§ 170.07   ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATIONS
   (A)   Accessory Structure Requirements
      1.   No detached accessory building or swimming pool shall be located closer to a side or rear lot line than five (5) feet and ten (10) feet respectively or exceed sixteen (16) feet in height.
      2.   No detached accessory building or swimming pool shall be located closer than fifty (50) feet from the front building line.
      3.   Public utility installations, walks, driveways, curbs, retaining walls, mailboxes, lamp posts, bird baths, and structures of a like nature are permitted in any required yard without the issuance of a permit.
      4.   Fences, latticework screens, hedges or walls not more than seven (7) feet in height, and private swimming pools, surrounded by a fence at least five (5) feet in height, maintained so as to prevent the intrusion of small children or animals, may be located in the required side or rear yard.
      A hedge or fence not to exceed three and one-half (3 ½) feet in height, may be located in any front yard, except that vision clearance on corner lots shall be provided.
      5.   Trees, shrubs, flowers or plants shall be permitted in any required yard, except that vision clearance on corner lots shall be required.
   (B)   Elevation Requirements. No building shall be constructed unless the construction grade ground elevation is six (6) inches above the crown of the adjoining road. The maximum allowed elevation shall be twelve (12) inches above the crown of the adjoining road unless approved by the Plan Commission.
   (C)   Fence Regulations
      1.   Fences used for agricultural purposes shall not be regulated by this Chapter.
      2.   Fences in Residential Districts or in Agricultural Districts when used for residential purposes shall be allowed subject to the following provisions:
         a.   Fences shall be allowed in side and rear yards up to a height of six (6) feet.
         b.   No setback shall be required for fences in side and rear yard.
         c.   Fences shall be allowed to extend along side property lines provided that from the building setback line to the road right-of-way line they shall not exceed three and one-half (3 ½) feet in height. Front yard fences within the building setback line shall not exceed three and one-half (3 ½) feet in height.
         d.   Such fences shall not be permitted to block passage along existing sidewalks.
         e.   Fencing intended for decorative purposes only, and which does not include any area to be completely enclosed, may be allowed on any part of a parcel provided that it does not exceed three (3) feet in height.
      3.   Fences in Commercial (B-1, B-2) or Industrial (I-1) Districts where used for commercial or industrial uses shall be allowed subject to the following provisions:
         a.   Fences intended for security purposes shall not exceed a maximum height of eight (8) feet plus a maximum of three (3) strands of barbed wire and shall be allowed within any side or rear yards, however, they shall not be allowed in any greenstrip or buffer area. Barbed wire shall be vertical or slant to the inside of the property.
         b.   Fencing intended for decorative purposes only may be allowed anywhere on a parcel provided it does not exceed three and one-half (3 ½) feet in height.
         c.   For the purpose of all fence regulations, any yard having fifty (50) percent or more of its length bordering a dedicated public right-of-way shall be considered a front yard, and all other yards, (side and rear) shall be determined by the orientation of the major structure located on that parcel.
   (D)   Home Occupation Regulations
      1.   Intent. A home occupation is intended to be an occupation or profession which is customarily carried on within the dwelling unit. The use shall be clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the dwelling unit for residential purposes and which conforms to the standards and provisions provided herein. Furthermore, all home occupations involving the agricultural use of the land, as defined by this Chapter, shall be exempt from the home occupation regulations.
      2.   Standards: Home occupations shall conform to the following standards.
         a.   No traffic shall be generated by such home occupation in greater volume than would normally be expected in residential neighborhoods.
         b.   Only one (1) type of occupation or profession shall be permitted within the occupied building.
         c.   The use may occupy not more than 35 percent of the total floor area and in no event more than 500 square feet of floor area.
         d.   No non-family person shall be employed on the premises.
         e.   No offensive noise, vibration, smoke, dust, odors, heat, or glare shall be produced.
         f.   There shall be no exterior display, no exterior sign, except as permitted herein, no exterior storage for materials, and no other exterior indication of the home occupation or variations from the residential character of the principal building. However, one (1) sign shall be permitted which shall be an unanimated, non-illuminated, flat or window sign having an area of not more than one (1) square foot attached flat to the building.
         g.   No business hours will be permitted after 8:00 P.M.
         h.   No machinery or equipment shall be installed which interferes with radio or television reception and which is not customarily incidental to the practice of such occupation or profession. (1980, Amended 1984)
      3.   Uses Permitted.
         a.   A profession such as an artist, engineer, architect, or insurance salesman, real estate consultant, etc.
         b.   Dressmakers, seamstresses, or tailors.
         c.   Music, dancing and other teachers or tutors, provided the instruction is limited to one (1) pupil at a time, except for occasional groups.
         d.   Beauty and barber services having not more than one (1) operator.
         e.   Photography studio primarily devoted to photography of individuals or small groups.
         f.   Minor repair or fix-it service not grossing over $6,000 annually.
      4.   Uses Prohibited
         a.   Automobile and vehicular repair.
         b.   Rental business.
         c.   Stables or kennels.
         d.   Eating or drinking places.
         e.   Nursery schools and kindergartens and child-sitting service having more than five (5) children at any one (1) time, not including members of the immediate family of the operator.
         f.   Tourist homes.
         g.   Veterinarian services or animal hospitals.
         h.   Mortuaries and embalming establishments.
         i.   Private clubs, including fraternity and sorority houses.
         j.   Dentists and doctors offices.
         k.   All other uses not listed in the "uses permitted".