Accessibility Statement

Chapter 16 Article 05 Platting Procedures and Requirements

16-501 Sketch Plat.

A. Prior to the submission of a Sketch Plat as required by these Regulations, the subdivider shall contact the Director of Public Services, City Planner, and Director of Engineering and Operations to discusrations to discuss and determine the procedures and requirements for filing the Sketch Plat and Preliminary and Final Plats.

B. The subdivider shall submit a Sketch Plat along with a Sketch Plat Application Form and Sketch Plat Checklist. Thirty (30) copies of the Sketch Plat shall be submitted by the subdivider. The Sketch Plat shall include property which the developer intends to own or owns and intends to develop within a reasonable time period of five (5) years or less. The property owner(s) of record, if different from the applicant, shall either sign the application or shall be made aware of the proposal via certified letter by the applicant.  A copy of the certified letter and delivery confirmation shall be included as part of the Sketch Plat application materials if the application is not signed. A developer may request the Planning and Zoning Commission to review and determine the amount of property to be included within a Sketch Plat. The Sketch Plat shall include a list of adjacent property owners within 200 feet. The Sketch Plat shall contain the following information:

1. The entire property to be developed now and in the future, must be included in the plan. The Sketch Plat shall indicate the layout of streets and lots, street connections, and the phasing of the development. A drainage plan shall be submitted which adequately illustrates how the 25-year flow will be handled in the subdivision. The drainage plan must indicate how drainage within the Sketch Plat will match up with drainage of adjacent properties. The manner in which each lot will drain must also be shown. Subdivision drainage may be managed with such measures as retaining walls, alleys or easements.

2. Availability of public water and sewer. A plan indicating the proposed location and sizing of water and sewer lines shall be provided.

3. Zoning requirements on the property.

4. Requirements of the Comprehensive Plan for land use, arterial and collector streets, schools, parks, and other public open space.

5. The location and extent of any floodplains.
 
(Ord. 2012-04, 3/20/12)

C. After receipt of the Sketch Plat, the Planning Department shall submit copies to the appropriate agencies and officials for their review and comment. At a minimum, copies of the Sketch Plat shall be referred to:

1. Director of Engineering and Operations

2. All utilities and special districts

3. Water Department

4. Fire Department

5. Police Department

6. Park and Recreation Director

7. Building Inspection Department

Agencies receiving review copies of the Sketch Plat shall submit their comments within 10 days.

D. After receipt of the Sketch Plat, the Planning Department shall schedule the plan for review and consideration at the next regular meeting of the Planning and Zoning commission which occurs after 23 days from the date which the plat was submitted.

E. At least seven (7) days prior to the date of the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at which the Sketch Plat is to be reviewed, the Planning Department shall, from information provided by the subdivider as part of the Sketch Plat submittal, notify the owners of property within 200 feet of the proposed subdivision of the time and date of the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

F. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall review the Sketch Plat at a public meeting. The purpose of the Sketch Plat procedure is to determine any problems with the proposed development before expenses are incurred in the preparation of a Preliminary Plat. No official action is required of the Planning Department or other agencies other than to offer appropriate comments on the proposal.

G. The Planning Commission shall provide the subdivider, in writing, within ten (10) days from the date of the review, all comments received from the public, agencies, staff and the Commission.

(98-05, Amended, 06/16/1998; 97-01, Amended, 02/04/1997; Ord. No. 2007-05, 3/06/2007)

16-502 Preliminary Plat.

(A) Following receipt of the written Sketch Plat comments, a Preliminary Plat may be prepared and submitted. The Preliminary Plat shall be submitted a minimum of twenty-three (23) days prior to the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at which it will be considered. The Preliminary Plat shall substantially conform to the Sketch Plat. The Preliminary Plat shall consist of a drawing, prepared and certified to its accuracy by a registered land surveyor licensed in the State of Wyoming, and accompanying materials and information as required by these regulations. The subdivider shall also submit a Preliminary Plat Application Form and Preliminary Plat Checklist. The application form shall be signed by all property owners of record of all property located fully or partially within the boundaries of said Preliminary Plat. Thirty (30) copies of the Preliminary Plat shall be submitted by the subdivider. If the Preliminary Plat is submitted on a sheet larger than 11" x 17", one reduced copy no larger than 11" x 17" shall also be submitted in addition to the thirty full size copies. Within three (3) working days of the submittal, the Planning Department shall review the application for conformance with the Preliminary Plat submittal requirements. If the application does not conform to the submittal requirements, the application will be deemed as incomplete, the subdivider will be notified and the application will be returned. (Ord. No. 9210, 5-5-92; Ord. 2012-04, 3/20/12; Ord. 2014-05, 4/15/14).

(B) The Preliminary P The Preliminary Plat drawing shall be prepared at a scale of 1" = 100' or larger for subdivisions where the majority of lots are less than five (5) acres in size. The scale may be reduced to 1" = 200' for subdivisions in which the minimum lot size is five (5) acres or more. The face of the drawing shall contain the following information:

1. The name of the subdivision. The name shall not duplicate or too closely resemble the name of any subdivision previously filed in the County.

2. Date of preparation, scale and North arrow. The top of each sheet shall represent North wherever possible.

3. A vicinity map drawn at a scale of 1" = 1,000' or 1" = 2,000', showing the location of the proposed subdivision in the City and its relationship to surrounding development.

4. The names, addresses, and phone numbers of the developer or subdivider, and the individual or firm responsible for the preparation of the Preliminary Plat.

5. A legal description of the subdivision boundary.

6. The boundary lines of the subdivision in a heavy, solid line and referenced to section or quarter (1/4) section 1`nes.

7. A description of all monuments, both found and set, which mark the boundary of the subdivision, and a description of all control monuments used in the survey.

8. Existing contours at a maximum interval of two (2) feet unless waived by the City Engineer.

9. General location and extent of any significant natural features such as streams or drainage ways.

10. Floodplains as delineated on maps provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

11. Location, dimensions, and names of existing roads, streets, alleys, railroad rights-of-way and structures within one hundred (100) feet immediately adjacent showing how they relate to the proposed subdivision layout.

12. Location, size, and grades of existing sanitary and storm sewers and location and size of water mains, gas lines, pipelines, or other underground utilities or installations within the proposed subdivision or within one hundred (100) feet immediately adjacent thereto.

13. Location and dimensions of all easements of record.

14. Existing zoning and land use of proposed subdivision and immediately adjacent areas.

15. Location and width of proposed water and sewer lines, fire hydrants, streets, alleys, pedestrian ways, easements and all necessary appurtenances.

16. Layout, numbers and approximate dimensions of proposed lots and blocks. Do not number blocks; number lots consecutively. (Ord. No. 84-9, 7-84)

17. Location, dimension and size in acres of all sites proposed to be used for commercial, industrial, multi-family residential, public or quasi-public use with the use noted.

18. A summary of the total number of acres, number of lots, acreage of commercial or industrial areas, acreage of open space, amount of land in rights-of-way and other descriptive material useful in reviewing the proposed subdivision.

19. The drainage plan for each lot must be shown. Arrows indicating the direction of drainage, along with any easements or retaining wall structures must be included.

(C) The following information and material shall be a part of any Preliminary Plat submittal and shall accompany the Preliminary Plat drawing:

1. Payment of the total amount of the Preliminary Plat fee.

2. A statement explaining the design and function of the water system, sewage system, paving, sidewalk, drainage systems, their compatibility with existing systems and the timing and/or phasing of installation.

3. A statement describing the development and maintenance responsibility for any private streets, ways or open space.

4. The recommendations of a qualified professional engineer or the affected Soil conservation District regarding soil suitability, erosion control, sedimentation and flooding problems.

5. A description of the phasing and scheduling of phases for the development if the Final Plat is to be submitted in separate phases. The subdivision shall be constructed in the order in which the phases are numbered.

6. A petition for annexation to the City of Rock Springs if the land to be subdivided is contiguous to, either itself or as part of a larger tract, the boundaries of the City.

7. An application for appropriate City zoning for the subdivided area if the area is to be annexed or if the existing zoning district does not allow the type of use proposed.

8. The names and addresses of all owners of subdivided lots and unplattd lots and unplatted land contiguous to or within two hundred (200) feet of the boundary of the proposed subdivision.

9. A subdivision application on the standard forms provided.

10. A completed Preliminary Plat check list on the standard forms provided.

(D) The Preliminary Plat shall be reviewed by applicable City Agencies and Utility Companies. For review purposes, at a minimum, copies of the Preliminary Plat shall be referred to:

1. Director of Engineering and Operations

2. All utilities and special districts

3. Water Department

4. Fire Department

5. Police Department

6. Parks and Recreation Director

7. Building Inspection Director

(E) Agencies receiving referral copies of the Preliminary Plat should return written comments on the Plat to the Planning Department within ten (10) days after receipt of the Plat. Agencies may also present comments on the Plat at the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at which the Plat is considered.

(F) Upon receipt of all agency comments, or at the end of the ten (10) day period, the Planning Department will summarize the agency comments, add written comments and recommendations from the Department itself, and present the material and recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Commission for its consideration.

(G) At least seven (7) days prior to the date of the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at which the Plat is to be considered, the Planning Department shall, from information provided by the subdivider as a part of his Preliminary Plat submittal, notify the owners of subdivided lots and owners of unplatted land within two hundred (200) feet of the boundaries of the proposed subdivision of the time and date of the meeting.

(H) The subdivider, or duly authorized representative, shall attend the Commission meeting at which his proposal is scheduled for consideration.

(I) The Planning and Zoning Commission shall review the Preliminary Plat in a public hearing. A notice of the time, date, place and purpose of the hearing shall be published in the official newspaper of the City of Rock Springs at least fifteen (15) days prior to the date of the hearing. In its deliberations on the Preliminary Plat, the Commission shall consider oral or written statements from the applicant, the public, City Staff, and the Commission. The Commission may recommend approval, conditional approval, disapproval, or may table the Preliminary Plat. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall notify the City Council in writing of its recommendation. Approval of a Preliminary Plat by the Planning and Zoning Commission shall remain effective for twelve (12) calendar months, from the date of approval. A Preliminary Plat which has not received approval of the City Council within twelve (12) calendar months following Planning and Zoning Commission approval shall, be subject to the requirements of Section 16-502(I). The petitioner may submit to the Planning Commission a written request for a six (6) month extension. (Ord. No. 92-18, 8-4-92).

(J) The City Council shall hold a public hearing on the Preliminary Plat. A notice of the time, date, place and purpose of the hearing shall be published in the official newspaper of the City of Rock Springs at least fifteen (15) days prior to the date of the hearing. In its deliberations on the Preliminary Plat, the Council shall consider oral or written statements from the subdivider, the public, City staff, and its own members. The City Council may approve, deny, or table the Preliminary Plat. Upon approval of the Preliminary Plat, a 24" x 36" mylar shall be submitted to the City. Approval of a Preliminary Plat by the City Council shall remain effective for eighteen (18) calendar months, from the date of approval. The subdivider may apply in writing for, and the Council may for cause shown, grant a six (6) month extension. If a final Plat has not been submitted within this specified period on all or a portion of the land area included in the Preliminary Plat, a Preliminary Plat must again be submitted for approval. In a phased development, any land area for which a Preliminary Plat has been approved and for which a Final Plat has not been submitted within sixty (60) months from the date of the approval of the Preliminary Plat, shall not be allowed to proceed with final platting until a new Preliminary Plat is submitted and approved.

(98-05, Amended, 06/16/1998; 97-01, Amended, 02/04/1997, Ord. No. 2007-05, 02/06/2007)

16-503 Final Plat.

(A) Following approval of the Preliminary Plat, a Final Plat may be prepared and submitted. The Final Plat shall be submitted a minimum of seventeen (17) days prior to the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at which it will be considered. The Final Plat shall be prepared and certified to its accuracy by a registered land surveyor licensed in the State of Wyoming. The Final Plat and required supporting material shall conform to the design and engineering standards set forth in these regulations and to any conditions of approval specified by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council. The Final Plat shall conform with the Preliminary Plat. The subdivider shall also submit a Final Plat Application Form and Final Plat Checklist. Thirty (30) copies of the Final Plat shall be submitted by the subdivider. One reduced copy no larger than 11" x 17" shall also be submitted in addition to the thirty full size copies. Within three (3) working days of submittal, the Planning Department shall review the application for conformance with the Final Plat submittal requirements. If the application does not conform to the submittal requirements, the application will be deemed as incomplete, the subdivider will be notified and the application will be returned.

(B) Final platting may be accomplished in stages covering reasonable portions of the area of an approved Preliminary Plat. When this is done, each sheet of the Final Plat shall contain a vicinity map showing the location of the portion being submitted in relationship to the area for which the Preliminary Plat was submitted. All Final Plats so submitted shall be of the same scale, shall have identical titles, legends and other information, and shall have match lines so that mosaics of the entire subdivision can be developed. Each stage of the subdivision shall be as nearly self-sustaining and complete as possible and shall by itself, or in conjunction with previous stages, meet the design standards set forth in these regulations so that if development of the entire subdivision is interrupted or discontinued after one or more stages is completed, a viable development will result. The subdivision shall be constructed in the order in which the phases are numbered. Altering the phasing of the subdivision shall require resubmittal and approval of a new Preliminary Plat

(C) The final Plat shall be clearly and legibly drawn in black, waterproof india ink upon tracing linen, mylar of .004 inch in thickness (minimum) or some similar stable base material. Required affidavits, certificates and acknowledgments shall be legibly printed on the Plat in opaque ink. The sheet size of all Final Plats shall be 24" high by 36" wide. Information on th Information on the Plat shall be so positioned that a 1 1/2" margin is left on the three remaining sides. The scale may be reduced to 1" = 200' for subdivisions in which the minimum lot size is five (5) acres or more. Each sheet of the Final Plat shall be numbered and the total number of sheets comprising the plat shall be stated on each sheet (for example: Sheet 2 of 4). The relationship of one sheet to the other shall be shown by key maps and by match lines.

(D) A mylar copy of the Final Plat must be submitted to the Planning Department. (Ord. No. 92-10, 5-5-92).

(E) The submitted Final Plat shall contain the notarized signatures of the owner or owners, mortgagees, or others with an equitable or legal interest in the land of whatever nature and the signature of the registered land surveyor. In addition, the mortgagees, if any, shall provide the City with a letter confirming that they are aware of the subdivision and concur with the subdivision filing.

(F) All Final Plats shall include the following information on the face of the Plat:

1. The name of the subdivision at the top center of each sheet.

2. General location of the subdivision by section, township, range, county, and state, entered under the name of the subdivision.

3. North arrow, date, and scale.

4. Boundary lines of the subdivision in a heavy solid line.

5. Legal description of the subdivision boundary based on an accurate traverse, giving bearing and linear dimensions that result in a maximum allowable error of closure of one (1) part in ten thousand (10,000).

6. The location and description of the point of beginning and its proper reference to the monumented boundary survey.

7. Location and description of all monuments.

8. Bearings, distances, and curve data of all perimeter boundary lines indicated outside of the boundary lines.

9. On curved boundaries and on all curves within the Plat, sufficient data to allow the reestablishment of the curves on the ground.

10. The location and layout of lots, blocks, tracts, streets, alleys, easements, and other public grounds within and immediately adjoining the Plat, with accurate dimensions in feet and one-hundredths of feet (1/100), bearings, curve data, length of radii and/or arcs of all curves.

11. Drainage easements and drainage detention areas, clearly labeled as such and a note indicating the ownership and maintenance responsibility of the drainage easements and drainage detention areas.

12. The names of all streets.

13. All lots logically and consecutively numbered in the center of the lot.

14. All dimensions shown on irregularly shaped lots.

15. Parcels completely or partially surrounded by the area being subdivided shall be clearly marked "EXCEPTED," and the common boundary with the subdivision shown in a heavy solid line with bearings and distances.

16. A notation of the total acreage of the subdivision , the total number of lots, and a breakdown of total acreage for street right-of-ways, parkland, open space, drainage detention or other public areas.

17. A notarized certificate by all parties having any titled interest in or lien upon the land, consenting to the recording of the Plat and dedicating public ways, grounds, and easements. All signatures shall be in permanent, black ink. The certificate shall read:

CERTIFICATE OF DEDICATION

Know all men by these presents that the undersigned (official name of the subdivider), being the owner, proprietor, or parties of interest in the land shown in this plat, do hereby certify:

That the foregoing plat designated as (name of subdivision or addition), is located in (Section, Township, Range, City, County, State), and is more particularly described as follows:

(Insert full legal description)

and contains an area of ___ acres, more or less, and that this subdivision, as it is described and as it appears on this plat, is made with the free consent and in accordance with the desires of the undersigned owner(s) and proprietor(s), and that this is a correct plat of the area as it is divided into lots, blocks, streets and easements, and that the undersigned owner(s) of the land shown and described on this plat does (do) hereby dedicate to the City of Rock Springs and its licensees for perpetual public use all streets, alleys, easements for the purposes designated and other lands within the boundary lines of the plat as indicted and not otherwise dedicated for public use.

(Individuals, where applicable, should add:) All rights under and by virtue of the homestead exemption laws of the State of Wyoming are hereby waived and released.

Executed this __ day of _____ , A.D.,

20___, by:

(Designation of interest: owner, mortgagee,

etc.)

STATE OF WYOMING )

) SS.

SWEETWATER COUNTY )

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged

before me this ____ day of _____, A.D.,

20_____, by:

as a free and voluntary act and deed.

Witness my hand and official seal.

My commission expires:

Notary Public

On plats containing mortgagees, add:

The undersigned _______(name of Mortgagee)_________________, hereinafter MORTGAGEE, holds a mortgage in and to the property embraced by this subdivision plat, which mortgage was filed with the Clerk of Sweetwater County and Ex-Officio Recorder of Deeds at Book _________, Page ____________. MORTGAGEE, by his signature on this plat, consents to the dedication made herein and specifically releases all streets, alleys, parks, easements, open spaces and other areas dedicated to the City of Rock Springs for public use, as listed and described on this plat from the aforementioned mortgage.

18. Certificate of a registered land surveyor as follows:

I, do hereby certify that I am a registered land surveyor licensed under the laws of the State of Wyoming, that this plat is a true, correct, and complete plat of (Subdivision Name) as laid out, platted, dedicated, and shown hereon, that such plat was made from an accurate survey of said property by me and under my supervision and correctly shows the location and dimensions of the lots, easements, and streets of said subdivision as the same are staked upon the ground in compliance with the City of Rock Springs' regulations governing the subdivision of land to an accuracy of one (1) part in ten thousand (10,000).

DATE

(Registered Land Surveyor)

No.

STATE OF WYOMING )

) SS.

SWEETWATER COUNTY )

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this __ day of _____, A.D., 20 , by:

as a free and voluntary act and deed.

Witness my hand and official seal.

My commission expires:

Notary Public

19. Certificate of review of the Department of Engineering and Operations as follows:

Data on this plat reviewed this ___ day of A.D., 20 by a Licensed Professional Engineer on behalf of the Department of Engineering and Operations of the City of Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Licensed Professional Engineer

20. Certificate of approval by the City of Rock Springs Planning and Zoning commission as follows:

This plat approved by the City of Rock Springs Planning and Zoning Commission

this __ day of ______, A.D., 20__.

Chairman

Attest:

Secretary

21. Certificate of acceptance and approval by the City Council of the City of Rock Springs as follows:

Approved by the City Council of the City of Rock Springs, Wyoming, this ___ day of , A.D., 20__.

Mayor

Attest:

City Clerk

22. Certificate for recording by the County Clerk and Recorder as follows:

This plat was filed for record in the Office of the Clerk and Recorder at o'clock .m., 20 , and is duly recorded in the Book of Plats, Page No. _______.

County Clerk

23. When the plat of a subdivision or resubdivision intends to vacate an existing easement, the location of the easement shall be shown on the plat with a notation that it is being vacated by the plat. In the case of a resubdivision of an existing subdivision or portion of a subdivision, the following declaration shall appear above the Mayor's signature or below the title:

DECLARATION VACATING PREVIOUS PLATTING:

This plat is the resubdivision of (subdivision or portion of subdivision being resubdivided), as recorded in the Book of Plats, Page _______, of the records of the Sweetwater County Clerk. All earlier plats or portions thereof, encompassed by the boundaries of this plat are hereby vacated.

24. On plats containing drainage easements, add:

Maintenance and upkeep of drainage easements will be the responsibility of the individual lot owner. Fences, walls or footings that would impede drainage flows within those drainage easements and regarding of drainage easements shall not be permitted.

25. Floodplain.

If a subdivision lies within a one hundred (100) year flood plain, the following statement shall appear on the face of the final plat and all contracts and agreements relating to the subdivision: "THIS SUBDIVISION IS (OR THE FOLLOWING LOTS ARE) LOCATED IN THE ONE HUNDRED YEAR FLOOD PLAIN AS DEFINED BY THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY."

26. Mined Areas.

If a subdivision lies over a known mined area, the following statement shall appear on the face of the final plat and all contracts and agreements relating to the subdivision: "THIS SUBDIVISION OR (OR THE FOLLOWING LOTS ARE) LOCATED OVER KNOWN MINED AREAS."

(Ord. No. 84-9, 7-84)

(G) The Final Plat shall be accompanied by the total amount of the Final Plat fee and the following supporting documentation:

1. A Final Plat Application and Final Plat Checklist on standard dorms provided.

2. Two (2) copies of the Drainage Report.

A Drainage Report for the site in question and all pertinent offsite areas shall be prepared by a licensed engineer or hydrologist. The report shall examine one hundred (100) year storm flows (Q 100's), the one hundred (100) year high-water mark of any river, creek, arroyo, gully, diversion ditch, spillway, reservoir, etc., that may in any way effect the project area, along with the depth of flow for one hundred (100) ;year runoff. The watershed in all off-site areas shall be considered fully developed. Intensities shall be for this area's one (1) hour one hundred (100) year term based upon two (2) inches per hour. Time of Concentration (TC) used in the study providing for "C" to be 0.5 or greater and the overlot flow time to gutter to be eight (8) minutes unless adequate evidence is provided to the contrary. A certificate shall be provided, signed, and sealed by a Registered Professional Engineer that all drainage facilities, including on site drainage facilities that convey any off site storm flows, utilizing gutters and streets, are designed and sized to handle one hundred percent (100%) of the Q 100 runoff.

3. Two (2) copies of the Soils Report.

A Soils Report for the site in question and all pertinent off-site areas shall be prepared by a licensed engineer or soil scientist. The report shall indicate the type and location of soils using the Unified Soil Classification System, shall contain drill logs and swell consolidation curves, and shall contain a discussion of any present or potential hazards, including mine subsidence, associated with soils on the site along with measures which could be taken to mitigate such hazards. In addition the Soils Report shall contain recommendations on subsurface area drains and peripheral drains, foundation design, erosion control measures and surface drainage. Minimum protective slopes away from buildings shall be specified and a typical section of peripheral drain shall be shown with the upper end invert a minimum of six (6") inches below finished grade basement floor, and laid at a minimum of two percent (2%) gradient.

4. Two (2) copies of the Grading, Drainage and Development Plan.

A Grading, Drainage and Development Plan shall be prepared at a scale of 1" - 100' or larger showing proposed right-of-ways, easements, walkways, parks, common areas, roadways, water lines and reservoirs, sanitary and storm sewer lines, manholes and treatment facilities, curbs and gutters, culverts, drains, storm water detention and retention basins, swales, ditches and other drainage devices, spot elevations of flow line of curb, high and low street points, drainage arrows, street plans, all drainage areas and acreages, all twenty-five (25) year (Q 25's) for existing developed areas adjacent to and/or flowing onto the development and on-site at each surface flow junction, storm water "pick-up" and "take-off" points designated to handle twenty-five (25 ) year flow on the surface cross sections and high water elevations for all twenty-five (25) year flows. Spot elevations shall be given for all inverts, low points and flowing entry and exit points.

For residential subdivisions, all minimum building setbacks shall be shown. No twenty-five (25) year flow line shall encroach upon any minimum setback line.

The following standards shall be used in preparation of the Grading, Drainage and Development Plan: twenty-five (25) year storm flow unless otherwise required by the adopted FIRM; pipes into which surface water flows will have a minimum diameter of fifteen (15") inches; a capability for handling all Q 25's on the surface within the roadway. Exceptions and variations to these standards must be recommended by a licensed engineer and approved by the City Engineer and City Planner.

In addition, for residential developments, the Plan shall be prepared in a manner that will allow the following conditions to be met prior to, or as part of, actual building construction. If necessary, individual lot grading plans will be required prior to issuance of building permits.

A minimum fall of six (6") inches in the first ten (10') feet away from any building is required, with a maximum gradient of twenty-one percent (21%) within four (4') feet of the foundation and usable minimum yard area of three hundred (300) square feet with a maximum slope of 5.0 percent, a minimum foundation exposure above finished grade is eight (8") inches; slopes of 3:1 and steeper must be sodded and will be accepted only when the developer and engineer can show this to be the most feasible approach; driveway grades should be maintained between 9.5% and 5.0% when possible; entry walks shall not exceed 5.0%; lots should be graded at a minimum slope of two percent (2%) between the sewer flow line in the street and the finish grade first floor elevation; minimum depth of any sewer line shall be five (5) feet.

5. Six (6) copies of the Construction Plans and Details. Copies for other reviewing agencies may be needed as required.

Construction Plans and details must be prepared by or under direct supervision of a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Wyoming and shall provide for all improvements indicated on the Grading, Drainage, and Development Plan including right-of-way and easement cross-sections showing construction and placement of streets, walks, curbs, gutters, medians, swales, ditches, utilities, planting strips and property lines; details of hydrants, valves, manholes, pipe junctions, pumps, thrust-blocking, catch basins, etc.; street profiles showing natural and finish grades, center line and both curbs with a recommended minimum vertical scale of 1" = 60'; sanitary sewer line and manhole profiles with natural and finish grades, showing area under drains, if applicable, and the location of gravity outfall lines; storm drainage system profiles showing natural and finish grade; erosion control and revegetation details and other details as necessary to adequately convey the design intent. Quantity take-offs shall also be provided.

6. Deeds.

When required by the City, assurance that a warranty deed or other acceptable instrument conveying to the City or other appropriate public agency any public lands other than streets, alleys or easements shown on the Final Plat and title insurance if required by the City on the subject parcel, shall be presented to the City upon approval of the Final Plat. The method of assurance will be approval by the City Attorney.

7. Fees in Lieu of Land.

Payment of any fees in lieu of public land dedication or any initial payment and a payment schedule keyed to subdivision development.

8. Title Opinion.

Evidence satisfactory to the City must be submitted showing all taxes and assessments due on the property to be subdivided have been paid in full, showing title or control of the property to be subdivided and showing the property to be subdivided as free and clear of any liens. An attorney's title opinion or ownership and encumbrance report from a land title company shall be considered satisfactory evidence. Such an opinion or report shall also note any reservation for mineral rights and the existence of any mineral or oil and gas leases.

9. Financial Guarantee.

A contractor's performance bond, an irrevocable letter of credit, funds in escrow or other appropriate commitment to guarantee the complete and timely development of any facilities or improvements which are the subdivider's responsibility. The bond shall be in an amount of 125% of the Engineer's Cost Estimate, as approved by the City Engineer. The Engineer's Cost Estimate shall be submitted as part of the Final Plat submittal.

10. Easements.

If the subdivider proposes to utilize adjoining property for water lines, drainage, sewer lines, power lines, or other utilities, the subdivider shall provide copies of the recorded binding easements of not less than twenty (20) feet in width for the proposed facilities from each property owner over whose land such services shall extend. The Final Plat shall show the Book and Page number as recorded in the Office of the County Clerk and Recorder for all recorded easements.

(H) After receipt of the Final Plat, and determination that a complete submittal has been made, the Planning Department shall refer material to the appropriate departments and agencies for review and comment. Any such comments should be made known to the Department within ten (10) days after the date of submittal of the final Plat. At least seven (7) days prior to the date of the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at which the Plat is to be considered, the Planning Department shall, from information provided by the subdivider as a part of his Final Plat submittal, notify the owners of subdivided lots and owners of unplatted land within two hundred (200) feet of the boundaries of the proposed subdivision of the time and date of the meeting. In reviewing the Final Plat, the Commission shall consider oral or written statements from the applicant, the public, City Staff, and the Commission. The Commission may recommend approval, conditional approval, disapproval, or may table the Final Plat. Approval of a Final Plat by the Planning and Zoning Commission shall remain effective for twelve (12) calendar months. A Final Plat which has not received approval of the City Council within twelve (12) calendar months following Planning and Zoning Commission approval shall be subject to the requirements of Section 16-502. The subdivider may apply, in writing, for and the Commission may, for cause shown, grant a six (6) month extension to the twelve (12) month period.

(I) City Council Action.

1. Upon being notified of the comments and any necessary approvals of reviewing agencies, the Planning Department shall forward the Final Plat, comments and approvals of reviewing agencies, pertinent supporting materials, and the recommendations of the Planning Commission to the City Council. Incomplete Final Plats for which necessary approvals have not been secured shall not be forwarded to Council for action.

2. The City Council shall either approve the Final Plat or disapprove the Final Plat and notify the subdivider of the conditions to be met to gain approval. If a disapproved Final Plat is modified and resubmitted to the City Council at a later date for their consideration, the Council may require the concurrent submittal of an updated ownership and encumbrance report or title opinion.

(J) Filing With County Clerk.

Upon approval by the City Council of the Final Plat, the subdivider shall submit the recording fee to the Planning Department within sixty (60) days after approval of the Final Plat by the City Council. The Department shall transmit the subdivider's recording fee and the duly approved and executed Final Plat to the County Clerk and Recorder for the filing of the Final Plat among the official records of the County.

(K) Alternate Approval Procedure.

As an alternate procedure and at the request of the subdivider, the City Council may approve a Final Plat and instruct the Planning Department to withhold the approved Final Plat from recording for a period of time to allow the subdivider to install all of the required public improvements according to the plans and specifications approved by the City Engineer. This procedure, when approved by the Council, shall be in lieu of the guarantees for installation or improvements as set forth in Section 16-504(A)11 of these regulations. An executed standard contract as approved by the City Attorney regarding installation of improvements shall be submitted with the Final Plat. The contract shall require that all improvements be completed no later than twelve (12) months from the date the Final Plat was approved by the City Council. The subdivider may apply in writing for, and the Council may, for cause shown, by Resolution grant a six (6) month extension to the twelve (12) month period. After all improvements are inspected and approved by the Governing Body by Resolution, the Plat shall be recorded by the Department in accordance with Section 16-503(J), and the sale of lots may proceed according to the approved and recorded plat. Building permits for structures will not be issued within the subdivision until the plat is recorded and the requirements of Section 16-808 are met. (98-05, Amended, 06/16/1998) If after receiving approval of the alternate approval procedure the subdivider chooses to submit a Financial Guarantee in accordance with 16-503.G.(9), the subdivider shall provide the City Engineer an Engineer's Cost Estimate of the remaining improvements. After approval of the cost estimate by the City Engineer, the Financial Guarantee shall be submitted and approved by the Governing Body of the City of Rock Springs by Resolution and the filing of the plat shall proceed as specified in 16-503(J).

(97-01, Amended, 02/04/1997, Ord. No. 2007-05, 03/06/2007)

16-504 Lot Line Adjustments and Lot Splits not Requiring Resubdivision.

(A) Lot Line Adjustments and Lot Splits not requiring resubdivision may be approved in accordance with the requirements of this section. At no time shall the lot split procedure be used to intentionally evade the subdivision ordinance.

(B) To obtain approval, a completed application, signed by all affected owners and mortgagees, shall be submitted to the planning department. The application shall include a report from a title company identifying owners and mortgagees and twenty (20) copies of a detailed map drawn to scale by a Wyoming licensed land surveyor within including the following information:

(1) Property lines, both existing and proposed;

(2) Existing building location(s) and setbacks (from existing and proposed property lines);

(3) Easements and adjoining streets;

(4) Existing and proposed utilities;

(5) Labeled dimensions.

(C) Upon receiving a complete application, the City shall review and approve the application if it is in compliance with the zoning and building ordinance. The Planning Department may refer copies of the plan to and seek comment from other officials and agencies. Any such comments should be made known to the Department within ten (10) days after submittal of the plan. Conditions may be imposed to bring the lot line adjustment into compliance with the building and zoning ordinance.

(D) Following approval by the Planning Department, the lot line adjustment shall be accomplished by the applicant(s) recording a deed or deeds with the Sweetwater County Clerk's office, containing legal descriptions prepared by a licensed land surveyor and a copy of the map. The applicant(s) shall place on file with the planning department a copy of the recorded deed or deeds within forty-five (45) days of approval.

(E) If the applicant is unable to obtain approval of the Lot Line Adjustment from the planning and building department, the applicant may bring the matter before the Governing Body for its consideration through the Minor Subdivision process.

(Ord. No. 2007-05, 03/06/2007)

16-505 Corrected Plat.

(A) If, after the approval and recording of a Final Plat, errors are found in the language or numbers on the recorded Plat, the subdivider shall file a properly signed, corrected or revised original mylar or linen with the Department. The Plat shall be noted CORRECTED PLAT under the name of the subdivision. Notations shall be made on the face of the Plat listing all corrections made and the book and page numbers where the original plat was recorded. The Department shall review the Plat for correction, secure the signatures of the proper public officials on the corrected plat and present the plat to the City Council for the reaffirmation of their approval and to the County Clerk for recording. The recording of the corrected plat shall void the incorrect original plat, and the County Clerk shall note VOID across the face of the incorrect plat.

(Ord. No. 2007-05, 03/06/2007)

16-506 Resubdivisions.

(A) If, after the approval and recording of a Final Plat, a subdivider wishes to modify the location of lot lines on part or all of the recorded plat, and if there is no change in the location or size of dedicated streets or an increase in the number of lots within the subdivision, the subdivider shall submit a new Final Plat drawing with the plotting arrangement revised. The City Planner shall determine which of the required supporting documents shall be submitted with the revised Final Plat. The plat shall be marked the RESUBDIVISION of _____________________, under the name of the subdivision and shall be processed as a Final Plat.

(B) If, after the approval and recording of a Final Plat, a subdivider wishes to substantially change the street and plotting arrangement of a part or all of the platted area (including any increase in the number of lots within the subdivision), the resulting subdivision shall be treated as a new submittal with both a Preliminary Plat and a Final Plat required. Based on the currency of the information submitted with the original plat and the magnitude of the change(s), the Preliminary and Final Plat submittal may be processed simultaneously as outlined in Section 16-507(B) of this Ordinance. The subdivision shall be identified as the RESUBDIVISION OF.

(C) The owner's certificate on resubdivision plats shall contain a legal description of platted areas being vacated and resubdivided. The new legal description shall not duplicate existing lot, block or tract designations used in previous platting of the same area. (Ord. No. 2007-05, 03/06/2007)

167-507 Approval of Minor Subdivisions.

(A) A Sketch Plat of the Minor Subdivision shall be submitted and reviewed in conformance with Section 16-501.

(B) The Preliminary Plat and the Final Plat shall be submitted and reviewed simultaneously as outlined in Section 16-502 and 16-503. The City Planner and City Engineer shall determine which supporting documentation listed in Section 16-503.G. must be submitted. It is possible for Preliminary and Final Plats to be one and the same instrument.

(Ord. No. 2007-05, 03/06/2007)



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