§ 157.020  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.  The officially adopted Master Plan of the town along with all implementing ordinances, goals, strategies, and Official Town Map, all enacted by the town pursuant  to Title 6 of the South Carolina Code on April 13, 1999 and any subsequent amendments thereto.
   DEVELOPER.  A person, including a governmental agency, who intends to undertake any development and who has legal or equitable interest in the property to be developed.
   DEVELOPMENT.  The carrying out of a building activity or mining operation, the making of a material change in the use or appearance of any structure or property, or the dividing of land into three or more parcels.  DEVELOPMENT, as designated in a law or development permit, includes all other development customarily associated with it unless otherwise specified.  When appropriate to the context, DEVELOPMENT refers to the act of developing or to the result of development.  Reference to a specific operation is not intended to mean that the operation or activity, when part of other operations or activities, is not development.  Reference to particular operations is not intended to limit the generality of this item.
   GOVERNING BODY.  The Town Council of the town or any other chief governing body of a unit of a local government, however designated.
   LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATION.  Ordinances and regulations enacted by the appropriate governing body for the regulation of any aspect of development and includes a local government zoning, rezoning, subdivision, building construction, or sign regulations or any other regulations controlling the development of property.
   LAWS.  All ordinances, resolutions, regulations, comprehensive plans, land development regulations, policies and rules adopted by the town, affecting the development of property and includes laws governing permitted uses of the property, governing density, and governing design, improvement, and construction standards and specifications, except as provided in section 6-31-140(A) of the South Carolina State Code.
   LOCAL GOVERNMENT.  The town of Mount Pleasant or the governmental entity of the same or the governmental entity of the State, county, municipality, or region established pursuant to law which exercises regulatory authority over, and grants development permits for land development or which provides public facilities.
   LOCAL PLANNING COMMISSION.  The town of Mount Pleasant Commission established pursuant to Title 6 of South Carolina Code or any other like entity established for other local governments pursuant to the South Carolina Code.
   MASTER PLAN MAP.  The officially adopted Town Map as part of the Comprehensive Plan.
   PERSON.  An individual, corporation, business or land trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest, state agency, or any legal entity.
   PROPERTY.  All real property subject to land use regulation by a local government and includes the earth, water, and air above, below, or on the surface, and includes any improvements or structures customarily regarded as a part of real property.
   PUBLIC FACILITIES.  Major capital improvements, including, but not limited to, transportation, sanitary sewer, solid waste, drainage, potable water, educational, parks and recreational, and health systems and facilities.
(Ord. 99056, passed 12-14-99)