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Town of Athens, NY
Greene County
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The sketch plan initially submitted to the Planning Board shall be based on tax map information or some other similarly accurate base map at a scale (preferably not less than 200 feet to the inch) to enable the entire tract to be shown on one sheet. The sketch plan shall be submitted, showing the following information:
A. 
The location of that portion which is to be subdivided in relation to the entire tract and the distance to the nearest existing street intersection.
B. 
All existing structures, wooded areas, streams, state and federally designated wetlands and other significant physical features within the portion to be subdivided and within 200 feet thereof. If topographic conditions are significant, contours shall also be indicated at intervals of not more than 10 feet.
C. 
The name of the owner and of all adjoining property owners as disclosed by the most recent municipal tax records.
D. 
The tax map sheet, block and lot numbers, if available.
E. 
All the utilities available and all streets which are either proposed, mapped or built.
F. 
The proposed pattern of lots (including lot width and depth), street layout, recreation areas, systems of drainage, sewerage and water supply (see § 154-21C) within the subdivided area.
G. 
All existing restrictions on the use of land, including easements, covenants or zoning lines.
In the case of minor subdivision only, the subdivision plat application shall include the following information:
A. 
A copy of such covenants or deed restrictions as are intended to cover all or part of the tract.
B. 
An actual field survey of the boundary lines of the tract, giving complete descriptive data by bearings and distances, made and certified to by a licensed land surveyor. The corners of the tract shall also be located on the ground and marked by monuments as approved by the Town Engineer and shall be referenced and shown on the plat.
C. 
All on-site sanitation and water supply facilities shall be designed to meet the minimum specifications of the State Department of Health and a note to this effect shall be stated on the plat and signed by the subdivider's engineer. If individual septic systems are proposed, soil percolation tests shall be performed for each building lot. A minimum of one deep hole soil test is required for each minor subdivision. The location and results of the soil tests shall become part of the minor subdivision plat. Septic system designs may be required by the Planning Board.
D. 
Proposed subdivision name and the name of the Town and county in which it is located.
E. 
The date, North point, map scale and the name and address of the record owner and subdivider.
F. 
The plat to be filed with the County Clerk shall be drawn on permanent reproducible paper not more than 36 inches by 60 inches.
The following documents shall be submitted for conditional approval:
A. 
Five copies of the preliminary plat prepared at a scale of not more than 100 but preferably not less than 50 feet to the inch, showing:
(1) 
Proposed subdivision name, name of Town and county in which it is located, date, true North point, scale and name and address of record owner, subdivider and engineer or surveyor, including license number and seal.
(2) 
The names of all subdivisions immediately adjacent and the names of the owners of record of all adjacent property.
(3) 
Zoning district, including exact boundary lines of the district, if more than one district, and any proposed changes in the zoning district lines and/or the text of Chapter 180, Zoning, applicable to the area to be subdivided.
(4) 
All parcels of land proposed to be dedicated to public use and the conditions of such dedication.
(5) 
Location of existing property lines, easements, buildings, watercourses, marshes, state and/or federally designated wetlands, rock outcrops, wooded areas, single trees with a diameter of eight inches or more as measured three feet above the base of the trunk and other significant existing features for the proposed subdivision and adjacent property.
(6) 
Location of existing sewers, water mains, culverts and drains on the property, with pipe sizes, grades and direction of flow.
(7) 
Contours with intervals of 10 feet or less as required by the Board, including elevations on existing roads, and approximate grading plan if natural contours are to be changed more than four feet.
(8) 
The width and location of any streets or public ways or places shown on the Official Map, if such exists, within the area to be subdivided and the width, location, grades and street profiles of all streets or public ways proposed by the developer.
(9) 
Water supply and sewage disposal.
(a) 
The approximate location and size of all proposed waterlines, valves, hydrants and sewer lines and fire alarm boxes.
(b) 
Connection to existing lines or alternate means of water supply or sewage disposal and treatment as provided in the Public Health Law.
(c) 
Profiles of all proposed water and sewer lines.
(d) 
All on-site sanitation and water supply facilities shall be designed to meet the minimum specifications of the State Department of Health and a note to this effect shall be stated on the plat and signed by the subdivider's engineer. If individual septic systems are proposed, soil percolation tests shall be performed for each proposed building lot. A minimum of one deep hole soil test is required for each major subdivision. The location and results of the soil tests shall become part of the major subdivision plat. Septic system designs may be required by the Planning Board.
(10) 
Storm drainage.
(a) 
Storm drainage plan indicating the approximate location and size of proposed lines and their profiles.
(b) 
Connection of existing lines or alternate means of disposal.
(c) 
Temporary measures to control erosion shall also be shown.
(11) 
Plans and cross section showing the proposed location and type of sidewalks, streetlighting standards, street trees, curbs, water mains, sanitary sewers and storm drains and the size and type thereof; the character, width and depth of pavements and subbase; and the location of manholes, basins and underground conduits.
(12) 
Preliminary designs of any bridges or culverts which may be required.
(13) 
The proposed lot lines with approximate dimensions and area of each lot.
(14) 
Where the topography is such as to make difficult the inclusion of any of the required facilities within the public areas as laid out, the preliminary plat shall show the boundaries of proposed permanent easements over or under private property, which permanent easements shall not be less than 20 feet in width and which shall provide satisfactory access to an existing public highway or other public highway or public open space shown on the subdivision or the Official Map.
(15) 
An actual field survey of the boundary lines of the tract, giving complete descriptive data by bearings and distances, made and certified to by a licensed land surveyor. The corners of the tract shall also be located on the ground and marked by substantial monuments of such size and type as approved by the Town Engineer and shall be referenced and shown on the plat.
(16) 
A copy of such covenants or deed restrictions as are intended to cover all or part of the tract.
B. 
If the application covers only a part of the subdivider's entire holding, a map of the entire tract drawn at a scale of not less than 400 feet to the inch showing an outline of the platted area with its proposed streets and indication of the probable future street system with its grades and drainage in the remaining portion of the tract and the probable future drainage layout of the entire tract shall be submitted. The part of the subdivider's entire holding submitted shall be considered in the light of the entire holdings.
The following documents shall be submitted for plat approval:
A. 
The plat to be filed with the County Clerk shall be clearly drawn on permanent reproducible material. The size of the sheets shall be 36 inches by 60 inches, including a margin for binding of two inches, outside of the border, along the left side and a margin of one inch outside of the border along the remaining sides. The plat shall be drawn at a scale of no more than 100 feet to the inch and oriented with the North point at the top of the map. When more than one sheet is required, an additional index sheet of the same size shall be filed showing the scale of the entire subdivision with lot and block numbers clearly legible. The plat shall show:
(1) 
Proposed subdivision name or identifying title and the name of the Town and county in which the subdivision is located, the name and address of record owner and subdivider and the name, license number and seal of the licensed land surveyor.
(2) 
Street lines, pedestrianways, lots, reservations, easements and areas dedicated to public use.
(3) 
Sufficient data acceptable to the Town Engineer to determine readily the location, bearing and length of every street line, lot line and boundary line and to reproduce such lines upon the ground. Where applicable, these should be referenced to monuments included in the state system of plane coordinates and in any event should be tied to reference points previously established by a public authority.
(4) 
The length and bearing of all straight lines, radii, length of curves and central angles of all curves and tangent bearings shall be given for each street. All dimensions and angles of the lines of each lot shall also be given. All dimensions shall be shown in feet and decimals of a foot. The plat shall show the boundaries of the property, location, graphic scale and true North point.
(5) 
The plat shall also show by proper designation thereon all public open spaces for which deeds are included and those spaces title to which is reserved by the developer. For any of the latter, there shall be submitted with the subdivision plat copies of agreements or other documents showing the manner in which such areas are to be maintained and the provisions made therefor.
(6) 
All offers of cession and covenants governing the maintenance of unceded open space shall bear the certificate of approval of the Town Attorney as to their legal sufficiency.
(7) 
Lots and blocks within a subdivision shall be numbered and lettered in alphabetical order in accordance with the prevailing Town practice.
(8) 
Permanent reference monuments shall be shown and shall be constructed in accordance with specifications of the Town Engineer. When referenced to the state system of plane coordinates, they shall also conform to the requirements of the State Department of Transportation. They shall be placed as required by the Town Engineer and their location noted and referenced upon the plat.
(9) 
All lot corner markers shall be permanently located satisfactorily to the Town Engineer, at least 3/4 inches (if metal) in diameter and at least 24 inches in length, and located in the ground to existing grade.
(10) 
Monuments of a type approved by the Town Engineer shall be set at all corners and angle points of the boundaries of the original tract to be subdivided and at all street intersections, angle points in street lines, points of curve and such intermediate points as shall be required by the Town Engineer.
(11) 
All on-site sanitation and water supply facilities shall be designed to meet the minimum specifications of the State Department of Health and a note to this effect shall be stated on the plat and signed by the subdivider's engineer. If individual septic systems are proposed, soil percolation tests shall be performed for each proposed building lot. A minimum of one deep hole soil test is required for each major subdivision. The location and results of the soil tests shall become part of the major subdivision plat. Septic system designs shall be shown on the major subdivision plat if required by the Planning Board.
B. 
Construction drawings, including plans, profiles and typical cross sections, as required, showing the proposed location, size and type of streets, sidewalks, streetlighting standards, street trees, curbs, water mains, sanitary sewers and storm drains, pavements and subbase, manholes, catch basins and other facilities.