§ 156.043  ABANDONED BUILDING.
   (A)   A non-conforming use of a building or land which has been abandoned shall not thereafter be returned to such non-conforming use.
   (B)   A non-conforming use shall be considered abandoned as follows:
      (1)   When the intent of the owner to discontinue the use is apparent;
      (2)   When the characteristic equipment and furnishings of the non-conforming use have been removed from the premises and have not been replaced by similar equipment within 12 months, unless other facts show intention to resume the non-conforming uses;
      (3)   When a non-conforming use has been discontinued for a period of 12 months; or
      (4)   When it has been replaced by a conforming use. This, however, shall not apply to the rotation of crops, or the alternating use of land for pasture and/or for cultivation from year to year, of land now used for general farming purposes, which may be used in the same manner as heretofore.
(Ord. 1347, passed 3-18-1991)