Borough of Zelienople, PA
Butler County
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The requirements of this article shall represent the minimum required for the acceptance and review of the respective applications cited herein.
All surveys, plats, and plans shall be prepared by a professional surveyor licensed in Pennsylvania or by a landscape architect in cases authorized by Section 2 of the act of January 24, 1966 (1965 P.L. 1527, No. 535), known as the "Landscape Architects' Registration Law."[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See 63 P.S. § 901 et seq.
The following items shall be required for all subdivision and land development applications, wherein specific requirements shall be in addition to those required in this section.
A. 
Completed and signed application forms as provided by the Borough. All owners shall sign the application forms.
B. 
Agent authorization form, where the applicant's engineer or surveyor plans to act as the representative of the applicant(s) at public meetings.
C. 
Proof of proprietary interest.
D. 
Deeds of the property or properties party to the application.
E. 
Fees and escrow funds as specified and required by this chapter and municipal resolutions.
F. 
A list of all encumbrances and, if appearing on record, the book and page numbers.
G. 
A copy of all restrictions, covenants and limitations, if any, under which lots are to be sold.
H. 
Copies of applications for all state and federal permits required.
I. 
Each sheet of any plan set shall be numbered and shall show its relationship to the total number of sheets. Where there are four or more sheets, a key map on a scale sufficient to show their relationship shall be furnished on the first sheet of the plan. Where separate sets of construction drawings are provided, a key shall reference the respective page numbers.
J. 
Plan requirements. An existing conditions survey showing:
(1) 
The deed book volume and page of properties within the site.
(2) 
The names, county tax identification numbers, and deed book volume and page of surrounding property owners.
(3) 
The zoning of parcels included and surrounding parcels.
(4) 
The zoning district or districts on the site and zoning standards, including minimum lot size, lot coverage, setbacks.
(5) 
Dimensions shall be set in feet and decimal parts thereof, and bearings in degrees, minutes and seconds.
(6) 
The plan shall include all existing buildings, structures, impervious surface areas, and sewage and public water utility easements on and within 50 feet of the property.
(7) 
Existing or proposed private sources of drinking water and septic systems on or within 50 feet of the site, or sites at which percolation tests were conducted.
(8) 
All existing and proposed easements traversing the site, along with recording information or instruments for recording, respectively.
(9) 
A location map inset showing streets and municipal boundary lines near the site, at a minimum scale of 1:1,000.
K. 
A record plan or plat shall be required for all subdivisions and shall, at a minimum, include the following:
(1) 
The plan shall be prepared at a scale of one inch equals 50 feet, or at an alternative scale approved by the Borough Engineer, on uniform sheets of paper.
(2) 
Dimensions shall be set in feet and decimal parts thereof, and bearings in degrees, minutes and seconds, excepting preliminary plans.
(3) 
Plans shall be drafted on twenty-four-inch by thirty-six-inch sheets.
(4) 
Each sheet shall be numbered and shall show its relationship to the total number of sheets. Where there are four or more sheets, a key map on a scale sufficient to show their relationship shall be furnished on the first sheet of the plat.
(5) 
Any movement of lot lines shall show the original lot lines labeled as such and in a lighter line type. The combination of lots of record shall be indicated by the inclusion of a land hook.
(6) 
A title block on each sheet shall bear the name of the subdivision, the present zoning, acreage, deed book volume and page, names of the owner, and name and address of the surveyor.
(7) 
Provisions for the following impressed seals:
(a) 
The engineer or surveyor who prepared the plan.
(b) 
The corporate seal, if the subdivider is a corporation.
(c) 
The impressed seal of a notary public or other qualified officer acknowledging the owner's statement of adoption and dedication.
(d) 
The Zelienople Borough seal.
(e) 
The Butler County Planning Commission seal and signature block.
(8) 
For final subdivisions, whether major or minor, the following certifications with the sample language cited in Section 504 of the Butler County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance or as otherwise specified by subsequent amendments or the Butler County Recorder of Deeds.
(a) 
Owner's adoption and certification, including a statement of indemnification for the Borough of Zelienople as the approving authority.
(b) 
Acknowledgement of the notary public.
(c) 
Certification of title and concurrence of mortgagee, where applicable.
(d) 
Surveyor's certification.
(e) 
The following municipal declaration to be signed by the Borough Secretary and Council President: "The Council of the Borough of Zelienople gives notice that, in approving this plan for recording, the Borough of Zelienople assumes no obligation to accept the dedication of any streets, land or public facilities and has no obligation to improve or maintain such streets, land or facilities."
(f) 
Municipal Planning Commission approval signature block.
(g) 
Council approval signature block.
(9) 
All existing and proposed easements traversing the site, along with recording information or instruments for recording, respectively.
(10) 
Where access to a state road is necessary, the plat shall include a notice that a highway occupancy permit is required pursuant to Section 420 of the act of June 1, 1945 (P.L. 1242, No. 428), known as the "State Highway Law," before driveway access to a state highway is permitted.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See 36 P.S. § 670-101 et seq.
(11) 
The Municipal Engineer may require additional details relating to the placement of homes and driveways to be placed on submitted existing conditions, proposed conditions, and/or record plats provided for in this article, where such details are required to ensure future compliance with the standards of this chapter.
(12) 
Any record plat submitted as a preliminary plan shall be clearly labeled as such.
L. 
All plan sheets produced in a legal or eleven-inch by seventeen-inch size of paper or in digital form acceptable to the Borough to facilitate reproduction of the plans.
M. 
Subdivision plans shall be submitted in a digital format, as required by the Borough, in a manner formatted to State Plane, 1983 Datum. Land development plans shall be submitted in a digital format as prescribed by the Borough in a manner capable of incorporation into the Borough's geographical information system in a manner sufficient to include building and parking footprints.
A. 
Five copies of all plan sheets and three copies of all application forms shall be submitted.
B. 
The application shall include references, recording information, or permit numbers of associated subdivisions, land development approvals and subsequent occupancy permits granted.
C. 
Plan sheets submitted shall differentiate, by line type or character shading, existing versus proposed amenities, including but not limited to landscaping, lighting, and parking.
A. 
Twelve copies of all plan sheets and three copies of all application forms shall be submitted.
B. 
The application shall include references, recording information, or permit numbers of associated subdivisions, land development approvals and subsequent occupancy permits granted.
C. 
Plan sheets submitted shall differentiate, by line type or character shading, existing, approved but uninstalled and proposed amenities, including but not limited to landscaping, lighting, and parking.
A. 
Fourteen copies of all plan sheets and three copies of all application forms shall be submitted.
B. 
A reproduction of the soils map for the site, from the Butler County Soils Survey.
C. 
A reproduction or inset of the site perimeter overlain with the applicable areas of the USGS topography quad map at a minimum scale of one inch equals 520 feet or 1:6,250.
D. 
Access easements where secondary access or shared driveways are proposed.
A. 
Applicant shall submit 14 copies of the following plans noted and three copies of reports.
B. 
An existing conditions plan pursuant to § 240-22J shall be submitted and shall include the following additional elements:
(1) 
Topography shown on five-foot contours.
(2) 
Areas of steep slope shall be delineated, with areas of over 40% slope separately delineated.
(3) 
Floodplains and floodways as denoted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's panel mapping.
(4) 
Jurisdictional wetlands.
(5) 
Woodlands, along with a general representation of the species, calipers, and types of trees therein.
C. 
A proposed conditions plan or record plat pursuant to § 240-22K shall be submitted and shall include all the elements shown on the existing conditions plan in a lighter shade or line type along with the following proposed elements:
(1) 
Proposed lot and right-of-way lines drawn to scale.
(2) 
Proposed street cartways.
(3) 
Proposed street names.
(4) 
Site distance information for all proposed intersections.
(5) 
Proposed utility easements and stormwater facilities.
D. 
Preliminary grading and stormwater plans, showing sufficient demonstration of the plan's feasibility in regards to local ordinances and any further information required by the Borough Engineer necessary to demonstrate such.
E. 
Traffic impact study when required by this chapter.
F. 
Subsurface information, namely the depths of underlying mines as denoted on the Pennsylvania DEP Bureau of Mining and Reclamation mapping.
G. 
In residential subdivisions or land developments, required land area and parcels shown for open space or an alternative written proposal including fee in lieu of such land.
H. 
Geotechnical report when required by this chapter.
I. 
Lot sizes.
J. 
Land developments shall include the following information:
(1) 
Number of parking spaces and related table demonstrating compliance with zoning standards.
(2) 
Impervious surface coverage.
(3) 
Building footprints and anticipated square footages.
(4) 
Density of residential units, where applicable.
(5) 
General parking lot and access drive design.
K. 
Delineation of all phases showing structures or lots, along with parking, proposed in each phase, along with a timeline for final approval.
A. 
A proposed timeline of public improvement construction shall be submitted.
B. 
Proposed covenants as they apply to this and other Borough ordinances.
C. 
Estimates of all public improvements or private amenities shall be submitted prior to consideration by Council, giving sufficient time for the Borough Engineer to review the estimates and make a formal recommendation as to the amount of financial security to be posted.
D. 
A wetlands determination report for all sites which have hydric soils or soils with hydric inclusions and, if applicable, a wetlands delineation report for all jurisdictional wetlands on the site and the design techniques proposed to accommodate them.
E. 
A detailed grading and erosion and sedimentation plan.
F. 
A detailed stormwater plan.
G. 
Detailed street, access drive, and parking construction drawings showing typical street cross sections, intersection details, and street profiles. Street profiles shall include complete vertical curve information.
H. 
The Borough Engineer may request additional information prior to final approval when such information or details are required to demonstrate performance standards commensurate with this and other applicable Borough ordinances.
I. 
The type and location of landscaping along with a table demonstrating compliance with this chapter and the Zoning Ordinance.
J. 
Parking, along with typical parking spaces, angles, and aisle widths. Arrows should be included to show directional flow of traffic.
K. 
A detailed or final geotechnical report with recommendations, where applicable.
L. 
The percent of steep slopes areas altered by proposed construction.
M. 
Parcels designated as open space required for land dedication, along with proposed ownership, shall be shown on the record plat. All proposed recreational facilities shall include construction, architectural, and cost estimates where construction of facilities are proposed in lieu of land or fees.
N. 
Land developments shall include estimates of uses sufficient to determine parking, along with architectural elevations of structures and proposed square footages.
A. 
Sketch plans shall include the following information, at a minimum.
B. 
USGS map of the proposed site overlaid with proposed access points.
C. 
A general description of uses proposed along with a scaled drawing showing preliminary arrangement of lots or structures.
D. 
A description of known environmental limitations, including slide-prone soils, steep slopes, wetlands, floodplains, and undermining.
E. 
Applications forms as required by the Borough.