Town of Lyons, NY
Wayne County
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As used in these regulations, words in the singular include the plural and those in the plural include the singular. The word "person" includes a corporation, unincorporated association and a partnership, as well as an individual. The word "building" includes a structure and shall be construed as if followed by the phrase "or part thereof." The word "street" includes avenue, boulevard, court, expressway, highway, lane, arterial, and road. The word "watercourse" includes channel, creek, canal, ditch, drain, dry run, spring, and stream. The word "may" is permissive; the words "shall" and "will" are mandatory; subject, however to the provisions of § 262-13A hereof.
As used in these regulations, the following terms shall be defined as follows:
ALLEY
A minor right-of-way providing secondary vehicular access to the side or rear of two or more properties.
BLOCKS
An area bounded by streets.
BOARD
The Planning Board of the Town of Lyons.
BOARD ENGINEER
The Town Engineer or other qualified person designated by the Planning Board to perform all administrative and/or supervisory duties required of the Board engineer by the provisions of these regulations.
CLEAR SIGHT TRIANGLE
An area of unobstructed vision at street intersections defined by lines of sight between points at a given distance from the intersection of street right-of-way lines.
CUL-DE-SAC
A minor street intersecting another street at one end and terminated at the other by a vehicular turnaround.
DEDICATION
The deliberate appropriation of land by its owner for any general and public uses, reserving to himself no other rights than such as are compatible with the full exercise and enjoyment of the public uses to which the property has been devoted.
EASEMENT
A right-of-way granted for limited use of private land for a public or quasi-public purpose.
HALF OR PARTIAL STREET
A street, generally parallel and adjacent to a property line, having a lesser right-of-way width than normally required for satisfactory improvement and use of the street.
INTERIOR WALK
A right-of-way for pedestrian use extending from a street into a block or across a block to another street.
LOT
A tract or parcel of land intended for transfer of ownership, use or improvement.
PAVEMENT
That portion of a street or alley intended for vehicular movement.
PLAN, FINAL
A complete and exact subdivision plan, prepared for official recording as required by statute, to define property rights and proposed streets and other improvements.
PLAN, PRELIMINARY
A tentative subdivision plan, in lesser detail than a final plan, showing approximate proposed streets and lot layout as a basis for consideration prior to preparation of a final plan.
PLAN, SKETCH
An informal plan, not necessarily to scale, indicating salient existing features of a tract and its surroundings and the general layout of the proposed subdivision.
REVERSE-FRONTAGE LOT
A lot extending between and having frontage on a major traffic street and a minor street, and with vehicular access solely from the latter.
RIGHT-OF-WAY
Land reserved for use as a street, alley, interior walk, or for other public purpose.
SETBACK OR BUILDING LINE
The line within a property defining the required minimum distance between any enclosed structure and the adjacent right-of-way.
SIGHT DISTANCE
The maximum extent of unobstructed vision (in a horizontal or vertical plane) along a street from a vehicle located at any given point on the street.
STREET
A strip of land, including the entire right-of-way, intended for use as a means of vehicular and pedestrian circulation. Classes of streets are as follows:
A. 
Those serving large volumes of comparatively high-speed and long-distance traffic, and include facilities classified as main and secondary highways by the New York State Department of Transportation and include streets classified as highways in the Traffic Plan adopted by the Planning Board.
B. 
Those which, in addition to giving access to abutting properties, intercept minor streets and provide routes, carrying considerable volumes of traffic, to community facilities and to major traffic streets, and include streets classified as collector streets in the Traffic Plan adopted by the Board.
C. 
Those used primarily to provide access to abutting property.
D. 
Minor streets, parallel and adjacent to major traffic streets, providing access to abutting properties and control of intersections with the major traffic streets.
STREETS, PUBLIC
A street dedicated to public use.
SUBDIVIDER
The owner, or authorized agent of the owner, of a subdivision.
SUBDIVISION
The division of any parcel of land into two or more lots, within 12 months, plots, sites or other divisions of land for immediate or future sales or for building development with or without streets or highways.
TOWN BOARD
The Town Board of the Town of Lyons.
YARD
An open space, as may be required by this chapter, of uniform width or depth on the same lot with a building or group of buildings in which open space lies between the principal building or group of buildings and the nearest lot line and is unoccupied and unobstructed from the ground upward.
A. 
An open space extending the full width of the lot between a building and the front lot line, unoccupied and unobstructed from the ground upward.
B. 
An open space extending the full width of the lot between a 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 building and the nearest side lot line, unoccupied and unobstructed from the ground upward.
D. 
This does not exclude landscaping herein.