City of Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County
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A Final Plat prepared by a Wisconsin registered land surveyor shall be required for all subdivisions. It shall comply in all respects with the requirements of § 236.20 of the Wisconsin Statutes. A condominium plat shall be required for all condominiums. Pursuant to § 703.27(1), Stats., as amended, all terms and provisions of this Ordinance pertaining to a final plat, including, but not limited to the submission of the plat for approval, as they may in any respect be applicable to a condominium plat, shall apply to a condominium plat.
The plat shall show correctly on its face, in addition to the information required by § 236.20 of the Wisconsin Statutes, the following:
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Centerline of Streets. Exact length and bearing of the centerline of all streets.
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Street Width. Exact street width along the line of any obliquely intersecting street.
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Setbacks, Shore Buffers, Wetland Buffers, Wetland Setbacks, and Building Lines. All required setbacks, shore buffers, wetland buffers, wetland setbacks, and building lines shall be graphically indicated and dimensioned on the Final Plat or Condominium Plat.
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Utilities and Drainage Easements. Utility and/or drainage easements.
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Future Public Acquisition and Reservations. All lands reserved for future public acquisition or reserved for the common use of property owners within the plat.
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Special Restrictions. Special restrictions required by the Plan Commission relating to conservation easements, access control along public ways, delineation of floodplain and wetland limits, natural resource mitigation areas, or to the provision of "Landscape Bufferyard Easements."
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Floodplain Limits. Floodplain limits and the contour lines lying a vertical distance of two feet above the elevation of the one-hundred-year recurrence interval flood, or where such data is not available, five feet above the elevation of the maximum flood of record.
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Water Elevations of All Lakes, Ponds, Streams, Flowages and Wetlands. Water elevations of all lakes, ponds, streams, flowages, and wetlands at the date of the survey and approximate high and low water elevations, all referred to National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (mean sea level). All stormwater calculations shall be submitted to the City Engineer.
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City Planner May Require Additional Information. Where the City Planner finds that in order to review the Final Plat he requires additional information relative to a particular problem presented by a proposed development, he shall have the authority to request in writing such information from the Subdivider.
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Additional Information May Be Required By Others. Any additional information required by the Plan Commission, City Engineer, or Common Council.
The following documents shall be submitted with the Final Plat or as a condition of any approval thereof, as required:
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Declaration of Deed Restrictions and Protective Covenants. The Planning Department shall require for administrative review and approval and Subdivider shall submit, the final draft of declaration of deed restrictions and protective covenants whereby the Subdivider intends to regulate land use in the proposed Subdivision and otherwise protect the proposed development.
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Conservation Easements. The Planning Department shall require for administrative review and approval and Subdivider shall submit, the final draft of conservation easements whereby the Subdivider intends to regulate the protection of natural resource features in the proposed Subdivision in conjunction with the "Natural Resource Protection Plan." A conservation easement must additionally be approved by the Common Council.
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Wisconsin Non-Profit Membership Corporation (Homeowners' Association). The Planning Department shall require for administrative review and approval and Subdivider shall submit, the final draft of the legal instruments and rules for any proposed Wisconsin non-profit membership corporation (homeowners' association), for the purpose of demonstrating its existence, when the Subdivider proposes that property within a Subdivision would be either owned or maintained by such an organization of property owners, whereby the Subdivider intends to regulate land use in the proposed Subdivision and otherwise protect the proposed development.
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Purpose and City Attorney Review. The purpose of the required submissions under this section is only to provide for an enforceable method of regulating the maintenance of any common land areas or structures serving the development and any land or structures restricted for such service or for the public benefit. The City Attorney shall review all final declaration of deed restrictions and protective covenants, conservation easements, and homeowners' associations and shall approve said final instruments as to form as they may pertain to such purpose.
The City Engineer shall examine all Final Plats within the City and cause to be made by a registered land surveyor, as directed by the City Engineer, field checks for the accuracy and closure of survey, the proper kind and location of monuments, and the legibility and completeness of the drawing. In addition:
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Maximum Error of Closure. Maximum error of closure before adjustment of the survey of the exterior boundaries of the subdivision shall not exceed, in horizontal distance or position, the ratio of one part in 10,000, nor in azimuth four seconds of are per interior angle. If field measurements exceed this maximum, new field measurements shall be made until a satisfactory closure is obtained. When a satisfactory closure of the field measurements has been obtained, the survey of the exterior boundary shall be adjusted to form a closed geometric figure.
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Street, Block, and Lot Dimensions. All street, block, and lot dimensions shall be computed as closed geometric figures based upon the control provided by the closed exterior boundary survey. If field checks disclose an error for any interior line of the plat greater than the ratio of one part in 5,000, or an error in measured angle greater than one minute of are for any angle where the shorter side forming the angle is 300 feet or longer, necessary corrections shall be made. Where the shorter side of a measured angle is less than 300 feet in length, the error shall not exceed the value of one minute multiplied by the quotient of 300 divided by the length of the shorter side; however, such error shall not in any case exceed five minutes of are.
All Final Plats shall meet all the surveying and monumenting requirements of § 236.15 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
Where the plat is located within a U.S. Public Land Survey quarter-section, the corners of which have been relocated or monumented by the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC), County, or municipality, the Final Plat shall be tied directly to one of the section or quarter corners so relocated and monumented.
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Grid Bearing and Distance of Tie Determined by Field Measurements. The exact grid bearing and distance of such tie shall be determined by field measurements, and the material and Wisconsin state plane coordinates of the monument marking the relocated section or quarter corner, to which the plat is tied, shall be indicated on the plat. The plat shall be tied to the horizontal control system established by the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) for the City of Franklin.
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Closed Survey Required. The grid bearing and distance of the tie shall be determined by a closed survey meeting the error of closure herein specified for the survey of the exterior boundaries of the subdivision.
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Reference to the Wisconsin Coordinate System. All distances and bearings shall be referenced directly to the Wisconsin Coordinate System and adjusted to the County's control survey.
All Final Plats shall provide all the certificates required by § 236.21 of the Wisconsin Statutes. The certificate shall contain a description of the survey beginning at the U.S. Public Land Survey corner to which the survey is tied. In addition, the surveyor shall certify that he has fully complied with all the provisions of this Ordinance.
The Final Plat shall be recorded with the County Register of Deeds only after the certificates of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, of the Common Council, of the Surveyor, and those certificates required by § 236.21 of the Wisconsin Statutes are placed on the face of the Final Plat. The Final Plat shall be recorded as set forth in Division 15-9.0300 of this Ordinance.