Town of Monroe, NY
Orange County
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A. 
The final plat and supporting drawings and documents for a proposed subdivision constitute the complete development of the subdivision proposal and include the recommendations resulting from the Planning Board review of the preliminary layout as well as the detailed layout drawings for the public improvements and utilities. After public hearing and approval by the Planning Board, this complete submission, along with the performance bond and the provision of the liability insurance policy, as approved by the Town Board, becomes the basis for the construction of the subdivision and the inspection service by the Superintendent of Highways and the Planning Board. The plat itself must be recorded at the County Clerk's office to have legal status. An unrecorded plat is not a valid basis for site improvements or other commitments which depend on its design characteristics.
B. 
The plat itself shall be an accurate survey record of the properties resulting from the subdivision.
A. 
The submission of a final plat (before Planning Board review) shall consist of the following items:
(1) 
A letter of application for final plat approval, § A65-35, three copies.
(2) 
The final plat, six paper prints, including signed approval from the State Department of Health.
(3) 
The public improvement and utilities plan and profiles drawings, three paper prints.
(4) 
Letters directed to the Chairman of the Planning Board and signed by a responsible official of the lighting agency, water company or any utility company or governmental authority or district which provides necessary utility service and has jurisdiction in the area, approving each proposed utility installation design, and a statement as to who will construct the facility so that service will be available when required in conformity with the provision of the filed rate schedule.
(5) 
A letter directed to the Chairman of the Planning Board signed by a responsible official of the school system, acknowledging the number of residential lots and indicating the availability of school facilities for the new pupils and any needed new school sites and facilities which relate to the subdivision area.
(6) 
A letter, in appropriate cases, directed to the Chairman of the Planning Board signed by a responsible official of the State Highway Department or the Orange County Superintendent of Highways, approving proposed construction on state or county rights-of-way.
(7) 
Deeds of dedication (standard law form as established by the Town Attorney), three copies each for all properties, including street rights-of-way, to be offered to the Town for dedication.
(8) 
Lot areas for each lot measured accurately to the nearest square foot to be shown on the final plat drawing.
B. 
The subdivider or his agent shall submit the final plat and supporting drawings and documents to the Planning Board at least 21 days prior to the regular meeting date at which the plat is to be acted upon.
[Amended 10-3-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994; 8-1-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005]
C. 
The Planning Board shall forward one complete set of the final plat submission to the Town Clerk for the municipal records. The balance of the final plat submission shall remain with the Planning Board and shall constitute the official records pertaining to the subdivision.
[Amended 10-3-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
D. 
The Planning Board may send one complete set of the final plat submission to the planning consultant, who shall prepare a report of findings for Planning Board consideration and action.
E. 
The Town Engineer or Superintendent of Highways shall prepare a performance bond estimate, § A65-36, seven copies, to be submitted along with his recommendations on the final plat.
F. 
The Town Clerk will advertise a public hearing at least five days prior to the hearing date.
G. 
If the plat is approved, the subdivider shall carry out the following steps prior to obtaining the Chairman's signature of approval:
[Amended 10-3-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
(1) 
Make all required corrections or changes to the satisfaction of the Planning Board.
(2) 
Obtain a performance bond in the amount of the bond estimate and a general liability insurance policy and submit them to the Town Attorney for approval as to form. See Article V, Performance Bond, and Article VI, General Liability Insurance.
(3) 
Prepare prints of the corrected final plat drawings and submit the following:
(a) 
Seven paper prints.
(b) 
Two opaque cloth litho prints.
(c) 
One tracing cloth litho print.
(d) 
The original drawing.
(e) 
Three paper prints of the corrected public improvement and utilities plan and profiles.
(4) 
Pay the required inspection fee at the Town Clerk's office.
(5) 
The owner shall file the final plat in the Orange County Clerk's office and, within 30 days of the date of filing, shall submit to the Planning Board one Mylar and six paper prints of the final plat showing the endorsement of the County Clerk, the date of filing and map number assigned.
H. 
If authorized by the Planning Board, the Chairman will sign his approval on the final plat, the approved road profiles and the public improvement and utility plan, upon receipt of a compliance report, § A65-37, from the planning consultant, and notification that the required bond and insurance has had the approval of the Town Attorney and that the required inspection fee has been deposited.
I. 
After the Planning Board Chairman signs his approval, the documents shall be distributed in the following manner:
(1) 
Subdivider: all original final plat drawings and the two opaque cloth litho prints. The two opaque cloth litho prints shall be filed by the subdivider in the Orange County Clerk's office.
(2) 
Building Inspector: one final plat paper print.
(3) 
Tax Assessor: one final plat paper print.
(4) 
Town Clerk: one opaque cloth litho print from the Orange County Clerk's office showing official file data.
(5) 
Town Engineer and Superintendent of Highways: one paper print each of the final plat and the public improvement and utilities plan and profiles.
(6) 
Planning Board: one tracing cloth litho print and one paper print of the final plat and the public improvement and utilities plan and profiles.
J. 
Planning Board approval of a final plat shall not be deemed an acceptance by the Town of any street or other land shown as offered for dedication to public use.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § A65-11, Expiration of approval; extensions, was repealed 10-3-1994 by L.L. No. 2, 1994. This local law also provided as follows: "The provisions of this local law shall apply to all subdivision applications submitted to the Planning Board on or after the effective date herein. All subdivision applications presently under review by the Planning Board prior to the effective date of this local law shall be processed and approved in accordance with the provisions of the Town Code and Town Law and the practices of the Planning Board in effect at the time of the filing of such application.
A. 
The final plat shall be prepared by a licensed professional engineer and land surveyor and shall provide the information noted in this section.
B. 
The drawing sheet.
(1) 
The size shall be either:
(a) 
Twenty by 20 inches, or
(b) 
Twenty by 40 inches.
(2) 
If more than one sheet is required, a clearly drawn cut line shall be shown on both sheets and on the key map.
C. 
The title block shall be the same as that required for the preliminary layout. (See § A65-8C.)
D. 
Other notations shall be the same as those required for the preliminary layout, except that the certification that the topography shown resulted from an actual field survey shall be omitted. [See § A65-8D(1) through (3) and (5).]
E. 
The key map of the entire subdivision shall be the same as that required on the preliminary layout (see § A65-5E), with the following additions:
(1) 
The final plat area being submitted for approval shall be shaded if it is only one section of the entire subdivision.
F. 
Boundary lines.
(1) 
Building zone districts.
(2) 
Special districts.
G. 
General information required.
(1) 
Street rights-of-way and widening of street rights-of-way.
(a) 
Name.
(b) 
Location.
(c) 
Width.
(d) 
Notation on widening where an offer of dedication is being made.
(2) 
Other rights-of-way and easements.
(a) 
Identification and description (see Article XIII).
(b) 
Location.
(c) 
Width and other dimensions necessary for description.
(3) 
Lot layout.
(a) 
Number identification by a suitable system of consecutive numbers; numbers shall be circled.
(b) 
Lot lines with accurate dimensions to the nearest hundredth of a foot.
(c) 
Building setback lines with dimensions.
(4) 
Special parcels.
(a) 
Description of proposed action and use, including a note where an offer of dedication is being made.
(b) 
Boundary lines with accurate dimensions to the nearest hundredth of a foot.
H. 
Survey data.
(1) 
Accurate traverse of subdivision boundary with true angles and distances.
(2) 
Survey tie-in with true angle and distances to the three nearest established street monuments or official monuments.
(3) 
Town, village, county and special district boundaries referenced to the subdivision survey by true angles and distances.
(4) 
Radii, internal angles, points of curvature, tangent bearings and lengths of all arcs.
(5) 
Accurate dimensions to the nearest hundredth of a foot.
(6) 
Monuments.
(a) 
Accurate locations of all monuments.
(b) 
Existing monuments shall be shown with this symbol:
(c) 
Proposed new monuments or monuments to be reset shall be shown with this symbol:
(d) 
One monument shall be located at each corner and at each general change in direction of the boundary.
(e) 
Two monuments shall be located at each street intersection.
(f) 
Monuments shall be located at the beginning and end of each curve along one side of the street right-of-way.
A. 
This plan and profile are declared to be an integral part of the final plat submission.
B. 
The performance bond and the inspection service shall be based on this drawing, the final plat itself, these subdivision regulations and the Town specifications for such public improvements and utilities.
C. 
Unless a specific waiver is requested in writing, the proposed public improvements and utilities shall be considered to comply specifically with these subdivision regulations and the Town specifications.
D. 
Basic plan requirements.
(1) 
The sheet size shall be either:
(a) 
Twenty by 20 inches, or
(b) 
Twenty by 40 inches.
(2) 
The area covered, the scale and the title block and other notations shall be the same as the preliminary layout (see § A65-8).
(3) 
The plan shall show the outline of all rights-of-way, easements and similar conditions.
(4) 
Street center line gradients in percent, indicated with arrows to establish the direction of flow.
(5) 
Critical street center line grade elevations.
E. 
Drainage system requirements.
(1) 
Complete stormwater management system for the entire subdivision, designed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44 of the Town Code, with appropriate development stages for each of the final plat sections, shall be shown graphically with all existing drainage features which are to be incorporated properly identified as "existing."
[Amended 9-27-2004 by L.L. No. 3-2004]
(2) 
Boundaries of stormwater runoff watersheds for each drainage structure and their area in acres.
(3) 
All proposed surface drainage structures (e.g., valley gutters).
(4) 
All appropriate details and dimension necessary to clearly explain the proposed construction, including type of construction, material, size, pitch and invert elevations, among other things, in accordance with good engineering practice.
(5) 
Location of all test pits and description of soil conditions and water table.
F. 
Utility systems requirements.
(1) 
Water supply and distribution.
(a) 
Location of source on property or, where piped in, the size of the supply main.
(b) 
Location and size of all distribution mains.
(c) 
Location of fire hydrants.
(d) 
Location of all control valves.
(2) 
Electric and telephone systems.
(a) 
Location of all service routes, for both aerial and underground cables, and of all poles.
(b) 
Location of all special facilities.
(3) 
Sanitary waste disposal system.
(a) 
Sanitary sewer system design shall be indicated in all cases where public or private sewer connections exist or are proposed.
(b) 
Typical lot layout, indicating location of individual system with reference to house and water supply, and detailed drawing of proposed sanitary waste disposal unit.
G. 
Profile drawing requirements.
(1) 
Drawings shall be made on standard profile paper with the following scales:
(a) 
Horizontal scale: one inch equals 40 feet.
(b) 
Vertical scale: one inch equals four feet.
(2) 
All profiles shall show the existing natural grades, the typical cross section of existing or proposed roads, the center lines of intersecting roads and a system of survey stations.
(3) 
The center line profile of all proposed roads, with dimensioning on vertical curves and notation as to gradient and critical elevations.
(4) 
The invert profile and location of all drainage structures in street rights-of-way and in drainage easements.