ACCESSORY BUILDING.  A subordinate building detached from, but located on the same lot as, the principal building, the use of which is incidental and accessory to that of the principal building or use. A storage container, trailer, or similar item is not an accessory building.
   ACCESSORY USE. A use customarily incidental and subordinate to the principal use or building and located on the same lot as the principal use or building.
   ALLEY. A public thoroughfare or way, not more than thirty (30) feet in width except for necessary turnarounds, and which normally provides a secondary means of access to abutting property.
   ALTERATION: Any change to any land, structure or building.
   ALTERATION, BUILDING: Any change in the use of a building or any physical alteration made which modifies the existing foundation, load bearing walls or roof of a building; or requires an electrical, plumbing or mechanical permit.
   ANIMAL HOSPITAL. An enclosed structure allowing for overnight or continuous care, diagnosis, and treatment of animal illnesses by a veterinarian.
   BAR: Any place devoted primarily to the retailing and drinking of malt, vinous, or other alcoholic beverages, or which derives at least seventy-five percent (75%) of its total annual gross sales from the sale of such beverages for consumption on the premises.
   BASEMENT: That portion of a building all or partly underground but having at least one-half (1/2) of its height below the average level of the adjoining ground.
   BED AND BREAKFAST: An owner-occupied private single-family residence which is the principal residence of the owner and the principal structure on the premises, with bedrooms available for rent to the general public and with breakfast served at no additional cost.
   BOARDING HOUSE. A dwelling or part thereof, other than a hotel or motel, providing rooms for compensation for three (3) or more unrelated persons who may reside for extended periods. Cooking facilities are not provided in the individual units. Accessory uses may include dining rooms and recreation rooms for use by the occupants, but not for the general public.
   BUFFER: Any visual buffer, screening, open spaces, landscaped areas, fences, walls, berms, or any combination thereof required by this ordinance used to physically separate or screen one use of property from another so as to visually shield or physically block noise, lights, or other nuisances.
   BUILDING: Any structure, either temporary or permanent, having walls and a roof, designed for the shelter of any person, animal or property and occupying more than 100 square feet of area.
   BUILDING HEIGHT:  The vertical distance from the average adjacent grade at the center of the front of the building to the highest point of the roof surface for a flat roof, to the deck line for a mansard roof and to the mean height level between eaves and ridge for gable, hip and gambrel roofs.
   BUILDING LINE.  A line established by the zoning ordinance, generally parallel with and measured from the lot line, defining the limits of a required yard in which no building or structure may be located, except as may be provided in the Zoning Ordinance.  Also referred to as the required setback.
   BUILDING PERMIT.  The written approval by the zoning administrator authorizing the construction, alteration, or repair of a building or structure at a specific location and under definite regulations which the owner of the property, building or structure and the contractor or builder of the same agree to follow exactly.
(Ord. 4-21.  Passed 1-4-21.)