Chapter 17.08


17.08.010  Definitions.

17.08.010 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

A.  “Binding site plan” means a drawing to a scale specified by local ordinance which:  (a) identifies and shows the areas and locations of all streets, roads, improvements, utilities, open spaces, and any other matters specified by local regulations;  (b) contains inscriptions or attachments setting forth such appropriate limitations and conditions for the use of the land as are established by the local government body having authority to approve the site plan; (c) contains provisions making any development be in conformity with the site plan; and (d) contains specific provisions for enforcement and penalties for nonconformance with the approved site plan.  Authorization for a binding site plan review and approval process is not a part of this title.

B.  “Comprehensive plan” means the comprehensive plan for the town, including amendments.

C.  “Contiguous” means adjoining or touching one another by way of a common boundary, regardless of intervening private easements.

D.  “Cul-de-sac” means a short street open at one end and terminating at the other with a vehicular turnabout.

E.  “Dedication” means the deliberate appropriation of land by its owner for any general or public use.

F.  “Easement” means a quantity of land over which a specified privilege or use, distinct from ownership, is granted a nonowner.

G.  “Lot” means a fractional part of divided lands having fixed boundaries, being of sufficient area and dimension to meet minimum zoning requirements for width and area.  The term shall include tracts or parcels.

H.  “Plat” means a map or presentation of a subdivision showing thereon the division of a tract or parcel of lands, into lots, blocks, streets and alleys or other divisions and dedications.

I.  “Plat, final” means the final drawing of the subdivision and dedications, prepared for filing with the county auditor, and containing all elements and requirements set forth in this title.

J.  “Plat, preliminary” means a neat, approximate drawing of a proposed subdivision, designed to act as a basis for approval or disapproval of the general layout of streets, alleys, lots, blocks and other elements as required in this title (see Section 17.20.010).

K.  “Plat, short” means a map or presentation of a short subdivision.

L.  “Subdivider” means any person, partnership, corporation or other legal entity who undertakes to create a short subdivision or subdivision of property.

M.  “Subdivision” means the division or redivision of land into five or more lots, tracts, parcels, sites or divisions for the purpose of sale, lease, or transfer of ownership; and all divisions or redivision of land containing dedications and/or new streets and/or expansion of municipal facilities and/or the creation of any municipal improvements.

N.  “Subdivision, short” means the division or redivision of land into four or fewer lots, tracts, parcels, sites or divisions for the purpose of sale, lease, or transfer of ownership.  It shall not involve any new streets or roads, or the extension of municipal facilities, or the creation of any municipal improvements or dedications.  The land being divided shall not have been a part of a short subdivision within the previous five years.  (Ord. 134-B §2, 1982)