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In this code, unless otherwise provided or the context otherwise requires:

Areawide” means throughout the borough, both inside and outside all cities in the borough;

Assembly” means the Fairbanks North Star Borough assembly;

Borough” means the Fairbanks North Star Borough;

City” means a general law first or second class city or a home rule city;

Clerk” means the clerk of the Fairbanks North Star Borough assembly;

Council” means the governing body of a city;

Crime” means an offense for which a sentence of imprisonment is authorized; a crime is either a felony or a misdemeanor;

Deputy presiding officer” means that assemblymember elected by the assembly to preside if the presiding officer is not present;

Election” means a regular or special borough election and does not include a state election;

Includes” means “includes but is not limited to”;

Mayor” means the elected or appointed mayor of the borough;

Misdemeanor” means a crime for which a sentence of imprisonment for a term of more than one year may not be imposed;

Municipality” means a political subdivision incorporated under the laws of the state that is a home rule or general law city, a home rule or general law borough, or a unified municipality;

Natural person” means a human being, as opposed to an artificial person such as a corporation, etc.;

Nonareawide” means throughout the area of the borough outside all cities in the borough;

Offense” means conduct for which a sentence of imprisonment or fine is authorized; an offense is either a crime or a violation;

Owner” or “record owner” means the owner of record or purchaser of record as shown in the records of the district recorder;

Person” means an individual, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, corporation, estate trust, business trust, receiver, or any group or combination acting as a unit;

Personal property” means tangible property other than real property, such as merchandise, stock in trade, machinery, equipment, furniture, fixtures, vehicles, boats, and aircraft;

Power” means the provision of a public facility or service, or the exercise of a regulatory power;

Presiding officer” means that assemblymember elected by the assembly to preside at assembly meetings;

Property” means real and personal property;

Published” means appearing at least once in a newspaper of general circulation distributed in the borough;

Real property” means land and improvements, all possessory rights and privileges appurtenant to the property, and includes personal property affixed to the land or improvements;

Regular election” means the borough election held on the first Tuesday in October;

School board” means the school board of the Fairbanks North Star Borough school district;

Special election” means a borough election and does not include a regular election, service area election or a state election;

State” means the state of Alaska;

Streetincludes streets, avenues, boulevards, roads, lanes, alleys, and other ways;

Subdivision” means:

1. The division of a parcel of land into two or more lots or other divisions for the purpose of sale or building development, includes resubdivision, and relates to the process of subdividing or to the land subdivided;

2. Does not include cadastral plats, cadastral control plats, open-to-entry plats, or remote parcel plats created by or on behalf of the state regardless of whether these plats include easements or other public dedication;

Violation” is a quasi-criminal offense punishable only by a fine, but not by imprisonment or other penalty; conviction of a violation does not give rise to any disability or legal disadvantage based on conviction of crime; a person charged with a violation is not entitled:

1. To have a trial by jury, or

2. To have a public defender or other counsel appointed at public expense to represent the person;

Voter” means a person as defined at Chapter 5.04 FNSBC. (Ord. 2012-05 § 3, 2012; amended during 2004 republication; Ord. 86-071 § 2, 1986. 2004 Code § 1.03.160.)