1274.17  PARKING AND USAGE OF RECREATIONAL VEHICLES IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS.
   (a)   Recreational vehicles shall include such vehicles commonly referred to as motor homes, camper trailers, travel trailers, utility trailers (both open and enclosed), all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), jet skis, golf carts, boats, motor homes and boat trailers.
   (b)   An open utility trailer will be defined as a vehicle designed to be pulled by a motor vehicle which is used to carry personal property, trash, or special equipment that is twenty (20) feet or less in length and can have one (1) or two (2) axles and rated to carry no more than seven thousand (7,000) GVWR. An enclosed utility trailer will be defined as a vehicle designed to be pulled by a motor vehicle which is used to carry personal property, trash, or special equipment that is twenty-four (24) feet or less in length and can have one (1) or two (2) axles and rated to carry no more than ten thousand (10,000) GVWR.
   (c)   A recreational vehicle may be parked or stored outside a fully enclosed garage, other accessory building or on a driveway provided it shall not:
      (1)   Overhang in the public right-of-way
      (2)   Be parked or stored on a public street or alley right-of-way
      (3)   Be parked or stored in the required front setback of the principal building or on that part of the driveway which may be located in the required front setback of principal building
      (4)   Impose a safety hazard by partially or fully impeding the line of sight
   (d)   Recreational vehicles may be parked subject to the conditions stipulated in sub-section (c) provided that no living quarters shall be maintained therein, or any business conducted in connection therewith while such vehicle is stored or parked and that no connection is made to any utilities except for (f), (g), and (h) below. Electrical connections shall be allowed for the expressed purpose of charging vehicle batteries and other such devices.
   (e)   Only two (2) recreational vehicles as defined in subsection (a) are permitted to be parked outdoors on a property at any given time.
   (f)   Recreational vehicles may be parked in a front yard or the driveway for the purposes of loading and unloading for a period not to exceed seventy-two (72) hours within a calendar week. The first day of a calendar week shall be Monday.
   (g)   Recreational vehicles may be parked in a front driveway for the purpose of active maintenance for a period of up to two weeks within a six-month period with prior notification to the Zoning Department Official.
   (h)   A motor home or camper trailer for guests visiting a residential property may be parked in the front driveway only, for no more than thirty (30) days in any six (6) month period with prior notification and approval from the Zoning Department Official. Such allowed vehicle shall not be used as living quarters by either the residents of the property or visiting guests.
   (i)   If the recreational vehicle is parked or stored in a side yard, it shall be parked on an impervious surface, such as asphalt or concrete that shall be, at a minimum, the same size or dimensions as is the recreational vehicle. Recreational vehicles in a rear yard shall be parked on either an impervious surface or gravel pad that shall be, at a minimum, of the same size or dimensions as is the recreational vehicle or greater, but at no time shall such vehicle be parked on grass, dirt or similar surface.
   (j)   Recreational vehicles parked in the rear yard shall be a minimum of five (5) feet from any property line unless they are parked on an impervious surface.
   (k)   All recreational vehicles shall be kept operational and carry a current year's license or registration. Any vehicle that does not contain a current year's license or registration shall be placed in a completely enclosed building or removed from the property.
(Ord. 12-18.  Passed 7-10-18.)