For the purposes of these Subdivision Regulations, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings ascribed to them as follows:
      (1)   Words used in the present tense include the future, and the singular number includes the plural and the plural the singular.  The word "lot" includes the word "plot".  The word "shall" is mandatory and not directive.
      (2)   "Subdivision" means any division, change, resubdivision or division lines of a lot, plot, parcel, tract or land or groups of lots, parcels, tracts or lands into two or more lots or other divisions of land, for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of lease, sale or transfer of ownership or development, including the creation of, and all changes in, street or lot lines, whether by a survey and preparation of a plat or by lease or transfer by metes and bounds.  However, division of land for agricultural purposes, in parcels of more than ten acres, not involving any new street or easement of access, shall be exempted.  This shall not apply to the sale of a small amount of land to correct the boundary of a lot if such sale or exchange does not create additional lots.  For the purposes of these Subdivision Regulations, the development of land and construction of two or more residences or other buildings (besides agricultural and accessory buildings) shall constitute a subdivision.
      (3)   "Planning Commission" means the City Planning Commission.
      (4)   "Official Map of Thoroughfares" means the Official Map of thoroughfares, streets and public lands of the City adopted as a part of these Subdivision Regulations and as hereafter amended as provided in these Subdivision Regulations.
      (5)   "Regional Thoroughfare Plan" means the system of primary and secondary thoroughfares and ways as adopted in these Subdivision Regulations or as hereafter adopted by the Planning Commission and/or the appropriate authorities of Scioto County, including both existing and proposed thoroughfares.
      (6)   "Master Plan" means the comprehensive plan, made and adopted by the Planning Commission, indicating the general location recommended for the principal streets, parks, public buildings, zoning districts and all other physical aspects of urban and rural planning.
      (7)   "Alley" means a public way less than twenty-five feet wide, dedicated, platted and recorded (or to be dedicated, platted and recorded) with the recording of the final plan of a subdivision and commonly used as a right of way for travel and for services.
      (8)   "Auction" means either to sell by inviting or calling for bids or offers of prices for lots, parcels, tracts or lands; or the act of auctioning.
      (9)   "Convey" means to make a conveyance.
      (10)   "Conveyance" means the act of making a transfer by conveyance of right title, interest and/or ownership.
      (11)   "Development" means either the subdivision of land; any work that must be performed, such as improvements prerequisite to approval of the final plat; or any construction upon land.
      (12)   "Crosswalkway" means a right of way dedicated to public use, ten feet or more in width, which cuts across a block to facilitate pedestrian access to adjacent streets and properties.
      (13)   "Cul-de-sac" (court) means a short street having one end open to traffic and being permanently terminated by a vehicle turnaround.
      (14)   "Divide" means to make a division of.
      (15)   "Division" means subdivision.
      (16)   "Easement" means a right of way less than twenty-five feet wide, which has been platted or obtained for the provision of services, access to property and/or a public passageway for travel.
      (17)   "Final plat" means the final plan of a subdivision.  See subsection (39) hereof.
      (18)   "Improvement" refers to street grading, street pavements or surfaces, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, storm sewers, culverts, sanitary sewers, water mains, crosswalkways, street trees (optional) and other appropriate items.
      (19)   "Land" means a tract or group of tracts.
      (20)   "Lease" means to rent, to permit the possession or use of, or to permit the right of possession or use for consideration of, a lot, parcel, tract, land or group of lots, parcels, tracts or lands.
      (21)   "Lot" means a portion of a subdivision or other parcel of land intended as a unit of transfer of ownership or for development.  Such lot may or may not be a part of a recorded subdivision.
      (22)   "Parcel" means an ownership, lot, plot or part of an ownership, lot or plot.
      (23)   "Plot" means a lot or parcel.
      (24)   "Partition" means either a division, separation or subdivision or the act of making a division, separation or subdivision.
      (25)   "Person" means any individual, group of persons, association, firm, corporation, developer or any proprietor of lots or grounds.
      (26)   "Right of way" means the width between property lines of a street, parkway, alley, crossway or easement.
      (27)   "Street" means a right of way, dedicated to public use, which provides vehicular and pedestrian access to adjacent properties other than primary or secondary streets.
      (28)   "Minor street" means a street supplementary to a secondary street and of limited continuity which serves or is intended to serve the local needs of a neighborhood.
      (29)   "Primary street" means a street or section line road being eighty-four feet or more in width and of considerable continuity which serves or is intended to serve as a major traffic way within the City, County, or both, and is designated in the Master Plan as a limited-access highway, major thoroughfare, parkway or other equivalent term to identify those streets comprising the basic structure of the street plan.
      (30)   "Major thoroughfare" means a primary street or a street or road that serves or is intended to serve as a major traffic way.
      (31)   "Main thoroughfare" means a major thoroughfare.
      (32)   "Secondary street" means a street or quarter section line road being eighty feet or more in width and of considerable continuity which serves or is intended to serve as the principal traffic way between large and separated areas or districts and which is the main means of access to the primary street or road system.
      (33)   "Secondary thoroughfare" means a secondary street.
      (34)   "Parkway" means a motorway of considerable continuity having a right of way of varying width, the adjacent land being predominately dedicated to park purposes, thus excluding access to and from abutting property.
      (35)   "Reserves" means a strip of land controlling access to streets.
      (36)   "Double frontage" refers to a lot the opposite ends of which abut on a street.
      (37)   "Superblock" means a block of exceptionally large size in both dimensions, with access to interior lots by cul-de-sacs branching in from surrounding streets and providing one or more open spaces.
      (38)   "Preliminary plan" means a preliminary drawing or sketch of a proposed subdivision, showing the location and boundaries of a tract, or group of parcels of land, together with the general location of streets, alleys, easements, lots, public grounds, north point grades or contours and drainage, as well as the names of the subdivisions of the streets and of adjacent properties.
      (39)   "Final plan" means an accurate drawing (to scale as indicated on the drawing) of a subdivision, showing the location and boundaries of the tract or group of parcels of land together with the location and description of lots, streets, alleys, easements, public grounds, grades or contours, drainage, north point and other required information and submitted to the City Planning Commission upon the completion of the acts required by Sections 1109.05 and 1109.06.
      (40)   "Plat" means a final plan.  See subsections (17) and (39).
      (41)   "Plot" means a lot.
      (42)   "Resubdivide" means to make resubdivision of.
      (43)   "Resubdivision" means rearrangement and subdivision of a tract comprising a group of lots, parcels, streets and/or alleys, or any combination of lots, parcels, streets and/or alleys.
      (44)   "Sale" means the act of selling.
      (45)   "Sell" means either to make a conveyance for consideration or for a price; to execute a deed of sale; to execute a "sales contract".
      (46)   "Separate" means to make separation of.
      (47)   "Separation" means the partitioning or division of a lot, parcel, tract, land or subdivision thereof, into two or more parcels of land.
      (48)   "Subdivide" means to make any subdivision.  See subsection (2).
      (49)   "Tract" means an ownership, lot, plot or group of ownerships or lots.
      (50)   "Transfer" means either to sell or lease by the process of subdivision or the act of making such a sale or lease.
      (51)   "Develop" means either to make a development; to do any grading or filling of land, whether undeveloped or already subdivided, so as to change the drainage or the flow of water; or to do any work upon land that is capable of future use as a subdivision or development or building site.  See subsection (11).
      (52)   "Subdivision Regulations" means Ordinance 1966-45, passed May 12, 1966, as amended, which is codified herein as Title One of Part Eleven - Planning and Zoning Code.
      (Ord. 1966-45.  Passed 5-12-66.)