Town of Monroe, NY
Orange County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
A. 
For the purposes of these regulations, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
AQUIFER
A water-bearing geologic formation that contains water in sufficient quantities to potentially supply a well for drinking water or other purposes.
[Added 6-3-2002 by L.L. No. 3-2002]
BOARD
The duly appointed Planning Board of the Town of Monroe.
[Added 6-3-2002 by L.L. No. 3-2002]
CROSSWALK or WALKWAY
A pedestrian right-of-way, dedicated to public use, to facilitate access through a subdivision.
CUL-DE-SAC
A short dead-end street terminating in a vehicular turnaround area.
DEVELOPER
Any applicant seeking site plan, special use or subdivision approval, whether an owner, contract vendee, lessor, lessee, managing agent, etc., and shall include the agents of said applicant for approval and all successors in interest of same. The term "developer" shall include any owner, contract vendee, lessor, lessee, managing agent, etc., as the same exists at the time of subdivision approval, at the time of building permit issuance, and at the time that issuance of a certificate of occupancy is sought.
[Added 12-4-2000 by L.L. No. 5-2000]
LOT
The unit or units into which land is divided with the intention of offering such units for sale, either as undeveloped or developed sites, regardless of how they are conveyed. "Lot" shall also mean parcel, plot, site or any similar term.
LOT LINE CHANGE
Relocation or revision of a lot line of a lot, which revision is intended to correct minor boundary problems and is not intended to create a new lot for development purposes and which revision will result in land area to become part of an existing adjacent lot or parcel, provided that such "lot line change" does not create a parcel at variance with the bulk requirements of the zone in which such parcel is located.
[Added 10-3-1994 by L.L. No. 2, 1994]
MASTER PLAN
A plan for the future growth, protection and development of the Town of Monroe, affording adequate facilities for housing, transportation, comfort, convenience, public health, safety and general welfare for its population, all pursuant to § 272-a of Article 16 of the Town Law.
OFFICIAL MAP
The map established by the Town Board under § 270 of the Town Law showing the streets, highways, drainage systems and parks theretofore laid out, adopted and established by law and any amendments thereto adopted by the Town Board or additions thereto resulting from the approval of subdivision plats by the Planning Board and the subsequent filing of record of such approved plats.
[Added 10-3-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
PERFORMANCE BOND
Any written and executed guaranty, obligation or promise, made by an owner or developer of property who has received site plan, special use or subdivision approval from the Planning Board to install public improvements required by the Planning Board as part of said approval or to perform other required acts within a fixed period of time that may be required by the Planning Board pursuant to plan approval, Town Board or any local law or ordinance of the Town.
[Added 12-4-2000 by L.L. No. 5-2000]
PERSON
An individual, corporation, company, association, trust or partnership.
[Added 6-3-2002 by L.L. No. 3-2002]
PLANNING CONSULTANT
The consulting engineer or professional planner retained by the Town of Monroe to review subdivision plats.
POTABLE WATER
Water that is satisfactory for drinking and for culinary and domestic purposes.
[Added 6-3-2002 by L.L. No. 3-2002]
PRELIMINARY PLAT
The preliminary drawings indicating the proposed layout of the subdivision to be submitted to the Planning Board for its consideration.
[Added 10-3-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT
Any street, roadway, curb, gutter, sidewalk, parking lot, retaining wall, water main, fire hydrant, sanitary waste disposal facility or structure, storm drain, retention or detention pond, wetland restoration facility, street signs, streetlights, trees, seeding, sodding, tree planting, landscaping improvement or any other public facility or requirement of the Planning Board or any local law or ordinance of the Town identified or characterized as a public improvement as part of an approved plan in order to protect the public health, safety and welfare.
[Added 12-4-2000 by L.L. No. 5-2000]
PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT SECURITY AGREEMENT
A written agreement, entered into between a developer and the Town, which provides a schedule for the completion of public improvements required by the Planning Board as part of its approval and which provides for the deposit of a certain amount of cash with the Town in escrow to secure installation of the required public improvements or in order to permit the Town to adequately safeguard the project site in those instances where a developer has failed to make public improvements according to the schedule.
[Added 12-4-2000 by L.L. No. 5-2000]
RESTORATION BOND
Any written and executed guaranty, obligation or promise, made by an owner or developer of property who has received site plan, special use or subdivision approval from the Planning Board, to restore a site to a safe, secure and stable condition in the event that public improvements have not been properly or timely completed as required by said approval.
[Added 12-4-2000 by L.L. No. 5-2000]
SKETCH PLAN
A detailed drawing of a proposed subdivision enabling the subdivider to reach general agreement with the Planning Board as to the form which the preliminary plat will take and how the objectives of these regulations will be met.
[Added 10-3-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
(1) 
A highway, generally under the jurisdiction of the state or county, designed principally to provide for high-speed through traffic between centers of development, such as commercial centers, industrial areas and concentrated residential communities both within and outside the Town of Monroe.
(2) 
A highway similar to a main highway, generally under the jurisdiction of the Town, but designed for traffic between important centers of development within the Town of Monroe and as a highway link to the main highway system.
(3) 
A street within a subdivision or subdivisions designed to have considerable continuity and traffic capacity that, serving as an artery, collects traffic from the minor streets and guides it to the main highway system.
(4) 
A street located on a separate right-of-way parallel to and in the vicinity of a main highway, designed to provide access to abutting properties without interrupting highway traffic except at recognized intersections and access points.
(5) 
A street designed to provide access to abutting properties within a limited area, such as a neighborhood.
(6) 
A street designed to provide prospective connections between developed and undeveloped areas, so that a logical future minor street pattern may be assured, and coordinated with the existing street system.
SUBDIVISION
The division of any parcel of land into two or more lots, plots, blocks or sites, with or without streets, for the purpose of sale, transfer of ownership or development. For the purposes of these regulations, the existence of a stream, street, highway or other natural or man-made physical feature shall not of itself establish the boundary of any parcel.
[Amended 10-3-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
SUBDIVISION, MAJOR
Any subdivision not classified as a minor subdivision.
[Added 10-3-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
SUBDIVISION, MINOR
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 provisions or portion of the Master Plan, Official Map, Chapter 57, Zoning, or this chapter.
[Added 10-3-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
TOWN ENGINEER
The Municipal Engineer retained by the Town of Monroe.
WELL
An excavation or opening into the ground made by digging, boring, drilling, driving or other methods for the purpose of providing a potable drinking water supply.
[Added 6-3-2002 by L.L. No. 3-2002]
B. 
If a term is not specifically defined in these regulations but is defined in Article 16 of the Town Law of the State of New York, then for the purposes of these regulations, the meaning of that term shall be as defined in Article 16 of the Town Law of the State of New York.
[Added 10-3-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]