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§ 213-1 Title.

This is a chapter providing for the regulation and control of the subdivision of lots and the development of land; the approval of plans, plots or replots of land laid out in building lots; standards for the design of streets, lots, easements, blocks and other improvements; minimum improvements and construction standards on all streets and required dedications; the administration of this chapter and penalties for the violation of this chapter.

§ 213-2 Short title.

This chapter shall be known and may be cited as "The Borough of Stockertown Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance of 2002" and may be referred to as "SALDO."

§ 213-3 Purpose.

These regulations are adopted to create conditions favorable to the health, safety, morals, and general welfare of the citizens by:

A.

Assuring sites suitable for building purposes and human habitation.

B.

Providing for the harmonious development of the Borough.

C.

Assuring coordination of existing streets and highways with proposed streets, parks or other features of the official street plan of the Borough.

D.

To provide for adequate open spaces for traffic, recreation, light and air and for proper distribution of population.

E.

Assuring equitable and just processing of subdivision plans by providing uniform procedures and standards for the observance of both the subdivider and Borough officials.

§ 213-4 Application.

A.

No subdivision or land development of any lot, tract or parcel of land shall be made, and no street, sanitary sewer, water main, gas, or electric transmission line, or other improvements in connection therewith shall be laid out, constructed, opened or dedicated for public use or travel or for the common use of occupants of buildings abutting thereon, except in accordance with this chapter.

B.

No lot in a proposed subdivision or land development may be sold, and no final permit to erect any building upon land in a subdivision or land development may be issued unless and until a final plan has been approved and recorded, and either the Borough has been assured by means of an improvements agreement acceptable to the Borough Council that the improvements will subsequently be installed or the required improvements in connection therewith have been constructed.

C.

This chapter shall apply to all subdivisions and land developments, excepting subdivisions which have received preliminary plan approval from the Borough Council between the effective date of this chapter and a date five years prior to the effective date of this chapter. Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsections A and B, the excepted subdivisions shall comply with the requirements of the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance in effect at the date of the preliminary plan approval for a five-year period commencing at the date of the preliminary plan approval. After the expiration of the five-year period, the provisions of this chapter shall be applicable to said subdivision or land development.

 

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