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As used in this chapter, the following words and terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section:
ASPHALT: A material made from bituminous materials and aggregates. See specifications in office of public works director.
ATTORNEY: The town attorney for the town of Star Valley.
COMMISSION: The planning and zoning commission of the town of Star Valley.
CONCRETE: A material made from Portland cement and natural or manufactured aggregate. See specifications in the office of the public works director.
EASEMENT: A grant by the owner for the use of land for specific conditions, uses and purposes.
50-YEAR FLOOD: A flood that has a two percent (2%) chance of occurring during any one year, based upon criteria established by the Arizona department of water resources. All hydrologic design shall be in conformance with the current Arizona department of transportation hydrologic design procedures.
HEALTH OFFICER: The health officer of Gila County.
IMPROVEMENT: Such street work, sidewalks, utilities and flood control devices on the land to be used for public or private streets, highways and easements, as are necessary for the general use of the residents in the subdivision and local neighborhood traffic and drainage needs.
PERSON: Any of the following, either singly or combinations thereof, of individuals, firms, copartnerships, joint ventures, associations, clubs, social clubs, fraternal organizations, corporations, estates or trusts.
PUBLIC SALE: That point in the transfer or exchange of property at which time title is transferred or upon close of escrow.
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: The public works department of the town of Star Valley.
PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR: An employee of the town authorized to direct the public works department.
RECORDER: The recorder of Gila County.
RESUBDIVISION: The division, or the change in boundaries which have been previously fixed by a recorded subdivision map, of tracts or parcels, resulting in four (4) or more additional lots, tracts or parcels.
SERVICE AREA: An area provided for in the subdivision design at the rear of retail, commercial or multi-family dwelling uses of sufficient size and accessibility to facilitate the provision of necessary services.
STREETS AND ROADS: A. Alley: A secondary means of access to property located at the rear or side of property.
B. Arterial Highways: Rural routes of countywide importance, spaced at intervals consistent with population density, to collect traffic from local roads and bring all developed rural areas within a reasonable distance of a higher level of service than the local roads. Additional arterial roads may provide direct service to the communities not directly served by the freeway and major highway systems and to other locally important traffic generators.
C. Cul-De-Sac: A local street open at one end only with special provisions for turning around, and the further extension of which is precluded by the subdivision design.
D. Expressway: A divided arterial highway for through traffic with full or partial control of access and generally with grade separations at intersections.
E. Freeway: Those roads and streets with full control access and which serve corridors of major traffic flow not already served by the interstate freeways.
F. Highway: A right of way designated for vehicular traffic, including expressway, freeway, road or street.
G. Highway, Belt: An arterial highway for carrying traffic partially or entirely around an urban area or portion thereof for which the minimum right of way width shall be one hundred ten feet (110').
H. Highway, Divided: A highway with separated roadways for traffic in opposite directions.
I. Right Of Way: A general term denoting land, property or interest therein, usually in a strip acquired for or devoted to a highway, road, street, alley or utility drainage.
J. Roads, Local: Roads primarily for access to abutting lands, such as farms, rural subdivisions or other low intensity purposes.
K. Roadside Strip: The area adjoining the outer edge of the roadway or street and extending to the right of way line, and in which sidewalks, approved plantings, approved utility structures and bank slopes may be located.
L. Roadway: The portion of a street or highway, including shoulders and auxiliary lanes, for vehicular travel.
M. Street Or Road, Frontage: A local street or road auxiliary to and located on the side of an expressway, freeway, major highway or secondary highway for service to abutting property and adjacent area for access control.
N. Streets, Collector: Those streets which provide for traffic movement within neighborhoods and between major streets and local streets and for direct access to abutting property. The spacing for collector streets is approximately one-half (1/2) mile, and they may also serve secondary traffic generators, such as schools, parks and apartment areas with high population density.
O. Streets, Commercial: Access streets serving substantial traffic volumes on relatively short trips in areas where land use is primarily retail sales or offices. These streets will normally be constructed with highly developed illumination and drainage and provisions for parking and pedestrian movements.
P. Streets, Commercial, Major: A street serving property intended for commercial use and carrying through traffic.
Q. Streets, Dead-End: A local street open at one end only, with temporary special provisions for turning around and which may be further extended into adjoining property.
R. Streets, Industrial: Access streets serving substantial traffic volumes and particularly high proportions of commercial vehicles on areas where land use is predominantly industrial, wholesale trade and goods movement.
S. Streets, Industrial, Major: Streets serving property intended for industrial use and carrying through traffic.
T. Streets, Local: Those streets providing direct access to commercial, industrial or other abutting land and for local traffic service to collector or major streets.
U. Streets, Private: Streets serving only property within the subdivision, which is not dedicated to public use, and to which access by the public is controlled by the subdivision design and by either posting or gating.
V. Streets, Residential: Other streets in municipalities. In general, these streets provide access to residential property.
W. Streets, Restricted: Short local streets where, due to unusual conditions as determined by the planning and zoning commission and approved by the town council, it is impractical to provide a wider right of way.
SUBDIVISION DEVELOPMENT PLAN: A simple drawing of the proposed subdivision showing streets, alleys, utility and drainage easements. Subdivisions will be shown in relation to existing and planned streets within one thousand feet (1,000') of the subdivision prepared to scale.
SUBDIVISION (OR SUBDIVIDED LANDS): Improved or unimproved land or lands divided for the purpose of financing, sale or lease, whether immediate or future, into four (4) or more lots, tracts or parcels of land, or, if a new street is involved, any such property which is divided into two (2) or more lots, tracts or parcels of land, or, any such property, the boundaries of which have been fixed by a recorded plat, which is divided into more than two (2) parts. "Subdivision" also includes any condominium, cooperative, community apartment, town house or similar project containing four (4) or more parcels, in which an undivided interest in the land is coupled with the right of exclusive occupancy of any unit located thereon, but plats of such projects need not show the buildings or the manner in which the buildings or airspace above the property shown on the plat are to be divided. "Subdivision" does not include the following:
A. The sale or exchange of parcels of land to or between adjoining property owners if such sale or exchange does not create additional lots.
B. The partitioning of land in accordance with other statutes regulating the partitioning of land held in common ownership.
C. The leasing of apartments, offices, stores or similar space within a building or trailer park, nor to mineral, oil or gas leases.
UTILITIES: The installation of facilities, furnished for the use of the public: electricity, gas, sewer, water, fire hydrants, steam, telephone, cable television or other facilities, owned and operated by any person, firm, corporation, municipal department or board duly authorized by state or municipal regulations.
VICINITY MAPS: A simple drawing of the subdivision showing its location in relation to established town, county, state or interstate highway drawn to legible scale. (2006 Code)