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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CLEARING AND GRUBBING. Before grading is started, the entire right-of-way shall be cleared of all trees, stumps, roots, brush, and any other objectionable material.
COUNTY ROAD. Any road or street acquired by the county either by donation, purchase, adverse possession, condemnation, dedication, or having previously been accepted for and continuously maintained by the county.
(1) (a) Streets or roads designed to be closed at 1 end shall be no longer than 2,000 feet, and shall be terminated by a circular right-of-way with a radius of not less than 50 feet;
(b) If a street or road designed to be closed at 1 end is longer than 2,000 feet, it shall have a turnaround every 2,000 feet. (Example: a road that is also a CUL-DE-SAC, the road portion of which is 4,000 feet shall have 2 turnarounds.
(2) The 2,000 feet distance shall be measured from the nearest road or street intersection to the road’s end.
DEDICATION PERIOD. The dedication period shall constitute a period of 2 years from the date the final plat is approved by the county. This period serves to assure the county as to the quality and construction standards of the road as constructed.
GRADING. All trees, stumps, rocks, and vegetation matter shall be removed to a depth of 2 feet below sub-grade. Grading shall be in compliance with curves, hills, creeks, streams, and bridges.
NON-THROUGH ROAD. A road connecting to only 1 other road, which must be a publicly-maintained through road.
RIGHT-OF-WAY. The right-of-way width of county roads or streets is hereby established at 50 feet, measured 25 feet either side of the center line.
ROADBED. The traveling surface of a road's right-of-way (typically not less than 20 feet), and which lies between the ditching or curbing portion of the right-of-way.
SPEED LIMIT. The maximum speed limit for all county gravel, dirt, or unimproved roads shall be 25 miles per hour, or as otherwise approved by the County Council. The speed limit for all triple treatment and asphalt roads shall be 30 miles per hour, or as otherwise approved by the County Council.
SUBDIVISION. Any division of a tract or parcel of land into 2 or more lots, buildings sites, or other division for the purpose, immediate or future, of sale, legacy, or building development and includes all divisions of land involving a new street or road or a change in existing streets or roads, and re-subdivisions.
THROUGH ROAD. A road connecting to 2 or more other roads, 1 of which must be a publicly-maintained road.
(Ord. 124, passed 9-17-1991; Am. Ord. passed 2-5-1997; Am. Ord. passed 11-5-1997; Am. Ord. passed 1-5-2000; Am. Ord. 05-15-07, passed 6-6-2007; Am. Ord. 07-17-09, passed 11-19-2009)