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Chapter 19 - Land Use and Development

Division 2 – Administration

§ 19.5-9 Authority of Subdivision Agent.

The Subdivision Agent is hereby delegated the authority and power to administer this chapter and, in so acting, shall be considered the agent of the governing body.

§ 19.5-10 Duties of Subdivision Agent.

The Subdivision Agent shall perform his/her duties in accordance with the requirements of the Code of Virginia, as amended, and this chapter.

§ 19.5-11 Procedures and policy.

In addition to regulations herein contained, the Subdivision Agent, subject to the approval of the governing body, may from time to time establish policy requirements as deemed necessary for the proper administration of this chapter. Policies so established shall govern the administration of this chapter and shall have the force of the law.

§ 19.5-12 Dedication for public use.

No easement, right-of-way, or other public space on any plat of subdivision shall be accepted for dedication for public use until such proposed dedication shall have been formally accepted by the Subdivision Agent and signed approval is shown on the instrument to be recorded. Such approval shall not be given by the Subdivision Agent until any such easement, right-of-way, or other public space complies with all requirements of the Virginia Department of Transportation and such other requirements as the governing body may impose for public streets, utilities, and drainage. Approval of any final subdivision plat shall not be deemed acceptance by the governing body of any street, utility, or other public place shown on the plat for maintenance, repair, or operation thereof unless acceptance is expressly indicated on the final plat.

§ 19.5-13 Fees.

There shall be a charge for the examination and approval of every plat and plan reviewed by the Subdivision Agent. At the time of application, the subdivider shall pay a fee in accordance with the current fee schedule as set by resolution of the governing body.

§ 19.5-14 Mutual responsibility.

There is a mutual responsibility between Appomattox County and the subdivider to subdivide and develop land in an orderly manner in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan, Chapter 19.6, Zoning, of the Appomattox County Code, and the requirements and standards of this chapter.

§ 19.5-15 Amendments.

For the purpose of protecting the public health, safety, and general welfare, the Planning Commission may from time to time propose amendments to this chapter which shall then be approved or disapproved by the Board of Supervisors after a public hearing. The public hearing shall follow all normal public notice and public hearing policies and procedures as set forth in the Code of Virginia, as amended.

§ 19.5-16 Copy to be filed with Circuit Court Clerk.

Upon the adoption of this chapter and any amendments hereto, the Subdivision Agent shall cause to be placed in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court a certified copy of this chapter, including all amendments.


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