For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   CITY ENGINEER. A qualified person appointed by the Mayor to act in the capacity of City Engineer.
   STREETS and ALLEYS.  STREET means a way for vehicular traffic, whether designated as a street, highway, thoroughfare, parkway, thru-way, road, avenue, boulevard, lane, place or however otherwise designated. The Plat Officer shall determine in which classification streets in a proposed subdivision shall fall.
      (1)   Arterial streets and highways are those which are used primarily for fast or heavy traffic.
      (2)   Collector streets are those which carry traffic from minor streets to the major system of arterial streets and highways, including the principal entrance streets of a residential development and streets for circulation within such a development.
      (3)   Minor streets are those which are used primarily for access to abutting properties.
      (4)   Marginal access streets are minor streets which are parallel to and adjacent to arterial streets and highways, and which provide access to abutting properties and protection from through traffic.
      (5)   Alleys are minor ways which are used primarily for vehicular service access to the back or the side of properties otherwise abutting on a street.
      (6)   Pedestrian crosswalks are easements to the public for the purpose of foot traffic. Each adjacent lot shall extend to the center of the required crosswalk, which shall be provided with an all-weather surface, no less than five feet in total width, except as required in § 152.05(D)(2). Minimum side yard requirements shall be increased on each adjacent lot to the width that lot projects into the easement.
      (1)   The division of a parcel of land into two or more lots or parcels for the purpose of transfer of ownership or building development, or, if a new street is involved, any division of a parcel of land provided that, a division of land for agricultural purposes into lots or parcels of five acres or more and not involving a new street shall not be deemed a SUBDIVISION.
      (2)   The term includes RE-SUBDIVISION, provided that the division of not more than five lots or tracts of record into not more than three lots, and not involving a new street, shall be eligible for record without approval of the City Council, but with the written approval of the Plat Approval Officer, who shall first determine that the new lots comply with the area regulations and other requirements, including sanitation, of the zoning ordinance of the city.
      (3)   When appropriate to the context, the term SUBDIVISION shall relate to the process of subdividing or to the land subdivided.
(Ord. passed 4-11-1960)