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Chapter 19. Subdivision and Platting

Sec. 19-62. Plat or map requirements.

(1) Preliminary plat or map. The preliminary plat or map shall be based upon a survey by a registered land surveyor and the plat or map prepared on tracing cloth or paper of good quality at a scale of not more than 100 feet to one inch, shall reflect compliance with the design requirements of section 19-64, and shall show correctly on its face:

(a) Date, scale and north arrow.

(b) The title of the proposed subdivision which shall not duplicate the name of any plat previously recorded in Wood or Marathon County.

(c) The names and addresses of the owner, the subdivider and the surveyor preparing the plat. Location of the subdivision by government lot, quarter section, section, township, range and county.

(d) Location of the subdivision by government lot, quarter section, section, township, range and county.

(e) A vicinity map of the section or government subdivision of the section in which the subdivision lies with the location of the subdivision indicated thereon.

(f) The exact length and bearing of the exterior boundaries of the proposed subdivision referenced to a corner established in the U.S. Public Land Survey and the total acreage encompassed. Coordinates for all points set shall be referenced to Wisconsin's Wood County Coordinate System.

(g)  Locations and names of adjacent subdivisions within 200 feet and the owners of adjoining parcels of unsubdivided land as well as any previously recorded CSM's.

(h) Locations, widths and names of all existing and proposed platted streets, alleys or other public ways and easements, railroad and utility rights-of-way.

(i) Designate buildable areas, including setbacks and area (square feet and acres) on the plat for each lot that is created by the proposed subdivision.

(j) Water elevations of adjoining lakes or streams at the date of survey and approximate high and low water elevations, all referred to City datum.

(k) If the subdivision borders a lake or stream the distances and bearing on a meander line established not less than twenty (20) feet back from the ordinary high water mark of the lake or stream.

(l) Locations of existing property lines, buildings, parks, driveways, roadways, environmentally sensitive areas, streams and watercourses, delineated wetlands, rock outcrops, wooded areas, floodplains, railroad tracks and other similar significant features within the tract being subdivided or immediately adjacent thereto, and other pertinent information and/or data as determined by the Plan Commission.

(m) Contour lines at vertical intervals of not more than five (5) feet where the slope is greater than ten percent, and not more than two feet where the slope is less than ten percent (10%). Elevations shall be marked on such contour lines based on City datum.

(n) Approximate location and dimensions of any site proposed to be dedicated for public use or which is to be reserved by deed covenant for use of all property owners in the subdivision with the conditions, if any, of such dedication or reservation.

(o) Dimensions and areas of lots, together with proposed lot and block numbers.

(p) Radii of all curves including but not limited to all pertinent information for curves such as Delta, degree of curve, chord lengths and bearings, minor chord lengths, etc.

(q) When requested by the Plan Commission, a draft of a protective covenant whereby the subdivider proposes to regulate land use in the subdivision and otherwise protect the proposed development.

(r)  Supplementary Data to be Filed with Preliminary Plat.

1. Use Statement. A statement of the proposed use of lots stating type of residential buildings with number of proposed dwelling units; types of business or industry so as to reveal the effect of the development on traffic, fire hazards and congestion of population.

2. Area Plan. Where the subdivider owns property adjacent to that which is being proposed for the subdivision, the Plan Commission and/or Common Council may require that the subdivider submit a Preliminary Plat of the remainder of the property so as to show the possible relationships between the proposed subdivision and future subdivision. In any event, all subdivisions must be shown to relate well with existing or potential adjacent subdivisions.

(s) Preliminary plats or final plats, if no preliminary plat was submitted for that development, must comply with the local ordinance which was in effect when the plat was submitted.  If an ordinance is revised while the plat is moving through the review process, the new requirements cannot be applied to the plat.

(2) Final plat or map.   The final plat or map of the subdivision shall comply with the requirements of ch. 236 Wis. Stats. which is hereby adopted by reference, and include the following additional information:   

(a) Date, scale, and north arrow.

(b) The total acreage encompassed by the exterior boundaries of the proposed subdivision.

(c) Locations of storm water management areas, environmentally sensitive areas such as delineated wetlands or other navigable streams, and other pertinent information and/or data as determined by the Plan Commission.

(d) The areas (in square feet) of all lots and outlots within the subdivision.

(e) Radii of all curves including but not limited to all pertinent information for curves, such as, Delta, degree of curve, chord lengths and bearings, minor chord lengths, arc lengths, and minor arc lengths.

(f)  Outlot, access, and utility easement restrictions.

(g) The Common Council Resolution, Certificate of City Finance Director, and Certificate of County Treasurer.

(h) The affidavits and certificates required by ch. 236 shall be lettered or printed legibly with black, durable ink on the final plat. Two (2) duplicate prints on 22" x 30" true copies and a digital copy of the approved final plat or map in MicroStation format or equal in Wisconsin's Wood County Coordinate System shall be filed with the City Clerk. (Digital version shall be submitted in true Wisconsin's Wood County Coordinate System and in a format that can be precisely converted to MicroStation DGN format. This digital version shall be supplied to the City Engineer.)

(i) The plat and all points set shall be tied to the Wisconsin's Wood County Coordinate System. The distance and bearings of all exterior boundary lines and of all block lines shall be referenced to the coordinate system. Wisconsin's Wood County Coordinate System shall be shown for all exterior boundary corners and all block corners. Surveys shall conform to the applicable provisions of the Technical Standards for Property Surveys, American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, a copy of which is on file in the Engineering Division.

(Code 1982, 18.07; Ord. No. 1190, 2, 12-14-2010)