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Planning Word of the Day

donk

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Reading our Land Titles Act and came across a series of words that I kind of understood, but did not know, here are some planning words of the day.

hereditaments - property that can be inherited
usufructs - something to do with leasing or holding property, but not destroying or consuming it.
messuages - the property and all associated buildings

Thought I should share these words, now go forth and confuse the public with even more jargon.

Please feel free to add more from your by-laws , acts, regulations, bills laws etc. Bonus points for people who can actually use these in a sentence, that conveys the meaning.
 

SW MI Planner

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Eleemosynary - As in "hospitals and institutions of an eleemosynary nature"

Means 'supported by charity'

This is actually in our zoning ordinance...wish me luck...
 

Dan

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donk said:
usufructs
I don't think we should allow that sort of language on here.

What about extremely archaic land uses such as haberdasheries (clothing stores), velodromes (bicycle racing arenas) and pherenologists (fortune tellers that interpret head bumps), which I've seen in the Buffalo zoning code? I've also seen nanotoriums (swimming pools), jook joint (bar patronized primarily by African-Americans - I've really seen this term!) and tippling house (tavern). Let's not forget the classic telegraph office.
 

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Seabishop said:
Add "neo," "post" or "psuedo" as prefixes and you are an instant intellectual!
Oh, that building? It's neo-eleemosynary...

Yikes... (And that one was in my last code book, too.)
 

nerudite

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Re: Re: Planning Word of the Day

Dan said:


I don't think we should allow that sort of language on here.

What about extremely archaic land uses such as haberdasheries (clothing stores), velodromes (bicycle racing arenas) and pherenologists (fortune tellers that interpret head bumps), which I've seen in the Buffalo zoning code? I've also seen nanotoriums (swimming pools), jook joint (bar patronized primarily by African-Americans - I've really seen this term!) and tippling house (tavern). Let's not forget the classic telegraph office.
I've seen natatorium a lot... it just means indoor swimming pool. Up here it's still a fairly common word in bylaws, as most swimming pools are indoors. Otherwise, left outdoors, they are called skating rinks. :)
 

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Re: Re: Planning Word of the Day

Dan said:
haberdasheries
[ot]One of the KC area's native son's done well, Harry S Truman was a haberdasher. My Great great grandfather was a haberdasher. The word is still used in polite conversation in the KC area. I often seek the advice of my personal haberdasher Leon, at the Men's Wearhouse(tm) in Overland Park.[/ot]
 

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Re: Re: Re: Planning Word of the Day

El Guapo said:
I often seek the advice of my personal haberdasher Leon, at the Men's Wearhouse(tm) in Overland Park.
[ot]I gah-run-tee it!

I just needed to say that. :D[/ot]
 

el Guapo

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Dan said:


[ot]I gah-run-tee it!

I just needed to say that. :D[/ot]
When you know who is doing the TV commercials for Peter's Clothiers in KC young Jedi you will have become a full fledged KansasCitian.
 

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Re: Re: Re: Planning Word of the Day

nerudite said:


I've seen natatorium a lot... it just means indoor swimming pool. Up here it's still a fairly common word in bylaws, as most swimming pools are indoors. Otherwise, left outdoors, they are called skating rinks. :)
Natatorium is stull used here as well - maybe it's a northern thing. Everybody knows the 'Nat on the UW-Madison campus.
 

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Here's the Cyburbia word of the day for Tuesday, 7 January 2003.
 

donk

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We had the velodrome problem come up recently in dieppe. we just built a new track there and had to lobby the planning commission about construction standards (engineered vs non engineered drawings), parking standards (area of a 250m *7m plus infield area) and other planning items. In the end we used active park standards.

Watch out for Brian Lopes of the US in the next few years on the track and don't forget about Marty Northstein (sp?) or Rebecca Twigg.
 
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Jeff

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donk said:

usufructs
I find that highly offensive....This is a family-oriented message board and all I ever see are talks about drugs, porn, and usurfructs!

Where is the moderator??

Funny that velodrome is in the Buffalo code. What are there like 10 in North America (one being 45 mins from my house).

The closest one to Buffalo is probably Kissena, in NYC. And that is an "abandoned" track that is still used.
 

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Watch out, track is on the rebound. we have 7 in canada including the only indoor one in North America. There are plans for atleast 2 more in Quebec and hopefully a good track in Ontario.

They are as follows

Victoria
Burnaby (Indoors)
Calgary
Delhi (being kind, it is shaped like a cigar with really steep banks that is not in very good condition)
Bromont (the atlanta track)
Quebec City
Dieppe (only 1.5 hours from my house, wee)

You don't know fun until you ride a bike with 1 fixed gear, no brakes going 40 km / hour with 15 guys around you. My next silly / discretionary purchase will hopefully be a track bike.
 

donk

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silviculture is tree farming, aquaculture is fish farming.

In some areas of our province silviculture is huge business.
 

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donk said:
silviculture is tree farming, aquaculture is fish farming.

In some areas of our province silviculture is huge business.
duh. need more coffee....

*skulks off to the Mr Coffee*
 

SW MI Planner

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We still have animal husbandry in our ordinance, if that tells you anything about our way of life in these rural parts...
 

el Guapo

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One place I worked had a chicken limit of 6 for an R-1 district. Set the wayback machine to 1900.
 

nerudite

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El Guapo said:
One place I worked had a chicken limit of 6 for an R-1 district. Set the wayback machine to 1900.
Yeah, Davis, CA still has it in their codes too... and they are one of the more progressive cities. Scary, eh?

"A total of not more than six chicken hens or six pigeons or a combination of chicken hens and pigeons not to exceed the number of six, or a total of not more than six rabbits may be kept and maintained in a clean and sanitary pen or structure, no part of which shall be located less than forty feet from any residence, other than a residence owned and occupied by the person owning or in possession of such animals; and, provided further, that the keeping of such animals shall not create a health or nuisance problem. (Code § 8-2.102.)"
 

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One of my favorite pictures of this city was taken in the 1950's right outside my office. It shows Main Street (US Hwy. 12) with a chicken-crossing sign. Yup, there is one crossing in the photo. A guy who lived nearby raised chickens and the sign was something of a landmark, I am told.
 

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Buffalo's municipal code is filled with moldy oldies.

My favorite, from the city's zoning regs ... have a cow, man! Davis has nothing on the City of No Illusions!

§ 78-2. Required acreage and permit for keeping cows.

A.No person, persons or association shall maintain upon their premises within the city limits more than one (1) milch cow unless said premises are in proportion of one (1) acre of land to each and every cow above the number of one (1).



There's a ton of other archaic regulations that are still on the books, though. Reading through these, you would think that Buffalo was a city perpetually trapped not in the 1970s as residents joke, but rather the 1910s.

§ 378-5. Prohibited acts; posting of notices.

D.Every corporation, proprietor or other person owning, operating or controlling any store, factory, theater or other building or room which is used in common by the public or any depot or railroad station shall provide a sufficient number of nonabsorbent receptacles for expectoration and shall provide for the thorough cleansing and disinfection thereof at least once in twenty-four (24) hours.

E.Every corporation, proprietor or other person owning, operating or controlling any store, factory, theater or other building which is used in common by the public or any railway car or other public conveyance or any depot or railway station shall keep permanently posted in each of said places a sufficient number of notices forbidding spitting.

§ 352-1. Speed at public street crossings.

It shall not be lawful for any steam railroad to propel any engine or cars across any public street at grade in the City of Buffalo at a greater rate of speed than six (6) miles per hour.

§ 158-13. Quarantine; posting.

No person shall visit or enter any house wherein is any person sick with small pox or varioloid, except the persons who, at the time said patient was taken sick, were residents of said house, the nurse or nurses employed in the care of such patient and such regularly attending physicians as may be called; nor shall any person who is in constant attendance upon such sick person leave or depart from said house during the time when such sick person remains therein, and not thereafter until the wearing apparel which he or she has worn while in attendance upon such sick person shall have been replaced by clothing which has not been worn in such sickroom, and then only upon a written permit from the Health Commissioner. It shall be the duty of the Health Department to put up and maintain in a conspicuous place at the front entrance of any building, and also at any other entrance thereof, in which there shall be any person sick or infected with smallpox, varioloid, scarlet fever or diphtheria (or croup in any form) a card or sign on which shall be written or printed in English and German, Italian or Polish the words designating the infectious disease with which such sick person is affected and to keep the same so posted during all the time when such sick or infected person shall remain in said building. In any cases mentioned in this section, it shall be unlawful to remove or cause to be removed any such placard or notification of warning so placed by the Health Department; and in cases of diphtheria, such placard shall not be removed until bacteriological examinations shall have shown that no further danger from contagion exists; and no person shall, without the permission of the Health Commissioner, remove any such sign or placard so placed on any building. In case any such sign shall have been removed, either by accident or design, it shall be the duty of the person or persons occupying said building to notify the Department of Health thereof forthwith.

§ 66-3. Dense smoke restricted.

C.After a locomotive fueled with coal is in service or ready for service, dense smoke shall be permitted for a period of one (1) minute at any one (1) time but for not more than ten (10) such one-minute periods in any consecutive period of sixty (60) minutes. This provision shall apply to any locomotive in service or being prepared for service in transfer yards or a roundhouse or engaged in switching operations.

§ 66-16. Boilers.

All boilers used in connection with steam shovels, locomotive cranes or used for stationary work shall, when operated, use only anthracite coal, coke, oil, gas or other smokeless fuel.

§ 352-6. Discharging or opening cylinder cocks.

It shall not be lawful for any person in the employ of any railroad company operating within the limits of the city to cause or permit the cylinder cocks of the locomotive under his control to be discharged or opened upon any street crossing in the city. Any person violating the provisions of this section and the company owning the locomotive, the cylinder cocks of which shall be so discharged, shall each pay a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, General Penalty, of this Code.

§ 309-8. Protection of trees, plants and other park property.

No person shall fasten a horse or other animal to any tree or shrub or to any device for the protection of the same or allow a horse to stand within five (5) feet of any tree or shrub in any street or public place of the city.

§ 491-62. Protection of facilities.

No person shall hitch any horse or team or animal to any hydrant, nor shall any person injure any reservoir, pumping station, main or hydrant, watering trough or drinking fountain nor break or enter the same and draw off or waste or cause to be removed any water therefrom.
 
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