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For the purpose of the zoning code certain terms and words are described as follows:
(1) The words “used for” include “designed for” and vice versa; words used in the present tense include the future; words in the singular number include the plural number and vice versa; the word “building” includes the word “structure”; the word “lot” includes the word “plot”; and the word “shall” is mandatory.
(2) “Accessory structure” means a structure detached from a principal building located on the same lot that is customarily incidental and subordinate to the principal building or use.
(3) “Accessory use” means a use of land or of a building or portion thereof customarily incidental and subordinate to the principal use of the land or building and located on the same lot with the principal use.
(4) “Acre” means 43,560 square feet.
(5) “Added to (addition)” means an extension or increase in floor area or height of a structure or building.
(6) “Agriculture” means the use of land for agricultural purposes, including farming, dairying, pasture, agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, viticulture, and animal and poultry husbandry and accessory uses for packing, treating, or storing the produce; provided, however, that the operation of any such accessory uses shall be secondary to that of normal agricultural activities.
(7) “Airport” means any location, either on land or water used or intended to be used publicly or privately by any person for the landing and taking off of aircraft, including all necessary taxiways, aircraft storage and tie down areas, hangers and other necessary buildings and open spaces.
(8) “Alley” means a minor street, public or private, used primarily for vehicular service access to the back or side of property abutting on other streets.
(9) “Alteration, structural” means any change which would tend to prolong the supporting members of a building or structure, such as bearing walls, columns, beams or girders.
(10) “Apartment” means the same as “dwelling, multiple family”.
(11) “Apartment hotel” means a building or portion thereof designed for or containing both individual guest rooms or suites, rooms, and dwelling units.
(12) “Apartment house” means the same as “dwelling, multiple family.”
(13) “Automobile service station” means any premises used for supplying gasoline and oil, at retail direct to the customer, including minor accessories and services for automobiles.
(14) “Automobile and recreational vehicle sales area” means an open area, other than a street, used for the display or sale of new or used automobiles or RV's, and where no repair work is done except minor, incidental repair of automobiles or trailers to be displayed and sold on the premises.
(15) “Automobile wrecking yard” means any place where two or more motor vehicles not in running condition are stored or where the dismantling or wrecking of used motor vehicles, mobile homes or trailers occurs or where the storage, sale or dumping of dismantles, partial dismantles, obsolete or wrecked vehicles or their parts occur.
(16) “Automotive repair” means the repair, rebuilding, or reconditioning of motor vehicles or parts thereof, including collision service, painting, steam cleaning, and similar vehicle repair activities.
(17) “Balcony” means a railing or wall-enclosed platform projecting from the outer wall of a building.
(18) “Bar/tavern” means an establishment serving alcoholic beverages for consumption on premises. Food may also be available for consumption on premises.
(19) “Basement” means a story partly or wholly underground. For purposes of height measurement, a basement shall be counted as a story where more than one half of its height is above the average level of the adjoining ground.
(20) “Bed and breakfast inn” means an owner occupied single-family residential dwelling that has no more than five guest rooms to be rented to paying guests on an overnight basis and breakfast is the only meal provided; the entire service to be included for one stated price.
(21) “Billboard” means any sign used as an outdoor display for the purpose of making anything known, the origin or point of sale of which is remote from said display.
(22) “Boat cradle” means a portable framework to support a boat out of the water.
(23) “Boat cradle/boat trailer storage” means an area or building designed or used for the parking or storage of a boat cradle or trailer.
(24) “Boat house” means an accessory building or portion of a main building constructed adjacent to or over water, designed or used for the storage of watercraft.
(25) “Boat launching ramp, private” means an inclined area, at the waters edge, used to launch and or remove boats and other water vehicles from the water and used solely by the property owner(s).
(26) “Boat launching ramp, public” means an inclined area, at the waters edge, used to launch and or remove boats and other water vehicles from the water and used by the public whether for free or for a fee.
(27) “Boat rack storage” means a framework, stand, cradle, or grating on which a boat or boats may be placed or stored.
(28) “Boat trailer” means a vehicle used to transport a boat over land.
(29) “Building” means any structure consisting of foundations, walls, columns, girders, beams, floors and roofs, or any combination thereof designed for the support, enclosure, shelter, or protection of persons, animals, chattels, or property. When separated by division walls from the ground up without openings, each portion of such building shall be deemed a separate building.
(30) “Building, boat repair or storage” means a building designed for the care or repair of boats or boating equipment, or parking or storing of same for remuneration or sale.
(31) “Building, community” means a building for social, educational, and recreational activities of a neighborhood or community, provided any such use is not operated for commercial gain.
(32) “Building height” means the vertical distance measured from the average finished grade in the front yard to the highest point of the roof.
(33) “Building, main” means the same as “principal structure.”
(34) “Business” means any enterprise conducted for gain, profit, or income and includes all personal service occupations.
(35) “Business, neighborhood” means any activity carried on within an enclosed building which involves the selling of goods, merchandise, or services to the general public for personal or household consumption and which can be located in close proximity to residential uses without creating vehicular congestion, noise, smell, light, or other interference to the residential uses. Neighborhood businesses include only those activities not elsewhere defined that have a total floor area of less than 3,200 square feet. Examples of neighborhood businesses include hobby and craft stores, shoe and TV repair shops, barber and beauty shops, antique stores, gift shops, and grocery stores. Neighborhood businesses shall not include hotels and motels, restaurants, taverns, automobile service stations, and bicycle, moped, golf cart, and automobile rental facilities.
(36) “Business, water related” means commercial uses or establishments which are located in or on the waters of Lake Erie which are intended to provide goods and/or services to the public.
(37) “Camp ground” means the same as recreational camp.
(38) “Change of use” means any use that substantially differs from the previous use of a building or land and requires a zoning certificate per Section 1262.02(a).
(39) “Club (including country club)” means a building or portion thereof or premises owned or operated by a person or association for a social, literary, political, educational, or recreational purpose, whether for profit or not, which is intended for the exclusive use of members and guests.
(40) “Commission” means the Planning Commission of the Village of Put-in-Bay, Ohio.
(41) “Community building and recreational field, community swimming pool, and community facility privately owned and operated”, mean any building, structure, or open space of land used for recreational purposes by select individuals and not open to the general public. A community swimming pool does not include a “private swimming pool” as defined in Section 1292.03(a)(2).
(42) “Condominium” means a form of real property ownership for which a declaration has been filed submitting a property to the condominium form of ownership pursuant to Ohio R.C. Chapter 5311 under which each owner has an individual ownership interest in a unit with the right to exclusive possession of that unit and an undivided ownership interest with the other unit owners in the common elements of the condominium property.
(43) “Condominium development” means a condominium property in which two or more individual residential or water slip units, together with their undivided interests in the common elements of the property, are offered for sale pursuant to a common promotional plan.
(44) “Condominium property” means all real and personal property for which a submission has been made as, described herein, including land, the buildings, improvements, and structures on that land, the land under a water slip, the buildings, improvements, and structures that form or that are utilized in connection with that water slip, and all easements, rights, and appurtenances belonging to the land or to the land under a water slip.
(45) “Condominium unit” means the part of a condominium property that is designated as a unit in the declaration, is delineated as a unit on the drawings prepared pursuant to Ohio R.C. 5311.07, and is one of the following:
A. A residential unit, which is a designated part of a condominium property devoted in whole or in part to use as a residential building. A “residential unit” may include exterior portions of the building, spaces in a carport, and parking spaces as described and designated in the declaration and drawings.
B. A water slip unit, which consists of the land that is under the water in a water slip and the land that is under the piers or wharves that form the water slip, and that is used for the mooring of watercraft.
C. A commercial unit in which the property is designated for separate ownership or occupancy solely for commercial purposes, industrial purposes, or other nonresidential or non-water slip use.
(46) “Contractor's establishment” means any facility operated by an individual, group of individuals, or company to furnish materials or perform services at a specified site which are limited to building construction activities.
(47) “Converse condominium development” means a condominium development that was operated as a rental property and occupied by tenants immediately prior to the submission of the property pursuant to the provisions of Ohio R.C. Chapter 5311.
(48) “Conversion” means the changing of the original purpose of a building to a different use.
(49) “Council” means the Village Council of the Village of Put-in-Bay, Ohio.
(50) “Covered boat well” means an accessory building constructed over water and adjacent to the waters edge having a roof and open sides for the storage of watercraft.
(51) “Curb grade” means the elevation of the established curb in front of a building measured at the center of such front. Where no curb grade has been established, the Council shall establish such curb grade for the purpose of the zoning code.
(52) “Deck” means a structure consisting of a platform extending horizontally across an open area above ground level which is attached or not attached to the principal structure.
(53) “Density” means the number of sites or units that can be developed on a given area of land. Submerged land under 573.4 IGLD shall be included in complying with the density requirements of the zoning code only for so much of the submerged land over which the development or project is actually constructed.
(54) “District” means a part, zone, or geographic area within the municipality within which certain zoning or development regulations apply.
(55) “Dock” means a floating or permanent wharf, pier, or bulkhead designed for the mooring of floating watercraft.
(56) “Dock space, permanent” means a watercraft space that is owned, or a watercraft space rented or leased to a person when such rental or lease agreement shall be for a period exceeding two weeks (fourteen days) in length.
(57) “Dock space, transient” means a watercraft space rented or leased to a person, usually on a hourly basis, however, such a rental or lease may extend to but not exceed two weeks (fourteen days) in length.
(58) “Dormitory” means a building, other than a hotel or motel or one-family dwelling, used as a group living quarters for students, interns, and seasonal employees, that contains rooms for sleeping, individual or communal restroom facilities, and may or may not include common eating facilities.
(59) “Driveway” means a private roadway providing access to a street.
(60) “Dwelling” means a building or portion thereof designed exclusively for residential occupancy, including one-family and multiple-family dwellings, but not including hotels, motels, dormitory, or tents, tent trailers, trailer coaches, house trailers, automobile trailers, manufactured homes, manufactured coaches, and all other structures originally designed for and/or constructed with wheels, whether or not said wheels remain attached to the structure or are separated therefrom.
(61) “Dwelling, one-family, permanent use” means a detached building designed for occupancy by one family only and always used by the same occupants for a continual period of not less than thirty days.
(62) “Dwelling, one-family, temporary use” means a detached building designed for occupancy by one family only and used by the same occupants, who are not the owners, for periods of not less than seven consecutive days and not more than thirty consecutive days.
(63) “Dwelling, multiple-family” means a building, or portion thereof, designed for permanent occupancy for two, three or more families living independently of each other.
(64) “Dwelling, two-family” is a building or portion thereof designed, used, or intended to be used for the permanent occupancy by two or less families living independently of each other.
(65) “Dwelling unit” means one or more rooms in a dwelling or apartment hotel designed for permanent occupancy by one family for living purposes and having cooking facilities.
(66) “Easement” means authorization by a property owner for the use by another, and for a specific purpose, of any designated part of the owner's property.
(67) “Family” means one or more persons occupying a single dwelling unit, provided that unless all members are related by blood, adoption, marriage, or guardianship, no such family shall contain over five persons who are not related by blood, adoption, marriage, or guardianship.
(68) “Fence” means a barrier intended to prevent intrusion or escape, or to mark a boundary, constructed of posts with wire, boards, metal, vegetation, and/or plastic or other durable material between the posts.
(69) “Floor area” means the floor area of a residential building and floor area of a non-residential building.
A. “Floor area of a residential building” means the sum of the gross horizontal area of the several floors of a residential building, excluding basement floor areas not devoted to residential use, but including the area of roofed porches and roofed terraces. All dimensions shall be measured between interior faces of walls.
B. “Floor area of a non-residential building (to be used in calculating parking requirements)” means the floor area of the specified use excluding stairs, washrooms, elevator shafts, maintenance shafts and rooms, storage spaces, display windows, fitting rooms, decks and patios, except when determined by the Commission that the decks and patios will be used as part of the business.
(70) “Frontage” means the width of the lot at the street right-of-way.
(71) “Game room/arcade” means a room in which three or more percentage games, such as pin ball, pool, video, computer and similar devices played on any mechanical or electronic device are located for use by the general public.
(72) “Garage, private” means an accessory building or a portion of the main building designed or used for the storage of motor driven vehicles owned and used by the occupants of the building to which it is accessory. Not more than one of the vehicles may be a commercial vehicle which shall not exceed a five ton capacity.
(73) “Garage, public” means a building designed or used for the care or repair of equipment, automobiles, commercial vehicles or trucks, or a building where such vehicles are parked or stored for remuneration or sale.
(74) “Gazebos” means a free standing roofed accessory structure which is not enclosed, except for screening or glass and which is utilized for the purpose of relaxation, but which shall not have any other uses for an activity otherwise defined in this ordinance. (Ord. 824-13. Passed 7-14-03.)
(75) “Go-cart track” means an area of land where motorized vehicles are used for recreational or competitive purposes on an enclosed track.
(76) “Golf course, miniature” means an area of land or a building operated for profit or gain as a commercial place of amusement in which facilities are provided to simulate the game of golf or any aspect of the game on a small scale.
(77) “Grade” means the elevation of the ground surface in its natural state, before any man-made alterations, which shall not be increased by more than three
feet. Grade shall be determined at the front of the building where the structure meets the ground.
(78) “Green space” means the open, unobstructed space from ground to sky at a grade on a parcel of land which is suitable for the growth and maintenance of grass, flowers, trees, bushes or other landscaping. Surfaced walkways, patios, driveways, ramps, parking areas or any space beneath or within any building or structure shall not be considered to be green space.
(79) “Guest house” means a detached accessory building located on the same premises with the main building, which provides living quarters for use by temporary guests of the occupants of the premises, which quarters are not rented or otherwise used as a separate dwelling.
(80) “High impact wind-powered electric generator/windmill” means a wind energy conversion system consisting of a wind turbine, a tower, and associated control or conversion electronics that have a rated capacity greater then 100 kW.
(81) “Home occupation” means an accessory use in which an occupation is conducted in a dwelling unit or a garage containing 600 square feet or less, provided that:
A. No more than two persons other than members of the family residing on the premises shall be engaged in such occupation.
B. Use of the dwelling for the home occupation shall be clearly incidental and subordinate to its use for residential purposes by its occupants and not more than twenty-five percent of the total floor area of the dwelling unit shall be used in the conduct of the home occupation.
C. There shall be no change in the outside appearance of the building or premises or other evidence of the conduct of such home occupation other than one sign as permitted in Chapter 1286.
D. Sufficient off-street parking in accordance with zoning requirements shall be provided based on the type of home occupation.
E. No equipment or process shall be used in such home occupation which creates noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odors, or electrical interference detectable to the normal senses off the lot, if the occupation is conducted in a single-family residence, or outside the dwelling unit if conducted in other than a single-family residence.
(82) “Home office” means an accessory use in which work for compensation is undertaken within the primary residential structure, including but not limited to, receiving or initiation of correspondence such as phone calls, mail, faxes, or e-mails; preparing or maintaining business records; word and data processing; and telephone, mail order, and off-premises sales. There shall be no more than two non-resident employees and no more than twenty-five percent of the residential floor area shall be used in the conduct of the home office. Delivery vehicles used to deliver necessary supplies are limited to passenger vehicles, mail carriers, and express carriers such as UPS.
(83) “Hotel/motel” means a building, or a group of buildings, or portion thereof, containing any combination of more than five guest rooms which are designed and intended to be used, let, or hired out for occupancy for compensation, whether paid directly or indirectly.
(84) “Hotel/motel, limited size” means a hotel/motel limited to having twenty-four or fewer guest rooms which are designed and intended to be used, let or hired out for occupancy for compensation, whether paid directly or indirectly.
(85) “IGLD” means an International Great Lakes Datum used to determine the water levels of Lake Erie. Ordinary high water is based upon a 1985 lake level study and is 573.4 feet. IGLD can be converted to United States Geological Datum (U.S.G.S.) or National Geodetic Vertical Datum (N.G.V.D.) by adding .9 feet.
(86) “Industrial unit or dwelling” means a constructed unit that is approved by the Ohio Department of Industrial Relations and meets the requirements of Section 4101:2-98 of the Ohio Basic Building Code. Verification of whether the unit is an industrial unit or dwelling as approved by the State of Ohio can be made by the Ottawa County Building Inspection Office.
(87) “Institution” means a building occupied by a non-profit corporation or a non-profit establishment for public use.
(88) “Institutional home” means a place for the care of babies, children, pensioners, or old people, except those for correctional or mental cases.
(89) “Intravenous hydration service” means an individual, business and/or establishment that administers fluids to a customer intravenously for reasons other than medical treatment and includes intravenous therapy, drip bars and the like, whether in a mobile or fixed facility or location.
(90) “Junk yard” means an open area where waste, scrap metal, paper, rags or similar materials are bought, sold, exchanged, stored, packed, or handled.
(91) “Kennel or cattery” means any lot or premises on which five or more domesticated dogs or cats, more than months of age, are housed, groomed, bred, boarded, trained, or sold.
(92) “Loading space” means space logically and conveniently located for bulk pickup and deliveries, scaled to delivery vehicles expected to be used, and accessible to such vehicles when required off-street parking spaces are filled. All off-street loading spaces shall be located outside of any street or alley right-of-way.
(93) “Lodge” means the same as club.
(94) “Lot” means a parcel of land of sufficient size to meet the minimum zoning requirements for use, coverage, and area and to provide such yards and other open spaces as are herein required. Such shall have frontage on an approved public or private street and may consist of the following:
A. A single lot of record;
B. A portion of a lot of record; or
C. A combination of complete lots of record, or of portions of lots of record.
(95) “Lot area” means the total area of the lot exclusive of the street right-of-way.
(96) “Lot, corner” means a lot located at the intersection of two or more streets.
(97) “Lot, depth” means the horizontal distance between the front and rear lot lines, measured along the median between the two side lot lines.
(98) “Lot, interior” means a lot other than a corner lot.
(99) “Lot lines” means the lines bounding a lot as defined herein.
(100) “Lot of record” means a lot which is part of a subdivision recorded in the Office of the Ottawa County Recorder, or a lot or parcel described by metes and bounds, the description of which has been so recorded.
(101) “Lot, reversed corner” means a corner lot, the side street line of which is substantially a continuation of the front lot line of the lot to its rear.
(102) “Lot, through” means an interior lot having frontage on two or more streets.
(103) “Lot width” means the horizontal distance between the side lot lines measured at right angles to the lot depth at the legally established building setback line.
(104) “Low impact wind-powered electric generator/windmill” means a wind energy conversion system consisting of a wind turbine, a tower, and associated controls or conversion electronics which has a rated capacity of not more than 100 kW and which is primarily intended to reduce on-site consumption of utility power.
(105) “Major street” means a dedicated street within Ottawa County which has been classified as a dual highway, a dominant major street, a major street, a secondary major street, a main county road, or State highway by the Ottawa Regional Planning Commission on an Official Ohio Highway Plan.
(106) “Manufactured home” means any nonself-propelled vehicle transportable in one or more sections, which, in the traveling mode, is eight body feet or more in width or forty body feet or more in length or, when erected on site, is 320 or more square feet, and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and electrical systems contained therein. Calculations used to determine the number of square feet in such a structure are based on the structure's exterior dimensions measured at the largest horizontal projections when erected on site. These dimensions include all expandable rooms, cabinets, and other projections containing interior space, but do not include bay windows.
(107) “Manufactured home park” means any tract of land upon which three or more manufactured homes used for habitation are parked, either free of charge or for revenue purposes, and includes any roadway, building, structure, vehicle, or enclosure used or intended for use as part of the facilities of such park. A tract of land which is subdivided and where the individual lots are not for rent or rented, but are for sale or sold for the purpose of installation of manufactured homes on the lots is not a manufactured home park even though three or more manufactured homes are parked thereon if the roadways are dedicated to the local government authority.
(108) “Manufactured home subdivision” means land platted and recorded into lots for sale, restricted to manufactured homes or unapproved industrial units only, with no more than one manufactured home or unapproved industrial unit per lot.
(109) “Manufacturing” means the process of using raw materials and labor to create a product or a productive industry using mechanical power and/or machinery.
(110) “Marina” means an area of land and/or building(s), having water access, which is used for boat sales, rentals, service, docking, mooring, storage, rebuilding or repairing.
(111) “Marine repairs, enclosed” means a building or portion thereof where watercraft of all types are brought for repair and service.
(112) “Marine sales & service” means an area of land and/or building where watercraft of various types are sold to the public and where minor watercraft services can be provided.
(113) “Mini storage building” means a building providing one or more separate storage spaces of not more than 400 square feet of area each, with individual outside access, for rental to the public for the storage of personal goods.
(114) “Modular unit or dwelling” means factory built housing certified as meeting the Ohio Basic Building Code which has an Ohio Basic Building Code number and does not have a permanent chassis. Proof of compliance must be made available to the Zoning Inspector prior to issuance of the zoning certificate.
(115) “Motel.” See “hotel/motel”.
(116) “Motel, limited size.” See “hotel/motel limited size”.
(117) “Motor vehicle storage” means an area of land or building or portion thereof where motor-propelled vehicles are stored.
(118) “Museum” means a building, place or institution devoted to the acquisition, conservation, study, exhibition and educational interpretation of objects having scientific, historical or artistic value.
(119) “Nightclub” means an establishment dispensing alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises and in which dancing and live or recorded musical entertainment may be provided. Nightclubs also include establishments that dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises and offer entertainment by comedians, magicians, actors or similar performers.
(120) “Non-conforming building” means a building or structure or portion thereof lawfully existing at the time the zoning code and/or amendments thereto became effective, which was designed, erected, or structurally altered in a way that does not conform to the regulations of the district in which it is located.
(121) “Non-conforming use” means use when a lawfully occupied building, structure or land is lawfully used at the time the zoning code and/or amendments thereto became effective which does not conform with the use regulations of the district in which it is located.
(122) “Nursing home” means a residence for aged and/or chronically ill persons in which three or more such persons, not of the immediate family of the owner(s), are received, kept and provided with food, shelter, and/or care for compensation; but not including hospitals, clinics, or similar institutions devoted primarily to the diagnosis and short-term treatment of the sick.
(123) “Open space” means the open, unobstructed space from ground to sky at a grade on a parcel of land which is suitable for the growth and maintenance of grass, flowers, trees, bushes or other landscaping and surfaced walkways, patios or similar areas. Driveways, ramps, parking areas, and any open space beneath or within any building or structure shall not be considered to be open space.
(124) “Ordinance” means the zoning code of the Village of Put-in-Bay, Ohio.
(125) “Owner occupancy” means the primary use of a structure that sits upon a property is by the owner or owners.
(126) “Parking area, private” means an open area, other than a street or alley, used for the parking of the automobiles of occupants of a structure.
(127) “Parking area, public or customer” means an open area, other than a private parking area, street or alley, used for the parking of automobiles which is available for public or quasi-public use.
(128) “Parking space, automobile” means space within a building or a private or public parking space area for the parking of one automobile.
(129) “Patio” means a structure at or below ground level extending horizontally across an open area, which is attached or not attached to the principal structure.
(130) “Porch” means a structure attached to an entryway of a principal structure extending horizontally across an open area, which may be covered or uncovered, enclosed or unenclosed.
(131) “Principal structure” means a building of primary importance for the purpose for which the land and building are used.
(132) “Principal use” means the main use of the land and building and the main purpose for which the land and building are used.
(133) “Recreational camp” means an area of land on which two or more recreational vehicles, campers, tents, or similar temporary recreational structures are regularly or seasonally accommodated with or without charge, including any building, structure, or fixture of equipment that is used or intended to be used in connection with providing such accommodations; also known as a tourist camp.
(134) “Recreational vehicle (RV)” means a vehicle designed and constructed to be used as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreation, and vacation uses and being classified as follows:
A. “Travel trailer” means a non-self-propelled recreational vehicle not exceeding an overall length of thirty-five feet, exclusive of bumper and tongue or coupling, or a tent type fold out camping trailer as defined in division (S) of Ohio R.C. 4517.01.
B. “Motor home” means a self-propelled recreational vehicle constructed with permanently installed facilities for cold storage, cooking and consuming of food, and/or sleeping.
C. “Truck camper” means a non-self-propelled recreational vehicle, without wheels for road use, designed to be placed upon and attached to a motor vehicle. Truck camper does not include truck covers which consist of walls and roof but do not have floors and facilities for using same as a dwelling.
D. “Boats and boat trailers” means boats, floats, rafts, and the normal equipment to transport the same on the highway.
(135) “Rental room” means a room in an owner-occupied building which is provided for compensation within the main building.
(136) “Retaining wall” means a structure constructed and erected between lands of different elevations to protect structures and/or to prevent erosion.
(137) “Riding stable” means any land or structure used for the care and grooming of horses, including boarding and riding facilities.
(138) “Right-of-way” means a strip of land taken or dedicated for use as a public or private way. In addition to the roadway, it normally incorporates the curbs, lawn strips, sidewalks, lighting, and drainage facilities and may include special features required by the topography or treatment of land such as grade separation, landscaping, viaducts, and bridges.
(139) “Screen” means a material object intended to provide shelter, protection or concealment, constructed of posts, wire, boards, metal and/or plastic, or other durable material.
(140) “Setback line” means a line established by the zoning code, generally parallel with and measured from the lot line, defining the limits of the yard in which no buildings or structures may be located above ground as may be provided for in the zoning code.
(141) “Sign” means a structure displaying any words, numerals, figures, devices, pictures, designs or trade marks by which anything is made known, such as is used to designate an individual, firm, profession, business, or a commodity, and which is visible from any public street.
(142) “Special use” means a use permitted within a district other than a principally permitted use, requiring a special use permit and approval of the Commission.
(143) “Special use permit” means a permit issued by the Zoning Inspector upon approval by the Commission to allow a use other than a principally permitted use to be established within a district.
(144) “Story” means that portion of a building included between the surface of any floor and the surface of the next floor above it, or, if there be no floor above it, then the space between such floor and the ceiling above it.
(145) “Story, half” means a story under a gable, hip or gambrel roof, the wall plates of which on at least two opposite walls are not more than two feet above the floor of such story.
(146) “Street” means the full width between property lines bounding every public or private way with a part thereof used for vehicular traffic and designated as follows:
A. “Arterial street” means a general term denoting a highway primarily for through traffic, carrying heavy loads and large volumes of traffic, usually on a continuous route.
B. “Collector street” means a highway, whether within a residential, industrial, commercial or other type of development, which primarily carries traffic from local streets to arterial streets, including the principal entrance and circulation routes within residential subdivisions.
C. “Cul de sac” means a local street of relatively short length with one end open to traffic and the other end terminating in a vehicular turnaround.
D. “Dead end street” means a street, temporarily having only one outlet for vehicular traffic and intended to be extended or continued in the future.
E. “Local street” means a street primarily for providing access to residential, commercial, or other abutting property.
F. “Loop street” means a type of local street, each end of which terminates at an intersection with the same arterial or collector street and whose principal radius points of 180-degree system of turns are not more than 1,000 feet from said arterial or collector street, and no more than 600 feet from each other.
G. “Private street” means a developed road dedicated to public or private use, maintained and controlled by individuals or other private authority.
H. “Public street” means a developed road dedicated to the public use, and maintained and controlled by any governmental authority.
(147) “Structure” means anything constructed or erected, which has a generally permanent location on the ground or which is attached to something having a generally permanent location on the ground.
(148) “Surface, permanent” means a construction topped by concrete, asphalt, brick, gravel or stone or other comparable material which is maintained to be dust free.
(149) “Tavern” means a place of assembly used for the consumption of food and intoxicating beverages and which may provide entertainment.
(150) “Temporary structure” means a structure without any foundation or footings which is removed when the designated time, activity, or use for which the temporary structure was erected has ceased.
(151) “Temporary use” means a use established for a fixed period with the intent to discontinue such use upon the expiration of the time period.
(152) “Terrace” means a level, landscaped, and/or surfaced area, directly adjacent to a principal structure at or within three feet of the finished grade and not covered by a permanent roof.
(153) “Timeshare facility” means a facility in which a person receives the right in perpetuity, for life or for a specific period of time, to the recurrent, exclusive use or occupancy of a lot, parcel, unit, or portion of real property for a period of time which has been or will be allocated from twelve or more occupancy periods into which the facility has been divided. A timeshare use may be coupled with an estate in the real property or it may entail a license, contract membership, or other right of occupancy not coupled with an estate in the real property.
(154) “Trailer camp” means the same as recreational camp.
(155) “Trailer court” means the same as manufactured home park.
(156) “Variance” means a modification of the terms of the zoning code, approved by the Commission where such modification will not be contrary to the public interest and where owing to conditions peculiar to the property and not the result of an action of the applicant, a literal and strict enforcement of the zoning code would result in an unnecessary and undue hardship.
(157) “Veterinary animal hospital or clinic” means a place used for the care, grooming, diagnosis, and treatment of sick, ailing, infirm or injured animals, which may include overnight accommodations and the premises for the treatment, observation and/or recuperation of such animals.
(158) “Village” means the Village of Put-in-Bay, Ohio.
(159) “Wall” means the vertical exterior surface of a building and the vertical interior surfaces that divide a building's space into rooms. Wall shall also mean a barrier intended to prevent intrusion or escape, or to mark a boundary, constructed of durable material without posts so as to extend fully to the ground at all points.
(160) “Warehouse and wholesale activity building” mean a storage building which is used for the receiving, storage, sale and distribution of goods, wares, foods, beverages, merchandise, or other chattels, including a building used for the storage of unused new automobiles or aircraft, but not including a garage or hanger as regulated under Article 2, Section 206, 210, 211, and 212 of the Ohio Basic Building Code.
(161) “Windmill/generator” means a system of components which converts the kinetic energy of the wind into electrical or mechanical power and comprises all the necessary storage and support system components to provide electricity or mechanical power for residential, commercial, industrial, utility, or governmental use.
(162) “Yard” means an open space at grade between a building and the adjoining lot lines unoccupied and unobstructed by any portion of a structure from the ground upward, except as otherwise provided for in the zoning code.
(163) “Yard, front” means a yard extending across the full width of the lot between the nearest front of the main building and the front lot line. The depth of the required front yard shall be measured horizontally from the nearest part of the main building towards the nearest point of the front lot line. The front lot line shall in all instances be considered as the road right-of-way line and not the center line of the road.
(164) “Yard, rear” means a yard extending across the full width of the lot between the nearest rear of the main building and the rear lot line. The depth of the required rear yard shall be measured horizontally from the nearest part of the main building toward the point of the rear lot line, or the center of any alley if one is present.
(165) “Yard, side” means a yard extending between the main building and the side lot line extending from the front yard, or from the front lot line where no front yard is required, to the rear yard. The width of the required side yard shall be measured horizontally from the nearest point of the side lot line towards the nearest part of the main building.
(166) “Zoning certificate” means a document signed by the Zoning Inspector, as required in the zoning code, as a condition precedent to the commencement of a use, or the erection, construction, reconstruction, restoration, alteration, conversion, or installation of a structure or building, that acknowledges that such use, structure, or building complies with the provisions of the zoning code or authorized variance therefrom.
(167) “Zoning Inspector” means the chief enforcement officer of the zoning code.
(Ord. 1136-16. Passed 10-10-16; Ord. 1184-18. Passed 6-13-18; Ord. 1215-19. Passed 7-10-19; Ord. 1247-2020. Passed 3-23-20.)