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1. At the next regular meeting of the City Council following the issuance of the Planning Commission's advisory report on the variance application, the City Council shall decide by resolution whether to grant or deny the requested subdivision variance. A copy of their decision, clearly stating their reasons therefore and the exact terms of any variance granted shall be attached to both the preliminary plan and the final plat. No final plat containing any previously disapproved variance shall be submitted to the City Council for approval by the Planning Commission under this chapter.
2. The City Council shall not grant any subdivision variance unless, based upon the information presented to them, they determine that:
a. The proposed variance is consistent with the general purposes of this chapter
b. Strict application of the subdivision requirements would result in great practical difficulties or hardship to the applicant, not a mere inconvenience
c. The proposed variance is the minimum deviation from the subdivision requirements that will alleviate the difficulty or hardship
d. The plight of the applicant is due to peculiar circumstances not of his or her own making
e. The peculiar circumstances engendering the variance request are not applicable to other tracts and, therefore, that a variance would be a more appropriate remedy than an ordinance amendment
f. The variance, if granted, will not materially frustrate the implementation of the city's Comprehensive Plan including the official map.
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