Pierce County, WI
 
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Land divisions which create at least one but not more than four parcels or building sites of 15 acres or less in size within a five-year period by one or successive divisions by the same or subsequent owners are considered certified survey map land divisions requiring approval under this section. Approval of a certified survey map shall be required.
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Land divisions which create one or two parcels of 15 acres or less in size within a five-year period by one or successive divisions by the same or subsequent owners are considered minor certified survey map land divisions.
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Land divisions which create three or four parcels of 15 acres or less in size within a five-year period by one or successive divisions by the same or subsequent owners are considered major certified survey map land divisions.
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Submittal. The certified survey map shall be submitted to the Pierce County Department of Land Management. The certified survey map shall be prepared according to § 236.34, Wis. Stats., and shall show clearly on its face all existing buildings and the date the map was prepared.
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Access. The applicant shall submit a statement from the appropriate town, county or state agency approving access for each lot.
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Soil test. Sufficient soil evaluations shall be submitted to demonstrate that each lot is suitable for a soil absorption wastewater system. The Department of Land Management may accept information from the Soil Survey for Pierce County, Wisconsin, or soil evaluations from adjacent property if appropriate to satisfy this requirement.
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Slopes. A separate drawing at the same scale as the certified survey map shall be submitted designating portions of the lot which have greater than 12% slopes and greater than 20% slopes.
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Review. The Pierce County Department of Land Management shall review the minor land division for compliance with this chapter and § 236.34, Wis Stats., and shall approve or reject the certified survey map. Any lot which has historical or unique features, or the development of which may be harmful to the health, safety, welfare, prosperity, aesthetics and general welfare of the future residents of the community, shall be referred to the Land Management Committee for review and approval consistent with § 237-17C.
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Approval. If approved, a written statement certifying approval shall be affixed to the certified survey map.
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Rejection. If rejected, the applicant shall be notified, in writing, of the reasons for rejection.
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Submittal of preliminary map. A preliminary certified survey map shall be prepared according to § 236.34, Wis. Stats., and include all information required for preliminary plat applications contained in § 237-17A(2) through (4), except two-inch contour intervals may be omitted in place of showing slopes of 12% and greater as certified by a registered land surveyor. The Department of Land Management shall be authorized to reject any application deemed incomplete.
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Preliminary review and decision. The Land Management Committee shall review and render a decision on the preliminary major certified survey map land division in accordance with § 237-17B and C(1) and (3).
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Final approval. A final major certified survey map land division which is in accordance with the preliminary map as approved by the Land Management Committee shall be submitted to the Department of Land Management for final approval. The Department of Land Management shall review and approve the final major certified survey map land division as to its conformance with the approved preliminary major certified survey map and § 236.34, Wis. Stats.
Certified survey map land divisions which involve the dedication of public rights-of-way or other dedications of public lands shall require approval of the applicable governmental entity(ies). The Department of Land Management shall not approve such certified survey map land divisions until approval of the applicable governmental entity(ies) has been obtained.
Submittal of a certified survey map for review shall be accompanied by review fees and other fees as established by the County Board. Certified survey map land divisions shall require a park fee in lieu of dedication of land for park purposes.
Certified survey maps shall be recorded as provided in § 236.34(2), Wis. Stats.