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99.340 Definitions for KRS 99.330 to 99.510. The following words or terms shall have the following meanings wherever used in KRS <br>99.330 to 99.510, unless a different meaning is clearly indicated by the context: <br>(1) &quot;Slum area&quot; means an area in which there is at least one-fourth (1/4) of all buildings or a predominance of improvements which by reason of dilapidation, deterioration, <br>age or obsolescence, inadequate provision for ventilation, light, sanitation, or open <br>spaces, high density of population and overcrowding, or any combination of such <br>factors, are unsafe or unfit to occupy; are conducive to ill health, transmission of <br>disease, infant mortality, juvenile delinquency, or crime; injuriously affect the entire <br>area; or constitute a menace to the public health, safety and welfare. A slum area <br>may include lands, structures, or improvements, the acquisition of which is <br>necessary in order to assure the proper clearance and redevelopment of the entire <br>area and to prevent the spread or recurrence of slum conditions thereby protecting <br>the public health, safety, and welfare; (2) &quot;Blighted area&quot; means an area (other than a slum area as defined in this section) where by reason of the predominance of defective or inadequate street layout, faulty <br>lot layout in relation to size, adequacy, accessibility, or usefulness, submergency of <br>lots by water or other unsanitary or unsafe conditions, deterioration of site <br>improvements, diversity of ownership, tax delinquency, defective or unusual <br>conditions of title, improper subdivision or obsolete platting, or any combination of <br>such reasons, development of such blighted area (which may include some <br>incidental buildings or improvements) into predominantly housing uses is being <br>prevented; (3) &quot;Redevelopment&quot; means the planning or replanning, design or redesign, acquisition, clearance, development, disposal, rehabilitation, historic preservation, or any <br>combination of these, of a development area and the preparation of such area for <br>such residential, commercial, industrial, public, recreational, or other structures, <br>works, improvements, facilities, or spaces as may be appropriate or necessary. <br>&quot;Redevelopment&quot; and derivatives thereof shall mean develop as well as redevelop; (4) &quot;Community&quot; means any city or county; <br>(5) &quot;Mayor&quot; means the mayor of a city or the county judge/executive of a county, or the officer thereof having the duties customarily imposed upon the executive head of a <br>city or county; (6) &quot;Council&quot; means the legislative authority of a city or the fiscal court of a county; <br>(7) &quot;Redevelopment project&quot; means any or a combination of one (1) or more of the following: <br>(a) Acquisition of a slum area or a blighted area (as defined in this section); <br>(b) Demolition, removal, rehabilitation, or historic preservation of structures and improvements; (c) Installation, construction, or reconstruction of streets, utilities, and other site improvements essential to the preparation of sites for uses in accordance with <br>the development plan; and (d) Making the land available for development or redevelopment by private enterprise or public bodies for uses in accordance with the development plan; (8) &quot;Development area&quot; means the area of a redevelopment project; <br>(9) &quot;Development plan&quot; means a plan for the redevelopment of all or any part of a development area; (10) &quot;Agency&quot; means a public corporate body created pursuant to KRS 99.350; <br>(11) &quot;Public body&quot; means any city, county, commission, district authority, or other public body or political subdivision of the Commonwealth; (12) &quot;Area of operation&quot; means: (a) In the case of a city, the area within the city and the area within five (5) miles of the territorial boundaries thereof, except that the area of operation of a city <br>under KRS 99.330 to 99.510 shall not include any area which lies within the <br>territorial boundaries of another city unless a resolution has been adopted by <br>the council of the other city declaring a need therefor; and (b) In the case of a county, the area within the county, except that the area of operation of a county shall not include any area which lies within the <br>territorial boundaries of a city unless a resolution has been adopted by the <br>council of the city declaring a need therefor; (13) &quot;Real property&quot; includes all lands, including improvements and fixtures thereon, and property of any nature appurtenant thereto, or used in connection therewith, and <br>every estate, interest, and right, legal or equitable, therein, including terms for years <br>and liens by way of judgment, mortgage, or otherwise and the indebtedness secured <br>by such liens; (14) &quot;Planning commission&quot; means a city, county, or joint city-county planning and zoning commission or a planning commission established pursuant to the provisions <br>of KRS Chapter 100 having authority and responsibility with respect to the area of <br>the community; and (15) &quot;Bonds&quot; means any bonds, notes, interim certificates, debentures, or other obligations. Effective: July 15, 2002 <br>History: Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 307, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2002. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 23, sec. 6, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1968 Ky. Acts <br>ch. 152, sec. 84. -- Created 1950 Ky. Acts ch. 119, sec. 3.