The plat to be filed with the County Clerk shall be printed upon Mylar. The size of the sheets shall be at least 24 inches by 36 inches, including a margin for binding of two inches, outside of the border, along the left side and a margin of one inch outside of the border along the remaining sides. The plat shall be drawn at a scale of no more than 100 feet to the inch and oriented with the north point at the top of the map. When more than one sheet is required, an additional index sheet of the same size shall be filed showing to scale the entire subdivision with lot and block numbers clearly legible.
B. 
The plat shall show:
(1) 
Proposed subdivision name or identifying title and the name of the Town and county in which the subdivision is located, the name and address of record owner and subdivider, name, license number and seal of the licensed land surveyor.
(2) 
Street lines, pedestrian ways, lots, reservations, easements, and areas to be dedicated to public use.
(3) 
Sufficient data acceptable to the Town Engineer to determine readily the location, bearing and length of every street line, lot line, boundary line, and to reproduce such lines upon the ground. Where applicable, these should be referenced to monuments included in the state system of plane coordinates, and in any event should be tied to reference points previously established by a public authority.
(4) 
The length and bearing of all straight lines, radii, length of curves and central angles of all curves, tangent bearings shall be given for each street. All dimensions and angles of the lines of each lot shall also be given. All dimensions shall be shown in feet and decimals of a foot. The plat shall show the boundaries of the property, location, graphic scale and true North point.
(5) 
The plat shall also show by proper designation thereon all public open spaces for which deeds are included and those spaces title to which is reserved by the developer. For any of the latter, there shall be submitted with the subdivision plat copies of agreements or other documents showing the manner in which such areas are to be maintained and the provisions made therefor.
(6) 
All offers of cession and covenants governing the maintenance of unceded open space shall bear the certificate of approval of the Town Attorney as to their legal sufficiency.
(7) 
Lots and blocks within a subdivision shall be numbered and lettered in alphabetical order in accordance with the prevailing Town practice.
(8) 
Permanent reference monuments shall be shown, and shall be constructed in accordance with specification of the Town Engineer. When referenced to the state system of plane coordinates, they shall also conform to the requirements of the State Department of Public Works. They shall be placed as required by the Town Engineer and their location noted and referenced upon the plat.
(9) 
All lot corner markers shall be permanently located satisfactorily to the Town Engineer at least 3/4 inches (if metal) in diameter and at least 24 inches in length, and located in the ground to existing grade.
(10) 
Monuments of a type approved by the Town Engineer shall be set at all corners and angle points of the boundaries of the original tract to be subdivided; and at all street intersections, angle points in street lines, points of curve and such intermediate points as shall be required by the Town Engineer.
(11) 
Construction drawings, including plans, profiles and typical cross-sections as required, showing the proposed location, size and type of streets, sidewalks, street lighting standards, street trees, curbs, water mains, sanitary sewers and storm drains, pavements and sub-base, manholes, catch-basins and other facilities.