Consideration on First Reading an Ordinance Amending a portion of Section 5 and Section 9 of Appendix C (Subdivisions) of the City of Green River Code of Ordinances
The proposed addition of paragraph (13) to Section 5.e. is to establish an alternative method for approving subdivisions and the recording of the plat. This will provide developers an alternative method to obtain approval and move forward with construction prior to the recording of the final plat and would be at the developers risk rather than the City's. It will also provide an alternative for other landowner's thinking of subdividing, but who are hesitant due to the costs and complexities of bonding.
The proposed addition of paragraph (12) to Section 5.e. is to clarify when building permits and occupancy certificates can be issued. The proposed language will define when a building permit can be issued, relative to the completion of improvements under our current platting regulations. Our current ordinance is silent on the issue and can be misinterpreted to mean that houses may be started before public improvements are complete.
Suggested Motion: I move to approve on first reading the proposed language amendment to a portion of Section 5. (specifically 5.e. "Final Plat") and Section 9 of Appendix C (Subdivisions) of the City of Green River Ordinances, to establish an alternative method for approving subdivisions, recording of the Final Plat and to clarify when building permits can be issued.