Township of Cranberry, PA
Butler County
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[Ord. 96-273, 9/5/1996; as amended by Ord. 2000-306, 8/3/2000, § 1; by Ord. 2004-350, 6/3/2004, § 1; and by Ord. 2005-362, 12/15/2005]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
AS-BUILT PLAN
A drawing showing the final as-built location, elevation and/or depth, size and materials of all completed public and private improvements as well as all easements.
BICYCLE FACILITIES
Facilities designed to accommodate bicycle travel for recreational or commuting purposes. Bicycle facilities are not necessarily separated facilities (such as off-road paths), but may be designed to be shared and operated along with other travel modes (such as painted on-road bike lanes or shared lanes that are properly marked and signed).
[Added by Ord. 2012-429, 6/7/2012, § 2]
CARTWAY
That paved road surface from front of curb to front of curb.
CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS
The construction standards for streets, stormwater management facilities, sanitary sewer systems, pedestrian circulation, driveways, parking areas, fire hydrants, guide rails, cable TV and other facilities as set forth in this chapter.
DESIGN SPEED
Anticipated posted speed limit plus five miles per hour.
DETENTION BASIN
A stormwater facility that collects and temporarily stores surface runoff and releases it at a controlled rate. Detention basins may be classified into the following categories:
DRY BASIN
A detention basin designed to completely drain following a storm event.
DEVELOPER
Any landowner, not a public utility company, agent of such landowner including the landowner's contractor or resident or superintendent or tenant with permission of such landowner, who constructs or causes to be constructed any public or private improvements anywhere in the Township not under a contract.
DRIVEWAY
A private area used exclusively for circulation and ingress and egress to a street by the owner or owners or visitors of the lot. All driveways shall meet the requirements of this chapter.
DWELLING, SINGLE-FAMILY
A residential building containing one dwelling unit occupied by one family and which is the only principal building on the lot.
EMERGENCY
Any unforeseen circumstance which calls for immediate action.
ENGINEER
The Township Engineer who is charged with the design and inspection of the work, and with determining the quantities of materials and labor to be paid for. During the execution of the work the Engineer shall also be interpreted to mean the assistant, inspector, or other representative acting within the authority given. The Engineer is to be considered an agent of the Township.
FINANCIAL SECURITY
A corporate bond letter of credit, or escrow account from a surety or a financial institution acceptable to the Township, naming the Township as obligee in forms specified in Part 3 of this chapter.
LANDOWNER
The legal or beneficial owner or owners of a lot, including the holder of an option or contract to purchase (whether or not such option or contract is subject to any conditions), a lessee (if he is authorized under the lease to exercise the rights of the landowner) or other persons having a proprietary interest in the lot.
LANE WIDTH
The width of the travel lane. Typically set at 11 feet when painted with yellow and white lines.
NATURALIZED BASIN
A detention basin designed to completely drain following a storm event and which blends into the surrounding environment by being curvilinear in shape and using native plants to provide soil stabilization.
PARKING AREA
A public or private garage or a paved, open off-street area other than a driveway or street with adequate means of access, which meets the requirements of this chapter and which is used exclusively for the parking of vehicles of occupants or visitors of the lot; however, a driveway serving a single-family dwelling or which is for the exclusive use of an individual dwelling unit in a residential building may be used as a parking area.
PRIVATE IMPROVEMENT
A street, sidewalk, walkway, gutter, curb, sewer, waterline, driveway, parking area, street light, street sign or related facility, to be operated and maintained by a private entity, but which must comply with this chapter.
PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS
A street, sidewalk, walkway, gutter, curb, sewer, waterline, street light, street sign or related facility to be dedicated to or maintained by the Township, and which must comply with this chapter.
PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANY
Any company subject to the jurisdiction of and control by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission or franchised cable television company.
SIDEWALK
A walk for pedestrians constructed to the standards set forth in this chapter.
SPECIFICATIONS
Those portions of the contract documents consisting of written technical descriptions of materials, equipment, construction systems, standards and workmanship as applied to the work.
STREET
An avenue, boulevard, road, highway, freeway, parkway, lane, viaduct and any other ways used by vehicular traffic, but not including driveways, parking areas or walkways. "Street" includes the entire right-of-way.
STREET EXCAVATION
Excavation of 18 inches or more performed within public right-of-ways or easements within the Township.
SUPERVISORS
The Board of Supervisors of the Township.
TOWNSHIP
The Township of Cranberry, Butler County, Pennsylvania.
UNDERGROUND BASIN
Detention storage located in underground tanks or vaults designed to provide water quantity control through detention of stormwater runoff.
UTILITY
A public service including but not limited to electric service, gas service, and cable TV service.
WALKWAY
A walk for pedestrians constructed to the standards set forth in the Public Improvements Code.
WET POND
A basin that has a permanent pool of water throughout the year. A wet pond also may be called a "wet basin" or "retention pond."