§ 153.008  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   BLOCK.  An area of land bounded on all sides by a street or streets.
   BUILDING.  A structure built for the support, enclosure, shelter, or protection of persons, animals, chattels, or movable property of any kind.
   BUILDING SETBACK LINE. A line indicating the minimum horizontal distance between the street right-of-way line and buildings.
   CITY.  The City of Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
   CITY ENGINEER.  The engineer of the city as appointed by Common Council.
   COMMON COUNCIL.  The Common Council of the city.
   COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.  The complete plan, or any of its parts, for the development of the city, prepared by the Commission, and adopted in accordance with I.C. 36-7, and all acts amendatory thereto, as are now or may hereafter be in effect.
   COUNTY.  Dearborn County, Indiana.
   CROSSWALK.  A public right-of-way containing a sidewalk cutting across a block in order to provide pedestrian access between two streets or between a street and a public property.
   CURB GUTTER.  Shall be of the type approved by the Board of Public Works and Safety, in accordance with current city adopted construction standards.
   CURB LEVEL.  The level of the established curb in front of such building, measured at the center of such front. (Where no curb level has been established, the pavement elevation at the street center line similarly measured, or the mean elevation of the finished lot grade immediately adjacent to a building shall be considered the CURB LEVEL.)
   EASEMENT.  A grant by the owner of land for the specified use of a part of the land to a person, firm, corporation, public utility, or public in general.
   ENGINEER.  A professional engineer registered to practice engineering in the State of Indiana.
   FLOOD-CREST ELEVATION.  As from time to time designated by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
   FLOOD PLAIN AREA.  As established from time to time by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
   GENERAL LAND USE PLAN.  The Comprehensive Plan of the city as adopted by the Plan Commission and approved by Common Council.
   IMPROVEMENTS. Grading, street pavements, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, street lights, street signs, water mains, storm and sanitary sewers and other utility mains, piping and other required facilities.
   IDEM. Indiana Department of Environmental Management. 
   I.A.C.  Indiana Administrative Code.
   LOT.  A parcel of land intended for transfer of ownership or building development, having frontage on a public street or access thereto.
   LOT, BUTT.  A lot at the end of a block and located between two corner lots.
   LOT, CORNER.  A lot abutting upon two or more public streets at their intersection or upon two or more parts of the same street, which in either case, form an interior angle of less than 135 degrees.
   LOT, DOUBLE FRONTAGE.  A lot, other than a corner lot, which fronts on two streets.
   LOT DEPTH.  The mean horizontal distance between the front lot line along the street right-of-way and the rear lot line, measured within the lot boundaries.
   LOT, SPLIT.  Any division of land along a then existing public street, not involving the opening, widening, or extension of any street or road, and involving no more than five lots after the original tract has been completely subdivided, as set forth in the Indiana Code.
   MODEL HOME.  A dwelling unit used initially for display purposes which typifies the type of units that will be constructed in the subdivision. Such dwelling units may be erected, at the discretion of the Plan Commission, by permitting a portion of a major subdivision involving no more than two lots to be created according to the procedures for minor subdivisions.
   NONRESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION.  A subdivision whose intended use is other than residential, such as commercial or industrial. Such subdivision shall comply with the applicable provisions of these regulations.
   OPEN SPACE, PUBLIC.  Land which may be dedicated or reserved for acquisition for general use by the public, including parks, recreation areas, school sites, community or public building sites, and other similar lands.
   OWNER OF RECORD.  Any person, firm, or corporation, or any other legal entity having legal title of public record to the land sought to be subdivided under this chapter.
   PANHANDLE LOTS.  PANHANDLE LOTS are permitted. PANHANDLE LOTS shall not be "stacked," one behind the other, with reference to street lines. The panhandle portion of the lot shall have a minimum frontage and width of 20 feet and a maximum frontage and width of 40 feet.
   PEDESTRIAN WAY.  A right-of-way across or within a block, for use by pedestrian traffic, whether designated as a pedestrian way, a crosswalk, or however otherwise designated.
   PLAN COMMISSION.  The Plan Commission of the city.
   PRELIMINARY PLAN.  The preliminary or tentative plat or plan, map or drawing on which the layout and design of a proposed subdivision is submitted to the Plan Commission for consideration and tentative approval.
   PRIVATE DRAINAGE EASEMENT.  Authorization by a down stream property owner for use by the upstream property owner for drainage across a specified portion of the downstream property.
   PUBLIC (as in public sewerage or water systems).  Implies the provision of such service by a person, firm, or corporation, or governmental unit as authorized by law.
   RECORD PLAT.  The final record plat, plan, or drawing and any accompanying required data or information which is submitted to the Plan Commission for final approval of a proposed subdivision and intended for recording purposes at the Recorder's Office of Dearborn County. The record plat shall meet the requirements of § 154.21.
   RECREATION PLAN.  The plan for public schools, parks and recreation for the city as adopted by the Plan Commission.
   RIGHT-OF-WAY.  The width between property lines of a public street, alley, crosswalk, or easement.
   STREET.  A right-of-way dedicated to the public use, which provides the principal means of access to abutting property. A public street may be designated as a highway, arterial streets, parkway, boulevard, road, avenue, lane, drive, place, cul-de-sac, or other appropriate name. A STREET may also be identified according to type of use, as follows:
      (1)   ALLEY.  A minor right-of-way dedicated to public use which gives a secondary means of vehicular access to the back or side of properties otherwise abutting a street and which may be used for public utility purposes although not intended for general traffic circulation.
      (2)   CUL-DE-SAC STREET. A short minor street having only one outlet for vehicular traffic, the other end being permanently terminated by a vehicular turnaround.
      (3)   DEAD-END STREET.  A street only partially constructed in terms of its ultimately planned length having only one outlet for vehicular traffic with a temporary turn around.
      (4)   HALF STREET.  A street bordering one or more property lines of a tract of land in which the developer has allocated at least one-half of the ultimate right-of-way width.
      (5)   HIGHWAY. An existing major street designated as a numbered federal, state, or county highway and designed to accommodate primarily traffic movements through the municipality.
      (6)   MARGINAL ACCESS STREET.  A minor street which is parallel and adjacent to a thoroughfare and which provides access to abutting properties and protection from through traffic.
      (7)   MINOR STREETS.  Streets not designated as primary or secondary arterial streets on the thoroughfare plan and whose main purpose is to serve as access to abutting property.
      (8)   PRIMARY ARTERIAL STREETS.  Primary arterial streets are those designated in the thoroughfare plan for large volumes of traffic movement. They may be limited access, in which case entrance and exit is provided only at certain designated, controlled points.
      (9)   SECONDARY ARTERIAL STREETS.  Designated in the thoroughfare plan as important streets to facilitate the collection of traffic from minor residential streets, to permit circulation within neighborhood areas and to provide convenient ways for traffic to reach primary arterial streets.
      (10)   STREET, COLLECTOR.   A street as indicated on the thoroughfare plan intended to collect vehicular traffic from local streets within a neighborhood or industrial district and feed such traffic onto secondary and primary streets.
   STREET WIDTH.  The shortest distance between lines delineating the right-of-way of a street.
   SUBDIVIDER.  Any person, firm, or corporation dividing or proposing to divide land so as to constitute a subdivision as herein defined, and includes any authorized agent of the subdivider or owner.
   SUBDIVISION. As follows:
      (1)    The division of any parcel of land shown as a unit on the last preceding tax roll, into two or more parcels, sites, or lots, any one of which is less than five acres for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of transfer of ownership, provided, however, that the division or partition of land into parcels of more than five acres not involving any new streets or easements of access, and the sale or exchange of parcels between adjoining lot owner where such sale or exchange does not create additional building sites, shall be exempted.
      (2)   The improvement of one or more parcels of land for residential, commercial, or industrial structures or groups of structures involving the division or allocation of land for the opening, widening or extension of any street or streets, except private streets serving industrial structures; the division or allocation of land as open spaces for common use by owners, occupants or lease holders or as easements for the extension and maintenance or public sewer, water, storm drainage or other public facilities.
   SURVEYOR.  A surveyor registered in the State of Indiana.
   THOROUGHFARE PLAN.  The official plan of highways, primary and secondary arterial streets, parkways, and other major streets, including collector streets, adopted by the Plan Commission and approved by the Common Council. This plan shall be as presented on the Comprehensive Plan.
   ZONING CODE.  The official Zoning Code of the city. See Chapter 154.
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