The agent appointed by the Council is hereby delegated to administer this chapter. In so doing, the agent shall be considered the agent of the governing body, and approval or disapproval by the agent shall constitute approval or disapproval as though it were given by the governing body. The agent shall also consult with the commission on matters contained in this chapter. If a plan for subdivision is disapproved by the agent, the subdivider may appeal to the governing body, which may then override the recommendation of the agent and approve such plat.
The agent shall perform its duties as regards subdivisions and subdividing in accordance with this chapter and the land subdivision and development act (Code of Virginia, § 15.2-2240 et seq.).
In the performance of its duties under this chapter, the agent may call for opinions or decisions, either verbal or written, from other departments in considering details of any submitted plat. This authority by the agent shall have particular reference to the resident highway engineer and the health officer.
In addition to the regulations contained in this chapter for the platting of subdivisions, the agent may, from time to time, establish any reasonable additional administrative procedures deemed necessary for the proper administration of this chapter.