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For the purpose of this title, certain terms and words are hereby defined as follows. Words used in the present tense include the future; the singular number shall include the plural; and the word "shall" is mandatory and not directory.
ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATION: A place where livestock have been, are or will be confined, concentrated and fed, including feedlots, pastures or other ground containing crops or other vegetation used to feed livestock, and the number of livestock at any one time exceeds:
Fifty (50) brood cows and slaughter and feeder cattle.
Twenty (20) milking dairy cows.
Ten (10) young dairy stock.
Six (6) swine weighing over fifty five (55) pounds.
Six (6) swine weighing under fifty five (55) pounds.
Six (6) sheep, lambs or goats.
Ten (10) horses.
Ten (10) turkeys.
Twenty (20) laying hens or broilers.
Accumulation of livestock shall not exceed a total of seventy (70).
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE STATION: All buildings or premises used for the dispensing, sale or offering for sale at retail of any automobile fuels or oils.
BASEMENT: A story having part but not more than one-half (1/2) its height below grade. A basement is counted as a story for the purpose of height regulations if subdivided and used for business or dwelling purposes other than by a janitor employed on the premises.
BOARDING HOUSE: A building other than a hotel where, for compensation, meals or lodging and meals are provided for three (3) but not more than twenty (20) persons.
BUILDING: A structure designed or intended for the support, enclosure, shelter or protection of persons, animals or property. When a structure is divided into separate parts by unpierced walls extending from the ground up, each part is deemed a separate building.
BUILDING AREA: The maximum horizontal projected area of a building and its accessory buildings, excluding chimneys, open steps, balconies, buttresses, terraces, open porches, cornices, and other minor ornamental features projecting from the walls of the building and not supported by the ground.
BUILDING, HEIGHT OF: The vertical distance from the grade to the highest point of the coping of a flat roof, or to the deck line of a mansard roof, or to the main height level between eaves and ridge for gable, hip and gambrel roofs.
CAMPGROUND: An area for and used to accommodate recreational vehicles used as temporary living and sleeping accommodations for campers and vacationers but not as a domicile or residence or permanent dwelling.
CELLAR: A story having more than one-half (1/2) of its height below grade. A cellar is not included in computing the number of stories for the purpose of height measurement.
DISTRICT: A section or sections of the City of Keithsburg for which the zoning regulations are uniform.
DWELLING: Any building, or portion thereof, of frame or masonry which is designed or used for residential purposes or a mobile home.
DWELLING, MULTIPLE: A building or portion thereof designed for or occupied by more than two (2) families.
DWELLING, SINGLE-FAMILY: A building or mobile home designed for or occupied by one family.
DWELLING, TWO-FAMILY: A building designed for or occupied by two (2) families.
FAMILY: One or more individuals using common cooking facilities and living and eating together on the same premises as a single housekeeping unit.
A. A barrier or enclosure of concrete, metal, plastic, stone, wood, masonry or other material permanently located on the ground or attached to something having a permanent location on the ground designed to prevent straying from within or intrusion. A fence which can be viewed through is a fence which has at least fifty percent (50%) unobstructed view through the plane of the fence when viewed at a right angle of the fence.
B. A fence is a "structure", as defined in this section, and the alteration of a fence is a "structural alteration", as defined in this section.
GARBAGE: An odorous, putrescible or combustible waste material.
GRADE: The average level of the ground surface adjacent to the exterior building walls.
HOTEL: A building in which lodging is provided and offered to the public for compensation and which is open to transient or permanent guests in contradistinction to a boarding house or lodging house.
IMPROVED SURFACE: Shall consist of not less than two inches (2") of compacted commercially prepared road gravel or crushed rock.
LIVESTOCK: Any animal raised for food, raw materials or pleasure including, but not limited to, beef and dairy cattle, bison, sheep, swine, poultry and horses.
MOTEL: An area containing one or more structures used for accommodation of automobile transients.
PERMANENT: Any building, dwelling or mobile home with wheels or means of transportation removed.
REAR YARD: An open space on the same lot with a main building, unoccupied except for accessory buildings, extending the full width of the lot and lying between the rear lot line and the rear line of the main building projected to the side lot lines.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE: Shall be as defined in the Illinois Vehicle Code.
ROOMING HOUSE: A building where lodging only is provided for compensation to three (3) or more but not more than twenty (20) persons.
SIDE YARD: An open space on the same lot with a main building, unoccupied except for accessory buildings, situated between the side line of the main building and the adjacent side line of the lot and extending from the rear line of the main building extended to the front line of the main building extended.
SIGNS: All signs or billboards displayed on a building or separate structure, but not including names of owners, farm or business names, and signs on the interior of windows.
STORY: That portion of a building, other than a cellar, included between the surface of any floor and the surface of the floor next above it or, if there is no floor above it, then the space between the floor and the ceiling next above it.
STORY, HALF: A space under a sloping roof which has the line of intersection of roof decking and wall face not more than three feet (3') above the top level, and in which space not more than two-thirds (2/3) of the floor area is finished off for use. A half story containing independent apartment or living quarters shall be counted as a full story.
STRUCTURAL ALTERATIONS: Any change in the height, width, or length of a dwelling, mobile home or building, including open steps or other features projecting from the wall and supported or not by ground.
STRUCTURE: Anything constructed or erected, the use of which requires permanent location on the ground or attached to something having a permanent location on the ground.
TOURIST CAMP: An area containing one or more structures used for accommodation of automobile transients.
USED: Shall be deemed to include the words "arranged", "designed", or "intended to be used". (Ord. 2017-12, 12-11-2017; amd. 2018 Code)