Chapter 16.12
PRELIMINARY AND FINAL PLATS

Sections:

16.12.010    Preapplication conference data.

16.12.020    Preliminary plat.

16.12.030    Final plat.

16.12.040    Penalty for violation of this chapter.

16.12.010 Preapplication conference data.

The following information shall be provided at the time of the preliminary consultation with the city engineer:

A.    Information including data on existing covenants, land characteristics and available community facilities and utilities, and information describing the subdivision proposal such as number of residential lots, typical lot width and depth, price range, business areas, playgrounds, park area and other public areas, tree planting, proposed protective covenants and proposed utilities and street improvements;

B.    The city may require a location map showing the relationship of the proposed subdivision to existing community facilities which serve or influence it. These shall include development names and locations; main traffic arteries; public transportation lines; shopping centers; elementary and high schools; parks and playgrounds; drainageways; environmental corridors as shown in the adopted city park and open space plan and wetlands and floodplains within the environmental corridors; principal places of employment; other community features such as railroad stations, airports, hospitals and churches; and other map features, including title, scale, north arrow and date. (Ord. 2102-07 § 1 (part), 2007)

16.12.020 Preliminary plat.

A.    The preliminary plat shall be drawn in accordance with the city’s Drafting Standards as contained in the city’s Public Infrastructure and Development Handbook and shall show correctly on its face the following:

1.    Date, scale and north point;

2.    The proposed subdivision name, which shall not duplicate the name of any plat previously recorded in Waukesha County;

3.    The name and address of the owner, the subdivider and the engineer or surveyor preparing the plat;

4.    Location of the subdivision by government lot, 1/4-1/4 section, section, township, range and county;

5.    A small scale drawing of the section or government subdivision of the section in which the subdivision lies, with the location of the subdivision indicated thereon;

6.    The exact length and bearing of the exterior boundaries of the subdivision;

7.    Location and names of adjacent subdivisions and the owners of adjoining parcels of unsubdivided land;

8.    Zoning on and adjacent to the subdivision;

9.    Location, widths and names of existing and platted streets, alleys or other public ways and easements, railroad and utility rights-of-way, parks and playgrounds, cemeteries, watercourses, drainageways, environmental corridors including wetland and floodland locations, permanent buildings, bridges and other pertinent data as determined by the plan commission within three hundred (300) feet of the proposed subdivision, or on property owned or controlled by the subdivider;

10.    The water elevations of adjoining lakes or streams at the date of the survey and the approximate high and low water elevations of such lakes or streams. All elevations shall be referred to U.S.G.S. datum;

11.    If the subdivision borders a lake or stream, the distance and bearing of a meander line established not less than twenty (20) feet back from the ordinary highwater mark of the lake or stream;

12.    Layout, width and approximate grades of all new streets and rights-of-way such as alleys, highways, easements for sewers, water mains and other public utilities;

13.    Direction and distance to nearest water and sewer mains;

14.    Approximate dimensions of and areas of lots;

15.    Proposed building lines;

16.    Approximate radii of all curves and length of tangents;

17.    Approximate location and area of property proposed to be dedicated for public use or reserved by deed covenant for use of all property owners in the subdivision with the conditions, if any, of such dedication or reservation;

18.    Contours at vertical intervals of not more than two feet, with reference to U.S.G.S. datum, or at more frequent intervals if required by the plan commission for land of unusual topography.

B.    Construction plans, as required under Sections 16.08.040 and 16.20.020 through 16.20.070 shall be furnished with the preliminary plat; provided, however, that should the subdivider choose, he may obtain the preliminary approval of the plat in respect to layout. If only a portion of the plat is to be improved and submitted for final approval, construction plans and specifications need be prepared for such portion only. However, the entire area of the proposed subdivision, as well as any additions necessary to proper design of facilities, shall be the basis for design and so indicated. (Ord. 2102-07 § 1 (part), 2007)

16.12.030 Final plat.

A final plat of subdivided land shall comply with the requirements of Sections 236.20 and 236.21, Wisconsin Statutes, as amended, requiring a plat, meeting the following requirements:

A.    General Requirements. All plats shall be legibly prepared in the following manner:

1.    On muslin-backed white paper or other media as allowed by Chapter 236 of the State Statutes twenty-two (22) inches wide by thirty (30) inches long using computer aided drafting software and hardware in accordance with the city’s drafting standards as contained in the city’s Public Infrastructure and Development Handbook. When more than one sheet is used for any plat, each sheet shall be numbered consecutively and shall contain a notation giving the total number of sheets in the plat and showing the relation of that sheet to the other sheets. These sheets may be provided by the county through the register of deeds on such terms as the county board shall determine;

2.    With a binding margin of one and one-half inches on the left side of the thirty (30) inch length and a margin of one inch on all other sides;

3.    With waterproof nonfading black ink on a scale of not more than one hundred (100) feet to an inch. The scale used shall be indicated on the plat graphically;

4.    Final plats and survey maps of subdivided land in the city and in any town in which the city’s extraterritorial subdivision jurisdiction applies shall be photographically reproduced on a mylar base material .003 inch thick and one set containing all sheets of the plat shall be furnished to the city by the subdivider. This reproduction shall be a direct duplication of the plat in its final form indicating all finally executed certificates. In addition, the subdivider shall submit the same in electronic format consistent with the city’s standards for computer aided drafting software as contained in the city’s Public Infrastructure and Development Handbook.

5.    The fee specified in Section 3.28.010(II) shall be required at the time of submittal.

6.    The subdivider will be billed an engineering department review fee as specified in Section 3.28.010(KK).

B.    Map and Engineering Information. The final plat shall show correctly on its face:

1.    The exterior boundaries of the land surveyed and divided;

2.    All monuments erected, corners and other points established in the field in their proper places. The material of which the monuments, corners or other points are made shall be noted at the representation thereof or by legend, except lot corners need not be shown;

3.    The exact length and bearing of the exterior boundaries, the boundary lines of all blocks, public grounds, streets and alleys, and all lot lines, except that when the lines in any tier of lots are parallel, it shall be sufficient to mark the bearings of the outer lines on one tier thereof. Easements shall be shown by center line and width when lines are parallel to a boundary; otherwise boundary bearings and distances shall be shown. Previously recorded bearings and lengths shall be shown “Recorded as ____”;

4.    All blocks consecutively numbered. The blocks in numbered additions to subdivisions bearing the same name shall be numbered consecutively through the several additions;

5.    All lots in each block consecutively numbered and outlots consecutively numbered;

6.    The exact location and width of all easements, streets and alleys;

7.    All lake or stream shore meander lines established by the surveyor, the distances and bearings thereof, and the distance between the point of intersection of such meander lines with lot lines and the ordinary high water mark;

8.    The center line of all streets;

9.    A north point properly located thereon, identified as reference to a magnetic, true or other identifiable meridian;

10.    The number of degrees and minutes in all exterior boundary and block angles. When such angles are between a curve and its tangent, the angle shown shall be that between the tangent and the main chord of the curve. When between curves of different radii, the angle between the main chords;

11.    When a street is on a circular curve, the main chord of the centerline shall be drawn as a dotted line in its proper place; and either on it or in an adjoining table shall be noted its bearing and length, the radius of the circle of which the curb is a part and the central angle extended. The lot lines on the street sides shall be shown in the same manner or by bearings and distances. When a circular curve of thirty (30) foot radius or less is used to round off the intersection between two straight lines, it shall be tangent to both straight lines; it shall be sufficient to show on the plat the radius of the curve and the tangent distances from the points of curvature to the point of intersection of the straight lines.

C.    Name, Location and Position. The name of the plat shall be printed thereon in prominent letters and shall not be a duplicate of the name of any plat previously recorded in the same county. The following information relating to the position and location of the subdivision shall be shown on the plat:

1.    The location of the subdivision by government lot, quarter section, township, range and county noted immediately under the name given the subdivision;

2.    The exact location of the subdivision indicated by the distances and bearings with references to a corner or corners established in the U.S. Public Land Survey;

3.    A small drawing of the section or governmental subdivision section of the section in which the subdivision lies with the location of the subdivision indicated thereon. This drawing shall be oriented on the sheet in the same direction as the main drawing;

4.    Where provisions are made for access from any subdivision to any lake or stream, the plat shall show the area over which access is provided to the lake or stream together with a small scale drawing clearly indicating the location of the subdivision in relation to the lake or stream and the location of the area over which access is provided;

5.    The names of adjoining streets, state highways and subdivisions shown in their proper location underscored by a dotted line;

6.    Abutting street and state highway lines of adjoining plats shown in their proper location by dotted lines. The width of these streets and highways shall be given also.

D.    Roads and Public Spaces. The final plat shall show the following:

1.    The name of each road or street in the plat shall be printed thereon in prominent letters;

2.    All lands dedicated to public use except roads and streets shall be clearly marked “Dedicated to the Public”;

3.    Mark clearly all roads not dedicated to the public, “Private Road,” or “Private Street” or “Private Way.”

E.    Site Conditions and Topography. The final plat shall show the following:

1.    All existing buildings;

2.    All watercourses, drainage ditches and other existing features pertinent to proper subdivision;

3.    The water elevations of adjoining lakes or streams at the date of the survey and the approximate high and low water elevations of such lakes or streams. All elevations shall be referred to some U.S.G.S. datum.

F.    Certificates to Accompany Plat. To entitle a final plat to be recorded, such certificates as are required by Chapter 236, Wisconsin Statutes, shall be lettered or printed legibly with black durable ink or typed legibly with black ribbon. (Ord. 2102-07 § 1 (part), 2007)

16.12.040 Penalty for violation of this chapter.

Any person, firm, partnership, or corporation who violates any part of this chapter shall be subject to the penalty and enforcement provisions in Chapter 1.12. (Ord. 2552-19 § 43, 2019)