Section 25-38 Character of the land.


    (a) Land shall be neither subdivided nor developed, except under appropriate special safeguards, where the commission finds that a proposed subdivision or development poses a potential or existing threat to the safety, health and general welfare of inhabitants of the land or surrounding areas due to flooding, improper drainage, steep slopes, rock formations, adverse earth formations, topography, utility easements or other adverse conditions.

    (b) Prior to subdivision or development of any area subject to the above adverse conditions, the commission shall require a detailed development proposal for the subdivision which sufficiently safeguards inhabitants of the land and surrounding areas and their property from such potential or existing threat thereto.

    (c) Portions of the proposed subdivision or development which cannot be prepared properly for the development shall be set aside for such use as shall not pose an undue hazard to life and property.

(Code 1964, § 19.543(4); Ord. No. 10099, § 1, 3-5-84)