City of Monroe, WI
Green County
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§ 6-2-1 Preliminary plat procedure.

[4-20-1976; 6-16-2015; 2016 Code]
(A) 
Preparation and application for approval. The subdivider shall prepare a preliminary plat of the proposed subdivision which shall conform to the requirements set forth in this title and chapter 236 of the Wisconsin statutes, and shall file with the city engineer an application in writing for the approval of the preliminary plat accompanied by 10 black line or photostatic copies at least 15 days before the meeting of the city plan commission at which action is desired.
(B) 
Review by other agencies. The preliminary plat will be checked by the city plan commission as to its conformity with the comprehensive plan and the principles, standards and requirements set forth in this title and copies of the preliminary plat shall be referred for recommendations or other action as follows:
(1) 
Plats within the city. In the case of plats within the city, to the city engineer for checking of matters within his or her jurisdiction, and to the director of public works for checking of matters within his or her jurisdiction, and approval of the improvements proposed to be installed.
(2) 
Plats outside the city. In the case of plats outside the corporate limits of the city, to the appropriate county board, commission or agency for checking of matters within the jurisdiction of the county; to the city engineer for checking of matters within his or her jurisdiction, to the director of public works for checking of matters within his or her jurisdiction and to the board of the town in which the subdivision is located for checking of matters within the jurisdiction of the town.
(3) 
Plats containing five or more parcels. In the case of plats containing five or more parcels or building sites of 1 1/2 acres each or less, or where such are created by successive divisions within a period of five years, to all proper agencies of the state of Wisconsin as are required by law to review all or pertinent sections of subdivisions.
(C) 
Preliminary plat approval.
(1) 
Upon receipt of the recommendations or other action concerning matters covered in subsection (b) of this section, the city plan commission shall approve or disapprove the preliminary plat, or approve it with modifications noting thereon any changes that will be required. One copy will be returned to the subdivider with the date of said approval or disapproval endorsed thereon. Similar copies shall be transmitted to the city engineer and the superintendents of utilities. The approval of the preliminary plat by the plan commission is to be considered only as an approval of the general layout with the understanding that the city engineer or other officials having jurisdiction, including the plan commission and the council, may modify any engineering or construction details proposed by the subdivider whenever required for the protection of the public interest and before approval of the final plat.
(2) 
The city plan commission may refuse to approve a plat submitted by a subdivider which conforms to the minimum development standards of the city for the following reasons:
A) 
The preliminary or final plat is not concerned with the best use of the land for the area.
B) 
It is not the intent of the city to allow subdivisions to be developed in exact accordance with the minimum standards established by the city.
C) 
A proposed or final plat as prepared by the subdivider has not concerned itself with the aesthetic values of the area which the city desires.
D) 
The unavailability of, or inability of the city to provide, adequate services for the area when the plat is submitted for consideration.
E) 
The possible adverse effect that such plat would cause upon the city property tax base or the school tax base of the joint district number 3682.
F) 
Such other reasons determined by the city plan commission.

§ 6-2-2 Preliminary plat specifications.

[4-20-1976; 2016 Code]
(A) 
Vicinity sketch. A vicinity sketch at a scale of 400 feet or more to the inch shall be drawn on or accompany the preliminary plat. The sketch shall show all existing subdivisions, the street and tract lines or acreage parcels of land, and the name of record owners of parcels immediately adjoining the proposed subdivision and between it and the nearest existing highways or thoroughfares. It shall also show the streets and alleys in neighboring subdivisions or unplatted property involved in producing the most advantageous development of the entire neighborhood.
(B) 
Scale and profiles. The horizontal scale of the preliminary plat shall be 50 feet or less to the inch, and the vertical scale of street and sewer profiles, 10 feet or less to the inch.
(C) 
Features to be shown. The preliminary plat shall clearly show the following features and information:
(1) 
Name. The proposed name of the subdivision shall not duplicate or closely approximate the name of any other subdivision in the city.
(2) 
Designation. The tract designation according to real estate records of the register of deeds of Green County.
(3) 
Owners of record. The names and addresses of the owner of record, the subdivider and the engineer or surveyor.
(4) 
Abutting owners. The name of adjacent subdivisions and the names of record owners of adjacent parcels of unplatted land.
(5) 
Boundary lines. The boundary lines, accurate in scale of the tract to be subdivided.
(6) 
Streets and other features. The locations, width and names of all existing or platted streets, or other public ways within or adjacent to the tract, and other important features including existing structures, trees that are 12 inches or more in diameter, watercourses, railroad lines, city boundary lines and town boundary lines.
(7) 
Existing utilities. Existing sewers, water mains, culverts and other underground structures within the tract and immediately adjacent thereto with pipe sizes and grades indicated.
(8) 
Topography and soil characteristics. Contours normally with intervals of two feet reference to USGS datum and soil characteristics as shown on U.S. soil maps.
(9) 
Proposed design, streets, drainage, etc. The layout, names and widths of proposed streets, alleys and easements; the location and approximate sizes of catch basins, culverts and other drainage structures, including storm sewer; and the layout, numbers and approximate dimensions of proposed lots. Proposed street names shall not duplicate or closely approximate any existing street names in the city except extension of existing streets.
(10) 
Zoning. Zoning boundary lines if any; proposed uses or property and proposed front yard setback lines.
(11) 
Public uses. All parcels of land intended to be dedicated or temporarily reserved for public use, or to be reserved in the deeds for the common use of property owners in the subdivision, with the purpose, condition or limitations of such reservation indicated.
(12) 
North point, etc. North point, scale, date, title.
(D) 
Restrictive covenants. Copies of any private restriction that is planned to be included shall be attached to the preliminary plat.
(E) 
Construction plans. Construction plans shall be furnished with the preliminary plat.
(F) 
Easements. Easements shall be shown separately or on the preliminary plat; where practical utility easements for poles or underground conduits for electric or telephone lines shall be provided along rear lot lines.

§ 6-2-3 Final plat requirements and procedures.

[4-20-1976; 5-18-1993; 2016 Code]
(A) 
Surety bond. Before the final plat of the subdivision is approved, the subdivider shall file with the city plan commission a surety bond in a sum sufficient to cover 10 percent of the costs of the completion of all required work as demanded by this Title, including required streets and utility improvements. In the case of a phased development of public improvements, the subdivider shall file with the city plan commission a surety bond in a sum sufficient to cover 10 percent of the cost of each phase of the subdivision. Said bond shall be executed before the commencement of each phase of the subdivision. Such bond shall be executed by the subdivider as principal, and a corporation authorized to do so under the laws of the state as surety, payable to the city and shall be conditioned on the faithful performance of all work encompassed in this title.
(B) 
Cash in lieu of bond. In lieu of bond, the subdivider may deposit with the city a sum of money in cash equal to 10 percent of the estimated cost of the work as established by the city engineer. In the case of a phased development of public improvements, in lieu of bond, the subdivider may deposit with the city a sum of money in cash equal to 10 percent of the estimated cost of the public improvements of each phase of the subdivision as established by the city engineer. Said cash shall be deposited before the commencement of each phase of the subdivision.
(C) 
Deposit and approval of cash or bond. Said bond, or the cash equivalent, shall be deposited with the city by submitting the same to the city clerk and must be approved by the council before approval of the final plat by the city plan commission. Said bond or the cash equivalent deposit shall be conditioned that if the subdivider fails to complete all work required in the subdivision within a reasonable time, the city, at its option, may cause all work to be completed and the parties executing the bond shall be firmly bound for the payment of all necessary costs therefor.
(D) 
Number of copies, certificate of title. The subdivider shall file with the city plan commission 10 black line or blueprints or photostatic copies of the final or record plat which shall conform in every respect with the requirements specified in this title and in chapter 236 of the Wisconsin statutes. These shall be accompanied by a certification of title showing the ownership of all lands to be dedicated to the public and that the title thereof is free and unencumbered. Filing of the plat with the Plan Commission shall be accompanied only by delivery of the copies to the city engineer. No action on said plat shall be taken by the city plan commission unless the copies have been deposited with the city engineer for 15 days and the city engineer has submitted his or her report to the city plan commission under subsection (E) of this section.
(E) 
Checking by city engineer. A copy of the final plat thus filed shall be transmitted to the city engineer who will check the final plat. The city engineer shall provide a copy of the final plat to the director of public works, or his or her designee, for review and approval. If found satisfactory, he or she shall deliver the plat to the city plan commission, with a certificate showing that the technical details of the plat have been checked and found satisfactory, a statement indicating the necessary work that must be performed by the subdivider before the completion of the subdivision and a statement of the estimated cost of all said projects to establish the basis of the bond required by this section.
(F) 
Review by other agencies. Where a preliminary plat is subject to review by any state agency, the final plat shall also be submitted to such agency.
(G) 
Final plat approval. If no objection to final plat is made by any of the state agencies concerned or after 20 days from the date of submission of the plat to said agencies, and after a copy of the final plat and the certificate required by subsection (E) of this section has been received by the city plan commission and if the final plat is found to conform with the preliminary plat as tentatively approved or as modified by the city officials, the city plan commission may approve the final plat and enter such approval thereon in writing by its chairperson and secretary.

§ 6-2-4 Final plat specifications.

[4-20-1976; 2016 Code]
(A) 
Submittal of final plat. The final plat shall be delivered to the city engineer and the city plan commission in a form meeting all of the requirements which are listed in chapter 236 of the Wisconsin statutes.
(B) 
Number of copies, format. Ten black line or blueprints or photostatic copies of the final plat of the subdivision, or of any part of a larger subdivision, shall be submitted to the city plan commission for approval.

§ 6-2-5 Final plat acceptance.

[9-4-2001; 2016 Code]
Upon approval of the final plat, the plan commission shall transmit said plat, and all certificates and notations required by law, to the council. The council shall approve, disapprove or partially approve the plat. Acceptance of the plat by the council shall constitute acceptance by the public of the dedication of any street or other proposed public way or space shown on said plat. In the case of a subdivision outside the corporate limits of the city, the plat shall be referred to the county officials and the town board of the town in which the subdivision is located for such action as may be necessary to accept the plat. Nothing contained in this section shall be considered acceptance by the city of the improvements placed upon said property, the requirements of which are set forth elsewhere in this chapter.

§ 6-2-6 Final plat filing.

[9-4-2001; 2016 Code]
The subdivider shall file with the city clerk and city engineer a true copy of the final recorded plat. No bond or cash in lieu of bond shall be returned until the final recorded plat has been filed with the city clerk and city engineer, and the other requirements of this chapter have been met.