For the purposes of this chapter, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given.
"Chief administrative law judge" means the chief administrative law judge of the Office of Administrative Hearings or the delegate of the chief administrative law judge under section 14.48.
"Municipality" means a city, however organized.
"Property owner" means the fee owner of land, or the beneficial owner of land whose interest is primarily one of possession and enjoyment. Property owner includes, but is not limited to, vendees under a contract for deed and mortgagors. Any reference to a percentage of property owners means in number.
"Related governing body" means the governing body of a related governmental subdivision and, in the case of an organized town, means the town board.
"Related governmental subdivision" means a municipality or organized town wherein there is a territorial unit of a district or, in the case of an unorganized area, the county.
"Territorial unit" means all that part of a district situated within a single municipality, within a single organized town outside of a municipality, or, in the case of an unorganized area, within a single county.