§ 11.01  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   Subd. 1.   ACCESSORY USE OR STRUCTURE.   The use or structure subordinate to the principal use of the land or a building on the same lot or adjoining lot and serving a purpose customarily incidental to the principal use or structure; or any structural addition to the manufactured home which includes awnings, cabanas, carports, porches, gazebos, ramadas, storage cabinets and similar appurtenant structures.  The aggregate area of ACCESSORY STRUCTURES in residential districts shall not exceed 1,000 square feet for lots less than one acre in size and 1,584 square feet for lots equal to or greater than one acre. The maximum number of accessory structures per lot shall be limited to two, and exterior finishes shall be similar to that of the primary structure on the property. Further, for lots less than one acre in size, the maximum dimensions for an accessory structure shall be 26 feet by 38 feet with a maximum height of 20 feet; and for lots equal to or greater than one acre in size, the maximum dimensions for an accessory structure shall be 36 feet by 44 feet, with a maximum height of 25 feet.
(Ord. 259, Second Series, passed 2-17-92; Am. Ord. 474, Second Series, passed 12-17-01)
   Subd. 2.   AGRICULTURE.  The tilling of the soil, the raising of crops, horticulture and gardening.
   Subd. 3.   AIRPORT.  Any runway landing area or other facility designed, used or intended to be used either publicly or privately by any persons for the landing and taking off of aircraft, including all necessary taxiways, aircraft storage and tie-down areas, hangars and other necessary buildings and open spaces.
   Subd. 4.   ALLEY.  Minor ways which are used primarily for vehicular service access to the back or the sides of properties which otherwise abut on streets.
(Ord. 1286, passed 11-11-75)
   Subd. 4.1.  ANTENNA.  Any structure or device used for the purpose of collecting or transmitting electromagnetic waves, including, but not limited to directional antennas, such as panels, microwave dishes and satellite dishes and omni-directional antennas, such as whip antennas.
(Ord. 384, Second Series, passed 5-28-97)
   Subd. 5.   APARTMENT.  A room or suite of rooms in a multi-family or multi-use building arranged and intended as a place of residence of a single family or a group of individuals living together as a single housekeeping unit.
   Subd. 6.   AUTOMOBILE REPAIR, MAJOR.  General repair, rebuilding or reconditioning of engines, motor vehicles or trailers, collision services including body, frame or fender straightening or repair, overall painting or paint shop and vehicle steam cleaning.
   Subd. 7.   AUTOMOBILE REPAIR, MINOR.  Incidental body or fender work, or other minor repairs, painting and upholstering, replacement of parts and motor service to passenger cars, trucks not exceeding one and one-half ton capacity, but not including any operation named under AUTOMOBILE REPAIR, MAJOR or any other similar use thereto.
   Subd. 8.   AUTOMOBILE OR TRAILER SALES.  An open area other than a street used for the display, sale or rental of new or used motor vehicles or trailers in operable condition and where no repair work is done.
   Subd. 9.   AUTOMOBILE WRECKING.  The dismantling or disassembling of used motor vehicles or trailer or the storage, sale or dumping of dismantled, partially dismantled, obsolete or wrecked vehicles or their parts.
   Subd. 10.    BASEMENT.  The portion of a building between floor and ceiling having part, but not more than one-half its height below grade.
   Subd. 11.   BLOCK.  A tract of land bordered on all sides by streets, or by one or more streets and a railroad right-of-way, stream or river or unsubdivided acreage.
   Subd. 12.   BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND APPEALS.  The Council is hereby constituted and established as the Board of Adjustment and Appeals.  The City Engineer shall be an ex officio member without the right to vote.
   Subd. 13.   BUILDABLE LOT AREA.  The part of the lot not included within the open areas required by this chapter.
   Subd. 14.   BUILDING.  Any structure for the shelter, support or enclosure of persons, animals, chattels or property of any kind.
   Subd. 15.   BUILDING, HEIGHT OF.  The vertical distance from the grade at a building line to the highest point of the coping of a flat roof or to the deck line of a mansard roof, or to the average height of the highest gable of a pitch or hip roof.
   Subd. 16.   BUILDING LINE.  A line parallel to the street right-of-way line at any story level of a building and representing the minimum distance which all or any part of the building is set back from the right-of-way line.
   Subd. 17.   BUILDING MAIN.  A building in which is conducted the principal use of the lot upon which it is situated.
   Subd. 18.   BUILDING PERMIT.  A permit issued by the city for construction on a specific piece of property for a specified purpose.  The permit is only issued when all provisions of the City Code are complied with.
   Subd. 19.   BUILDING ACCESSORY.  A subordinate building, the use of which is incidental to that of a main building on the same lot or adjoining lot.
   Subd. 20.   CELLAR.  The portion of a building between floor and ceiling which is more than one- half its height below grade.
   Subd. 21.   CEMETERY.  Land used or intended to be used for the burial of the human dead and dedicated as a CEMETERY for such purpose.
   Subd. 22.   CHURCH or SYNAGOGUE.  Includes the following:  church, synagogue, rectory, parish house or similar building incidental to the particular use which is maintained and operated by an organized group of people for religious purposes.
   Subd. 23.   CLINIC.  A place used for the care, diagnosis and treatment of sick, ailing, infirm and injured persons and those who are in need of medical or surgical attention, but who are not provided with board, or room not kept overnight on the premises.
   Subd. 24.   CLUB.  A non-profit association of persons who are bona fide members, paying regular dues, and are organized for some common purpose, but not including a group organized solely or primarily to render a service customarily carried on as a commercial enterprise.
(Ord. 1286, passed 11-11-75)
   Subd. 24.1.  COMMERCIAL WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES.  Licensed commercial wireless telecommunication services including cellular, personal communication services (PCS), specialized mobilized radio (SMR), enhanced specialized mobilized radio (ESMR), paging and similar services.
(Ord. 384, Second Series, passed 5-28-97)
   Subd. 25.   COMMISSION.  The Planning Commission of the city.
   Subd. 26.   COMMON AREA.  Any area or space designed for joint use of tenants.
(Ord. 1286, passed 11-11-75)
   Subd. 27.   CONDITIONAL USE.  A use which is not specifically allowed in a zoning district, but may be allowed if approval is given by the Planning Commission.
(Ord. 1305, passed 3-28-77)
   Subd. 28.   CONVALESCENT, NURSING OR REST HOME.  Any building or group of buildings providing personal assistance or nursing care for those dependent upon the services by reason of age or physical or mental impairment but not for the treatment of contagious diseases, addicts or mental illnesses.
   Subd. 29.   COURT.  An open unoccupied and unobstructed space, other than a yard, on the same lot with a building or group of buildings.
(Ord. 1286, passed 11-11-75)
   Subd. 29.1.  DAY CARE FACILITY.
      A.   Any facility, public or private, which for gain or otherwise regularly provides one or more persons with care, training, supervision, habilitation, rehabilitation or developmental guidance on a regular basis, for periods of less than 24 hours per day, in a place other than the person’s own home.
      B.   DAY CARE FACILITIES include, but are not limited to:  family day care homes, group family day care homes, day care centers, day nurseries, nursery schools, daytime activity centers, day treatment programs and day services.
(Ord. 21, Second Series, passed 10-27-81)
   Subd. 30.   DENSITY.  Number of dwelling units per acre.
   Subd. 31.   DISTRICT.  Any section of the city for which the regulations governing the use of buildings and premises and the height and area of buildings are uniform.
   Subd. 32.   DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT.  Any eating or drinking establishment designed for food or drinks to be consumed by persons in vehicles parked on the premises.
   Subd. 33.   DRIVEWAY.  A minor private way used by vehicles and pedestrians.
(Ord. 1286, passed 11-11-75)
   Subd. 34.   DWELLING.  Any building or portion thereof designed or used exclusively as the residence or sleeping place of one or more persons but not including a tent, cabin, boarding or rooming house, hotel or motel.
(Ord. 45, Second Series, passed 7-27-82)
   Subd. 35.   DWELLING, SINGLE-FAMILY.  A building designed for or occupied by one family.
   Subd. 36.   DWELLING, TWO-FAMILY.  A building designed for or occupied by two families.
   Subd. 37.   DWELLING, MULTIPLE.  A building or portion thereof designed for or occupied by three or more families.
   Subd. 38.   DWELLING UNIT.  One room, or a suite of two or more rooms, designed for or used by one family for living and sleeping purposes and having a kitchen or kitchenette.
   Subd. 39.   DWELLING UNIT - OWNER OCCUPIED.  A group of two or more dwelling units on a parcel of land, where each occupant is the owner of his or her own dwelling unit.
   Subd. 40.   FAMILY.  A person living alone, or two or more persons related by blood or marriage living together as a housekeeping unit, and occupying a single dwelling unit or a group of not more than five persons, who need not be related by blood or marriage, living together as a housekeeping unit by joint agreement and occupying a single dwelling unit on a non-profit, cost sharing basis.
   Subd. 41.   FILLING STATION, SERVICE STATION or GAS STATION.  Any building or premises used principally for the dispensing, sale or offering for sale at retail of automobile fuels or oils.
   Subd. 42.   FRONTAGE.  All the property on one side of a street or place between two intersecting streets or places (crossing or terminating) measured along the line of the street or place, or if the street or place is dead-ended, then all the property abutting on one side between an intersecting street or place and the dead end of the street or place, but not including the dead end of the street.
   Subd. 43.   GARAGE, PRIVATE.  An accessory building designed or used for the storage of motor- driven vehicles which are owned by the occupants of the building to which it is accessory.
(Ord. 1286, passed 11-11-75)
   Subd. 43.1.  GRAVEL PIT.  See MINING.
(Ord. 165, Second Series, passed 1-5-88)
   Subd. 44.   GROUP HOME.  A state-licensed group home serving mentally retarded or physically handicapped persons.
(Ord. 113, Second Series, passed 4-30-85)
   Subd. 45.   HOME OCCUPATION.  Any occupation which is customarily incidental to the principal use of the premises and is conducted by a resident occupant.
   Subd. 46.   HOSPITAL.  An institution providing health services primarily for in-patient medical or surgical care of the sick or injured and including related facilities such as laboratories, out-patient department, training facilities, central service facilities and staff offices which are an integral part of the facility.
   Subd. 47.   HOTEL.  A building used as the abiding place of six or more persons who are for compensation lodged with or without meals.
   Subd. 48.   JUNK YARD.  A place where waste, discarded or salvaged materials are bought, sold, exchanged, baled, packed, disassembled or handled; including auto wrecking yards, house wrecking yards, used material yards, but not including pawn shops, antique shops and places for the sale, purchase or storage of used furniture and household equipment, used cars in operable condition or salvaged materials incidental to manufacturing operations.
(Ord. 1286, passed 11-11-75)
   Subd. 48.1.  LANDFILL, DEMOLITION WASTE.  A place for the disposal of demolition wastes, including waste building materials, packaging and rubble resulting from construction, remodeling, repair and demolition.  The definition does not include waste that must be deposited in a sanitary landfill.  Dumping must be in accordance with Minnesota Pollution Control Agency regulations. The facility must secure applicable state and county permits.
   Subd. 48.2.  LANDFILL, SOLID WASTE.  A place for the disposal of solid waste including garbage, refuse and other discarded solid materials resulting from residential, commercial and industrial and community activities.  Disposal must be in accordance with Minnesota Pollution Control Agency regulations.  Facility must secure applicable state, federal and county permits.
   Subd. 48.3.  LANDFILL, SOLID WASTE PROCESSING FACILITY.  A place for processing solid waste prior to its final disposal; could include transfer station, waste to energy incinerator and/or recycling center.  Operator and/or owners must secure state, federal and county permits.
(Ord. 165, Second Series, passed 1-5-88)
   Subd. 49.   LODGING AND BOARDING HOUSE.  A building other than a hotel where, for compensation and by prearrangement for definite periods, meals or lodging and meals and incidental services are provided for 16 or fewer persons.
(Ord. 352, Second Series, passed 12-29-95)
   Subd. 50.   LOT - BUILDING.  For zoning purposes, as covered by this chapter, a parcel of land of at least sufficient size to meet minimum zoning requirements for use, coverage and area and to provide the yards and other open spaces as are herein required.  The LOT shall have frontage on an improved public street and may consist of a single lot of record; a portion of a lot of record; a combination of complete lots of record, of complete lots of record and portions of lots of record, provided that it is recorded as one lot; a parcel of land described by metes and bounds description; provided that in no case of division or combination shall any residual lot or parcel be created which does not meet the requirements of this chapter.
   Subd. 51.   LOT FRONTAGE.  The front of a lot shall be construed to be the portion nearest the street. For the purpose of determining yard requirements on corner lots and through lots, all sides of a lot adjacent to streets shall be considered FRONTAGE and yards shall be provided as indicated under YARDS in this section.
   Subd. 52.   LOT LANES.  The lines bounding a lot.
   Subd. 53.   LOT MEASUREMENTS.
      A.   DEPTH OF A LOT.  The distance between the midpoints of straight lines connecting the foremost points of the side lot lines in front and the rearmost points of the side lot lines in the rear.
      B.   WIDTH OF A LOT.  The distance between the straight lines connecting front and rear lot lines at each side of the lot measured across the rear of the required front yard; provided, however, that width between side lot lines at their foremost points (where they intersect with the street line) shall not be less than 80% of the required lot width, except in the case of lots on the turning circle of a cul-de-sac, where the 80% requirement shall not apply.
   Subd. 54.   LOT AREA.  The lot area shall be computed from the area contained in a horizontal plane defined by the lot lines.
   Subd. 55.   LOT OF RECORD.  A lot which is part of a subdivision, the map of which has been recorded in the office of the County Recorder, or a lot described by metes and bounds, the description of which has been recorded in the office of the County Recorder.
   Subd. 56.   LOT, CORNER.  A lot located at the intersection of two or more streets.  A lot abutting on a curved street or streets shall be considered a corner lot if straight lines drawn from the foremost points of the side lot lines to the foremost point of the lot meet at an interior angle of less than 120 degrees.
   Subd. 57.   LOT, INTERIOR.  A lot other than a corner lot with only one frontage on a street other than an alley.
   Subd. 58.   LOT THROUGH.  A lot having frontage on two parallel or approximately parallel streets, other than an alley.
   Subd. 59.   LOT COVERAGE.  The percentage of a lot which, when viewed in its horizontal plane, would be covered by a structure or structures, or any part thereof.
   Subd. 60.   MARQUEE.  A permanent roofed structure attached to and supported by the building and projecting over public property.
(Ord. 1286, passed 11-11-75)
   Subd. 61.   MANUFACTURED HOME. 
      A.   A structure, transportable in one or more sections, which in the traveling mode, is eight body feet or more in width or 40 body feet or more in length, or, when erected on site, is 320 or more square feet, and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical systems contained in it, and which complies with the manufactured home building code established by M.S. § 327.31, Subd. 3, as it may be amended from time to time.
      B.   A manufactured residential unit providing complete, independent living facilities for one family, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation which does not comply with the manufactured home building code is a non-conforming use.
   Subd. 62.   MANUFACTURED HOME LOT.  A parcel of land for the placement of a manufactured home and the exclusive use of its occupants.  For the purpose of this item, the term LOT AREA means the total area reserved for exclusive use of the occupants of a manufactured home.
   Subd. 63.   MANUFACTURED HOME PARK.  A contiguous parcel of land which has been planned and improved for the placement of manufactured homes and site built homes.
   Subd. 64.   MANUFACTURED HOME PARK MANAGEMENT.  The person or group of persons who own or have charge, care or control of the manufactured home park.
   Subd. 65.   MANUFACTURED HOME OCCUPIED AREA.  The area of an individual manufactured home lot which has been covered by a manufactured home and its accessory structures.
   Subd. 66.   MANUFACTURED HOME STAND.  The part of an individual lot which has been reserved for the placement of one manufactured home unit.
   Subd. 67.   MANUFACTURED HOME PARK STREET.  A private way which affords principal means of access to individual manufactured home lots or auxiliary buildings.
   Subd. 68.   MANUFACTURED HOME PERMANENT BUILDING.  A building, except a manufactured home, accessory structure.
(Ord. 45, Second Series, passed 7-27-82)
   Subd. 68a.  MINING.  The extraction of sand, gravel, rock, soil or other material from the land in the amount of 1,000 cubic yards or more and the removing thereof from the site without processing shall be MINING.  The only exclusion from this definition shall be removal of materials associated with construction of a building, provided the removal is an approved item in the building permit.
(Ord. 165, Second Series, passed 1-5-88)
   Subd. 69.   MOTEL.  A series of sleeping or living units, for the lodging of transient guests, offered to the public for compensation, and with convenient access to off-street parking spaces for the exclusive use of the guests or occupants.
   Subd. 70.   NON-CONFORMING USE.  A building, structure or premises legally existing and/or used at the time of adoption of this chapter, or any amendment thereto, and which does not conform with the use provisions of this chapter for the district in which the premises are located.
   Subd. 71.   OPEN AREA or GREENBELT-LANDSCAPED AREA.  The portion of a parcel of land, excluding public right-of-way which is open in character by means of vegetative plantings or landscaping.  OPEN AREA is exclusive of parking area requirements.
   Subd. 72.   PARKING LOT.  A parcel of land containing one or more unenclosed parking spaces whose use is principal to the lot as differentiated from an accessory use, as in a residential lot.
   Subd. 73.   PARKING SPACE.  A surfaced area, enclosed or unenclosed, sufficient in size to store one motor vehicle, together with a paved driveway connecting the parking space with a street or alley and permitting ingress and egress of an automobile.
   Subd. 74.   PERMIT.  A written permit or certification issued by the Building Inspector permitting the construction, alteration and extension of any permanent structure within the city, under provisions of this chapter and regulations issued hereunder.
   Subd. 75.   PROJECTION.  The distance by which a sign extends over public property or beyond the building line.
   Subd. 76.   SCHOOL, PRIMARY, SECONDARY, COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.  Any school having regular sessions with regularly employed instructors teaching subjects which are fundamental and essential for a general academic education, under the supervision of, and in accordance with, the applicable statutes of the state.
   Subd. 77.   SERVICE BUILDING.  A structure housing toilet, lavatory and such other facilities as may be required by this chapter.
   Subd. 78.   SEWER CONNECTION.  The connection consisting of all pipes, fittings and appurtenances from the drain outlet of the mobile home to the inlet of the corresponding sewer riser pipe of the sewerage system serving the mobile home park.
   Subd. 79.   SEWER RISER PIPE.  The portion of the sewer lateral which extends vertically to the ground elevation and terminates at each mobile home lot.
   Subd. 80.   STABLE, PRIVATE.  A stable with a capacity for not more than two horses.
   Subd. 81.   STABLE, PUBLIC.  A stable, other than a private stable, with a capacity for three or more horses.
   Subd. 82.   STORY.  The portion of a building, including between the surface of any floor and the surface of the floor next above it, or, if there be no floor above it, then the space between the floor and the ceiling next above it.
   Subd. 83.   STREET.  A publicly dedicated thoroughfare serving as the principal means of access to abutting property.
   Subd. 84.   STREET LINE.  A dividing line between a lot, tract or parcel of land and a contiguous street.
(Ord. 1286, passed 11-11-75)
   Subd. 85.   STRUCTURE.  Anything constructed or erected on ground or attached to the ground, the use of which requires the permanent location on the ground, or which is attached to something having a permanent location on the ground, including, but not limited to buildings, factories, sheds, cabins, manufactured homes, satellite dishes and other similar items.
(Ord. 122, Second Series, passed 10-19-85)
   Subd. 86.   STRUCTURAL ALTERATIONS.  Any change in the supporting members of a building, such as bearing walls or partitions, columns, beams or girders or any substantial change in the roof or in the exterior walls.
   Subd. 87.   TOURIST HOME.  A building or part thereof, other than a hotel, lodging house or motel, where lodging is provided by a resident family in its home for compensation, mainly for transients.
(Ord. 1286, passed 11-11-75)
   Subd. 87.1.  TOWER.  Any ground or roof mounted pole, spire, structure or combination thereof taller than 15 feet, including supporting lines, cables, wires, braces and masts, intended primarily for the purpose of mounting an antenna, meteorological device or similar apparatus above grade.
(Ord. 384, Second Series, passed 5-28-97)
   Subd. 88.   TRAILER.  See MANUFACTURED HOME.
   Subd. 89.   TRAILER PARK - MANUFACTURED HOME PARK.  A contiguous parcel of land which has been planned and improved for the placement of manufactured homes or site built homes.
(Ord. 49, Second Series, passed 10-1-82)
   Subd. 90.   WATER CONNECTION.  The connection consisting of all pipes, fittings and appurtenances from the water riser pipe to the water inlet pipe of the distribution system within the mobile home.
   Subd. 91.   WATER RISER PIPE.  The portion of the water supply system serving the mobile home park which extends vertically to the ground elevation and terminates at a designated point at each mobile home lot.
   Subd. 92.   YARD.  A required open space unoccupied and unobstructed by any structure or portion of a structure; provided, however, that fences and walls may be permitted in any yard subject to height limitations as indicated herein.  For the purposes of this chapter, accessory use, a private garage may be located within the rear or side yard areas but in no case will they be less than five feet from any property line unless an agreement to build is executed.
   Subd. 93.   YARD, FRONT.  A yard extending between lot lines which intersects a street line, the depth of which is the horizontal distance between the street right-of-way line and a line on the lot which is at all points equidistant from and parallel to the street line.
      A.   In any required front yard, no fence or wall shall be permitted which materially impedes vision across the yard above the height of 30 inches, and no hedge or other vegetation shall be permitted which materially impedes vision across the yard between the heights of 30 inches and ten feet.
      B.   In the case of through lots, unless the prevailing front yard pattern on adjoining lots indicates otherwise, FRONT YARDS shall be provided on all frontages.  Where one of the front yards that would normally be required on a through lot is not in keeping with the prevailing yard pattern, the Building Inspector may waive the requirement for the normal front yard and substitute therefor a special yard requirement which shall not exceed the average of the yards provided on adjacent lots.
      C.   In the case of corner lots, a FRONT YARD of the required depth shall be provided in accordance with the prevailing yard pattern and a second front yard or half the depth required generally for front yards in the district shall be provided on the other frontage.
      D.   In the case of corner lots with more than two frontages, the Building Inspector shall determine the front yard requirements, subject to the following limitations:
         1.   At least one front yard shall be provided having the full depth required generally in the district;
         2.   No other front yard on the lot shall have less than half the full depth required generally.
      E.   Depth of required FRONT YARD shall be measured at right angles to a straight line joining the foremost points of the side lot lines and the foremost point of the lot.  The foremost point of the side lot line, in the case of rounded property corners at street intersections, shall be assumed to be the point at which the side and front lot lines would have met without the rounding.
   Subd. 94.   YARD, REAR.  A yard extending across the rear of the lot between inner side yard lines. In the case of through lots, there will be no REAR YARD.  In the case of corner lots, the REAR YARD shall extend from the inner side yard line of the side yard adjacent to the interior lot to the rear line of the half-depth front yard.  Depth of required rear yards shall be measured at right angles to a straight line across the lot joining the rearmost points of the side lot lines or in the case of a dedicated alley it shall be measured from the rearmost points of the side lot lines when extended to the centerline of said alley.  The forward rear yard line of a required rear yard shall be parallel to the straight line so established.
   Subd. 95.   YARD, SIDE.  A yard extending from the rear line of the required front yard to the rear lot line.  In the case of through lots, side yards shall extend from the rear lines of the front yards required.  Width of required side yards shall be measured at right angles to a straight line joining the ends of front and rear lot lines on the same side of the lot.  The inner side yard line of a required side yard shall be parallel to the straight line so established.
(Ord. 1286, passed 11-11-75)
   Subd. 96.   PROTECTED WATERS.  Those waters of the state identified as public waters or wetlands under M.S. § 105.37, Subd. 14 and 15 and § 105.391, Subd. 1, as they may be amended from time to time.
   Subd. 97.   SHORELAND.  Land located within the following distances from public waters:  1,000 feet from the ordinary high water mark of a lake, pond or flowage; and 300 feet from a river or stream, or the landward extent of a flood plain designated by ordinance on such a river or stream, whichever is greater.  The practical limits of SHORELANDS may be less than the statutory limits where the limits are designated by natural drainage divides at lesser distances, as shown on the official zoning map of the city.
   Subd. 98.   ORDINARY HIGH WATER LEVEL.  The boundary of public waters and wetlands and shall be an elevation delineating the highest water level which has been maintained for a sufficient period of time to leave evidence upon the landscape, commonly that point where the natural vegetation changes from predominantly aquatic to predominantly terrestrial.  For water courses, the ORDINARY HIGH WATER LEVEL shall be the elevation of the top of the bank of the channel.  For reservoirs and flowages, the ORDINARY HIGH WATER LEVEL shall be the operating elevation of the normal summer pool.
(Ord. 34, Second Series, passed 5-29-82)
   Subd. 99.   DWELLING, TWO-FAMILY TWIN HOME.  A building designed exclusively for or occupied exclusively by no more than two families living independently of each other with each unit located on a separate, single parcel of record, with the party wall separating the units acting as a dividing lot line.
(Ord. 106, Second Series, passed 4-2-85)
   Subd. 100.   FOSTER HOME.  A state licensed foster home serving mentally retarded or physically handicapped persons.
(Ord. 113, Second Series, passed 4-30-85)
   Subd. 101.   BED AND BREAKFAST.  Any owner-occupied single-family dwelling that provides three or fewer rooms for rent to guests for no longer than 14 consecutive days.
(Ord. 188, Second Series, passed 6-1-89)
   Subd. 102.   ESSENTIAL SERVICES.  Overhead or underground electrical, gas, stormwater retention ponds, designated wetlands, steam or water distribution systems, structures or collection, communications, supply or disposal systems and structures used by public utilities or governmental departments or commissions or as are required for the protection of the public health, safety or general welfare, including towers, poles, wires, mains, drains, sewers, pipes, conduits, cables, fire alarm boxes, police call boxes, and accessories in connection therewith but not including buildings.
(`80 Code, § 11.01)  (Am. Ord. 502, Second Series, passed 2-17-04; Am. Ord. 543, Second Series, passed 10-16-06)