Chapter 15



15.1.1.    Short title.
15.1.2.    Purpose.
15.1.3.    Authority.
15.1.4.    Definitions and applicability.
15.1.5.    Jurisdiction and penalties.
15.1.6.    Creation of substandard lots prohibited.
15.1.7.    Protection of land in an agriculture protection area.
15.1.8.    Notice of shooting range area.
15.1.9.    Definitions.
15.1.10.  Plats required.
15.1.11.  Exemptions from plat requirements.
15.1.12.  Site analysis map.
15.1.13.  Definition of open space.
15.1.14.  Open space requirements.
15.1.15.  Open space networks configuration.
15.1.16.  Open space and conservation areas.
15.1.17.  Ownership and management of open space.
15.1.18.  Prohibited uses of open space.
15.1.19.  Requirements for conservation easements.
15.1.20.  Notice of disclosure.

15.1.1. Short title.

   This Chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Town of Rush Valley Subdivision Ordinance.

15.1.2. Purpose.

   (1) This Chapter is established to promote the health, safety and welfare of residents of the Town of Rush Valley and to provide for the orderly subdivision of land located within the Town of Rush Valley, Utah.

   (2) The purpose of the Subdivision Ordinance is to provide policies, standards, requirements, and procedures to regulate and control the design and improvement of all subdivisions; ensure that all proposed subdivisions are consistent with the General Plan and applicable specific plans; and to ensure that land is subdivided in a manner that will promote public health, safety, convenience, general welfare and the physical, social and economic development of the area.

   (3)  It is the purpose and intent of the Town of Rush Valley to preserve open space within residential developments; provide flexibility to allow for creativity in developments; minimize the environmental and visual impacts of new development on critical natural resources and historically and culturally significant sites and structures; provide an interconnected network of permanent open space; encourage a more efficient form of development that consumes less open land and conforms to existing topography and natural features; reduce erosion and sedimentation by minimizing land disturbance and removal of vegetation; enhance the community character; permit clustering of houses and structures which will reduce the amount of infrastructure, including paved surfaces and utility lines; encourage street design that controls traffic speeds and creates street inter-connectivity; and promote construction of convenient and accessible walking trails and bike paths both within a subdivision and connected to neighboring communities, businesses and facilities to reduce reliance on automobiles.

15.1.3. Authority.

   This Chapter is enacted and authorized under the provisions of Title 10, Chapter 9a, et seq. Utah Code Annotated, 1953, as amended.