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Prior to the filing of an application for the approval of a Preliminary Plat, the Subdivider shall be required to file an application for a "Sketch Plan Review" and to consult with all affected utilities, the City Planner, City Engineer, and affected City Departments in order to obtain their advice and assistance. This consultation is mandatory and is intended to inform the Subdivider of the purpose and objectives of these regulations; the City of Franklin Comprehensive Master Plan, Comprehensive Master Plan components; duly adopted plan implementation devices of the City of Franklin; the availability of sanitary sewer, public water supply, stormwater management facilities, and site grading requirements; and to otherwise assist the Subdivider in planning the development. In so doing, both the Subdivider and City of Franklin may reach mutual conclusions regarding the general program and objectives of the proposed development and its possible effects on the neighborhood and surrounding area. The Subdivider will gain a better understanding of the subsequent required procedures.
The Sketch Plan shall be prepared in accordance with Division 15-7.0400 of this Ordinance, and the Subdivider shall file at least 20 copies of the Sketch Plan and the application with the City Clerk, or designee together with all necessary fees. Within 30 days of the filing of a Sketch Plan application with the City Clerk, the City Planner, City Engineer, and all other affected City Departments shall review the "Sketch Plan" and conduct the Pre-Application Conference with the applicant (see § 15-9.0301). In addition:
A. 
Copies of "Sketch Plan Review Applications" and Sketch Plan to Affected City Departments. The City Clerk shall within three days transmit a copy of the "Sketch Plan Review Applications" and Sketch Plan to all affected City Departments, the City Planner, the City Engineer, or Milwaukee County and affected local utilities for their review and recommendations concerning matters within their jurisdiction.
1. 
The recommendations of the City Departments, City Planner, City Engineer and Milwaukee County and of affected local utilities shall be transmitted to the Plan Commission within 20 days from the date the "Sketch Plan Review Applications" Sketch Plan are filed.
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The "Sketch Plan Review Applications" and Sketch Plan shall then be reviewed by the City Planner, City Engineer, and all other affected City Departments for general conformance with this Ordinance and all other ordinances, rules, regulations, adopted regional or county development, City of Franklin Comprehensive Master Plan or adopted components thereof which affect it.
Before submitting a Final Plat for approval, the Subdivider shall prepare a Preliminary Plat and an application. The Preliminary Plat shall be prepared in accordance with Division 15-7.0500 of this Ordinance, and the Subdivider shall file at least 35 copies of the Preliminary Plat, "Natural Resource Protection Plan" (if required, see Division 15-7.0200 of this Ordinance), "Landscape Plan" for any landscape bufferyard easement areas (see Division 15-7.0300 of this Ordinance) and the application with the City Clerk, or designee together with all necessary fees at least 25 days prior to the meeting of the Plan Commission at which first consideration is desired. Said copies shall be in addition to those copies which may be required or requested by Milwaukee County or other agencies. In addition:
A. 
Copies of Preliminary Plat, Natural Resource Protection Plan, Landscape Plan, and Application to be Transmitted by City Clerk. The City Clerk shall, within two normal workdays after filing, transmit:
1. 
Seven copies to the Plan Commission;
2. 
Seven copies to the Common Council;
3. 
Two copies to the City Planner;
4. 
Four copies to the City Engineer;
5. 
Two copies to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection;
6. 
Additional copies to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection for retransmission of two copies each to:
a. 
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation, if the subdivision abuts or adjoins a State Trunk Highway or a connecting street;
b. 
The Wisconsin Department of Industry, Labor, and Human Relations, if the subdivision is not served by a public sewer and provision for such service has not been made;
c. 
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, if shorelands or floodplains are contained within the proposed subdivision;
7. 
One copy to each school board with jurisdiction.
8. 
Four copies to Milwaukee County.
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Additional copies as may be required by the City Planner for the review of other applicable City Commissions and City Boards.
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Additional copies as may be requested by approving authorities and/or objecting agencies.
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The applicant shall be responsible for transmitting copies of the Preliminary Plat to all affected utilities for their respective review and comments.
B. 
Fees Required by State Agencies to be Transmitted by City Clerk. Any appropriate fees paid by the Subdivider for the required state agency reviews shall be made payable to the appropriate State agencies by the Subdivider and forwarded by the City Clerk to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (see Division 15-9.0400 of this Ordinance).
C. 
Copies of Preliminary Plat to be Transmitted by City Clerk to Affected City Commissions or Departments. The City Clerk shall transmit a copy of the Preliminary Plat to all affected City Commissions or Departments for their review and recommendations concerning matters within their jurisdiction. The recommendations of City Commissions, Departments, City Planner, City Engineer, Milwaukee County, State agencies, and affected local utilities shall be transmitted to the Plan Commission within 20 days from the date the plat is filed.
D. 
Plan Commission Review and Recommendation to Common Council.
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Plan Commission Review. The Preliminary Plat (including Natural Resource Protection Plan and Landscape Plan as applicable) shall then be reviewed by the Plan Commission for conformance with this Ordinance and all other ordinances, rules, regulations, adopted regional or county development plans, City of Franklin Comprehensive Master Plan (or adopted components thereof) which affect it.
2. 
Plan Commission Recommendation to Common Council. The Plan Commission shall within 60 days of the date of the filing of a Preliminary Plat (including Natural Resource Protection Plan and Landscape Plan as applicable) with the City Clerk (or other Common Council authorized agent), recommend to the Common Council approval, conditional approval, or rejection of the Preliminary Plat and shall transmit the Preliminary Plat (including Natural Resource Protection Plan and Landscape Plan as applicable) and application, along with its recommendation, to the Common Council.
A. 
Notification by Objecting Agencies. The objecting agencies shall, within 20 days of the date of receiving their copies of the Preliminary Plat, notify the Subdivider and all other approving and objecting agencies of any objections.
1. 
Certification of No Objections Required. If there are no objections, they shall so certify on the face of the copy of the plat and shall return that copy to the City Clerk.
2. 
Failure of Objecting Agency to Act on Preliminary Plat. If an objecting agency fails to act within 20 days, it shall be deemed to have no objections to the Plat.
B. 
Common Council Action. The Common Council within 90 days of the date of filing a Preliminary Plat with the City Clerk shall approve, approve conditionally, or reject such plat, unless the time is extended by agreement with the Subdivider.
1. 
Notification to Subdivider of Common Council Action. One copy of the plat may thereupon be returned to the Subdivider with the date and action endorsed thereon; and if approved conditionally or rejected, a letter setting forth the conditions of approval or the reasons for rejection shall accompany the plat.
2. 
Filing of Preliminary Plat in Common Council's Permanent File. One copy each of the plat and letter shall be placed in the Common Council's permanent file.
C. 
Failure of Common Council to Act. Failure of the Common Council to act within 90 days of the date of filing, or within the time extended by agreement with the Subdivider, shall constitute an approval.
D. 
Approval or Conditional Approval of a Preliminary Plat. Approval or conditional approval of a Preliminary Plat shall not constitute automatic approval of the Final Plat unless the Final Plat is submitted within 36 months after the last required approval of the Preliminary Plat (or within an extended time frame specified by a conditional approval) and the Final Plat conforms substantially to the Preliminary Plat as approved, including any conditions of that approval, and to City of Franklin plans and ordinances adopted as authorized by law.
A. 
Designation of Approving Authorities. The Common Council, the town wherein the plat is located (in the case of a plat located within the extraterritorial plat jurisdiction of the City of Franklin), and each adjoining city or village in whose extraterritorial plat approval jurisdiction the subdivision lies [pursuant to § 236.10(1)(b) of the Wisconsin Statutes] are designated approving authorities.
B. 
Designation of Objecting Agencies. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection; the Wisconsin Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations; Wisconsin Department of Transportation; and county planning agency [as defined by § 236.02(a) of the Wisconsin Statutes] shall be hereinafter referred to as objecting agencies.
C. 
Final Plat and Application Submittal. The Subdivider shall prepare a Final Plat and an application in accordance with Division 15-7.0600 of this Ordinance and shall file an adequate number of copies of the Final Plat and the application as set forth below:
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Submittal of Final Plat to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Before any approvals of the Final Plat are made, the Subdivider or Subdivider's agent shall submit the original Final Plat to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection which shall forward, at the Subdivider's expense, the following:
a. 
Two copies to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation if the subdivision abuts or adjoins a State Trunk Highway or a connecting street;
b. 
Two copies to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources if shorelands are contained within the proposed subdivision.
2. 
Submittal of Final Plat to the City Clerk. After approval by required State Departments, the Subdivider shall file at least 30 copies of the Final Plat and an application with the City Clerk, or designees along with the proper fees in accordance with the requirements of Division 15-9.0400 of this Ordinance, and the receipt of the proper filing fees of each of the other approving authorities and objecting agencies.
3. 
City Clerk Transmittal of Final Plat. The City Clerk shall, within two working days after the filing by the Subdivider, transmit with a cover letter and copies of the Final Plat and application:
a. 
Seven copies to the Plan Commission;
b. 
Seven copies to the Common Council;
c. 
Two copies to the City Planner;
d. 
Four copies to the City Engineer;
e. 
One copy to the school board with jurisdiction; and
f. 
Four copies to Milwaukee County;
g. 
Additional copies that may be requested by the City Planner, or approving authorities and objecting agencies.
D. 
Plan Commission Examination. The Plan Commission shall examine the Final Plat as to its conformance with the approved Preliminary Plat; any conditions of approval of the Preliminary Plat, this Ordinance, and all ordinances, rules, regulations, adopted regional and County development, City of Franklin Comprehensive Master Plan (or component thereof), or other local comprehensive plans and adopted plan components (in the case of a plat located within the City of Franklin's extraterritorial plat jurisdiction area) which may affect the Final Plat.
E. 
Partial Platting.
1. 
Plat Phasing. The Final Plat may, if permitted by the Common Council, be platted as a Final Plat in phases with each phase constituting only that portion of the approved Preliminary Plat which the Subdivider proposes to record at that time. It is required that each such phase be platted as a Final Plat and be designated as a "phase" of the approved Preliminary Plat.
2. 
Time Extension for Approval of a Final Plat for Portion of Preliminary Plat. Final Plat for only a portion of the Preliminary Plat shall extend approval for the remaining portion of the Preliminary Plat for six months from the date of such Final Plat approval.
F. 
Contract ("Subdivider's Agreement") Required. Prior to installation of any required improvements and prior to approval of the Final Plat, the Subdivider shall enter into a written contract ("Subdivider's Agreement") with the City of Franklin requiring the Subdivider to furnish and construct said improvements at Subdivider's sole cost and in accordance with plans and specifications and usual contract conditions, which shall include provision for inspection of construction by the City of Franklin or its agent. (Also see § 15-2.0303.) The Subdivider may construct the project in such phases as the Common Council approves, which approval may not be unreasonably withheld. If the Subdivider's project will be constructed in phases, the amount of any surety bond or other security required by the Common Council shall be limited to the phase of the project that is currently being constructed. The Common Council may not require that the Subdivider provide any security for improvements sooner than is reasonably necessary before the commencement of the installation of the improvements.
A. 
Objecting Agencies. The objecting agencies shall, within 20 days of the date of receiving their copies of the Final Plat, notify the Subdivider and all other approving authorities and objecting agencies of any objections.
1. 
If there are no objections, they shall so certify on the face of the copy of the plat and shall return that copy to the Plan Commission via the City Clerk.
2. 
If an objecting agency fails to act within 20 days, it shall be deemed to have no objections to the plat.
B. 
Submission. If the Final Plat is not submitted within six months of the required approval of the Preliminary Plat, the approving authorities may refuse to approve the Final Plat. Extensions may be granted upon mutual agreement of all approving authorities.
C. 
Plan Commission Recommendation to the Common Council. The Plan Commission shall, within 40 days of the date of filing of the Final Plat with the City Clerk (or other Common Council authorized agent), recommend approval, conditional approval, or rejection of the plat and shall transmit the Final Plat and application along with its recommendations to the Common Council.
D. 
Approval or Rejection of Final Plat. The Common Council shall within 60 days of the date of filing the original Final Plat with the City Clerk approve or reject such Final Plat, unless the time is extended by agreement with the Subdivider.
1. 
If the Final Plat is rejected, the reasons shall be stated in the minutes of the meeting and a written statement of the reasons forwarded to the Subdivider and surveyor.
2. 
The Common Council may not inscribe its approval on the Final Plat unless the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has certified on the face of the Final Plat that the copies were forwarded to the objecting agencies as required herein, the date thereof, and that no objections have been filed within 20 days, or, if filed, have been met.
3. 
Failure of the Common Council to act within 60 days, the time having not been extended and no unsatisfied objections having been filed, the Final Plat shall be deemed approved.
4. 
The Planning Manager shall provide the Common Council with his or her conclusions as to whether the final plat conforms substantially to the preliminary plat and with his or her recommendation shall be made a part of the record of the proceeding at which the final plat is being considered and are not required to be submitted in writing.
E. 
Recordation.
1. 
After the Final Plat has been approved by the Common Council and improvements as shall be required by the City to be installed or a contract and sureties insuring their installation filed, the City Clerk shall cause the certificate inscribed upon the Final Plat attesting to such approval to be duly executed and the plat returned to the Subdivider for recording with the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds.
2. 
The Register of Deeds cannot record the Final Plat unless it is offered within 12 months from date of last approval or 36 months from first approval.
F. 
Copies of the Recorded Final Plat. The Subdivider shall file at least 10 copies of the recorded Final Plat with the City Clerk and copies, as necessary, to other affected agencies for their files.
When the land to be subdivided lies within 1 1/2 miles of the corporate limits of a fourth class city or village or within three miles of the corporate limits of a first, second, or third class city, the Subdivider shall proceed as specified in §§ 15-9.0301 through 15-9.0306 except:
A. 
Transmittal Responsibility. The City Clerk to whom the Certified Survey Map, Subdivision Plat, or Condominium is first submitted shall be responsible for transmitting copies of the Certified Survey Map, Subdivision Plat, or Condominium to designated objecting agencies. The Subdivider or Condominium Developer (as applicable) shall specify in the Subdivider's application to whom the original application was submitted.
B. 
Improvement and Design Requirements. If the extraterritorial Certified Survey Map, Subdivision Plat, or Condominium contains lands located within a City of Franklin adopted sanitary sewer service area, the Subdivider or Condominium Developer (as applicable) shall comply with all of the improvement requirements of Division 15-8.0100 of this Ordinance and with all of the design requirements of Division 15-5.0100 of this Ordinance.
C. 
Park Dedication and Public Site Fees. In extraterritorial plat approval jurisdiction areas of the City of Franklin, the Subdivider or Condominium Developer (as applicable) shall not be required to dedicate park and open space land to the City of Franklin or be required to pay a public site fee or other development impact fees to the City of Franklin.
Except as provided in § 70.27(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes, when it is proposed to replat a recorded subdivision, or part thereof, so as to change the boundaries of a recorded subdivision, or part thereof, the Subdivider or person wishing to replat shall vacate or alter the recorded plat as provided in § 236.40 through 236.44 of the Wisconsin Statutes. The Subdivider, or person wishing to replat, shall then proceed as specified in § 15-9.0301 through 15-9.0306 of this Ordinance.
A. 
When Required. When it is proposed to divide land into at least two but not more than four parcels or building sites, or when it is proposed to create by land division not more than four parcels or building sites within a recorded Subdivision Plat without changing the exterior boundaries of a block, lot or outlot (thus not constituting a 'subdivision' as defined in Division 15-11.0100 of this Ordinance), the Subdivider shall subdivide by use of a Certified Survey Map. The Certified Survey Map shall include all parcels of land in any size.
B. 
Filing of a Certified Survey Map. The Subdivider shall prepare the Certified Survey Map in accordance with Division 15-7.0700 of this Ordinance.
1. 
The Subdivider shall file at least 30 copies of the Certified Survey Map, "Natural Resource Protection Plan" (if required), "Landscape Plan" for any landscape bufferyard easement areas (see Division 15-7.0300 of this Ordinance), and the application with the City Clerk, or designees at least 15 days prior to the meeting of the Plan Commission at which action is desired. One original copy of the Certified Survey Map shall be submitted.
2. 
The City Clerk shall, within two working days after filing, transmit copies of the map and application along with a cover letter to all approving authorities including extraterritorial plat review agencies if not waived in writing.
3. 
The City Clerk, within two normal work days after filing, transmit the Certified Survey Map, Natural Resource Protection Plan, Landscape Plan, and application as follows:
a. 
Seven copies to the Plan Commission;
b. 
Seven copies to the Common Council;
c. 
One copy each to the affected City Commissions or Departments, to the City Planner, and the City Engineer;
d. 
Two copies to Milwaukee County; and
e. 
One copy to each school board with jurisdiction.
f. 
Additional copies as may be requested by approving authorities and objecting agencies.
4. 
The applicant shall be responsible for transmitting copies of the Certified Survey Map to all affected utilities for their respective review and comments.
5. 
The recommendations of all approving authorities shall be transmitted to the Plan Commission within 20 days from the date the map is filed with the City Clerk, or prior to the next available meeting.
6. 
The Certified Survey Map shall be reviewed by the Plan Commission for conformance with this Ordinance and all other ordinances, rules, regulations, adopted regional, County, or City of Franklin Comprehensive Master Plans or adopted plan components which affect it.
7. 
The Plan Commission shall within 60 days from the date of filing of the Certified Survey Map recommend approval, conditional approval, or rejection of the map, and shall transmit the map along with its recommendations to the Common Council.
C. 
Common Council Approval. In cases where a Certified Survey Map has been transmitted by the Plan Commission to the Common Council, the Common Council shall approve, approve conditionally and thereby require resubmission of a corrected Certified Survey Map, or reject such Certified Survey Map within 90 days from the date of filing of the map unless the time is extended by agreement with the Subdivider.
1. 
If the map is approved, the Common Council shall cause the City Clerk to so certify on the face of the original map and return the map to the Subdivider.
2. 
If the map is rejected, the reason shall be stated in the minutes of the meeting and a written statement forwarded to the Subdivider.
D. 
Natural Resource Protection Plan Required. For properties proposed to be divided by Certified Survey Map, and that contain natural resource features as described in Divisions 15- 4.0100 and 15-11.0100 of this Ordinance, a "Natural Resource Protection Plan," as described in Division 15-7.0200 of this Ordinance, shall be submitted for review by the City Planner and Plan Commission.
E. 
Deed Restrictions, Conservation Easements, and Landscape Bufferyard Easements. For properties proposed to be divided by Certified Survey Map and which contain natural resources required to be preserved or landscape bufferyard easements under the provisions of this Ordinance, the Plan Commission shall require that deed restrictions and/or conservation easements, and landscape bufferyard easements be filed with the Certified Survey Map or submitted for review as a condition of any approval thereof, in the manner and for the purposes as set forth under § 15-7.0603D. for final plats.
F. 
Contract ("Subdivider's Agreement") Required. For Certified Survey Maps requiring the installation of public improvements, prior to installation of any required improvements and prior to approval of the Certified Survey Map, the Subdivider shall enter into a written contract ("Subdivider's Agreement") with the City of Franklin requiring the Subdivider to furnish and construct said improvements at Subdivider's sole cost and in accordance with plans and specifications and usual contract conditions, which shall include provision for inspection of construction by the City of Franklin or its agent.
G. 
Recordation.
1. 
All improvement requirements, specified by all approving agencies in matters over which they have jurisdiction, shall be met before recording the Certified Survey Map.
2. 
The Subdivider shall record the map with the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds within twelve (12) months after the date of its last approval and within thirty-six (36) months after the date of its first approval.
[Amended 9-1-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-2188]
H. 
Copies. The Subdivider shall file at least 30 copies of the Certified Survey Map and its accompanying "Natural Resource Protection Plan" with the City Clerk for distribution to the Plan Commission, various City departments, and other affected agencies for their files as set fourth under § 15-9.0309(B).
A. 
Plan Commission May Waive or Modify Land Division Requirements of Divisions 15- 5.0100, 15-8.0100, and 15-8.0200 of This Ordinance Upon Application. Where, in the judgement of the Plan Commission, it would be inappropriate to apply literally the provisions of Divisions 15-5.0100, 15-8.0100, and 15-8.0200 of this Ordinance because exceptional or undue hardship would result, the Plan Commission may waive or modify any requirement to the extent deemed just and proper.
B. 
Plan Commission Findings of Fact and Conditions. No variance to the provisions of Divisions 15-5.0100, 15-8.0100, and 15-8.0200 of this Ordinance shall be granted unless the Plan Commission finds by the greater weight of the evidence that all the following facts and conditions exist and so indicates in the minutes of its proceedings:
1. 
Exceptional Circumstances.
(a) 
There is exceptional, extraordinary, or unusual circumstances or conditions where a literal enforcement of the requirements of this Ordinance would result in severe hardship.
(b) 
Such hardships should not apply generally to other properties or be of such a recurrent nature as to suggest that the land division portions of the Unified Development Ordinance should be changed.
2. 
Preservation of Property Rights. Such variance is necessary for the preservation and enjoyment of substantial property rights possessed by other properties in the same vicinity.
3. 
Absence of Detriment. That the variance will not create substantial detriment to adjacent property and will not materially impair or be contrary to the purpose and spirit of this Ordinance or the public interest.
C. 
Majority Vote of Plan Commission Required. A majority vote of the entire membership of the Plan Commission shall be required to grant any modification to the provisions of Divisions 15- 5.0100, 15-8.0100, and 15-8.0200 of this Ordinance.
D. 
Plan Commission May Waive the Placing of Required Monuments. The Plan Commission may waive the placing of monuments, required under § 236.15(1)(b), (1)(c), and (1)(d) of the Wisconsin Statutes, for a reasonable time on condition that the Subdivider or Condominium Developer (as applicable) execute a surety bond to insure the placing of such monuments within the required time limits established by the City.
A. 
Period of Time During Which an Appeal May be Filed. Any person aggrieved by an objection to a plat or a failure to approve a plat may appeal such objection or failure to approve, as provided in §§ 236.13(5) of the Wisconsin Statutes, within 30 days of notification of the rejection of the plat.
B. 
Failure to Approve Based on an Unsatisfied Objection. Where failure to approve is based on an unsatisfied objection, the agency making the objection shall be made a party to the action.
C. 
Court May Direct Approval of Plat. The court shall direct that the plat be approved if it finds that the action of the approving or objecting agency is arbitrary, unreasonable, or discriminatory.
Adjoining parcels of land may be combined and used as though they were one parcel of land without regard to lot lines dividing the parcels if all combined parcels are in common ownership and the owner has been granted a Land Combination Permit as set forth in this Ordinance.
A. 
Application for a Land Combination Permit. Applications for a Land Combination Permit shall be made to the City Clerk, or designees for consideration of the Plan Commission. Said Application for a Land Combination Permit shall include the following information:
1. 
The name, address, and telephone number of the applicant, property owner(s), owner's agent, and developer.
2. 
A description of each of the properties involved by lot number, block number, subdivision name or certified survey map number, or by metes and bounds; address of each of the parcels to be combined; the Milwaukee County tax key number of each parcel; the zoning districts within which each parcel to be combined lies; the City of Franklin Comprehensive Master Plan Land Use District designation of each parcel to be combined; the present use of the parcels; the proposed use of the parcels; and the area of each parcel to be combined (acres/square feet).
3. 
A metes and bounds description, legal description, and/or boundary survey of the parcels to be combined graphically showing the relationship to street access and to adjoining properties.
B. 
Review and Consideration.
1. 
The City Clerk, after scheduling a review of the Application for a Land Combination Permit by the Plan Commission, shall refer the application and related data to the City Planner and City Engineer and other appropriate City departments for their review, study, and recommendations to the Plan Commission.
2. 
The Plan Commission shall consider the Application for Land Combination Permit relative to City staff recommendations, the lot area and other dimensional requirements of the zoning district(s) within which the parcels are located, the City of Franklin Comprehensive Master Plan and planned land use districts for the parcels, present use of the parcels and proposed use of the parcels, for the purpose to ensure that upon combination, such properties shall comply with the purposes and provisions of this Ordinance.
3. 
The Plan Commission shall make a recommendation to the Common Council.
4. 
The Common Council shall consider these matters set forth under § 2 above and shall grant, conditionally grant, or deny the Land Combination Permit by resolution. If granted, the City Clerk shall record the resolution with the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds.