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Amendment of Chapter 175 entitled "Sub-division of Land" in the Code of the Town of Whitestown

Local Law #1- 2005
April 06, 2005
Overview:

Local Law #1-2005

A Local Law amending the CODE OF THE TOWN OF WHITESTOWN at Chapter 175 entitled “SUBDIVISION OF LAND”



SECTION I:  Article VI entitled “Roads, Utilities, and Site work” including Section 175-27 through Section 175-39 inclusive of Chapter 175 entitled “SUBDIVISION OF LAND” of the Code of the Town of Whitestown is hereby repealed.


SECTION II:  Chapter 175 of the code of the Town of Whitestown entitled “SUBDIVISION OF LAND”, at §175-3 Definitions” is amended so as to include the following definition.


                        “PARCEL LINE ADJUSTMENT – A transfer of land from

one parcel to another parcel without, however, creating a

new parcel”


SECTION III:  Chapter 175 of the Code of the Town of Whitestown entitled “SUBDIVISION OF LAND” is hereby amended so as to include the following section:


“Section 175-4.1 Fee Schedule

All applications for the subdivision of land within the Town shall

be accompanied by those fees as established by the Town Board

by resolution.”



ARTICLE VI

Roads, Utilities, and Sitework



§ 175-27.  General.


Unless otherwise approved by the town, the subdivider shall provide for the construction of roads, utilities, and other sitework associated with the project in accordance with the following design standards, as applicable.


A.                 Professional design services.


(1)                All mapping showing lands to be conveyed to the Town of Whitestown must be prepared by a New York State Licensed Land Surveyor who maintains professional liability insurance ($1,000,000 minimum insured limit).


(2)                All infrastructure to be conveyed to the Town of Whitestown must be designed by a New York State Licensed Professional Engineer who maintains professional liability insurance ($1,000,000 minimum insured limit).


§ 175-28.  Roads.


A.                 Alignments.


(1)                Block lengths shall not exceed 1,200 feet.


(2)                Cul-de-sac streets:


(a)                Shall not be longer than 500 feet.


(b)                Shall be provided at the closed end with a turnaround (see § 175-28B for dimensions).  A hammer head or similar alternative turnaround with a 60 feet wide right of way (minimum) may be considered by the Planning Board if the concept and dimensional requirements are authorized in writing by the Highway Superintendent. 


(c)                The center island of a cul-de-sac shall be either paved or landscaped with a low maintenance ground cover.


(d)                Dead-end streets shall not be approved.


(3)                Street jogs with center–line offsets of less than 150 feet shall be avoided.


(4)                Streets shall be laid out so as to intersect as nearly as possible at right angles, and no street shall intersect any other street at less than 75˚.


(5)                All street right–of–way lines at intersections shall be rounded by curves of at least 20 feet radius.