Section 148-13 SKETCH PLAT - OPTIONAL
A. Application. A sketch plat of the proposed subdivision may be submitted prior to the preparation of engineered preliminary and final plats. In such cases, a sketch plat shall be considered a submission for informal discussion and shall not constitute official submission of a plat to the town. Sketch plats with an accompanying application form, shall be submitted to the Director of Planning in numbers sufficient for distribution to and/or review by appropriate town departments, the Planning Commission and the Town Council.
B. Sketch submission on larger tracts. At the option of the subdivider, a sketch plat may be submitted for residual subdivided parcels in lieu of the preliminary and final plats to ensure that all subdivision and zoning requirements are met on the residual subdivided parcels, provided that the residual subdivided parcel is at least ten (10) acres in size and is at least twice the total area of all primary subdivided parcels in the source tract. Such plats shall be reviewed by the Planning Commission at the time of submission of the preliminary plat for the primary subdivided parcel.
C. Sketch plat review procedures. Sketch plats shall be reviewed administratively by the appropriate town departments, taking into consideration the requirements of the Subdivision and Zoning Ordinances, the arrangement, location and width of streets, the topography of the land, sewage disposal, water supply, drainage and stormwater control, lot sizes and lot arrangement, further development of adjoining lands, the guidelines of the Town Comprehensive Plan and the requirements of other plans and ordinances as adopted by the town. The advice of other officials or consultants may be sought in reviewing a sketch plat. Within ten (10) days of receipt by the Director of Planning, the application shall be reviewed for completeness. If found complete, it shall be immediately forwarded to the appropriate town departments for review. Copies shall be sent to the Planning Commission and the Town Council for informational purposes. If desired by any or all members of the Planning Commission, the sketch plat may be placed on the next agenda of the Planning Commission for their discussion or comment. The reviewing department shall be allotted two (2) weeks for the review of a sketch plat. At the end of the review time, written notice shall be provided to the applicant of any changes or modifications, environmental analyses, plans, development controls or other information that may be required for approval of later subdivision plat submissions. The Planning Commission and/or Town Council may require additional changes or studies at the time of submission and review of the preliminary and/or final plats.
D. Sketch plat submission requirements.
1. The sketch plat of a proposed subdivision shall be clearly and legibly drawn on white paper or on a print of a topographic map of the property at a scale of between one (1) inch equals ten (10) feet and one (1) inch equals one hundred (100) feet.
2. The sketch plat shall include all land in the source tract and that which is in common ownership and contiguous to the source tract.
3. If the sketch plat requires more than one (1) sheet, a key diagram showing relative location of several sections shall be drawn on each sheet.
4. The sketch plat shall contain at least the following information, which shall be shown in accordance with the standard of this chapter, where applicable:
a. The name of the subdivision and the name of the property or other identifying title.
b. The name, address and telephone number of the legal owner or agent of the property. (The application shall be used for providing this information).
c. The names, addresses and telephone numbers of persons responsible for subdivision design, design of improvements and for boundary surveys. (The application form shall be used for providing this information).
d. Tax Map information and the zoning district designation and use of adjoining properties.
e. A display of existing legal rights-of-way or easements affecting the property, including the names and widths of existing streets.
f. Existing covenants on the property, if any.
g. Tract boundaries, accurately labeled.
h. The name of the municipality or municipalities in which the subdivision is located.
i. A North point, scale (written and graphic) and the date.
j. The name(s) of adjoining property owner(s).
k. Significant topographical and physical features (steep slopes, floodplains, watercourses, wooded areas, wetlands, etc.).
l. The proposed general street and lot layout, with approximate dimensions.
m. Approximate location of existing improvements on the property.
n. A vicinity map drawn to a scale of between one (1) inch equals two hundred fifty (250) feet and one (1) inch equals two thousand (2,000) feet, with sufficient information to locate the property in relation to all streets (showing names) and boundaries within one thousand (1,000) feet of all subdivision boundaries.
o. Preliminary proposals for connection with the existing water supply and sanitary sewage systems or alternate means of providing water supply and sanitary waste treatment and disposal and preliminary provisions for collecting and controlling surface water drainage.
p. The approximate location and area of all parcels of land proposed to be set aside for nonresidential use, such as park or playground use or other public use or for the use of the property owners in the proposed subdivision.