The purpose of this manual is to impress upon the reader the urgent need for sound planning and to show what tools are available to facilitate the job of planning and (2) to provide a rough framework, a "model subdivision ordinance," around which a county can build a subdivision ordinance tailored to its particular needs and circumstances.

It must be emphasized that the values appearing in this manual are only typical minimal values. The model ordinance is quite general—any county wishing to adopt this ordinance would be obliged to initiate a study to determine to what extent the model ordinance suited the prevalent conditions and what changes would have to be made in the ordinance to accommodate these conditions.


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County Highway Series—No. 3