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(a) "Alley" means a dedicated thoroughfare, not more than ten feet wide where required for pedestrian use exclusively and not less than twenty feet wide where required for vehicular use.
(b) "Council" means Council of the City of Waterville, Ohio.
(c) "Cul-de-sac (Court)" means a short street having one end open to traffic and being terminated by a vehicle turn-around.
(d) "Easement" means a grant by a property owner of the use of a strip of land by the public, a corporation or persons for specific purposes.
(e) "Improvements" means street pavements, with curb and gutter, sidewalks, crosswalkways, water mains, sanitary and storm sewers, street trees and other appropriate items.
(f) "Lot" means a portion of a subdivision or other parcel of land intended as a unit for transfer of ownership or for development.
(g) "Official Plan" means a plan or plans adopted by the Planning Commission of the City and deposited with the Clerk of Council, showing the plan of development of major streets, parks, schools, public grounds and similar facilities within the corporate limits of Waterville.
(h) "Planning Commission" means the Planning Commission of the City of Waterville, Ohio.
(i) "Plat" means a map of a tract or parcel of land showing an owner's or developer's subdivision plan which, in final form is intended for record or required by law to be recorded.
(j) "Street" means a right of way, dedicated to public use, which provides vehicular and pedestrian access to adjacent properties.
(k) "Street, primary" means a street or section line road of substantial continuity which serves or is intended to serve as a major trafficway within the Municipality, County or both and is designated in the Official Plan as a limited access highway, major thoroughfare, parkway or other equivalent term to identify those streets comprising the basic structure of the street plan.
(1) "Street, secondary" means a street or quarter section line road of considerable continuity which serves or is intended to serve as the principal trafficway between large and separated areas or districts and which is the main means of access to the primary street or road system.
(m) "Street, minor" means a street supplementary to a secondary street and of limited continuity which serves or is intended to serve the local needs of a neighborhood.
(n) "Street, half" means a street along the boundary of a subdivision the width of which is only one-half or less of the width of a street as required by these regulations.
(o) "Subdivision" means:
(1) The division of any parcel of land shown as a unit or as contiguous units on the last preceding tax roll into two or more parcels, sites or lots, any one of which is less than five acres, for the purposes, whether immediate or future, of transfer of ownership, or
(2) The improvement of one or more parcels of land for residential, commercial or industrial structures or groups of structures involving the division or allocation of land for the opening, widening or extension of any street or streets, except private streets serving industrial structures, or
(3) The division or allocation of land as open spaces for common use by owners, occupants or lease holders or as easements for the extension and maintenance of a public sewer, water, storm drainage or other public facility.
The following transfers are not subdivisions:
(4) The division of land into parcels of five or more acres not involving any new streets or easements of access.
(5) The sale or exchange of parcels between adjoining lot owners, where such sale or exchange does not create additional building sites and does not result in a lot with less than the minimum requirements of the Zoning Code for such area.
(p) "Superblock" means a block of exceptionally large size in both dimensions, with
access to interior lots by cur-de-sacs branching in from surrounding streets and providing one or more open spaces.
(Ord. 385. Passed 9-6-61.)
(Ord. 385. Passed 9-6-61.)