SYNOPSIS WITH RESPECT TO AMENDMENTS TO SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS OF THE CITY OF OPELIKA – 8/29

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SYNOPSIS WITH RESPECT TO AMENDMENTS TO SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS OF THE CITY OF OPELIKA
NOTICE is hereby given that at a regular meeting of the Planning Commission of the City of Opelika (the “Planning Commission”) on June 24, 2014, the Planning Commission adopted a Resolution approving text amendments to Sections 4.4, 4.5 and 4.9 of the Subdivision Regulations of the City of Opelika (the “Subdivision Regulations”). A synopsis of the revisions to said sections of the Subdivision Regulations is provided herein as follows:
(a) Section 4.4B was amended in the following respects:
(i) After infrastructure improvements are installed, constructed and completed prior to recording the plat, the City Engineer and the City Public Works Director must certify that all streets shown on the plat have been graded and improved.
(ii) Construction drawings must be submitted prior to construction according to the requirements of subsection 4.4C.
(iii) A performance security in the form of a cash escrow, irrevocable letter of credit or performance bond guarantee must be provided to the Engineering Department after notification that construction plans have been reviewed and approved by the City Engineer and the Public Works Director. The land disturbance fee is also required to be paid according to Chapter 7 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Opelika. A written approval, notice to proceed for construction and land disturbance permit will be issued after the performance security and land disturbance fee is received by the City.
(iv) The amount of the performance security shall be 150{44c616e11cf70d617c8dd92fb0bc15f41001df771f775c6b004238009c89a3f0} of the actual infrastructure cost as determined by a construction estimate and approved by the City Engineer and the Public Works Director.
(v) The performance security will be returned to the developer after final inspection of the infrastructure improvements and administrative approval by the City Engineer and Public Works Director in the form of a letter of acceptance.
(vi) Acceptance of infrastructure improvements must be made by the City Engineer, Public Works Director and other appropriate City departments and acceptance of recreational amenities, if any, by the Planning Director. The value of any Warranty Bonds must be determined by the City Engineer and the Public Works Director.
(b) Section 4.4C was amended in the following respects:
(i) Construction and utility drawings must be submitted to the Engineering Department and Public Works Department for review prior to construction.
(ii) Five copies of the drawings drawn to scale on 24” by 36” paper must be provided. Drawings shall also be provided in Auto CAD (“DWG”) and Adobe (pdf) file formats or another format approved by the Engineering Department.
(c) Section 4.4D (23) was amended to provide that no building permit shall be issued until traffic signs have been installed.
(d) Section 4.5 was amended to provide that in addition to mylar reproductions of the plat, the final plat shall be submitted to the Engineering Department. The preferred format for digital plats is .DWG (AutoCAD) and PDF (Adobe).
(e) Section 4.9 was amended in the following respects:
(i) All streets and utilities must be installed as platted or mapped in accordance with City specifications (including street and traffic signs).
(ii) Upon completion of such streets and utilities, the City Engineer and Public Works Director must conduct inspections to determine compliance or non-compliance.
Copies of the Resolution and the amendments are available for inspection at the office of the Planning Department, 700 Fox Trail, Opelika, Alabama, during normal business hours.
THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE
CITY OF OPELIKA
By:________________________________

ITS SECRETARY
Legal run 8/29/14

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