1.   Temporary construction office or security personnel housing. A temporary structure, mobile home, or trailer may be allowed in any zone to conduct business or provide housing for security personnel during the construction of a permanent building when a valid building permit is in effect; however, such temporary structures, mobile homes, or trailers shall also require an additional permit. Such structure, mobile home, or trailer shall be removed immediately after completion and occupancy of the building, but in no event longer than one year.
2.   Temporary housing in cases of medical hardship. A trailer/RV may be allowed in a residential zone for a temporary specific duration when application for a special permit is obtained through the Zoning Administrator, provided:
a.   Property owner or representative shall provide a letter of request, a physician’s statement verifying the existence of a medical condition which requires temporary full-time care, proof of property ownership, relationship and names of persons to occupy the temporary dwelling and a sketch plan of property showing existing home with proposed structure, access, parking and distances from property lines and other structures.
b.   Permit shall be issued for a 90-day term.
c.   At no time shall a permit exceed 180 days.
d.   Property shall be posted for five (5) days prior to issuance of a permit to allow neighbors the opportunity to object or, in lieu of posting, applicant shall submit approvals signed by all residents within (300) three hundred feet of subject property.
e.   All connections and hook-ups shall meet the health department and building ordinance requirements. A plan for septic disposal shall be submitted.
f.   Trailer/RV shall be removed within 14 days after the intended purpose no longer exists or after the permit has expired.
g.   Occupancy of trailer/RV shall consist of caregivers only, with no more than two (2) occupants.
h.   All property setback requirements for each residential zoning district shall be complied with.
i.   The Public Works Department or the Planning and Zoning Department may require additional conditions as deemed necessary to protect surrounding properties from adverse effects.
j.   In the event a written protest is submitted, the applicant may appeal to the Board of Adjustment for a hearing.
3.   Recovery residences.
a.   Purpose. The purpose of these regulations is to permit persons recovering from substance abuse to reside in a group setting in residential neighborhoods in order to facilitate integration and stabilization and to provide reasonable regulations to maintain the residential character of neighborhoods and prevent a concentration of such facilities in any particular area so as to institutionalize that area.
b.   Registration required. Prior to beginning operations, the owner or operator of a recovery residence shall submit a completed registration form to the Development Services Department on a form established by the Planning and Development Services Manager. The registration shall become effective upon verification by the Zoning Administrator that the registration complies with the requirements of the zoning code and that the recovery residence operator has obtained a Valid Town of Chino Valley business license for the recovery residence. A registration shall terminate when the recovery residence use ceases.
c.   Zoning confirmation. Prior to registration, a request for zoning confirmation may be submitted to the Development Services Department to confirm that the proposed location of the recovery residence is permitted under this section.
d.   Procedures. In addition to the registration form, the applicant shall submit an operations and management plan (“O&MP”) to ensure compliance with state and local laws. O&MP shall include:
(1)   Name and address of the business owner;
(2)   Name, address and telephone number of the property owner and person in control of the property;
(3)   If the business owner and property owner are not the same person or entity, applicant shall provide a notarized letter of authorization from the property owner;
(4)   Emergency contact telephone number;
(5)   The number of persons occupying each bedroom;
(6)   Maximum number of occupants;
(7)   A floor plan;
(8)   Resident screening process; and
(9)   Guest and resident rules of conduct.
e.   Standards. Recovery residences shall be located, developed, and operated in compliance with the following standards:
(1)   O&MP compliance. The recovery residence shall be operated and managed in compliance with the O&MP submitted with registration, a copy of which shall remain on file with the Development Services Department .
(2)   Separation. The minimum separation between recovery residences shall be 5,280 feet as measured from the closest property lines.
(3)   Occupancy. The number of residents, including the house manager, shall not exceed two (2) residents per bedroom with up to three (3) residents in the largest bedroom in the home and a maximum of eleven (11) residents in the home.
(4)   Exterior appearance. There shall be no sign or other exterior indication of a recovery residence visible from the street.
(5)   Parking. Parking for the recovery residence shall be on-site and comply with Chino Valley Unified Development Ordinance Section 4.22 Off-Street Parking and Loading Regulations.
(6)   Tenancy. No recovery residence shall house any person whose tenancy would constitute a direct threat to the health or safety of other persons or would result in substantial physical damage to the property of others.
f.   Request for accommodation. If a recovery residence owner believes any requirement of the zoning code prevents the establishment of a recovery residence in an economically viable manner, the owner shall submit to the Zoning Administrator a written request for accommodation and the reasons why the accommodation is required. The written request shall contain sufficient facts to allow the Zoning Administrator to make an individualized determination of the recovery residence’s needs, to address the Town’s safety and welfare concerns, and to assure compliance with this section. The Zoning Administrator shall review the written request and determine:
(1)   Whether an accommodation should be made pursuant to the requirements of the federal and state fair housing laws; and
(2)   If so, the nature of the accommodation taking into consideration the requirements of the federal and state fair housing laws, public safety and welfare concerns, and the residential character of the neighborhood.
The accommodation shall be made only to the extent necessary to comply with federal and state fair housing laws.
(Ord. 06-678, passed 11-9-2006; Ord. 14-785, passed 7-8-2014)