City of Belgrade Subdivision Regulations

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SECTION 5: PLAN AND PLAT INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Submittal
  2. Pre-Application Plan
  3. Preliminary Plat
  4. Preliminary Plat Supplements
  5. Final Plat

  1. Submittal. All applications and supplemental material shall be bound in sets ready for distribution. All copies of plats, other maps and/or supplemental material, shall be folded to approximately eight and a half to nine by eleven inch (8 ½” to 9” x 11”) or eight and a half to nine by fourteen (8 ½” to 9” x 14”) in sets ready for distribution.

  2. Pre-Application Plan. The pre-application plan may be a free-hand sketch, legibly drawn, showing approximate boundaries, dimensions, areas and distances. The plan may be drawn directly on a print of a topographic survey required for the preliminary plat and shall include:

    1. Sketch Map: A sketch map showing:

      1. The name of adjoining subdivisions and numbers of adjoining certificates of survey.

      2. Location, name, width and owner of existing roads and easements within the proposed subdivision; within adjacent subdivisions and tracts; and which road provides access from the nearest public road to the proposed subdivision.

      3. Location of any existing structures, including buildings, railroads, power lines, towers, and improvements inside and within one hundred feet (100’) of the proposed subdivision.

      4. Zoning classification within the proposed subdivision and adjacent to it. Proposed zoning for the subdivision if a change is contemplated.

    2. Topographic Features: Topographic features of the proposed subdivision and adjacent tracts land, including:

      1. A current USGS Topographic map at the largest scale available with the subdivision clearly outlined.

      2. Embankments, water courses, drainage channels, areas of seasonal water ponding, areas within the designated floodway, marsh areas, rock outcrops, wooded areas and areas of active faults.

    3. Utilities: The existing and proposed utilities located on and adjacent to the proposed subdivision including:

      1. Location, size, and depth of sanitary and storm sewers, water mains and gas lines.

      2. Location of fire hydrants, electric lines, telephone lines, sewage and water treatment, and storage facilities.

    4. Subdivision Layout: The proposed layout of the subdivision showing the approximate:

      1. Subdivision blocks, tracts, and lots, with numbers, dimensions, and areas for each.

      2. Road location, right-of-way width, and name.

      3. Easement location, width and purpose.

      4. Sites to be dedicated or reserved as park, common open space or other public areas; with boundaries, dimensions and areas.

      5. Sites for commercial centers, churches, schools, industrial areas, condominiums, mobile home parks, and uses other than single family residences.

    5. Development Plan: An overall development plan indicating future development of the remainder of the tract if the tract is to be developed in phases.

    6. Name and Location: A title block indicating the proposed name, quarter-section, township, range, principal meridian, and county of subdivision.

    7. Notations: Scale, north arrow, name and addresses of owners and subdividers and date of preparation.

    8. Variances: A list of variance requests which will be submitted with the application for preliminary plat approval.

  3. Preliminary Plat. The preliminary plat shall be legibly drawn at the horizontal scale of not less than two hundred feet (200’) to the inch; and may show approximate boundaries, dimensions, distances and areas, unless specifically noted. The plat shall be on one or more sheets of twenty inches by thirty-six inches (24” x 36”). Where accurate information is required, surveying and engineering data shall be prepared under the supervision of a registered engineer or registered land surveyor as their respective licensing laws allow. The plat submittal shall include the following:

    1. Pre-application Information: All information required with the pre-application plan.

    2. Subdivision Information: Name and location of the subdivision, scale, scale bar, north arrow, date of preparation, lots and blocks (designated by number or letter), and the dimensions and area of each lot.

    3. Roads and Grades: All roads, alleys, avenues, highways, and easements and the width of the rights-of-way, grades and curvature of each; existing and proposed road names, and proposed location of intersections for any subdivision requiring access to arterial or collector highways.

    4. Adjoining Subdivisions: The names of adjoining platted subdivisions and numbers of adjoining certificates of survey.

    5. Perimeter Survey: An approximate survey of the exterior boundaries of the platted tract with bearings, distances, and curve data indicated outside of the boundary lines. When the plat is bounded by an irregular shoreline or a body of water, the bearings and distances of a closing meander traverse shall be given.

    6. Section Corner: The approximate location of all section corners or legal subdivision corners of sections pertinent to the subdivision boundary.

    7. Contours: Ground contours shall be provided for the tract according to the following requirements:

      Where average slope is: Contour intervals shall be:
      Under 10% 2 feet (If lots are over one acre in size, 5 feet intervals may be used.)
      Between 10% and 15% 5 feet
      Between 15% and 25% 10 feet
      25% or greater a reasonable contour for the lot sizes

    8. Phased Improvements: If the improvements required are to be completed in phases after the final plat is filed, the approximate area of each phase shall be shown on the plat.

  4. Preliminary Plat Supplements. The following supplemental information shall be submitted with the preliminary plat.

    1. Environmental Assessment, Community Impact and Flood Hazard Evaluation: To be submitted as required in these regulations.

    2. Area Map: A map showing all adjacent sections of land, subdivision, certificates of survey, and roads.

    3. Subdivision Map: Map of entire subdivision on either an eight and a half by eleven inch (8 1/2" x 11") or an eleven by seventeen inch (11" x 17" sheet).

    4. Variances: A written statement describing the requested variance(s) and the facts of hardship upon which the request is based.

    5. Property Owners: Certified list of adjoining property owners and addresses, and property description. List of adjoining property owners and addresses on self adhesive address labels; one list for first minor subdivisions and three lists for all other subdivisions. Including those across public rights-of-way and/or easements.

    6. Documents and Certificates: Draft or copy of the following documents and certificates to be printed on or accompany the preliminary plat.

      1. Covenants, restrictions and Articles of Incorporation for the homeowners’ association.

      2. Encroachment permits or a letter indicating intention to issue a permit where new roads, easements, rights-of way or driveways intersect state, county, or city highways or roads.

      3. A letter of approval from the Council or other appropriate authority where a zoning change is necessary.

      4. A draft of such other appropriate certificates.

      5. Provision for maintenance of all roads (including emergency access), parks, and other required improvements.

      6. Drafts of public improvements agreement and guarantee.

    7. Profile sheets for road grades greater than five percent (5%).

    8. Completed preliminary plat application form.

    9. The required fee according to the fee schedule in these regulations

    10. A Noxious Weed Management and Revegetation Plan approved by the Weed Control District for control of noxious weeds upon preliminary plat approval and during the construction of improvements. Prior to final plat approval, a Memorandum of Understanding shall be entered into by the Weed Control District and the Subdivider.

  5. Final Plat.

    1. A final subdivision plat may not be approved by the Council nor filed by the Clerk and Recorder unless all conditions of preliminary plat aproval and all subdivision regulations as required by the Council have been met. This shall include the Treasurer’s certificate that all real property taxes and special assessments assessed and levied on the land to be subdivided have been paid.

    2. A final subdivision plat may not be approved by the Council nor filed by the Clerk and Recorder unless it complies with the following UNIFORM STANDARDS FOR FINAL SUBDIVISION PLATS requirements:

      1. Final subdivision plats shall be legibly drawn with permanent ink or printed or reproduced by a process guaranteeing a permanent record and shall be twenty-four inches by thirty-six inches (24” x 36”) overall to include a one and one half inch (1½”) margin on the binding side.

      2. One signed cloth-backed or opaque mylar copy and one signed reproducible copy on a stable based polyester film or equivalent shall be submitted.

      3. Whenever more than one sheet must be used to accurately portray the land subdivided, each sheet must show the number of that sheet and the total number of sheets included. All certifications shall be shown or referenced on one sheet.

      4. Changes to a filed subdivision plat must be filed with the Clerk and Recorder as an amended plat. An amended plat may not be filed unless it meets the filing requirements for a final subdivision plat specified in these rules, except that approval by the Council is not required where waived by Section 76-3-207(1) MCA, for relocation of common boundary lines or aggregation of five or fewer lots.

    3. The final plat submitted for approval shall show or contain on its face or on separate sheets referenced on the plat:

      1. A title block indicating the quarter-section(s), section, township, range, principal meridian, and county of the subdivision. The title of the plat shall contain the words "plat" and "subdivision".

      2. Name(s) of the owner(s) of the land surveyed and the name(s) of any adjoining platted subdivision and numbers of any adjoining certificates of survey previously recorded and ties thereto.

      3. North point.

      4. Scale bar (scale shall be sufficient to legibly represent the required data on the plat submitted for filing).

      5. All monuments found, set, reset, replaced, or removed describing their kind, size, location and giving other data relating thereto.

      6. Witness monuments, basis of bearing, bearings and lengths of lines.

      7. The bearings, distances and curve data of all perimeter boundary lines shall be indicated. When the subdivision is bounded by an irregular shoreline or body of water, the bearings and distances of a meander traverse shall be given.

      8. Data on all curves sufficient to enable the re-establishment of the curves on the ground. The data shall include:

        (1) Radius of curve.
        (2) Arch length.
        (3) Notation of non-tangent curves.

      9. Lengths of all lines shall be shown to at least tenths of a foot, and all angles and bearings shown to at least the nearest minute.

      10. The location of all section corners or legal subdivision corners of sections pertinent to the subdivision boundary.

      11. All lots and blocks in the subdivision, designated by number or letter, the dimensions of each lot and block, the area of each lot, and the total acreage of all lots. (Excepted parcels shall be marked "Not Included in this subdivision" or “Not included in this plat," as appropriate, and the boundary completely indicated by bearings and distances.)

      12. All streets, alleys, avenues, roads and highways; their widths, bearings; the width and purpose of all rights-of-way; and the names of all streets, roads and highways.

      13. The location, dimensions and areas of all parks, common areas, and all other grounds dedicated for public use.

      14. Acreage of the subdivision, gross and net.

      15. A metes and bounds legal description of the perimeter boundary of the tract surveyed.

      16. All monuments to be of record must be adequately described and clearly identified on the plat. Where additional monuments are to be set subsequent to the filing of the plat, the location of such additional monuments shall be shown by a distinct symbol noted on the plat. All monuments or other evidence found during retracements that would influence the positions of any corner or boundary indicated on the plat must be clearly shown.

      17. The signature and seal of the registered land surveyor responsible for the survey. The affixing of his seal constitutes a certification by the surveyor that the final plat has been prepared in conformance with the Act (sections 76-3-101 through 76-3-625, MCA) and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

      18. Memorandum of oaths administered pursuant to Section 76-3-405 MCA.

      19. Certification by the Council that the final subdivision plat is approved, except where the plat shows changes to a filed subdivision plat which are exempt from local government review under Section 76-3-207(1) MCA. Where an amended plat qualifies for such a waiver the plat must contain a statement that pursuant to Section 76-3-207(1) MCA, approval by the Council is not required for relocation of common boundary lines or for aggregation of lots.

    4. The following original documents shall be on the face of the approved final plat when filed with the Clerk and Recorder. All documents shall be properly notarized or sealed where applicable.

      1. Certification of dedication of roads, parks or playgrounds, or other public improvements, or of cash donation in lieu of dedication, when applicable.

      2. Certification by the subdivider indicating which required public improvements have been installed and any subdivision improvements agreement securing the future construction of any additional public improvements to be installed.

      3. Certification by the Council expressly accepting any dedicated land and improvements. Acceptance of dedication shall be ineffective without such certification.

      4. Certification of examining land surveyor where applicable.

      5. Treasurer’s certificate that all real property taxes and special assessments assessed and levied on the land to be subdivided have been paid.

    5. The following original documents shall accompany and be recorded with the approved final plat when filed with the Clerk and Recorder. All documents shall be properly notarized or sealed where applicable.

      1. Certification by a licensed title abstractor showing the names of the owners of record of land to be subdivided and the names of any lien holders or claimants of record against the land. Certificate shall be accompanied by City Attorney’s certificate.

      2. Covenants or deed restrictions required by the Council.

      3. Certification by the MDEQ that it has approved the plans and specifications for sanitary facilities when required.

      4. Articles of incorporation and by-laws for any property owners' association.