Chapter 25 SUBDIVISIONS*
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
(Code 1964, § 19.543(4); Ord. No. 10099, § 1, 3-5-84)