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Chapter 16 Article 03 Definitions of Terms

16-301 Definitions.

For the purpose of these regulations, the following terms, phrases, words, and their definitions shall have the meaning given in this section. When inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense shall include the plural and words in the plural shall include the singular. The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter genders.

Administrator: The duly appointed person charged with enforcement of this Ordinance.
Alley: A public right-of-way which affords secondary means of access to abutting property.

Attorney: The person licensed by the state to practice law who has been engaged by the Council.

Block: An area of land within a subdivision that is entirely bounded by streets or a combination of streets, exterior boundary lines of the subdivision and/or bodies of water.

Building: To include all structures of every kind regardless of similarity to buildings.

Building Setback: The minimum horizontal distance from the street right-of-way as prescribed in the Zoning Ordinance.

Clerk: The City Clerk of Rock Springs, Wyoming.
Collector Street: A street which serves or is designed to serve as a traffic way for a neighborhood or as a feeder to a major street.

Commissions: The duly appointed Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Rock Springs.

Comprehensive Plan: A comprehensive development plan, prepared by the Commission which indicates the general locations recommended for various functional classes of land uses, places and structures and for general physical development of the City and includes any unit or part of such plan separately prepared and any amendment to such plan or parts therein.

Council: The City Council of the City of Rock Springs.

Cul-De-Sac: A street or a portion of a street with only one vehicular traffic outlet and a turnaround at the other end.

Dead-End Street: A street or a portion of a street with only one vehicular traffic outlet and in which traffic cannot continue through.

Easement: Authorization by a property owner for the use of another, and for a specified purpose, of any designated part of his property.

Engineer: The professional engineer engaged by the Council.

Half Street: A street designed to provide access to only one side of the right-of-way.

Licensed Engineer: A person licensed as a professional engineer by the State of Wyoming.

Lot: A parcel, place, tract or portion of land designated by metes and bounds, registered land survey, auditor's plat, or other means and separated from other parcels or portions by said description for the purpose of sale, lease, or separation thereof.

Lot, Butt: A lot located on the end of a block excluding the two (2) corner lots.

Lot, Corner: A lot located at the intersection of two (2) streets, having two (2) adjacent sides abutting streets.

Lot, Depth: The mean horizontal distance between the front lot line and the rear lot line.

Lot Line: The property line bounding a lot except that where any portion of a lot extends into the right-of-way or a proposed public right-of-way, the line of such right-of-way shall be the lot line.

Lot Line Adjustment: An adjustment between two or more adjacent lots where the land taken from one lot is added to an adjacent lot and where a greater number of lots than originally existing is not thereby created.

Lot Split: A division of a lot, parcel or tract into not more than two lots which meet the minimum standards of the zoning ordinance. Multiple lot splits by consecutive or multiple property owners shall not be used to evade the subdivision ordinance.

Lot, Through: Any lot other than a corner lot which abuts more than one (1) street.

Lot, Width: The horizontal distance between the side lot lines of the lot measured parallel to the front line of the lot at the front setback line.

Major Street, or Arterial Street: A street which serves or is designed to serve heavy flows of traffic between communities and/or other heavy traffic generating areas.

May: Means permissive.

Minor Street: A street intended to serve primarily as an access to abutting properties.

Minor Subdivision: Any subdivision of unplatted land which creates not more than four (4) lots, which does not create any new streets or vacate any existing streets, and which does not require the extension of any municipal utilities or the creation of any new public improvements.

Official Map: The map established by the Council in accordance with State Statutes showing streets, highways, and parks and drainage, both existing and proposed. The official map may be a part or parts o a part or parts of the Comprehensive Plan.

Owner: Any individual, firm, association, syndicate, co-partnership, corporation, trust, or any other legal entity having sufficient proprietary interest in the land sought to be subdivided to commence and maintain proceedings to subdivide the same under these regulations.

Parkway: That portion of a street right-of-way between the curb or curb line and the property line.

Pedestrian Way: The right-of-way across or within a block, for use by the pedestrian way, crosswalk, or however otherwise designated.

Person: An individual, to include both male and female, and shall also extend and be applied to bodies political and corporate and to partnership and corporate and to partnership and other unincorporated association.

Planned Unit Development: A development which may consist of two (2) or more principal structures or uses on a single parcel of land and which meets the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance for Planned Unit Developments.

Private Street: A street which is A street which is not dedicated for public use.

Protective Covenant: A contract entered into between private parties and constitutes a restriction on the use of all private property within a subdivision for the benefit of the property owners, and to provide protection against undesirable aspects of development which would impair values.

Public Land: Land owned and/or operated by a governmental unit, including school districts.

Publication: An official notice as prescribed by State Statutes.

Resubdivision: A resubdivision shall be any amendment, including a lot split, to an already approved and recorded plat, except for the correction to any drafting or surveying errors.

Service Street: A marginal access street which is generally parallel and adjacent to a major street and provides secondary access to abutting property.

Shall: Means mandatory.

Street Pavement: The wearing or exposed surface of the roadway used by vehicular traffic.

Street, Public: Any street which has been dedicated to the City or is otherwise publicly owned by the City, and is improved and constructed to the appropriate standards as required by the Subdivision Ordinance. (Ord. No. 92-10, 5-5-92).

Street, Right-of-Way: Any street which has been dedicated to the City, or is otherwise publicly owned by the City, and is unimproved as opposed to a public street which is improved and constructed to Subdivision Ordinance standards. (Ord. No. 92-10, 5-5-92).

Street or Road: A public right-of-way which affords the primary means of access to abutting property.

Street Width: The width of the right-of-way, measured at right angles to the center lines of the streets.

Subdivider: Any person, firm, corporation, partnership or association who shall lay out any subdivision or part thereof as defined herein, either for himself or others.

Subdivision: The division of a lot, tract, parcel or other unit of land into two (2) or more lots for the immediate or future purpose of sale, building development or redevelopment, for residential, industrial, commercial or public purposes.

Surveyor: A person duly registered as a land surveyor by the State of Wyoming.

Used For: To include the phrases: "arranged for," "designed for," "intended for," "maintained for," and "occupied for."

Zoning District: An area as prescribed by the adopted Zoning Ordinance.

(Ord. No. 2007-04, 3/06/07).

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