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A street or highway that provides public pedestrian or vehicular traffic, which may also be known as a roadway, avenue, lane, alley, easement, right-of-way. A street also includes any other public highway that Council may permit to be included within the definition of “street” from time to time. Street includes the full width between property lines bounding every public way of whatever nature, with a part thereof to be used for vehicular traffic and designated or subdivided as follows:
(a) “Alley”. A minor street used primarily for vehicular service access to the back or side of properties abutting on another street.
(b) “Arterial street”. Any United States or State numbered route, controlled-access highway, or other major radial or circumferential street or highway designated by Council as part of a major arterial system of streets or highways.
(c) “Boulevard”. A divided street which can carry large or small volumes of vehicular traffic depending upon parking regulations and lot access. A street intended to serve as an arterial or collector.
(d) “Collector street”. This class of street serves the major internal traffic movement within the City. Collector streets in industrial areas are likely to carry heavy volumes of truck traffic.
(e) “Cul-de-sac street”. A local street having one end open to vehicular traffic and the other end permanently closed with a paved vehicular turnaround.
(f) “Dead-end street”. A street temporarily having one outlet for vehicular traffic, but intended to be extended or continued in the future and provided with a vehicular turnaround on a temporary easement. If a dead-end street extends only the depth of the corner lot past a street intersection, no turnaround will be required. Developers shall be required to provide a two feet reservation strip in the name of City of Norton at the end of all dead-end streets. This strip will become public highway only upon extension of the dedicated street.
(g) “Half street”. “Half streets” shall be prohibited except where there is an existing half street adjacent to the subdivision, in which case the remaining half street shall be platted.
(h) “Local street”. Local streets provide access to immediately adjacent land and feed traffic to the collector and arterial system. They make up a large percentage of the total street mileage of the City, but carry a small portion of the vehicle-miles of travel.
(i) “Loop street”. A short, local street with each end terminating at an intersection with the same collector or arterial street.
(j) “Parallel street”. A local or collector street parallel and adjacent to an arterial or collector street, providing access to abutting properties and protection from arterial or collector street traffic.
(k) “Private street”. A non-public street which provides vehicular and pedestrian access to a residential, commercial or industrial structure or group of structures, and is not dedicated as a public right-of-way. In all cases where private streets are permitted, an Owner's Association shall be formed to control and maintain the street(s). The approval of a private street does not provide for or imply responsibility for construction, repair, replacement, maintenance of the same, including but not limited to: snow or ice removal, dust control, drainage, mowing, tree trimming, etc. of any private street by a governmental body. All responsibility and liability remains with the Owner's Association and/or owner(s) of any lot served by the private street. Deed restrictions for private streets are required to include the following language:
“The undersigned grantee(s) hereby acknowledges that (he, she, they) understand that the premises described herein is located upon a non-dedicated, non-improved right-of-way. And further, the grantee(s) understand that no governmental body is responsible or liable for care and maintenance of said right-of-way, and the grantee shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless all governmental bodies for any and all claims of any kind or nature that may arise or be related to such private street.”
(Ord. 44-2005. Passed 6-27-05.)