[Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Pittsfield 5-13-1997 as §§ 4.100 to 4.107 of the 1997 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the intent of the Town Board to establish an Official Map for the purpose of serving and promoting the public health, safety, economy, orderliness, and general welfare of the community; to further the orderly layout and use of land; to stabilize the location of real property boundary lines; to ensure proper legal descriptions and proper boundary lines; to facilitate adequate provision for transportation, parks, playgrounds, and stormwater drainage; and to facilitate the further subdivision of large tracts into smaller parcels of land.
This chapter is enacted under authority granted by § 62.23(6), Wis. Stats.
The Official Map shall show the location and extent of all platted and existing streets, highways, parkways, parks, and playgrounds within the corporate limits of the Town of Pittsfield, as heretofore laid out, adopted and established by law. There is hereby established, as the Official Map of the Town of Pittsfield, the map bearing the date March 15, 2015. This map is hereby designated as the "Official Map of the Town of Pittsfield," and all notations, references and other information shown thereon shall be as much a part of this chapter as though the matters and information thereon were fully described herein.
The Town Board may change or add to the Official Map so as to establish the exterior lines of, widen, narrow, extend, or close any plotted, existing, proposed or platted streets, highways, parkways, parks, or playgrounds.
The Town Board shall refer any changes or additions to the Official Street Map to the Town Plan Commission for review and report thereon prior to adoption. The Town Plan Commission shall report its recommendations to the Town Board within 60 days.
A public hearing of parties in interest and citizens, before the Town Board, shall be required before any changes or additions to the Official Map are effective. At least 20 days' notice of said hearing shall be required by publication.
Changes and additions made by duly approved subdivision plats shall not require the public hearing, if the changes or additions do not affect any land outside the area being platted.
For the purpose of preserving the integrity of the Official Map, a building permit shall be required for any structure or part thereof that shall hereafter be located, erected, moved, reconstructed, extended, enlarged, converted or structurally altered. No permit shall hereafter be issued for any building in the bed of any existing or proposed street, highway, or parkway shown on the Official Map. No permit for the erection of any building shall be issued unless a street, highway or parkway giving access to such proposed structure has been duly placed on this map.
The Town Zoning Administrator may require each applicant for a building permit to submit a plan prepared and certified by a professional land surveyor showing accurately the location of any proposed building with reference to any street, highway, or parkway shown on the Official Map.
No public sewer or other municipal street utility or improvement shall be constructed in any street, highway, or parkway within the corporate limits of the Town of Pittsfield until such street, highway, or parkway is duly placed on the Official Map.
The Board of Appeals shall have the power to review any administrative decision of the Town Zoning Administrator, to deny a permit for the erection of a structure under this chapter, and to grant relief from the requirements of this chapter under the provisions of § 62.23(6)(d), (f) and (g), Wis. Stats.