ALLEY: A public or private right-of-way primarily designed to serve as secondary access to the side or rear of those properties whose principal frontage is on some other street.
BLOCK: A tract of land bounded by streets, or by a combination of streets and public parks, cemeteries, railroad rights-of-way, shorelines of waterways or boundary lines of the Village of Forreston.
BUILDING: Any structure built for the support, shelter, or enclosure of persons, animals, chattels or movable property of any kind and which is permanently affixed to the land.
BUILDING SETBACK LINE: A line within a lot or other parcel of land so designated on the recorded plat, between which line and the adjacent boundary of the street the erection of a building is prohibited.
COLLECTOR RESIDENTIAL STREET: A street which carries traffic from minor streets to the primary street system, including the principal entrance streets of residence development.
CUL-DE-SAC: A local street with only one (1) outlet and having an appropriate terminal for the safe and convenient reversal of traffic movement.
EASEMENT: A grant by a property owner for the use of a strip of land by the general public, a corporation, or a certain person or persons for a specific purpose or purposes.
FINAL PLAT: A map and any accompanying material prepared by the subdivider and approved by the Village in accordance with the provisions of chapter 6 of this title to be recorded as a subdivision.
FRONTAGE: The length of the front property line of the lot, lots or tract of land abutting a public street, road, highway, or rural right-of-way.
GRADE: The slope of road, street, or other public way, specified in percent (%) and shown on street profile plans as required herein.
IMPROVEMENT, PUBLIC: Any sanitary sewer, storm sewer, drainage ditch, water main, roadway, parkway, sidewalk, pedestrian way, planting strip, off-street parking area, or other facility for which the Village of Forreston may ultimately assume the responsibility for maintenance and operation.
LIMITED ACCESS HIGHWAY: A State route with access control under the authority of the Illinois Department of Transportation.
LOT: A portion of a subdivision or other parcel of land with access to a public street intended for transfer of ownership or for building development.
MINOR RESIDENTIAL STREET: A street intended primarily as access to abutting properties.
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 this title.
PRELIMINARY PLAT: The drawings and documents presented for tentative approval. A preliminary plat may be either for a planned unit development or for a subdivision.
RIGHT-OF-WAY: A strip of land occupied or intended to be occupied by a street, crosswalk, railroad, electric transmission line, oil or gas pipeline, water main, sanitary or storm sewer main, or for another special use. The usage of the term "rights-of-way" for land platting purposes in Forreston shall mean that every right- of-way is to be separate and distinct from the lots or parcels adjoining such rights-of-way, and not included with the dimensions or areas of such lots or parcels. Rights-of-way intended for streets, crosswalks, water mains, sanitary sewers, storm drains, or any other use involving maintenance by a public agency shall be dedicated to public use by the maker of the plat on which such right-of-way is established.
ROADWAY: A surfaced portion of the street available for vehicular traffic.
SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM, INDIVIDUAL: A septic tank seepage tile sewage disposal system or any other sewage treatment device approved by the Village Engineer as being in accordance with the rules of the Ogle County Health Department.
SIDEWALK: That portion of a street or cross walkway, paved or otherwise surfaced, and shall be for pedestrian use only.
STREET: A public right-of-way which affords a primary means of vehicular access to abutting properties, whether designated as a street, avenue, highway, road, boulevard, land throughway, or however otherwise designated, but excepting an alley or driveway to buildings.
STREET, HALF: A street bordering one (1) or more property lines of a tract of land in which the subdivider has only allocated a part of the ultimate right-of-way width and is not permitted by this title.
SUBDIVIDER: Any person or corporation or duly authorized agent who undertakes the subdivision of land as defined herein.
SUBDIVISION: The division of any parcel of land into two (2) or more parts, any of which parts is less than five (5) acres, for the purpose of ownership transfer or building development, or, if a new street is involved, any division of a parcel of land. The term includes any division of land that attempts to avoid the requirements of this title. Where appropriate to the context, the term shall relate to the process of subdividing or to the land subdivided.
ZONING ORDINANCE: The Village of Forreston Zoning Ordinance, and subsequent amendments thereto. (Ord. 2015-16, 8-3-2015)