GARAGE. PRIVATE: An accessory building or portion of a principal building designed or used for the storage of motor-driven vehicles, boats, and similar vehicles owned and used by the occupants of the building to which it is accessory.
   (1)   GRADE, AVERAGE: The mean point between the highest and lowest ground elevation abutting the existing or proposed location of each face of the exterior walls of a building.
   (2)   GRADE, FINISHED: The final elevation and contour of the ground after cutting or filling and conforming to the proposed design.
   (3)   GRADE, NATURAL: The elevation of the ground level in its natural state before construction, filling or excavation.  Also referred to as Ground Elevation or Natural Ground Surface.
   GREEN BELT:  A strip of land containing trees, shrubs and/or other required landscape materials located within the front yard and extending for a prescribed depth from the front lot line across the width of the lot or parcel.
   HELIPORT:  A facility designed to accommodate operation of helicopters and includes landing surfaces and associated services and operating facilities.
   HELISTOP: A land deck or surface upon which helicopters may land. It may also be a specially prepared roof surface or a superstructure above a building roof, having no housing or service facilities.
   HISTORIC STRUCTURE: Any structure that is:
   (1)   Listed individually in the National Register of Historic Places (a listing maintained by the U.S. Department of Interior) or preliminarily determined by the secretary of the interior as meeting the requirements for individual listing on the National Register:
   (2)   Certified or preliminarily determined by the secretary of the interior as contributing to the historical significance of a registered historic district or a district preliminarily determined by the secretary to qualify as a registered historic district:
   (3)   Individually listed on a state inventory of historic places and determined as eligible by states with historic preservation programs which have been approved by the secretary of the interior; or
   (4)   Individually listed on a local inventory of historic places and determined as eligible by communities with historic preservation programs that have been certified either:
      A.   By an approved state program as determined by the secretary of the interior; or
      B.   Directly by the secretary of the interior in states without approved programs.
   HOME-BASED CHILD CARE: A private residence in which minor children receive care and supervision for periods of less than twenty-four (24) hours per day, unattended by parent or legal guardian, except children related to an adult member of the household.
   HOME OCCUPATION: A vocational activity conducted as an accessory use within a dwelling unit by a member or members of the resident family and which is clearly accessory and incidental to the principal residential use of the dwelling.
   HOSPITAL: Any institution receiving inpatients, providing a staffed twenty-four (24) hour emergency care facility and authorized under Ohio law to render medical, surgical and/or obstetrical care.  The term shall also include a sanitarium with an approved certificate of need (CON) from the state health planning agency for the treatment and care of various forms of mental illness, but shall not include clinics, convalescent homes or nursing homes or office facilities for the private practice of medicine, dentistry or psychiatry.
   HOTEL: A building under single management that provides rooms or suites intended primarily as sleeping accommodations for public rental on a daily basis for registered guests. A hotel includes a central interior lobby and provides daily room cleaning and linen changes.  Other supportive facilities may also include, but not be limited to, meeting rooms, incidental retail sales, restaurants, lounges, swimming pools, recreational and fitness facilities and similar facilities/services intended principally to serve registered guests.
   IMPERVIOUS SURFACE: Any surface composed of any material that greatly impedes or prevents the natural infiltration of water into the underlying native soils. Impervious surfaces include, but are not limited to, rooftops, buildings, sidewalks, driveways, streets and roads.
   INDOOR COMMERCIAL RECREATION CENTER: A building or place of business equipped with various machines, devices, facilities and electronic devices, but not including gambling devices, where, for a fee, persons may engage in various games and diversions.
(Ord. 4-21.  Passed 1-4-21.)