By resolution adopted on July 12, 1962, by the Town Board of the Town of Stanford, Dutchess County, New York, the Planning Board of the Town of Stanford has the authority to approve, approve with conditions and disapprove plats for subdivision within the Town of Stanford and to assume all other powers and duties as prescribed by Town Law, Chapter 62 of the Consolidated Laws of the State of New York, including the promulgation of Land Subdivision Regulations to carry out this responsibility. Accordingly, all subdivision plats hereinafter submitted to the Planning Board for approval shall be governed by and subject to the provisions of these regulations, a comprehensive amendment of which was adopted by the Planning Board of the Town of Stanford on June 29, 1988, and approved by the Town Board on September 8, 1988.
It is declared to be the policy of the Town of Stanford Planning Board to consider land subdivision plats as part of a plan for the orderly, economic and efficient future growth and development of the Town consistent with its community character and the continuing needs of its people for quality residential building sites and enjoyable open space. The following objectives shall guide the Planning Board's decisions as related to the public health, safety and welfare:
Land to be subdivided and developed shall be of such character that it can be used safely for building purposes without danger to health or peril from fire, flood or other menace and without resulting in significant damage to the ecology and scenic characteristics of the area in which it is located.
Proper provision shall be made for water supply, drainage, sewerage and other needed improvements and utilities.
All proposed development shall be so designed as to be in harmony with the development pattern of adjacent and neighboring properties.
Proposed streets shall compose a convenient system and shall be of such width, grade and location as to accommodate present and prospective traffic.
All development shall be designed to facilitate adequate fire and emergency protection and provide access for firefighting and related equipment.
Proper provision shall be made for permanent reservations of open spaces for parks and trails and for the protection of natural drainage and significant historical and environmental features.
Future development shall bear a fair share of the capital costs to the Town for public improvements necessary to service such new development and shall cause improvements which can be maintained at reasonable cost.
All development and related reservations of land shall be in harmony with the County and Town Master Plans and shall be consistent, as applicable, with the Town's historic landmarks and districts and with any locally or state-designated critical environmental areas.
All review under these regulations shall be coordinated, to the extent practicable, with involved agencies at the county and state level and with other local officials, boards and commissions to ensure consistent, well-informed decisionmaking.