Town of Schodack, NY
Rensselaer County
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For the purpose of these regulations, certain words and terms used herein are defined as follows:
CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT
A development pattern in which uses are grouped or clustered through a density transfer within a particular development rather than spread evenly throughout a parcel as in conventional lot-by-lot development.
COLLECTOR STREET
A street which serves or is designed to serve as a trafficway for a neighborhood or as a feeder to a major street.
DEAD-END STREET or CUL-DE-SAC
A street or a portion of a street with only one vehicular traffic outlet.
DETACHED HOUSING
Single-family or duplex dwelling units.
DIRECTOR OF THE PLANNING BOARD
That person who shall be designated to perform the duties of the Director of the Planning Board for all purposes of these regulations.
EASEMENT
The authorization by a property owner for the use by another, and for a specified purpose, of any designated part of his property.
ENGINEER or LICENSED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER
A person licensed as a professional engineer by the State of New York.
MAJOR STREET
A street which serves or is designed to serve heavy flows of traffic and is used primarily as a route for traffic between communities and/or other heavy-traffic-generating areas.
MAJOR SUBDIVISION
Any subdivision not classified as a minor subdivision, including but not limited to subdivisions of five or more lots within a thirty-six-month period or any size subdivision requiring any new public or private street or extension of municipal facilities.
MASTER OR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
A Comprehensive Plan, approved by the Town Board pursuant to § 272-a of the Town Law, which indicates the general locations recommended for various functional classes of public works, places and structures and for general physical development of the town and includes any unit or part of such plan separately prepared and any amendment to such plan or parts therein.
MINOR STREET
A street intended to serve primarily as an access to abutting properties.
MINOR SUBDIVISION
Any subdivision containing not more than four lots fronting on an existing street, not involving any new street or road or the extension of municipal facilities and not adversely affecting the development of the remainder of the parcel or adjoining property and not in conflict with any provision or portion of the Master Plan, Official Map or Zoning Ordinance[1] or these regulations.
OFFICIAL MAP
The map established by the Town Board pursuant to § 270 of the Town Law, showing streets, highways and parks and drainage, both existing and proposed.
PLANNING BOARD or BOARD
The Planning Board of the town.
PRELIMINARY PLAT
A drawing or drawings, clearly marked "preliminary plat," showing the layout of a proposed subdivision, as specified in Article V, § 188-21, of these regulations, submitted to the Planning Board for approval prior to submission of the plat in final form and of sufficient detail to apprise the Planning Board of the layout of the proposed subdivision.
SEQR
The State Environmental Quality Review Act, 6 NYCRR 617, whose statutory authority is Environmental Conservation Law § 8-0113.
SKETCH PLAN
A sketch of a proposed subdivision showing the information specified in Article V, § 188-19, of these regulations to enable the subdivider to save time and expense in reaching general agreement with the Planning Board as to the form of the layout and objectives of these regulations.
STREET
Includes streets, roads, avenues, lanes or other trafficways, between right-of-way lines.
STREET PAVEMENT
The wearing or exposed surface of the roadway used by vehicular traffic.
STREET WIDTH
The width of right-of-way, measured at right angles to the center of the street.
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 any parcel of land into two or more lots, blocks or sites, with or without streets or highways, and includes resubdivision; provided, however, that this shall not apply to a lot line adjustment for which a waiver has been granted by the Planning Board pursuant to § 188-24 of this chapter.
[Amended 5-8-1997 by L.L. No. 4-1997]
SUBDIVISION PLAT or FINAL PLAT
A drawing, in final form, showing a proposed subdivision, containing all information or detail required by the law and by these regulations, to be presented to the Planning Board for approval and which, if approved, may be duly filed or recorded by the applicant in the office of the County Clerk or Register.
SURVEYOR
A person licensed as a land surveyor by the State of New York.
TOWN ENGINEER
The duly designated Engineer of the town.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 219, Zoning.