Zoning Dictionary

Category: Physical/Landform/Natural

Aggregate

Gravel, sand, clay, earth, shale, stone, limestone, dolostone, sandstone, marble, granite, rock, other than metallic ores, or other prescribed material under the appropriate statute.

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Aquifer

A geological unit in which porous and permeable conditions exist and thus are capable of yielding usable amounts of water.

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Berm, Earthen

Shall mean a mound of earth that has a minimum height of 4 feet, a maximum slope of 2:1 and a minimum crown width of 2 feet.

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Biodiversity

The variety of life in all forms, levels and combinations. Biodiversity includes ecosystem diversity, species diversity and genetic diversity.

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Borrow Pit

Any place or premises where dirt, soil, sand, gravel, or other material is removed below the grade of surrounding land for any purpose other than that necessary and incidental to site grading or building construction. An excavated area from which soil and unconsolidated materials are removed for commercial purposes for use without further processing or […]

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Buffer Area/Strip

A landscaped area intended to separate and partially obstruct the view of two adjacent land uses or properties from one another. Land area used to visibly separate one use from another or to shield or block noise, lights, or other nuisances. A part of land which alleviates the adverse effects of the use of one […]

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Buffer Yard

A unit of required yard which is a combination of land and physical barriers such as fencing, plant materials and earth berm which separate various land uses.

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Caliper

A measurement of the tree trunk diameter measured at two and one-half (2-1/2) feet above grade level.

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Conifer

Any tree with needle leaves and a woody cone fruit.

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Created Wetland

The conversion of a persistent upland or shallow water area into a wetland through some activity of man.

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