Changes possible for plat ordinance in Mandan

MANDAN, N.D. - Mandan could be changing the way it divides property into lots before its sold or developed.

Changes to the platting process require approval by the planning and zoning and city commissions. The intent is to allow neighbors more input and give them more time to consider proposals through public hearings.

"It's important that the people in the community have a voice and that the developer can't come in and just overwhelm the community and take over an area of the community,” said Mayor Tim Helbling. “The people around the development need to have some voice and need to be aware of what's going on."

The city commission approved the first reading.

The second reading will be on Feb. 6.