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For the purpose of these subdivision regulations, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
BUILDING SETBACK LINE. A line indicating the minimum horizontal distance between the street right-of-way and building, or any projection thereof, other than steps and unenclosed porches.
CROSSWALK. A right-of-way, publicly-owned, cutting across a block in order to provide pedestrian access to an adjacent street or property.
EASEMENT. A grant by the owner of land for the specified use of the land to a person or persons, or the public generally.
ENGINEER. A registered engineer authorized to practice civil engineering as defined by the Registration Act of the State of Ohio.
FRONTAGE. The width of a lot at the building setback line.
LOT. A parcel of land intended for transfer or ownership or building development.
LOT, CORNER. A lot abutting upon two or more streets at their intersection.
STREETS. A way for vehicular traffic, whether designated as a street, highway, thoroughfare, parkway, road, avenue, boulevard, land, place or however otherwise designated.
(1) PRINCIPAL ARTERIAL STREETS. Streets that service metropolitan centers, corridors with the highest traffic volume and the longest trips that carry most trips entering and leaving urban areas that provide continuity for all rural arterials that intercept urban boundaries.
(2) MINOR ARTERIAL STREETS. Streets used to service trips of moderate length and at a lower level of mobility that connect with principal arterials and rural collector routes.
(3) COLLECTOR STREETS. Those which carry traffic from local streets to the major system of arterial streets, including the principal entrance streets of a residential development and streets within such a development.
(4) LOCAL STREETS. Those which are used primarily for access to the abutting properties.
(5) ALLEYS. Minor ways which are used primarily for vehicular service access to the back or side of properties otherwise abutting on a street.
SUBDIVIDER. Any person, individual, firm, partnership, association, corporation, estate, trust or any other group or combination acting as a unit, dividing or proposing to divide land so as to constitute a subdivision as herein defined and including any agent of the subdivider.
(1) The division of any parcel of land shown as a unit or as contiguous units on the tax rolls as of January 6, 1959, 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 owners, where such sale or exchange does not create additional building sites, shall be exempted; or
(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 extending 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 leaseholders, or as easements for the extension and maintenance of public sewers, water, storm drainage or other public facilities.
SURVEYOR. A registered surveyor, as defined by the Registration Act of the State of Ohio.
(Ord. 1092, passed 5-17-64; Am. Ord. 6206, passed 4-26-88; Am. Ord. 8147, passed 4-10-01; Am. Ord. 9364, passed 7-25-06)