[Ord. No. 552 §3.1, 11-21-2006]
Prior to submitting a preliminary plan for the subdivision of land within the City, a developer may submit a sketch plan for the tract which shall include the following information other than field survey data:
The location of the tract in relation to the surrounding area.
The approximate location of all existing structures within the tract proposed to be retained and wooded areas within the tract and within one hundred (100) feet thereof.
The names of the owners of all property adjoining the tract as disclosed by the most recent Assessor's record.
All existing streets, roads and approximate location of wet and dry weather watercourses, floodplain areas, sinkholes, wetlands and other significant physical features within the tract and within one hundred fifty (150) feet thereof.
Approximate location of proposed streets and property lines.
A rough sketch of the proposed site plan.
A north arrow and scale.
Direction of and approximate distance to nearest existing major street intersection.
The City Engineer shall review and evaluate the sketch plan as soon as practical and shall report to the developer as to the merits and feasibility of the improvements contemplated by the sketch plan.
[Ord. No. 552 §3.2, 11-21-2006]
The developer shall prepare and submit to the City Engineer four (4) copies of a preliminary plan. The preliminary plan shall be any scale from one (1) inch equals twenty (20) feet through one (1) inch equals one hundred (100) feet, so long as the scale is an increment of ten (10) feet and shall contain the following information:
All information required in a sketch plan.
The name proposed for the tract or such part thereof as is proposed to be subdivided, which shall be original and not a duplication of the name of any previously recorded subdivision or development in St. Louis County. The developer shall include a certification from the Recorder of Deeds to this effect.
The date of plan submission to the City and the following names and addresses:
The approximate area of the tract stated in tenths (0.1) of an acre.
Existing and proposed contour data in five (5) foot increments to indicate the slope and drainage of the tract and the high and low points thereof. Contour data shall extend one hundred fifty (150) feet beyond the limits of the subdivision boundaries. U.S.G.S. data is required.
The location of existing and proposed property lines, watercourses, sinkholes, wetlands, areas within the tract subject to inundation by stormwater, railroad rights-of-way, bridges, culverts, storm sewers, easements of record, existing buildings including use or other identified improvements that are to remain and significant natural features such as wooded areas and rock formations.
The location of existing and proposed streets including additional right-of-way along existing streets as required.
The results of any tests made to ascertain subsurface rock and soil conditions, depth of the water table and/or presence of surface or subsurface contaminants.
The zoning district, including delineation of FEMA designated floodplain and floodway boundaries, if any, and the township, range, section and U.S. survey, school district, fire district and other special districts in which the tract is located.
Any proposed alteration, adjustment or change in the elevation or topography of any floodplain or floodway as shown on the FEMA flood boundary and floodway maps.
Approximate area in square feet of minimum and maximum size of lots, if less than one (1) acre in area; and in acres and tenths of acres if one (1) acre or more in area, into which the tract is proposed to be subdivided.
Approximate location of existing and proposed sidewalks and pedestrian walkways.
Proposed building lines and setback requirements.
Proposed type of treatment or method of sewage disposal to include name of trunk line, lateral or qualified sewage treatment system, where applicable.
Proposed source of potable water.
Proposed landscaping plan.
Certification by the land surveyor or engineer who prepared the plan that the plan is a correct representation of all existing and proposed land divisions.
Submission of applicable fire district comments prior to preliminary plan approval.
Development of parcels within the floodplain shall require approval of a floodplain study completed by an engineer.
[Ord. No. 552 §3.3, 11-21-2006]
The City Engineer shall review the preliminary plan for conformance to the requirements described in Section 405.070. If the plan is incomplete, it shall be returned to the developer to complete the necessary requirements. Upon determination by the City Engineer that said plan is complete, developer shall prepare and submit fifteen (15) copies of the preliminary plan.
The City Engineer shall, within thirty (30) days from receipt of a complete preliminary plan, submit a report to the Planning Commission for consideration. The report shall include comments of the City Engineer, as well as comments of all agencies and City departments to whom the plan was referred for review.
Within sixty (60) days of receipt of a complete preliminary plan and after receipt of the City Engineer's report, the Planning Commission shall take action upon it. Planning Commission action shall consist of one (1) of the following:
Approval. Commission may recommend approval of the preliminary plan as submitted or recommend approval of the plan with amendments. If recommended for approval, Planning Commission shall direct that the City Engineer forward said recommended plan to the City Clerk for distribution to the Board for their review.
Disapproval. The Planning Commission may disapprove of a preliminary plan for reasonable cause. The developer may appeal the Planning Commission's disapproval per Section 425.100 of this Chapter.
Notification. In any case, the developer shall be notified in writing of the Planning Commission's action.
[Ord. No. 552 §3.4, 11-21-2006]
Within sixty (60) days of receipt of the Planning Commission's recommendation, the Board shall take action on the preliminary plan. Board action shall consist of one (1) of the following:
Approval. The Board may, by majority vote, approve the preliminary plan as recommended by the Planning Commission or approve the plan with amendments by three-fourths (¾) majority vote. If the developer receives Board approval of a plan, a record plat may be prepared as described in Article V.
Disapproval. If a plan is not approved by the Board, the developer may resubmit a plan to the Planning Commission as described in this Article.
[Ord. No. 552 §3.5, 11-21-2006]
If the Planning Commission disapproves the preliminary plan, the developer may appeal the Planning Commission's decision in writing to the Board. Said appeal shall be submitted to the City Clerk. The Board shall act on said appeal within thirty (30) days from receipt of said appeal. The Board may approve the preliminary plan, with or without amendments, the decision of the Planning Commission to disapprove notwithstanding. It shall require a three-fourths (¾) vote of the Board to approve a plan receiving the Planning Commission's disapproval.
[Ord. No. 552 §3.6, 11-21-2006]
The developer may, at any time, withdraw a preliminary plan from consideration. Said withdrawal must be made in writing to the City Clerk. If the developer desires to resubmit said plan at some later date, it shall be resubmitted to the Planning Commission for their recommendation prior to any Board action.