Town of Cortlandt, NY
Westchester County
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For the purposes of these regulations, the following terms and phrases, whenever they appear, shall have the meanings herein stated:
APPLICANT
The person, owner, agent, corporation or other party requesting Planning Board action or approval of a subdivision and identifying himself as such on the Planning Board's application form.
COMMISSION, PLANNING COMMISSION or PLANNING BOARD
The duly constituted Planning Board of the Town of Cortlandt, Westchester County, New York.
CONSTRUCTION DETAIL SHEET
The drawing or drawings required by these regulations, as more particularly described in § 265-22 hereof.
CORPORATION COUNSEL
The duly appointed legal officer of the Town of Cortlandt.
COUNCIL or TOWN COUNCIL
The duly constituted governing body of the Town of Cortlandt.
COUNTY CLERK
The County Clerk of Westchester County, New York.
EASEMENT
A property right giving the owner or holder thereof the right of access to land for a specified purpose.
ENGINEER or TOWN ENGINEER
The duly appointed Engineer of the Town of Cortlandt.
HEALTH OFFICER or HEALTH DEPARTMENT
The duly appointed Health Officer having jurisdiction over realty subdivisions, domestic water supply and sewerage in the County of Westchester.
MASTER PLAN
The comprehensive plan prepared by the Planning Board, which plan indicates the general locations recommended for the various functional classes of public works, places and structures and for the general physical development of the Town of Cortlandt, and includes any unit or part of such plan separately adopted and any amendments to such plan or parts thereof.
OFFICIAL MAP
The map established by the Town Board under § 270 of the Town Law, showing streets, highways and parks therefor 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 such approved plats.
OFFICIAL SUBMISSION DATE
The date when a subdivision plat shall be considered submitted pursuant to Town Law § 276 and is hereby defined to be that date when the public notice for a hearing on a plat shall be first published.
PRELIMINARY LAYOUT
The sketch map or plan required by these regulations as more particularly described in § 265-20 hereof.
RESUBDIVISION
See "subdivision."
SUBDIVIDER
Any person, firm, corporation, partnership or association who shall lay out, for the purpose of sale or development, any subdivision or part thereof as defined herein, either for himself or others.
SUBDIVISION
The division of any parcel of land, including the division of a parcel formed under Chapter 307, Zoning, into two (2) or more parcels. However, the term "subdivision" shall not include the resubdivision of lots comprised of two (2) or more lots described on a map filed in the Westchester County Clerk's Office, Division of Land Records, provided that such resubdivision shall result in lots which qualify as lots of record as defined in the Town of Cortlandt Zoning Ordinance and which meet the minimum dimensional requirements applicable to a lot of record for the district in which such lot is located.
[Amended 5-6-1986 by Res. No. 137-86]
SUBDIVISION, MAJOR
All subdivisions not classified as minor subdivisions or any size subdivision requiring any new street or extension of municipal facilities.
[Added 12-27-1973 by Res. No. 290-73]
SUBDIVISION, MINOR
Any subdivision containing not more than two (2) lots, consisting of a total acreage not in excess of five (5) acres, in any residence district, fronting on an existing street not involving any new street or road or extension of municipal facilities and not adversely affecting the development of the remainder of the parcel or any adjoining property and not in conflict with any provision or portion of Chapter 307, Zoning, the Town Development Plan or the Official Map, if such exists, or these regulations. No parcel may be divided more than once as a minor subdivision in a five-year period, and each shall be subject to the provisions of § 272-a of the Town Law. No lot previously approved and filed within three (3) years and one (1) day of subsequent application may be considered under the minor subdivision provisions of these regulations.
[Added 12-27-1973 by Res. No. 290-73]
SUBDIVISION PLAN
The final drawing, map or plan required by these regulations, as more particularly described in § 265-21 hereof.
STREET
A way for pedestrian and vehicular traffic, more particularly defined to include the following:
A. 
Streets used primarily for traffic with limited access to adjoining land.
B. 
Streets which carry traffic from minor streets to business, industrial and other traffic-generating areas.
C. 
Streets used primarily for access to abutting residential properties.
D. 
Streets generally parallel to and adjacent to arterial streets and providing access to abutting properties with protection from heavy traffic.
E. 
A street or portion of a street with only one (1) vehicular traffic outlet.
TOWN ATTORNEY
See "corporation counsel."
TOWN DEVELOPMENT PLAN or TOWN PLAN
A comprehensive plan for development of the Town prepared by the Planning Board pursuant to Town Law § 272-a, which indicates the general locations recommended for various public works, places and structures and for the general physical development of the Town of Cortlandt, and includes any part of any plan separately adopted and any amendment to such plan or parts thereof.
TOWN MAP
The Official Map of the Town in existence at the time this chapter goes into effect, as modified from time to time, showing the location and width of streets in the Town in use as public streets, as well as the lines of future streets and future street widenings and extensions.
ZONING, ZONING ORDINANCE or ZONING MAP
Chapter 307, Zoning, of the Town Of Cortlandt Code and the duly adopted Zoning Map of the Town of Cortlandt, Westchester County, New York, including any amendments thereto.