§ 156.002  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS.  Any office referred to by title, i.e., City Manager, City Attorney, City Secretary, City Engineer, Director of Public Works and the like shall be the person so retained in this position by the city, or his or her duly authorized representative.
   ALLEY.  A minor way used primarily for vehicular service to the rear or side of properties otherwise abutting on a street.
   ARTERIAL.  A principle traffic arterial more or less continuous across the city or areas adjacent thereto, and act as a principle connecting street with state and interstate highways.
   BUILDING LINE.  A line beyond which buildings must be set back from the street or road right-of-way line or property line.
   BULKHEAD.  A retaining wall along a waterfront.
   CITY or THE CITY.  The City of Port Isabel, Texas.
   CITY COMMISSION.  The duly elected governing body of the city.
   COLLECTOR STREET.  A street which is continuous through several residential districts and is intended as a connecting street between residential district and thoroughfares, highways or business district.
   COMMISSION.  The City Planning Commission.
   CUL-DE-SAC.  A short residential street having but one vehicular access to another street and terminated by a vehicular turn around.
   DEAD END STREETS.  A street other than a cul-de-sac with only one outlet.
   EASEMENT.  An area for restricted use on private property upon which any public utility shall have the right to remove all or part of any buildings, fences, trees, shrubs or other improvements or growths which in any way endanger or interfere with the construction, maintenance or efficiency of its respective systems on any of these EASEMENTS. Any public utility shall at all times have the right of ingress and egress to and from and upon the EASEMENTS for the purpose of constructing, reconstructing, inspecting, patrolling, maintaining and adding to or removing all or part of its respective systems without the necessity at any time of procuring the permission of anyone.
   ENGINEER.  The City Engineer, the city’s consulting engineers or the duly authorized representatives.
   FINAL PLAT.  Any plat of any lot, tract or parcel of land requested to be recorded of record in the Deed Records of the county.
   MASTER PLAN.  The comprehensive plan of the city and adjoining areas as adopted by the City Commission and the City Planning and Zoning Commission, including all its revision. This PLAN indicates the general location recommended for various land uses, transportation routes, public and private developments and improvements.
   MAY.  Permissive.
   MOBILE HOMES AND RECREATIONAL PARKS.  Areas for renting or leasing sites for mobile home and recreational vehicles.
   PLAT.  A map or chart of the subdivision. It shall include plan, plat or replat, in both singular or plural.
   PRELIMINARY PLAT.  Any lot, tract or parcel of land that is not to be recorded of record but is only a proposed division of land for review and study by the city.
   REPLATTING.  The resubdivision of any part or all of any block or blocks of a previously platted subdivision, addition, lot or tract.
   RESIDENTIAL STREET.  A street which is intended primarily to serve traffic within a neighborhood or limited residential district and which is used primarily for access to abutting properties.
   RESUBDIVISION.  The division of an existing subdivision, together with any changes of lot size therein, or with the relocation of any street lines.
   SHALL.  Mandatory.
   STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS AND CODES.  All improvements within the city shall be in accordance with the standard specifications and codes, with all revisions, as adopted by the city.
   STREET.  A way for vehicular traffic whether designated a street, highway, thoroughfare, parkway, throughway, road, avenue, boulevard, lane, place or however otherwise designated.
   STREET WIDTH.  The shortest distance between the lines which delineate the rights-of-way of a street.
   SUBDIVISION.  The division of a tract or parcel of land into two or more parts or lots for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of sale or building development or transfer of ownership, and shall include resubdivision,
   WATERWAY.  A navigable body of water.
(Ord. 459, passed 12-17-1985)