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As used in this chapter, the following words and terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section:
CONSTRUCTION: The erection, alteration, repair, renovation, demolition, or removal of any building or structure, and the excavation, filling, grading, and regulation of lots in connection therewith.
EROSION: The wearing away of the land surface by the action of wind, water or gravity.
EXCAVATION: Any act by which organic matter, earth, sand, gravel, rock or any other similar material is cut into, dug, quarried, uncovered, removed, displaced, relocated or bulldozed and shall include the conditions resulting therefrom.
EXISTING GRADE: The vertical location of the existing ground surface prior to excavation or filling.
FILL: Any act by which earth, sand, gravel, rock or any other material is deposited, placed, replaced, pushed, dumped, pulled, transported or moved by man to a new location and shall include the conditions resulting therefrom.
FINAL GRADE: The vertical location of the ground or pavement surface after the grading work is completed in accordance with the site development plan.
GRADING: Excavation or fill, or any combination thereof, and shall include the conditions resulting from any excavation of fill.
NATURAL DRAINAGE: Channels formed in the existing surface topography of the earth prior to changes made by unnatural causes.
PARCEL: All contiguous land in one ownership.
PERMITTEE: An individual who has obtained a permit to cut vegetation to the ground or stumps, complete extraction, or kill by spraying.
SITE: A lot or parcel of land, or a contiguous combination thereof, where grading work is performed as a single unified operation.
SITE DEVELOPMENT: Altering terrain and/or vegetation and constructing improvements.
STRIPPING: Any activity which removes the vegetative surface cover including tree removal, clearing, and storage or removal of top soil.
VACANT: Land on which there are not structures or only structures which are secondary to the use or maintenance of the land itself.
VILLAGE: The Village of Rosemont, Cook County, Illinois.
(Ord. 87-4-1F, 4-1-1987)