Chapter 18.08
DEFINITIONS

Sections:

18.08.005    Definitions designated.

18.08.010    A definitions.

18.08.020    B definitions.

18.08.030    C definitions.

18.08.040    D definitions.

18.08.050    E definitions.

18.08.060    F definitions.

18.08.070    G definitions.

18.08.080    H definitions.

18.08.090    I definitions.

18.08.100    J definitions.

18.08.110    K definitions.

18.08.120    L definitions.

18.08.130    M definitions.

18.08.140    N definitions.

18.08.150    O definitions.

18.08.160    P definitions.

18.08.170    Q definitions.

18.08.180    R definitions.

18.08.190    S definitions.

18.08.200    T definitions.

18.08.210    U definitions.

18.08.220    V definitions.

18.08.230    W definitions.

18.08.240    X definitions.

18.08.250    Y definitions.

18.08.260    Z definitions.

18.08.270    Administrative terminology and construction.

18.08.280    Undefined terms.

18.08.005 Definitions designated.

As used in this title, the following words and phrases shall mean as designated in this chapter. (Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.010 A definitions.

“Accepted farming practice” means a mode of operation that is common to farms and ranches of a similar nature, necessary for the operation of such farms and ranches with the intent to obtain a profit in money, and customarily utilized in conjunction with farm use.

“Access” means the right to cross between public and private property allowing pedestrians and vehicles to enter and leave property.

“Accessory dwelling unit” means an interior, attached, or detached residential structure that is used in conjunction with or that is accessory to a single-family dwelling.

“Accessory use” or “accessory structure” means a use or structure incidental and subordinate to the main use of the primary structure or the primary use of the property and which is located on the same parcel as the primary use.

“Affected persons” includes those owners of record of real property located within 500 feet, exclusive of public streets and other rights-of-way, from the property subject to a permit required by this title, other than a permit for a use in the county’s exclusive farm use zones, and who participated either orally or in writing as required by this title. For purposes of permits for uses in the county’s exclusive farm use zones, “affected persons” includes those owners of record of real property located within 750 feet, exclusive of public streets and other rights-of-way, from the property subject to a required permit, and who participated either orally or in writing as required by this title.

“Agricultural building” means any structure that is considered to be an “agricultural building” as defined in ORS 455.315 on a lot or parcel that is enrolled in a farm or forest deferral program with the county assessor and for which the owner (a) submits a signed floor plan showing that only farm- or forest-related uses will occupy the building space and (b) files a restrictive covenant in the deed records of the county agreeing that the agricultural building will not be used as a residence or rental unit.

“Agricultural land” means lands classified by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service (SCS) or the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as predominantly Class I – VI soils, and other lands in different soil classes, including Class VII and VIII soils, which are suitable for farm use taking into consideration soil fertility, suitability for grazing and cropping climatic conditions, existing and future availability of water for farm irrigation purposes, existing land use patterns, technological and energy inputs required, and accepted farming practices.

“Agri-tourism” means a common, farm-dependent activity that is incidental and subordinate to a working farm and that promotes successful agriculture and generates supplemental income for the owner. Such uses may include hay rides, corn mazes and other similar uses that are directly related to on-site agriculture. Any assembly of persons shall be for the purpose of taking part in agriculturally based activities such as animal or crop care, picking fruits or vegetables, tasting farm products or learning about farm or ranch operations. Agri-tourism may include farm-to-plate meals. Except for small, farm-themed parties, regularly occurring celebratory gatherings, weddings, parties or similar uses are not agri-tourism.

“Airport” means the strip of land used for taking off and landing aircraft, together with all adjacent land used in connection with the aircraft landing or taking off from the strip of land, including but not limited to land used for existing airport uses. The definition of airport does not include publicly owned airports.

“Airport, personal use” means an airstrip restricted, except for aircraft emergencies, for use by the owner, and, on an infrequent and occasional basis, by invited guests and by commercial aviation activities in connection with agricultural operations. No aircraft may be based on a personal use airport other than those owned or controlled by the owner of the airport. Exceptions to the activities allowed under this definition may be granted through a waiver by the Oregon Department of Aviation in specific instances.

“Airport, publicly owned” means an airport that is owned, leased or operated by the federal government, a state, county, city, public authority, special district or other political subdivision or public corporation. The Prineville Airport is a publicly owned airport and the following definitions apply:

(a) “Airport dependent” means a use or activity which can only be carried out on or adjacent to an airport.

(b) “Airport elevation” means 3,251 feet above mean sea level.

(c) “Airport related” means uses which are not directly dependent upon access to an airport, but which provide goods or services that are directly associated with airport dependent uses, and which, if not located adjacent to the airport, would result in a public loss of quality in the goods or services offered.

(d) “Approach surface” means a surface longitudinally centered on the extended runway center line, extending outward and upward from the end of the primary surface and at the same slope as the approach zone height limitation slope set forth in Chapter 18.104 CCC. In the airport specific plan, the perimeter of the approach surface coincides with the perimeter of the approach zone.

(e) Approach, Transitional, Horizontal and Conical Zones. These zones are set forth in Chapter 18.104 CCC.

(f) “Conical surface” means a surface extending outward and upward from the periphery of the horizontal surface at a slope of 20 to one for a horizontal distance of 4,000 feet.

(g) “Hazard to air navigation” means an obstruction determined to have a substantial adverse effect on the safe and efficient utilization of the navigable airspace.

(h) “Horizontal surface” means a horizontal plane 150 feet above the established airport elevation, the perimeter of which in plan coincides with the perimeter of the horizontal zone.

(i) “Larger than utility runway” means a runway that is constructed for and intended to be used by propeller-driven aircraft of greater than 12,500 pounds maximum gross weight and jet-powered aircraft.

(j) “Nonprecision instrument runway” means a runway having an existing instrument approach procedure utilizing air navigation equipment, for which a straight-in nonprecision instrument approach procedure has been approved or planned.

(k) “Obstruction” means any structure, growth, or other object, including a mobile object, which exceeds a limiting height set forth in Chapter 18.104 CCC.

(l) “Primary surface” means a surface longitudinally centered on a runway. When the runway has a specially prepared hard surface, the primary surface extends 200 feet beyond each end of that runway; for military runways or when the runway has no specially prepared hard surface, or planned hard surface, the primary surface ends at each end of that runway. The width of the primary surface is set forth in Chapter 18.104 CCC. The elevation of any point on the primary surface is the same as the elevation of the nearest point on the runway center line.

(m) Transitional Surfaces. These surfaces extend outward at 90-degree angles to the runway center line and the runway center line extended at a slope of seven feet horizontally for each foot vertically from the sides of the primary and approach surfaces to where they intersect the horizontal and conical surfaces.

“Alley” means a street or right-of-way which affords only a secondary means of access to property.

Apartment. See “Dwelling, multifamily.”

“Argument” means assertions and analysis by a party regarding the satisfaction or violation of legal standards. “Argument” does not include assertions of facts not already in the record.

“Associated transmission lines” means transmission lines constructed to connect an energy facility to the first point of junction with either a power distribution system or an interconnected primary transmission system or both or to the Northwest Power Grid.

“Automobile and trailer sales area” means an open area, other than a street, used for the display, sale or rental of new or used automobiles or trailers and where no repair work is done except minor repair of automobiles or trailers to be displayed, sold or rented on the premises.

“Automobile service station” means a building or portion thereof or land uses for the retail sale of automobile fuel, oil and accessories, and service, and incidental sales of food, beverages, and snacks.

“Automobile wrecking yard” means premises used for the storage or sale of used automobile or truck parts or for the storage or dismantling of obsolete automobiles, trailers, trucks, machinery or parts thereof.

“Auxiliary: forest structure” means a use or alteration of a structure or land that provides help or is directly associated with the conduct of a particular forest practice. An auxiliary structure is located on site, temporary in nature, and not designed to remain for the forest’s entire growth cycle from planting to harvesting. An auxiliary use is removed when a particular forest practice has concluded. (Ord. 321 § 4, 2020; Ord. 313 § 1, 2019; Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.020 B definitions.

“Basement” means that portion of a building that is partly or completely below grade. A basement shall be considered as a story above grade plane where the finished surface of the floor above the basement is:

(a) More than six feet above grade plane; or

(b) More than 12 feet above the finished ground level at any point.

“Bed and breakfast facility” means an accessory use in a single-family dwelling in which lodging and a morning meal for guests only are offered for compensation, having no more than five sleeping rooms for this purpose. A bed and breakfast facility must be within the residence of the operator and be compliant with the requirements of ORS 624.010 to 624.130. A bed and breakfast facility may be reviewed as either a home occupation under CCC 18.160.050(7) or as a room and board operation.

“Boarding house” means a building or portion thereof, other than a motel, restaurant or hotel, where meals or lodging or both are provided for compensation for more than four persons, other than a family.

“Building” means a structure built for the support, shelter or enclosure of persons, animals, chattels, or property of any kind. (Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.030 C definitions.

“Camp, tourist or trailer park” means any area or parcel of land used or designed to accommodate two or more trailers, or two or more camping vehicles, tents or outfits, including cabins, the primary purpose of which is to rent space or keep space for rent to any person for a charge or fee.

“Campground” means an area devoted to overnight temporary use for vacation, recreational or emergency purposes, but not intended for residential purposes. A camping site may be occupied by a tent, travel trailer or recreational vehicle. Campgrounds do not include intensively developed recreational uses such as swimming pools, tennis courts, retail stores or gas stations.

“Cargo container” means a metal structure used only for accessory storage or as a building component of a structure, consistent with the Oregon State Building Code. Semi-truck trailers are not considered cargo containers.

“Carrying capacity” means level of use which can be accommodated and continued without irreversible impairment of natural resources productivity, the ecosystem and the quality of air, land and water resources.

“Colocation facility” means an existing permitted monopole or lattice tower which is available for siting of antennas and/or platforms.

“Commercial activity in conjunction with farm use” includes any of the following: processing, packaging, treatment, wholesale distribution, and storage of a product primarily derived from farm activities in the local agricultural community. Also, retail sales of products, supplies and services that support the production and harvesting of agricultural products.

“Commercial agricultural enterprise” consists of farm operations which will:

(a) Contribute in a substantial way to the area’s existing agricultural economy;

(b) Help maintain agricultural processors and established farm markets; and

(c) When determining whether a farm is part of the commercial agricultural enterprise, not only what is produced, but how much and how it is marketed shall be considered. These are important factors because of the intent of Goal 3 to maintain the agricultural economy of the state.

“Commercial dairy farm” means a dairy operation that owns a sufficient number of producing dairy animals capable of earning the gross annual income required by this title from the sale of fluid milk.

“Commercial power generating facility” means a facility for the production of energy and its related or supporting facilities that:

(a) Generate energy using means listed in ORS or OAR such as solar power, wind power, fuel cells, hydroelectric power, thermal power, geothermal power, landfill gas, digester gas, waste, dedicated energy crops available on a renewable basis or low-emission, nontoxic biomass based on solid organic fuels from wood, forest or field residues but not including the production of biofuel as authorized by ORS 215.203(2)(b)(K) in all zones that allow “farm use” and ORS 215.283(1)(r) and (2)(a) in the EFU zone;

(b) Are intended to provide energy for sale; and

(c) Do not include a net metering project established consistent with ORS 757.300 and Chapter 860 OAR, Division 39 or a feed-in-tariff project established consistent with ORS 757.365 and Chapter 860 OAR, Division 84.

“Commercial residential use” means a building, portion of a building, or group of buildings designed or used for human occupancy or lodging for which a fee is charged, such as a hotel, motel, tourist camp or labor camp, but excluding quarters intended for permanent or semi-permanent occupancy such as a duplex or apartment. A mobile home park is not included in this definition.

“Commercial tree species” means trees recognized for commercial production under rules adopted by the State Board of Forestry pursuant to ORS 527.715.

“Community sewage system” means a sewage disposal system which serves or is designed to serve more than 10 single residences or other users for the purpose of disposing of household liquid wastes, but is neither a municipal nor a public utility sewage disposal system, and must be approved by the appropriate government agency and must have legal financial provisions for long-term operation and maintenance.

“Community water system” means a domestic water supply source of distribution system which serves or is designed to serve more than three single residences or other users for the purpose of supplying water for household uses, but is neither a municipal water supply system nor a public utility water supply system, and which has legal and financial provisions for long-term operation and maintenance.

“Conflicting use” means a use identified as negatively impacting a state-wide planning Goal 5 resource in conflicting use findings adopted in the Crook County comprehensive plan.

“Contiguous” means connected in such a manner as to form a single block of land.

“Contiguous land” means parcels of land under the same ownership, which abut each other.

“Cross-section” means a profile of the ground surface perpendicular to the center line of a street, stream or valley bottom.

“Cubic foot per acre” means the average annual increase in cubic foot volume of wood fiber per acre for fully stocked stands at the culmination of mean annual increment as reported by the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) soil survey.

“Cubic foot per tract per year” means the average annual increase in cubic foot volume of wood fiber per tract for fully stocked stands at the culmination of mean annual increment as reported by the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) soil survey. (Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.040 D definitions.

Date of Creation and Existence. When a lot, parcel or tract is reconfigured pursuant to applicable law after November 4, 1993, the effect of which is to qualify a lot, parcel or tract for the siting of a dwelling, the date of the reconfiguration is the “date of creation or existence.” “Reconfigured” means any change in the boundary of the lot, parcel, or tract.

“De novo” means a hearing by the review body as if the action had not previously been heard and as if no decision had been rendered, except that all testimony, evidence and other material from the record of the previous consideration will be considered a part of the review on the record.

“DEQ” means the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

“Destination resort” means a self-contained development providing visitor-oriented accommodations and development recreational facilities in a setting with high natural amenities. To qualify as a destination resort under Goal 8, a proposed development must meet the standards set forth in CCC 18.116.040. A development which meets the stan-

dards set forth in CCC 18.116.050 qualifies as a small destination resort.

“DOGAMI” means the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries.

“Dust sensitive use” means real property normally used as a residence, school, church, hospital or similar use. Property used in industrial or agricultural activities is not “dust sensitive” unless it meets the criteria above in more than an incidental manner.

“Dwelling, multifamily” means a building or portion thereof, designed for occupancy by three or more families living independently of each other.

“Dwelling, seasonal” means a dwelling unit, including a manufactured dwelling, designed for and used as a temporary dwelling by one family for recreational or seasonal purposes only, not to exceed a period of 60 consecutive days out of 90 days at any one location. Temporary use permits may be issued to allow an individual to stay for more than 60 days but less than six months.

Recreational vehicles may be used as seasonal dwellings subject to the provisions of CCC 18.132.080(1).

Seasonal dwellings are allowed in EFU zones only for farm use as defined in ORS 215.203.

“Dwelling, single-family” means a detached building containing one dwelling unit and designed for occupancy by one family only.

“Dwelling, two-family” means a building containing two dwelling units and designed for occupancy by two families.

“Dwelling unit” means one or more rooms in a building designed for occupancy by one family and having not more than one cooking facility. (Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.050 E definitions.

“Easement” means a grant of the right to use a parcel of land or portion thereof for specific purposes where ownership of the land or portion thereof is not transferred.

ESEE. The letters stand for “economic, social, environmental and energy.” “ESEE” means the economic, social, environmental and energy “consequences,” as used in OAR 660-016-0005, that might result from prohibiting, restricting, or fully allowing a “conflicting use.” A conflicting use is one which could negatively impact or be negatively impacted by the Goal 5 resource.

“Evidence” means facts, documents, testimony, data or other information offered to demonstrate compliance or noncompliance with the standards believed to be relevant to the decision. (Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.060 F definitions.

“Family” means two or more persons related by blood, marriage, legal adoption, or legal guardianship, living together as one household unit using one kitchen, and providing meals or lodging to not more than three additional unrelated persons, excluding servants; or a group of not more than five unrelated persons living together as one household unit using one kitchen.

“Farm operator” means a person who operates a farm, doing the work and making the day-to-day decisions about such things as planting, harvesting, feeding and marketing.

“Farm or ranch operation” means all lots or parcels of land in the same ownership that are used by the farm or ranch operator for farm use as defined in ORS 215.203.

“Farm stand” means a structure designed and used for the sale of farm crops or livestock grown on the farm operation, or grown on the farm operation and other farm operations in the local agricultural area, including the sale of retail incidental items and fee-based activity to promote the sale of farm crops or livestock sold at the farm stand if the annual sale of incidental items and fees from promotional activity do not make up more than 25 percent of the total annual sales of the farm stand. Farm stands do not include structures designed for occupancy as a residence or for activity other than the sale of farm crops or livestock and does not include structures for banquets, public gatherings or public entertainment. “Farm stand structure” means a structure that is designed and used for the sale of farm crops and livestock products.

“Farm use” means the current employment of land for the primary purpose of obtaining a profit in money by raising, harvesting and selling crops or the feeding, breeding, management and sale of, or the produce of, livestock, poultry, fur-bearing animals or honeybees or for dairying and the sale of dairy products or any other agricultural or horticultural use or animal husbandry or any combination thereof. “Farm use” includes the preparation and storage of the products raised on such land for human use and animal use and disposal by marketing or otherwise. “Farm use” also includes the current employment of land for the primary purpose of obtaining a profit in money by stabling or training equines including but not limited to providing riding lessons, training clinics, and schooling shows. “Farm use” also includes the propagation, cultivation, maintenance and harvesting of aquatic species, and bird and animal species that are under the jurisdiction of the State Fish and Wildlife Commission, to the extent allowed by the rules adopted by the Commission. “Farm use” includes the on-site construction and maintenance of equipment and facilities used for the activities described in this definition. It does not include the use of land subject to the provisions of Chapter 321 ORS, except land used exclusively for growing cultured Christmas trees or land described in ORS 321.267(3) or 321.824(3).

“Farmworker housing” means housing limited to occupancy by farmworkers and their immediate families, no dwelling unit of which is occupied by a relative of the owner or operator of the farmworker housing.

“Fire break” means a break in ground cover fuels intended to prevent the spread of fire as specified by the appropriate fire protection agency or the commission.

“Flood” means a general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of normally dry land areas from the overflow of inland or tidal waters, the unusual and rapid accumulation or runoff of surface waters from any source, mud slides which are proximately caused or precipitated by accumulations of water on or under the ground, and the collapse or subsidence of land along the shore of a lake or other body of water as a result of erosion or undermining caused by waves or currents of water exceeding anticipated cyclical levels or suddenly caused by an unusually high water level in a natural or manmade body of water accompanied by a severe storm, or by an unanticipated force of nature, such as flash flood, or by some similarly unusual and unforeseeable event which results in the partial or complete inundation of normally dry land areas.

“Flood, base” means inundation during periods of higher than normal stream flow, high winds, high intensity storms, or combination thereof that has a one percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year.

“Flood hazard area” means the relatively flat area or lowlands adjoining the channel of a river, stream, other watercourse, lake or reservoir which has been or may be covered by a base flood.

“Flood Hazard Boundary Map” means an official map of the community furnished by the National Flood Insurance Program, labeled a Flood Hazard Boundary Map and delineating the boundaries of the special hazard areas.

“Floodway, regulatory” means the channel of a river or other watercourse and the adjacent land areas that must be reserved in order to discharge the waters of a base flood.

“Forest lands” means lands as defined in Goal 4, are those lands acknowledged as forest lands, or, in the case of a plan amendment. Forest lands shall include:

(a) Lands that are suitable for commercial forest uses, including adjacent or nearby lands which are necessary to permit forest operations or practices; and

(b) Other forested lands that maintain soil, air, water, and fish and wildlife resources.

“Forest operation” means any commercial activity relating to the growing or harvesting of any forest tree species as defined in ORS 527.620(6).

“Forest uses” include the production of trees and the processing of forest products, open space, buffers from noise, and visual separation of conflicting uses, watershed protection and wildlife and fisheries habitat, soil protection from wind and water, maintenance of clean air and water, outdoor recreational activities and related support services and wilderness values compatible with these uses, and grazing for livestock.

“Frontage” means all property fronting on one side of a street and measured along the street line, between intersecting and intercepting streets or between a street and a right-of-way, waterway, end of a dead end or city boundary. (Ord. 321 § 4, 2020; Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.070 G definitions.

“Garage, automobile repair” means a building for the major repair and maintenance of motor vehicles, and temporary storage of motor vehicles not in operating condition awaiting work.

“Golf course” means an area of land with highly maintained natural turf laid out for the game of golf with a series of nine or more holes, each including a tee, a fairway, a putting green, and often one or more natural or artificial hazards. A “golf course” for purposes of this title means a nine- or 18-hole regulation golf course or a combination nine- and 18-hole regulation golf course consistent with the following:

(a) A regulation 18-hole golf course is generally characterized by a site of about 120 to 150 acres of land, has a playable distance of 5,000 to 7,200 yards, and a par of 64 to 73 strokes;

(b) A regulation nine-hole golf course is generally characterized by a site of about 65 to 90 acres of land, has a playable distance of 2,500 to 3,600 yards, and a par of 32 to 36 strokes;

(c) Nonregulation golf courses are not allowed. “Nonregulation golf course” means a golf course or golf course-like development that does not meet the definition of golf course in this subsection, including but not limited to executive golf courses, par three golf courses, pitch and putt golf courses, miniature golf courses and driving ranges.

“Grade (adjacent ground elevation)” is the lowest point of elevation of the finished surface of the ground, paving, or sidewalk within the area between the building and the property line or, when the property line is more than five feet from the building, between the building and a line five feet from the building.

“Guest lodging unit” means a guest room in a lodge, bunkhouse, cottage or cabin used only for transient overnight lodging and not for a permanent residence.

“Guest ranch” means a facility for guest lodging units that are incidental and accessory to an existing and continuing livestock operation that qualifies as a farm use. The facility may host recreational activities, including but not limited to hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping and swimming. The guest ranch may not provide intensively developed recreational facilities including but not limited to golf courses. Food services may be provided to guests of the ranch, individuals accompanying the guests, and individuals attending a special event at the guest ranch. (Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.080 H definitions.

“Habitable floor” means any floor usable for living purposes, which includes working, sleeping, eating, cooking or recreation, or a combination thereof. A floor used only for storage purposes is not a “habitable floor.”

“Hearing authority” means the county court, planning commission, or a hearings officer appointed by the court under CCC 18.172.010(2).

“Height of building” means the vertical distance from the average of the finished grade adjacent to the building walls to the average height of the highest roof surface.

“Height of wind energy system” means the vertical distance from the grade to the tip of a wind generator blade when the tip is at its highest point.

“High-value farmland” means land in a tract composed predominantly of soils that are:

(a) Irrigated and classified prime, unique, Class I or II; or

(b) Not irrigated and classified prime, unique, Class I or II; and

(c) High-value farmland includes tracts growing specified perennials as demonstrated by the most recent aerial photography of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture taken prior to November 4, 1993. “Specified perennials” means perennials grown for market or research purposes including, but not limited to, nursery stock, berries, fruits, nuts, Christmas trees, or vineyards, but not including seed crops, hay, pasture or alfalfa.

“Historic area” means lands with sites, structures and objects that have local, regional, state-wide or national historical significance.

“Hog farm” means any premises where 25 or more hogs are maintained.

“Home occupation” means an occupation carried on within a dwelling and/or a residential accessory structure by a resident or employees depending on type pursuant to Chapter 18.160 CCC and is secondary to the residential use of the dwelling and/or the residential accessory structure. (Ord. 321 § 4, 2020; Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.090 I definitions.

“Irrigated” means watered by an artificial or controlled means, such as sprinklers, furrows, ditches, or spreader dikes. An area or tract is “irrigated” if it is currently watered, or has established rights to use water for irrigation, including such tracts that receive water for irrigation from a water or irrigation district or other provider. For the purposes of this title, an area or tract within a water or irrigation district that was once irrigated shall continue to be considered “irrigated” even if the irrigation water was removed or transferred to another tract. (Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.100 J definitions.

Reserved.

18.08.110 K definitions.

“Kennel” means a lot or building in which four or more dogs, cats or other animals at least four months of age are kept commercially for board, propagation, training or sale.

“Key facilities” means basic facilities that are primarily planned for by local government but which also may be provided by private enterprise and are essential to the support of public services, including public schools, transportation, water supply, fire protection, sewage and solid waste disposal. (Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.120 L definitions.

“Land development” means the subdividing or partitioning of land for any purpose into parcels or the creation of units or parcels for the purpose of sale or lease for a term of one year or more, and includes the creation of a condominium, a planned unit development or any division of a similar nature. The term also includes the intent for disposition of any land, whether contiguous or not, including any land divided, lots, parcels, units or interests that are offered as a part of a common promotional plan of advertising and disposition where the land development is offered for disposition by a single developer or a group of developers acting in concert. If the land is contiguous or is known, designated, or advertised as a common unit or by a common name, the land shall be presumed, without regard to the number of lots covered by each individual offering, to be offered for disposition as part of a common promotional plan.

“Livestock” means domestic animals of types customarily raised or kept on farms for profit or other purposes.

“Livestock feeding yard” means an enclosure designed or used for the purpose of the concentrated feeding or fattening of livestock for commercial slaughter.

“Livestock sales yard” means an enclosure or structure designed or used for holding livestock for purposes of sale or transfer by auction, consignment, or other means.

“Living history museum” means a facility designed to depict and interpret everyday life and culture of some specific historic period using authentic buildings, tools, equipment and people to simulate past activities and events.

“Loading space” means an off-street space within a building or on the same lot with a building for the temporary parking of a commercial vehicle or truck while loading or unloading merchandise or materials and which space has direct access to a street or alley.

“Lot” means a single unit of land that is created by a subdivision of land as provided in ORS 92.010.

(a) “Lot area” means the total horizontal net area within the lot lines of a lot to mean that square footage of a lot that is free from public and private road rights-of-way or easement.

(b) “Lot, corner” means a lot abutting on two or more streets, other than alleys, at their intersection; provided the angle of intersection of the abutting streets does not exceed 135 degrees.

(c) “Lot depth” means the average horizontal distance between the front and rear lot lines.

(d) “Lot line” means the property lines bounding a lot.

(e) “Lot line, front” means the lot line separating a lot from a street other than an alley, and in the case of a corner lot, the shortest lot line along a street other than an alley.

(f) “Lot line, rear” means the lot line which is opposite and most distant from the front lot line. In the case of an irregular, triangular, or other odd-shaped lot, a line 10 feet in length within the lot, parallel to and at a maximum distance from the front lot line.

(g) “Lot line, side” means any lot line other than a front or rear lot line bounding a lot.

(h) “Lot, through or double frontage” means a lot having frontage on two parallel or approximately parallel streets other than alleys.

(i) “Lot width” means the average horizontal distance between the side lot lines, measured at right angles to the lot depth at a point midway between the front and rear lot lines. (Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.130 M definitions.

“Manufactured dwelling” means a residential trailer, mobile home or manufactured home. It does not include any building or structure constructed to conform to the State of Oregon Structural Specialty Code or the Low-Rise Residential Dwelling Code adopted pursuant to Oregon Revised Statutes, or any unit identified as a recreational vehicle by the manufacturer.

“Manufactured dwelling park” means any place where four or more manufactured dwellings are located within 500 feet of one another on a lot, or parcel of land under the same ownership, the primary purpose of which is to rent space or keep space for rent to any person for a charge or fee paid or to be paid for the rental of use of facilities or to offer space free in connection with securing the trade or patronage of such person. “Manufactured dwelling park” does not include a lot or lots located within a subdivision being rented or leased for occupancy by no more than one manufactured dwelling per lot if the subdivision was approved by the local government unit having jurisdiction under an ordinance adopted pursuant to ORS 92.010 to 92.192.

“Manufactured home” means a structure constructed for movement on the public highways that has sleeping, cooking, and plumbing facilities, that is intended for human occupancy, that is being used for residential purposes and that was constructed in accordance with federal manufactured housing construction and safety standards and regulations in effect at the time of construction. The term does not include recreational vehicles.

“Meteorological tower” means an assembly of equipment that includes a tower, base plate, anchors, guy cables and hardware, anemometers (wind speed indicators), temperature and pressure sensors, other weather measuring devices attached to the tower, wind direction vanes, booms to hold equipment anemometers and vanes, data logger, instrument wiring, and any telemetry devices that are used to monitor or transmit weather information at a given location.

“Mining” includes all or any part of the process of mining by the removal of overburden and the extraction of natural mineral deposits thereby exposed by any method, including open-pit mining operations, auger mining operations, processing, surface impacts of underground mining, production of surface mining refuse and the construction of adjacent or off-site borrow pits except those constructed for use as access roads. “Mining” does not include excavations of sand, gravel, clay, rock or other similar materials conducted by a landowner or tenant on the landowner’s or tenant’s property for the primary purpose of reconstruction or maintenance of access roads and excavation or grading operations conducted in the process of farming or cemetery operations, on-site road construction or other on-site construction or nonsurface impacts of underground mines.

“Mitigation” means the offsetting of impacts or reduction of conflicts by providing on- or off-site improvements which have a reasonable relationship to the impact or conflict identified in the comprehensive plan. Mitigation includes construction of physical improvements, dedication or purchase of conservation easements, buffering, or similar measures designed to offset impacts or reduce conflicts. Mitigation does not include the payment of money, fees, or special assessments. Mitigation requirements apply to both resource uses and conflicting uses.

“Mobile home” means a structure constructed for movement on the public highways that has sleeping, cooking and plumbing facilities, that is intended for human occupancy, that is being used for residential purposes and that was constructed between January 1, 1962, and June 15, 1976, and met the construction requirements of Oregon mobile home law in effect at the time of construction. The term does not include recreational vehicles.

“Mobile home park” means any place where four or more manufactured structures are located within 500 feet of one another on a lot or parcel of land under the same ownership, the primary purpose of which is to rent space or keep space for rent to any person for a charge or fee paid or to be paid for the rental or use of facilities or to offer space free in connection with securing the trade or patronage of such person. “Mobile home park” does not include a lot or lots located within a subdivision being rented or leased for occupancy by no more than one manufactured dwelling per lot if the subdivision was approved by the county under an ordinance adopted pursuant to ORS 92.010 to 92.192.

“Mobile home subdivision” means a subdivision intended to be occupied primarily or exclusively by mobile homes.

“Municipal water supply system” means a domestic water supply source and distribution system owned and operated by a city or a county; or owned and operated by a special district or other public corporation which has independent tax- levying powers to support the system and which supplies water to a total of 1,000 or more households. (Ord. 321 § 4, 2020; Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.140 N definitions.

“Natural area” includes land and water that has substantially retained its natural character and land and water that, although altered in character, is important as habitats for plant, animal or marine life, for the study of its natural, historical, scientific or paleontological features, or for the appreciation of its natural features.

“Natural hazard area” means an area that is subject to natural events that are known to result in death or endanger the works of man, such as stream flooding, ground water, flash flooding, erosion and deposition, landslides, earthquakes, weak foundation soils and other hazards unique to a local or regional area.

“Natural resources” means air, land and water and the elements thereof which are valued for their existing and potential usefulness to man.

“Net metering power facility” means a facility for the production of energy that:

(a) Generates energy using means listed in ORS or OAR such as solar power, wind power, fuel cells, hydroelectric power, landfill gas, digester gas, waste, dedicated energy crops available on a renewable basis or low-emission, nontoxic biomass based on solid organic fuels from wood, forest or field residues but not including the production of biofuel as authorized by ORS 215.203(2)(b)(K) in all zones which allow “farm use” and ORS 215.283(1)(r) in the exclusive farm use zone;

(b) Is intended to offset part of the customer-generator’s requirements for energy;

(c) Will operate in parallel with a utility’s existing transmission and distribution facilities;

(d) Is consistent with generating capacity as specified in ORS 757.300 and/or OAR 860-039-0010 as well as any other applicable regulations;

(e) Is located on the same tract as the use(s) to which it is accessory and the power generating facility, tract, and use(s) are all under common ownership and management.

“Noise sensitive use” means real property normally used for sleeping or normally used as schools, churches, hospitals or public libraries. Property used in industrial or agricultural activities is not “noise sensitive” unless it meets the above criteria in more than an incidental manner.

“Noncommercial/standalone power generating facility” means a facility for the production of energy that:

(a) Generates energy using means listed in ORS or OAR such as solar power, wind power, fuel cells, hydroelectric power, landfill gas, digester gas, waste, dedicated energy crops available on a renewable basis or low-emission, nontoxic biomass based on solid organic fuels from wood, forest or field residues but not including the production of biofuel as authorized by ORS 215.203(2)(b)(K) in all zones which allow “farm use” and ORS 215.283(1)(r) in the exclusive farm use zone;

(b) Is intended to provide all of the generator’s requirements for energy for the tract or the specific lawful accessory use that it is connected to;

(c) Operates as a standalone power generator not connected to a utility grid; and

(d) Is located on the same tract as the use(s) to which it is accessory and the power generating facility, tract, and use(s) are all under common ownership and management.

“Nonconforming structure or use” means a structure or use that was lawfully created or established, but which does not conform to current zoning regulations.

“NRCS web soil survey” means the official source of certified soils data available online that identifies agricultural land capability classes, developed and maintained by the Natural Resources Conservation Service as of January 1, 2016, for agricultural soils that are not high-value, and as of December 6, 2007, for high-value agricultural soils.

“Nursery, day” means an institution, establishment or place in which are commonly received at one time, three or more children not of common parentage under the age of 14 years for a period or periods not exceeding 12 hours for the purpose of being given board, care and training apart from parents or guardians for compensation or reward.

“Nursing home” means any home, institution or other structure maintained or operating for the nursing and care of four or more ill or infirm adults not requiring hospital care or hospital facilities. (Ord. 321 § 4, 2020; Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.150 O definitions.

“Open play field” means a large, grassy area with no structural improvements intended for outdoor games and activities by park visitors. The term does not include developed ballfields, golf courses or courts for racquet sports.

“Open space” consists of lands used for agricultural or forest uses, and any land or area that would, if preserved and continued in its present use; conserve and enhance natural or scenic resources; protect air or streams or water supply; promote conservation of soils, wetlands, beaches, or marshes; conserve landscaped areas, such as public or private golf courses, that reduce pollution and enhance the value of abutting or neighboring property; enhance the value to the public of abutting or neighboring parks, forests, wildlife preserves, nature reservations or other open space; enhance recreation opportunities; preserve historic, geological and archeological sites; promote orderly urban development; and minimize farm and nonfarm conflicts.

“Owner” means the owner of the title to real or personal property or the authorized agent thereof, or the contract purchaser of real property of record as shown on the last available complete tax assessment roll or county recorder’s records. (Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.160 P definitions.

“Parcel” includes a unit of land created:

(a) By partitioning land as defined in ORS 92.010;

(b) In compliance with all applicable planning, zoning and partitioning ordinances and regulations;

(c) By deed or land sales contract, if there were no applicable planning, zoning or partitioning ordinances or regulations; or

(d) Does not include a unit of land created solely to establish a separate tax account.

“Park” means an area of land set apart and devoted for the purposes of pleasure, recreation, ornament, light and air for the general public or, in the case of a private development, for invited guest or controlled access use. Park facilities include picnic area, trails, play field, parking area, restrooms and washrooms facilities, boating facilities and associated areas that are for recreational marine craft including the incidental sale of fuel, but excluding sale or storage of marine craft.

“Parking space” means a clear, off-street area for the temporary parking or storage of one automobile, having an all-weather surface of a width not less than eight and one-half feet and a length of not less than 22 feet and be not less than eight and one-half feet in height when within a building or structure; such parking space shall not be less than 190 square feet in area and shall have easy access to a street or alley by a driveway having an all-weather surface, except as approved in accordance with CCC 18.128.030.

“Partition” means an act of partitioning land or an area or parcel of land partitioned as defined in “Partition land.”

“Partition land” means to divide an area or parcel of land into two or three parcels within a calendar year when such area or parcel of land exists as a unit or contiguous units of land under single ownership at the beginning of such year. “Partition land” does not include divisions of land resulting from the creation of cemetery lots. “Partition land” does not include the sale of a lot in a recorded subdivision, even though the lot may have been acquired prior to the sale with other contiguous lots or property by a single owner.

“Person” means a natural person, firm, partnership, association, social, or fraternal organization, corporation, trust, estate, receiver, syndicate, governmental agency, or any group or combination acting as a unit.

“Personal use airport” means an airstrip restricted, except for aircraft emergencies, to use by the owner, and, on an infrequent and occasional basis, by invited guests, and by commercial aviation activities in connection with agricultural operations.

“Personal wireless services provider” means an individual or corporation licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide personal wireless services, as defined under the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

“Photovoltaic energy system” means an assembly of equipment that converts sunlight into electricity and then stores or transfers that electricity. This equipment includes photovoltaic modules and panels, mounting and sun tracking hardware, foundation, inverter, wiring, batteries, or other components used in the system. A photovoltaic energy system may be a grid-connected or stand-alone system. A photovoltaic energy system does not include a system that utilizes a photovoltaic module or panel that contains a total surface area of nine square feet or fewer.

“Planned unit development” means the development of an area of land as a single entity for a number of dwelling units or a number of uses, according to a plan which does not necessarily correspond in lot size, bulk or type of dwelling, density, lot coverage, or required open space to the standard regulations otherwise required by this title.

“Plat” means a final map, diagram, drawing, re-plat or other writing containing all the descriptions, locations, specifications, dedications, provisions, and information concerning a subdivision.

“Preparation” as it applies to the definition of “farm use” in ORS 215.203 includes but is not limited to the cleaning, treatment, sorting or packaging of farm products or byproducts.

“Primary processing of forest products” means the initial treatments of logs or other forest plant or fungi materials to prepare them for shipment for further processing or to market, including, but not limited to, debarking, peeling, drying, cleaning, sorting, chipping, grinding, sawing, shaping, notching, biofuels conversion, or other similar methods of initial treatments.

“Primary use” means the first or predominant use to which property is or may be devoted, and to which all other uses on the premises are derived as accessory or secondary uses. As used relative to dwelling units, the primary dwelling would be the first dwelling unit to be located on a specific parcel or lot.

“Principally engaged in farm use,” as it refers to primary farm dwellings and accessory farm dwellings, means a person is principally engaged in the farm use of the land when the amount of time that an occupant of the dwelling is engaged in farm use of the property is similar to the average number of hours that is typically required for a full-time employee of the relevant type of farm use, whether that person is employed off the farm or not. Only one resident of a household need meet the “principally engaged” test, or the test may be met collectively by more than one household member.

“Private park” means land that is used for low impact casual recreational uses such as picnicking, boating, fishing, swimming, camping, and hiking or nature-oriented recreational uses such as viewing and studying nature and wildlife habitat, and may include play areas and accessory facilities that support the activities listed above, but does not include tracks for motorized vehicles or areas for target practice or the discharge of firearms.

“Processed,” as it applies to farm stands, means processed crops and livestock meaning farm products that have been converted into other products through canning, drying, baking, freezing, pressing, butchering or other similar means of adding value to the farm product, including the addition of incidental ingredients, but not including the conversion of farm products into food items that are prepared on-site or intended for on-site consumption.

“Processing, aggregate” includes, but is not limited to, crushing, washing, milling and screening, and the batching and blending of materials into asphaltic and Portland cement concrete products.

“Protect” means save or shield from loss, destruction, or injury, or for future intended use.

“Provide” means prepare, plan for, and supply what is needed.

“Public or semipublic use” means a use owned or operated by a public, governmental or nonprofit organization for the benefit of the public generally. This does not include landfill sites, garbage dumps or utility facilities.

“Public park” means a public area intended for open space and outdoor recreation use that is owned and managed by a city, county, regional government, state or federal agency, or park district and that may be designated as a public park in the applicable comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance.

“Public utility water system” means a domestic water supply source and distribution system supplying water for household uses, owned and operated by a person subject to regulation by the Public Utility Commissioner of Oregon and supplying water to a total of 500 or more households.

“Public water system” means a system for the provision to the public of piped water for human consumption, if such system has at least 15 service connections or regularly serves at least 25 individuals. (Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.170 Q definitions.

Reserved.

18.08.180 R definitions.

“Recreation camps or resorts” means an area devoted to facilities and equipment for recreational purposes, including swimming pools, tennis courts, playgrounds and other similar uses, whether the use of such area is limited to private membership or whether open to the public upon payment of a fee.

“Recreation parks” means an area designated by the landowner for picnicking or overnight camping and offered to the general public, whether or not a fee or charge is made for such accommodations.

“Recreation vehicle” means a vehicle with or without motive power that is designed for human occupancy and to be used temporarily for recreational, seasonal or emergency purposes. Specifically includes camping trailers, camping vehicles, motor homes, recreational park trailers, bus conversions, van conversions, tent trailers, truck campers, combination vehicles which include a recreational vehicle use, and any vehicle converted for use or partial uses as a recreational vehicle. Recreational vehicles contain eating and sleeping facilities and are equipped with one or more of the following:

(a) Holding tank(s);

(b) Liquid petroleum gas; or

(c) A 110- to 240-volt electrical system.

This term does not include manufactured homes or mobile homes.

“Relative” means a child, parent, stepparent, grandchild, grandparent, stepgrandparent, sibling, stepsibling, niece, nephew or first cousin of the farm operator or farm operator’s spouse.

“Residential” means any dwelling unit or group of units built or used for human occupancy.

“Residential facility” means a facility licensed by or under the authority of the Department of Human Resources under ORS 443.400 to 443.460, which provides residential care alone or in conjunction with treatment or training or a combination thereof for six to 15 individuals who need not be related. Staff persons required to meet Department of Human Resources licensing requirements shall not be counted in the number of facility residents, and need not be related to each other or to any resident of the residential facility.

“Residential home” means a home licensed by or under the authority of the Department of Human Resources under ORS 443.400 to 443.825, which provides residential care alone or in conjunction with treatment or training or a combination thereof for five or fewer individuals who need not be related. Staff persons required to meet Department of Human Resources licensing requirements shall not be counted in the number of facility residents, and need not be related to each other or to any resident of the residential home.

“Residential trailer” means a structure constructed for movement on the public highways that has sleeping, cooking and plumbing facilities, that is intended for human occupancy, that is being used for residential purposes and that was constructed before January 1, 1962. This term does not include recreational vehicles.

“Right-of-way” means the area between the boundary lines of a street, road or other easement.

“Road” or “street” means a public or private way that is created to provide ingress or egress for persons to one or more lots, parcels, or areas of land, excluding a private way that is created to provide ingress or egress to such land in conjunction with the use of such land for forestry, mining or agricultural purposes.

(a) “Alley” means a narrow street through a block primarily for vehicular service access to the back or side of properties abutting on another street;

(b) “Arterial” means a street of considerable continuity which is primarily a traffic artery for intercommunication among large areas, and so designated by the county’s comprehensive plan or by the commission;

(c) “Bicycle route” means a right-of-way for bicycle traffic;

(d) “Collector” means a street supplementary to the arterial street system and a means of intercommunication between this system and small areas; used to some extent for through traffic and to some extent for access to abutting properties, and so designated by the county’s comprehensive plan or by the commission;

(e) “Cul-de-sac (dead end street)” means a short street having one end open to traffic and being terminated by a vehicle turnaround;

(f) “Local street” means a street intended primarily for access to abutting properties;

(g) “Marginal access street” means a minor street parallel and adjacent to a major arterial street providing access to abutting properties but protected from through traffic;

(h) “Stubbed street” means a street having only one outlet for vehicular traffic and which is intended to be extended or continued to serve future subdivisions or developments on adjacent lands;

(i) “Roadway” means that portion of a street or road right-of-way developed for vehicular traffic;

(j) “Runway” means a defined area on an airport prepared for landing and takeoff of aircraft along its length. (Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.190 S definitions.

“Scenic area” means land and other natural features that are valued for their aesthetic values and appearance.

“Setback” means an open space on a lot, which is unobstructed from the ground upward except as otherwise provided in this title.

“Setback, front” means a setback between side lot lines and measured horizontally at right angles to the front lot line from the front lot line to the nearest point of a building.

“Setback, rear” means a yard between side lot lines and measured horizontally at right angles to the rear lot line from the rear lot line to the nearest point of a building.

“Setback, side” means a setback between the front and rear yard measured horizontally at right angles from the side lot line to the nearest point of a building.

“Setback, street side” means a setback adjacent to a street between the front setback and rear lot line measured horizontally and at right angles from the side lot line to the nearest point of a building.

“Sign” means an identification, description, illustration, or device which is affixed to or represented directly or indirectly upon a building, structure, or land, and which directs attention to a product, place, activity, person, institution, or business. Each display surface of a sign other than two surfaces parallel and back-to-back on the same structure shall be considered a sign.

“Sign, advertising” means a sign which directs attention to a business, product, activity, or service, which is not necessarily conducted, sold or offered upon the premises where such sign is located.

“Stable, private” means a detached accessory building for the keeping of horses owned by the occupants of the premises and which are not kept for remuneration or profit.

“Stable, public” means a stable other than a private stable.

“Start of construction” means the first placement of permanent construction of a structure (other than a manufactured dwelling) on a site, such as the pouring of slabs or footings or any work beyond the preparation, such as clearing, grading and filling, nor does it include the installation of streets and/or walkways; nor does it include excavation for a basement, footings piers or foundations or the erection of temporary forms; nor does it include the installation on the property of accessory buildings, such as garages or sheds not occupied as dwelling units or not as part of the main structure. For a structure (other than a manufactured dwelling) without a basement or poured footings, the “start of construction” includes the first permanent framing or assembly of the structure or any part thereof on its piling or foundations. For manufactured dwellings not within a mobile home park or mobile home subdivision, “start of construction” means the affixing of the mobile home to its permanent site. For mobile homes within mobile home parks or mobile home subdivisions, “start of construction” is the date on which the construction of facilities for servicing the site on which the mobile home is to be affixed (including, at a minimum, the construction of streets, either final site grading or the pouring of concrete pads, and installation of utilities) is completed.

“Storage structures for emergency supplies” means structures to accommodate those goods, materials and equipment required to meet the essential and immediate needs of an affected population in a disaster. Such supplies include food, clothing, temporary shelter materials, durable medical goods and pharmaceuticals, electric generators, water purification gear, communication equipment, tools and other similar emergency supplies.

“Story” means that portion of a building included between the upper surface of any floor and the upper surface of the floor next above it, except the top story shall be that portion of a building included between the upper surface of the topmost floor and the ceiling or roof above.

“Story, half” means a story under a gable, hip or gambrel roof, the wall plates of which on at least two opposite exterior walls are not more than two feet above the floor of such story.

“Street” means the entire width between the right-of-way lines of every public way for vehicular and pedestrian traffic and includes the terms “road,” “highway,” “lane,” “place,” “avenue,” “alley,” or other similar designation.

“Structural alteration” means any change to the supporting members of a structure including foundations, bearing walls or partitions, columns, beams, girders, or any structural change in the roof or in the exterior walls.

“Structure” means anything built or constructed (as defined in Oregon Specialty Structural Code).

“Subdivision and subdivided lands” means improved or unimproved land or lands divided or created into interests or sold under an agreement to be subsequently divided or created in interests, for the purpose of sale or lease, whether immediate or future, into 11 or more undivided interests or four or more other interests. “Subdivide land” does not include the sale of a lot in a recorded subdivision or an approved partition even though the seller of the lot may have owned other contiguous lots or property prior to the sale; said lot however must be sold as platted and recorded. (Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.200 T definitions.

“Tract” means one or more contiguous lots or parcels under the same ownership.

“Trailer” means any portable unit designed and built to be towed on its own chassis, comprised of frame and wheels and which does not fall within the definition of “trailer, vacation,” “manufactured home,” “recreational vehicle,” or “prefabricated house.” This definition includes boat trailers, bunk trailers, portable schoolrooms, and industrial, commercial or public offices and accessory uses.

“Trailer park” means a plot of ground upon which two or more travel trailers occupied for dwelling or sleeping purposes is located, the primary purpose of which is to rent space or keep space for rent.

“Transmission tower” means a vertical, self-supporting structure, such as a lattice tower or monopole, intended to support antennas and associated broadcast equipment used to broadcast radio or television broadcasts. Transmission towers include support structures used to establish and to operate a wireless telecommunications facility.

“Travelers’ accommodations” means any establishment having rooms or apartments rented or kept for rent on a daily or weekly basis to travelers or transients for a charge or fee paid or to be paid for rental or use of facilities.

“Tree line” means the average height of a stand of trees occurring on site within 600 feet of the proposed location of a support structure for a wireless telecommunications facility. (Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.210 U definitions.

“Unmanned aerial vehicles” (UAVs or drones) are defined in and governed by federal and/or state laws and regulations.

“Use” means the purpose for which land or a structure is designed, arranged or intended, or for which it is occupied or maintained.

“Utility facility” means any facility owned or operated by a public, private or cooperative electric, fuel, communication, sewage or water company for the generation, transmission, distribution or processing of its products or for the disposal of cooling water, waste or byproducts, and including power transmission lines, major trunk pipelines, power substations, cell towers, dams, water towers, sewage lagoons, sanitary landfills, electrical transmission facilities (except towers over 200 feet in height) including substations not associated with commercial power generating facilities, and other similar facilities, but excluding local sewer, water, gas, telephone and power distribution lines and similar minor facilities allowed in any zone.

“Utility runway” means a runway that is constructed for and intended to be used by propeller-driven aircraft of 12,500 pounds maximum gross weight and less. (Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.220 V definitions.

“Violation” includes noncompliance with any act required by federal, state or local law.

“Vision clearance area” means a triangular area on a lot at the intersection of two streets or a street and a railroad, two sides of which are lot lines measured from the corner intersection of the lot lines to a distance specified in these regulations. The third side of the triangle is a line across the corner of the lot joining the ends of the other two sides. Where the lot lines at intersections have rounded corners, the lot lines will be extended in a straight line to a point of intersection. The vision clearance area contains no planting, walls, structures, or temporary or permanent obstructions exceeding two and one-half feet in height measured from the grade of the street center line.

“Visual runway” means a runway intended solely for the operation of aircraft using visual approach procedures. (Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.230 W definitions.

“Wind energy system” means an assembly of equipment that converts energy from the wind into usable forms of energy (such as electricity) and then stores or transfers the energy. This equipment includes any base, blade, foundation, wind generator, nacelle, rotor, wind tower, transformer, vane, wire, inverter, batteries or other component used in the system. A wind energy system may be a grid-connected or a stand-alone system.

“Wind tower” means the monopole, freestanding, or guyed structure that supports a wind generator. (Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.240 X definitions.

Reserved.

18.08.250 Y definitions.

“Yard” means an open space on a lot, which is unobstructed from the ground upward, except as otherwise provided in this title.

“Yard, front” means a yard between side lot lines and measured horizontally at right angles to the front lot line from the front lot line to the nearest point of a building. Any yard meeting this definition and abutting on a street other than an alley shall be considered a front yard.

“Yard, rear” means a yard between side lot lines and measured horizontally at right angles to the rear lot line from the rear lot line to the nearest point of a building.

“Yard, side” means a yard between the front and rear yard measured horizontally at right angles from the side lot line to the nearest point of a building.

“Yard, street side” means a yard adjacent to a street between the front yard and rear lot line measured horizontally and at right angles from the side lot line to the nearest point of a building.

“Youth camp” means a facility either owned or leased, and operated by a state or local government, or a nonprofit corporation as defined under ORS 65.001, to provide an outdoor recreational and educational experience primarily for the benefit of persons 21 years of age and younger. Youth camps do not include any manner of juvenile detention center or juvenile detention facility.

“Yurt” means a round, domed shelter of cloth or canvas on a collapsible frame with no plumbing, sewage disposal hook-up or internal cooking appliance. (Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.260 Z definitions.

Reserved.

18.08.270 Administrative terminology and construction.

(1) Terminology. The word “county” shall mean the county of Crook, Oregon. The words “county court” and “court” shall mean the county court of the county of Crook. The words “planning commission” and “commission” shall mean the county planning commission of the county of Crook duly appointed by the county court. The words “planning director,” “building official,” “county roadmaster,” “county clerk,” “county sanitarian,” “county surveyor,” “tax collector” and “assessor” shall mean the planning director, building official, county roadmaster, county clerk, county sanitarian, county surveyor, tax collector, and assessor of the county of Crook. “Planning director” shall mean the planning director or his designated representative.

(2) Construction. Words used in the present tense include the future tense; words used in the singular include the plural and words used in the plural include the singular; the word “shall” is mandatory; the word “may” is permissive; the masculine shall include the feminine and neuter. (Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)

18.08.280 Undefined terms.

(1) Undefined Terms. Unless context requires otherwise, the terms of this title shall be defined and interpreted in a manner consistent with the provisions of the Statewide Planning Goals, Oregon Revised Statutes, or Oregon Administrative Rules. Terms shall be given their common dictionary meaning in cases where the Statewide Planning Goals do not provide guidance as to the proper interpretation. (Ord. 309 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019)