Native vegetation: indigenous plant species that occur naturally in a particular region or environment.
NE Sewer Area: an area either within the City of Snohomish’s Urban Growth Boundary or within the City limits of the City of Snohomish and located generally north of Blackmans Lake and east of State Route 9, as depicted on a map attached as Exhibit A to Ordinance 2252.
New construction: for the purposes of determining insurance rates in flood hazard areas, structures for which the “start of construction” commenced on or after the effective date of an initial Flood Insurance Rate Map or after December 31, 1974, whichever is later, and includes any subsequent improvements to such structures. For floodplain management purposes, “new construction” means structures for which the “start of construction” commenced on or after the effective date of a floodplain management regulation adopted by a community and includes any subsequent improvements to such structures.
No net loss: avoiding new adverse impacts to ecological processes and functions. The term “net” recognizes that any development has potential for short-term or long-term impacts and that through application of appropriate development standards, avoidance of impacts and use of mitigation measures, those impacts will not diminish the resources and values as they currently exist. This standard is achieved by appropriately regulating individual developments through the permit review process.
Nonconforming: an existing structure, lot, or use lawfully created but no longer fully consistent with present regulations after passage of an ordinance codified in this title.
Nursing/convalescent home: a structure and/or premises required to be licensed as a nursing home under Chapter 18.51 RCW and providing convalescent or chronic care, or both, for a period in excess of twenty-four (24) consecutive hours for patients who, by reason of illness or infirmity, are unable to properly care for themselves; but excluding contagious, communicable, or mental illness cases and surgery or primary treatments such as are customarily provided for in hospitals. Group residential facilities and treatment centers are also excluded. (Ord. 2401, 2020)