§ 154.063  ACCESSORY BUILDINGS, USES AND EQUIPMENT.
   (A)   An accessory building shall be considered an integral part of the principal building if it is connected directly to the principal building or connected by a covered passageway.
   (B)   Except for farm buildings, and buildings in the commercial, industrial and NRSF districts, no accessory building shall be erected or located within a side or front yard.
   (C)   There shall be no more than two detached accessory buildings on any residential zoned lot. The area of all detached accessory structures shall not exceed 1,400 square feet and no one structure shall exceed 1,000 square feet. Additional structures and area may be allowed in the NRSF and LDSF Districts as a conditional use subject to the criteria in division (G) below.
   (D)   No accessory building shall be taller than the primary building. Taller buildings may be allowed in the NRSF and LDSF Districts as a conditional use subject to the criteria in division (G) below.
   (E)   All accessory buildings must use the same building materials as the principle building, except when their floor area is less than 200 square feet. Other materials may be allowed in the NRSF and LDSF Districts as a conditional use subject to the criteria in division (G) below.
   (F)   Satellite dishes, television receiving antennas and radio receiving antennas shall be a permitted accessory use within all zoning districts; provided that, they meet the following conditions.
      (1)   Maximum height. The dish or antenna shall not exceed 15 feet in height.
      (2)   Roof line. The dish or antenna shall not exceed 20 feet above the roof line.
      (3)   Setbacks. No dish or antenna shall be located within the required front yard setback or required side yard setback abutting a street.
      (4)   Ground-mounted dishes and antennas. Ground-mounted satellite dishes, television antennas or radio antennas shall be set back from all adjoining lots a distance equivalent to the height of the structure. The structures shall be located ten feet or more from any other building or structure and shall not be located within a utility easement.
      (5)   Roof mount. When a satellite dish, television antenna or radio antenna is located on the roof of a building, the applicant shall furnish the City’s Building Official with building plans and structural components of the satellite dish, television antenna or radio antenna displaying the means of securing the structure to the roof of a building. The Building Official must approve the building plans.
      (6)   Lightning protection. Each satellite dish, television antenna or radio antenna shall be grounded to protect against natural lightning strikes in conformance with the National Electrical Code.
      (7)   Conditional use. Satellite dishes, television antennas or radio antennas which exceed height limitations specified herein may be allowed by conditional use permit.
   (G)   The following criteria shall be used to evaluate applications for conditional use permits for accessory structures in residential districts. Additionally, conditional use permits shall be processed and evaluated according to the procedures listed in §§ 154.020 through 154.027 of this chapter.
      (1)   The accessory structure shall be architecturally compatible with the principle building and neighborhood setting. Elements to be considered and/or required for attaining compatibility may include, but are not limited to, the following:
         (a)   Depth of eave overhangs;
         (b)   Use of soffits and fascia material;
         (c)   Color(s);
         (d)   Roofing material that matches the principal structure;
         (e)   Use of trim, wainscoting, windows and lighting;
         (f)   Siding that matches the principal structure; and
         (g)   Roof pitch.
      (2)   Visibility of the structure shall be minimized as viewed from adjacent lots and rights-of-way. Through the use of topography, existing vegetation and/or proposed landscaping, the structure is adequately screened from adjacent lots and rights-of-way.
      (3)   Garage door openings are placed so as to reduce their visibility from adjacent lots and rights-of-way.
      (4)   The structure shall be designed and placed on the site so as to minimize the perceived scale or size difference between the accessory structure and the primary structure and/or structures on adjacent parcels.
      (5)   Proposed grading and drainage plans are approved by the City Engineer.
      (6)   A balance is maintained through the size and scale of the proposed structure in relationship to all existing accessory and primary structures on the lot and within the neighborhood setting.
(Ord. passed 3-20-2002, § 4, sub. 4)