12-1-7: DEFINITIONS:
 
ADMINISTRATOR:
The Rosemount city administrator or the administrator's designee.
ALLEY:
A right of way that provides a secondary means of vehicular access to the side or rear of two (2) or more properties abutting on a street.
APPLICANT:
The person or persons requesting approval of a subdivision by the council. Consent shall be required from the legal owner of the property proposed for subdivision in the event that the applicant does not own the affected property.
ATTORNEY:
The Rosemount city attorney.
BLOCK:
An area of land within a subdivision that is entirely bounded by streets, or by streets and the exterior boundary or boundaries of the subdivision, or a combination of the above with a river, lake, wetland or railroad right of way.
BOARD:
The Rosemount board of appeals and adjustments.
BOULEVARD:
That portion of a street right of way between the curb or curb line and the property line.
BUILDING:
Any structure having a roof which may provide shelter or enclosure of persons, animals or chattel, and when said structure is divided by party walls without openings, each portion of such building so separated shall be deemed a separate building.
BUILDING SETBACK:
The minimum horizontal distance from a lot boundary to the nearest part of the foundation wall of a building as defined in title 11 of this code.
CITY:
The city of Rosemount, Dakota County, state of Minnesota.
CLERK:
The Rosemount city clerk.
COMMISSION:
The planning commission of the city.
COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE PLAN OR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN:
As defined in the city's zoning ordinance.
COUNCIL:
The Rosemount city council.
COUNTY RECORDER:
The county recorder of Dakota County, Minnesota.
DEVELOPER:
The applicant or owner of land proposed to be subdivided or his/her representative who has petitioned the city for the installation of public improvements including streets and/or utilities. Consent shall be required from the legal owner of the proposed subdivision if the developer does not own the affected property.
EASEMENT:
Authorization by a property owner for another to use the owner's property for a specified use.
EASEMENT, DRAINAGE:
As defined and described within Minnesota State Statute 505.01, Subdivision 3, Paragraph (b).
EASEMENT, UTILITY:
As defined and described within Minnesota State Statute 505.01, Subdivision 3, Paragraph (j).
ENGINEER:
The Rosemount city engineer.
ENGINEERING GUIDELINES:
City of Rosemount Engineering Guidelines as approved by the City Council.
ESCROW:
A deposit of funds held by the city for the purpose of securing public infrastructure or subdivision improvements or other costs or obligations of the developer as required or specified by resolution by the city council, ordinance, subdivision agreement or agreed to by the developer.
FINANCE DIRECTOR:
The Rosemount finance director or treasurer.
FRONTAGE:
That side of a lot abutting on a public street right of way.
GRADE:
The ratio of horizontal or vertical dimensions of slope of the road, street, or other public way specified as a percentage of slope.
HIGHWAY, LIMITED ACCESS:
A freeway or expressway, providing a trafficway for through traffic, in respect to which owners or occupants of abutting property of lands and other persons have no legal right to accesses to or from the same, except at such points and in such manner as may be determined by the public authority having jurisdiction over such trafficway.
IMPROVEMENTS:
See definition of Public Improvement.
LETTER OF CREDIT:
A letter provided to the city authorizing person(s) to pay money or extend credit to another on the credit of the writer to secure the promise to perform some act.
LOT:
As defined in the city's zoning ordinance.
METES AND BOUNDS:
A method of property description whereby properties are described by means of their direction and distance from an easily identified location.
MONUMENT:
An iron stake or pin placed in the ground indicating the location of intersecting property boundary lines.
NONACCESS EASEMENT:
An easement restricting vehicular access from a public or private property.
OUTLOT:
A parcel of land designated on a plat intended for future development purposes that is restricted from private development or use, and will be replatted in accordance with an adopted preliminary plat, or a platted parcel intended for public or quasi-public use including parks or ponding.
OWNER:
Any individual, firm, corporation, association, syndicate, partnership, or trust with an interest in the land sought to be subdivided under these regulations.
PEDESTRIANWAY:
A public pedestrian walkway provided between lots where required by the city to allow for pedestrian accessibility to streets or public areas. This may also be referred to as a "trailway".
PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT:
As defined in the city of Rosemount's zoning ordinance.
PLAT:
The drawing or map of a subdivision prepared for filing or recording pursuant to Minnesota statutes, chapter 505 and containing all elements and requirements set forth in applicable local regulations adopted pursuant to Minnesota statutes, section 462.358 and chapter 505.
PLAT, FINAL:
A drawing, in final form, showing a proposed subdivision containing all information and detail required by state statutes and by this title to be presented to the city council for approval, and which, if approved, may be duly filed with the county recorder.
PLAT, PRELIMINARY:
A play submitted to the city for preliminary consideration and approval.
PROTECTIVE COVENANT:
A contract between parties which constitutes a restriction on the use of the property. Such restrictions are not enforced by the city.
PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT:
An infrastructure facility such as sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer, street, or other facilities intended for the public welfare for which the city may ultimately assume the responsibility for maintenance and operation.
PUBLIC LAND:
Land owned and/or operated by a governmental unit dedicated for public use.
PUBLICATION:
As defined in the city's zoning ordinance.
REGISTERED LAND SURVEY (RLS):
A drawing of a tract (or tracts) of unplatted land meant to be conveyed as a separate parcel as defined by Minnesota statutes, section 508.47, subd. 2.
REPLATTING:
The platting of an area that was previously final platted and recorded with Dakota County.
RIGHT OF WAY:
As defined in the city's zoning ordinance.
RURAL SUBDIVISION:
A low density subdivision in the agriculture or rural area beyond the metropolitan urban service area (MUSA) with on site individual sewage treatment facilities.
SHALL:
Mandatory.
SIDEWALK:
A paved pedestrian walkway separate from the street surface.
STREET:
As defined in the city's zoning ordinance.
STREET, COLLECTOR:
A street intended to move traffic from local streets to arterial streets across the city.
STREET, CUL-DE-SAC:
A street with only one vehicular outlet.
STREET FRONTAGE:
That part of a lot which abuts a public right of way.
STREET, LOCAL:
A street to serve primarily as an access to abutting properties.
STREET, MINOR ARTERIAL:
A street intended to collect and distribute traffic from minor traffic generating areas such as community commercial areas, primary and secondary educational facilities, hospitals, major recreational areas, churches, and offices. They are designed to carry traffic from collector streets across the county to regional system of principal arterial highways.
STREET, PRINCIPAL ARTERIAL:
A road intended to move through traffic to and from major traffic generators such as central business districts, regional shopping centers, colleges, and/or universities, military installations, major industrial areas, and similar traffic generators within the governmental unit; and/or as a route for traffic between communities or large areas and/or which carries interstate and/or high volumes of traffic.
STREET, PRIVATE:
A street which is not dedicated to the city for public use.
STREET WIDTH:
On a street with curbs, a measurement from the face of curb, or the measurement of the paved or improved surface of a street perpendicular to the centerline.
STRUCTURE:
As defined in the city's zoning ordinance.
SUBDIVIDER:
Any person, firm, corporation, partnership, or association, who shall lay out any subdivision or part thereof as defined therein, either by themselves or with others.
SUBDIVISION:
The separation of an area, parcel or tract of land under single ownership into two (2) or more parcels, tracts, lots or long term leasehold interests where the creation of the leasehold necessitates the creation of streets, roads, or alleys for residential, commercial industrial, or any other use, or any combination thereof, except those separations:
A.   Where all the resulting parcels, tracts, lots, or interests will be twenty (20) acres or larger in size and five hundred feet (500') in width for residential uses and five (5) acres or larger in size for commercial and industrial uses;
B.   Creating cemetery lots;
C.   Resulting from court orders or the adjustment of a lot line by the relocation of a common boundary.
SUBDIVISION AGREEMENT:
A contractual agreement providing for public infrastructure improvements and land development entered into between the city and subdivider to be completed prior to final plat approval.
SUBDIVISION, MINOR:
A subdivision that creates no more than four (4) lots and depends upon existing infrastructure for development and may be waived of some platting requirement.
SURVEY MONUMENT:
See definition of Monument.
SURVEYOR:
A person duly registered as a land surveyor by the state of Minnesota.
URBAN RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION:
A subdivision serviced or to be serviced with municipal sanitary sewer, storm sewer and municipal water developed within the metropolitan urban service area (MUSA).
VARIANCE:
As defined in the city's zoning ordinance, title 11, chapter 12 of this code.
ZONING DISTRICT:
As defined in the city's zoning ordinance.
ZONING ORDINANCE:
Title 11 of this code. (Ord. B-91, 8-5-1997, eff. 8-11-1997; Ord. B-286, 12-15-2020)