CHAPTER  200. Definitions

 

201. Statement in here about general use of definitions

 

202.  Definitions.  The following terms used in this title shall have the respective meanings hereinafter set forth:

 

 (1)       ALLEY.  "Alley" means a public way used to provide secondary vehicular access to properties which also abut upon a street.

 

 (2)       ARTERIAL ROUTE OR STREET.  "Arterial route or street is a general term including expressways and major arterial streets and interstate, state or county highways having regional continuity.

 

 (3)       BENCH MARK. "Bench mark" is a mark affixed to a permanent or semi‑permanent object along a line of survey to furnish a datum level.

 

 (4)       BLOCK.  "Block" means a piece or parcel of land or groups of lots entirely surrounded by public streets, streams, railroads or parks, or a combination hereof, other than alleys; or land which is designated or shown as a block on any recorded subdivision plat or official map or plat adopted by the council.

 

 (5)       CITY MASTER PLAN.   "City Master Plan" means a comprehensive plan, or parts thereof, providing for the future growth and improvement of the city and for the general location and coordination of streets and highways, schools and recreation areas, public building sites and other physical development, which shall have been duly adopted by the City Council.

 

 (6)       CITY ENGINEER.   "City Engineer" means the individual or firm appointed by the Council to be the City Engineer of the city.

 

 (7)       CITY PLANNING COMMISSION.  "City Planning Commission" means the North Logan City Planning Commission, sometimes referred to hereinafter as the Commission.

 

 (8)       CITY STREET MASTER PLAN.  "City Street Master Plan" is a plan adopted by the city which provides for the development of a system of major streets and highways which may include the location and alignment of existing and proposed thoroughfares.

 

 (9)       COLLECTOR STREET.  "Collector Street" is a street which provides for traffic movement within neighborhoods of the city and between major streets and local streets and for direct access to abutting property.

 

(10)      CONDITIONAL APPROVAL.  "Conditional Approval" means an affirmative action by the City Planning Commission or City Council, indicating that approval will be forthcoming upon satisfaction of certain specified stipulations.


 

(11)      CORNER LOT.   "Corner Lot" means a lot abutting on two (2) or more intersecting streets where the interior angle or intersection does not exceed one hundred thirty‑five degrees (135 degrees).  A corner lot shall be considered to be in that block in which the lot fronts.

 

(12)      COUNCIL.  "Council" means the governing body of the City.

 

(13)      CUL‑DE‑SAC STREET. "Cul‑de‑sac Street" means a short local street having one end permanently terminated in a vehicular turnaround.

 

(14)      CURB OR CURB AND GUTTER.  Refers to sections of concrete that define and help to maintain the edges of asphalt road surfaces.  The concrete sections may be flat or of a high back style.  See street cross-section drawings and details located in section 819, standard drawing list. (Res. 01-14)

 

(15)      DEVELOPMENT MASTER PLAN (DMP).  "Development Master Plan (DMP)" means a preliminary master plan for the development of a large, unusual or complicated land area, the platting of which is expected in progressive stages.   A DMP may be designed by the subdivider, planner and engineer and shall be subject to approval of the Commission.

 

(16)      EASEMENT.  "Easement" means a grant by the owner of the use of a parcel of land by the public, a corporation, or persons for specified use and purposes so designated on a plat.

 

(17)      ENGINEER.   "Engineer" means the duly appointed and acting City Engineer.

 

(18)      ENGINEERING PLANS.  "Engineering Plans" means plans, profiles, cross‑sections and other required details for the construction of public improvements, prepared by a registered engineer in accordance with the approved preliminary plat and in compliance with existing standards of design and construction by the Council.

 

(19)      FINAL APPROVAL.  "Final approval" means the unconditional approval of the final plat by the Council, as evidenced by certification on the plat by the Mayor of the city and all other required city officials as agents.

 

(20)      FINAL PLAT.   "Final Plat" means a map of all or part of a subdivision providing substantial conformance to an approved preliminary plat, prepared by a registered professional engineer or a registered land surveyor in accordance with the city's subdivision ordinance.

 

(21)      IMPROVED LOT.  "Improved Lot" means a lot which has all the improvements required by the subdivision ordinances.

 

(22)      INTERIOR LOT.   "Interior Lot" means a lot having but one (1) side abutting on a street.

 

(23)      IRRIGATION FACILITIES.   "Irrigation Facilities" include canals, laterals, ditches, conduits, gates, pumps, and allied equipment necessary for the supply, delivery and drainage of irrigation water.

 

(24)      KEY LOT.  "Key Lot" means an interior lot, one (1) side of which is contiguous to the rear line of a corner lot.

 

(25)      LAND EXCEPTION.  "Land Exception" means any parcel of land which is within the boundaries of the sub‑ division which is not owned by the subdivider.

 

(26)      LOCAL STREET.  "Local Street" is a street which provides for direct access to residential, commercial, industrial or other abutting land and for local traffic movements and connects to collector and/or major streets.

 

(27)      LOT.  "Lot" means a piece or parcel of land separated from other pieces or parcels by description, as in a subdivision or on a record survey map, or by metes and bounds, for purposes of sale, lease or separate use.

 

(28)      LOT WIDTH.  "Lot Width" means the width of a lot which shall be:

 

            (a)        If the side property lines are parallel, the shortest distance between these side lines;

            (b)        If the side property lines are not parallel, the width of the lot shall be the length of a line at right angles to the axis of the lot a distance equal to the front setback required for the district in which the lot is located.  The axis of the lot shall be a line joining the mid‑points of the front and rear property lines.

 

(29)      MAJOR STREET.   "Major Street" shall mean a street, existing or proposed, which serves or is intended to serve as a major traffic way and which is designated on the master street plan as a controlled‑access highway, major street, parkway or by equivalent terms suitable to identify street comprising the basic structure of the street plan.

 

(30)      MARGINAL ACCESS STREET.  "Marginal Access Street" means a minor street parallel and adjacent to an arterial route which provides access to abutting property and intercepts local streets and controls access to an arterial route.

 

(31)      MINOR STREET.  "Minor Street" shall mean a street, existing or proposed, which is supplementary to a collector or major street and of limited continuity, which serves or is intended to serve the local needs of a neighborhood.

 

(32)      MOBILE HOME.  "Mobile Home" means a vehicle or structure constructed with wheels capable of transportation or use on public streets or highways and which are designed and are or may be generally and commonly used for occupancy by persons for residential purposes in either temporary or permanent locations and which may be drawn over the public highways by a motor vehicle. The term "mobile home" includes all types of mobile homes or house trailers, including but not limited to "double‑wide" or other oversized structures, and shall include appurtenant structures thereto; but shall not include any vehicle capable of self‑ propulsion such as recreation vehicles or campers.

 

(33)      MOBILE HOME SUBDIVISION.  "Mobile Home Subdivision" means a subdivision designed and intended for residential use where residence is primarily to be in mobile homes.

 

(34)      NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN.  "Neighborhood Plan" means a plan to guide the platting of remaining vacant parcels in a partially built up neighborhood, so as to make reasonable use of all land, correlated street patterns, and achieve the best possible land use relationships.

 

(35)      OFFICIAL MAP.  "Official Map" shall mean any map adopted by the Council under the provisions of Title 17, Chapter 27, Section 7 Utah Code Annotated, 1953 as amended.

 

(36)      OWNER.  "Owner" means the person or persons holding title by deed to land, or holding title as vendees under land contract, or holding any other title or record.

 

(37)      PARCEL OF LAND. "Parcel of Land" shall mean contiguous quantity of land, in the possession of, or owned by, or recorded as the property of, the same claimant or person.

 

(38)      PEDESTRIAN PATH.  A concrete, asphalt, or gravel path along side the planting strip or swales of a street or roadway designated for a variety of non-motorized uses, normally more wide than sidewalks.  See street cross-section drawings and details located in section 819, standard drawing list. (Res. 01-14)

 

(39)      PEDESTRIAN WAY.  "Pedestrian Way" means a public walk dedicated through a block from street to street and/or providing access to a school, park, recreation area or shopping center.

 

(40)      PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT.  "Planned Unit Development" means a use or combination of uses planned for a tract of land to be developed as a unit.

 

(41)      PLANTING STRIP.  Planting strips are the area between the curb and the sidewalk along conventional streets.  See street cross-section drawings and details located in section 819, standard drawing list.  (Res. 01-14)

 

(42)      PLAT.  "Plat" means a map of a subdivision prepared in accordance with standards of the subdivision ordinance.

 

(43)      PRELIMINARY PLAT.  "Preliminary Plat" means a preliminary map, including supporting data, indicating a proposed subdivision development, prepared in accordance with this ordinance and Utah Code.

 

(44)      PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT STANDARDS.  "Public Improvement Standards" means a set of regulations setting forth the details, specifications and instructions to be followed in the planning, design and construction of certain public improvements in the city formulated by the City Engineer, the appropriate health authority and other city departments.

 

(45)      RECORDED PLAT.  "Recorded Plat" means a final plat bearing all of the certificates of approval required in this title and duly recorded in the county recorder's office.

 

(46)      SIDEWALK.  A concrete surface along side the planting strip or swales of a street or roadway designated for pedestrian traffic.  See street cross-section drawings and details located in section 819, standard drawing list. (Res. 01-14)

 

(47)      STREET.   "Street" means any street, avenue, road, lane, parkway, place, viaduct, easement for access or other ways which is an existing state, county, or municipal roadway; or a street or way shown in a plat heretofore approved pursuant to law or approved by official action; or a street or way in a plat duly filed and recorded in the county recorder's office. A "street" includes the land between the right‑of‑way lines, whether improved or unimproved and may comprise pavement, shoulder, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, parking areas and lawns.

 

(48)      SUBDIVIDER.   "Subdivider" means the individual, firm, corporation, partnership, association, syndication, trust or other legal entity that executes the application and initiates proceedings for the subdivision of land in accordance with the provisions of this title.

 

(49)      SUBDIVISION.  "Subdivision" shall mean the division of a tract, lot, or parcel of land owned by a person or legal entity as an undivided tract or parcel into two or more lots or other divisions of land for the purpose of the sale, lease, transfer, use building development, or redevelopment thereof, whether immediate or future. (Ord. 98-03)

 

            (a)        This definition shall not apply to the sale, lease, transfer, use, building development, or re‑development of any existing lot which is shown as one of the lots of a subdivision in an approved final plat which has previously been recorded in the offices of the city and county recorders.

 

            (b)        The word "subdivide" and any derivative thereof shall have reference to the term "subdivision".

(50)      SWALE.  Swales are the area between the curb and the sidewalk or pedestrian path as used in low impact roadways (LIR).  See street cross-section drawings and details located in section 819, standard drawing list.  (Res 01-14)

 

(51)      THROUGH LOT.  "Through Lot" means a lot abutting two (2) parallel or approximately parallel streets.

 

(52)      USABLE LOT AREA.  "Usable Lot Area" means that portion of a lot which is usable for or adaptable to the normal uses of residential property, excluding any areas which may be covered by water, excessively steep, or included in certain types of easements.

 

(53)      UTILITIES.   "Utilities" means installations or facilities, underground or overhead, furnishing for the use of the public electricity, culinary water, gas, communications, water drainage, sewage disposal or flood control, owned and operated by any person, firm, corporation, municipal department or board duly authorized by state or municipal regulations. Utility or utilities as used herein may also refer to such persons, firms, corporations, departments or boards as applicable herein.