The Incorporated Village of Lake Grove does hereby promulgate these subdivision regulations to ensure the orderly, efficient and economical development of the village. Land to be subdivided shall have such character that it can be used safely for building purposes without danger to health or peril from fire, flood or other menaces; that proper provision shall be made for drainage, water supply, sewerage facilities and other needed improvements; that all proposed lots shall be so laid out and of such size as to be in conformity with the provisions in Chapter 175, Zoning; that the proposed streets shall compose an efficient and convenient system for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic and be of such width, grade and location as to accommodate prospective traffic and afford adequate facilities for fire protection and be coordinated so as to compose a convenient system conforming to the Official Village Map and the Village Master Plan; that proper provisions be made for open recreational areas, including parks and playgrounds, of suitable size and location.
All streets and other public places shall be suitably graded and paved. Sidewalks, curbs, gutters, street trees, water mains, sanitary sewers and storm drains shall be installed, all in accordance with the acceptable standards, specifications and procedures. A proper performance bond shall be furnished to the village by the subdivider as a guaranty to the village for the faithful and proper construction of such improvements as are provided in these regulations, the Village Building Construction Code, and other requirements of the Village Planning Board and the Village Board.
The conservation of the natural environment and character of the land shall be considered and preserved in all land development except as may be required to avoid any flood areas or drainage problem in any street or adjoining property. The preservation of all elements of topography and plant growth, including the woodlands and ponds which contribute to the natural ecology and visual attractiveness of the village, shall be encouraged.
In order that land subdivisions may be made in accordance with this policy, these regulations are enacted and shall be known as the "Subdivision Regulations of the Incorporated Village of Lake Grove."
For the purpose of these regulations, certain words and terms used herein are defined as follows:
- The official Planning Board of the Village of Lake Grove.
- COLLECTOR STREET
- A street which serves as a traffic roadway for a neighborhood or as a feeder to a major street.
- A short dead-end street with only one vehicular traffic outlet, terminating in a vehicular turnaround area.
- The authorization by a property owner for the use by another, for a specified purpose, of any designated part of his property as may be defined in the deed to the property or separate agreement.
- Street pavements, curbs, gutters, drains and dry wells, sidewalks, water mains, drainage basins, recharge basins, sumps, stormwater storage basins, sanitary and storm sewers, street trees and other appropriate items as may be required by the Board and/or Village Board.
- LIMITED ACCESS AND PLANTING AREA
- An area designed to control access to public rights-of-way or other public areas and also to suitably screen private properties abutting them.
- The unit or units into which land is divided with the intention of transference of ownership, either as developed or undeveloped sites. "Lot" shall also mean a parcel of land, plot, site or any similar form.
- MAJOR ARTERIAL STREET
- A street which serves or is designed to serve heavy flows of traffic; the main highway through the village.
- MAJOR SUBDIVISION
- All subdivisions not classified as minor subdivisions, including but not limited to subdivisions of five or more lots, or any size subdivision requiring any new street or extension of municipal facilities.
- MARGINAL ACCESS STREET
- A street located on a separate right-of-way parallel to and in the vicinity of an arterial highway, designed to provide access to abutting properties without interrupting highway traffic.
- MASTER COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
- A master comprehensive plan for the future growth, development and protection of the Village of Lake Grove, adopted by the Village Board, which indicates the general areas recommended for particular character and use as to occupancy and construction and includes any part of such plan separately adopted and any future amendment to such plan. It is the underlying purpose of the plan to serve as a guide and to control the use of land within the village for the benefit of the whole community.
- MINOR STREET
- A street intended to serve primarily as an access to abutting properties.
- MINOR SUBDIVISION (LAND PARTITION)
- Any subdivision containing not more than four lots fronting on an existing street, not involving any new street or road or the extension of municipal facilities and not adversely affecting the development of the remainder of the parcel or adjoining property and not in conflict with any provision or portion of the Village Master Plan, Official Map, Chapter 175, Zoning, or these regulations now or hereafter adopted.
- OFFICIAL MAP
- The map established by the Village Board, showing streets, highways and parks already laid out, adopted and established by law or as proposed for future development that have been officially adopted by the Village Board.
- PEDESTRIAN RIGHT-OF-WAY
- A walk, pathway or route that may lawfully be used as a right of passage over another's land dedicated to public use to permit pedestrian traffic.
- PERFORMANCE BOND
- A security which is posted by the subdivider to guarantee to the village that said subdivider will faithfully construct or cause to be constructed the required public improvements, streets, roadways, utilities and proper drainage which are an integral part of his approved final plat, to assure the proper grading, to prevent floods and other inconveniences to the homes of prospective purchasers, and, furthermore, that the construction shall conform to the specifications of the Board and the Village Engineer and be in full compliance with the Village Building Construction Code, any covenant and restrictions.
- PRELIMINARY LAYOUT
- The preliminary drawing or drawings indicating the proposed manner or layout of the subdivision, to be submitted to the Board for approval.
- PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER
- A person licensed as a professional engineer by the State of New York.
- SKETCH PLAN
- A rough sketch of the preliminary layout or of the subdivision plat in the case of minor subdivisions, to enable the subdivider to save time and expense in reaching general agreement with the Board as to the form of the layout and objectives of these regulations.
- Includes streets, roads, avenues, lanes or other ways, between right-of-way lines.
- STREET PAVEMENT
- The wearing or exposed surface of the roadway used by vehicular traffic.
- STREET WIDTH
- The distance between property lines, measured at right angles to the center line of the street on both sides of the roadway.
- Any person, firm, corporation, partnership or association who shall lay out for the purpose of sale or development any subdivision or part thereof as defined herein, either for himself or others.
- The division of any parcel of land, with or without streets, into two or more lots, plots, sites or other divisions of land for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of transfer of ownership or building development.
- SUBDIVISION PLAT
- The final map on which the applicant's subdivision plan is presented to the Board for approval and which, if approved, shall be duly filed by the applicant with the County Clerk.
- A person licensed as a land surveyor by the State of New York.
- VILLAGE BOARD
- The Mayor and the Trustees of the Village of Lake Grove.
- VILLAGE ENGINEER
- The Engineer of the Village of Lake Grove appointed by the Mayor
as per § 4-400, Subdivision 1c, of the Village Law and who shall
also serve as the consulting engineer of the Village Planning Board.[Amended 1-4-1990 by L.L. No. 1-1990]
The preliminary layout and the supporting documents for a proposed subdivision constitute the material to be officially submitted to the Board. The layout shows the general design of the subdivision and its public improvements so that the Board can indicate its approval or disapproval of the subdivision prior to the time that the final plat, including the design and detailing of the public improvements and utilities, is completed.
Approval of the preliminary layout does not constitute an approval of the final plat nor should it be considered a valid basis for the construction of site improvements or for other commitments which depend upon its design characteristics.