Application. Following the (optional) preapplication conference, the subdivider shall prepare and submit to the Borough Planning Commission, by delivery to the Borough Secretary at least fifteen (15) days prior to the regular monthly meeting of the Planning Commission, copies of the preliminary plans of the total land to be ultimately developed [see § 219-13D(8)(k)]. The number of copies to be filed shall be specified by the Planning Commission. Upon receipt of the plan, the Borough Secretary shall forward copies to the Allegheny County Planning Commission for a review and report. The borough shall not approve such application until the county report is received or until the expiration of thirty (30) days from the date the application was forwarded to the county.
Planning Commission review. The Borough Planning Commission shall review the plan submitted, covering the requirements of this chapter point by point, and shall consult with the Borough Engineer and other officials as appropriate.
Planning Commission action. The Planning Commission shall notify the subdivider of the scheduled meeting place, date, time and agenda if the plan is to be reviewed at a later date. Within thirty (30) days following the review meeting, the Planning Commission shall submit a written report to the governing body recommending approval, conditional approval or disapproval, each with reasons for the action. If the Planning Commission requests additional data or plan changes as conditions precedent to approval, the subdivider may, in lieu of having a disapproval or conditional approval sent to the governing body, request another review meeting to provide the requested documentation. The subdivider shall submit the request to the Planning Commission, in writing, within five (5) working days (Monday through Friday, holidays excluded) of the initial review meeting and shall further agree, in writing, to any extension of the original ninety-day review period.
Action of the governing body. The governing body shall act on the preliminary plan and notify the subdivider within ninety (90) days of the regular meeting of the Planning Commission next following the date the application is filed. The governing body shall state its approval, conditional approval or disapproval, giving reasons for each, and shall notify the subdivider by certified or by registered mail. If approved or conditionally approved, the authorization to submit a final plan shall be included with the notification.
All applications for preliminary plan approval submitted to the Borough Planning Commission shall include, but not be limited to, the following information:
The preliminary plan shall be drawn at a scale of one (1) inch equals one hundred (100) feet or greater detail.
Existing land uses shall be shown for the subject property and adjacent land areas.
A location map shall be included which relates the development site to contiguous areas of the community, highway systems and other significant developments.
The plan shall show or be accompanied by the following;
A draft of protective covenants, if any.
A title, to include:
The name by which the subdivision will be recorded.
The location by municipality, county and state.
The names and addresses of the owner or owners.
The name and seal of the registered professional engineer, land surveyor or landscape architect who prepared the plan.
The North point, date and graphic scale.
Existing easements and their location, width and distance.
Contours, which shall be shown at vertical intervals of twenty (20) feet. Contour data of greater detail may be required for land areas with slopes of five percent (5%) or less. Contour lines must extend a sufficient distance on all sides of the property perimeter to determine adjacent topographic influences.
Datum to which contour elevations refer.
Existing physical features, to include:
Watercourses, culverts, bridges and drains.
Buildings, sewers, water mains and fire hydrants, water wells and septic facilities.
Streets on or adjacent to the tract, including names, right-of-way widths and cartway widths.
Telephone conduit lines, electric power transmission lines, petroleum product lines and other significant man-made features.
Proposed improvements, which shall include, in scale dimensions:
The location, name and width of all proposed streets and paved cartways.
All rights-of-way and easements and the purposes for which they are to be established.
The lot lines of all parcels.
Reservations of ground for public or common use.
A general drainage plan for stormwater, to include the proposed flow of stormwater in relation to natural channels.
A plan of the proposed water distribution system or a plan showing the location of individual wells.
A plan of the proposed sanitary sewerage system or a plan, where required, showing the proposed location and type of on-lot sewage disposal facilities. This plan shall be in accordance with the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act (Act 537), as amended.
Editor's Note: See 35 P.S. § 750.1 et seq.
The proposed land use of the improvements.
The names and addresses of abutting property owners.
Where the preliminary plan covers only a part of the subdivider's entire holding, a sketch of the prospective street layout of the remainder of the land.
The subdivider shall provide such additional information as may be required by the Planning Commission or governing body to more fully evaluate the proposed subdivision and its effect on adjacent property or the borough as a whole. Such information may include:
Street profiles showing existing ground elevations and proposed center-line street grades.
The subsurface condition of the tract.
Typical cross sections of roadways and sidewalks.
The sizes of water pipes and location of valves and fire hydrants.
The location of manholes, invert elevations, grades and sizes of sanitary sewers.
If the proposed subdivision or a part thereof is located in a designated floodplain, base flood elevation data shall be contained in the plan.
If the proposed subdivision is located in or within proximity to a wetlands area, plans and measures for the protection of said area shall be included as a part of the application for subdivision approval.
The size, location and use of structures on adjacent lands within twenty-five (25) feet of the proposed subdivision shall be shown in all instances where public rights-of-way or private accessways are contemplated along or within twenty-five (25) feet of the perimeter of the subdivision.