Chapter 30.91G
"G" DEFINITIONS

Sections:

30.91G.010    Garage, detached private accessory.

30.91G.015    Garage, detached private non-accessory.

30.91G.020    Geologic hazard areas (Geologically hazardous areas).

30.91G.030    Geologist.

30.91G.040    Geotechnical engineer.

30.91G.050    Geotechnical engineering.

30.91G.060    Governmental facilities.

30.91G.070    Grade.

30.91G.075    Grading.

30.91G.076    Grading.

30.91G.080    Greenhouse.

30.91G.085    Groin.

30.91G.090    Grooming parlor.

30.91G.100    Groundwater.

30.91G.110    Groundwater management.

30.91G.120    Groundwater sensitivity.

30.91G.125    Group A public water supply system.

30.91G.130    Guest house.

30.91G.140    Gymnasium.

30.91G.010 Garage, detached private accessory.

"Garage, detached private accessory" ("Detached private accessory garage") means a building designed or used primarily for shelter or storage of vehicles or boats, but not airplanes, located on the same building site as a single-family or duplex residence. This definition shall also include carports used primarily for the storage of vehicles or boats, but not airplanes. Where any vehicles or boats are equipped for operation, repaired or kept for remuneration, hire or sale, the term "private garage" does not apply. The term garage shall not include agricultural buildings.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 06-057, Aug. 2, 2006, Eff date Aug. 14, 2006)

30.91G.015 Garage, detached private non-accessory.

"Garage, detached private non-accessory" ("Detached private non-accessory garage") means a stand-alone building designed or used primarily for the shelter or storage of vehicles or boats, but not airplanes, that is not accessory to a single-family or duplex residence on the same building site. Where any vehicles or boats are equipped for operation, repaired or kept for remuneration, hire or sale, the term "private garage" does not apply. This term shall not include agricultural buildings.

(Added Amended Ord. 06-057, Aug. 2, 2006, Eff date Aug. 14, 2006)

30.91G.020 Geologic hazard areas (Geologically hazardous areas).

"Geologic hazard areas" ("Geologically hazardous areas") means areas that because of their susceptibility to erosion, sliding, earthquake, or other geologic events, may not be suited to the siting of commercial, residential, or industrial development consistent with public health or safety concerns. Geologically hazardous areas include erosion hazard areas, landslide hazard areas, seismic hazard areas and mine hazard areas as defined in this chapter.

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

30.91G.030 Geologist.

"Geologist" means a person who has received a degree in geology from an accredited college or university, or a person who has equivalent educational training and substantial experience as a practicing geologist.

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

30.91G.040 Geotechnical engineer.

"Geotechnical engineer" means a licensed civil engineer experienced and knowledgeable in the theory of soil mechanics, geology and geotechnical engineering.

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

30.91G.050 Geotechnical engineering.

"Geotechnical engineering" means the application of geologic knowledge and principles in the investigation and evaluation of naturally occurring rock and soil for use in the design of civil works projects. "Geotechnical engineering" also means the application of soils mechanics in the investigation, evaluation and design of civil works involving the use of earth materials and the inspection or testing thereof.

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

30.91G.060 Governmental facilities.

"Governmental facilities" means a facility owned and operated by an agency of the federal, state, or local government.

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

30.91G.070 Grade.

"Grade" means the elevation of the ground surface.

(1) "Existing grade" means the elevation of the ground surface prior to development activity.

(2) "Rough grade" means the stage at which the elevation of the ground surface approximately conforms to the approved plan.

(3) "Finish grade" means the final elevation of the ground surface which conforms to the approved land disturbing activity site plan.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 10-023, June 9, 2010, Eff Sept. 30, 2010)

30.91G.075 Grading.

"Grading" means an excavation or fill or a combination thereof.

(Added Amended Ord. 07-085, Sept. 5, 2007, Eff date Sept. 21, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 10-023, June 9, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010)

30.91G.076 Grading.

"Grading" means the movement or redistribution of the soil, rock, gravel, sediment, or other material on a site in a manner that alters the natural contour of the land.

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

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

30.91G.080 Greenhouse.

"Greenhouse" means a structure designed and used to create an artificial climate for the growing of plants.

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

30.91G.085 Groin.

"Groin" means a barrier type structure extending from the backshore or stream bank into a water body for the purpose of the protection of a shoreline and adjacent upland by influencing the movement of water or deposition of materials.

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

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

30.91G.090 Grooming parlor.

"Grooming parlor" means any establishment where animals are bathed, clipped, or combed for compensation.

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

30.91G.100 Groundwater.

"Groundwater" means the portion of water contained in interconnected pores or fractures in a saturated zone or stratum located beneath the surface of the earth or below a surface water body.

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

30.91G.110 Groundwater management.

"Groundwater management" means the management and coordination of groundwater regulations, strategies, policies and technical information for the protection and use of groundwater resources.

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

30.91G.120 Groundwater sensitivity.

"Groundwater sensitivity" means a measure of the ease with which groundwater enters and moves through both the unsaturated and saturated zones; it is a characteristic of the aquifer and overlying material and hydrologic conditions, and is independent of the chemical characteristics of the contaminant and its sources.

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

30.91G.125 Group A public water supply system.

"Group A public water supply system" means a water system providing service to fifteen or more service connections used by year-round residents for one hundred eighty or more days within a calendar year, regardless of the number of people, or regularly serving at least twenty-five year-round (i.e., more than one hundred eighty days per year) residents. Examples of a community water system might include a municipality, subdivision, mobile home park, apartment complex, college with dormitories, nursing home, or prison.

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

30.91G.130 Guest house.

"Guest house" means a structure with not more than two bedrooms having no kitchen, and which shall be used or designed for use primarily by guests or servants for sleeping quarters only.

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

30.91G.140 Gymnasium.

"Gymnasium" means a building designed or used for various indoor sports activities, and for conducting programs of physical education or fitness.

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