1283.01  PURPOSE.
   Property owners are attempting to offset the increasing cost of electricity and heat supplied by fossil-fuels with the use of alternative forms of energy.  Due to the close proximity of buildings within a city, it is necessary to permit certain types of alternative energy devices to be placed on properties and to have restrictions on these devices for safety and security purposes.  The purpose of this chapter is to provide consistent regulations for alternative energy devices to protect the general health, safety and welfare; to insure that the City's property values, appearance, and character are preserved and respected; and to minimize potential off-site impacts from permitted devices and uses.
(Ord. 2010-09.  Passed 8-2-10.)