The height limitations stipulated elsewhere in this chapter shall not apply to the following.
(a) Farm buildings, architectural features and the like. Barns, silos and other farm buildings or structures on farms; to church spires, belfries, cupolas and domes, monuments, water towers, fire and hose towers, observation towers, transmission towers, windmills, chimneys, smokestacks, flag poles, radio towers, masts and aerials; to parapet walls extending not more than four feet above the limiting height of the buildings and the like.
(b) Places of public assembly. Places of public assembly in churches, schools and other permitted public and semi-public buildings, provided, that these are located on the first floor of the buildings and provided that for each three feet by which the height of the building exceeds the maximum height otherwise permitted in the district, its side and rear yards shall be increased in width or depth by an additional foot over the side and rear yards required for the highest building otherwise permitted in the district.
(c) Elevator penthouses, water tanks and the like. Bulkheads, elevator penthouses, water tanks, monitors and scenery lofts, provided no linear dimensions of any such structure exceeds 50% of the corresponding street lot line frontage; or to towers and monuments, fire towers, hose towers, cooling towers, grain elevators, gas holders or other structures, where the manufacturing process requires a greater height.
(Ord. 2046, passed 4-11-1968; Ord. 2503, passed 6-9-1975)