Sec. 23-1. Definitions.


As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings in this section prescribed:


Alley: A public or private right-of-way which affords only a secondary means of access to abutting property from a street or road.


Block: A piece or parcel of land entirely surrounded by public highways, streets, streams, railroad rights-of-way or parks, etc., or a combination thereof.


Cul-de-sac:A vehicular turnaround which is located at the closed end of a dead-end street or alley.


Design: The location of streets, alignment of streets, grades, and widths of streets, alignment of easements, grades and widths of easements, alignment and rights-of-way for drainage and sanitary sewers, and the designation of minimum lot area, width and length.


Easement: A grant by the property owner to the public, a corporation, or persons, of the use of a strip of land for specific purposes.


Final plat: A plan or map prepared in accordance with the provisions of this regulation and those of any other applicable local regulation, which plat is prepared to be placed on record in the office of the recorder of deeds of the county.


Governing body: The city council.


Improvements: Street work and utilities that are to be installed, or agreed to be installed, by the subdivider on the land to be used for public or private use of the lot owners in the subdivision and local neighborhood traffic, drainage needs, and other improvements, as a condition precedent to the approval and acceptance of the final plat.


Lot: A portion of land in a subdivision or other parcel of land, intended as a unit for transfer of ownership or for development.


Open space: An area of land or water or combination thereof planned for passive or active recreation, but does not include areas utilized for streets, alleys, driveways or private roads, off-street parking or loading areas, or required front, rear or side yards.


Pedestrian way:A right-of-way dedicated to public use, which cuts across a block to facilitate pedestrian access to adjacent streets and properties.


Preliminary plat: A map made for the purpose of showing the design of a proposed subdivision and the existing conditions in and around it; this map need not be based on accurate or detailed final survey of the property.


Secretary: The secretary of the planning commission.


Setback line or building line: A line on a plat generally parallel to the street right-of-way, indicating the minimum open space to be provided between buildings or structures and the edge of the street right-of-way.


Street: A right-of-way, dedicated to the public use, or a private right-of-way which provides principal vehicular and pedestrian access to adjacent properties.


Subdivider: A person who causes land to be divided into a subdivision for himself or for others.


Subdivision: The division of a lot, tract or parcel of land into two (2) or more lots, plats, sites or other divisions of land of less than ten (10) acres, including resubdivisions of land.


Subdivision identification lot shall mean a privately owned and maintained parcel of ground located within the right-of-way of a street upon which is located a sign identifying the name of the subdivision.


Two-mile limit: The area within two (2) miles beyond and adjacent to the city limits as delineated on the Extraterritorial Zoning Jurisdiction Map of the city. 


Source:  Code 1962, 11-24-1; Ord. No. 2874, 1, 6-2-80; Ord. No. 3429, 2, 9-15-86; Ord. No. 3955, 1, 5-17-93; Ord. No. 4070, 2, 11-7-94

State law reference--Subdivision defined, R.R.S. 1943, 19-921.