When used in this title, the following words and phrases in this section shall have the following meanings:
BLOCK: Land on one side of a street lying between intercepting streets or between such streets and any unsubdivided acreage or body of water or other natural body or barrier.
BUILDING SITE: A parcel or lot of land containing not less than the prescribed minimum area required by any applicable regulations existing at the time and occupied or intended to be occupied by buildings or structures.
CITY OFFICIALS: The terms city manager, mayor, city council, fire chief, planning commission, building department, building inspector, public works department, police chief and city clerk shall be those of, and/or empowered to act for, the city.
COMMON AREA: An area set aside within a land development for the use in common by the residents thereof; such areas shall be subject to conditions, covenants and restrictions (CC&Rs) which must be submitted to the city and recorded with the county recorder.
DEVELOPER OR SUBDIVIDER: A person, firm or individual owner who engages in the act of causing a land development.
DIVISION, DIVISION OF LAND AND DIVIDED: Any separation of land into two (2) or more parts or parcels accomplished by deed, contract of sale, conveyance, right of way or court decree, excepting any such conveyance made for the purpose of locating or adjusting boundary lines between two (2) parcels.
DIVISION INTO LARGE PARCELS: A division of land authorized to divide pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes sections 278.471 through 278.4725, inclusive.
DWELLING UNITS: A place of residence and may be located in either a single or multiple-dwelling unit building.
FINAL MAP: A map prepared in accordance with chapter 5 of this title and Nevada Revised Statutes section 278.360 which is designed to be placed on record in the office of the county recorder.
FLOOD HAZARD: Possible occurrence of overflow storm water causing flooding of lands or improvements or having sufficient velocity to transport or deposit debris, to scour the surface soil, to dislodge or damage buildings or to cause erosion of the banks or channels.
IMPROVEMENT PLAN: An engineering plan submitted by a civil engineer registered in Nevada showing the location and construction details of all improvements required of the developer.
IMPROVEMENT, PRIVATE: Those utility facilities, improvements, private streets, highways and easements which are not offered for dedication to the city and are to be maintained by the developer or owners, associations or utility.
OWNER: An individual, firm, association, syndicate, copartnership or corporation having sufficient proprietary interest in the land sought to be developed to commence and maintain proceedings to develop the same under this title. While used herein in the masculine gender and singular number, it means the feminine and neuter gender and plural number whenever required.
PARCEL: See definition of Building Site.
PARCEL MAP: The document utilized to divide any land for transfer or development into four (4) or fewer lots which does not quality for division of land into large parcels pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes section 278.471 et seq.
PARK: Public or private open space reserved from dwelling unit development for use by occupants of the development or the public.
PATH: A way designed for use primarily by pedestrians.
Private Path: A right of way established for the benefit of the owners of certain building sites which may be specifically designed for that purpose on a recorded map or provided by an easement deed.
Public Path: A right of way dedicated by a development map or deed to the city.
PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT: An area of land controlled by a landowner which is to be developed as a single entity for a number of dwelling units, the plan for which does not correspond in lot size, bulk or type of dwelling, density, lot coverage and required open space, to the regulations established in any one residential district created, from time to time, under the provisions of any zoning ordinance enacted pursuant to law. The planned unit development shall conform with underlying zoning.
PONDING OF LOCAL WATER: As distinguished from sheet overflow, means water originating on or in the vicinity of the development which, due to the condition of the ground surface, does not reach a drainage channel or conduit.
PRINT: A blueprint, photostat, direct process print or other copy which reproduces exactly the original drawing from which it is made.
PRIVATE STREET: Any parcel of land or nonexclusive easement not owned by a public body and not accepted for dedication to the public which is used or intended to be used for vehicular access to a building site.
PUBLIC STREET: A parcel of land or nonexclusive easement dedicated to the public which is used or intended to be used as a thoroughfare. A public street may or may not be accepted for maintenance by the city of Yerington. Any offer of dedication to public use is not effective until accepted by the city council.
REQUIRED AREA: A parcel of land containing not less than the prescribed minimum area required by any development, zoning or other regulations existing at the time and occupied or intended to be occupied by buildings.
SPECIFICATIONS: Requirements for construction as approved by the city council and made a part of this title by reference thereof.
STREET: Lands devoted primarily to vehicular traffic use, extending the boundaries of the right of way, whether designated as a highway, avenue, boulevard, freeway, place, land, drive, etc.
SUBDIVISION, LAND DEVELOPMENT OR DEVELOPMENT: Any land, vacant or improved, which is divided or proposed to be divided into five (5) or more lots, parcels, sites, units, plots, separate interest or interests in common for the purpose of any transfer, development or any proposed transfer or development unless exempted or partially exempted under subsection A or B of this definition:
   A.   The term subdivision does not apply to industrially or commercially zoned subdivisions, to the extent such are exempted by Nevada Revised Statutes subsection 278.320(1). The division of land into large parcels is authorized in Nevada Revised Statutes sections 278.471 through 278.4725, inclusive.
   B.   Unless a method of disposition is adopted for the purpose of evading this title or would have the effect of evading this title, the term subdivision does not apply to:
      1.   Any division of land which is ordered by any court in this state or created by operation of law;
      2.   A lien, mortgage, deed of trust or any security instrument;
      3.   A security or unit of interest in any investment trust regulated under the laws of this state or any other interest in an investment entity;
      4.   Cemetery lots;
      5.   An interest in oil, gas, minerals or building materials which is now or thereafter severed from the surface ownership of real property;
      6.   Any division of land for transfer or development into four (4) or fewer lots, parcels, sites, units or plots.
TENTATIVE MAP: A map made to show the design of a proposed subdivision and the existing conditions in and around it, the contents of which are outlined in chapter 3 of this title.
TRAIL: A way designed for use by pedestrians, bicycles, trail bikes, livestock and snowmobiles, unless otherwise specified. (1973 Code § 16.04.030; amd. 2001 Code)