16.04.020: DEFINITIONS:
ARTERIAL OR MAJOR STREET: A street which functions or is intended to function as a major traffic way and is designated on the master street plan as a controlled access highway, major street, parkway or other equivalent term to identify those streets comprising the basic structure of the street plan.
AVERAGE PERCENT OF SLOPE: The rise or fall in elevation along a line perpendicular to the contours of the land connecting the highest point of land to the lowest point of land within a lot. A vertical rise of one hundred feet (100') between two (2) points one hundred feet (100') apart measured on a horizontal plane is a one hundred percent (100%) grade or a one to one (1:1) slope.
COLLECTOR STREET: A street which is of considerable continuity which functions or is intended to function as the principal trafficway between large and separated areas or districts, and which is the means of access to the major or arterial street system.
CUL-DE-SAC: A street closed at one end by an enlarged, circular turnaround area.
CUT: Either excavated material, or the void resulting from the excavation of earth material. The reference for a cut is the distance from a survey elevation stake to a required lower adjacent elevation.
DEVELOPER: Any subdivider or any person or organization that develops, or intends to develop, property after it has been divided.
EXCAVATION: Either the removal of earth from its natural position, or the cavity resulting from the removal of earth.
FILL: Earth materials used either as a manmade deposit or to raise an existing grade, or shall mean the depth or the volume of such material. The reference for a fill is the distance from a survey elevation stake to a required higher adjacent elevation.
FINAL GRADING: The last stage of grading a soil or gravel material prior to landscaping or the installation of concrete or bituminous paving, or other required final surfacing material.
FINAL PLAT: A map and supporting documents, prepared in accordance with the provisions of this title and prepared for recording in the office of the county recorder.
GRADING: Either an excavation or fill, or the act of excavating or filling.
IMPROVEMENTS: Curbs, gutters, sidewalks, gradings, pavings, landscaping, water, sewer and power systems, drainage systems, fences, public facilities, amenities and other such requirements of this title.
LOT: Either a division of land platted and placed on record in accordance with the laws and ordinances of the city, or a division of land described by metes and bounds on the records of the county recorder.
MONUMENT: A permanent survey marker established by the county surveyor and shown on a final plat with state plane coordinates, and/or a survey marker set in accordance with the City Engineer's specifications and referenced to county survey monuments.
NATURAL STATE: The condition of land which has not been graded, disturbed, or built upon.
RESIDENTIAL STREET: A local street which is supplementary to a collector street and of limited continuity which functions as or is intended to serve the local needs of a neighborhood and which is the means of access to the collector street system.
SENSITIVE AREA: An area of land which contains environmental or geological elements which, if altered, may cause damage to the environment or the improvements thereon.
STREET: A right of way for the purpose of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
SUBDIVIDER: Any person who: a) having an interest in land, causes it, directly or indirectly, to be divided into a subdivision; or who b) directly or indirectly, sells, leases, or develops, or offers to sell, lease, or develop, or advertises for sale, lease or development, any interest, lot, parcel, site, unit, or plat in a subdivision; or who c) engages directly, or through an agent, in the business of selling, leasing, developing or offering for sale, lease, or development a subdivision; or who d) is directly or indirectly controlled by, or under direct, or indirect common control with any of the foregoing.
SUBDIVISION: Any land that is divided, resubdivided or proposed to be divided into two (2) or more lots, parcels, sites, units, plots or other division of land for the purpose, whether immediate or future, for offer, sale, lease, or development either on the installment plan or upon any and all other plans, terms and conditions. "Subdivision" includes: a) the division or development of land whether by deed, metes and bounds description, devise and testacy, lease, map, plat or other recorded instrument; and b) divisions of land for all residential and nonresidential uses, including land used or to be used for commercial, agricultural and industrial purposes.
UTILITIES: Natural gas, electric power, cable television, telephone, storm system, sewer, culinary water and other services deemed to be of a public utility nature by the City.
UTILITY EASEMENT: The area designated for access to construct or maintain utilities on privately or publicly owned land.
(Ord. 19-24 § 2: Ord. 94-40 § 1: prior code § 30-02)