2010 Tennessee Code
Title 13 - Public Planning And Housing
Chapter 3 - Regional Planning
Part 4 - Regional Planning Regulations
13-3-403 - Platting regulations Road and utility main regulations Completion bond Hearing on regulations.

13-3-403. Platting regulations Road and utility main regulations Completion bond Hearing on regulations.

(a)  In exercising the powers granted to it by § 13-3-402, the regional planning commission shall adopt regulations governing the subdivision of land within its jurisdiction. Such regulations may provide for the harmonious development of the region and its environs; for the coordination of roads within the subdivided land with other existing or planned roads or with the state or regional plan or with the plans of municipalities in or near the region; for adequate open spaces for traffic, light, air and recreation; for the conservation of or production of adequate transportation, water, drainage and sanitary facilities; for the avoidance of population congestion; and for the avoidance of such scattered or premature subdivision of land as would involve danger or injury to health, safety or prosperity by reason of the lack of water supply, drainage, transportation or other public services or would necessitate an excessive expenditure of public funds for the supply of such services or would be located in areas where there are inadequate or nonexistent publicly or privately owned and maintained services and facilities when the planning commission has determined the services are necessary in order for development to occur.

(b)  Such regulations may include requirements as to the extent to which and the manner in which roads shall be graded and improved, and water, sewer and other utility mains, piping, connections or other facilities shall be installed as a condition precedent to the approval of the plat. The regulations or practice of the commission may provide for the tentative approval of the plat previous to such improvements and installation, but any such tentative approval shall not be entered on the plat. Such regulations may provide that, in lieu of the completion of such work and installations previous to the final approval of a subdivision plat, the commission may accept a bond, in form and amount and with conditions and surety satisfactory to it, providing for and securing to the public the actual construction and installations of such improvements and utilities within a period specified by the commission and expressed in the bond. The attorney for the county in which the subdivision is located is hereby granted the power and duty to enforce any such bond by all appropriate legal and equitable remedies, and moneys collected on such bond shall be paid into the state treasury and, upon the order of the regional planning commission, shall be applied to the construction and installation of the improvements and utilities. The regulations may provide, in lieu of the completion of the work previous to the final approval of a plat, for an assessment or other method whereby the county, municipality or metropolitan government served by the regional planning commission at the location of the platted property is put in an assured position to do the work and make the installations at the cost of the owners of the property within the subdivision.

(c)  Before adoption of its subdivision regulations or any amendment thereof, a public hearing thereon shall be held by the regional planning commission, thirty (30) days' notice of the time and place of which shall be given by one (1) publication in a newspaper of general circulation in each county lying wholly or partly in the region.

[Acts 1935, ch. 35, § 2; C. Supp. 1950, § 3493.11; modified; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 13-303; Acts 1998, ch. 1080, § 7; 2008, ch. 1150, § 5; 2009, ch. 35, § 1.]  

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