12-1-040: DEFINITIONS:
Whenever any word or phrase used in this title is not defined herein, but is defined in related sections of Utah Code Annotated or in the Farmington City zoning ordinance, such definitions are incorporated herein and shall apply as though set forth herein in full, unless the context clearly indicates a contrary intention. Unless a contrary intention clearly appears, words used in the present tense include the future, the singular includes the plural, the term "shall" is mandatory and the term "may" is permissive. The following terms as used in this title shall have the respective meanings hereinafter set forth:
AGRICULTURAL USE: Land used for the production of food through the tilling of the soil, the raising of crops, breeding and raising of domestic animals and fowl, except household pets, and not including any agricultural, industry or business.
ALLEY: A public way which generally affords a secondary means of vehicular access to abutting properties and not intended for general traffic circulation.
APPLICANT: The owner of land proposed to be subdivided or such owner's duly authorized agent.
BOND: An agreement to install improvements secured by cash, a letter of credit, or escrow funds on deposit in a financial institution, or with the city, in an amount corresponding to an engineering estimate and in a form satisfactory to the city attorney.
CAPITAL PROJECT: An organized undertaking which provides, or is intended to provide, the city with a capital asset. "Capital asset" is defined according to generally accepted accounting principles.
CITY: Farmington City.
CITY COUNCIL: The city council of Farmington City.
CITY MANAGER: The city manager of Farmington City.
CONDOMINIUM: Property conforming to the definition set forth in Utah Code Annotated section 57-8-3, as amended. A condominium is also a "subdivision" subject to these regulations.
CONSOLIDATED FEE SCHEDULE: The schedule of fees adopted periodically by resolution of the city council setting forth the various fees charged by the city.
CUL-DE-SAC: A minor street with only one outlet and having an appropriate terminal for the safe and convenient reversal of traffic.
DEDICATION OF LAND: Refers to land set aside by the subdivider to be used by the public, such land being conveyed to the city or other governmental entity.
DEVELOPER: As the case may be, either: a) an applicant for subdivision approval; b) an applicant for a building permit or another permit issued; or c) the owner of any right, title or interest in real property for which subdivision approval or site plan approval is sought.
DWELLING UNIT: One or more rooms in a dwelling, designed for or occupied by one family for living or sleeping purposes and having one, but not more than one, kitchen or set of fixed cooking facilities, other than hot plates or other portable cooling units or wet bars.
EASEMENT: A nonprofitable interest in property owned by another that entitles its holder to specific use on, under or above said property.
FINAL PLAT: A map of a subdivision, required of all major subdivisions, which is prepared for final approval and recordation, which has been accurately surveyed, so that streets, alleys, blocks, lots and other divisions thereof can be identified; such plat being in conformity with the ordinances of the city and the municipal land use development and management act, set forth at Utah Code Annotated title 10, chapter 9a, as amended.
FLAG LOT: A lot that has been approved by the city with access provided to the bulk of the lot by means of a narrow corridor.
FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION ORDINANCE: The Farmington City flood control and storm drainage ordinance, as amended.
FLOOD, 100-YEAR: A flood having a one percent (1%) chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year.
FLOOD, 10-YEAR: A flood having a ten percent (10%) chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year.
FLOODPLAIN, 100-YEAR: That area adjacent to a drainage channel which may be inundated by a 100-year flood.
FREEWAY: A street with fully controlled access designed to link major destination points. A freeway is designed for high speed traffic with a minimum of four (4) travel lanes.
GENERAL PLAN: The document adopted by the city which sets forth general guidelines for proposed future development of land within the city, as provided in Utah Code Annotated title 10, chapter 9a, as amended. "General plan" includes what is also commonly referred to as a "master plan".
LOT: A parcel of land occupied or capable of being occupied by one building or a group of buildings, together with such yards, open spaces and yard areas as are required by this title and the Farmington City zoning ordinance, and having frontage on a public street equal to fifty percent (50%) of the minimum required frontage for the lot, except for flag lots.
LOT SPLIT: The division of a property which may be divided into no more than two (2) legal size lots.
MAJOR STREET PLAN: The plan which defines the future alignments of streets and their rights of way, including maps or reports or both, which has been approved by the planning commission and city council. Also known as an "official map" as referred to in the Utah municipal land use development act.
NATURAL DRAINAGE COURSE: Any natural watercourse which is open continuously for flow of water in a definite direction or course.
OWNER: The owner in fee simple of real property as shown in the records of the Davis County recorder's office and includes the plural as well as the singular, and may mean either a natural person, firm, association, partnership, limited liability company, trust, private corporation, public or quasi-public corporation, or any combination thereof.
PARCEL OF LAND: A contiguous quantity of land, in the possession of, or owned by, or recorded as the property of, the same owner.
PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT: A development designed pursuant to the planned unit development ordinance set forth in the Farmington City zoning ordinance. Such development is a subdivision and shall comply with the applicable provisions of these regulations.
PLANNING COMMISSION: The Farmington City planning commission.
PLANNING DEPARTMENT: The planning department of Farmington City.
PRELIMINARY PLAT: The initial map of a proposed land division or subdivision required for major subdivisions.
PROTECTION STRIP: A strip of land bordering a subdivision, or a street within a subdivision, which serves to bar access of adjacent property owners to required public improvements installed within the subdivision until such time as the adjacent owners share in the cost of such improvements.
PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS: Streets, curb, gutter, sidewalk, water and sewer lines, storm sewers, and other similar facilities which are required to be dedicated to the city in connection with subdivision, conditional use, or site plan approval.
PUBLIC WAY: Any road, street, alley, lane, court, place, parkway, walk, public easement, viaduct, tunnel, culvert or bridge laid out or erected as such by the public, or dedicated or abandoned to the public, or made such in any action by the subdivision of real property, and includes the entire area within the right of way.
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: The public works department of Farmington City.
RESERVATION OF LAND: Refers to land set aside for common use within a subdivision, such land to be developed and maintained by the subdivider or by the residents of the subdivision.
RIGHT OF WAY: A strip of land used or intended to be used for a street, sidewalk, sanitary or storm sewer, drainage, utility, railroad, or other similar use.
SCHEMATIC PLAN: A sketch prior to the preliminary plat for major subdivisions or prior to final plat in the case of minor subdivisions to enable the subdivider to save time and expense in reaching general agreement with the planning and zoning division as to the form of the plat and the objectives of these regulations.
SIDEWALK: A passageway for pedestrians, excluding motor vehicles.
STREET, DEAD END: A street with only one outlet which is intended to be extended at a future time to connect with other streets and to provide future access for abutting properties.
STREET, LOCAL: A street for which the principal function is access to abutting land. Traffic movement is a secondary function.
STREET, MAJOR COLLECTOR: A street which carries traffic from minor streets and minor collector streets to the arterial street system. The primary function of such streets is the movement of traffic. Providing access to abutting properties is a secondary function.
STREET, MINOR ARTERIAL: A street for which the principal function is movement of large volumes of traffic from collector streets to freeways. Providing access to abutting land is a secondary function.
STREET, MINOR COLLECTOR: A street which carries traffic from minor streets to the collector and major street system. Such streets include the principal entrance streets of residential developments and the primary circulating streets within such developments.
STREET, PRIVATE: A privately owned and maintained way used, or intended to be used, for passage or travel by motor vehicles and to provide access to abutting properties.
STREET, PUBLIC: A public way, having a width of at least fifty feet (50'), used or intended to be used for passage or travel by motor vehicles and to provide access to abutting properties, which has been accepted and is maintained by the city.
SUBDIVIDER: The owner of the real property proposed to be subdivided, including any successors or assigns.
SUBDIVISION: Any land that is divided, redivided or proposed to be divided into two (2) or more lots, parcels, sites, units, plots or other division of land for the purpose, whether immediate or future, for offer, sale, lease or development, either on the installment plan or upon any and all other plans, terms and conditions, including resubdivision. Subdivision includes the division or development of land, whether by deed, metes and bounds description, devise and testacy, lease, map, plat, or other recorded instrument, and divisions of land for all residential and nonresidential uses, including land used or to be used for commercial, agricultural and industrial purposes.
SUBDIVISION, MAJOR: All subdivisions of ten (10) or more lots, or any size subdivision requiring any new street or extension of the local governmental facilities.
SUBDIVISION, MINOR: Any subdivision of land that results in nine (9) or fewer lots; provided, that each lot thereby created has frontage on an improved public street or streets, and providing further that there is not created by the subdivision any new street or streets.
SURVEY MONUMENT: A mark affixed to a permanent object along a line of survey to furnish a survey control.
UTILITIES: Includes culinary water lines, pressure and gravity irrigation lines, sanitary and storm sewer lines, subsurface drainage systems, electric power, natural gas and telephone transmission lines, cable television lines, and underground conduits and junction boxes.
WATER AND SEWER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS: The Farmington City area pressure irrigation district and the Central Davis sewer district, and any other water or sewer improvement district existing or hereinafter organized, whichever has jurisdiction over the land proposed to be subdivided.
ZONING ORDINANCE: The Farmington City zoning ordinance, as amended. (Ord. 1996-24, 6-19-1996; amd. 2016 Code)