CHAPTER 12
SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS

ARTICLE 5
DEFINITIONS AND CONSTRUCTION

Section 12-5-1. Rules of Construction of Language.

(a)

The particular controls the general.

(b)

In case of any difference of meaning or implication between the text of this chapter and the captions for each article, the text shall control.

(c)

The word "shall" is mandatory unless the context clearly indicates the contrary. The word "may" is permissive.

(d)

Words used in the present tense include the future, unless the context clearly indicates the future tense.

(e)

Words used in the singular number include the plural, and words used in the plural number include the singular, unless the context clearly indicates the contrary.

[Source: Ord. 177, 1972]

Section 12-5-2. Definitions. As used in the ordinance, the following words shall be interpreted and defined in accordance with the provisions of this article.

(a)

The term "street" means a way for vehicular traffic, whether designated as a street, highway, thoroughfare, parkway, throughway, road, avenue, boulevard, lane, place, or however otherwise designated.

(b)

The term "subdivider" or "developer" means any person, partnership, joint venture, association, corporation, or legal representative capacity, or other legal entity or legal representative who shall participate in any manner in the dividing of land for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of sale or building development.

(c)

The term "subdivision" means the division of a lot, tract or parcel of land into two or more lots, plats, sites, or other divisions of land for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of sale or building development, whether residential, industrial, office, business, or other use. The term shall also include and refer to any division of land previously subdivided or platted but shall not include nor refer to a transaction or transactions which is or are exempt under the provisions of Section 12-1-3.

(d)

The term "minor subdivision" means a subdivision of fewer than five (5) lots, plats or sites.

(e)

The term "easement" means a grant by a property for use of land for designated purposes by another agency, public or private.

(f)

Terms not otherwise defined in this ordinance shall be interpreted and defined as provided in article 5 of chapter 11 of the Northglenn Municipal Code.

[Source: Ord. 177, 1972]