17.04.050: DEFINITIONS:
For the purposes of this chapter the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
ACCESSORY USE OR BUILDINGS: Is a subordinate use or building customarily incident to and located on the same lot with the main use or building. A use customarily incident to a main use shall include, but not be limited to, a garage or shop.
AGRICULTURE: Means any facility for the growing, raising or production of agricultural, horticultural and viticultural crops and vegetable products of the soil, poultry and poultry products, livestock, field grains, seeds, hay, apiary and dairy products, and the processing for commercial purposes of livestock or agricultural commodities. Agriculture shall also include forestlands, whether being harvested or not.
ALTERATIONS: As applied to a building or structure, is a change or rearrangement in the structural parts or in the existing facilities, or an enlargement, whether by extending on a side or by increasing in height, or in the moving from one location to another.
BLOCK: Means the space along one side of a street between the two (2) nearest intersecting streets, or between an intersecting street, waterway or other similar barrier, whichever is lesser.
BUILDING: Means any structure with substantial walls and roof securely affixed to the land and entirely separated on all sides from any other structure by space or by walls in which there are no communicating doors, windows or openings, which is designed or intended for the shelter, enclosure or protection of persons, animals, chattels or property of any kind.
COMMERCIAL: Means any gainful operation, profession or craft that is not included in the definition of "home occupation".
CONDITIONAL USE: Means a use or occupancy of a structure, or use of land, permitted only upon issuance of a conditional use permit and subject to the limitations and conditions specified therein.
DAIRY: Shall mean the congregation of more than one animal unit per acre on a single parcel of ground raised for the purpose of production, sale and distribution of milk, butter or cheeses.
DAYCARE: Means a home or place in which five (5) or more children, not related by blood or marriage to the person or persons operating such center, are regularly received and provided with part-time supplemental parental care during any part of the twenty four (24) hour day when the parents are not on the premises.
DETACHED BUILDING: Means any building that is not part of the principal building.
DUPLEX: Means a dwelling consisting of two (2) dwelling units.
FARM ANIMAL: Shall mean one animal unit per acre. An "animal unit" will be defined as:
Cow - 1
Emu - 4
Goats - 2
Horse - 1
Pig - 1
Poultry - 6 (only 1 rooster)
Rabbit - 5
Sheep - 2
HOME OCCUPATION: Means any gainful operation, profession or craft which is customarily incidental to the activities normally conducted in a dwelling place and wherein the use is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the dwelling for dwelling purposes as further defined in section 17.04.170 of this chapter.
INDUSTRIAL, HEAVY: Shall mean any industry that has hazardous or objectionable elements such as noise, odor, dust, smoke or glare and that are operated both within enclosed structures and outside of such structures.
INDUSTRIAL, LIGHT: Shall mean any industry, which is clean, quiet, and free of hazardous or objectionable elements such as noise, odor, dust, smoke or glare and that are operated entirely or almost entirely within enclosed structures.
JUNKYARD OR SECONDHAND SALES: Shall include any property or business in which used goods are collected and/or sold for reuse even as a secondary business related to a primary business on- site. It shall consist of an outdoor space where junk, waste, discarded or salvaged material is stored or handled, including automobile wrecking yards and yards for used building materials and places or yards for storage of salvaged equipment, automobiles or machinery.
KENNEL: Shall mean any lot or premises or portion thereof, on which three (3) or more dogs, cats and other household domestic animals are maintained, harbored, possessed, boarded, bred or cared for in return for compensation or kept for sale. Animals shall not include offspring less than six (6) months of age.
LIVESTOCK CONFINEMENT OPERATION (LCO): Means any lot, corral, or facility where more than ten (10) animal units of livestock are confined (excluding young animals under 6 months of age), or stabled and fed, or maintained for a total of two hundred forty (240) days or more in any twelve (12) month period; and on which crops, vegetation, forage growth or post harvest residues are not sustained in the normal growing season over any portion of the lot or facility. Livestock shall be considered domesticated animals, poultry, rabbits and furbearing animals. "Animal units" shall be determined as follows:
Cow - 1
Emu - 4
Goats - 2
Horse - 1
Pig - 1
Poultry - 6 (only 1 rooster)
Rabbit - 5
Sheep - 2
LOT: Means a unit of land described by metes and bounds or part of a recorded plat or subdivision so recorded for transfer of ownership.
LOT COVERAGE: Means the area of a lot occupied by the principal building or buildings and accessory buildings.
LOT LINE: Means the boundary property line encompassing a lot. The front lot line is the boundary line, which abuts a public street. For a corner lot, the owner may select either street line as the front lot line. The rear lot line is the lot line most nearly parallel to and most remote from the front property line. All other lot lines are side lot lines. An interior lot line is a sideline in common with another lot.
MANUFACTURED HOME: Means a structure, constructed according to the HUD/FHA Mobile Home Construction and Safety Standards established July 1, 1976, transportable in one or more sections, which, in the traveling mode, is eight (8) body feet or more in width or is forty (40) body feet or more in length, or when erected on-site, is three hundred twenty (320) or more square feet, and which is 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, and includes the plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and electrical systems contained therein, except that such term shall include any structure which meets all the requirements of this definition except the size requirements and with respect to which the manufacturer voluntarily files a certification required by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and complies with the standards established under 42 USC 5401 et seq.
MOBILE HOME: Means a structure similar to a manufactured home, but built to a State Mobile Home Code which existed prior to the Federal Manufactured Housing and Safety Standards Act, July 1, 1976, (HUD Code).
MULTI-FAMILY DWELLING: Means a dwelling consisting of three (3) or more dwelling units including apartment houses, townhouses and condominiums with varying arrangements of entrances and party walls. Multi-family housing may include public housing and industrial units.
NONCONFORMING BUILDING: Means a building, structure, or portion thereof which does not conform to the regulations of this chapter applicable to the zone or district in which such building is situated, but which existed prior to and was in compliance with the existing regulations as of the effective date hereof.
NONCONFORMING USE: Means a use of premises which does not conform to the regulations of this chapter, but which was in existence and was in conformance with the existing regulations at the effective date hereof.
PARKING SPACE: Means usable space within a public or private parking area or building, not less than one hundred eighty (180) square feet, (9 feet by 20 feet), exclusive of access drives, aisles or ramps for the storage of one passenger automobile or commercial vehicle.
PASSIVE RECREATION: Means nonmotorized recreation.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE OR TRAVEL TRAILER: Means a vehicular type unit designed as temporary dwelling for recreational, camping or travel use which is either self-propelled, self-contained, or mounted on or drawn by another vehicle; including all recreational vehicles, camping trailers, truck campers, and motor homes. A recreational vehicle cannot be placed more than six (6) months within a recreational vehicle park.
SETBACK AREA: Means the space on a lot required to be left open and unoccupied by structures, either by the front, side or rear yard requirements of this chapter, or be delineated on a recorded subdivision map. The setback does not include cornices, canopies, eaves or other projections which do not increase the column of space enclosed by the building; provided, however, that none of these shall project into any required yard more than two feet (2').
SIGN: Means any structure or natural object, such as tree, rock, bush and the ground itself, or part thereof or device attached thereto or painted or represented thereon, which shall be used to attract attention to any object, product, place, activity, person, institution, organization or business, or which shall display or include any letter, word, model, banner, flag, pennant, insignia, device or representation used as, or which is in the nature of announcement, direction or advertisement. For the purpose of this definition, the word "sign" does not include the flag, pennant or insignia of any nation, state, city or other political, educational, charitable, philanthropic, civic, professional, religious, or like campaign, drive, movement or event.
SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING: Means a dwelling unit with a minimum of nine hundred eighty (980) square feet.
STREET: Means a public right-of-way, which provides vehicular and pedestrian access to adjacent properties, acceptance or grant of which has been officially approved by the Council. The term "street" includes the terms highway, thoroughfare, parkway, throughway, road, avenue, boulevard, land, place and other such terms.
STRUCTURE: Means that which is built or constructed, an edifice or building of any kind, or any piece of work artificially built up or composed of parts joined together in some definite manner and does not include sidewalks or driveways.
VARIANCE: Is a modification of the strict terms of the relevant regulations where such modifications will not be contrary to the public interest and where owing to conditions peculiar to the property and not the result of the action of the applicant, a literal enforcement of the regulations would result in unnecessary and undue hardship. A variance is a modification of the requirements of this chapter as to lot size, lot coverage, width, depth, front yard, side yard, setbacks, parking space, height of buildings, or other ordinance provision affecting the size, shape or year of a structure or the placement of the structure upon lots, or the size of lots.
WRECKING YARD: Means any area used for the collection, storage and sale of wastepaper, rags, scrap metal or discarded materials, or for the collection, dismantling, storage, salvaging or sale of parts of machinery or vehicles not in running condition.
YARD: Means an open space on the same lot with a principal building or group of buildings, which is unoccupied and unconstricted from its lowest level upward, except as otherwise permitted in this chapter and which extends along a lot line and at right angles thereto to a depth or width specified in the yard regulations for the district in which the lot is located.
ZONING MAP: Means the map incorporated into this chapter designating the use district zones. (Ord. 385, 2019: Ord. 374, 2016: Ord. 325 § 5, 2003: Ord. 311 § 1, 1999)