Borough of Zelienople, PA
Butler County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ARCHITECT
A registered architect licensed as such in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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.
BOROUGH
The Borough of Zelienople, Butler County, Pennsylvania.
BOROUGH CODE
The Code of the Borough adopted by the Council and as amended from time to time.
BOROUGH ENGINEER
The appointed Engineer of the Borough or his designee.
BOROUGH MANAGER
The appointed Manager of the Borough or his designee.
BUILDING CODE
The Uniform Construction Code.
CARTWAY
That paved road surface from front of curb to front of curb.
CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS
The construction standards for streets, stormwater management facilities, pedestrian circulation, driveways, parking areas, fire hydrants, guide rails, and other facilities as set forth in this chapter.
COUNCIL
The Council of the Borough.
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:
A. 
A detention basin designed to completely drain following a storm event.
B. 
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.
C. 
Detention storage located in underground tanks or vaults designed to provide water quantity control through detention of stormwater runoff.
D. 
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."
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 Borough not under a contract.
DEVELOPMENT PLAN
The provisions for development, including a planned residential development, a plat of subdivision, all covenants relating to use, location and bulk of buildings and other structures, intensity of use or density of development, streets, ways and parking facilities, common open space and public facilities.
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 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 Borough.
FINANCIAL SECURITY
A corporate bond letter of credit or escrow account from a surety or a financial institution acceptable to the Borough, naming the Borough as obligee.[1]
LAND DEVELOPMENT
The improvement of one lot or two or more contiguous lots, tracts or parcels of land for any purpose involving a group of two or more residential or nonresidential buildings, whether proposed initially or cumulatively; or a single nonresidential building on a lot or lots regardless of the number of occupants or tenure; or the division or allocation of land or space, whether initially or cumulatively, between or among two or more existing or prospective occupants by means of or for the purpose of streets, common areas, leaseholds, condominiums, building groups or other features.
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.
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
A landscape architect licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
LANE WIDTH
The width of the travel lane. Typically set at 12 feet when painted with yellow and white lines.
ONE-HUNDRED-YEAR FLOOD
A flood that, on the average, is likely to occur once every 100 years (i.e., that has a one-percent chance of occurring each year, although the flood may occur in any year).
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.
PERSON
A natural person, but also includes a partnership, corporation, trust, association or any type of legal entity.
PRIVATE IMPROVEMENT
A street, sidewalk, walkway, gutter, curb, waterline, driveway, parking area, streetlight, 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, waterline, streetlight, street sign or related facility to be dedicated to or maintained by the Borough, 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 Pennsylvania Municipalities Authorities Act.
SIDEWALK
A walk for pedestrians constructed to the standards set forth in this chapter.
SITE
A lot, tract or parcel of land, or a series of lots, tracts or parcels of land which are adjoining and with respect to which grading work is to be continuous and performed at the same time.
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 rights-of-way or easements within the Borough.
UTILITY
A public service, including but not limited to electric service, gas service, cable TV and sanitary sewer service.
WALKWAY
A walk for pedestrians constructed to the standards set forth in the Public Improvements Code in this chapter.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).