Skip to code content (skip section selection)
For the purpose of this title, certain words used herein are defined as follows:
ALLEY: A public right of way, usually less than twenty feet (20') in width, which normally affords a secondary means of vehicular access to abutting property.
ARTERIAL/FEEDER STREET: A street which provides for the movement of relatively heavy traffic to, from or within the village of Shannon. It has a secondary function of providing access to abutting land.
COLLECTOR STREET: A street which collects and distributes internal traffic within an urban area such as a residential neighborhood, between arterial and local streets. It provides access to abutting property.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: That policy document which serves as a guide for the future physical development of Shannon and entitled "Proposed Comprehensive Plan, Shannon, Illinois".
CUL-DE-SAC: A short street having but one end open to traffic and the other end being permanently terminated to a vehicular turnaround.
HALF STREET: A street having only one-half (1/2) of its intended roadway width developed to accommodate traffic.
LOCAL STREET: A street of little or no continuity designed to provide access to abutting property and leading into collector streets.
LOT: A piece, parcel or plot of land intended for building development or as a unit for transfer of ownership.
PLAT: The map, drawing or chart on which the subdivider's plan of subdivision is presented to the board of trustees for approval.
SUBDIVISION: The division of a parcel of land into two (2) or more lots or parcels for the purpose of transfer of ownership or building development, or if a new street is involved, any division of a parcel of land; provided, that a division of land for agricultural purposes into lots or parcels of five (5) acres or more and not involving a new street shall not be deemed a subdivision. The term includes resubdivision and, when appropriate to the context, shall relate to the process of subdividing or to the land subdivided. (Ord. 134, 5-1-1973)