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Native tree

Any perennial woody plant with one main stem or multiple stems that support secondary branches, that has a distinct and elevated crown, that will commonly reach a height of fifteen feet or greater, and that has a caliper of six inches or greater measured four and one-half feet above the ground level.

Native vegetation

Plant species that are indigenous to the area in question.

Natural or existing topography

The topography of the lot, parcel or tract of real property immediately prior to any site preparation or grading, including excavation or filling.

New development

Any and all development for which a permit is issued after the effective date of the first ordinance establishing this title.

Nonconforming building or structure

Any building or structure which was legally constructed prior to the effective date of the ordinance codified in this title or subsequent amendments under which it would not be permitted as a new structure because it does not conform with the lot area, yard, height or lot coverage restrictions in these regulations, or is designed or intended for a use that does not conform to the use regulations for the district in which it is located, whether at the effective date of the ordinance codified in this title or as the result of subsequent amendments to these regulations.

Nonconforming use

Any use of land, building or structure legally established prior to the effective date of the ordinance codified in this title which does not comply with all of these zoning regulations or of any amendment hereto governing use of the zoning district in which such use is situated.

Nonmotorized trail

A trail designed and managed for nonmotorized uses such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, etc.

Nonprecision instrument runway

A runway having an existing instrument approach procedure utilizing air navigation facilities with only horizontal guidance, or area-type navigation equipment, for which a straight-in nonprecision approach procedure has been approved, or planned, and for which no precision approach facilities are planned.

Nonproject action

An action that involves decisions on policies, plans, or programs, including, but not limited to:

A. The adoption or amendment of legislation, ordinances, rules, or regulations that contain standards controlling use or modification of the environment;

B. The adoption or amendment of comprehensive land use plans or zoning ordinances;

C. The adoption of any policy, plan, or program that will govern the development of a series of connected actions (WAC 197-11-060), but not including any policy, plan, or program for which approval must be obtained from any federal agency prior to implementation;

D. Creation of a district or annexations to any city, town or district;

E. Capital budgets; and

F. Road, street, and highway plans.

2017 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Manual

A system for classifying establishments by the type of economic activity in which they are engaged. This is a common code between the United States, Mexico, and Canada and is replacing the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC).

Noxious matter

Material capable of causing injury to living organisms by chemical reactions, or capable of causing detrimental effects upon the physical or economic well-being of individuals.

Nursing and/or residential care facilities

Establishments engaged in providing inpatient nursing and rehabilitative services. The care is provided for an extended period of time to individuals requiring nursing care. These establishments have a permanent core staff of registered or licensed practical nurses who, along with other staff, provide nursing and continuous personal care services. Examples include convalescent homes or convalescent hospitals (except psychiatric), nursing homes, rest homes with nursing care, and inpatient care hospices. Includes land uses specified in NAICS Industry Group No. 623110.

(Ord. 033/2022 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 013/2019 § 2)