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For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ALLEY or SERVICE DRIVE. A passage or way affording generally a secondary means of vehicular access to abutting properties.
BUILDING INSPECTOR. The Building Inspector of the city.
COLLECTOR STREET. See LOCAL STREET or COLLECTOR STREET.
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS. The Direc-tor or Superintendent of Public Works of the city.
HIGHWAYS,THOROUGHFARES, and PARKWAYS. The HIGHWAYS, primary and secondary THOROUGHFARES, or PARKWAYS, designated as such on the official major street plan.
LOCAL STREET or COLLECTOR STREET. A street intended to serve and to provide access to neighborhoods or subneighborhoods.
MAJOR STREET PLAN. The official plan of highways, primary and secondary thoroughfares, or parkways, being part of the official master plan.
MAJOR SUBDIVISION. See SUBDIVISION.
MASTER PLAN. The official master plan of the city and environs as adopted by the Planning Commission.
MINOR STREET. Any street not a highway, primary or secondary thoroughfare, parkway, or local street, intended to serve and provide access exclusively to the properties abutting thereon.
MINOR SUBDIVISION. See SUBDIVISION.
PARK AND PLAYGROUND PLAN. The official plan of parks, playgrounds, playfields, and other public recreation facilities, being part of the official master plan.
PARKWAYS. See HIGHWAYS,THOROUGH-FARES, and PARKWAYS.
PLANNING COMMISSION. The Planning and Zoning Commission of the city and county.
PLANNING DIRECTOR. The Secretary of the Planning Commission and Planning Director for the city and county.
SCHOOL PLAN. The official plan of public schools, being part of the official master plan.
SERVICE DRIVE. See ALLEY or SERVICE DRIVE.
SUBDIVISION. The division of a tract or parcel of land into two or more lots or parcels; or the consolidation of tracts or parcels for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of sale, lease, or building development; or if a new street is involved, any division of a parcel of land. A division of land for agricultural purposes into lots or parcels of five acres or more and not involving a new street shall not be deemed a subdivision. SUBDIVISION includes resubdivision and when appropriate to the context, shall relate to the process of subdivision or the land subdivided. For the purposes of this chapter, two classes of divisions shall be stablished as follows.
(1) MAJOR SUBDIVISION. A subdivision of land which does not conform to the definition established for MINOR SUBDIVISIONS below. Any subdivision proposing the creation of a new street shall be a MAJOR SUBDIVISION and shall meet the requirements prescribed herein. Hereafter in this chapter, a MAJOR SUBDIVISION shall be referred to as a SUBDIVISION.
(2) MINOR SUBDIVISION. A subdivision of land resulting in no more than three lots, or tracts, having frontage on an existing public street, or on a private street or drive, providing adequate access for the lots to a public street. MINOR SUBDIVISION does not include the creation of a public street and does not require the construction of any improvements in the public right-of-way as a result of the MINOR SUBDIVISION.MINOR SUBDIVISION also includes transferring land between adjoining properties which share at least one common boundary involved in the transfer or among several adjoining lots which result in no more lots than existed prior to the subdivision. Any redivision, occurring within 12 months, of lots approved in a MINOR SUBDIVISION shall be deemed a MAJOR SUBDIVISION and shall follow the requirements for a MAJOR SUBDIVISION, unless a waiver of the MAJOR SUBDIVISION requirements is approved by the Planning Commission. If the MAJOR SUBDIVISION requirements are waived, the redivision will be processed as a MINOR SUBDIVISION.
THOROUGHFARES. See HIGHWAYS,THOROUGHFARES, and PARKWAYS.
('83 Code, § 156.02) (Ord. 27-1960, passed 7-12-60; Am. Ord. 14-1982, passed 3-4-82)