Section 107-003; Ord. 18840; Amending Chapter 25 of the City Code as it relates to the definition of lot and as it relates to services and permits


Ordinance No.            18840                      Council Bill No.            B 486-05 A           


AN ORDINANCE

amending Chapter 25 of the City Code as it relates to the definition of “lot” and as it relates to services and permits; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.    Chapter 25 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended as follows:

    Material to be deleted in strikeout; material to be added underlined.

Sec. 25-3. Definitions; rules of construction.

    For the purposes of this chapter, the following words, phrases, terms and their derivations shall have the meaning given herein and if not defined herein, shall have the definition as set forth in the zoning ordinance of the city.

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     Lot. A tract or parcel of land which:

    (1)    Is set forth as a lot on an approved recorded plat; or

    (2)    a.    Is zoned A-1, R-1 or R-2 , or any combination thereof, and was described by a metes and bounds or other written description accurately describing the location, boundaries and size of the tract on a recorded instrument prior to annexation into the city or prior to October 5, 1964; or

        b.     Is zoned A-1, R-1 or R-2, or any combination thereof, and was described by an accurate written description, recorded prior to annexation into the city or prior to October 5, 1964, that referred to an existing recorded subdivision or existing land survey; or

         c.    Is zoned R-3, any district and contains less than one (1) acre of land area, and is partially or fully developed with an existing principal building(s) at the time of application for a development permit and was described by a metes and bounds or other written description accurately describing the location, boundaries and size of the tract on a recorded instrument prior to annexation into the City or prior to October 5, 1964; or

    (3)    Is zoned A-1 , or R-1 or R-2, or any combination thereof, and was described by a recorded survey prior to annexation or is zoned any district and was described by a recorded survey prior to October 5, 1964; or

    (4)    Was platted as a lot in a recorded subdivision plat prior to October 5, 1964, or described by a recorded survey prior to October 5, 1964; or

    (5)    Is a portion of one (1) or more platted lots in a recorded subdivision plat prior to annexation or prior to October 5, 1964; and was described on a recorded instrument prior to annexation or prior to October 5, 1964; is described by a recorded survey; and the director, after having consulted with the director of public works and all applicable utility providers, has certified that no additional easements or right-of-way dedications relating to the property are needed.

    When a portion of a tract of land is acquired for highway or other public purposes, such division of ownership shall not affect the remainder of the tract in meeting the definition of a lot so long as the original tract met the definition of a lot under one (1) of the above provisions.

    For purposes of this definition, the term "recorded" means recorded in the office of the Boone County Recorder of Deeds.

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Sec. 25-17. Services and permits.

    (a)     No street shall be constructed nor shall any street be accepted or maintained by the city upon any tract or parcel of land; no street lighting, water or sewer service shall be extended to or connected with any tract or parcel of land; no building, electrical, plumbing, occupancy or other permit or license shall be issued by any department of the city or by any officer or employee for the construction of any building or improvement on land which does not meet the definition of "lot" in section 25-3. This requirement shall not apply to alterations of existing buildings and systems.  For purposes of constructing a building, permits may be issued for a tract or parcel of land consisting of two (2) or more contiguous lots or one (1) lot and a portion of another lot and considered as a single lot under the following conditions:

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    SECTION 2.    This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.
    PASSED this 3rd day of January, 2006.