[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Grafton as Title 18, Ch. 18.16, of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The subdivider may, before submitting a plat for official filing, consult or meet with the Plan Commission and its staff for advice and assistance. This step does not require formal application, fee or filing of a plat with the Plan Commission or Village Board, but may include a preliminary sketch.
Any person or firm contemplating the subdivision of land within the Village, before submitting a final plat for approval, shall be required to file with the Village Clerk at least 10 days prior to a regular meeting of the Plan Commission 20 black or blue line prints of a preliminary plat conforming to the Comprehensive Plan, Official Map and the subdivision design standards of this title.
The submission of the prints of the preliminary plat shall constitute official filing, and the Village Clerk shall note on each print the date filed and shall forthwith forward copies to the following:
Two copies for each of the state agencies required to review the plat to the Department of Administration, in accordance with § 236.12, Wis. Stats.;
Four copies to the county planning agency, if required;
One copy for the official file of the Village;
One copy each for the Village Planner, six Plan Commission members and the Plan Commission Chair;
Two copies to the Village Engineer.
The Plan Commission shall, within 90 days of the submission of the preliminary plat to such body, review the plat and negotiate with the subdivider on changes deemed advisable and the kind and extent of public improvements which will be required; and approve, approve conditionally, or reject the plat. The subdivider and his surveyor shall be notified in writing of any conditions of approval or the reasons for rejection. Pursuant to § 236.12, Wis. Stats., no approval shall be granted until it has been certified that there is not objection to the plat by any agency authorized to object. Failure of the Plan Commission to act within 90 days shall constitute an approval of the preliminary plat, unless other authorized agencies object to the plat.
[Amended by Ord. No. 006, 1994]
Approval of the preliminary plat shall entitle the subdivider to final approval of the layout shown by such plat if the final plat conforms substantially to the preliminary plat and all conditions of approval have been met.
Nothing contained in this title shall prohibit the filing of additional preliminary plats, regardless of whether the first one has been approved. The subdivider may refile to the Village Clerk corrected copies of the rejected plat.
The preliminary plat shall be prepared by a registered land surveyor on tracing cloth or paper of good quality at a scale of not more than 100 feet to one inch and shall show correctly on its face:
Date, scale and North point;
The title, in accordance with the Village standard for titling subdivisions, under which the proposed subdivision is to be recorded;
The name and address of the owner, the subdivider, and surveyor preparing the plat;
Location of the proposed subdivision by government lot, quarter section, township, range and county;
Exact length and bearings of the exterior boundaries of the proposed subdivision, and the approximate acreage therein;
Location and names of adjacent subdivisions;
Zoning on and adjacent to the proposed subdivision;
Location, widths and names of any adjacent existing highways, streets, alleys or other public ways, easements, railroad and utility rights-of-way, parks and cemeteries;
A small-scale drawing of the section or government subdivision of the section in which the subdivision lies, with the location of the subdivision indicated thereon;
The approximate location, size and elevations within the proposed subdivision and in the adjoining streets or property of any existing sewers, water mains, culverts, drain pipes including farm drain tile and electric conduits proposed to be used on the property to be subdivided; or direction and distance to nearest water and sewer mains if not adjacent or within tract to be divided;
The location of existing property lines, streets, drives, buildings, watercourses, utilities, railroads and other similar features within the tract being subdivided;
The water elevations of adjoining lakes or streams at the date of survey and approximate high and low water elevations, all referred to USGS datum;
Locations, widths, and names of all proposed streets and rights-of-way such as alleys and easements, and all parks and other open spaces; street names shall be as provided by the Village;
Approximate dimensions of all lots together with proposed lot and block numbers, or consecutive lot numbers;
Approximate dimensions of all parcels of land proposed to be dedicated to public use and the conditions of such dedication if any;
Proposed building setback lines;
Approximate radii of all curves and length of tangents;
Source of domestic water supply and type of sewage disposal, locations of sites for community domestic water facilities, and/or community sewage treatment or handling facilities, and all subject to the rules and regulations of the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services;
Contours at vertical intervals of not more than five feet where the slope is greater than 10% and not more than two feet where the slope is less than 10%. Elevations shall be marked on such contours based on USCGS datum.
In addition, the Plan Commission may require any or all of the following on a preliminary plat:
Profiles showing existing ground surface and proposed street grades including extensions for a reasonable distance beyond the limits of the proposed subdivision. Elevations shall be based on USCGS datum;
A draft of a protective covenant whereby the subdivider proposes to regulate land use in the subdivision and otherwise protect the proposed development.
[Amended by Ord. No. 005, Series 1999; 9-16-2011 by Ord. No. 021-2011]
In order to ensure that the final plat is acceptable for processing, it shall be submitted initially by the Village Clerk to the Village Engineer for checking.
The final plat and such copies thereof as shall be required shall be submitted to the Village Clerk not later than 36 months after the approval of the preliminary plat. The Village Board may refuse to approve such final plat if not submitted within such specified time. This provision shall apply to plats that have received preliminary plat approval as of June 2, 2010, or after.
Within two days after the filing of any final plat with the Village Clerk, legible copies thereof furnished by the subdivider at his expense shall be forwarded by the Clerk to the following agencies:
One copy to the official file of the Village;
Two copies to the Plan Commission;
Two copies to the Village Engineer;
Two copies to the Department of Administration as set forth in Ch. 236, Wis. Stats.;
Four copies to the county planning agency, if required; and
If the subdivision abuts or adjoins a state trunk highway or connecting street, two copies to the Department of Transportation.
The Plan Commission shall review and refer the final plat with its recommendations to the Village Board within 30 days of its submission, unless the time is extended by the Board.
The Village Board shall approve or reject the final plat within 60 days of its submission, unless the time is extended by agreement with the subdivider and the time of such extension is entered upon the minutes of the Board. Reasons for rejection shall be stated in the minutes of the Board meeting, and a copy thereof or a written statement of such reasons shall be supplied the subdivider and his surveyor.
The Village Clerk shall certify on the face of the plat that the copies referred to above were forwarded as required and the date thereof, and that no objections to the plat have been filed within a twenty-day limit set by § 236.12(4), Wis. Stats., or if filed, have been met.
The Village Attorney may require the subdivider to furnish an abstract of title or, at the option of the subdivider, title insurance or certificate of title certified to the date of submission of the plat for approval to ascertain the fact that all parties having an interest in such lands have signed the owners' certificate on the plat.
Where the developer chooses to follow the optional procedure in processing the plat as provided by § 236.12(6), Wis. Stats., the Village Clerk and Plan Commission shall modify their procedure and the wording of the necessary certificate and approval accordingly.
A duplicate tracing, at the size specified by the Village Engineer, of the final recorded plat shall be filed with both the Village Engineer and the Utility Director.
The subdivider shall first consult with the Plan Commission regarding the requirements of this chapter before submission of his plat or map. Following consultation, 10 copies of a final plat in the form of a certified survey map shall be submitted to the Plan Commission, which shall approve, approve conditionally, or reject the map within 90 days. The subdivider shall be notified in writing of any conditions of approval or the reasons for rejection.
To the extent reasonably practicable, the plat shall comply with the provisions of this title hereinafter stated relating to general requirements and design standards and required improvements.
The survey shall be performed and the map prepared by a registered surveyor.
All corners shall be monumented in accordance with § 236.15(1)(c) and (d), Wis. Stats.
The final plat shall be prepared in accordance with § 236.20(2)(a), (b), (c), (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), (j), (k), and (l), Wis. Stats., on durable white paper 8 1/2 inches wide by 14 inches long. All lines shall be made with nonfading black ink to a scale of not more than 100 feet to one inch.
The map shall include the certificate of ownership and the certificate of the surveyor who surveyed and mapped the parcel, typed, lettered or reproduced legibly with nonfading black ink, giving a clear and concise description of the land surveyed by bearings and distances, commencing with some corner marked and established in the U.S. Public Land Survey or some corner-providing reference to a corner marked and established in the U.S. Public Land Survey. Such certificate shall include the statement of the surveyor to the effect that he has fully complied with the requirements of this chapter.
The certificate of approval of the Plan Commission shall be typed, lettered or reproduced legibly with nonfading black ink on the face of the map.
Following approval of the certified survey map, it shall be filed for record with the Register of Deeds, and a duplicate tracing as specified by the Village Engineer shall be filed with the Village Engineer.