Sec. 9-4.2701.  Nonconforming uses of land.
   (a)   Abatement of use when no main building is involved. Where no main buildings are used in connection with the nonconforming use of land, or where the only buildings used are accessory or incidental to such use, the nonconforming use of such land shall be discontinued not later than three (3) years after such use becomes nonconforming, and all uses thereafter shall conform to the regulations of the applicable zone classification and the provisions of this chapter.
   (b)   Expansion.  A nonconforming use of land shall not be expanded of extended in any way, either on the same or any adjoining land.
   (c)   Discontinuance or change.  The discontinuance of a nonconforming use of land for more than ninety (90) days shall constitute abandonment and termination of the nonconforming use, and thereafter the use of the land shall conform to the regulations of the applicable zone classification.  The City shall provide written notice to property owner that the use is abandoned and terminated and that future use of the property must conform to the applicable zoning regulations.
   (d)   Nonconforming keeping of animals.  The nonconforming housing, keeping, pasturing or confining of any animal within territory annexed to the City shall be terminated within ninety (90) days of the effective date of the annexation, and keeping of animals shall comply with the applicable City zoning standards from that time forward.
   (e)   Nonconforming fences.  Where no main buildings are used in connection with the nonconforming use of land, and the nonconforming use is the construction or maintenance of a fence, such nonconforming use shall be discontinued not later than ninety (90) days after such use becomes nonconforming.
(§ 8162.1, T.O.O.C., as amended by § 3, Ord. 94, §20, Ord. 95, renumbered by § XIV, Ord. 173-NS, eff. November 5, 1970, and §§ 6 and 7, Ord. 989-NS, eff. February 23, 1988, as amended by § 4, Ord. 1108-NS, eff. June 20, 1991, and § 4, Ord. 1230-NS, eff. April 18, 1995)