Preliminary Plat

Proposed Subdivision

Submittal of a preliminary plat and a related request for sewer and water allocation is intended to give the Town specific information about the proposed subdivision before any improvements are made.

Steps in Review Process

Preliminary plat will follow the following steps in review and approval:
Housing Development

Administrative Review

Once the preliminary plat is submitted it will be reviewed by the Development Review staff. The review of the preliminary plat will take a maximum of 21 business days to which a review report will faxed to the primary contact listed on the application form. The development review staff will be looking primarily concerning the improvements proposed and the effect that these improvements will have on the Town.

Staff Review

The staff will be reviewing the proposed preliminary plat to insure that it is in compliance with the Town ordinances, development standards and adopted plans or policies. The plat may also be reviewed by others outside the development review staff, including Federal, State, local agencies, or others, as the Planning Department considers appropriate. Any problems will be reported to the applicant, so that corrections can be made on the proposed plat before it is submitted to the Planning Board.

Planning Board Review

At their next available regularly scheduled monthly meeting the Planning Board will then review the proposed preliminary plat. The Planning Board will make a recommendation to the Town Board, to approve the preliminary plat, approved the preliminary plat subject with modifications or conditions, or disapproved the preliminary plat. The applicant is encouraged to attend the meeting and may be granted an opportunity to speak if requested by the Planning Board. The applicant will be notified in writing of the Planning Board's decision.

Town Board Review & Approval

The Planning Staff will present the preliminary plat and request for sewer and water allocation along with the Planning Board's recommendation to the Town Board. The Town Board may approve the preliminary plat, approve the preliminary plat with conditions or disapprove the preliminary plat. If the Board approves the subdivision the applicant may then submit construction drawing plans for review.


If the Board approves with conditions, the applicant shall include the Board's conditions in the development process. If the Board disapproves the subdivision it shall notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for denial, and advise the applicant to resubmit the preliminary plat to the Town and start the process over.

Submit Construction Documents

From the date of approval by the Town Board, the applicant has one year to submit construction drawings to maintain an approved sewer and water allocation. Once the construction drawings are approved the applicant has one year to install the approved water and sewer to maintain the approved utility allocation. The preliminary plat is valid for one year, after which time the approved plat and is no longer valid and the process of preliminary plan approval would start over.