This chapter shall be known as the "Revised Subdivision Regulations of the Town of Salina."
Pursuant to the authority contained in Town Law § 276, as amended or changed, and the resolution of the Town Board of the Town of Salina, the Planning Board of the Town of Salina in the County of Onondaga, State of New York, is authorized and empowered to approve plats showing lots, blocks, or sites, with or without streets or highways, to approve the development of entirely or partially undeveloped plats already filed in the office of the Clerk of the County of Onondaga, to approve preliminary plats and to enact rules and regulations in respect to procedures before it.
It is declared to be the policy of the Town of Salina that subdivision and development of land for residential, commercial, industrial or other uses shall be guided and regulated in such a manner as to meet the following requirements for orderly and harmonious growth and to protect the interests of the public health, safety and welfare:
Land to be subdivided or developed shall be of such character that it can be used safely for building purposes without danger to health or peril from fire, flood or other menace.
Proper provision shall be made for drainage, water supply, sewerage and other needed utility services and improvements.
All proposed development shall be so laid out and of such size as to be in harmony with the development pattern of the neighboring properties.
The proposed streets shall compose a convenient system conforming to the Official Map and shall be properly related to the proposals shown on the Comprehensive Plan and shall be of such width, grade and location as to accommodate the prospective traffic, to facilitate fire protection and to provide access of firefighting equipment to buildings.
Proper provision shall be made for open spaces for parks and playgrounds; and future development or redevelopment shall bear a fair share of the capital costs to the Town for municipal improvements servicing such development.
Application filing fees, consulting fees, environmental quality review fees, inspection fees, fixed fees or other reasonable fees sufficient to recover costs incurred by the Town of Salina may be charged as determined by the Planning Board or Town Board. Such fees shall be established by resolution of the Town Board, and the subdivision's obligation for payment of same may be secured by inclusion of a requirement for the escrow of estimated fees in the security agreement required under § 210-22 hereof or any other agreement imposed by the Department of Planning and Development to ensure payment of same, including a cost reimbursement agreement. Fees may be charged a second time or increased in the event that an application or approval has been delayed or abandoned by such subdivider and thereafter refiled or reactivated in order for the Town to recover the costs of repeat and/or further review of such plat or application.
The provisions of this chapter shall be interpreted and applied together and in conjunction with the applicable provision of the Town Law, and the provisions of this chapter shall be held to be the minimum requirements. The Planning Board may impose more stringent provisions if it is demonstrated that different standards are reasonably necessary to promote the public health, safety and welfare. Where the conditions imposed by any provision of this chapter are either more restrictive or less restrictive than other requirements imposed by any applicable law, ordinance, resolution, regulation or rule, those regulations which are most restrictive and impose the higher standards or requirements shall be applicable.