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EASEMENT: An acquired legal right for the specific use of land owned by others.
FAMILY: One (1) or more persons occupying a dwelling unit, living as a single, nonprofit housekeeping unit; provided, a group of four (4) or more persons who are not within the second degree of kinship shall not constitute a family.
FENCE: An artificially constructed barrier, typically constructed of posts, wire and/or wood, erected to enclose, screen, or separate areas. A natural plant species which has been planted to form a continuous barrier to prevent passage or for protection shall be considered a fence.
FLOOD OR FLOODING: Means a general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of normally dry land areas from the overflow of inland or tidal waters; or the unusual and rapid accumulation or runoff of surface waters from any source.
(1) BASE FLOOD: The flood having a one percent (1% ) chance of being equaled or exceeded in a given year.
(2) FLOOD INSURANCE STUDY: The official report provided by the Federal Insurance Administration that includes flood profiles, the Flood Boundary-Floodway Map, and the water surface elevation of the base flood.
(3) FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP (FIRM): The official map on which the Federal Insurance Administration has delineated both the areas of special flood hazard and the risk premium zones applicable to the community.
(4) FLOODPLAIN: Any land area susceptible to flooding.
(5) FLOODWAY: the channel of a river or other watercourse and the adjacent land areas that must be reserved in order to discharge the base flood without cumulatively increasing the water surface elevation more than one-half foot.
(6) SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD AREA: The area within a floodplain subject to a one percent (1%) or greater chance of flooding in any given year.
FLOOR AREA, GROSS: The sum of all gross horizontal areas of the several floors of a building or buildings, measured from the outside dimensions of the structure or from the centerline of a wall separating two (2) buildings, but excluding any space where the floor-to-ceiling height is less than six (6) feet.
(1) FLOOR AREA, GROSS LEASABLE: The area within a shopping center, commercial or industrial condominium that is available for lease by tenants, not including common elements such as, but not limited to, hallways and mall public areas.
(2) FLOOR AREA, LIVABLE: The finished area of a dwelling unit heated and/or air conditioned, located above ground, but not including basements, garages, covered patios or porches, or other outdoor space.
(3) FLOOR AREA, USABLE: That area to be used for the sale of merchandise or services, or for use to serve patrons, clients or customers, measured from the interior faces of the exterior walls. Areas used principally for the storage or processing of merchandise, for hallways, stairways and elevator shafts, or for utilities and sanitary facilities shall be excluded from this computation.
(Ord. 4-21. Passed 1-4-21.)