§ 157.016  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ACCESSORY STRUCTURE OR USE.  A structure or use that: (1) is incidental to and serves a principal building or use; (2) is subordinate in height, area, and purpose to the principal structure or principal use served; (3) contributes to the comfort, convenience, or necessity of the occupants, business, or industry of the principal structure or principal use served; and (4) is located on the same lot as the principal structure or principal use served, except as otherwise expressly authorized by the provision of this chapter. Accessory parking facilities may be authorized to be located elsewhere. An ACCESSORY STRUCTURE is a detached structure.
   ADMINISTRATOR.  The officer appointed by and/or delegated the responsibility for the administration of these regulations by the Plan Commission. The President of the Cloverdale Plan Commission, or such other person specifically designated by the Cloverdale Town Council, is the ADMINISTRATOR for the purposes of the administration of this chapter and is the Town of Cloverdale officer referred to herein wherever the term ADMINISTRATOR appears.
   ADVISORY PLAN COMMISSION.  A planning commission serving a single local government jurisdiction established as defined under Indiana Code 36-7-1-2. The Cloverdale Plan Commission is an ADVISORY PLAN COMMISSION.
   ALLEY.  A public or private vehicular right of way primarily designed to serve a secondary access to the side or rear of those properties whose principal frontage is on some other street.
   APPLICANT.  The owner of land, or other individual with a legal interest in land, who makes application to the Cloverdale Plan Commission or Board of Zoning Appeals for action by said Commission, thereby affecting that land.
   ARTERIAL STREET.  Either a primary arterial or a secondary arterial as defined in this section.
   BLOCK.  A tract of land bounded by streets, or by a combination of streets and public parks, cemeteries, railroad rights-of-way, shorelines or waterways, or boundary lines of municipalities.
   BOND.  Any form of security, including a cash deposit, surety bond, collateral, property, or instrument of credit in an amount and form satisfactory to the Plan Commission. All bonds shall be approved by the Commission wherever a bond is required by these regulations.
   BUFFER LANDSCAPING OR STRIP.  Any trees, shrubs, walls, fences, berms or related landscaping features required under this chapter or the Zoning Ordinance to be placed on private property and privately maintained or in public rights-of-way for the purpose of buffering lots from adjacent properties, for aesthetic purposes, and/or for creating sound and/or visual privacy. (See SCREENING also).
   BUILDING.  Any roofed structure built for the support, shelter, or enclosure of persons, animals, chattels, or movable property of any kind.
   BUILDING PERMIT.  See LOCATION IMPROVEMENT PERMIT.
   BUILDING SITE.  An area proposed or provided and improved by grading, filling, excavation, or other means for erecting pads or foundations for buildings.
   CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM.  A schedule of all proposed future projects listed in order of construction priority together with cost estimates and the anticipated means of financing each project. All major projects requiring the expenditure of public funds, over and above the annual local government’s operating expenses, for the purchase, construction or replacement of the more durable, longer lived physical assets for the community are included.
   CENTRAL SEWERAGE SYSTEM.  A community sewer system including collection and treatment facilities established by the developer to serve a new subdivision in an outlying or generally rural area.
   CENTRAL WATER SYSTEM.  A community water supply system including existing and new wells and/or surface water sources and intakes, treatment facilities, and distribution lines including facilities established by a developer to serve a new subdivision where and when permitted.
   CERTIFICATE.  The signed and attested document which indicates that a subdivision has been granted secondary approval by the Plan Commission subsequent to proper public notice of its hearing.
   CHECKPOINT AGENCY.  A public agency or organization called upon by the Plan Commission to provide expert counsel with regard to a specific aspect of community development or required by law to give its assent before subdivision may take place.
   CLERK-TREASURER.  That Town of Cloverdale official empowered to examine and settle all accounts and demands that are chargeable against the Town of Cloverdale and not otherwise provided for by statute.
   COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.  Inclusive physical, social, and economic plans and policies in graphic and verbal statement forms for the development of the Town of Cloverdale prepared and adopted by the Plan Commission pursuant to the state acts, and including any part of such plan and/or policies separately adopted and any amendment to such plan and/or policies, or parts thereof. It does not include the related implementing of ordinances such as the Zoning Ordinance and these regulations, but includes the Major Thoroughfare Plan and any plans for foreseen public facilities as components, whether as an original part of the Plan or added to it by amendment.
   CONDOMINIUM.  The division of building(s) and the related land into horizontal property interest meeting the requirements of and controlled by Indiana statutes for condominiums as prescribed by the Indiana Code, 32-25-1 et seq. Such developments are exempt from regulation under this chapter, but must meet the relevant requirements of the Zoning Ordinance.
   CONSTRUCTION PLAN(S).  The maps or drawings accompanying a subdivision plat and showing the specific location and design of improvements to be installed for the subdivision in accordance with the requirements of this chapter as a condition of the approval of the plat.
   COUNTY RECORDER.  That county official empowered to record and file land description plats.
   COVENANT.  A written promise or pledge.
   CUL-DE-SAC.  A local street with only one outlet and having an appropriate terminal, for the safe and convenient reversal of traffic movement including public safety vehicles.
   CULVERT.  A drain that channels water under a bridge, street, or driveway.
   DEAD-END STREET.  A street or a portion of a street with only one vehicular traffic outlet, not including a cul-de-sac.
   DEPARTMENT.  See PUBLIC AGENCY.
   DEVELOPER.  The owner of land proposed to be subdivided or the owner’s agent if written consent for making the application for development approval is obtained by the agent from the legal owner of the premises and filed with the petitioner’s application.
   DRIVES, PRIVATE.  Vehicular streets and driveways paved or unpaved which are wholly within private property except where they intersect with other streets within public rights-of-way.
   EASEMENT.  An authorization grant by a property owner for the use by another of any designated part of this property for a clearly specified purpose(s) such as for designated public or semipublic uses.
   ESCROW.  A deposit of cash with the Plan Commission in lieu of an amount required and still in force on a performance or maintenance bond. Such escrow funds shall be held by the Clerk-Treasurer.
   EXEMPT DIVISIONS.  See definitions of SUBDIVISION.
   FINAL PLAT.  The map, drawing, or plan described in this chapter of a subdivision and any accompanying material submitted to the Plan Commission for secondary approval, and which, if approved and signed by the designated officials, may be submitted to the County Recorder for recordation.
   FLEXIBLE ZONING.  Zoning which permits uses of land and densities of buildings and structures different from those which are allowed “as of right” within the zoning district in which the land is situated. Flexible zoning applications shall include, but not be limited to, all special permits and special uses, group housing projects, and planned unit development as provided for in the Town of Cloverdale Zoning Ordinance.
   FLOOD HAZARD AREAS.  Those flood plains which have not been adequately protected from flooding by the Regulatory Flood by means of dikes, levees, or reservoirs, and are shown on the floodway-flood boundary maps of the Federal Insurance Administration or maps provided to the Plan Commission from the State Natural Resources Plan Commission.
   FLOOD PLAIN.  The channel proper and the areas adjoining any wetland, lake or watercourse which have been or hereafter may be covered by the regulatory flood. The FLOOD PLAIN includes both the floodway and the floodway fringe districts.
   FLOOD PROTECTION GRADE.  The elevation of the lowest floor or a building, including the basement, which shall be two feet above the elevation of the regulatory flood.
   FLOODWAY.  See REGULATORY FLOODWAY.
   FLOODWAY FRINGE.  Those portions of the flood hazard areas lying outside the floodway, shown on the floodway-flood boundary maps of the Federal Insurance Administration.
   FOUNDATION.  The supporting member of a wall or structure making contact with the earth.
   FRONT YARD.  The horizontal space between the nearest foundation of a building to the right-of-way line, and that right-of-way line, extending to the side lines of the lot, and measured as the shortest distance from that foundation to the right-of-way line. Lots adjoining more than one street shall have front yards on all sides that adjoin a public or private street.
   FRONTAGE.  That side of a lot abutting on a street or way and ordinarily regarded as the front of the lot. Lots shall not be considered to front on stub ends of streets and, in the case of corner lots, will be considered to front on both intersecting streets. (No access for any one lot is permitted to more than one street and that street generally will be the one calculated to have lower traffic volumes and less frequent intersections).
   FRONTAGE STREET.  Any street to be constructed by the developer or any existing street in which development shall take place on both sides.
   GRADE.  The slope of a street or other public way, specified in percentage (%) terms.
   HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND (COUNTY) HEALTH OFFICER. The agency and person designated by Putnam County to administer the health regulations within the County’s jurisdiction.
   HIGHWAY, LIMITED ACCESS.  A freeway, or expressway, providing for through traffic, in respect to which owners or occupants of abutting property or lands and other persons have no legal right to access to or from the same, except at such points and in such manner as may be determined by the public authority having jurisdiction over such a highway.
   HOUSING CODE.  That present, or future Town of Cloverdale ordinance when adopted, controlling the continuing safety and healthfulness of buildings for human occupation within the Town of Cloverdale’s jurisdiction. Also referred to herein as the Cloverdale Housing Code.
   IMPROVEMENT LOCATION PERMIT.  A document issued under Section 18 of the zoning ordinance, prerequisite to the issuance of a building permit, and indicating that the proposed use, erection, construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, movement, improvement, removal, conversion, or demolition any building or structure or use of the land complies with the sections of this chapter.
   IMPROVEMENTS.  See LOT IMPROVEMENT or PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT.
   IMPROVEMENTS, TEMPORARY.  Improvements built and maintained by a subdivider during construction of the subdivision and prior to release of the performance bond.
   INDIANA CODE.  Indiana Codified Statutes. The latest edition, with any amending supplements must be referred to for the laws “now” in force and applicable. (Usually abbreviated as I.C. herein.)
   INDIVIDUAL SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM.  A septic tank, seepage tile sewage disposal system, or any other approved sewage treatment device approved by the Health Department and the Town of Cloverdale.
   INTERESTED PARTIES.  Those parties who are the owners of properties within 600', but no more than two property owners away from the proposed subdivision as shown on the sketch plan.
   JOINT OWNERSHIP.  Joint ownership among persons shall be construed as the same owner for the purpose of imposing subdivision regulations. Obligations under these ordinances apply jointly and severally by any individual owner.
   LAND DIVIDER.  The owner of a parcel of land to be further divided through making an exempt division.
   LANDSCAPING.  See COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.
   LOT.  A tract, plot, or portion of a subdivision or other parcel of land intended as a unit for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of transfer of ownership or of building development.
   LOT, CORNER.  A lot situated at the intersection of two streets, the interior angle of such intersection not exceeding 135 degrees.
   LOT IMPROVEMENT.  Any building, structure, work of art, or other object or improvement of the land, on which they are situated, which constitutes a physical change of real property, or any part of such change. Certain LOT IMPROVEMENTS shall be properly bonded as provided in these regulations.
   MAJOR SUBDIVISION.  Any subdivision of four or more lots, or any size subdivision requiring any new street or extension of the local governmental facilities, or the creation of any public improvements.
   MAP.  A representation of a part or the whole of the earth’s surface, in signs, and symbols, on a plane surface, at an established scale, with a method of orientation indicated.
   MARKER.  A stake, pipe, rod, nail, or any other object which is not intended to be a permanent point for record purposes.
   MINOR SUBDIVISION.  Any subdivision containing not more than three lots fronting on an existing street which is an improved right-of-way maintained by the Town of Cloverdale or other local government, not involving any new street or the extension of municipal facilities, or the creation of any public improvements, and not adversely affecting the remainder of the parcel or adjoining property, and not in conflict with any provision or portion of the Comprehensive Plan, Thoroughfare Plan, Zoning Ordinance, or this chapter.
   MODEL HOME.  A dwelling unit used initially for display purposes which typifies the kind of units that will be constructed in the subdivision. Such dwelling units may be erected, at the discretion of the Plan Commission and only upon approval by the Plan Commission by permitting a portion of a major subdivision, consisting of no more than two lots, to be created according to the procedures for minor subdivisions, as set out in these regulations to be used for the sole purpose of erecting a model home or homes.
   MONUMENT.  A permanent physical structure which marks the location of a corner or other survey point used in locating or marking real property.
   NON-RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION.  A subdivision whose intended use is other than residential, such as commercial or industrial. Such subdivision shall comply with the applicable provisions of these regulations.
   OFF-SITE.  Any premises not located within the area of the property to be subdivided, associated with the use or utilization of such property, whether or not in the same ownership as the property and/or whether or not in the same ownership as the applicant for any approval under this chapter. (By way of illustration, and not of limitation this would include the location of an OFF SITE sign advertising the subject property).
   ORDINANCE.  Any legislative action adopted pursuant to Indiana Statute in a manner consistent with the adoption of an ordinance, however denominated, of a unit of local government which has the force of law, including any amendment or repeal.
   OWNER.  Any person, group of persons, firm or firms, corporation or corporations, or any other legal entity having legal title to the land sought to be subdivided under these regulations.
   PARCEL.  A continuous quantity of land in the possession of, owned by, or recorded as the property of, the same person or persons.
   PLAN COMMISSION.  The town’s advisory planning body as established in accordance with Indiana law, usually referred to herein simply as the Plan Commission. “Plan Commission” standing alone does not refer to the County Commissioners or the Cloverdale Town Council.
   PLAN COMMISSION.  The Cloverdale Plan Commission as referred to herein; not the Town Council, or any other plan commission unless so specified.
   PLAN COMMISSION ATTORNEY.  The licensed attorney selected by the Plan Commission to furnish the Plan Commission with legal assistance and/or advise for the administration and interpretation of this chapter or as provided by statute.
   PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT.  Planned unit development is a means of land regulation which permits large scale, unified land development in a configuration and possible a mix of uses not otherwise permitted “as of right” under the Town of Cloverdale Zoning ordinance but requiring under that ordinance, or a special ordinance, a special review and approval process. It may include a variety of residential, commercial, and industrial uses which are planned and developed as a whole according to comprehensive and detailed plans conforming to more flexible standards (such as those concerning lot sizes and setbacks) than those restrictions which would normally apply under the regulations for “as of right” zoning districts.
   PLAT.  A map or chart indicating the division of land filed or intended to be filed for record.
   PRELIMINARY PLAT.  The preliminary drawing or drawings described in these regulations, indicating the proposed manner or layout of the subdivision to be submitted to the Plan Commission for approval.
   PRIMARY APPROVAL.  An approval (or approval with conditions imposed) granted to a subdivision by the Plan Commission after having determined in a public hearing that the subdivision complies with the standards prescribed in this chapter (per I.C. 36-7-4-700 series: Subdivision Control).
   PRIMARY ARTERIAL.  A street intended to move through-traffic to and from such major attractors and central business districts, regional shopping centers, colleges and/or universities, military installations, major industrial areas, and similar traffic generators within the Town of Cloverdale and county; and/or as a route for traffic between communities; a major thoroughfare as designated by and shown on the Thoroughfare Plan.
   PUBLIC AGENCY.  An agency or government department acting under the aegis of and representing an elected/or appointed council, Plan Commission, or other policy-making or advisory body to the federal, state or local government to whom it is responsible.
   PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT.  Any drainage ditch, street, highway, parkway, sidewalk, pedestrian-way, tree, lawn, off-street parking area, lot improvement, or other facility for which the local government may ultimately assume the responsibility for maintenance and operation, or which may affect an improvement for which local government responsibility is established. (All such improvements shall be properly bonded.)
   REAR YARD.  The horizontal space between the nearest foundation of a building to the rear lot line and that rear lot line, extending to the side lines of the lot, and measured as the shortest distance from that foundation to the rear lot line.
   REGISTERED LAND SURVEYOR.  A land surveyor properly licensed and registered by the State of Indiana or through reciprocity legally permitted to practice in the State of Indiana.
   REGULATORY FLOOD.  That Flood having a peak discharge which can be equaled or exceed on the average of once in a 100 year period, as calculated by a method and procedure which is acceptable to and approved by the State Natural Resources Plan Commission; this flood is equivalent to a flood having a probability of occurrence of 1% in any given year.
   REGULATORY FLOODWAY.  The channel of a river or stream and those portions of the Flood Plains adjoining the channel which are reasonably required to efficiently carry and discharge the peak flow of the Regulatory Flood of any river or stream shown on the Floodway-flood Boundary Maps of the Federal Insurance Administration.
   REQUIRED SHADE TREE.  A tree in a public place, special easement, or right-of-way adjoining a street as required by these regulations.
   RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS.  Limitations of various kinds on the usage of lots or parcels of land within a subdivision which are proposed by the subdivider, and, in the case of public health, safety and welfare by the Plan Commission, that are recorded with the plat and run with the land.
   RESUBDIVISION.  A change in a map of an approved or recorded subdivision plat if such change affects any street layout on such map or area reserved thereon for public use, or any lot line or setback; or if it affects any map or plan legally recorded prior to the adoption of any regulations controlling subdivisions.
   RIGHT-OF-WAY . A specific and particularly described strip of land, property, or interest therein devoted to and subject to the lawful public use, typically as a thoroughfare of passage for pedestrians, vehicles, or utilities, as officially recorded in the office of the Putnam County Recorder.
   ROAD(S).  See STREET(S).
   SALE OR LEASE.  Any immediate or future transfer of ownership or any possessory interest in land, including contract of sale, lease, devise, intestate succession, or transfer of an interest in a subdivision or part thereof, whether by metes and bounds, deed, contract, plat, map, lease, devise, intestate succession, or other written instrument.
   SAME OWNERSHIP.  Ownership by the same person, corporation, firm, entity, partnership, or unincorporated association; or ownership by different corporations, firms partnerships, entities, or unincorporated associations, in which a stockholder, partner, or associate, or a member of his family owns an interest in each corporation, firm, partnership, entity, or unincorporated association.
   SCREENING.  Either (a) a landscaped strip at least ten (10) feet wide, densely planted (or having equivalent natural growth) with shrubs or trees at least four (4) feet high at the time of planting, of a type that will form a year-round dense screen at least six (6) feet high; or (b) an opaque wall or barrier or uniformly painted fence at least six (6) feet high. Either (a) or (b) shall be maintained in good condition at all times and may have no signs affixed to or hung in relation to the outside thereof except as permitted or required under the Zoning Ordinance. Where required by the Zoning Ordinance a screen shall be installed along or within the lines of a plat as a protection for adjoining or nearby properties. Earth berms may be incorporated as part of such screening where appropriate. (All such improvements shall be properly bonded.)
   SECONDARY APPROVAL.  The stage of application for formal Plan Commission approval of a final plat of a subdivision the construction of which has been completed or substantially completed which, if approved and signed by the designated officials may be submitted to the County Recorder for filing.
   SECONDARY ARTERIAL.  A street intended to collect and distribute traffic in a manner similar to primary arterials, except that these streets service minor traffic generating areas such as community-commercial areas, primary and secondary educational plants, hospitals, major recreational areas, churches, and offices, and/or designed to carry traffic from collector streets to the system or primary arterials.
   SETBACK.  A line parallel to and equidistant from the relevant lot line (front, back, side) between which no buildings or structures may be erected as prescribed in the Cloverdale Zoning Ordinance.
   SIDE LOT LINES.  Any lines separating two lots other than front or rear lot lines.
      YARD, SIDE.  The horizontal space between the nearest foundation of a building to the side lot line, unoccupied other than by architectural appurtenances projecting not more than 24 inches into that space, steps or terraces not higher than the level of the first floor of the building, and open lattice-enclosed fire escapes or fireproof outside stairways and balconies projecting not over 24 inches into that space.
   SKETCH PLAN.  The initially submitted graphic representation of a proposed major subdivision, drawn to approximate scale, either superimposed upon a print of a topographic survey, or presented in any other suitable graphic medium or form acceptable to the Plan Commission; and, in the case of a minor subdivision, the drawing or drawings indicating the proposed manner of layout of the subdivision meeting the conditions of the subdivision control ordinance to be submitted to the Plan Commission for primary approval.
   STATE PLANE COORDINATES SYSTEM.  A system of plane coordinates based on the Transverse Mercator Projection for the Western Zone of Indiana, established by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey for the State of Indiana.
   STREET, COLLECTOR.  A street intended to move traffic from local streets to secondary arterials. (A COLLECTOR STREET serves a neighborhood or large subdivision and shall be designed where possible so that no residential properties face onto it and no driveway access to it is permitted except where the property is to be developed for multifamily use for four or more dwelling units.)
   STREET, DEAD-END.  A street or a portion of a street with only one vehicular-traffic outlet and no cul-de-sac.
   STREET, LOCAL.  A street intended to provide access to other streets from individual properties and to provide right-of-way beneath it for sewer, water, and storm drainage pipes.
   STREET, MAJOR.  A collector or arterial street.
   STREET, PERIMETER.  Any existing street to which the parcel of land to be subdivided abuts on only one side.
   STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY WIDTH.  The distance between property lines measured at right angles to the center line of the street.
   STREETS, CLASSIFICATION.  For the purpose of providing for the development of the streets, highways, and rights-of-way in the governmental unit, and for their future improvement, reconstruction, realignment, and necessary widening, including provision for curbs and sidewalks, each existing street, highway, and right-of-way, and those located on approved and filed plats, have been designated on the Thoroughfare Plan and classified therein. The classification of and standards for each street, highway, and right-of-way is based upon its location in the respective zoning districts of the Town of Cloverdale and its present and estimated future traffic volume and its relative importance and function as specified in the Comprehensive Plan and its Thoroughfare Plan component.
   STRUCTURE.  Anything constructed or erected that requires location on or in the ground or that is attached to anything having a location on or in the ground.
   SUBDIVIDER.  Any person who (1), having a proprietary interest in land, causes it, directly or indirectly, to be divided into a subdivision; or who (2), directly or indirectly, sells, leases, or develops, or offers to sell, lease, or develop, or advertises for sale, lease, or development, any interest, lot, parcel site, unit, or plat in a subdivision; or who (3) engages directly or through an agent, in the business of selling, leasing, developing, or offering for sale, lease, or development a subdivision of any interest, lot, parcel site, unit, or plat in a subdivision; and who (4) is directly or indirectly controlled by, or under direct, or indirect common control with any of the foregoing.
   SUBDIVISION. 
      (1)   The division of a parcel of land into two or more lots, parcels, sites, units, plats, or interests for the purpose of offering for sale, sale, offering for lease, leasing development and/or construction of improvements, under any conditions whatever, including but not limited to re-subdivision. Sub-division includes the division for the purposes of development land zoned for residential and non-residential uses, whether by deed, metes and bounds description, devise, intestacy, lease, map, plat or other recorded instrument.
      (2)   The following kinds of divisions of existing parcels of land are exempt from the application of this chapter, if and only if, there is no development associated with these divisions within a reasonable time frame from the division.
         (a)   A division of land into two or more tracts all of which tracts are at least ten acres each in size;
         (b)   A division of land whether or not involving the transfer of a tract or tracts to correct errors in an existing legal description, provided that no additional building sites are created by the division;
         (c)   A division of land pursuant to an allocation of land in the settlement of a decedent’s estate or a court decree for the distribution of property;
         (d)   A division of land for the transfer of a tract or tracts between adjoining lots provided that no additional principal use building sites are created by the division. The lots so created hereunder shall have only one principal use building site each. (See Definition of PRINCIPAL USE BUILDING.)
   SUBDIVISION AGENT.  Any person who represents, or acts for or on behalf of, a subdivider or developer, in selling, leasing, or developing, or offering to sell, lease, or develop any interest, lot, parcel, unit, site, or plat in a subdivision, except an attorney-at-law whose representation of another person consist solely of rendering legal services and is not involved in developing, marketing, or selling the subdivision.
   SUBDIVISION, MAJOR.  See MAJOR SUBDIVISION.
   SUBDIVISION, MINOR.  See MINOR SUBDIVISION.
   TEMPORARY IMPROVEMENT.  Improvements built and maintained by a subdivider during construction of the subdivision and intended to be replaced by a permanent improvement prior to release of the performance bond; or removed after construction of a subdivision has been completed; or turnaround improvements at the ends of stub streets intended to be replaced when the adjoining area is developed and the through street connection made.
   THOROUGHFARE PLAN.  That plan established by the Town of Cloverdale as part of the Comprehensive Plan showing existing and proposed streets and highways including any additions or amendments thereto adopted by the Town of Cloverdale or additions thereto resulting from the approval of subdivision plats by the Plan Commission and the subsequent filing of such approved plats.
   TOWN COUNCIL.  The Town Council of the Town of Cloverdale, which may be referred to herein on occasion as simply the ‘town” so as not to be confused with the Plan Commission, which may be referred to on occasion herein simply as the “commission.”
   TOWN DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE.  A board which may have been established by the Town of Cloverdale to provide technical services to the Plan Commission in the administration of these regulations.
   TOWN ENGINEER. The licensed engineer designated by the Town of Cloverdale to furnish engineering assistance and advice in the administration of these regulations.
   UTILITIES.  Installations for transmission of water, sewage, gas, electricity, telecommunications, and storm water; and similar facilities providing service to and used by the public.
   VARIANCE.  A specific approval for development or redevelopment which deviates from the development standards prescribed by this chapter, including but not limited to height, bulk, or yard areas; but not including a change in use. Such approvals are granted by the Board of Zoning Appeals in the manner prescribed in Section 18 of the Cloverdale Zoning Ordinance.
   VICINITY MAP.  A small scale map showing the location of a tract of land in relation to a larger area.
   YARD.  A space on the same lot with a principal building, such space being open, unoccupied and unobstructed by buildings or structures from ground to sky except where encroachments and accessory buildings are expressly permitted.
   ZONING ORDINANCE.  That ordinance of the Town of Cloverdale setting forth the regulations controlling the use of land within the incorporated area of the Town of Cloverdale. (Also referred to herein as the Cloverdale Zoning Ordinance.)
(Ord. 2011-07, passed  - - )