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FINAL PLAT REQUIREMENTS

 

1)      Technical Requirements for Final Plats.

 

a)      General. A Final Plat shall be prepared by a land surveyor registered in the State of Wisconsin, shall be required for all subdivisions, shall comply in all respects with the requirements of Chapter 236 of the Wisconsin State Statutes, shall comply with the design standards set forth in Section 6.10 of this Ordinance, shall be provided digitally by Electronic Mail, on Compact Disc in an AutoCAD readable format, shall be prepared on reproducible paper of good quality at a scale of not more than one hundred (100) feet to the inch, shall be provided on reproducible paper of good quality at a scale suitable to a ledger paper size, and the Final Plat shall show correctly on its face, in addition to the information required by Sections 236.20 of the Wisconsin State Statutes, the following:

 

1)      Title or name under which the proposed subdivision is to be recorded. Such title shall not be the same or similar to a previously recorded plat, unless the plat is an addition by the same owner to a previously recorded plat and is so stated on the plat;

 

2)      Property location of the proposed subdivision by government lot, quarter section, township, range, county, and state;

 

3)      Date, scale, and north arrow;

 

4)      Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the owner, Subdivider, and land surveyor preparing the plat; and

 

5)      General location sketch showing the location of the subdivision within the U.S. Public Land Survey section oriented on the sheet in the same direction as the main drawing.

 

b)      Plat Data. All Final Plats shall show the following:

 

1)      Corporate limit lines within the exterior boundaries of the plat or immediately adjacent thereto.

 

2)      Locations of all existing property boundary lines, structures, including the use and setback dimensions to existing and/or proposed property lines, drives, lakes, streams and water courses, marshes, wetlands, rock outcrops, wooded areas, railroad tracks and other significant features within the tract being subdivided or immediately adjacent thereto. Delineation of all wetlands, shoreland/wetlands, isolated natural areas and primary environmental corridors shall be based on field staking by an agency or firm certified to make such delineation by the Federal Government or the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

 

3)      Exact street width along the line of any obliquely intersecting street.

 

4)      Railroad rights-of-way within and abutting the plat.

 

5)      Exact length, width, bearing, and purpose of utility and/or drainage easements.

 

6)      All lands reserved for future public dedication or reserved for the common use of property owners within the Plat. If property reserved for common use is located within the subdivision, provisions and plans for its use and maintenance shall be submitted with the plat. A note shall be placed on the face of the plat noting ownership and maintenance of all common use areas and that deed restrictions are on file at the County Register of Deeds’ office.

 

7)      A note on the face of the plat noting ownership and maintenance obligations of all drainage swales, easements, retention and detention ponds or other facilities shall be required.

 

8)      Special restrictions required by the Town and any other agency relating to access control along public ways, the provision of planting strips, access restrictions, reservation of wetlands and environmental corridors, more restrictive yard requirements, or special restrictions for environmentally significant lands.

 

9)      Setback or building lines as listed in the Zoning Ordinance.

 

10)  Reference to an established bench mark on USGS datum.

 

11)  Normal and high-water elevation of all ponds, streams, lakes, flowages and wetlands within the exterior boundaries of the plat or located within one hundred (100) feet therefrom, all based on the verified datum plan of the USGS.

 

12)  Floodland and shoreland boundaries and the contour line lying a vertical distance of two (2) feet above the elevation of the one hundred (100) year recurrence interval flood.

 

13)  Abutting street lines of adjoining plats shown in their proper location by dotted lines. The width of these streets shall be given and the names of adjoining streets underscored by a dotted line.

 

14)  The lines of adjoining subdivisions or parcels shall be shown in dotted lines and the names of subdivision or owners of parcels underscored by a dotted line.

 

15)  All monuments erected, corners and other points.

 

16)  The exterior boundaries of the land surveyed with exact length and bearings. When such lines are between a curve and its tangent, the line shown shall be that between the tangent and the main chord of the curve. When between curves of different radii, the line shown shall be that between the main chords.

 

17)  The boundary lines delineating all blocks with exact lengths and bearings. When such lines are between a curve and its tangent, the line shown shall be that between the tangent and the main chord of the curve. When between curves of different radii, the line shown shall be that between the main chords. All blocks shall be num­bered consecutively. The blocks in numbered additions shall be numbered consecutively through the several additions.

 

18)  Lot lines and their exact lengths and bearings, except that when the lines in any tier of lots are parallel, it shall be sufficient to mark the bearings of the outer lines in one (1) tier thereof. All lots in each block shall be consecutively numbered and lot square footage shall be shown.

19)  Exact length, width, and bearing of all proposed alleys, public ways, railroad, and utility rights-of-way, and all section and quarter section lines within the exterior boundaries of the plat or immediately adjacent thereto.

 

20)  The boundary lines with exact lengths and bearings and widths of all streets, and street centerlines. When a street is on a circular curve, the main chord of the centerline shall be drawn as a dotted line in its proper place and the following shall be noted either on it or in an adjoining table: the bearing and length, the radius of the circle of which the curve is a part, and the central angle subtended.  The lot lines on the street sides may be shown in the same manner or by bearings and distances. When a circular curve of thirty (30) foot radius or less is used to round off the intersection between two (2) straight lines, it shall be tangent to both straight lines. It shall be sufficient to show on the plat the radius of the curve and the tangent distance from the points of curvature to the point of intersection of the straight lines. The name of each street in the plat shall be printed thereon in prominent letters.

 

21)  Meander lines if a subdivision borders a lake or stream shore, the distances and bearings of a meander line shall be shown. The meander lines shall not be established less than twenty (20) feet back from the ordinary high water mark of the lake or from the bank of the stream.

 

22)  Location, including exact dimension, bearing, and size, of any sites to be reserved or dedicated for parks, playgrounds, drainage ways, or other public use, or which are to be used for group housing, retail centers, church sites or other non-public uses not requiring platting.

 

23)  Any proposed lake or stream alterations, modifications, improvements, or relocations.

 

24)  When vision corners are required, they shall be dedicated and not by easement.

 

25)  Where the Plan Commission, Community Development Director or Town Engineer finds that additional information is required relative to a particular problem presented by the proposed subdivision in review of the Final Plat, they shall have the authority to request in writing such information from the Subdivider.

 

c)      Property Owners Association. The legal instruments creating a property owners association for the ownership and/or maintenance of common lands in the subdivision shall be filed with the Final Plat.

 

d)      Surveying and Monumenting. All Final Plats shall meet all the surveying and monumenting requirements of Section 236.15, Wisconsin State Statutes. In addition, metal fence posts shall be placed next to all monuments within the plat.

 

e)      Wisconsin Coordinate System. All Final Plats shall comply in all respects with the requirements of Chapter 236.18 of the Wisconsin State Statutes, referenced to the Winnebago County Coordinate System NAD83, 1991 corrected, south zone 4803.

 

f)        Certificates. All Final Plats shall provide all the certificates required by Section 236.21, Wisconsin State Statutes, and in addition, the surveyor shall certify that he or she has fully complied with all the provisions of this ordinance, as follows:

 

1)      Surveyor’s certificate of compliance with statute.

(a)    A clear and concise description of the land surveyed, divided and mapped.

2)      Owner’s certificate.

3)      Certificate of taxes paid.

4)      Approval certification of the various approving authorities.

5)      Town Clerk’s certification that the Plat has been submitted as required by law.

 

g)      Recordation. The Final Plat shall only be recorded with the County Register of Deeds after the certificates of the Wisconsin Department of Administration, of the Town Board, of the surveyor, and those certificates required by Section 236.21 of the Wisconsin State Statues are placed on the plat. The plat shall be recorded within six (6) months of its approval by the Town Board. Failure to record said Final Plat within six (6) months of its approval by the Town Board requires the Subdivider to have to recommence the entire procedure for Final Plat approval.

 

h)      Filing of True Copy of Plat.  The Subdivider shall file five (5) copies of the recorded Final Plat on reproducible paper, plus one (1) digital copy of the Final Plat file in AutoCAD or compatible form on Compact Disc with the Town Clerk. The Town Clerk shall retain one (1) copy of the Final Plat and forward the other four (4) copies, plus the Compact Disc to the following Departments:

 

1)      One (1) copy, plus the Compact Disc to the Department of Community Development.

2)      One (1) copy to the Street Department.

3)      One (1) copy to the Utility District.

4)      One (1) copy to the Assessor’s Office.

 

i)        House Numbers Assigned. The Director of Community Development shall place upon a copy of the Final Plat on each lot shown on said plat the correct legal house number assigned at that lot in conformity with the grid system in effect in the Town.

 

2)      Technical Requirements for Final Drainage Plans.

 

a)      General. A Final Drainage Plan shall be required for all subdivisions and shall be based upon the Final Plat of the subdivision. It shall comply with the design standards set forth in Section 6.10 of this Ordinance, shall be provided digitally by Electronic Mail, on Compact Disc in an AutoCAD readable format, shall be prepared on reproducible paper of good quality at a scale of not more than one hundred (100) feet to the inch, shall be provided on reproducible paper of good quality at a scale suitable to a ledger paper size, and shall show correctly on its face the following information:

 

1)      The words “Final Drainage Plan” clearly indicated on the plan;

2)      The title or name under which the proposed subdivision is to be recorded. Such title shall exactly match that of the Final Plat, or phase thereof, to be recorded;

3)      Property location of the proposed subdivision by government lot, quarter section, township, range, county and state;

4)      Date, written scale, graphic scale and north arrow;

5)      A legend identifying any symbols and conventions appearing on the plan;

6)      Names, addresses and telephone numbers of the owner, Subdivider and party preparing the drainage plan;

7)      General location sketch showing the location of the subdivision within the U.S. Public Land Survey section oriented on the sheet in the same direction as the main drawing.

 

b)      Drainage Plan Data. All Final Drainage Plans shall meet the requirements of the Erosion Control and Stormwater Management Ordinance, Chapter 31 of the Municipal Code, in addition, where the Department of Community Development or Town Engineer finds that it requires additional information relative to a particular problem presented by a proposed development in order to review the drainage plan, it shall have the authority to request in writing such information from the Subdivider.

 

1)      The Subdivider shall include in the deed restrictions/covenants that permanent lawns be established in conformance with the lot drainage plan elevation within one (1) year of initial occupancy of any house.

 

c)      Filing of True Copy of Drainage Plan. The Subdivider shall file five (5) copies of the recorded Drainage Plan on reproducible paper, plus one (1) digital copy of the Drainage Plan file in AutoCAD or compatible form on Compact Disc with the Town Clerk. The Town Clerk shall retain one (1) copy of the Drainage Plan and forward the other four (4) copies, plus the Compact Disc to the following Departments:

d)       

1)      One (1) copy, plus the Compact Disc to the Community Development Department.

2)      One (1) copy to the Street Department.

3)      One (1) copy to the Utility District.

4)       One (1) copy to the Assessor’s Office.