Council, by special permit after a public hearing, and subject to such protective restrictions as it deems necessary, may authorize the location of any of the following buildings or uses in any district within which they are not otherwise permitted by this Zoning Ordinance:
   (a)   Any public building erected and used by any department of the Village, the County, the State or the Federal Government.
   (b)   Hospitals, sanitariums and institutions, except institutions for criminals and those for persons who are insane or have a contagious disease, provided, however, that such buildings do not occupy more than 20% of the total area of the lot and will not have any depreciating effect on the value of the neighboring properties, and provided, further, that principal buildings shall be set back from all yard lines a distance of not less than three feet for each foot of building height.
   (c)   Cemeteries.
   (d)   An airport or landing field.
   (e)   Industrial research centers, provided, however, that such buildings will not have any depreciating effect on the value of the neighboring properties, and provided further that the architecture of such structures will fit in with the New England Colonial type of architecture of the Village.
   (f)   Private water, gas and oil wells.
   Before issuance of any special permit for any of the above buildings or uses, the Village Council shall refer the proposed application to the Planning Commission, which shall be given 60 days in which to make a report concerning the effect of such proposed building or use on the character of the neighborhood, traffic conditions, public utility facilities and other matters pertaining to the public health, safety and general welfare.  No action shall be taken on any application for a proposed building or use above referred to until and unless the report of the Planning Commission has been filed; provided, however, that if no report is received from the Commission within 60 days, it shall be assumed that approval of the application has been given by the Commission.  Before issuing the special permit, Council shall hold at least one public hearing, due notice of the time and place of which shall be given as required by law.
(Ord. 2013-01. Passed 2-5-13; Ord. 2019-04. Passed 4-2-19.)