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For purposes of this chapter, certain terms and words used herein shall have the following meanings:
(a) Applicant. "Applicant" means a natural person, firm, association, partnership, corporation or combination of any of them that holds an ownership interest in land, whether recorded or not.
(b) Divide or division. "Divide" or "division" means 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 forty acres or the equivalent, and that satisfies the requirements of Sections 108 and 109 of the State Land Division Act. "Divide" and "division" do 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 State Land Division Act, this chapter and other applicable ordinances.
(c) Exempt Split or Exempt Division. "Exempt split" or "exempt division" means 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 forty acres or the equivalent, provided that all resulting parcels are accessible for vehicular travel and utilities from existing public roads through existing adequate roads or easements, or through areas owned by the owner of the parcel that can provide such access.
(d) Forty Acres or the Equivalent. "Forty acres or the equivalent" means either forty acres, a quarter-quarter section containing not less than thirty acres or a government lot containing not less than thirty acres.
(e) Governing Body. "Governing body" means the Dimondale Village Council.
(Ord. 97-3. Passed 11-10-97.)