SECTION 3


MINOR SUBDIVISIONS AND BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENTS


15.3.1.    Purpose.
15.3.2.    Criteria for a Minor Subdivision.
15.3.3     Approval Process.
15.3.4     Boundary Line Adjustments.


15.3.1.  Purpose.

   (1)  The purpose and intent of a minor subdivision is to allow a landowner to divide a parcel into two or less lots, or to make property line adjustments, without having to comply with the regular subdivision requirements of this Code and without filing a subdivision plat.

15.3.2.  Criteria for a Minor Subdivision.

   (1)  To qualify as a minor subdivision each lot shall front an existing improved public road or improved private road approved by the Planning Commission and must have utility services readily available. 

   (2) A minor subdivision shall not:

       (a) include the construction and dedication of new infrastructure, unless approved by the Planning Commission and Town Council;

       (b) be a part, phase or undeveloped remainder of a larger subdivision;

       (c) The minor subdivision must have adequate culinary water, sewer and electrical services readily available at such time as it is developed for commercial or residential use;

   (3) Property may be required to be reserved to the town by easement in the new deeds, when they are along existing town streets in order to increase the right-of-way to current town standards.

   (4) Seven and one-half feet Public utility easements shall be included along the exterior boundaries of all lots in minor subdivision deeds;

   (5)  The local health department shall review the plans for wastewater permit feasibility and issue an affirmative feasibility report prior to the final approval of the subdivision by the Town.  The owner or developer shall also obtain local health department approval of the plans and specifications for the initial construction or any change of onsite wastewater systems, which receive domestic wastewater. The local health department’s review and approval of feasibility and plans for onsite wastewater systems shall be pursuant to the provisions of Rule 317-4-3 of the Utah Administrative Code and other applicable provisions of state law and state administrative rules;

   (6)  The minor subdivision must be located in a zoned area and conform to all applicable land use ordinances;

   (7)  The subdivision must not be not traversed by the mapped lines of a proposed street as shown in the general plan and does not require the dedication of any land for roads or other public purposes;

   (8)  All associated improvements such as sidewalk, curb, gutter, or alternate drainage shall also be constructed to town standards, unless waived by the town council. The town may also require a drainage plan and the installation of related flood control improvements and other town or private utilities as may be necessary. No building permit shall be issued in the minor subdivision until such time as all of the required improvements and the installation of utilities have been completed or until a financial assurance has been filed with the Town that complies with the requirements of Chapter 15, Section 7 of this Code. The Town Council may also require that the subdivision improvements be guaranteed for two years after their installation, in a manner consistent with guarantees required for a standard subdivision.

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