For the purpose of these regulations, certain words and terms used herein are defined as follows:
- BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENT
- Any change in the boundary line between two contiguous parcels,
which does not result in the creation of any lot and which is confirmed
by the filing of a new deed or deeds in the County Clerk's office
containing a new description of the parcel to which land was added
thereby merging the title to the property or in the case of minor
adjustments relating to the exact location of a boundary, the filing
of a boundary line agreement executed by both landowners. The determination
of which document to file shall be made by the Board.[Added 1-18-2000 by L.L. No. 1-2000]
- BUILDABLE AREA
- That area which excludes areas of excessive slope and on which state or federal environmental regulations shall preclude development. In addition, the buildable area shall exclude all of the area within 15 feet of any side or rear line and an area within 50 feet of any road. In the event that the road is a state route, that excluded area shall be 75 feet. For nonresidential lots, the minimum buildable area would be determined by the Board after consideration of all relevant facts.
- CLERK OF THE PLANNING BOARD
- The person who shall be designated to perform the duties of the clerk of the Planning Board for all purposes of these regulations.
- 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.
- Washington County.
- DEAD-END or CUL-DE-SAC
- A street or portion of a street with only one vehicular traffic outlet.
- Authorization by a property owner for the use by another, and for a specified purpose, of any designed part of his property. A right-of-way granted, but not dedicated, for limited use of private land within which the owner of the property shall not conduct any use contrary to the use of said property by the holder of the easement.
- ENGINEER or LICENSED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER
- A person licensed as a professional engineer by the State of New York.
- ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FORM (EAF)
- A form used by an agency to assist it in determining the environmental significance or nonsignificance of actions. A properly completed EAF must contain enough information to describe the proposed action, its location, its purpose and its potential impacts on the environment.
- ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (EIS)
- A written "draft" or "final" document prepared in accordance with Sections 617.9 and 617.10 of SEQR. An EIS provides a means for agencies, project sponsors and the public to systematically consider significant adverse environmental impacts, alternatives and mitigation. An EIS facilitates the weighing of social, economic and environmental factors early in the planning and decision-making process. A draft EIS is the initial statement prepared by either the project sponsor or the lead agency and circulated for review and comment.
- MAJOR STREET
- A thoroughfare or commercial street which serves or is designed to serve heavy traffic flows and which is used primarily as a route for traffic between communities and/or other heavy traffic-generating areas.
- A. Any subdivision not classified as a minor subdivision, including, but not limited to, subdivisions of a parcel into a total of five or more lots, or any size subdivision requiring any new street or extension of municipal facilities.
- B. Any subdivision of a parcel of land within three years of the final approval of a previous subdivision or all or portion of the same parcel. Application for a further subdivision of any portion of a minor subdivision within a period of three years from the approval date of the original subdivision shall constitute application for a major subdivision, regardless of ownership of any portion of the minor subdivision.
- MASTER OR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
- A plan, prepared 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 rural 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 Comprehensive Plan, Official Map or Zoning Ordinance, if such exists, or these regulations.
- OFFICIAL MAP
- The map prepared pursuant to § 270 of the Town Law, showing streets, highways, and parks and drainage, both existing and proposed.
- PLANNING BOARD
- The Planning Board of the Town of Greenwich.
- PRELIMINARY PLAT
- A drawing or drawings clearly marked "preliminary plat" showing the salient features of a proposed subdivision, as specified in § 167-22 of these regulations, submitted to the Planning Board for approval prior to submission of the plat in the final form and of sufficient detail to apprise the Planning Board of the layout of the proposed subdivision.
- State Environmental Quality Review as amended by the state.
- SKETCH PLAN
- A sketch of a proposed subdivision showing the information specified in § 167-20 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.
- Includes streets, roads, avenues, lanes or other traffic ways, between right-of-way lines.
- STREET PAVEMENT
- The wearing or exposed surface of the roadway used by vehicular traffic.
- STREET WIDTH
- The width of the right-of-way measured at right angles to the center line of the street.
- Any person, firm, corporation, partnership or association, who shall lay out any subdivision or part thereof as defined herein, either for himself or others.
- Division of any parcel into two or more lots, plots, sites or other division of land for purposes whether immediate or future of transfer of ownership, lease or building development and shall include resubdivision.
- SUBDIVISION PLAT or FINAL PLAT
- A drawing, in final form, showing all information or detail required by 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.
- A person licensed as a land surveyor by the State of New York.
- The Town of Greenwich.
- TOWN ENGINEER
- The duly designated engineer of the Town.
- ZONING ORDINANCE
- Such regulations, restrictions and boundaries as the Town may establish pursuant to § 264 of the Town Law.