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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.
ALLEY. A right-of-way, other than a street, road, crosswalk or easement, that provides secondary access for the special accommodation of the abutting property.
BLOCK. An area that abuts a street and lies between two adjoining streets or barriers such as a railroad right-of-way or a waterway.
BOARD. The Rockville Town Council (formerly called the Board of Trustees of Rockville) unless it is clear from the term’s context that reference is being made to the Board of Zoning Appeals.
BUILDING LINE. The line that establishes the minimum permitted distance on a lot between the front line of a building and the street right-of-way line.
COMMISSION. The Rockville Town Plan Commission.
COUNCIL. The Rockville Town Council.
CUL-DE-SAC (COURT or DEAD-END STREET). A short street having one end open to traffic and being permanently terminated by a vehicle turnaround.
DEVELOPER. Any person engaged in developing or improving a lot or group of lots or structures thereon for use or occupancy.
EASEMENT. A grant by the property owner of the use of a strip of land by the public, a corporation or persons, for specified purposes.
JURISDICTION OF THE COMMISSION. The incorporated area of the town, together with any contiguous unincorporated areas of the county over which the town has asserted territorial jurisdiction for the Commission by ordinance to exercise specific extraterritorial powers allowed municipalities under state law.
LOT. A portion of a subdivision, or other parcel of land intended as a unit for transfer of ownership or development.
MASTER PLAN. The “Master Plan Elements” part and all maps contained in a report entitled, “Rockville, Indiana, Master Plan Report - 1970”, prepared by Schellie Associates, Inc. together with all of the provisions of Appendix A (“Master Plan Ordinance”) of the town code, and all amendments, supplements or replacements thereto. The master plan serves as the town’s comprehensive plan as required by I.C. 36-7-4-500 et seq.
OFFICIAL THOROUGHFARE PLAN. The part of the Master Plan, nor or hereafter adopted which includes a major street and highway plan and sets forth the location, alignment, dimensions, identification and classification of existing and proposed streets, highways and other thoroughfares.
PERSON. Includes a corporation, firm, partnership, association, organization or any other group that acts as a unit.
PLACE. A short street or court used primarily for access to abutting properties, usually residential.
PLAT. A map or chart indicating the subdivision or resubdivision of land, intended to be filed for record.
PRIVATE DRIVE. A right-of-way which has the characteristic of a street, as defined herein, except that it is not dedicated to the public use. A driveway which is located on a lot and which serves only the use on that lot is not considered as a PRIVATE DRIVE.
PUBLIC FACILITIES PLAN. The part of the Master Plan, now or hereafter adopted which shows the locations of proposed fire station sites and existing and proposed school, park or recreational sites.
(1) A right-of-way, other than an alley, dedicated or otherwise legally established to the public use, usually affording the principal means of access to abutting property.
(2) A STREET may be designated as a highway, thoroughfare, parkway, boulevard, road, avenue, lane, drive or other appropriate name.
STREET (OR ALLEY) IMPROVEMENT.
(1) The construction of a street or alley to its full thickness, commencing at the subgrade according to the specifications contained in § 153.23(E)(2).
(2) The placing of a new surface over an existing paved or closed surface street or alley shall not be considered as an IMPROVEMENT but as maintenance.
STREET, COLLECTOR. A street planned to facilitate the collection of traffic from local streets, and to provide circulation within neighborhood areas and convenient ways for traffic to reach arterial streets.
STREET, MAJOR ARTERIAL. A street designated for large volume of traffic movement.
STREET, MINOR ARTERIAL. A street planned to facilitate the collection of traffic from collector streets.
STREET, LOCAL. A street used primarily for access to abutting properties, usually residential.
SUBDIVIDER. Any person engaged in developing or improving a tract of land which complies with the definition of a subdivision as defined in this chapter.
(1) The division of any parcel of land shown as a unit, as part of a unit, or as contiguous units on the last preceding transfer of ownership thereof, into two or more parcels, sites or lots, any one of which is less than two acres in area, for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of transfer of ownership; provided, however, that the division or partition of land into parcels of more than two acres not involving any new streets or easements of access, and the sale or exchange of parcels between adjoining lot owners, where such sale or exchange does not create additional building sites, shall not be considered a subdivision; or
(2) The improvement of one or more parcels of land for residential, commercial or industrial structures or groups of structures involving the subdivision and allocation of land as streets or other open spaces for common use by owners, occupants or lease holders or as easements for the extension and maintenance of public sewer, water, storm drainage or other public utilities and facilities.
TOWN. The Town of Rockville, Indiana
ZONING ORDINANCE. The part of the town code that has been adopted under authority of I.C. 36-7-4-600 et seq., its predecessor statutes or any successor statutes, also known as the ZONING CODE of the town.
(Ord. 478, passed 5-5-1970; Ord. 95-610, passed 10-4-1995)