Chapter 30.91A
"A" DEFINITIONS

Sections:

30.91A.005    Accretion.

30.91A.015    Airpark.

30.91A.020    Acceptable agriculture practices.

30.91A.030    Accessible route of travel.

30.91A.040    Accessory apartment-attached.

30.91A.050    Accessory apartment-detached.

30.91A.060    Access panhandle.

30.91A.070    Access permit.

30.91A.075    Active fault.

30.91A.080    Adequacy recommendation.

30.91A.085    Administrative conditional use.

30.91A.086    Adult entertainment business/use.

30.91A.087    Aeronautical activity.

30.91A.090    Agricultural activities.

30.91A.092    Agricultural activities.

30.91A.095    Agricultural composting.

30.91A.097    Agricultural equipment and facilities.

30.91A.100    Agricultural land.

30.91A.102    Agricultural land.

30.91A.105    Agricultural products.

30.91A.107    Agricultural products.

30.91A.110    Agriculture.

30.91A.120    Airport.

30.91A.122    Airport, public use.

30.91A.124    Airport, stage 1 utility.

30.91A.126    Airport compatibility area.

30.91A.130    Airport hazard.

30.91A.132    Airport influence area.

30.91A.134    Airport manager.

30.91A.136    Airport property.

30.91A.138    Airport runway.

30.91A.140    Repealed.

30.91A.150    Alley.

30.91A.152    Ambient air.

30.91A.160    Amusement facility.

30.91A.170    Anadromous fish.

30.91A.172    Animal feeding operations.

30.91A.180    Animal run.

30.91A.185    Animated sign.

30.91A.190    Antenna, commercial.

30.91A.200    Antenna, private.

30.91A.210    Antique.

30.91A.215    Antique shop.

30.91A.220    Applicant.

30.91A.240    Approach area.

30.91A.242    Approving authority.

30.91A.250    Appurtenance.

30.91A.255    Aquaculture.

30.91A.260    Aquifer.

30.91A.262    Arborist, qualified.

30.91A.265    Archeological resource or resources.

30.91A.266    Archeological site.

30.91A.270    Arterial.

30.91A.280    Arterial unit.

30.91A.290    Arterial unit in arrears.

30.91A.292    Art gallery.

30.91A.295    Asphalt batch plant & continuous mix asphalt plant.

30.91A.300    Arterial unit, multimodal.

30.91A.305    Associated wetlands.

30.91A.305    Repealed.

30.91A.310    Automobile repair, major.

30.91A.320    Automobile repair, minor.

30.91A.330    Automobile wrecking.

30.91A.340    Automobile wrecking yard.

30.91A.342    Auto towing.

30.91A.350    Average assessed value.

30.91A.360    Average household size.

30.91A.005 Accretion.

"Accretion" means the gradual extension of land by natural forces, as in the addition of sand to a beach by ocean currents, or the extension of a floodplain through the deposition of sediments by repeated flooding. Included are such shore forms as barrier beaches, points, spits and hooks.

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapters 30.44 and 30.67 SCC.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91A.015 Airpark.

"Airpark" means a private Stage 1 Utility Airport, including adjacent and extended taxiways, and all adjacent and surrounding properties that have the right to use the taxiways or use access roadways adjacent to the taxiways.

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-008, March 24, 2010, Eff date April 11, 2010)

30.91A.020 Acceptable agriculture practices.

"Acceptable agriculture practices" means agricultural activities undertaken in conformity with all applicable laws and rules, including farm water quality management plans developed in accordance with standards and specifications of the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Soil Conservation Service authorized in the compliance agreement among the Washington State Department of Ecology, the Snohomish conservation district, and the Washington State Conservation Commission relative to agricultural water quality management and approved by the Snohomish conservation district.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.030 Accessible route of travel.

"Accessible route of travel" means a facility designed for primary or exclusive use by pedestrians and located outside of the public right-of-way or a private road.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.040 Accessory apartment-attached.

"Accessory apartment-attached" means a dwelling unit that is in the same structure as, under the same ownership as, and subordinate to an owner-occupied single-family dwelling unit. An attached accessory apartment is intended for use as a complete, independent living facility, and does not substantially alter the single-family character, and appearance of the structure or its conformity with the character of the neighborhood. An attached accessory apartment must include facilities for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation for not more than one family in accordance with the state and local law.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.050 Accessory apartment-detached.

"Accessory apartment-detached" means a dwelling unit other than a mobile home, which is located on the same lot and under the same ownership as, and subordinate to, an owner-occupied single-family dwelling unit, except that a mobile home may be allowed as a detached accessory apartment on lots ten acres or larger located outside of a UGA when the accessory apartment remains subordinate to the existing owner occupied home and meets the requirements of chapter 30.28 SCC. A detached accessory apartment is intended for use as a complete, independent living facility, and does not substantially alter the single-family character. and appearance of the structure or its conformity with the character of the neighborhood. A detached accessory apartment must include facilities for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation for not more than one family in accordance with the state and local law.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Ord. 04-021, Mar. 31, 2004, Eff date Apr. 23, 2004;Ord. 06-138, December 13, 2006, Eff date Jan. 5, 2007)

30.91A.060 Access panhandle.

"Access panhandle" means a strip of land designed to provide access to the lot, tract or parcel being less in width than the minimum lot width allowed under the applicable zoning.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.070 Access permit.

"Access permit" means a permit issued by the state department of transportation allowing traffic ingress and egress to and from a state highway.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.075 Active fault.

"Active fault" means a fault determined to be active by the building official upon review of properly substantiated data from federal or state agencies such as the most recent mapping of active faults by the United Stated Geological Survey and/or geotechnical reports or other properly substantiated documentation provided by a registered design professional.

(Added Amended Ord. 07-084, Sept. 5, 2007, Eff date Sept. 21, 2007)

30.91A.080 Adequacy recommendation.

"Adequacy recommendation" means a finding made by the director pursuant to SCC 30.33C.080 that public facilities necessary to support development within a specified geographic area in an UGA plan are funded or otherwise committed for construction within the time periods specified by this chapter.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.085 Administrative conditional use.

"Administrative conditional use" means a use allowed in a zone after review by the department and with approval of permit conditions as necessary to make the use compatible with other permitted uses in the same vicinity and zone.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.086 Adult entertainment business/use.

"Adult entertainment business/use" means any establishment or premises which has as a substantial or significant portion of its trade, the display, barter, rental, or sale of any adult entertainment medium, or which meets the definitions contained in SCC 30.28.015 of adult entertainment book stores, adult hotels, adult entertainment movie theaters, adult tanning salons, escort businesses, nude house cleaning businesses, adult entertainment dance studios, panoram premises, or public bathhouse or hot tub premises. "Adult entertainment" is defined in SCC 30.28.015.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-057, Sept. 2, 2015, Eff date Sept. 18, 2015)

30.91A.087 Aeronautical activity.

"Aeronautical activity" means any activity, business or event commonly performed at airports involving, required for, or permitting the operation of aircraft, or required for or contributing to the safety of aircraft operations. Aeronautical activities include, but are not limited to: pilot training, aircraft rental, air taxi, charter operations, sightseeing, air carrier operations, aircraft repair and maintenance, sale of aircraft parts, sale of aviation fuels and petroleum products, air cargo, aerial crop applications, aerial photography, aerial surveying, aerial advertising, aircraft sales, aircraft storage, ultralight operations, skydiving, and power assisted hang gliding or parasailing.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-025, May 6, 2015, Eff date May 24, 2015).

30.91A.090 Agricultural activities.

"Agricultural activities" means a condition or activity which occurs on a farm in connection with the commercial production of farm products and includes, but is not limited to, marketed produce at roadside stands or farm markets, noise, odors, fumes, operation of machinery and irrigation pumps, movement of water, including, but not limited to, use of current county ditches, streams, rivers, canals, and drains, and use of water for agricultural activities; ground and aerial application of seed, fertilizers, conditioners, and plant protection products; employment and use of labor; roadway movement of equipment and livestock; protection from damage by wildlife; prevention of trespass; construction and maintenance of buildings, fences, roads, bridges, ponds, drains, waterways, and similar features and maintenance of streambanks and watercourses; and conversion from one agricultural activity to another.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.092 Agricultural activities.

"Agricultural activities" means agricultural uses and practices including, but not limited to: Producing, breeding, or increasing agricultural products; rotating and changing agricultural crops; allowing land used for agricultural activities to lie fallow in which it is plowed and tilled but left unseeded; allowing land used for agricultural activities to lie dormant as a result of adverse agricultural market conditions; allowing land used for agricultural activities to lie dormant because the land is enrolled in a local, state, or federal conservation program, or the land is subject to a conservation easement; conducting agricultural operations; maintaining, repairing, and replacing agricultural equipment; maintaining, repairing, and replacing agricultural facilities, provided that the replacement facility is no closer to the shoreline than the original facility; and maintaining agricultural lands under production or cultivation.

This definition applies only to shoreline regulations in chapters 30.44 and 30.67 SCC and critical area regulations in chapters 30.62A and 30.62B SCC.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012; Amended by Amended Ord. 13-042, July 10, 2013, Eff date July 22, 2013)

30.91A.095 Agricultural composting.

"Agricultural composting" means on farm composting of agricultural waste resulting from the production of farm or agricultural products, including but not limited to, wastes from the raising or growing of plants or animals, manure and animal bedding, and feedstock that contributes to the microbial degradation of organic agricultural wastes and the production of a nuisance-free finished product. Natural materials from land clearing activity are permitted feed stocks. Feed stocks used in agricultural composting shall not include wood pieces or particles containing paint, laminates, bonding agents or chemical preservatives such as creosote, pentachlorophenol, or copper-chrome-arsenate. Agricultural composting feedstock shall also not include construction, remodeling, repair, or demolition wastes.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-040, July 11, 2012, Eff date July 28, 2012)

30.91A.097 Agricultural equipment and facilities.

"Agricultural equipment and facilities" includes, but is not limited to: (i) The following used in agricultural operations: equipment; machinery; constructed shelters, buildings, and ponds; fences; upland finfish rearing facilities; water diversion, withdrawal, conveyance, and use equipment and facilities including but not limited to pumps, pipes, tapes, canals, ditches, and drains; (ii) corridors and facilities for transporting personnel, livestock, and equipment to, from, and within agricultural lands; (iii) farm residences and associated equipment, lands, and facilities; and (iv) roadside stands and on-farm markets for marketing fruit or vegetables.

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapters 30.44 and 30.67 SCC.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91A.100 Agricultural land.

"Agricultural land" means land primarily devoted to the commercial production of horticultural, viticultural, floricultural, dairy, apiary, vegetable, or animal products or of berries, grain, hay, straw, turf, seed, Christmas trees not subject to the excise tax imposed by RCW 84.33.100 through 84.33.140, finfish in upland hatcheries, or livestock, and that has long-term commercial significance for agricultural production.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.102 Agricultural land.

"Agricultural land" means those specific land areas on which agriculture activities are conducted as of the date of adoption of the Shoreline Management Program (SMP) June 6, 2012) as evidenced by aerial photography or other documentation. After the effective date of the SMP, land converted to agricultural use is subject to compliance with the requirements of the SMP.

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapters 30.44 and 30.67 SCC.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91A.105 Agricultural products.

"Agricultural products" means cultivated or raised plant, animal, or marine life that has been harvested for consumption, including, but not limited to: feed and forage; floriculture and nursery products; grains, herbs and roots; fruits, nuts, vegetables and melons; honey; eggs; dairy; cattle, pigs, sheep and poultry; marine life; and fiber for clothing and building material.

(Added Amended Ord. 04-074, July 28, 2004, Eff date Aug. 23, 2004)

30.91A.107 Agricultural products.

"Agricultural products" include but are not limited to horticultural, viticultural, floricultural, vegetable, fruit, berry, grain, hops, hay, straw, turf, sod, seed, and apiary products; feed or forage for livestock; Christmas trees; hybrid cottonwood and similar hardwood trees grown as crops and harvested within twenty years of planting; and livestock including both the animals themselves and animal products including but not limited to meat, upland finfish, poultry and poultry products, and dairy products.

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapters 30.44 and 30.67 SCC.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91A.110 Agriculture.

"Agriculture" means tilling of the soil, the raising of crops, horticulture, viticulture, small livestock, poultry, pasturing, grazing, dairying, and/or animal husbandry including all uses customarily incidental thereto. Agriculture includes farming and farm activities, as defined under "farm" herein.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 04-074, July 28, 2004, Eff date Aug. 23, 2004)

30.91A.120 Airport.

"Airport" means any area of land or water designed and set aside for the landing and taking-off of aircraft, and includes its buildings and facilities, if any.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 15-025, May 6, 2015, Eff date May 24, 2015).

30.91A.122 Airport, public use.

"Airport, public use" or "public use airport" means any airport that serves general aviation and is operated for the benefit of the general public, whether publicly owned or privately owned public use, as included in the Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation System Plan.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-025, May 6, 2015, Eff date May 24, 2015).

30.91A.124 Airport, stage 1 utility.

"Airport, stage 1 utility" means an airport not for commercial use and only for the use of small private planes. The airport shall be designed and operated in conformance with applicable FAA standards.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.126 Airport compatibility area.

"Airport compatibility area" or "ACA" means an area adjacent to a public use airport where land uses that are incompatible with airport operations are discouraged. The airport compatibility area is the area within a specified distance of each runway, to be measured as a distance extending outward from the portion of the runway centerline between runway thresholds. The airport compatibility area is within:

(1) Five thousand seven hundred feet of a runway for runways less than 3,000 feet in length.

(2) Seven thousand two hundred feet of a runway for runways from 3,000 to 5,000 feet in length.

(3) Ten thousand two hundred feet of a runway for runways over 5,000 feet in length.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-025, May 6, 2015, Eff date May 24, 2015).

30.91A.130 Airport hazard.

"Airport hazard" means any structure or tree or use of land which obstructs the air space required for the flight of aircraft in landing or taking off at an airport or is otherwise hazardous to such landing or taking off of aircraft.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 15-025, May 6, 2015, Eff date May 24, 2015).

30.91A.132 Airport influence area.

"Airport influence area" or "AIA" means an area within a specified distance of a public use airport that may experience impacts from airport operations. The airport influence area is the area within a specified distance of each runway, to be measured as a distance extending outward from the portion of the runway centerline between runway thresholds. The airport influence area is within:

(1) Nine thousand feet of a runway for runways up to 5,000 feet in length.

(2) Fourteen thousand feet of a runway for runways over 5,000 feet in length.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-025, May 6, 2015, Eff date May 24, 2015).

30.91A.134 Airport manager.

"Airport manager" means the owner or appointed representative of an airport who is responsible for managing, superintending, controlling and protecting the airport as provided by state and county law.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-025, May 6, 2015, Eff date May 24, 2015).

30.91A.136 Airport property.

"Airport property" means any property that is owned by and within the boundary of a public use airport.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-025, May 6, 2015, Eff date May 24, 2015).

30.91A.138 Airport runway.

"Airport runway" means a defined rectangular surface on an airport prepared for the landing and takeoff of aircraft.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-025, May 6, 2015, Eff date May 24, 2015).

30.91A.140 Airport hazard area.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Repealed by Amended Ord. 15-025, May 6, 2015, Eff date May 24, 2015).

30.91A.150 Alley.

"Alley" means a road network element that is typically privately owned and provides vehicle access to the rear of a structure, lot, or use.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 07-022, April 23, 2007, Eff date June 4, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-049, Oct. 3, 2012, Eff date Jan. 1, 2013)

30.91A.152 Ambient air.

"Ambient air" refers to the surrounding air or outdoor air. Generally, ambient air refers to air outside and surrounding an odor emission source location.

This definition applies only to "Odor prevention" regulations in chapter 30.28 SCC

(Added Amended Ord. 06-074, November 8, 2006, Eff date November 26, 2006)

30.91A.160 Amusement facility.

"Amusement facility" means commercial establishments, such as theaters, dance halls, bowling alleys, skating rinks, miniature golf courses, arcades, waterslides, and other similar uses, which provides recreation either indoors or in a confined, intensively utilized outdoor area.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.170 Anadromous fish.

"Anadromous fish" means fish, such as salmon and sea-run trout, that live part or the majority of their lives in salt water but return to fresh water to spawn.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.172 Animal feeding operations.

"Animal feeding operations" means either of the following:

(1) "Animal feeding operation (AFO)" is a lot or facility (other than an aquatic animal production facility) where the following conditions are met: animals (other than aquatic animals) have been, are, or will be stabled or confined and fed or maintained for a total of 45 days or more in any 12-month period, and crops, vegetation, forage growth, or post-harvest residues are not sustained in the normal growing season over any portion of the lot or facility.

(2) "Concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO)" is defined in the CAFO regulation as an AFO that is defined as a Large CAFO or as a Medium CAFO in the regulations, or that is designated as a CAFO by the permitting authority. Two or more AFOs under common ownership are considered to be a single AFO for the purposes of determining the number of animals at an operation, if they adjoin each other or if they use a common area or system for the disposal of wastes. [40 CFR 122.23(b)(2)].

(Added Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007)

30.91A.180 Animal run.

"Animal run" means any fenced area commonly associated with a commercial or private kennel, providing limited exercise area for adult cats and/or dogs which is accessible from the housing (not a dwelling unit) customarily provided for such animals.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.185 Animated sign.

"Animated sign" means any sign, that by movement or by other method or manner of illumination, flashes on or off, winks, blinks, with varying light intensity, shows motion, or creates the illusion of motion or revolves in a manner to create the illusion of being on or off or that rotates or turns. Animated signs do not include tri-vision billboards.

(Added by Ord. 13-073, Dec. 11, 2013, Eff date Dec. 26, 2013)

30.91A.190 Antenna, commercial.

"Antenna, commercial" means a wire or structure used for the purpose of transmitting and/or receiving signals generated on bands other than the citizens and amateur radio bands.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.200 Antenna, private.

"Antenna, private" means a wire or structure used for the purpose of transmitting and/or receiving on the amateur and citizens band, or for receiving VHF, UHF, AM and FM radio and television transmissions.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.210 Antique.

"Antique" means any article that because of its age, rarity or historical significance has a monetary value greater than the original value; PROVIDED That, for the purpose of this code, the term "antique" shall not include automobiles.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.215 Antique shop.

"Antique shop" means an establishment where antiques are offered for sale or trade. Establishments offering antique automobiles (cars and trucks) for sale or trade are not included in this definition.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-057, Sept. 2, 2015, Eff date Sept. 18, 2015)

30.91A.220 Applicant.

"Applicant" means the person who has applied for or is requesting a permit, license or approval from Snohomish county.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.240 Approach area.

"Approach area" is the area of land under an imaginary approach surface of an airport, as described in 14 CFR Part 77.19(d).

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 15-025, May 6, 2015, Eff date May 24, 2015).

30.91A.242 Approving authority.

"Approving authority" means the county engineer for pre-application concurrency, concurrency, and inadequate road condition determinations; the director for decisions and permits issued under chapter 30.71 SCC; the hearing examiner for decisions and permits issued under chapter 30.72 SCC; and the county council for decisions issued under chapter 30.73 SCC.

(Added by Ord. 16-010, June 1, 2016, Eff date June 15, 2016)

30.91A.250 Appurtenance.

"Appurtenance" means development necessarily connected to the use and enjoyment of a single-family residence and located landward of the perimeter of a wetland and landward of the ordinary high water mark. Normal appurtenances include a garage; deck; driveway; utilities solely servicing the subject single-family residence; fences; and grading which does not exceed 250 cubic yards (except to construct a conventional drainfield).

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapter 30.44 and 30.67 SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91A.255 Aquaculture.

"Aquaculture" means the culture, harvesting or farming of food fish, shellfish, or other aquatic plants and animals. Commercial activities include the hatching, cultivating, planting, feeding, raising, harvesting, and processing of aquatic plants and animals and the maintenance and construction of necessary equipment, buildings and growing areas. Cultivation methods include but are not limited to fish pens, fish hatcheries, shellfish rafts, racks and long lines, seaweed floats and nets and the culture of clams and oysters on tidelands and subtidal areas. Non-commercial activities include activities related to subsistence, recreational and personal consumption, and research and restoration, provided that non-commercial aquaculture does not include construction or installation of structures on the beach or waterward of the ordinary high water mark. Aquaculture does not include the harvest of wild geoduck associated with the state managed wild stock geoduck fishery.

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapters 30.44 and 30.67 SCC.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012; Amended by Ord. 13-098, December 11, 2013, Eff date May 27, 2014)

30.91A.260 Aquifer.

"Aquifer" means a geologic formation, group of formations, or part of a formation capable of yielding a significant amount of groundwater to wells or springs.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.262 Arborist, qualified.

"Qualified Arborist" means any person with appropriate education and experience who practices or offers to practice arboreal services in either a public or private capacity, and who has been certified by the International Society of Arborists, the American Landscape Contractors of America or equivalent organization and certification program. Arboreal services include, but are not limited to, proper tree nutrition and fertilization, installation and establishment of trees and plants, tree biology, tree, soil and water relations, cabling, bracing and lightning protection, identification and selection of trees, safety and climbing, pruning, and diagnosis, treatment or removal of damaged, diseased and hazardous trees.

(Added Amended Ord. 08-101, Jan. 21, 2009, Eff date April 21, 2009)

30.91A.265 Archeological resource or resources.

"Archeological resource or resources" means all sites, objects, structures, artifacts, implements, and locations of prehistoric or archaeological interest, whether previously recorded or still unrecognized, including, but not limited to, those pertaining to prehistoric and historic American Indian or aboriginal burials, campsites, dwellings, and habitation sites, including rock shelters and caves, artifacts and implements of culture such as projectile points, arrowheads, skeletal remains, grave goods, basketry, pestles, mauls and grinding stones, knives, scrapers, rock carvings and paintings, and other implements and artifacts of any material connected with history.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.266 Archeological site.

"Archeological site" means a geographic locality in Washington, including but not limited to, submerged and submersible lands and the bed of the sea within the state’s jurisdiction, that contains archaeological objects." (RCW 27.53.030(3)) An archaeological object "comprises the physical evidence of an indigenous and subsequent culture including material remains of past human life including monuments, symbols, tools, facilities, and technological by-products." (RCW 27.53.030(3)).

(Added Amended Ord. 06-037, December 13, 2006, Eff date Jan. 5, 2007)

30.91A.270 Arterial.

"Arterial" means a transportation facility designated as an arterial in an UGA plan or the comprehensive plan.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.280 Arterial unit.

"Arterial unit" means a road, or portion of a road or a system of roads, consistent with the level-of-service methodology adopted in the county comprehensive plan and consistent with the criteria established by the director of public works, for the purpose of making concurrency determinations.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.290 Arterial unit in arrears.

"Arterial unit in arrears" means any arterial unit operating, or forecast to operate within six years, below the adopted level-of-service standard contained in SCC 30.66B.100, unless a financial commitment is in place to complete improvements or implement strategies that are forecast to remedy the deficiency within six years. Determinations that arterial units are in arrears will specify one or more weekday peak hours (a.m. peak and/or p.m. peak) and travel directions of level of service deficiency.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.292 Art gallery.

"Art gallery" means an indoor and/or outdoor establishment engaged in the display and sale and/or loan of works of art including, but not limited to, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and murals. Studios where works of art are produced are excluded.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-057, Sept. 2, 2015, Eff date Sept. 18, 2015)

30.91A.295 Asphalt batch plant & continuous mix asphalt plant.

"Asphalt batch plant & continuous mix asphalt plant" means an industrial facility used for the production of asphalt or concrete, or asphalt or concrete products, used in building or construction. It includes facilities for the administration or management of the business, the stockpiling of bulk materials used in the production process or of finished products manufactured on the premises and the storage and maintenance of required equipment, but does not include the retail sale of finished asphalt or concrete products.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-057, Sept. 2, 2015, Eff date Sept. 18, 2015)

30.91A.300 Arterial unit, multimodal.

"Arterial unit, multimodal" ("Multimodal arterial unit") means an arterial unit which meets the county’s criteria for being supportive of vehicular, public transit, and non-motorized modes of transportation. Multimodal arterials have an alternative level of service reflecting higher densities and increased transportation opportunities along the arterial.

This definition applies only to the concurrency and road impact mitigation regulations in chapter 30.66B SCC.

(Added by Ord. 16-010, June 1, 2016, Eff date June 15, 2016)

30.91A.305 Associated wetlands.

"Associated wetlands" means those wetlands which are in proximity to and either influence or are influenced by tidal waters or a lake or stream subject to the Shoreline Management Act.

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapters 30.44 and 30.67 SCC.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91A.305 Auto court or shared court.

(Added Amended Ord. 07-022, April 23, 2007, Eff date June 4, 2007; Repealed by Amended Ord. 12-049, Oct. 3, 2012, Eff date Jan. 1, 2013)

30.91A.310 Automobile repair, major.

"Automobile repair, major" means the storage and repair of trucks and automobiles, including body and fender works and painting. The term does not encompass the business of wrecking automobiles or impound car lots when conducted outside of a structure.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.320 Automobile repair, minor.

"Automobile repair, minor" means general motor repair and replacement of parts to passenger cars and trucks not exceeding one and one-half tons capacity but not including collision repair or auto painting.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.330 Automobile wrecking.

"Automobile wrecking" means any dismantling or wrecking of motor vehicles or trailers, or the storage, sale, or dumping of dismantled or wrecked vehicles or their parts.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.340 Automobile wrecking yard.

"Automobile wrecking yard" means any premises devoted to automobile wrecking.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.342 Auto towing.

"Auto towing" means an establishment that provides for the removal and temporary storage (no more than 20 days) of vehicles but does not include disposal, automobile wrecking, salvage, or indefinite storage of inoperable vehicles.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-057, Sept. 2, 2015, Eff date Sept. 18, 2015)

30.91A.350 Average assessed value.

"Average assessed value" means the average assessed value by dwelling unit type of all residential units constructed within a district.

This definition applies only to "School impact mitigation" regulations in chapter 30.66C SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91A.360 Average household size.

"Average household size" means an estimate, based on Puget Sound regional council figures for Snohomish county, of the average number of persons expected to live in a dwelling unit within a single or multiple family subdivision or development.

This definition applies only to "Park and Recreation Impact Mitigation" regulations in chapter 30.66A SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)