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SECTION 4.01- GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Due to the varying complexity of the different types of subdivisions, the submission requirements, for each type of subdivision as listed below, may vary. The developer should consult the Planning Director or Planner as to the required information.

  1. Minor Subdivisions- are located on an existing city street,
  2. Major Subdivisions- are Any number of lots requiring the layout and construction of new streets, and
  3. Open Space Subdivisions (see Section 44 of Zoning Code)
  4. Industrial and Commercial Subdivisions
In general minor subdivisions applications shall entail a subdivision plan and a site development plan if any physical development is proposed. Major subdivisions shall require all necessary information mentioned in these regulations.

In order to demonstrate that the cluster design alternative has been considered, developers of major subdivisions shall have available two concept plans during the pre application conference with one showing a conventional subdivision and the other showing how the property could be developed using the cluster design regulations in Section 44 of the Zoning Code. The final determination of which subdivision shall be submitted with the formal application is exclusively the developers.

When a major subdivision covers only a part of an existing tract of only a part of the developer's holdings, a concept plan of the prospective future street system, lot arrangement and system of open spaces for the remainder of the holding or tract shall be submitted as part of the formal application.

4.01.01 Scale and Number of Plans Required
All subdivision plans, with the exception of the grading plan, shall be drawn to a scale of no less than 1"=100' and shall be on sheets 24 by 36 inches. The plan shall show the information and be prepared in accordance with the standards hereafter specified. Required plans may be combined as long as the plan is clear and understandable. Twenty (20) blue line or black line prints of all required plans shall be  submitted to the Planning and Zoning Department.  (Amended effective 12/1/01)

4.01.02 Required Professionals
All pertinent plans submitted under these regulations shall be prepared by either a licensed engineer, architect, landscape architect and/or land surveyor that is registered in the State of Connecticut.  The names and license numbers of engineers, architects or surveyors used in preparing the subdivision plan shall appear on all plans.

4.01.03 Surveyors Certification
Survey Information: All pertinent maps shall contain certification that the accuracy of the information on the map meets the standards for a Class A-2 Survey as established by the State of Connecticut Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.  Such certificate shall bear the personally endorsed signature of the land surveyor and his seal.  Such certification shall generally be in the lower left hand corner of the sheet and shall read as follows:

I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THIS MAP AND SURVEY WERE PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STANDARDS OF CLASS A-2 SURVEY AS DEFINED IN THE CODE OF PRACTICE FOR STANDARDS OF ACCURACY OF SURVEYS AND MAPS, ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 13, 1984, AS AMENDED, BY THE CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION OF LAND SURVEYORS, INC.

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                                                     SIGNATURE OF SURVEYOR

In addition, all maps containing other information require to be prepared by a land surveyor shall bear the official seal and the personally endorsed signature of the land surveyor responsible for the preparation of such information.

4.01.04 Engineers Certification
All maps containing information required to be prepared by a professional engineer shall bear the official seal and the personally endorsed signature of the professional engineer responsible for the preparation of such engineering information.

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