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(A) General regulations. Every commercial camping area shall comply with all sanitary and other requirements prescribed by law or regulations, and the following requirements, unless the following requirements are waived or modified by the Planning Commission:
(1) Every such area where permitted shall be generally located in a wooded area or be screened either by a wooded area or by the natural topography and be at least 1,000 feet from any Residence District, 500 feet from any existing dwelling on adjacent property, or officially designated federal or state numbered highway or county road designated as a primary or secondary highway on the Major Road Plan of Carroll County, 100 feet from any other public road, and 50 feet from any property line in any case.
(2) Each campsite shall have an area of at least 2,000 square feet including parking space for one car, and no camp site shall be closer than 100 feet to any property line. The campsites, together with any nonaccessory buildings, shall not occupy in the aggregate more than 35% of the gross area of the designated camping area.
(3) An adequate water supply having the approval of the Carroll County Health Department shall be provided at one or more convenient locations in every camping area, not less than 150 feet from every site.
(4) Sanitary toilet facilities approved by the Carroll County Health Department shall be provided not more than 600 feet from any site, and if not of a flush-type connection with a sewage disposal unit, such disposal facilities shall be at least 200 feet from all campsites.
(5) Showers or other commonly accepted bathing facilities shall be provided at a ratio of four (two for men, two for women) per 30 campsites at one or more locations, provided that the Planning Commission may waive this requirement when the camping area is of a small primitive type and contains less than 15 campsites.
(6) Sanitary receptacles for the collection and storage of refuse shall be provided at convenient locations to be emptied regularly and the contents disposed of in a sanitary manner.
(7) No vehicular entrance to or exit from any camping area containing more than 15 individual campsites shall be located within 400 feet along the roads of any school, religious establishment, or any institution for children or dependents.
(8) No retail business or merchandising other than that which is subordinate to the operation of the camping areas and intended only for its occupants shall be permitted.
(1) Access points. Provision for separating entering and exiting traffic shall be by means of a grassed median or island-type arrangement, unless owing to exceptional or unusual topographic conditions the Planning Commission agrees to an alternate method.
(2) Camping area road/drives. Provision shall be made to limit two-way traffic whenever possible; where necessary, such roads should be a minimum width of 25 feet. One-way roads and drives should be a minimum of 12 feet in width. All roads and drives shall be designed with regard to the topography and constructed and stabilized to withstand all weather, with dust controlled wherever possible.
(3) Clearing. This activity shall be strictly limited in order to retain as much natural cover as possible. In this connection, provision shall be made for stable and level areas or pads on each individual site to safely accommodate camping vehicles and facilities.
(4) Campsite arrangements. Campsites shall be arranged along loop, horseshoe, or daisy-type drives in order to promote the maximum amount of privacy possible to the individual campsite unless an alternate method can be clearly demonstrated to carry out the objective of maximum privacy and adequate design. Open space areas shall effectively separate groups of campsites (usually not exceeding 30) from one another. Each individual campsite shall be numbered and clearly marked on a concrete, redwood, or other acceptable permanent marker and correspond with any approved site development plan.
(5) Fencing and screening. This shall be provided wherever necessary and needed by virtue of topographic or other conditions.
(6) Fire control. In addition to any requirements of state or county fire laws, a fire control plan shall be outlined and submitted for the Planning Commission’s review and consideration. In addition, the site development plan shall indicate fire pits to be provided and designed to discourage indiscriminate fire building throughout the camping area.
(7) Site development plan. Any new commercial camping area or any expansion or modification of an existing commercial camping area shall be subject to the requirements of § 155.059 and the Development Review Manual.
(Ord. 2019-07, passed 12-12-2019)