During land development projects, project bonds are a funding mechanism to ensure that monies are available to complete public improvements once development begins. Bonds also ensure that the public improvements are maintained during a specified warranty period.
To ensure that enforceable restrictions on property usage run with developed land, plats are required to be prepared and reviews by the Town Land Development staff prior to the recording of the plate. Town Land Development staff reviews plats to ensure the following is included:
Impervious area allotment for each lot
Location of storm drainage structures, floodplains, water quality buffers, and BMP's
Lot lines, building lines, right-of-ways, easements, and set backs
Notes required for compliance with Town and County ordinances
Local governing bodies adopt and maintain regulations to promote public health and safety, minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions, and protect surface waters and the natural functions of floodplains. The State legislature authorizes local governments to adopt and enforce ordinances to address local needs and to meet federal and state requirements.