Charter Township of Oakland, MI
Oakland County
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An applicant for a division or partition regulated by this Part 2 shall submit to the office of the Supervisor an application on the forms provided by said office setting forth the information required by this Part 2 including proof of ownership and such other information which is determined to be necessary.
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An application for a land division/private road shall be valid for one year from date of application. The application shall be valid for an additional year if construction of a private road has been started and is proceeding to completion as approved.
The applicant shall submit a sketch of the proposed property division, which includes the following:
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Dimensions of existing parcel and proposed division.
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Location of existing buildings and structures including setbacks.
C. 
Location of existing easements, public and private.
D. 
Location of proposed homesite, including setbacks.
E. 
Location of lakes, ponds, streams, stands of trees and wetlands.
F. 
Proposed electrical layout for underground service.
G. 
Location map drawn at a scale of one inch equals 2,000 feet.
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The office of the Supervisor may refer the application to the various departments of the Township for review and approval.
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Approval is conditioned upon the following: the applicant will make the required improvements within one year and will submit a recorded copy of the approved survey to the Township.
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Easements of underground electrical and communication service lines and dedication of the public road right-of-way shall be shown on the survey. Upon review and approval of the legal survey by the Supervisor, the applicant shall record that survey with the County Register of Deeds.
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The office of the Supervisor shall submit a copy of the recorded survey to the County Equalization Department to acquire Sidwell numbers for the new parcels.
The Supervisor may refer applications with any of the following characteristics on the property to the Planning Commission:
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Lake or free-flowing stream;
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Wetlands as defined in Chapter 210, Floodplain and Wetlands Protection;
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Unique vegetation, as cited in the Oakland Township Ecological Survey, prepared by Paul Thompson in 1974;
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Slopes over 20%, as noted on the topographical map of the comprehensive development plan.
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If the parcel to be divided is a platted subdivision lot, the matter shall be referred to the Township Board for approval.
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The Township Board shall have the final decision as to any division or partition which is referred to it. The Township Board may refer the matter to the Township Planning Commission for review and recommendation before final decision. The Township Board shall find in each case, before giving its approval:
(1) 
The division or partition will result in lots or parcels of land consistent with the Township Zoning Ordinance, and the Township comprehensive development regulation plan.
(2) 
There has been compliance with the requirements of this Part 2 and the other applicable Township ordinances, standards, rules and regulations.
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This approval expires in one calendar year if the applicant fails to make the required improvements, record the approved survey, and submit a copy of same to the Township.
Any applicant who is aggrieved by the determination of the office of the Supervisor may appeal to the Township Board. The Board shall thereafter review the decision or action and may reverse, modify or affirm such decision in whole or in part, based upon the Board's interpretation and application of this Part 2.