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Brantley County Subdivision Ordinance 5-11-10

Brantley County Subdivision Ordinance 5-11-10

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Brantley County Subdivision Ordinance 5_11_10 – Revised - May 11, 2010Effective - April 1, 2009 Page 1 of 44
Brantley County Board of Commissioners33 Allen StreetNahunta, Georgia 31553912-462-5256
Brantley County Subdivision Ordinance 5_11_10 – Revised - May 11, 2010Effective - April 1, 2009 Page 2 of 44
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTENT 3ARTICLE 1. SHORT TITLE 3ARTICLE II. AUTHORITY AND ENACTMENT 3ARTICLE III. JURISDICTION AND APPLICATION 3ARTICLE IV. PURPOSES 3ARTICLE V. DEFINITION OF TERMS 4Sec. 501. Definitions 4ARTICLE VI. DESIGN STANDARDS 7See. 601. Minimum Design Standards and Improvements 7Sec. 602. Streets 7Sec. 603. Lots 15Sec. 604. Blocks 18See. 605. Easements 18Sec. 606. Utilities 19Sec. 607. Subdivision Corner Tie 20Sec. 608. Monuments 20Sec. 609. Benchmarks 21ARTICLE VII. SUBDIVISION PLATS 21See. 701. General Contents of Plats and Plans 21Sec. 702. Preliminary Plat 22Sec. 703. Preliminary Plat Requirements 22Sec. 704. Preliminary Plat Review and Approval Procedures 24Sec. 705. Construction Plan 24Sec. 706. Construction Plan Requirements 25Sec. 707. Construction Plan Review and Approval Procedure 30Sec. 708. Final Plat 30Sec. 709. Final Plat Requirements 31Sec. 710. Final Plat Approval 35ARTICLE VIII. MINOR SUBDIVISIONS, RESUBD. OF LAND & VACATION OF PLATS 36Sec. 801. Minor Subdivisions 36801.1 Procedural Requirements 37Sec. 802. Resubdivision of Land 38802.1 Procedural Requirements 39Sec. 803. Vacation of Plats 40ARTICLE IX. VARIANCES AND EXEMPTIONS 40Sec. 901. Variances 40Sec. 902. Exemptions from Paving Requirements 41Sec. 903. Exemptions 41ARTICLE X. ENFORCEMENT, VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES 41Sec. 1001. Enforcement 41Sec. 1002. Violations and Penalties 41See. 1003. Other Penalties 42Sec. 1004. Development Procedures Manual 42ARTICLE XI. AMENDMENTS 43ARTICLE XII. LEGAL STATUS PROVISIONS 43Sec. 1201. Validity 43Sec. 1202. Effective Date 43Sec. 1203. Repeal of Conflicting Ordinances 43
Brantley County Subdivision Ordinance 5_11_10 – Revised - May 11, 2010Effective - April 1, 2009 Page 3 of 44
SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS OF BRANTLEY COUNTY, GEORGIAINTENTAn Ordinance establishing minimum design standards for the subdividing of land intostreets, alleys and lots, defining certain terms used herein; providing for the method ofadministration and amendment; providing penalties for violation; repealing conflictingordinances; and for other purposes.ARTICLE I. SHORT TITLEThis Ordinance shall be known and may be cited as the "Subdivision Regulations ofBrantley County, Georgia".ARTICLE Il. AUTHORITY AND ENACTMENTArticle IX of The Constitution of the State of Georgia, 1976, grants authority to thegoverning body of each county and municipality to regulate subdivisions and landdevelopment. The Commissioners of Brantley County, pursuant to the authorityconferred above, do ordain and enact into law the following articles and sections.ARTICLE III. JURISDICTION AND APPLICATIONThe jurisdiction of this Ordinance shall apply to all that unincorporated area within theboundaries of Brantley County and these regulations shall apply (except asspecifically exempt herein) to the following forms of land subdivision:a) The division of land into two (2) or more parcels, lots or tracts; any part whichwhen subdivided shall contain less than three (3) acres in area, excluding burialplots in a cemetery.b) The dedication, vacation, reservation or improvement of any public or privateaccess easement or right-of-way through any tract of land regardless of thearea involved.ARTICLE IV. PURPOSESThe various articles and sections of the Ordinance are adopted for the followingpurposes, among others:a) To help conserve and protect the natural, economic, and scenic resources ofBrantley County.b) To help prevent and reduce the traffic congestion and traffic hazards whichresult from narrow or poorly aligned streets, and which result from excessiveentrance and exit points along major traffic arteries.c) To help eliminate the costly maintenance problems which develop whenstreets and lots are laid out without proper consideration being given to thedrainage characteristics of the tract of land at the time the land is beingsubdivided into streets and lots.d) To help prevent the spread of urban blight and slums.

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