BORINGS, SOIL: Examination and analysis of the subsoil conditions of a specific parcel of land by drilling.
BUILDING: Any structure with substantial walls and roof securely affixed to the land and entirely separated on all sides from any other structure by space or by walls in which there are no communicating doors, windows or openings; and which is designed or intended for shelter, enclosure or protection of persons, animals or chattels.
BUILDING PERMIT: A permit issued by the Village for the construction, erection or alteration of a structure or building.
BUILDING SETBACK LINE: A line parallel to the street line at a distance from it regulated by the front yard requirements of the Village zoning regulations (Title 5 of this Code).
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: The Comprehensive Plan dated November 1990, expressly incorporated in Section 5-1-7 of this Code.
CONSOLIDATION: Combining/merging two (2) or more parcels into one.
CORINGS, PAVEMENT: Examinations and analysis of the completed surface and/or subsurface of a finished pavement by removing a core by drilling.
CUL-DE-SAC: A minor street having one open end and being permanently terminated by a vehicular turnaround appropriate for the safe and convenient reversal of traffic movement.
DATUM PLANE: A reference point from which elevations are measured. The datum plane is mean sea level as established by the United States Geodetic Survey (USGS).
DETENTION BASIN: A covered or uncovered reservoir designed to hold an excessive accumulation of storm water so as to reduce peak flow in a storm water drainage system.
DRAINAGE SWALE: A turf drainage ditch of shallow depth with side slopes not exceeding one to twelve (1:12).
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 for a specific purpose.
ELEVATION: The vertical distance measured from a point on the ground to the datum plane.
EXCAVATION: Any act by which organic matter, earth, sand, gravel, rock or any other similar material is cut into, dug, quarried, uncovered, removed, displaced, relocated or bulldozed and shall include the conditions resulting therefrom.
EXISTING GRADE: The vertical location of the existing ground surface prior to excavation or filling.
FILL: Any act by which earth, sand, gravel, rock or any other material is deposited, placed, replaced, pushed, dumped, pulled, transported or moved by man to a new location and shall include the conditions resulting therefrom.
GRADE: The slope of the land, road, street or other public way expressed in percent.
GRADING: Excavation or fill or any combination thereof and shall include the conditions resulting from any excavation or fill.
GROSS LAND AREA: The entire area of a development including lots, streets and alleys, measured to the centerline of any bounding streets.
LOT: A parcel of land legally described as a distinct portion or piece of land of record.
LOT OF RECORD: A single lot which is part of a subdivision, the plat of which has been recorded in the office of the recorder of deeds of Lake County, Illinois.
LOT, THROUGH: A lot having a frontage on two (2) parallel or approximately parallel streets, and which is not a corner lot. On a through lot both street lines shall be deemed front lines.
PARCEL: All contiguous land in one ownership.
PERSON: Any person, firm or corporation, public or private, the state of Illinois and its agencies or political subdivisions, and the United States of America, its agencies and instrumentalities, and any agent, servant, officer or employee of any of the foregoing.
PLAN COMMISSION/BOARD OF APPEALS: Refers to the plan commission/board of appeals of the village, as provided for in title 2, chapter 1 of this code.
PLAN, FINAL: The drawings and documents presented for final approval as described in section 6-3-5 of this title.
PLAN, PRELIMINARY: The drawings and documents presented for tentative approval as described in section 6-3-2 of this title.
PLAN, SKETCH: A general map or drawing on which the subdivider's design for the subdivision of land is presented for discussion purposes prior to the preparation of the preliminary plan.
PLANNED DEVELOPMENT: A parcel of land under single ownership or unified control, for which the specific requirements of the underlying zoning district may be modified when: a) the proposed development offers benefits to the neighborhood and/or community of which it is a part, beyond those required by the zoning code provisions; and/or b) the proposed use of land includes, but is not limited to, provisions for common open space; recreational facilities; or specific design, engineering, architectural, site planning or landscape features.
A planned development includes a program for the provision, operation, and maintenance of such areas, facilities, and improvements which will be for common use by residents of the planned development and/or community, but which will not be provided, operated or maintained at public expense.
PLAT: A plan, map, drawing or chart on which the subdivider's plan for the subdivision of land is presented and which he submits for approval and intends to record in final form.
ROADWAY: The paved area within a street right of way intended for vehicular traffic, including all curb and gutter facilities.
SITE: A lot or parcel of land or a contiguous combination.
SITE DEVELOPMENT: Altering terrain and/or vegetation and construction driveways.
SOIL TESTING: Determination and analysis of the subsoil conditions of a specific land area by use of soil borings.
STREET, MAJOR: A street of considerable continuity which serves or is intended to serve as a major traffic artery connecting various sections of the village.
STREET, MARGINAL ACCESS: A minor street which is parallel and adjacent to highways and major streets and which provides access to abutting properties intended for local traffic and not for through traffic.
STREET, MINOR: A street used primarily for access to abutting properties.
STREET, PUBLIC: Any major or secondary street or minor street which is shown on the subdivision plat and is or is to be dedicated to public use.
STREET, SECONDARY OR COLLECTOR: A street which carries traffic from minor streets to the major street system including the principal entrance streets of residential development and streets for circulation within such development.
STREET WIDTH: The shortest distance between lines of lots delineating the public street.
SUBDIVIDER: The person or persons responsible for preparing and recording the plats of the subdivision and for carrying out all appropriate requirements relating thereto as outlined in this title.
SUBDIVISION OR RESUBDIVISION: A tract of land which is to be or has been divided into two (2) or more parcels. For the purpose of this title a subdivision shall not include the following: a) the division of property from one lot to an adjacent lot when said transfer does not result in any nonconformance to village codes.
The plan commission/board of appeals may grant a partial or entire waiver of the applicability of the subdivision code provisions for any division of property if the plan commission/board of appeals finds the division does not result in any nonconformance to village codes, and that the subdivision process, in whole or in part, is not necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the village.
VILLAGE ENGINEER: The person or firm charged with the responsibility of municipal engineering matters.
ZONING MAP: The map showing the zoning districts, streets, highways, lots, subdivision, planned developments, lakes, and parks therefor laid out, adopted and established by law. Any amendments or additions thereto resulting from the board of trustees' action or the approval of subdivision plats are amended in March of each year. (Ord. 99-O-791, 6-7-1999; amd. Ord. 02-O-855, 10-7-2002; Ord. 05-O-942, 11-7-2005)