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Subdivision Regulations

 SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS
Ellis County, Kansas


Ellis County

Joint Planning Commission

Edition of September 1, 2006

  Ellis County Board of County Commissioners
Christopher S. Channell, Chairman
Dennis J. Pfannenstiel, Commissioner
Vernon L. Berens, Commissioner

  Ellis County Joint Planning Commission
Lance Russell, Chair
Jo Kraus, Vice-Chair
Gene Bittel, Commissioner
Leo Dorzweiler, Commissioner
Dick Klaus, Commissioner
Kent Laas, Commissioner
Charlie Rohr, Commissioner
Jim Scheck, Commissioner
Rich Weber, Commissioner 


 Ellis County Clerk
Alberta Klaus 


 County Staff
Mike Graf, Public Works Director
Donnetta Pfeifer, Public Works Secretary
 

Planning Consultant
David L. Yearout, AICP
Baughman Company, P.A.
Wichita, Kansas

Ellis County Subdivision Regulations (September 1, 2006 Edition) i
Ellis County, Kansas
Subdivision Regulations
Table of Contents


ARTICLE 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS .......................................................................................1-1

Sections:
1-101 Title and Scope ...............................................................................................................1-1
1-102 Purpose ...........................................................................................................................1-1
1-103 Jurisdiction.......................................................................................................................1-1
1-104 Applicability .....................................................................................................................1-2
1-105 Exemptions .....................................................................................................................1-3
1-106 Administration and Enforcement .....................................................................................1.5
1-107 Definitions .......................................................................................................................1-7
  1-108 Vesting of Development Rights ......................................................................................1-14
 

ARTICLE 2 PROCEDURE FOR APPROVAL OF SUBDIVISIONS............................................2-1

Sections:
2-101 General Provisions...........................................................................................................2-1
2-102 Pre-Platting Conference...................................................................................................2-1
2-103 Preliminary Plat ................................................................................................................2-2
2-104 Final Plat ..........................................................................................................................2-5
2-105 Final Platting of a Portion of an Overall Preliminary Plat ................................................ 2-8
 

ARTICLE 3 LOT SPLITS.............................................................................................................3-1

Sections:
3-101 Objective...........................................................................................................................3-1
3-102 Authorization for Approval of Lot Splits ............................................................................3-1
3-103 Application Procedure ......................................................................................................3-1
3-104 Approval Guidelines .........................................................................................................3-2
3-105 Industrial Lot Splits............................................................................................................3-2
3-106 Agricultural Lot Splits ........................................................................................................3-3


ARTICLE 4 SUBDIVISION DESIGN STANDARDS.....................................................................4-1

Sections:
4-101 Applicability .......................................................................................................................4-1
4-102 Street Standards ...............................................................................................................4-1
4-103 Alleys .................................................................................................................................4-5
4-104 Block Standards.................................................................................................................4-5
4-105 Lots....................................................................................................................................4-6
4-106 Easements.........................................................................................................................4-6
4-107 Drainage ............................................................................................................................4-7
4-108 Water and Sewer Facilities ...............................................................................................4-8
4-109 Large Lot Subdivisions.......................................................................................................4-8
4-110 Public Sites and Open Spaces...........................................................................................4-8
4-111 Bench Marks, Corner Monuments, and Other Markers .................................................... 4-8
4-112 Community Assets .............................................................................................................4-9


ARTICLE 5 REQUIREMENTS FOR IMPROVEMENTS............................................................... 5-1

Sections:
5-101 Applicability .........................................................................................................................5-1
5-102 Required Improvements......................................................................................................5-1
5-103 Financing ............................................................................................................................5-3
5-104 Relation to Plat Approval.....................................................................................................5-4
5-105 Relocation of Existing Facilities...........................................................................................5-5
5-106 Acceptance .........................................................................................................................5-6
5-107 Building Permits ..................................................................................................................5-6
5-108 Off-Site Improvements ........................................................................................................5-6


ARTICLE 6 ADMINISTRATION......................................................................................................6-1

Sections:
6-101 Rule Exceptions ...................................................................................................................6-1
6-102 Appeals.................................................................................................................................6-1
6-103 Penalty for Violations, Actions..............................................................................................6-1
 

ARTICLE 7 MISCELLANEOUS......................................................................................................7-1

Sections:
7-101 Validity .................................................................................................................................7-1
7-102 Accrued Rights and Liabilities Saved ..................................................................................7-1
7-103 Severability ..........................................................................................................................7-1
7-104 Effective Date.......................................................................................................................7-1
 7-105 Repealing Clause.................................................................................................................7-1 



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