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For the purpose of this title, the following terms, phrases, words and their definitions shall have the meanings given in this section. When consistent with the context, words used in the present tense shall include future tense, words in the singular number shall include the plural, and words in the plural shall include the singular. The masculine gender shall include the feminine and neuter genders.
ADMINISTRATOR: The Inver Grove Heights city administrator.
ALLEY: Any dedicated public way affording a secondary means of vehicular access to abutting property, and not intended for general traffic circulation.
ATTORNEY: The Inver Grove Heights city attorney.
BLOCK: An area of land within a subdivision that is entirely bounded by streets or a combination of streets, exterior boundary lines of the subdivision and/or bodies of water.
BOULEVARD: That portion of a street right of way between the curb or curb line and the property line.
BUILDING: Any structure, temporary or permanent, used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or occupancy.
BUILDING SETBACK: The minimum horizontal distance from a lot boundary to the nearest vertical surface of a building or structure, except that a roof, eaves or overhang may project up to twenty four inches (24") into the required setback area.
COUNTY OFFICE OF PROPERTY RECORDS: Register of deeds when referring to abstract property or register of titles when referring to registered property under the Torrens system, both of Dakota County, Minnesota.
EASEMENT: A grant by an owner of land for a specific use by persons or agencies other than the owner.
ENGINEER: The Inver Grove Heights city engineer.
FINAL PLAT: A drawing, in final form, showing a proposed subdivision containing all information and detail required by state statutes and by this title to be presented to the city council for approval, and which, if approved, may be duly filed with the county office of property records.
GOVERNING BODY: The Inver Grove Heights city council.
LICENSED ENGINEER: A person licensed as a professional engineer by the state of Minnesota.
LOT: A unit of land designated by plat, metes and bounds, registered land survey, auditor's subdivision, or other accepted means and separated from other parcels or portions by said description for the purpose of sale or lease or separate use thereof. For purposes of measuring the size of the lot, if the lot is not platted, all areas encumbered by public or private road or driveway easements shall be excluded.
LOT AREA: The area of a lot in a horizontal plane bounded by the lot lines. For purposes of measuring the size of the lot, if the lot is not platted, all areas encumbered by public or private road or driveway easements shall be excluded.
LOT, BUTT: A lot at the end of a block and located between two (2) corner lots.
LOT, CORNER: A lot situated at the junction of, and abutting on two (2) or more intersecting streets.
LOT DEPTH: The mean horizontal distance between the front lot line and the rear lot line.
LOT, INTERIOR: A lot other than a corner lot, including through lots.
LOT LINE: The property line bordering a lot, except that where any portion of a lot extends into the right of way, the line of such right of way shall be the lot line for purposes of this title.
LOT LINE, FRONT: That boundary of a lot that abuts a street, and in the case of a corner lot, it shall be the shortest boundary on a street.
LOT LINE, REAR: That boundary of a lot that is opposite the front lot line. If the rear line is less than ten feet (10') in length, or if the lot forms a point at the rear, the rear lot line shall be a line ten feet (10') in length within the lot, parallel to, and at the maximum distance from, the front lot line.
LOT LINE, SIDE: Any boundary of a lot that is not a front lot line or a rear lot line.
LOT OF RECORD: Any lot which is one unit of a plat heretofore duly approved and filed, or one unit of an auditor's subdivision or a registered land survey, or a parcel of land not so platted, subdivided or registered but for which a deed, auditor's subdivision or registered land survey has been recorded in the office of the register of deeds or registrar of titles for Dakota County, Minnesota, prior to the effective date hereof.
LOT, REVERSED FRONTAGE: The first lot to the rear of a corner lot (itself being an interior lot, not a corner lot), the front line of which is a continuation of the side lot line of the corner lot.
LOT, THROUGH: Any lot, other than a corner lot, which abuts more than one street.
OFFICIAL MAP: The Inver Grove Heights official map adopted by the city council.
OUTLOT: A platted lot not to be developed, or to be developed for a use that will not involve a building, or reserved for future replatting before development.
OWNER: Any individual, firm, corporation, association, syndicate, partnership, trust, or any legal entity having sufficient proprietary interest in the land sought to be subdivided to commence and maintain proceedings to subdivide the same under this title.
PEDESTRIANWAY: A pedestrian walkway shall be provided between lots where required by the planning commission and/or city council to allow for pedestrian accessibility to streets or public service areas. A pedestrianway is distinguished from a sidewalk principally by its location in areas other than where sidewalks are typically found, which is to say, in boulevards parallel to streets. Unlike typical sidewalks, pedestrianways may also be constructed with bituminous surfaces rather than concrete.
PLANNING COMMISSION OR COMMISSION: The duly appointed planning commission of the city of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota.
PRELIMINARY PLAT: A drawing clearly marked "preliminary plat" showing salient features of a proposed subdivision as specified in this title.
PROTECTIVE COVENANT: A contract entered into between private parties that constitutes a restriction of the use of a particular parcel of property.
PUBLIC LAND: Land owned and/or operated by a governmental unit.
PUBLICATION: An official notice as prescribed by state statutes.
RESERVE STRIP: Any strip or parcel of land not so included as a part of a buildable lot, except that land indicated as outlots and held for development in the future as buildable lots.
SKETCH PLAN: A sketch of a proposed subdivision showing the information specified in subsection 11-2-5A of this title.
STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENTS: The standards and specifications for construction of required improvements in new subdivisions as recommended by the city engineer.
STREET: Any public or private right of way, street, avenue, boulevard, road, parkway, drive, or other roadway that affords a primary means of access to abutting property.
STREET, ARTERIAL: A street which serves or is designed to serve heavy flows of traffic and which is used primarily as a route for traffic between communities and/or heavy traffic generating areas.
STREET, COLLECTOR: A street which serves or is designed to serve as a trafficway for a neighborhood or as a feeder to an arterial street.
STREET, DEAD END OR CUL-DE-SAC: A street with only one vehicular outlet.
STREET, HALF: A street designed to provide access to only one side of the right of way.
STREET, LOCAL: A street to serve primarily as an access to abutting properties.
STREET PAVEMENT: The wearing surface of a street.
STREET, PRIVATE: A street which is not dedicated to the city for public use.
STREET, PUBLIC: A street which is dedicated to the city for public use.
STREET, SERVICE: A marginal access street or frontage road that is generally parallel and adjacent to a major street.
STREET WIDTH: The width of the right of way, measured at right angles to the centerline of the street.
SUBDIVIDER: Any person, firm, corporation, partnership or association who shall lay out any "subdivision" or part thereof as defined in this section, either for himself or others.
SUBDIVISION: The division of any parcel of land into two (2) or more lots, blocks or parcels. The term also includes resubdivision of land and, when appropriate to the context, relates to the process of subdividing.
SURVEYOR: A person duly registered as a land surveyor by the state of Minnesota. (Ord. 1038, 7-8-2002; amd. 2008 Code)