(a)   Intent. The Agricultural District is designed for use in those areas of the City in which land is primarily agricultural or undeveloped at the time of the adoption of this Zoning Code (Ordinance 66-103, passed December 19, 1966) or thereafter. The district regulations are intended to stabilize, protect and encourage the agricultural use of the land in appropriate areas, to provide for those uses which require large land areas and which are compatible with or supplement agriculture, to maintain lower residential densities in those areas less suited to urban development and to avoid the costly extension of public services to such areas.
   (b)   Permitted Uses.
(1)   In an Agricultural District designated A-1, no land shall be used or occupied and no structure shall be designed, erected, altered or used except for either one or more of the following uses:
         A.   Farms and agriculture, providing all stables and manure piles are no less than 100 feet from any lot line.
         B.   Single-family residences.
         C.   Schools and other public uses.
         D.   Churches.
         E.   Roadside stands offering for sale products raised on the premises, provided that such stands shall be located no less than forty feet from the road right-of-way line.
         F.   Customary accessory uses.
            (Ord. 66-103. Passed 12-19-66.)
(2)   The following uses shall be deemed conditional uses in an A-1 District and shall be permitted as provided in Chapter 1264:
         A.   Cemeteries, including mausoleums and crematories, provided that any new cemetery shall contain an area of not less than ten acres.
         B.   Golf courses, except miniature courses and practice driving ranges operated for commercial purposes.
         C.   Country clubs, private clubs and grounds for games and sports, provided no mechanical amusement equipment is permitted which is normally incidental to a commercial use.
         D.   Swimming clubs and swimming pools.
         E.   Fishing lakes (commercial).
         F.   Fill dirt and topsoil removal.
            (Ord. 75-27. Passed 5-5-75; Ord. 99-45.  Passed 9-22-99.)
         G.   Wireless telecommunications towers and related wireless telecommunications facilities.
            (Ord. 99-46.  Passed 10-24-99.)
   (c)   Prohibited Uses.  Uses or processes which would affect an extensive area or be contrary to the public health and welfare in the City are prohibited in this and all other zoning districts.  Prohibited uses include, but are not limited to, bituminous concrete manufacturing facilities, commonly known as "asphalt plants".
(Ord. 98-87.  Passed 3-1-99.)
   (d)   Building Height. No residential building shall exceed three and one-half stories or thirty-five feet in height. No other building shall exceed forty-five feet, except as otherwise provided in this Zoning Code.
(Ord. 66-103. Passed 12-19-66.)
   (e)   Lot Area, Frontage and Yard Requirements.
(1)   Required lot area. Each dwelling, building or structure permitted herein shall be located on a lot having an area of 87,120 square feet, and the Planning Commission's authority shall apply.
(2)   Lot frontage and width. Each lot in an A-1 District shall contain a frontage and a width of not less than 150 feet.
(3)   Yards required. Yards of the following minimum depth or width shall be required in an A-1 District:
         A.   Front yard. The depth of the front yard shall be not less than seventy-five feet.
         B.   Rear yard. A rear yard of not less than ninety feet in depth shall be provided on each lot.
         C.   Side yards. Each lot or parcel of land shall be provided with two side yards, neither of which shall be less than twenty-five feet in width and the sum of both of which shall be not less than sixty feet in width. (Ord. 89-35. Passed 7-17-89.)
   (f)   Permitted Signs. The provisions of Chapter 1274 shall be in force and effect in the A-1 Agricultural District.
(Ord. 66-103. Passed 12-19-66.)
   (g)   Supplemental Regulations.
(1)   Living area.  The living area of a dwelling unit (DU) for determining space standards means the total floor area, measured at the outside enclosing wall of the dwelling, exclusive of any basement, garage, breezeway, storage areas (external to livable area), or any type of porch or balcony.  It shall include such areas as may be located on upper floors and which are directly connected to the livable ground floor area by a permanent stairway.  For one and two-family dwellings, the livable area shall be measured from the exterior face of the enclosing walls and from the center of the common walls.
Dwelling Unit Type
Livable Area (sq. ft. per DU)
Single Floor
Single-family dwelling
      (2)   Garages.  All residences shall include an enclosed garage (either attached or detached) of not less than 200 square feet in area and ten feet in width.
         (Ord. 90-52.  Passed 11-19-90.)
      (3)   Driveways.  Driveways shall be hard-surfaced with a minimum width of ten feet extending from the garage entrance to the street.
   (Ord. 2011-83.  Passed 11-21-11.)
(4)   Architectural design.  In subdivisions, no residence shall be constructed or placed on any sublot having substantially the same exterior appearance as the residence constructed on either sublot adjacent thereto as determined by the Chief Building Inspector.
(5)   Enforcement.  Regulations contained in this section shall be enforceable in all A-1 Districts, whether in existing subdivisions or elsewhere, from and after the date of this subsection.
   (Ord. 90-52.  Passed 11-19-90.)