§ 151.02  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   APPLICANT.  A natural person, firm, association, partnership, corporation, or combination of any of them that holds an ownership interest in land, whether recorded or not.
   DIVIDE or DIVISION.  The partitioning or splitting of a parcel or tract of land by the proprietor thereof, or by his or her heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors, or assigns, for the purpose of sale or lease of more than one year, or of building development that results in one or more parcels of less than 40 acres or the equivalent, and that satisfies the requirements of M.C.L.A. §§ 560.108 and 560.109. DIVIDE and DIVISION does not include a property transfer between two or more adjacent parcels, if the property taken from one parcel is added to an adjacent parcel, and any resulting parcel shall not be considered a building site unless the parcel conforms to the requirements of the Land Division Act, or the requirements of other applicable local ordinances.
   EXEMPT SPLIT or EXEMPT DIVISION.  The partitioning or splitting of a parcel or tract of land by the proprietor thereof, or by his or her heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors, or assigns, that does not result in one or more parcels of less than 40 acres or the equivalent.
   FORTY ACRES OR THE EQUIVALENT.  Forty acres, or a quarter-quarter section containing not less than 30 acres, or a government lot containing not less than 30 acres.
(Ord. 2-2008, passed 2-25-2008)