Chapter 17.12


17.12.010    Arterial.

17.12.020    County engineer.

17.12.030    Cross slope.

17.12.040    Design.

17.12.050    Easement.

17.12.060    Improvement.

17.12.070    Lot.

17.12.080    Lot, deep.

17.12.090    Lot depth.

17.12.100    Lot depth, average.

17.12.110    Lot line, front.

17.12.120    Lot line, side.

17.12.130    Lot line, rear.

17.12.140    Lot, panhandle.

17.12.150    Lot width, average.

17.12.160    Map, final.

17.12.170    Map, tentative.

17.12.175    Map, vesting tentative.

17.12.180    Owner.

17.12.190    Planning commission.

17.12.200    Street.

17.12.210    Street, collector.

17.12.220    Street, cul-de-sac.

17.12.230    Street, local.

17.12.240    Street, major.

17.12.250    Subdivider.

17.12.260    Subdivision.

17.12.280    Subdivision, standard.

17.12.010 Arterial.

"Arterial" is a street of general city-county importance, which is a limited access street carrying major traffic through several areas.  (Ord. 375 §4.301, 1965).

17.12.020 County engineer.

"County engineer" means the engineer of the aforesaid county, or any alternate designated by the board of supervisors.  (Ord. 375 §4.2, 1965).

17.12.030 Cross slope.

"Cross slope" is the average percentage of grade in each topographically similar portion of a subdivision, measured at right angles to the contours.  (Ord. 375 §4.5, 1965).

17.12.040 Design.

"Design" refers to street alignment, grades and widths, alignment and widths of easements and rights-of-way for drainage and sanitary sewers and minimum lot area and width, and land to be dedicated for park or recreational purposes.  (Ord. 375 §4.6, 1965).

17.12.050 Easement.

"Easement" means a permanent right of access over a strip of land, dedicated for a specific purpose.  The dedication shall be continuing and irrevocable unless formally abandoned.  (Ord. 375 §4.7, 1965).

17.12.060 Improvement.

"Improvement" refers to such street work, drainage facilities and utilities, or other improvements to be installed, or agreed to be installed by the subdivider on the land to be used for streets, highways, ways and easements, as are necessary for the general use of the lot owner in the subdivision and the surrounding area as a condition precedent to approval and acceptance of the final map thereof.  (Ord. 375 §4.9, 1965).

17.12.070 Lot.

"Lot" means a parcel of land established or proposed to be established by subdivision as provided in this title.  (Ord. 573 §2, 1976:  Ord. 375 §4.10, 1965).

17.12.080 Lot, deep.

"Deep lot" is a lot or parcel which does not abut a street, and which is created from the rear portion of an existing lot or parcel, and which other wise meets the requirements of this title as to design and area.  (Ord. 375 §4.24, 1965).

17.12.090 Lot depth.

"Lot depth" means the horizontal distance between the front and rear lot lines, measured in the mean direction of the side lot lines.  (Ord. 375 §4.13, 1965).

17.12.100 Lot depth, average.

"Average lot depth" means the sum of the length of the two side lines of the lot divided by two.  (Ord. 375 §4.12, 1965).

17.12.110 Lot line, front.

"Front lot line" means, in the case of an interior lot, a line separating the lot from the street; and in the case of a corner lot, a line separating the narrowest street frontage of the lot from the street, except in those cases where the latest tract deed restrictions specify another line as the front lot line.  (Ord. 375 §4.14, 1965).

17.12.120 Lot line, side.

"Side lot line" means any lot boundary line not a front lot line or a rear lot line.  (Ord. 375 §4.16, 1965).

17.12.130 Lot line, rear.

"Rear lot line" means a lot line which is opposite and most distant from the front lot line and, in the case of an irregular, triangular or gore-shaped lot, a line within the lot, parallel to and at the maximum distance from the front lot line, having a length of at least ten feet.  (Ord. 375 §4.15, 1965).

17.12.140 Lot, panhandle.

"Panhandle lot" is a lot or parcel whose access to the abutting street is provided by a strip or segment which is a part of said lot and meets the requirements of this title as to length and width; and provided the main portion of the lot meets the requirements of this title as to design and areas.  (Ord. 375 §4.23, 1965).

17.12.150 Lot width, average.

"Average lot width" means the sum of the length of the front and rear lot line divided by two.  In the case of irregularly shaped lots having four or more sides, "average lot width" is the sum of the length of two lines, drawn perpendicular to one side at the widest and narrowest portions of the lot, divided by two.  (Ord. 375 §4.11, 1965).

17.12.160 Map, final.

"Final map" refers to a map prepared in accordance with this title, which is designated to be placed on record with the Amador County recorder.  (Ord. 375 §4.8, 1965).

17.12.170 Map, tentative.

"Tentative map" means a map made for the purpose of showing the design and improvement of a proposed subdivision and the existing conditions in and around it and need not be based upon an accurate or detailed final survey of the property.  (Ord. 1401 §3, 1995).

17.12.175 Map, vesting tentative.

"Vesting tentative map" means a map which meets the requirements of Government Code Sections 66424.5(a) and 66452.  (Ord. 1401 §4, 1995).

17.12.180 Owner.

"Owner" is the individual or individuals, firm, partnership or corporation having sufficient proprietary interest in the land sought to be subdivided to commence and maintain proceedings to subdivide the same under the provisions of this title and of state law.  (Ord. 375 §4.17, 1965).

17.12.190 Planning commission.

"Planning commission" means the planning commission of said county and the advisory agency referred to in the State Map Act.  (Ord. 375 §4.4, 1965).

17.12.200 Street.

"Street" means parcel designated according to the provisions of this title, to give access to abutting property and includes the streets defined in Sections 17.12.210 through 17.12.240.  (Ord. 375 §4.3, 1965).

17.12.210 Street, collector.

"Collector street" is a street which collects traffic from a subdivision or area to a major street.  (Ord. 375 §4.303, 1965).

17.12.220 Street, cul-de-sac.

"Cul-de-sac street" is a local street which cannot be continued or extended through abutting property and is not intersected by any other street or alley.  (Ord. 375 §4.305, 1965).

17.12.230 Street, local.

"Local street" is a street used primarily for access to abutting properties.  (Ord. 375 §4.304, 1965).

17.12.240 Street, major.

"Major street" is any street which carries traffic between different areas of the county, and traffic entering from collector streets.  (Ord. 375 §4.302, 1965).

17.12.250 Subdivider.

"Subdivider" is a person, firm, corporation, partnership or association who causes land to be subdivided into a subdivision for himself or for others.  (Ord. 375 §4.2, 1965).

17.12.260 Subdivision.

"Subdivision" means the division, by any subdivider, of any unit or units of improved or unimproved land, or any portion thereof, shown on the latest equalized county assessment roll as a unit or as contiguous units, for the purpose of sale, lease, financing, or gift, whether immediate or future except for leases of agricultural land for agricultural purposes.  Property shall be considered as contiguous units, even if it is separated by roads, streets, utility easement or railroad rights-of-way. "Subdivision," includes, a condominium project, as defined in Section 1350 of the Civil Code, a community apartment project, as defined in Section 11004 of the Business and Professions Code, or the conversion of five or more existing dwelling units to a stock cooperative, as defined in Section 11003.2 of the Business and Professions Code.  Any conveyance of land to a governmental agency, public entity or public utility shall not be considered a division of land for purposes of computing the number of parcels.  As used in this section, "agricultural purposes" means the cultivation of food or fiber or the grazing or pasturing of livestock.  (Ord. 713 §2, 1980).

17.12.280 Subdivision, standard.

"Standard subdivision" is any subdivision prepared, filed, approved and recorded in accordance with state law and Chapters 17.60 through 17.76, inclusive, of this title.  (Ord. 375 §4.19, 1965).