City of Yonkers, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Yonkers 6-8-1964. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SUBDIVISION
Any tract of land which is hereafter divided into five or more parcels along an existing or proposed street, highway, easement or right-of-way for sale or for rent as residential lots or residential building plots, regardless of whether the lots or plots to be sold or offered for sale, or leased for any period of time, are described by metes and bounds or by reference to a map or survey of the property or by any other method of description.
A. 
No subdivision or portion thereof shall be sold, offered for sale, leased or rented by any corporation, company or person and no permanent building shall be erected thereon until a plan or map of such subdivision shall be filed with and approved by the Bureau of Housing and Buildings and such plan or map thereafter filed in the office of the Clerk of the county in which such subdivision is located.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
B. 
Such plan or map shall show methods for obtaining and furnishing adequate and satisfactory waster supply and sewerage facilities to said subdivision.
C. 
Sewerage facilities shall meet the minimum standards set up in the New York State Department of Health Rules and Regulations for the Preparation and Submission of Plans for Sewerage and Sewage and Waste Disposal Systems and shall be built according to the city specifications, as set forth by the City Engineer.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
D. 
The installation of such facilities shall be in accordance with the plans or any revision or revisions thereof approved by the Bureau of Housing and Buildings.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
The County Clerk or Registrar shall not file nor record nor accept for filing or recording any map or plat showing a subdivision of land in the City of Yonkers unless there is endorsed thereon or annexed thereto a certificate of the Bureau of Housing and Buildings approving the water supply and sewerage systems proposed or installed for such subdivision and consenting to the filing thereof.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
A. 
At the time of submitting a plan for approval, as required by this article, a filing fee computed at the rate of $3.50 per lot shall be paid to the Bureau of Housing and Buildings.
B. 
The Bureau of Housing and Buildings shall not review or approve any such subdivision map submitted for approval after this section takes effect until such fee, as herein provided, has been received by it.
C. 
If any plan submitted to the Bureau of Housing and Buildings cannot be approved, such plan and the filing fee shall be returned to the person who submitted the plan with a summary of the reasons for disapproval.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
If the realty subdivision plans are signed by a licensed land surveyor, they must also be signed by a licensed professional engineer before the approval by this office can be given.
[Added 12-11-2007 by L.L. No. 12-2007]
A. 
Preliminary subdivision plats. A stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) consistent with the requirements of §§ 56-174 through 56-181 of this Code shall be required for preliminary subdivision plat approval. The SWPPP shall meet the performance and design criteria and standards in Chapter 43, Article XVII, and Chapter 56, Article XVI. The approved preliminary subdivision plat shall be consistent with the provisions of Chapter 43, Article XVII, and Chapter 56, Article XVI.
B. 
Final subdivision plats. A stormwater pollution prevention plan consistent with the requirements of §§ 56-174 through 56-181 of this Code and with the terms of preliminary plan approval shall be required for final subdivision plat approval. The SWPPP shall meet the performance and design criteria and standards in Chapter 43, Article XVII, and Chapter 56, Article XVI. The approved final subdivision plat shall be consistent with the provisions of Chapter 43, Article XVII, and Chapter 56, Article XVI.
[Added 4-22-2008 by L.L. No. 6-2008]
By Local Law No. 6 of the Year 2008 the City of Yonkers has adopted the Compact Plan, as amended from time to time, as a statement of policies, principles, and guides to supplement other established land use policies in the City. In its discretionary actions under this subdivision code, the reviewing agency should take into consideration said statement of policies, principles and guides, as appropriate.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 49, Greenway Compact Plan.