Borough of Tyrone, PA
Blair County
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A. 
It is not intended that these definitions include only words used or referred to in this chapter. The words are included in order to aid in the interpretation of this chapter for administrative purposes and in the carrying out of duties by appropriate officers and by the Zoning Hearing Board.
B. 
Unless otherwise expressly stated, the following shall, for the purpose of this chapter, have the meaning indicated as follows:
(1) 
Words used in the present tense include the future tense.
(2) 
The word "person" includes a profit or nonprofit corporation, company, partnership or individual.
(3) 
The words "used" or "occupied" as applied to any land or building include the words "intended," "arranged," or "designed" to be used or occupied.
(4) 
The word "building" includes structure.
(5) 
The word "lot" includes plot or parcel.
(6) 
The word "shall" is always mandatory.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ABANDONMENT
The relinquishment of property, or a cessation of the use of the property, by the owner or lessee without any evidence of transferring the rights to the property to another owner or of resuming the use of the property.
ABUTTING
Having a common border with, or being separated from such a common border by a right-of-way, alley, or easement.
ACCESSORY BUILDING
A subordinate building, structure or portion of the main building on the same lot, the use of which is customarily incidental to that of the main or principal building, including but not limited to detached garages, noncommercial greenhouses in residential districts, storage sheds, swimming pools, children's playhouses, decks, carports and private animal pens and dog houses, located in the required side or rear yards.
ACCESSORY USE
A use customarily incidental and subordinate to the principal use or building and located on the same lot with such principal use of building, gardening as an avocation on a residential lot, keeping of domestic pets, off-street parking or loading, storage of merchandise normally carried in stock on the same lot with a commercial use unless such storage is excluded in the district regulations.
ALTERATIONS
As applied to building or structure, means a change or rearrangement in structural parts or in the existing facilities or an enlargement, whether by extending on side, front or back or by increasing height or the moving from one location or position to another.
AMENDMENT
Revisions to the zoning text and/or the Official Zoning Map; the authority for any amendment lies solely with the Borough Council and is pursuant to the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.
ANIMAL OR VETERINARY HOSPITAL
A place where animals are given medical care and the boarding of animals is limited to short-term care incidental to the hospital use.
APPLICATION
An application, required to be filed and approved by the Borough of Tyrone prior to start of construction or development.
AREA, BUILDING
The total of areas taken on a horizontal plane at the main grade level of the principal building and all accessory building.
AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
A building used primarily for making major repairs to motor vehicles, including overhauling, body work, refinishing, and upholstering and incidental servicing.
BED-AND-BREAKFAST INN
A house, or portion thereof, where short-term lodging rooms and meals are provided. The operator of the inn shall live on the premises or in abutting premises.
BILLBOARD
A surface whereon advertising matter is set in view conspicuously and which advertising does not apply to premises wherein it is displayed or posted.
BOROUGH
The Borough of Tyrone, Blair County Pennsylvania.
BOROUGH COUNCIL
The Borough Council of the Borough of Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania.
BROADCAST TRANSMISSION FACILITY
Any structure designed or intended for use to transmit or relay any digital, electronic, radio, television or microwave signal via the atmosphere, excluding satellite receivers less than 18 inches in diameter and transmission facilities required for public safety.
BUILDING
A structure having a roof supported by columns or walls and intended for use for shelter or storage of any individual, animal, process, equipment, goods or materials.
CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE
A statement, based on an inspection, signed by the Zoning Officer, setting forth either that a building, structure or use of a parcel of land complies with this Zoning Ordinance or that a building, structure or parcel of land may lawfully be employed for specified use or both.
CHURCH or HOUSE OF WORSHIP
An institution that people regularly attend to participate in or hold religious services, meetings, and other activities. The term "church" shall not carry a secular connotation and shall include buildings in which the religious services of any denomination are held.
CLUB
Buildings or facilities owned or operated by a corporation, association, or persons for a social, educational, or recreational purpose; but not primarily for profit or to render a service that is customarily carried on as a business.
COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENT
An establishment housing an occupation, employment or enterprise that is carried on for profit by the owner, lessee, or licensee, involving a sale of goods or services.
CONDITIONAL USE
A specific use identified as allowable in a particular zoning district pending review and approval by the Borough Council.
CONVENIENCE STORE
A commercial establishment offering gasoline, prepared food primarily for off-premises consumption, packaged food and dairy products, beverages and related items, typically over extended hours or open for 24 hours.
CONVERSION APARTMENTS
The renovation and portioning of a single-family residential structure into no more than two apartments, each having a minimum of 800 square feet of gross floor area.
COVERAGE, BUILDING
The ratio of the horizontal area measured from the exterior surface of the exterior walls of the ground floor of all principal and accessory buildings on a lot to the total lot area.
DAY-CARE FACILITIES
A facility in which part-time care is provided for children or adults, having the necessary licenses and permits required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
DECK
An open, unroofed platform structure having a vertical elevation above the ground extending from a principal building.
DENSITY
A ratio of the number of dwelling units per acre that occupy or may occupy an area of land.
DEVELOPMENT PLAN
The provisions for development of a planned residential development, including 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. The phrase "provisions of the development plan," when used in this chapter, shall mean the written and graphic materials referred to in this definition.
DISTRICT or ZONING DISTRICT
An area constituted by or pursuant to this chapter and delineated by text and map as to location, extent, nature and contents.
DRINKING ESTABLISHMENT
Any premises licensed by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board wherein alcoholic beverages are sold at retail for consumption on the premises.
DWELLING
A building or portion thereof that provides living facilities for one or more families.
DWELLING UNIT
One or more rooms physically arranged so as to create an independent housekeeping establishment for occupancy by one family with separate toilets and facilities for cooking and sleeping.
DWELLING, MULTIFAMILY
A building or portion thereof for occupancy by three or more families living independently of each other and containing three or more dwelling units.
DWELLING, SINGLE-FAMILY, ATTACHED (GROUP, ROW, AND TOWNHOUSES)
One of two or more residential buildings having a common or party wall separating dwelling units.
DWELLING, SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED
A residential building containing not more than one dwelling unit entirely surrounded by open space on the same lot.
DWELLING, TWO-FAMILY
A building arranged, designed, or intended for occupancy by two families living independent of each other and doing their own cooking therein, on a single lot.
EASEMENT
The right of a person, government agency, or public utility company to use public or private land owned by another for a specific purpose.
EATING ESTABLISHMENT
A commercial establishment that serves food and beverages primarily for on-premises consumption. This includes cafes, sit-down restaurants and outdoor cafes.
EATING ESTABLISHMENT, DRIVE-IN
A retail outlet where food or beverages are sold to a substantial extent for consumption off-premises or a drive-in window is provided.
ESSENTIAL SERVICE
The erection, construction, alteration or maintenance by public utilities or public service establishment or municipal or other governmental agencies of: underground gas, electrical, telephone, radio, television transmission or distribution systems; and public water, public sanitary sewer and public storm sewer facilities including wires, mains, drains, sewers, pipes, conduits, fire alarm boxes, traffic signals, hydrants and similar equipment and accessories in connection therewith; including buildings necessary for the furnishing of adequate services for the public health, safety and general welfare; excluding sanitary landfills.
FENCE
An artificially constructed barrier of any material or combination of materials erected to enclose, separate or screen areas of land.
A. 
A solid fence with 0% open area, including gates, effectively screening the activities conducted on a property from adjacent properties and rights-of-way.
B. 
A fence with greater than 25% open area, including gates, including but not limited to split rail fence.
FLEA MARKET
An occasional or periodic market held in an open area or structure where groups of individual sellers or dealers offer goods for sale to the public.
FORESTRY
The management of forests and timberlands when practiced in accordance with accepted silvicultural principles, through developing, cultivating, harvesting, transporting and selling trees for commercial purposes, which does not involve any land development.
FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION
A group of people formally organized for a common interest, usually cultural, religious or entertainment, with regular meetings, rituals and formal written membership requirements.
GARAGE
An enclosed space for the storage of one or more motor vehicles, either attached to or detached from the principal building, provided that no business, occupation or service is conducted for profit therein nor space therein for more than one car is leased to a nonresident of the premises.
GROSS FLOOR AREA
The sum of the total horizontal areas of the building of all floors of a building sustaining a particular use, measured from the exterior face of exterior walls, or from the center line of a common wall separating two buildings or uses, excluding any space where the floor-to-ceiling height is less than six feet and any interior parking/garage/loading space.
GROUP HOME
A facility or dwelling unit providing food, shelter and personal guidance with supervision to four or more persons who are not within the second degree of kinship and are operating as a group family household, including but not limited to handicapped persons, foster children, elderly, battered children and women, and operates as a special treatment facility providing less than primary health care.
HABITABLE FLOOR AREA
In a dwelling unit, the sum of the interior floor area excluding the area devoted to a kitchen, bathroom/powder room, closets, pantry, hallways, basement, garage, porch/deck, attic and storage space.
HOME OCCUPATION
An occupation, profession, activity, or use other than a no-impact home-based business as defined in this chapter, permitted under the provisions and conditions of this chapter.
HORTICULTURE
The science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, flowers, or ornamental plant.
HOTEL (see also MOTEL)
A facility offering transient lodging accommodations on a daily rate to the general public and providing additional services, such as restaurants, meeting rooms, and recreational facilities.
INDUSTRIAL PARK
A tract of land that has been planned, developed and operated as an integrated facility for a number of individual light industrial users, with special attention to circulation, parking, utilities, aesthetics and compatibility.
INDUSTRIAL, LIGHT
A use engaged in the manufacture, predominantly from previously prepared materials, of finished products or parts, including processing, fabrication, assembly, treatment, packaging, incidental storage, sales, and distribution of such products, but excluding basic industrial processing.
JUNK
Old, dilapidated, scrap or abandoned metal, paper, building material and equipment, bottles, glass appliances, furniture, beds and bedding, rags, rubber, motor vehicles, and parts thereof.
JUNKYARD
A commercial establishment on a lot or in a structure, or part thereof, used primarily for the collecting, storage, and sale of wastepaper, rags, scrap metal or discarded material; or for the collecting, dismantling, storage and salvaging of machinery or vehicles not in running condition, and for the sale of parts thereof.
LAND DEVELOPMENT
Any of the following activities are included as land developments:
A. 
The improvement of one lot or two or more contiguous lots, tracts, or parcels of land for any purpose involving:
(1) 
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
(2) 
The division or allocation of land or space, whether initially of 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.
B. 
A subdivision of land.
C. 
Development in accordance with Section 503(1.1), Article V, of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.[1]
LANDOWNER
The legal or beneficial owner or owners of land, including the holder of an option or contract to purchase (whether or not such option or contract is subject to any condition), a lessee if he is authorized under the lease to exercise the rights of the landowner, or other person having a proprietary interest in land.
LOT (see also LOT OF RECORD)
A platted parcel of land intended to be separately owned, developed, and otherwise used as a unit.
LOT AREA
The area of horizontal plan bounded by the vertical planes through front, side, and rear lot lines.
LOT COVERAGE
Determined by dividing that area of lot that is occupied or covered by the total horizontal projected surface of all buildings and structures by the gross area of that lot.
LOT DEPTH
The average horizontal distance between the front and rear lot lines.
LOT LINE, FRONT (see also YARD, FRONT)
On an interior lot, the lot line abutting a street; or, on a corner lot, the shorter lot line abutting a street; or, on a through lot, the lot line abutting the street providing the primary access to the lot; or, on a flag lot, the interior lot line most parallel to and nearest the street from which access is obtained.
LOT OF RECORD
A lot whose existence, location, and dimensions have been legally recorded or registered in a deed or on a plat.
LOT WIDTH
The horizontal distance between side lot lines, measured at the required front setback line.
LOT, CORNER
A lot abutting two or more streets at their intersection.
LOT, INTERIOR
A lot other than a corner lot.
MALL
A shopping center where tenants are located on one or both sides of a covered walkway with direct pedestrian access to all establishments from the walkway.
MANUFACTURING
The act of producing, processing, preparing or assembling finished products or goods from raw materials or component parts through the repetitious use of an established or set process.
MOBILE HOME
A transportable, single-family dwelling intended for permanent occupancy, contained in one unit, or in two or more units designed to be joined into one integral unit capable of again being separated for repeated towing, which arrives at a site complete and ready for occupancy except for minor and incidental unpacking and assembly operations, and constructed so that it may be used without a permanent foundation.
MOBILE HOME PARK
A parcel or contiguous parcels of land which has been so designated and improved that it contains two or more mobile home lots for the placement thereon of mobile homes.
MOTEL (see also HOTEL)
A building or group of detached or connected buildings designed or used primarily for providing sleeping accommodations for automobile travelers and having a parking space adjacent to a sleeping room.
MUNICIPALITY
The Borough of Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania.
NEIGHBORHOOD CONVENIENCE COMMERCIAL
A commercial establishment having a maximum size of 900 square feet of gross floor area, primarily to serve day-to-day convenience needs of local residents of the immediate neighborhood in a pedestrian-oriented design. Examples of such establishments are those meeting the maximum size requirement and include but are not limited to groceries, cafes, drugstores, beauty shops/hairstylists and craft stores.
NO-IMPACT HOME-BASED BUSINESSES
This includes business or commercial activity administered and conducted as an accessory use clearly secondary to the residential use of the dwelling, and which involves no vehicular or pedestrian customer, client or patient traffic, and the business use requires no pickup, delivery or removal functions to or from the premises in excess of those normally associated with the residential use. The business or commercial activity must satisfy the following:
A. 
The business activity shall be compatible with the residential use of the property and surrounding residential uses;
B. 
The business shall employ no employees other than family members residing in the dwelling;
C. 
The business shall not involve the display or sale retail goods and no stockpiling or inventory of a substantial nature;
D. 
There shall be no outside appearance of a business use, including but not limited to parking, signs or lights;
E. 
The business activity may not use any equipment or process that creates noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odors, electronic or electrical interference, including interference with radio or television reception, which is detectable in the neighborhood;
F. 
The business activity may not generate any solid waste or sewage discharge, in volume or type, which is not normally associated with residential uses in the neighborhood;
G. 
The business activity shall be conducted only within the dwelling and may not occupy more than 25% of the habitable floor space; and
H. 
The business may not involve any illegal activity.
NONCONFORMING LOT
A lot the area or dimension of which was lawful prior to the adoption or amendment of a Zoning Ordinance, but which fails to conform to the requirements of the zoning district in which it is located by reasons of such adoption or amendment.
NONCONFORMING STRUCTURE
A structure or part of a structure manifestly not designed to comply with the applicable use or extent of use provisions in a zoning ordinance or amendment heretofore or hereafter enacted, where such structure lawfully existed prior to the enactment of such ordinance or amendment or prior to the application of such ordinance or amendment to its location by reason of annexation. Such nonconforming structures include, but are not limited to, nonconforming signs.
NONCONFORMING USE
A use, whether of land or of structure, which does not comply with the applicable use provisions in a zoning ordinance or amendment heretofore or hereafter enacted, where such use was lawfully in existence prior to the enactment of such ordinance or amendment, or prior to the application of such ordinance or amendment to its location by reason of annexation.
NURSING HOME
An institution for the care of the aged or the infirm, who are residents by virtue of requiring specialized care and supervision relating to health, social and/or rehabilitative services, but not for the care and treatment of alcoholism or narcotics addiction. The facility shall be licensed in accordance with appropriate state and/or county laws and regulations.
OPEN SPACE
Any parcel or designated land area in its natural state or essentially unencumbered by either principal or accessory uses, buildings, structures, or impervious surfaces.
OUTDOOR FURNACE
A solid fuel-burning appliance, not construed to be an accessory building or accessory use under this chapter, located to the exterior of the building it serves, used for space heating and/or domestic water heating.
PARCEL
A continuous quantity of land in the possession of or owned by, or recorded as the property of, the same person or persons.
PARKING SPACE
An area on a lot and/or within a building intended for the use of temporary parking of a personal vehicle. This term is used interchangeably with parking stall. Each parking space must have a means of access to a public street. Tandem parking stalls in single-family detached, single-family attached, and townhouse residential uses shall be considered to have a means of access to a public street.
PATIO
An unroofed area or courtyard built at ground level, paved with concrete, bituminous, brick or a similar dustless all-weather surface, adjoining a residential dwelling used as an area for outdoor lounging, dining, etc.
PEDESTRIAN-ORIENTED COMMERCIAL RETAIL
Commercial establishments in that portion of a building or property located at or closest to the level of the public sidewalk or within 40 feet of a public sidewalk.
PENNSYLVANIA MUNICIPALITIES PLANNING CODE
Act of 1968, P.L. 805, No. 247 as reenacted and amended, the enabling legislation that permits municipalities in Pennsylvania to prepare and enact comprehensive development plans, zoning ordinances and other land use controls.[2]
PERSONAL CARE HOME
Facilities that provide lodging, food and some support services for people who are elderly or who have mental or physical disabilities; who are unable to care for themselves but who do not require twenty-four-hour nursing services in a licensed nursing care facility. Typically, residents of these facilities need help with dressing, feeding, taking medications, mobility issues and finances.
PHILANTHROPIC FACILITIES
Offices of organizations primarily involved in dispensing or receiving aid from funds set aside for humanitarian purposes.
PLANNING COMMISSION, COUNTY
The Planning Commission of the County of Blair.
PLANNING COMMITTEE/COMMISSION, BOROUGH
A municipal planning committee or commission established by Borough Council, in conformance with Article II of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.[3]
PLAT
A map, plan or layout of a subdivision indicating the location and boundaries of individual properties.
PORCH
A roofed open area, which may be glazed or screened, attached to and directly accessible to/from a principal building, conforming to the dimensional requirements required for principal buildings in the respective zoning district.
PRINCIPAL BUILDING
A structure in which the principal use of the site is conducted.
PRINCIPAL USE
The main use of land or structures, as distinguished from a secondary or accessory use.
PRIVATE CLUB
An organization catering exclusively to members and their guests; or premises and building for recreational or athletic purposes which are not conducted primarily for gain, providing that any vending stands, merchandise or commercial activities are conducted only as required generally for the membership of each club.
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
The office of a member of a recognized profession practitioner of a calling or occupation that the commonly identified to be professional in character by virtue of specialized knowledge, training, education and/or experience required for the practice of said calling or occupation. Said professions shall include, but not be limited to, law, medicine, chemistry, ministry, architecture, accounting, engineering, writing and education.
PUBLIC HEARING
A formal meeting held pursuant to public notice by the governing body, the Planning Committee/Commission or the Zoning Hearing Board, intended to inform and obtain public comment, prior to taking action in accordance with this chapter.
PUBLIC MEETING
A forum held pursuant to notice under the Act of July 3, 1986 (P.L. 388, No. 84), known as the "Sunshine Act."[4]
PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice published once each week for two successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Tyrone Borough area. Such notice shall state time and place of the hearing and the particular nature of the matter to be considered at the hearing. The first publication shall not be more than 30 days and the second publication shall not be less than seven days from the date of the hearing.
PUBLIC USES
Includes public and semipublic uses of a welfare and educational nature, such as parks, churches or houses of worship, cemeteries, fire stations, municipal buildings, essential public utilities that require enclosures within a building, municipal active and passive recreational facilities, easements for alleys, streets, and public utility rights-of-way.
RECREATION, ACTIVE
Leisure time activities requiring specialized equipment, sites and fields, carried out in an organized fashion and usually performed by teams or other individuals.
RECREATION, PASSIVE
A leisure time activity not considered active, occurring in a nonstructured manner and requiring little if any community infrastructure or equipment, including but not limited to hiking, bicycling, nature walks and rustic camping.
RECYCLING CENTER
A facility that is not a junkyard and in which recoverable resources, such as newspapers, glassware, plastic containers, and metal cans, are collected, stored, flattened, crushed, or bundled, essentially by hand, within a completely enclosed building.
RECYCLING COLLECTION POINT
A collection point for small refuse items, such as bottles and newspapers, located either in a container or small structure.
RIGHT-OF-WAY
A strip of land occupied or intended to be occupied by a street, crosswalk, railroad, electric transmission line, oil or gas pipeline, water main, sanitary or storm sewer main, shade trees, or other special use.
ROAD
A public or private way that affords principal means of access to abutting properties. The word "road" shall include, but not be limited to, the words "street," "highway," "alley," and "thoroughfare."
ROAD CENTER LINE
The center of the surveyed road right-of-way, or where not surveyed, the center of the traveled cartway.
ROAD CLASSIFICATION
For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions are employed:
A. 
A road whose function is to provide for the movement of high volumes of through traffic subject to necessary control of entrances, exits and curb use.
B. 
A road or street that provides for the movement of large volumes of traffic between arterials and local roads and direct access to abutting properties.
C. 
A road whose function is to provide for local traffic movement and direct access to abutting properties.
D. 
All streets which are not public including, but not limited to, streets maintained by private agreements, by private owners or for which no maintenance responsibility has been established; and including all private driveway easements or rights-of-way for access.
SCREEN PLANTING
A vegetative material of sufficient height and density to conceal from the view of property owners in adjoining residential districts the structures and uses on the premises on which the screen planting is located.
SELF-SERVICE STORAGE
A warehousing facility where separate storage spaces of varying size are available for lease or rental, usually on a self-service basis. For the purposes of this chapter, there shall be no residential occupancy or nor commercial sales conducted from such storage areas.
SERVICE STATION
Any premises where gasoline and other petroleum products are sold and/or light maintenance activities such as engine tuneups, lubrication, minor repairs, and carburetor cleaning are conducted for motor vehicles.
SETBACK
The required minimum horizontal distance between the building line and the related front, side, or rear property line.
SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESS
A business establishment with more than 15 square feet of floor area devoted to an adult arcade, adult bookstore, adult video store, adult cabaret, adult motel, adult motion picture theatre, adult theater, escort agency, nude model studio, or sexual encounter center as defined and further regulated in Chapter 58, Adult Entertainment.
SHOPPING CENTER
A group of commercial establishments planned, constructed, and managed as a total entity, with customer and employee parking provided on-site, provision for goods delivery separated from customer access.
SIGN
A structure that consists of any device, light, letter, word, model, banner, pennant, trade flag, logo, insignia, balloons or representation that advertises, directs, or announces the use conducted; goods, products, services or facilities available; or that influences persons or conveys information, or that calls attention to the building or the use located on the lot. The term "sign" does not include the flag of the United States of America or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or any federal, state or municipal traffic or directional sign or other official federal, state, county or municipal government signs.
A. 
Any nonmovable sign not affixed to a building.
B. 
A sign that directs attention to a business or profession conducted, or to a commodity or service sold, offered or manufactured or to an entertainment event offered on the premises where the sign is located.
C. 
A sign that directs attention to a business, commodity, service or entertainment conducted, sold or offered at a location other than the premises or land on which the sign is located.
D. 
A sign painted on or attached to a removable frame, of the hinged, rolled or folding type, that may have a covering, either combustible or noncombustible.
E. 
A directory, on or off premises, used to identify specific enterprises that are located within the commercial, industrial, business or office center.
F. 
A sign painted on, attached to, or consisting of an interchangeable copyreader, on the face of a building, or as part of a freestanding sign.
G. 
A sign other than a wall sign that is attached to and projects from a building face or wall, or from a structure whose primary purpose is other than the support of the sign.
H. 
A sign fastened to or painted on the wall of a building or structure in such a manner that the wall becomes the supporting structure for, or forms the background surface of the sign and does not project more than 10 inches from such building or structure.
I. 
A sign affixed to the surface of a window, or within the display area of a window, with its message intended to be visible to and readable from the public right-of-way, and/or from adjacent properties.
SIGN AREA
The area of the smallest geometric figure or sum of the combination of regular geometric figures and background that comprise the sign face, excluding structural supports, and decorative trim, that displays the sign copy.
SILVICULTURE
The development and/or maintenance of a forest or wooded preserve.
SPECIAL EXCEPTION
A use permitted in a particular zoning district pursuant to the provisions of Articles VI and IX of Act 247, the Pennsylvania Municipalities Code, as amended.[5]
STORY
That portion of a building included between the surface of any floor and the surface of the floor next above it, or if there be no floor above it, then the space between any floor and the ceiling next above it.
STRUCTURE
Any man-made object having an ascertainable stationary location on or in land or water, whether or not affixed to the land.
SUBDIVISION
The division or redivision of a lot, tract or parcel of land by any means into two or more lots, tracts, parcels or other divisions of land including changes in existing lot lines for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of lease, partition by the court for distribution to heirs or devisees, transfer or ownership of building or lot development. Provided, however, that the subdivision by lease of land for agricultural purposes into parcels of more than 10 acres, not involving any new street or easement of access or any residential dwelling, shall be exempted.
SWIMMING POOL
Any reasonably permanent pool or open tank, not located within a completely enclosed building, and containing, or normally capable of containing, water to a depth any point greater than two feet. Ponds and/or lakes are not included, provided that swimming is not the primary purpose for their construction. Barrier requirements for aboveground pools shall be measured from the ground.
TRANSFER STATIONS
A lot or structure, or part thereof, used primarily for the collection and/or storage of garbage, refuse and other discarded materials including, but not limited to, solid and liquid waste materials resulting from industrial, commercial, agriculture and residential activities.
USE
The specific purpose for which land or a building is designed, arranged, intended, or for which it is or may be occupied or maintained. The term "permitted use" or its equivalent shall not be deemed to include any nonconforming use.
VARIANCE
A modification of the literal provisions of this chapter pursuant to the provisions of Articles VI and IX of Act 247, the Pennsylvania Municipalities Code, as amended,[6] which the Zoning Hearing Board is permitted to grant when strict enforcement would cause undue hardship owing to circumstances unique to the individual property on which the variance is sought.
VEGETATIVE MATERIAL
Natural landscaping materials providing decoration and/or screening, including trees, bushes, ornamental grass, shrubs and similar material.
WAREHOUSING
Terminal facilities and buildings used for the storage of goods and materials and/or handling of freight, with or without maintenance facilities.
WHOLESALING
The business of selling merchandise to retailer, industrial, commercial, institutional, professional or other business users; or to other wholesalers; or acting as agents or brokers and buying merchandise for, or selling merchandise to, such individuals or companies.
YARD
An open space that is between the principal building or group of buildings and the nearest lot line. Such space shall be unoccupied and unobstructed from the ground upward except as may herein be permitted.
A. 
An open space between the principal building or group of buildings and the front lot lines, unoccupied and unobstructed from the ground upward, extending the full width of the lot.
B. 
An open space extending the full width of the lot between a principal building and the rear lot line, unoccupied and unobstructed from the ground upward.
C. 
An open space extending from the front yard to the rear yard between a principal building and the nearest side lot line, unoccupied and unobstructed from the ground upward.
ZONING HEARING BOARD
The Zoning Hearing Board of the Tyrone Borough
ZONING MAP
The Official Zoning Map of Tyrone Borough, together with all notations, references and amendments that may subsequently be adopted. The Zoning Map shall be considered a part of this chapter.
ZONING OFFICER
The administrative officer charged with the duty of enforcing the provisions of this chapter.
ZONING ORDINANCE
The ordinance in effect as adopted or amended that controls or regulates land use in the Borough.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10503(1.1).
[2]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.
[3]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10201 et seq.
[4]
Editor's Note: See now 65 Pa.C.S.A. § 701 et seq.
[5]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.
[6]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.