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As used in this title, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them:
ALLEY: A permanent serviceway providing a secondary means of access to abutting lands.
ARTERIAL STREETS: Those streets designated in the thoroughfare plan for large volumes of traffic movement. Certain arterial streets may be classified as business streets to serve congested business sections, and others as limited access highways to which entrances and exits are provided only at controlled intersections, which access is denied to abutting properties.
BLOCK: A unit of property lying between the two (2) nearest intersecting and intercepting streets or between the nearest intersecting and intercepting streets or railroad right of way, waterway or other definite barrier.
BLOCK FRONTAGE: Property abutting on one side of a street, and lying between the two (2) nearest intersecting or intercepting streets or railroad right of way, waterway or other definite barrier.
BUILDING SETBACK LINE: The line nearest the front of, and across a lot, establishing the minimum open space to be provided between the front line of buildings and structures and the front lot line.
CIRCLE DRIVE: A residential street of a closed circular shape which has one entrance open to traffic and intersects or intercepts no street other than the entrance.
CITY ENGINEER: The director of public works, whose office includes that of city engineer.
COMMISSION: The city planning and zoning commission.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: The complete plan, or any of its parts, for the development of the city, prepared by the commission and adopted in accordance with state law.
CUL-DE-SAC, COURT OR DEAD END STREET: A residential street having one end open to traffic and being permanently terminated by a vehicle turnaround.
FEEDER STREETS: Those designated in the thoroughfare plan as important streets to facilitate the collection of traffic from residential streets, to permit circulation within neighborhood areas and to provide convenient ways for traffic to reach arterial streets.
LOOP: A residential street that begins and ends at two (2) spaced points on the same street and which intersects or intercepts no other street.
LOT: A portion of a subdivision or other parcel of land intended as a unit for transfer of ownership or development.
PLACE OR PRIVATE DRIVE: An open, unoccupied, officially designated, privately owned space, other than a street or alley, permanently reserved for use as the principal means of access to three (3) or more abutting properties as specifically authorized under this title. For the purposes of this title, a place or private drive shall be subject to the same requirements, conditions, restrictions and connotations as streets. For single-family and two-family dwellings, no more than three (3) lots or three (3) principal structures may be served by a private drive.
PLAT: A map or chart indicating the subdivision or resubdivision of land, intended to be filed for record.
PRIVATE SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM: A sewer owned, controlled and maintained by property owners, a subdivider or a duly constituted homeowner association.
PRIVATE SEWAGE TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL SYSTEM: All equipment and materials needed to properly treat and dispose of sewage from a single residential, commercial or industrial use.
PRIVATE WATER WELL SYSTEM: Any excavation that is drilled, bored, driven or dug in the earth to provide a source of water for a single residential, commercial or industrial use.
PUBLIC SANITARY SEWER OUTLET: A public sanitary sewerage system which conveys sewage to a public wastewater treatment facility.
PUBLIC SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM: A sewer owned, controlled, maintained and subject to the jurisdiction of the city.
PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY: Those water systems owned, controlled and maintained in accordance with the franchise between the provider and the city.
QUASI-PUBLIC SEWAGE TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL SYSTEM: All equipment and materials needed to properly treat and dispose of sewage from more than one residential, commercial or industrial user, and other than a public sanitary sewer system.
QUASI-PUBLIC WATER WELL SYSTEM: Any excavation that is drilled, bored, driven or dug in the earth to provide a source of water for more than one residential, commercial or industrial user, and other than a public water supply.
REPLAT: A subdivision or plat, the site of which has heretofore been platted or subdivided with lots or parcels of land. It may include all or any part of a previous subdivision or plat.
RESIDENTIAL STREETS: Those not designated in the thoroughfare plan as arterial or feeder streets. When they are designed for the primary purpose of providing access to abutting property on one side only, they are identified as marginal access streets. Another type of residential street is a cul-de-sac.
STREET: A right of way, dedicated to and accepted for the public use, which affords the principal means of access to abutting property. A street may be designated as a highway, thoroughfare, parkway, boulevard, road, avenue, lane, drive, place or other appropriate name. A street may also be identified according to type of use.
SUBDIVIDER: Any person engaged in developing or improving a tract of land which complies with the definition of a "subdivision" as defined herein.
SUBDIVISION: For the purpose of this title, a subdivision of land is either:
A. The division of land into three (3) or more tracts, sites or parcels.
B. Establishment or dedication of a road, highway, street, alley, place or private drive through a tract of land regardless of area.
C. Resubdivisions or replats of land heretofore divided or platted into lots, sites or parcels; however, the sale or exchange of small parcels of land to or between adjoining property owners, where such sale or exchange does not create additional lots, nor place said lots in nonconformance with the provisions of the zoning ordinance or this title, shall not be considered as a subdivision of land.
D. The improvement of one or more parcels of land for residential, commercial or industrial structures or groups of structures involving the allocation of land for common use by owners, occupants or leaseholders.
THOROUGHFARE PLAN: The part of the comprehensive plan which sets forth the location, alignment, dimensions, identification and classification of existing and proposed public streets, highways and other thoroughfares.
25-YEAR STORM: Five and three-tenths inches (5.3") of rain falling in a twenty four (24) hour period. (2008 Code § 28-1)