Chapter 16.20


16.20.010    Definitions generally.

16.20.020    A definitions.

16.20.030    B definitions.

16.20.040    C definitions.

16.20.060    E definitions.

16.20.100    I definitions.

16.20.130    L definitions.

16.20.140    M definitions.

16.20.170    P definitions.

16.20.190    R definitions.

16.20.200    S definitions.

16.20.210    T definitions.

16.20.230    V definitions.

16.20.240    W definitions.

16.20.010 Definitions generally.

In this title, unless otherwise provided or the context otherwise requires, the definitions codified in KIBC 16.20.015 through 16.20.260 shall apply. [Ord. 90-15 §2, 1990].

16.20.020 A definitions.

“ADEC” means the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

“Aliquot part” means a rectangular portion of a section not less than 10 acres created by midpoint protraction as defined by the “Manual of Surveying Instructions 1973,” U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.

“Alley” means a minor way, dedicated to public use, which is used primarily for vehicular access to the back or side of properties otherwise abutting on a street.

“Assembly” means the elected governing body of the Kodiak Island Borough. [Ord. 90-15 §2, 1990. Formerly §§16.20.020 – 16.20.050].

16.20.030 B definitions.

“Borough engineering and facilities department director” means the director of the Kodiak Island Borough engineering and facilities department, or designee. [Ord. 90-15 §2, 1990. Formerly §16.20.060].

16.20.040 C definitions.

“Commission” means the body designated by the assembly to be the platting authority for the Kodiak Island Borough.

“Community development department director” means the director of the Kodiak Island Borough community development department, or designee.

“Cul-de-sac” means a street having one end open to traffic and being permanently terminated at the other end by a vehicle turnaround. [Ord. 90-15 §2, 1990. Formerly §§16.20.070 – 16.20.090].

16.20.060 E definitions.

“Easement” means an interest in land owned by another that entitles the easement holder to a specified limited use or enjoyment. [Ord. 90-15 §2, 1990. Formerly §16.20.100].

16.20.100 I definitions.

“Improvements” means any construction incidental to servicing or furnishing facilities for a subdivision such as grading, street surfacing, curb and gutter, driveway approaches, sidewalks, crosswalks, water mains and lines, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, culverts, bridges, utilities, waterways, lakes, bays, and other appropriate items appurtenant to development. [Ord. 90-15 §2, 1990. Formerly §16.20.110].

16.20.130 L definitions.

“Lot” means a measured portion of a parcel or tract of land which is described and fixed on a plat filed for record or a legally described parcel of land conveyed pursuant to federal law, including conveyances under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

A. Corner Lot. A lot located at the intersection of two or more streets where the angle of intersection of the lot lines abutting those streets does not exceed 135 degrees.

B. Double Frontage Lot. A lot other than a corner lot with frontage on more than one street.

C. Lot Depth. The distance between straight lines connecting the side lot lines, measured between the midpoint of such lines, except that such measurement shall not extend outside the lot lines of the lot being measured.

D. Lot Frontage. All property abutting the right-of-way of a dedicated street, private street, or road easement measured along the right-of-way between the side lot lines of a lot. In no case shall the line along an alley be considered as lot frontage.

E. Lot Line. The fixed boundaries of a lot described by survey located on a plat filed for record.

F. Lot Line, Front. That boundary of a lot measured along the edge of the right-of-way of a dedicated street, private street or road easement which abuts that line. In the case of a corner lot, either line which meets the above description provided the other is considered to be a side lot line.

G. Lot Line, Rear. That boundary of a lot which is most parallel to the front lot line and does not intersect the front lot line. In the case of a triangular lot, a line 20 feet in length within the lot parallel to and at the maximum distance from the front lot line.

H. Lot Line, Side. That boundary of a lot which is neither a front nor rear lot line.

I. Lot Width. The distance between straight lines connecting front and rear lot lines at each side of the lot, measured between the midpoints of such lot lines except that such measurement shall not extend outside the lot lines of the lot being measured. [Ord. 93-64 §5, 1993; Ord. 90-15 §2, 1990. Formerly §16.20.120].

16.20.140 M definitions.

“Manager” means the chief administrative officer of the Kodiak Island Borough, or designee.

“Mayor” means the mayor of the Kodiak Island Borough, or designee.

“Monument” means a permanent survey control point. [Repealed and reenacted by Ord. 98-02 §5, 1998; Ord. 90-15 §2, 1990. Formerly §§16.20.125 – 16.20.140].

16.20.170 P definitions.

“Parcel” means an unsubdivided plot of land.

“Plat” means a map or chart of a surveyed subdivision of land.

A. Sketch. An informal plan or sketch drawn to scale and in pencil, if desired, showing the existing features of a site and its surroundings and the general layout of a proposed subdivision.

B. Preliminary Plat. A map showing the salient features of a proposed subdivision of land submitted to the commission for purposes of preliminary consideration and approval.

C. Final Plat. A map of a subdivision of land made up in final form ready for approval and filing. [Ord. 90-15 §2, 1990. Formerly §§16.20.150, 16.20.160].

16.20.190 R definitions.

“Registered engineer” means a registered, professional engineer registered in the state of Alaska.

“Review agency” means a group, governmental agency, utility or city representative established by resolution of the commission to receive preliminary plats for review and comment. This term includes, but is not limited to, the community development department director and the engineering and facilities department director, including work performed at their direction by qualified contractors.

“Right-of-way” means a strip of land which is dedicated, granted, or reserved for construction, maintenance, and use for the passage of vehicles or pedestrians. [Ord. 90-15 §2, 1990. Formerly §§16.20.170 – 16.20.190].

16.20.200 S definitions.

“Street” means a right-of-way dedicated to public use which provides vehicular and pedestrian access to adjacent properties.

“Subdivider” means a person, firm, or corporation undertaking the subdividing of a lot, tract, or parcel of land into two or more lots, or other divisions of land for the purpose of transfer of ownership, or development, whether immediate or future, including all changes in street or lot lines.

“Subdivision” means the division of a parcel of land into two or more lots or other divisions for the purpose of sale or building development, and including resubdivision, and relates to the process of subdividing or to the land subdivided.

“Surveyor” means a registered, professional land surveyor licensed to practice land surveying in the state of Alaska. [Ord. 90-15 §2, 1990. Formerly §§16.20.200 – 16.20.230].

16.20.210 T definitions.

“Tract” means an area of land which has been defined by survey but has not been designated by lot and block numbers.

“Trafficway” means the portion of a street, alley, or road which is open for the passage of moving vehicles. [Ord. 90-15 §2, 1990. Formerly §§16.20.240, 16.20.250].

16.20.230 V definitions.

“Vacation” means the act of making legally void any right-of-way, easement, public area, or other public interest. [Ord. 90-15 §2, 1990. Formerly §16.20.260].

16.20.240 W definitions.

“Walkway” means a right-of-way dedicated to public use that is limited to non-motor vehicle use.

“Warranty” means a guarantee by the subdivider that the completed improvement is free of defects in materials and workmanship and shall remain in good condition during the warranty period. The warranty period shall be one year from the acceptance date of the improvements by the borough. [Ord. 90-15 §2, 1990. Formerly §§16.20.270, 16.20.280].