Chapter 16.08


16.08.010    Generally.

16.08.020    City engineer.

16.08.030    Cross slope.

16.08.040    Cul-de-sac.

16.08.050    Erosion.

16.08.060    Environmental impact report (EIR).

16.08.070    Final map.

16.08.080    Flooding.

16.08.090    General plan.

16.08.100    Grading.

16.08.110    Health officer.

16.08.120    Hillside area.

16.08.130    Improvement.

16.08.140    Loop street.

16.08.150    Major street (arterial).

16.08.160    Map Act.

16.08.170    Minor streets.

16.08.180    Owner.

16.08.190    Parcel map.

16.08.200    Secondary streets (collector).

16.08.210    Street.

16.08.220    Subdivider.

16.08.230    Subdivision.

16.08.240    Superintendent of streets.

16.08.250    Tentative map.

16.08.260    Thoroughfare.

16.08.270    Zoning ordinance.

16.08.010 Generally.

For the purpose of this title, the words and phrases set out in this chapter shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this chapter. (Ord. 72 § 8, 1973)

16.08.020 City engineer.

“City engineer” means that civil engineer who shall have been employed by the city to perform the services required of the civil engineer. (Ord. 145 § 1, 1983; Ord. 72 § 8(o), 1973)

16.08.030 Cross slope.

“Cross slope” means the percentage of grade across the land measured from the highest point to the lowest point of all of the land within the subdivision. (Ord. 72 § 8(a), 1973)

16.08.040 Cul-de-sac.

“Cul-de-sac” means a minor street terminating in a turnaround and not over 500 feet in length. (Ord. 72 § 8(b), 1973)

16.08.050 Erosion.

“Erosion” means the process by which the ground surface is worn away by the action of wind or water and material therefrom is carried or is likely to be carried, across any property line in significant quantities. (Ord. 145 § 1, 1983; Ord. 72 § 8(g), 1973)

16.08.060 Environmental impact report (EIR).

“Environmental impact report (EIR)” is a detailed statement setting forth the environmental effects and conditions pertaining to a project as specified in Section 22100 of the California Environmental Quality Act, and may mean either a draft or a final EIR. (Ord. 145 § 1, 1983; Ord. 72 § 8(r), 1973)

16.08.070 Final map.

“Final map” means a map showing a subdivision for which a tentative and final map is required by the Subdivision Map Act or this title, prepared in accordance with the provisions of this title and the Subdivision Map Act, and designed to be recorded in the office of the county recorder. (Ord. 145 § 1, 1983; Ord. 72 § 8(s), 1973)

16.08.080 Flooding.

“Flooding” means a general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of normally dry land areas from the overflow of streams, rivers or other inland water. (Ord. 145 § 1, 1983; Ord. 72 § 8(t), 1973)

16.08.090 General plan.

“General plan” means the general plan of the city of Etna and any amendments thereto. (Ord. 145 § 1, 1983; Ord. 72 § 8(u), 1973)

16.08.100 Grading.

“Grading” means any act by which soil and mineral matter is cut into, dug, cored, uncovered, removed, displaced, or relocated, and includes the removing of vegetative cover, excavation, land balancing, and filling. (Ord. 145 § 1, 1983; Ord. 72 § 8(v), 1973)

16.08.110 Health officer.

“Health officer” shall, if there is one, be the Siskiyou County health department or licensed doctor of medicine as may be employed by the city to perform the duty of health officer. (Ord. 145 § 1, 1983; Ord. 72 § 8(p), 1973)

16.08.120 Hillside area.

“Hillside area” means one with an average slope of 15 percent or more. The standards under EMC 16.28.010 apply to all hillside areas with the added provision that areas with a cross slope of 40 percent or greater are considered to be extremely rugged and the development of this terrain is limited to lot size Types III and IV as defined as follows:

A. Type I – Lot Area 6,000 to 10,000 Square Feet. A Type I subdivision is one in which the lot size is between 6,000 and 10,000 square feet with all of the lots having an area of not less than 6,000 square feet. It could be defined as all subdivisions other than those described in Types II, III and IV below.

B. Type II – Lot Area 10,000 Square Feet to 20,000 Square Feet. In this classification are subdivisions in which all lots have an area in excess of 10,000 square feet.

C. Type III – Lot Area 20,000 Square Feet to One Acre. In this classification are subdivisions in which 80 percent of all lots have an area of 20,000 square feet or over, and the average area of all lots is 20,000 square feet or over.

D. Type IV – Lot Area One Acre or Over. Eighty percent of the lots in this classification shall be one acre or over and the average area of all lots in the subdivision shall be one acre or over. (Ord. 72 § 8(c), 1973)

16.08.130 Improvement.

“Improvement” refers to such street work, storm drainage, utilities and landscaping to be installed, or agreed to be installed, by the subdivider on the land to be used for public or private streets, highways, parks, open space and easements, as are necessary for the general use of the lot owners in the subdivision, and local neighborhood traffic as a condition precedent to the approval and acceptance in the final map thereof. It also includes such other specific improvements or type of improvements, the installation of which, either by the subdivider, by public agency, by private utilities, by any other entity approved by the planning commission or city council, or by a combination thereof, is necessary or convenient to ensure conformity to or implementation of the general plan, or any adopted specific plan. (Ord. 145 § 1, 1983; Ord. 72 § 8(w), 1973)

16.08.140 Loop street.

“Loop street” means a minor street, not over 1,000 feet in length, which forms a loop and returns to the same street from which it originated or turns into the first street intersecting the street from which the loop street originated. A street forming a connection between two parallel or generally parallel streets shall not be considered a loop street. (Ord. 72 § 8(d), 1973)

16.08.150 Major street (arterial).

“Major street (arterial)” means a street carrying inter-city through traffic or relating several sections or neighborhoods within the city. (Ord. 72 § 8(e), 1973)

16.08.160 Map Act.

“Map Act” means the Subdivision Map Act of the state. (Ord. 72 § 8(f), 1973)

16.08.170 Minor streets.

“Minor streets” means streets which serve only the abutting property. (Ord. 72 § 8(g), 1973)

16.08.180 Owner.

“Owner” means the individual, firm, association, syndicate, copartnership or corporation having sufficient proprietary interest in the land sought to be subdivided to commence and maintain proceedings to subdivide the same under this title, and while used in this title in the masculine gender and singular number, it means the feminine and neuter genders and the plural number whenever required. (Ord. 72 § 8(h), 1973)

16.08.190 Parcel map.

“Parcel map” means a map showing the division of land of four or less parcels as required by this title, prepared in accordance with the provisions of this title and the Subdivision Map Act. (Ord. 145 § 1, 1983; Ord. 72 § 8(y), 1973)

16.08.200 Secondary streets (collector).

“Secondary streets (collector)” means streets which collect and carry traffic from loop street and cul-de-sacs to arterials and also carry traffic within a particular area of the city. (Ord. 72 § 8(i), 1973)

16.08.210 Street.

“Street” means an improved traveled way providing the primary access to abutting property. (Ord. 72 § 8(j), 1973)

16.08.220 Subdivider.

“Subdivider” means any individual, firm, association, syndicate, copartnership, corporation, trust or any other legal entity commencing proceedings under this title to effect a subdivision of land hereunder for himself or for another, and while used in this title in the masculine gender and singular number, it means and includes the feminine or neuter genders and the plural number whenever required. (Ord. 72 § 8(k), 1973)

16.08.230 Subdivision.

“Subdivision” means any land, or portion thereof, shown on the last preceding tax roll as a unit or as a contiguous unit which is divided into two or more lots or parcels for the purpose of sale, including sales contracts or long-term land lease, whether immediate or future, by any subdivider. (Ord. 72 § 8(l), 1973)

16.08.240 Superintendent of streets.

“Superintendent of streets” means the person appointed to that office, pursuant to law and to the ordinances of the city, and wherever in this title reference is had to “director of public works,” it shall mean the “superintendent of streets,” until such time as the city shall have a director of public works. (Ord. 145 § 1, 1983; Ord. 72 § 8(n), 1973)

16.08.250 Tentative map.

“Tentative map” means a map for the purpose of showing the design of a proposed subdivision and the existing conditions in and around the subdivision. The map need not be based on an accurate or detailed field survey of the property, but shall be of form and contain the information required by this title and the provisions of the Subdivision Map Act. (Ord. 145 § 1, 1983; Ord. 72 § 8(z), 1973)

16.08.260 Thoroughfare.

“Thoroughfare” means a street carrying inter-city or inter-area traffic or relating cities, towns or areas within the county. (Ord. 72 § 8(m), 1973)

16.08.270 Zoning ordinance.

“Zoning ordinance” means any ordinance of the city enacted under a zoning law. (Ord. 145 § 1, 1983; Ord. 72 § 8(aa), 1973)