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The following words and terms, when used in this title, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section. Words not defined herein shall be given the meanings ordinarily applied to such words.
ACCESSORY BUILDING OR USE: A subordinate building or use which is located on the same lot on which the main building or use is situated and which is reasonably necessary and incidental to the conduct of the primary use of such building or to the main use.
AGRICULTURAL USE: The commercial and noncommercial raising, harvesting and selling of crops; the feeding, breeding, management and sale of, or the produce of, livestock, poultry, furbearing animals or honeybees; truck gardening; nursery; or any other agricultural or horticultural use of animal husbandry or farming or any combination thereof.
APPLICANT: Person, firm, group or organization who makes application under this title.
BLOCK: A group of lots, tracts, or parcels within well defined boundaries, usually streets.
BOARD: The board of county commissioners of Custer County, Idaho.
BUILDING: A structure designed or used as the living quarters for one or more families or a structure designed or used for occupancy by people for commercial, agricultural, or industrial uses.
BUILDING HEIGHT: The vertical distances measured from the sidewalk level or its equivalent established grade opposite the middle of the front of the building to the highest point of the roof in the case of a flat roof, and to the mean height level between eaves and ridge of a gabled roof; provided, that where buildings are not back from the street line, the height of the building may be measured from the average elevation of the finished lot grade at the front of the building.
BUILDING SETBACK LINE: An imaginary line established by a zoning ordinance that requires all buildings to be set back a certain distance from lot lines.
BUILDING SITE: An area proposed or provided and improved by grading, filling, excavation or other means for erecting pads for buildings.
CITY: City of Challis, Idaho.
CITY ENGINEER: An engineer employed by the city, either as a contracted position or as a city employee.
COMMISSION: The planning and zoning commission of the city of Challis, Idaho, as appointed by the city council.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: A comprehensive plan or parts thereof, providing for the future growth and improvement of the city and for the general location and coordination of streets and highways, schools and recreation areas, public building sites, and other physical development, which shall have been duly adopted by the council.
CONDOMINIUM: An estate consisting of an undivided interest in common in real property, in an interest or interests in real property, or in any combination thereof; together with a separate interest in real property, in an interest or interests in real property, or in any combination thereof.
CONTIGUOUS PARCEL OR LOT: Any unplatted or platted parcels of land under the same ownership that touch each other. If parcels are separated or divided by platted roads or city and state highways, they shall not be considered contiguous.
COUNCIL: The city council of the city of Challis, Idaho.
COUNTY RECORDER: The office of the county recorder of Custer County, Idaho.
DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT: A written agreement or a written commitment that affects the use of development of a parcel of property that is the subject of a rezone or development request. A written commitment shall also be known as a development agreement.
DWELLING: A building or portion thereof, designed exclusively for residential occupancy, including one-family, two-family and multiple-family dwellings, but not including hotels, boarding and lodging houses.
FLOODPLAIN: A floodplain is defined by FEMA maps and controlled through the "flood control ordinance" of the city of Challis.
HOME OCCUPATION: Any use customarily conducted entirely within a dwelling and carried on by the inhabitants thereof, which use is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the dwelling for dwelling purposes and complies with subsection 10-10-4B6 of this title.
LOT: A parcel or plat of land occupied or suitable for occupancy by one main building or use, with accessory buildings, including the open spaces required by this title, and having its principal frontage upon a public street or highway.
LOT AREA: The area of any lot shall be determined exclusive of street, highway, alley, road, or other rights of way.
LOT TYPES: As used in these regulations, lot types are as follows:
Corner Lot: A lot located at the intersection of two (2) or more streets.
Interior Lot: A lot other than a corner lot, with frontage on only one street.
Through Lot: A lot with frontage on more than one street other than a corner lot.
MANUFACTURED HOME: A structure, constructed according to the HUD/FHA manufactured/mobile home construction and safety standards, built after July 1, 1976, transportable in one or more sections, and may be sited on lots within the city limits after meeting the following requirements. Manufactured homes do not include recreational vehicles.
A. The manufactured home shall be multisectional.
B. The roof must meet snow load recommendations of the county but at a minimum shall be a pitched roof, except that no standards shall require a slope of greater than a nominal three feet (3') in height for each twelve feet (12') in width.
C. The manufactured home shall be placed on an excavated and backfilled foundation and enclosed at the perimeter such that the home is located not more than twelve inches (12") above grade.
D. The manufactured home shall have exterior siding and roofing which in color, material and appearance is similar to the exterior siding and roofing materials commonly used on surrounding dwellings.
E. The manufactured home shall have a foundation fascia that is similar in appearance and durability to the masonry foundation of site built dwellings and which surround the entire perimeter of the structure and completely enclose the space between the siding and the finished grade.
F. The manufactured home shall be permanently affixed and set upon a foundation base having an anchoring system that is totally concealed under the structure. The running gear and towing hitch shall be removed.
G. The manufactured home shall be granted a zoning application from the city to ensure that the manufactured home is placed on site to HUD standards set forth in circular letter 2-83, dated April 8, 1983, or as later amended, published by the Boise service office of HUD regulating the perimeter foundation, the anchoring of the structure to its foundation and other building requirements.
H. The manufactured home shall meet all other state of Idaho requirements.
MOBILE HOME: A transportable structure, built on or before July 1, 1976, which is at least ten (10) body feet in width and forty (40) body feet in length, 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. No mobile home may be placed on a single-family lot within the city after the effective date hereof unless it meets the rehabilitation standards as specified in title 44 of the Idaho Code. Mobile homes do not include recreational vehicles.
MOBILE/MANUFACTURED HOME PARK: Any site or tract of land under single ownership, upon which two (2) or more mobile home habitations are parked, either free of charge or for revenue purposes; including any roadway, building, structure, vehicle or enclosure used or intended for use as a part of the facilities of such park.
OPEN SPACE: An area open to the sky for outdoor recreation activity, exclusive of streets, buildings, or other covered structures.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE: A vehicular type unit primarily designed as temporary living quarters, which is less than ten (10) body feet in width and is less than forty five (45) body feet in length, for recreational, camping, or traveling use, which either has its own motive power or is mounted on or drawn by another vehicle. The basic entities are: travel trailers, camping trailers, truck camper, fifth wheel camper and motor home.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE LOT: A parcel of ground in a recreational vehicle park intended to be rented as a place to park a recreational vehicle for temporary dwelling purposes.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARK: A tract of ground under unified ownership developed for the purpose of providing rental space for parking of recreational vehicles on individual spaces within its confines.
SPECIAL USES: Uses of land or structures, or both, which may be permitted within any use district subject to the provisions of section 10-10-3 of this title.
YARD: An open space, unoccupied and unobstructed from the ground upward, on the same lot with a main building except as otherwise provided in this title.
ZONING ADMINISTRATOR: The zoning administrator shall be the city clerk. (Ord. 499, 4-16-2009)