• Section 6.02  Child and Adult Day-Care Facilities.
   (a)   Familyday-carehomes serving six (6) or fewer children shall be considered a residential use of property and a permitted use in all residential districts.  The family day-care home shall receive minor children for care and supervision for periods of less than twenty-four (24) hours a day, unattended by a parent or legal guardian, except children related to an adult member of the family by blood, marriage, or adoption.  Such facilities also include homes that give care to an unrelated minor child for more than four (4) weeks during a calendar year.
   (b)   Child group day-care homes with greater than six (6) children are subject to the following:
      (1)   The proposed use of the residence for group day-care shall not change the essential character of the surrounding residential area, and shall not create a nuisance of the surrounding residential area, and shall not create a nuisance relating to vehicular parking, noise, or additional congestion in excess of residential uses in the district.
      (2)   There shall be an outdoor play area of at least five hundred (500) square feet provided on the premises.  Said play area shall not be located within the front yard.  This requirement may be waived by the Planning Commission if a public play area is within five hundred (500) feet of the subject parcel.
      (3)   All outdoor play areas shall be enclosed by a fence that is designed to discourage climbing, and is at least four (4) feet in height, but no higher than six (6) feet.
      (4)   The hours of operation do not exceed sixteen (16) hours within a twenty-four (24) hour period.  Activity between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM shall be limited so that the drop-off and pick-up of children is not disruptive to neighboring residents.
      (5)   Appropriate licenses with the State of Michigan shall be maintained.
      (6)   The granting of the special land use application shall not impair the health, safety, welfare, or reasonable enjoyment of adjacent or nearby residential properties.
   (c)   Child day-care centers, are subject to the following conditions:
      (1)   The property is maintained in a manner that is consistent with the character of the area.
      (2)   A separate drop-off and pick-up area shall be provided adjacent to the main building entrance, located off a public street and the parking access lane, and shall be of sufficient size so as to not create congestion on the site or within a public roadway.
      (3)   There shall be an on-site outdoor play area of the greater of one thousand five hundred (1,500) square feet or seventy-five (75) square feet for each child.  Said play area shall not be located within the front yard.  This requirement may be waived by the Planning Commission if a public play area is available within five hundred (500) feet from the subject parcel.
      (4)   All outdoor play areas shall be enclosed by a fence that is designed to discourage climbing and is at least four (4) feet in height, but no higher than six (6) feet.
      (5)   For each child, a center shall have a minimum of fifty (50) square feet of indoor activity space for use by, and accessible to, the child, exclusive of all of the following: hallways, storage areas and cloakrooms, kitchens and reception and office areas.
      (6)   Appropriate licenses with the State of Michigan shall be maintained.
   (d)   Adult day-care home with greater than six (6) adults is subject to the following:
      (1)   The proposed use of the residence for group day-care shall not change the essential character of the surrounding residential area, and shall not create a nuisance in fact or law relating to vehicular parking, noise, or additional congestion in excess of residential uses in the district.
      (2)   Where outdoor areas are provided, they shall be enclosed by a fence that is at least four (4) feet in height, but no higher than six (6) feet.
      (3)   The hours of operation do not exceed sixteen (16) hours within a twenty-four (24) hour period.  Activity between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM shall be limited so that the drop-off and pick-up is not disruptive to neighboring residents.
      (4)   Appropriate license with the State of Michigan shall be maintained.
   (e)   Adult day-carecenters are subject to the following conditions:
      (1)   The property is maintained in a manner that is consistent with the character of the neighborhood.
      (2)   A separate drop-off and pick-up area shall be provided adjacent to the main building entrance, located off a public street and the parking access lane, and shall be of sufficient size so as to not create congestion on the site or within a public roadway.
      (3)   Where outdoor activity areas are provided, they shall be enclosed by a fence that is at least four (4) feet in height but no higher than six (6) feet.