Section 27-146 Definitions.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 16049 on 06/21/1999, Section 27-146 read as follows.
For the purpose of this division, the following words and terms shall
have the meanings
respectively ascribedThe following definitions apply to this division:
Collector streets. All streets properly designated
as collector streets by the city planning
department and the department of public works.
Footcandle. A standard unit
of light measurement equaling the illumination produced on a
surface all points of which are one foot distant from a uniform point source of one candle.
Local streets. This term shall
apply to streets having the same width and general design as
residential streets, but which are located adjacent to and serve schools, churches, small
businesses or other nonresidential institutions where public use is intensified. This term also
applies to outer roadways along highways or any other public street intended for the primary
purpose of serving local nonresidential traffic.
Luminaire. A street light fixture, exclusive of mounting devices.
Maintained average footcandles. The average
illumination, expressed in candles, which is maintained on the surface of a street
when the luminaire is at its lowest output.
Major streets. All streets
which are of major importance and which handle large volumes of
traffic such as expressways, arterial streets, downtown business streets, etc.
Normal street lighting. Street lighting and related accessories of a
type, size and kind normally
installed by the city as herein provided for.
Ornamental street lighting. Street lighting and related accessories of
a type and kind more
aesthetic than normally installed by the city.
Parties. Any individual citizen, company, corporation or institution,
or any group consisting of
more than one of the above, acting through a single individual person, for the purpose of
requesting and obtaining ornamental street lighting in any given area.
Retractor. A transparent glass or plastic covering around a light source,
designed to direct the
light into a given area.
Residential streets. Streets that are located
in residential areas and which have the primary
purpose of serving the residents of the street or immediate area, except such portions of these
streets which are adjacent to schools or churches or any other nonresidential institution where
public use is intensified.
Uniformity ratio. The ratio
between average illumination on a street surface to the minimum
illumination at any point on the street.
(Code 1964, § 15.700)