§ 52.03  DEFINITIONS.
   Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the definitions of words and terms used in this article shall be as set forth in S.C. Code § 48-14-20, and 26 S.C. Code, Reg. 72-301, mutatis mutandis.
   AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.   Property designated as a single parcel on the Charleston county tax maps, containing no more than two dwelling units, and used for agricultural purposes.
   BASE RATE. The annual stormwater management fee charged per equivalent residential unit, which rate shall be $60.
   COMMERCIAL PROPERTY.   Developed property that is not Single-Family Residential Property or Agricultural Residential Property, to include but not be limited to, Mixed Use Property, Multifamily Property, parking lots and properties used for office, retail, industrial, recreational, institutional, cultural, accommodation and assembly purposes.
   DEVELOPED PROPERTY. Real property which has been altered from its natural state by the addition of any improvements such as buildings, structures, or other impervious surface area. For new construction, property shall be considered developed property upon final approval of site improvements by the Town Engineer.
   DWELLING UNIT. A unit providing complete, independent living facilities for one family, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation. DWELLING UNITS may include single-family homes, mobile homes located on one or more individual lots or parcels of land, and residential condominium and townhouse units.
   EQUIVALENT RESIDENTIAL UNIT (ERU). For computation purposes, an average, single-family dwelling unit, including any improvements thereon, on a lot less than or equal to 20,000 square feet.
   FEE. The annual amount charged to the property owner(s) of record as indicated by the County Assessor's tax rolls as of January 1 of the year of the billing.
   MIXED USE PROPERTY.   Developed property that includes a building or buildings containing residential and commercial uses.
   MULTIFAMILY PROPERTY. Developed property containing a dwelling unit or units designed for or occupied by three or more families living independently of each other, with the number of families in residence not exceeding the number of dwelling units, which may or may not have accessory uses related to the purpose of providing permanent dwelling facilities, to include apartments.
   REVENUES. All fees, assessments or other income received by the Stormwater Management Program fee, including but not limited to, amounts received from the investment or deposit of monies in any fund or account, and all amounts received as gifts, donations and the proceeds from the sale of bonds to finance the Stormwater Management Program.
   SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY. Property designated as a single parcel on the Charleston county tax maps, to include townhouses and residential condominiums.
   UNDEVELOPED PROPERTY. Real property which has not been altered from its natural state by the addition of any improvements such as buildings, structures or other impervious surface area, or which has less than 50% of the equivalent residential unit of impervious surface area, to include golf courses and parks.
(Ord. 96003, passed 2-13-96; Am. Ord. 01024, passed 5-8-01; Am. Ord. 08031, passed 6-11-08; Am. Ord. 08042, passed 7-8-08; Am. Ord. 09029, passed 6-9-09; Am. Ord. 14043, passed 7-8-14)