(A)   In all Residential Zones, air conditioners, heating, cooling, ventilating equipment, swimming pool pumps and heaters and all other mechanical devices shall be screened from surrounding properties and streets and shall be so operated that they do not disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of neighboring residents. Facilities for the operation of alternate energy systems shall be exempted from the screening requirements when such screening will clearly restrict the efficient operation of such systems.
   (B)   In all Residential Zones, required front and street side yards shall be landscaped, except for necessary walks, drives and fences. In the RM Zones, the undeveloped site area shall be landscaped. Such required landscaping may include outdoor recreation areas. All required landscaping shall be permanently maintained in a neat and orderly condition.
   (C)   In all RS and RM Zones, outdoor storage of unlicensed or inoperable vehicles, vehicle parts, auto parts, tires, secondhand building materials, pipe, drums, appliances, household furniture, household refuse, unlicensed travel trailers or utility trailers and the like shall be subject to the following conditions.
      (1)   For any lot or parcel of land, the area permitted for the above described outdoor storage shall be 200 square feet. An additional 100 square feet of outdoor storage per acre for properties larger than one acre shall be permitted up to a maximum of 1,000 square feet.
      (2)   On any lot or parcel of land, all outdoor storage shall be located to the rear of the property and screened from neighboring properties and roadways by a wall, non-transparent fencing, landscaping or other structure. Any wall or fencing shall not exceed six feet in height. Stored secondhand materials, vehicles, vehicle parts and the like shall not be stacked so as to be visible above the required screening or more than six feet high. The provisions of this division (C)(2) shall not be construed to restrict the storage of firewood maintained for personal use by the occupant of the premises.
      (3)   All permitted screened outdoor storage areas shall meet the minimum required building setbacks as prescribed by this section. Outdoor storage shall not be permitted on any RS or RM zoned lot unless there is a dwelling on the lot.
   (D)   Required front and street side yards shall not be used for parking or storage of any motor vehicle or vehicle accessory such as camper shells, trailers, motor bikes or other wheeled accessory or convenience; except that, operable motor vehicles may be parked upon the driveway or access way to the garage or carport. One motor vehicle or travel trailer for sale may be parked on or adjacent to the driveway, but not elsewhere in the front or street side setback areas.
   (E)   Commercial vehicles exceeding 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight and associated commercial equipment shall not be parked, stored or serviced in any Residential Zone.
   (F)   Where a multiple-family dwelling or structure, containing five or more units, including incidental or required accessory uses, abuts property in an Agricultural Residential, Rural Residential, General or Single-Family Zone, a masonry wall or solid wood fence six feet in height and/or screen landscaping shall be established and maintained between such uses and adjacent Residential Zones.
   (G)   Where public or semi-public uses are established, a masonry wall or solid wood fence six feet in height as measured from the highest adjacent grade and screen landscaping shall be erected and maintained between such uses and adjacent residential uses on properties.
   (H)   Apparatus needed for the operation of active and passive solar energy systems or other alternate energy systems, including, but not limited to, overhangs, movable insulating walls and roofs, attached or detached solar collectors, reflectors and piping shall be permitted for any use, subject to the approval of the Town Manager or designee. In the review of the apparatus, the Town Manager or designee shall ensure compliance with the required development standards and may suggest measures to minimize negative visual impacts on the community and/or adjacent property.
(Ord. 2012-04, passed 12-5-2012)