(A) In the construction of these regulations, the rules and definitions contained in this section shall be observed and applied, except when the context clearly indicates otherwise.
(B) (1) Words used in the present tense shall include the future; and words used in the singular number shall include the plural number, and the plural the singular.
(2) The word “shall” is mandatory and not discretionary.
(3) The word “may” is permissive.
(4) The word “lot” shall include the words “plot”, “piece”, and “parcel”.
(5) The phrase “used for” shall include the phrases “arranged for”, “designed for”, “intended for”, “maintained for”, and “occupied for”.
(C) For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ALLEY. A public right-of-way primarily for vehicular traffic along the side or in the rear of properties, which affords only a secondary means of access to abutting properties.
AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT. The rules and policies providing for handicapped accessibility, and the like.
BLOCK. A tract of land bounded by streets, or by a combination of streets and public parks, cemeteries, railroad rights-of-way, bulkhead lines or shore lines of waterways, or corporate boundary lines of the village.
BUILDING. Any structure designed, built, or intended for the shelter, enclosure, or protection of persons, animals, chattels, or movable property of any kind.
BUILDING SETBACK LINE. A line within a lot or other parcel of land, so designated on the plats of the proposed subdivision, between which and the adjacent boundary of the street upon which the lot abuts, the erection of a building is prohibited.
COMMISSION. Whenever the words “Commission”, “Plan Commission”, or “Village Plan Commission” are used in these regulations, they shall mean the PLAN COMMISSION of the Village of South Jacksonville, Illinois.
CROSSWALK. A public right-of-way of land located across a block to provide pedestrian access to adjacent streets or areas.
CUL-DE-SAC. A minor street having one open end and being permanently terminated by a vehicle turnaround.
DEVELOPMENT PLANS. Documents including the preliminary plat (general plan) and construction plans and specifications by which streets and utilities are to be constructed.
EASEMENT. A grant by a property owner for the use of a strip of land by the general public, a corporation, or a certain person or persons for a specific purpose or purposes.
ENDANGERED SPECIES. Flora and fauna species listed as threatened or endangered with the state.
GENERAL COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT PLAN. The general comprehensive street, roadway, utility, and zoning plan.
IEPA. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency refers to that agency of the State of Illinois which establishes guidelines, specifications, and procedures, and permits the installation of water and sewer facilities.
LOT. A portion of a subdivision or other parcel of land intended for transfer of ownership or for building development.
MINIMUM SUBDIVISION REQUIREMENTS. The minimum requirements for the development of a subdivision within the jurisdictional area of the Village of South Jacksonville. The village may stipulate and require facilities exceeding the minimum requirements.
NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE. The program of rules and policies of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which establishes the boundaries of floodways.
PARKWAY. A route intended to be used primarily by passenger vehicles which may have a varying width of right-of-way and which right-of-way is or is intended to be developed with a park-like character.
PLAT. A plan, map, drawing, or chart on which the subdivided plan of the subdivision is presented and which he or she submits for approval and intends to record in final form.
PLAT, FINAL. The drawings and documents presented for final approval and as described in § 153.022. The FINAL PLAT shall meet the requirements of Ill. Rev. Stat. Ch. 109, and amendments thereto.
PLAT, PRELIMINARY (GENERAL PLAN). The drawings, special provisions, and documents presented for conditional approval and as described in § 153.021, and the general comprehensive development plans, meeting the requirements of §§ 153.035 through 153.042.
RIGHT-OF-WAY. The land, rights, or other property necessary for roadways and their appurtenances.
ROADWAY. The paved area for vehicular traffic existing on a street right-of-way and not the street right-of-way width.
STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS FOR ROAD AND BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION. These are standard specifications and amendments thereto adopted by the Illinois Department of Transportation/Division of Highways referencing construction procedures, construction materials, and construction equipment which shall be complied with during the construction of streets and public utilities.
STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS FOR WATER AND SEWER MAIN CONSTRUCTION IN ILLINOIS. These standard specifications and supplements thereto reference the construction procedures and construction materials which shall be used during the installation of water or sewer utilities.
STREET. An area which primarily serves or is intended to serve as a vehicular and pedestrian access to abutting lands or to other streets. The word STREET refers to the width of the street right-of-way or easement, whether public or private, and shall not be considered as the width of the roadway or paving or other improvement on the street right-of-way.
STREET, APPROVED. Any street, whether public or private, meeting standards and specifications of the Village of South Jacksonville.
STREET, COLLECTOR. A street which is used to carry traffic from minor streets to primary and secondary streets. COLLECTOR STREETS serve local vehicles with a specific destination in mind. Traffic accesses COLLECTOR STREETS from local residential minor streets. A COLLECTOR STREET is a street of considerable continuity which serves or is intended to serve as a major traffic artery between the various sections of the South Jacksonville area, and complies with the planned continuity as indicated on the general comprehensive development plan.
STREET, INDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL. A street which serves or is intended to service as access for an industrial park or commercial and warehousing area which will have regular vehicular traffic up to and including 80,000 pound gross vehicular weight (80,000 # G.W.).
STREET, MAJOR. See PRIMARY STREET.
STREET, MARGINAL ACCESS. A minor street which is parallel and adjacent to primary streets and expressways, and which provides access to abutting properties and protection to local traffic from fast, through-moving traffic on the primary streets and expressways.
STREET, MINOR. A street intended primarily as access to abutting properties. MINOR STREETS may be considered as local residential streets and should have a minimum of two moving traffic lanes allowing parking on one side of the street. The minimum street width shall be 30 feet from face to face of curb.
STREET, PRIMARY. A street of considerable continuity which serves or is intended to serve as a major traffic artery between the various sections of the South Jacksonville area, as shown on the general comprehensive development plan. PRIMARY STREETS shall be adequate to accommodate through traffic as well as local traffic needs. THROUGH TRAFFIC is considered to be traffic which originates outside the village corporate limits and is traveling to a destination within or outside of the village corporate limits. PRIMARY/ARTERIAL STREETS shall have a minimum width of 44 feet face-to-face of curbs.
STREET, PRIVATE. Any street which is under the jurisdiction of an individual, corporation, or trustee, or any street which is privately owned or established.
STREET, PUBLIC. All primary, secondary, collector, and minor streets which are shown on the subdivision plat and are to be dedicated for public use.
STREET, SECONDARY. A street which carries traffic from minor and collector streets to the primary street system, and designated as SECONDARY STREETS on the general development plan.
SUBDIVIDER. The person or persons responsible for preparing and recording the plats of the subdivision and for carrying out all appropriate requirements outlined in these regulations.
SUBDIVISION. As defined by 765 ILCS 205/1 – Plat Act, the division of land into two or more parts, any of which is less than five acres, for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of transfer of ownership or building development, including all public streets, alleys, ways for public service facilities, parks, playgrounds, school grounds, or other public grounds, and all the tracts, parcels, lots, or blocks, in numbering all such lots, blocks, or parcels by progressive numbers, giving their precise dimensions, provided, however, that the following shall not be considered a subdivision and shall be exempt from the requirements of these regulations:
(a) The division or subdivision of land into parcels or tracts of five acres or more in size, which does not involve any new streets or easements of access;
(b) The division of lots or blocks of less than one acre in any recorded subdivision which does not involve any new streets or easements of access;
(c) The sale or exchange of parcels of land between owners of adjoining and contiguous land;
(d) The conveyance of parcels of land or interest therein for use as right-of-way for railroads or other public utility facilities which does not involve any new streets or easements of access;
(e) The conveyance of land owned by a railroad or a public utility which does not involve any new streets or easements of access;
(f) The conveyance of land for highway or other public purposes or grants or conveyances relating to the dedication of land for public use or instruments relating to the vacation of land impressed for public use;
(g) Conveyances made to correct descriptions in prior conveyances; and
(h) The sale or exchange of parcels or tracts of land existing on May 5, 1960, into no more than two parts and not involving any new streets or easements of access.
(Ord. 889, passed 8-4-2005)