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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
AGRICULTURAL AREA. Property located in the Agricultural District (A) as defined in Chapter 159 of the Code of Ordinances and used for agricultural purposes.
ELECTRIC FENCE. A fence designed and constructed to continuously conduct electrical current.
ESTATE LOT. A residential lot with an area of five acres or greater.
FENCE. Any man-made barrier or any structure of any material, the purpose of which is to provide protection from intrusion (both physical and visual), to mark a boundary, enclose, screen, restrict access, decorate or provide right-of-way edge treatment for any lot, building, structure, swimming pool, spa or development. A gate is considered part of the FENCE .
FENCE HEIGHT.FENCE HEIGHT shall be measured from grade. Fences situated on a retaining wall shall be measured from the top of the highest ground elevation adjacent to the retaining wall.
FRONT BUILDING LINE. A line adjacent to the front-most portion of a structure containing the main front entrance and generally parallel to the street right-of-way line which the structure faces; not a building setback line.
FRONT BUILDING SETBACK LINE. A line parallel to the street right-of-way line, which the building faces and takes primary access from.
FRONT YARD. An open, unoccupied space on a lot facing a street extending across the front of the lot between the side lot lines and from the front of the main building to the front property or street line.
KEY LOT. A corner lot that is so designed that the lots located directly behind it face the side street of the corner lot and are not separated by an alley.
LOT. An undivided tract or parcel of property which is designated as a distinct and separate tract.
NON-RESIDENTIAL AREA. Property that is not zoned residential or agricultural and is primarily commercial, retail or industrial in nature.
PARALLEL FENCE. A fence that runs in the same general direction of, and is located within five feet of, an existing fence. To be considered a PARALLEL FENCE , the fence does not necessarily have to maintain a precise constant distance from the other fence.
REAR YARD. An open, unoccupied space on a lot, except for accessory building/structure as herein permitted, extending between the side lot lines and from the rear of the main building to the rear lot line. The REAR YARD shall be at the opposite end of the lot from the front yard.
RESIDENTIAL AREA. An area within a platted subdivision or used primarily for residential uses.
SIDE YARD. An open, unoccupied space on a single lot, except for accessory building/structure as herein permitted, on one or two sides of a main building, on the same lot with the building, extending from the main building to a side lot line and from the front of the main building to the rear of the main building.
SIGHT TRIANGLE. The portion of a lot within a triangular area formed by connecting together the point of intersection of the edge of a driveway or alley and an adjacent street curb line (or, if there is no street curb, what would be the normal street curb line) and points on the driveway or alley edge and the street curb line 35 feet from the intersection.
SUBDIVISION/DEVELOPMENT. A platted subdivision or development. For purposes of this chapter, a SUBDIVISION or DEVELOPMENT consisting of a single lot shall be regulated as a lot and not as a SUBDIVISION or DEVELOPMENT .
(2005 Code, § 9-15-1) (Ord. 970605C, passed - - ; Ord. 140722A, passed 7-22-2014)