9-1-2: DEFINITIONS:
ABUTTING: Having property lines immediately adjacent.
ACCESSORY STRUCTURE OR USE: A building or use which:
   A.   Is subordinate to and serves a principal building or principal use.
   B.   Is subordinate in area, extent or purpose to the principal building or principal use served.
   C.   Contributes to the comfort, convenience or necessity of occupants of the principal building or principal use.
   D.   Is located on the same zoning lot as the principal building or principal use.
An accessory structure or use includes, but is not limited to: a children's playhouse, garden house and private greenhouse, garage, shed, domestic storage buildings, boathouse, boat hoist, disaster shelters, fences, incinerators incidental to residential use, garbage corrals, swimming pools, off street parking areas, carports, storage of merchandise normally carried in stock on the same lot with any retail service or business use, or storage of goods used in or produced by manufacturing activities on the same lot or parcel of ground unless such storage is excluded by the district regulations.
ACRE: A tract or parcel of land covering an area of forty three thousand five hundred sixty (43,560) square feet.
ACREAGE: Any tract or parcel of land having an area of one acre or more which has not been subdivided or platted.
ADDITION: Any construction which increases the size of a building such as a porch, attached garage, or a new room or wing. An addition is a form of alteration.
ADULT ENTERTAINMENT: The commercial enterprises related to sale or purchase of sex related services.
AESTHETIC: Appealing to the senses.
AGRICULTURE: The science, art, and business of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock; farming.
AGRITOURISM: Agritourism allows certain commercial operations relative to farming or traditional agricultural uses which may be developed to attract tourists and visitors to a particular parcel of property. Such operations include, but are not limited to; corn mazes, fall pumpkin sales and festivals, storytelling festivals, haunted houses, butterfly houses, hayrides, Christmas tree sales and festivals, sales of farm grown or produced products, farming or agricultural demonstration activities and the like. As part of the aforementioned agritourism activities on a parcel of property, it is expected that there would be certain sales of goods, and merchandise which are not produced as part of or incidental to agricultural or agritourism operations including, but not limited to, souvenirs, t-shirts and items of clothing, food sales or products, and the like. For a particular enterprise being conducted on property zoned for agritourism uses, the income earned from goods and merchandise which is not incidental to the agritourism use on a particular property shall not exceed thirty percent (30%) of the gross income attributable to the particular element of the agritourism business. For any festival which is not incidental to an agritourism use provided herein, such as a music festival, play exhibition, performance, competition, musical, sporting event, concert show or the like which occurs on a property, the property owner shall be required to obtain a separate business license as an athletic contest or public amusement (as appropriate) from the village clerk and pay all fees therefor, and shall comply with all village codes, regulations and conditions and pay all fees required for additional police and other public safety agencies.
ALLEY: A public way which affords only a secondary means of access to abutting property.
ALTERATION: A physical change in a building or an addition to it.
AMORTIZATION: The process by which nonconforming uses and structures must be discontinued or made to conform to requirements of this ordinance at the end of a specified period of time.
ANIMAL HOSPITAL: Any building or portion designed or used for the care, observation or treatment of domestic animals.
ANIMAL POUNDS, SHELTERS AND KENNELS: A facility that houses domestic animals.
APARTMENT: A room or suite of rooms for lease which is arranged, designed or intended to be used as a single housekeeping unit. Full kitchen and bathroom facilities, permanently installed, must be included for each unit.
APIARY (BEEKEEPING): An apiary (also known as a bee yard) is a place where beehives of honeybees are kept.
APPLIANCE: Any consumer product, including, but not limited to, any television set, radio receiver, phonograph, tape recorder or stereophonic equipment designed for household use, tape and cassette players and recorders, compact disc and digital equipment, citizen band radio units, video systems and components, hand calculators, telephones and computers; and major appliances, such as: central air conditioning systems, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, dishwashers, microwave ovens, garbage disposal and trash compactors.
ARBORETUM/BOTANICAL GARDEN: A place where a wide variety of plants are cultivated for scientific, educational, and ornamental purposes, often including a library, a herbarium, and greenhouses.
ARENA: An enclosed area for the presentation of events or a building housing such an area.
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY: A multi-family development that provides or coordinates oversight and services to meet residents' individualized scheduled needs based on the residents' assessment and service plans and their scheduled needs as they arise.
ASSISTED LIVING OVER FIFTY FIVE FACILITY: A multi-family development with minimum medical care, consisting of fully functioning units with a kitchen, bathroom, one or two (2) bedrooms and storage, for clientele fifty five (55) years or over.
AUDITORIUMS: A room, hall or building in which people gather for meetings and performances.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE STATION: A place where gasoline, automobile accessories, minor automobile repairs or maintenance are offered for sale.
AWNING: A rooflike cover, temporary in nature, which projects from the wall of a building.
BAKERIES, RETAIL: A place for the production of or selling baked goods.
BAKERIES, WHOLESALE: Commercial establishment for the production of baked goods.
BASE FLOOD: The flood having one percent (1%) probability of being equaled or exceeded in any given year. The base flood is also known as the 100-year flood.
BASEMENT: A story partly or wholly underground.
BED AND BREAKFAST: A commercial establishment (such as an inn) offering lodging and breakfast.
BILLBOARD: A sign which advertises or directs attention to a business, commodity, service or entertainment conducted or offered for sale elsewhere than upon or within the premises where the sign is located or to which it is affiliated; also, an advertising device, the area of which exceeds one hundred (100) square feet.
BOAT LIVERY: Water taxi service.
BOAT RENTAL: Watercraft leased for personal use.
BOWLING ALLEYS: A building or room containing lanes for bowling.
BUFFER ZONE: A strip of land established to protect and separate one type of land use from another.
BUILDABLE AREA OF LOT: The space remaining on a zoning lot after the front, rear and side yard setbacks have been met. No portion of a lot that is deemed wetland shall be included as buildable area of a lot. (See definition of Wetland.)
BUILDING: 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; and which is designed or intended for the shelter, enclosure or protection of persons, animals or chattels.
BUILDING HEIGHT: The vertical distance measured from the established grade opposite the middle of the front of the building, to the highest point of the roof in the case of a flat roof; to the deck lines of a mansard roof; and to the mean height level between eaves and ridge of a gable, hip or gambrel roof.
BUILDING LINE: A line on a lot, parallel to a lot line or street right of way at the sufficient distance to provide the required yards.
BUILDING MATERIALS SALES YARD: An area with its buildings and facilities set aside for the exchange of goods and services for construction purposes.
BUILDING PERMIT: Official authorization to begin construction or renovation.
BUILDING, PRINCIPAL: A nonaccessory building in which the principal use of the zoning lot on which it is located is conducted.
BUILDING SETBACK LINE: A building line establishing the minimum allowable distance between a street right of way line, a lot line, and any structure.
BUILDING, TEMPORARY: Any building not designed to be permanently located in the place where it is, or where it is intended to be placed or affixed.
BULK: The terms used to indicate the size and setbacks of buildings and structures and location of same, with respect to one another and includes: size and height of buildings, floor area ratio, open spaces, lot area per dwelling, and parking.
BUSINESS PARK: A tract of land between forty (40) and two hundred fifty (250) acres of contiguous property (as defined by this ordinance) which is intended to provide for a unified development of mixed business uses, in a campuslike setting, which will promote and maintain desirable economic activities.
CABIN OR COTTAGES FOR SEASONAL USE: A dwelling unit for temporary or seasonal occupancy.
CAMP: Any land, including structures, used for assembly or temporary occupancy by persons and providing outdoor recreational facilities.
CANDY STORES: A store that principally sells candy.
CAR WASH: A business establishment where motor vehicles are washed automatically or manually.
CARPET AND RUG STORES: An establishment where a heavy fabric commonly of wool or nylon for covering a floor is sold.
CARPORT: A roofed over area for vehicle storage, which may be open on three (3) sides.
CATERING ESTABLISHMENTS: A place of business that provides food service at a remote site.
CEMETERIES: Including mausoleums and crematories (must conform to state and federal standards):
  Cemetery: A spatially defined area where the remains of deceased people are buried or are otherwise interred.
  Crematorium: A place, such as a funeral establishment, at which cremation is done.
  Mausoleum: An external freestanding building constructed as a monument enclosing the interment space or burial chamber of a deceased person or persons.
CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY: Official certification that a premises conforms to provisions of this zoning ordinance and building code and may be used or occupied.
CHURCHES: A building for public religious worship.
CIGAR LOUNGE: An establishment that, in compliance with state law, caters to patrons that smoke cigars.
CLINICS: An establishment where licensed physicians, surgeons or dentists engage in the practice of medicine or dentistry, operating on a group or individual basis with pooled facilities.
CLOTHING STORES: An establishment where clothing is sold on a retail basis.
CLUBS, LODGES, MEETING HALLS, AND RECREATIONAL CENTERS:
  Club Or Lodge: A nonprofit association of persons who are bona fide members which owns, hires or leases a building or portion thereof, the use of which is restricted to members and their guests.
  Lodge: The meeting place of a branch of an organization and especially a fraternal organization.
  Meeting Hall: A room provided for singular events such as business conferences and meetings.
  Recreation Center: A building used as a meeting place for a particular group or having facilities for certain activities.
COLLECTION BIN: A freestanding structure, container, receptacle or similar device that is used for soliciting and collecting donations of clothing, books, or other salvageable personal property. This term excludes any unattended collection bin within an enclosed building. Collection bins are only allowed on property owned by or leased to a unit of local government.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AND OTHER ACCESSORY BUILDINGS NECESSARY FOR OPERATION: An institution of higher learning providing facilities for teaching and research and authorized to grant academic degrees.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: The comprehensive development plan and policies of Fox Lake, Illinois, as amended from time to time.
CONCRETE MIXING PLANT: A commercial facility that mixes and distributes concrete.
CONTRACTOR: A company or person with a formal contract to do a specific job, supplying labor and materials and providing and overseeing staff if needed.
CONVENIENCE STORE: A retail establishment which may offer various goods and services for sale including, but not limited to, food, beverages, and gasoline. The establishment is convenient to use by customers by its location and operation hours.
CONVENTION CENTERS: A large building or group of buildings designed for conventions, industrial shows, and the like, having large unobstructed exhibit areas and often including conference rooms, hotel accommodations, restaurants, and other facilities.
CONVERSION: Changing the original purpose of a building to a different use.
CULTIVATION OF GARDEN AND FIELD CROPS: The planting, growing, and harvesting of crops or plants, or the preparation of land for this purpose.
CURRENCY EXCHANGES: A business used to exchange currency and provide related services.
DENSITY: The average number of dwelling units per unit of land. Net density will be used in calculating density.
DEPARTMENT STORES: A store having separate sections for a wide variety of goods.
DIAPER SERVICES: A business that dedicates itself to picking up wet and soiled cloth diapers from surrounding households in its service area.
DISTANCE CALCULATIONS: For off street parking and off site parking, will be done by measuring the distance from the closest point to the off street/off site parking of the subject property A (business property) to the farthest point of property B (off site/off street parking property) by way of the existing streets.
DRIVING RANGE: A place or facility where golfers can practice their drive strokes, usually consisting of a row of small tees fronting an open area of ground.
DRUGSTORES: A store where prescription and over the counter drugs are sold, as well as other goods.
DWELLING: A permanent structure or portion thereof, intended for use as a permanent residence.
DWELLING, DETACHED: A dwelling which is entirely surrounded by open space on the same lot.
DWELLING, MULTIPLE-FAMILY: A building or portion thereof designed for occupancy by two (2) or more families living independently of each other.
DWELLING, SINGLE-FAMILY: A dwelling unit designed exclusively for use by a single family.
ENVIRONMENTAL CORRIDORS: A network of greenbelts and/or unique open space systems as established in the comprehensive plan to protect, preserve and meet the needs of open spaces for existing and future residents of the village.
EXPOSITION CENTER: A multipurpose facility for public shows and public events to include, but not limited to, motor vehicle sales, boat and marine sales and indoor resale.
FARMING: Use of land cultivated for the purpose of agricultural production and/or devoted to the raising and breeding of domestic animals.
FLOODPLAIN: An area the elevation of which is greater than the normal water level of pool elevation but equal to or lower than the flood base elevation.
FLOOR AREA: The sum of the gross floor area for each of the several stories under roof, measured from the exterior limits or faces of a building or structure.
FLOOR AREA RATIO: The total floor area of the building or buildings on a zoning lot, divided by the area of such zoning lot.
FREIGHT TERMINALS: Facility in which two (2) means of transportation meet to interchange freight.
GAME ROOMS: Any premises, other than a tavern, where there are available to the public more than four (4) coin operated amusement devices, excluding vending machines that do not incorporate gaming or amusement features and excluding coin operated musical devices.
GARAGE, COMMERCIAL OR MUNICIPAL: A building, other than a private garage, used for the incidental servicing of motor vehicles and equipment.
GARAGE, PRIVATE: An accessory building or an accessory portion of a building which is intended for and used to store the private passenger vehicle of the family or families which reside upon the premises.
GARDEN CENTER OR GREENHOUSE/NURSERY: An operation that grows and/or sells plants and related products as its primary business.
GUNSMITH: A dealer is "engaged in the business" of gunsmithing, as defined in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(21)(D) and 27 CFR 478.11, when he/she receives firearms (frames, receivers, or otherwise) provided by a customer for the purpose of repairing, modifying, embellishing, refurbishing, or installing parts in or on those firearms. Once the work is completed, the gunsmith returns the firearms, and charges the customer for labor and parts. As with an individual customer, a licensed dealer-gunsmith may receive firearms (properly identified with a serial number and other information required by 27 CFR 478.92) and conduct gunsmithing services for a customer who is a licensed importer or manufacturer. A dealer-gunsmith is not "engaged in the business" of manufacturing firearms because the firearms being produced are not owned by the dealer-gunsmith, and he/she does not sell or distribute the firearms manufactured. Once the work is completed, the dealer-gunsmith returns the firearms to the importer or manufacturer upon completion of the manufacturing processes, and does not sell or distribute them to any person outside the manufacturing process. Under these circumstances, the licensed dealer-gunsmith is not "engaged in the business" of manufacturing firearms requiring a manufacturer's license.
In contrast, a dealer-gunsmith may make or acquire his/her own firearms, and repair, modify, embellish, refurbish, or install parts in or on those firearms. If the dealer-gunsmith then sells or distributes those firearms for livelihood and profit, the dealer-gunsmith is engaged in his/her own business of manufacturing firearms. A person engaged in the business of manufacturing firearms for sale or distribution is required to be licensed as a manufacturer, identify/mark all firearms manufactured, maintain permanent records of manufacture, submit annual manufacturing reports, and pay any taxes imposed on firearm manufacturers. A licensed dealer-gunsmith who becomes licensed as a manufacturer must also segregate all firearms manufactured for that business separately from firearms for which gunsmithing services are being performed.
HEALTH CLUBS: A business establishment engaged in providing services, including, but not limited to, exercise, sports activities, and conditioning equipment, for the physical and mental well being of individuals.
HELIPORTS: A landing area for helicopters to operate.
HOME OCCUPATIONS: A business, profession or other economic activity conducted full or part time in the principal residence of the person conducting the business. (See section 9-1-5-11 of this ordinance for rules and regulations.)
HOSPITALS: A facility in which sick or injured persons are given medical or surgical treatment including overnight stays.
HOTELS/MOTELS: An establishment containing lodging accommodations designed for use by transients, travelers, or temporary guests.
KENNELS: An establishment for breeding or boarding domestic pets.
LABORATORY: A facility equipped for manufacturing, testing and analysis.
LIGHT MANUFACTURING: A business that primarily assembles goods or repairs merchandise with very little, if any, byproduct and/or potential pollutants.
LIQUOR STORES/PACKAGED GOODS: A store that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises.
LOADING AREA, OFF STREET: An open, hard surfaced area of land, other than a street or public way, the principal use of which is for the standing, loading, and unloading of motor vehicles, tractors and trailers, to avoid undue interference with public streets and alleys.
LOT: A parcel of land legally described as a distinct portion or piece of land of record.
LOT AREA: The area of a horizontal plane bounded by the front, side and rear lot lines.
LOT, CORNER: A lot situated at the junction of and abutting on two (2) or more intersecting streets.
LOT COVERAGE: The area of a zoning lot occupied by the principal building or buildings and accessory buildings.
LOT DEPTH: The mean horizontal distance between the front and rear lot lines of a lot measured within the lot boundaries.
LOT, FLAG: A lot that in addition to a rectangular shape has a narrow strip of land, similar to a flagpole, extending a significant distance off this main parcel.
LOT FRONTAGE: The front of a lot shall be that boundary of a lot along a public street. For a corner lot, the owner may elect either street line as the front lot line.
LOT, INTERIOR: A lot other than a corner lot or reversed corner lot.
LOT LINE: A property boundary line of any lot held in single or separate ownership, except that where any portion of the lot extends to the abutting street or alley, the lot line shall be deemed to be the street or alley line.
LOT LINE, FRONT: The front property line of a zoning lot as determined by the legal address.
LOT LINE, REAR: The lot line or lot lines most nearly parallel to and most remote from the front lot line.
LOT LINE, SIDE: Lot lines other than front or rear lot lines.
LOT OF RECORD: An area of land designated as a lot on a plat of subdivision, recorded or registered, pursuant to statute.
LOT, REVERSE CORNER: A lot situated at the junction of and abutting on two (2) or more intersecting streets where the rear of the lot abuts upon the side lot line of another lot.
LOT, WIDTH: The mean horizontal distance between the side lot lines measured from the lot boundaries, or the minimum distance between the side lot lines within the buildable area.
MAIL ORDER HOUSES: A business establishment that takes mail orders and sends goods by mail.
MANUFACTURING: The production, processing, cleaning, servicing, testing, repair or storage of materials, goods or products.
MARINA: A boat basin and recreational facility, located on waterfront property, providing moorings for boats, and one or more of the following facilities: boat launching, boat rental, boat livery, boat sales, maintenance shops, marine supply store, fuel dock and boat storage.
MARKET: An open place or a covered building where buyers and sellers convene for the sale of goods.
MASSAGE THERAPY: A treatment that utilizes specific manual techniques to manipulate the soft tissues of the body.
MEAT MARKETS, RETAIL: The sale of animal products for consumption directly to the consumer.
MEAT MARKETS, WHOLESALE: The sale of animal products for consumption to retailers who in turn sell to consumers.
MEDICAL CLINICS, DENTAL CLINICS, AND PHYSICIAN OFFICES: A facility that provides outpatient service and general medical and dental care.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA CULTIVATING CENTER: A facility authorized by Illinois law and registered with the Illinois department of agriculture to grow and cultivate cannabis for medicinal purposes in accordance with all state statutes and regulations.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY: A facility authorized by Illinois law and registered with the Illinois department of financial and professional regulation to dispense cannabis for medicinal purposes in accordance with all state statutes and regulations.
MEMORY CARE FACILITY: An assisted living facility including specialized areas dedicated to caring for patients needing memory care for dementia, Alzheimer's or other cognitive imperatives.
MICROBREWERY, DISTILLERY, BREWPUBS: A small, usually independent brewery that produces limited quantities of specialized beers, which may be sold for consumption on the premises. Brewpubs shall include food service.
MOBILE HOME: A house trailer that is parked in one particular place and used as a living accommodation.
MOTOR FREIGHT TERMINAL: A facility in which two (2) means of transportation meet to interchange.
MOTOR VEHICLE SALES ESTABLISHMENT: The sale of new or used motor vehicles accompanied by a permanent sales office or a building for sale and display which may be accompanied by repairs and reconstruction.
NET DENSITY: The number of dwelling units divided by the number of net acres available for development. This net buildable area is the total acres minus wetlands.
NONCONFORMING BUILDING, LOT OR USE: Any building, lot, structure or use which does not conform to the regulations herein prescribed.
NONCONFORMING BUILDING, LOT OR USE, ILLEGAL: An unlawfully established building, lot, structure or use which does not conform to the regulations herein prescribed.
NONCONFORMING BUILDING, LOT OR USE, LEGAL: Any lawfully established building, lot, structure or use, which does not conform to the regulations herein prescribed, which was in existence prior to enactment of this zoning ordinance or for which a variation has been granted.
NURSERY: An area where plants are grown for transplanting, for use as stocks for budding and grafting, or for sale.
NURSERY/DAYCARE: A facility that provides supervision of and care for children or disabled adults that is provided during the day by a person or organization.
NURSING HOME: An assisted care living facility.
OFF SITE PARKING: An open area, other than a street or public right-of-way, intended to be used for the storage of passenger automobiles and commercial vehicles located on a zoning lot other than on which the principal use is located.
OFF STREET PARKING: An open area, other than a street or public right-of-way, intended to be used for the storage of passenger automobiles and commercial vehicles located on the same lot as the principal use.
ORCHARD: A parcel of land devoted to the cultivation of fruit or nut trees.
OUTDOOR CLUB: An association of persons who are bona fide members which owns or leases property or portion thereof, the use of which is restricted to members and their guests.
PARKS, PUBLICLY OWNED: A parcel of land, usually in a largely natural state, for the enjoyment of the public having facilities for rest and recreation.
PERFORMANCE STANDARD: A criterion to control noise, odor, smoke, toxic or noxious matter, vibration, fire, explosive hazards, or glare or heat generated by or inherent in the uses of land or buildings.
PET GROOMING: An establishment where domestic animals may have their bodies washed, their fur trimmed and brushed, nails clipped and the like. Services do not include overnight boarding, or care rendered by a veterinarian.
PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT: A parcel of land, under single ownership or unified control, for which the specific requirements of the underlying zoning district may be modified when:
   A.   The proposed development offers benefits to the neighborhood and/or community of which it is a part, beyond those required by this zoning ordinance; and/or
   B.   The proposed use of land includes substantial amenities not otherwise required. This includes, but is not limited to: provisions for common open spaces; recreational facilities; or specific design, engineering, architectural, site planning or landscape features.
PLAT: A map, generally of a subdivision, showing the location and boundaries of individual parcels.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARK: A parcel on which campsites are established for occupancy by recreational vehicles of the general public as temporary living quarters for purposes of recreation or vacation.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE "ROAD READY": A recreational vehicle that is on its wheels or jacking system and is attached to the site only by quick disconnect type utilities and security devices. The hitch must remain on the vehicle at all times and the vehicle and the vehicle's wheels must remain on its axles with tires inflated.
RESALE STORES: The sale of secondhand retail items.
RESORT: A recreational facility which may provide overnight accommodations, including dining facilities, lounge and outdoor facilities.
RESTAURANT: Any building or part thereof where a menu of food items are cooked and prepared for compensation, for the general public for immediate consumption on and/or off the premises, including any part of such building or part thereof which may be used for dining by the general public. The retail sale of beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises and dancing may be provided on the premises. The building or part thereof should be comprised of not less than fifty percent (50%) of the gross floor area of the establishment devoted to patron seating. Reheating of already prepared food by microwave or other heated equipment, and/or the selling of already prepared food for consumption off premises does not constitute a restaurant.
RETAIL: The sale of goods or services directly to the consumer.
SHOPPING CENTER: A group of commercial establishments planned, developed, and managed as a unit, located on a zoning lot.
SHORT TERM HOUSING RENTAL: One or more dwelling units, including either a single-family detached or multiple-family attached unit, rented for the purpose of overnight lodging for a period of not less than two (2) days and not more than thirty (30) days other than ongoing month to month tenancy granted to the same renter for the same unit. Occupancy is limited to a maximum of two (2) persons per bedroom, plus one person, unless further restricted by the occupancy limitations outlined in section 404 of the 2014 International Property Maintenance Code as adopted and amended by the Village of Fox Lake. A special use for such use may be granted to the owner of property and any dwelling unit which is rented or leased for a period of thirty (30) days or more to individuals or families who then for a rental fee or other consideration allow others to occupy the dwelling for periods of less than thirty (30) days shall be considered a short term housing rental unit and will require a special use for such use. Motels, hotels, and bed and breakfasts are excluded from this definition. Biannual inspections for the premises shall be required, and the holder of the special use shall comply with all rules and regulations established by the Corporate Authorities.
SITE PLAN: A plan, to scale, showing uses and structures proposed for a parcel of land as required by the regulations involved. It includes, but is not limited to, lot lines, streets and buildings.
SMALL WIRELESS FACILITY: A wireless facility that meets both of the following qualifications: a) each antenna is located inside an enclosure of no more than six (6) cubic feet in volume or, in the case of an antenna that has exposed elements, the antenna and all of its exposed elements could fit within an imaginary enclosure of no more than six (6) cubic feet; and b) all other wireless equipment attached directly to a utility pole associated with the facility is cumulatively no more than twenty five (25) cubic feet in volume. The following types of associated ancillary equipment are not included in the calculation of equipment: volume, electric meter, concealment elements, telecommunications demarcation box, ground-based enclosures, grounding equipment, power transfer switch, cut-off switch, and vertical cable runs for the connection of power and other services.
SPECIAL HEARING: A public meeting convened for consideration of petition requests for special uses, variations, and amendments to this zoning ordinance or when required.
SPOT ZONING: Zoning a relatively small area differently from the zoning of the surrounding area, usually for an incompatible use.
STABLES: A building in which livestock, especially horses, are kept. It most commonly means a building that is divided into separate stalls for individual animals.
STADIUMS: A place where people watch sports or other activities, usually a large enclosed flat area surrounded by tiers of seats for spectators.
STAFF REVIEW: The process whereby local officials review the site plans and maps of a developer to assure that they meet the stated purposes and standards of the zone, provide for the necessary public facilities, and protect and preserve topographical features and adjacent properties through appropriate siting of structures and landscaping.
STORAGE: Space for the safekeeping of goods.
STORAGE FACILITIES, COMMERCIAL OR MUNICIPAL: A building or structure used for storing raw materials and other materials, equipment, manufactured products, and the like.
STORY: That portion of a building included between the surface of any floor and the surface of the floor next above it, or if there is no floor above, the space between the floor and the ceiling next above it.
STREAM: Any continuously flowing natural watercourse.
STRUCTURAL ALTERATIONS: A physical change in a building or an addition to it.
STRUCTURE: Anything constructed or erected which requires location on the ground or is attached to something having location on the ground, including a fence or freestanding wall.
STRUCTURE, MOBILE: Any structure without footing, foundation, piling, caisson or slab for business or residential use.
SUBDIVISION: Any division or redivision of a parcel of land into two (2) or more parts by mapping, platting, conveyance, change or rearrangement of boundaries.
TAVERN: An establishment for the retail sale of beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises and may provide a menu of food items.
TEMPORARY: Not of permanent nature, but for a limited time.
THEATERS: A building or area for showing motion pictures or a live performance.
WAREHOUSING: The storage of wares or goods before distribution.
WASHINGTON STREET BUSINESS DISTRICT: Properties on both sides of Washington Street between Rollins Road and Route 59.
WETLAND: Any land that is designated as a wetland by current Army Corps of Engineers or by current County wetland inventory maps.
WHOLESALE: The sale of services or goods to retailers who in turn sell to consumers.
WIRELESS SERVICE TOWER: Any structure that is designed and constructed for the purpose of supporting one or more antennas, including, but not limited to, self-supporting lattice towers, guy towers, or monopole towers. The term encompasses personal wireless service facility towers, microwave towers, common carrier towers, cellular telephone towers, personal communications services towers, alternative tower structures, and the like. This definition and ordinance 98-14 1 is not intended to apply to ham radio antennas or operations.
YARD: An open space on the same zoning lot with a principal building or group of buildings, which is unoccupied and unobstructed from its surface upward.
YARD, FRONT: A yard extending along the full length of the front lot line between the side lot lines.
YARD, REAR: A yard extending along the full length of the rear lot line between the side lot lines.
YARD, SIDE: A yard extending along a side lot line from the front yard to the rear yard.
ZONING DISTRICTS: A parcel or group of contiguous parcels sharing the same zoning classification.
ZONING LOT: A single tract of land designated by its owner or developer as a tract to be used, developed or built upon as a unit. (Ord. 2013-05, 3-12-2013; amd. Ord. 2013-17, 8-13-2013; Ord. 2014-08, 5-13-2014; Ord. 2015-03, 1-13-2015; Ord. 2015-17, 4-14-2015; Ord. 2015-36, 7-28-2015; Ord. 2015-42, 8-25-2015; Ord. 2015-44, 10-13-2015; Ord. 2016-07, 2-9-2016; Ord. 2016-19, 5-24-2016; Ord. 2016-33, 9-27-2016; Ord. 2017-26, 5-23-2017; Ord. 2018-34, 7-24-2018; Ord. 2019-01, 1-22-2019; Ord. 2019-45, 12-10-2019)

 

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1. See also section 9-1-5-14 of this ordinance.