§ 155.158  REGULATIONS THAT APPLY TO ALL DISTRICTS.
   (A)   No use of private or public property, whether it be residential, business, commercial or industrial, shall be permitted if that use is so obnoxious or offensive as to be reasonably calculated to disturb persons of ordinary temper, sensibilities and disposition by vibration, noise, view or the emission of odor, dust, smoke or pollution of any other kind.
   (B)   No use of public street right-of-way or public sidewalk or adjacent property, either private or public, shall be permitted if that use inhibits or hinders the movement of normal traffic on that street or sidewalk.
   (C)   City maintenance personnel must be allowed free access to utility easement and street rights-of-way so they can perform maintenance and repair of utility systems.
      (1)   No buildings or structures of any type or size, other than fences, shall be permitted on utility easements.
      (2)   If fences are located on utility easements, city maintenance personnel may remove such fences at any time for the purpose of gaining access to utility systems, and no liability will be incurred for damages to, repair of or replacement of such fences.
   (D)   Any building which has been damaged by fire or other causes to the extent of more than 50% of its value shall be rebuilt in conformity with this article, as though it were a new building, or removed. The building shall be secured from entrance by any unauthorized persons within 24 hours after all embers are extinguished. A building permit is required before removal, repair or reconstruction commences which shall be started within 60 days of the date the damage occurs and shall be completed within a reasonable time, but not later than 150 days after the damage occurs. Before occupancy will be permitted a certificate of occupancy shall be required.
   (E)   Abandoned streets. Whenever any street is abandoned, the boundaries of any districts that lie along one side of each street are automatically extended to the centerline of such street.
   (F)   Storage of vehicles held for sale. Vehicles held for sale, lease or rental in any business or industrial district shall not be parked or stored on unpaved surfaces.
   (G)   Platted lot to be size prescribed by this chapter. No platted lot shall be reduced in size and no lot area shall be reduced or diminished so that the lot size or the yards shall be smaller than prescribed by this chapter.
   (H)   Drilling operations to be conducted in industrial district. No oil, gas or other mineral exploration, production or drilling operations for minerals of any kind shall be conducted on any lot or parcel of land within the city except in an industrial district.
   (I)   Buffering. Bufferyards will be required on the perimeter, or parts thereof, of a nonresidential development adjoining or surrounding residential developments in conjunction with the screening requirements provided below. Bufferyards shall be provided to protect the adjacent residential properties from environmental impact of the nonresidential facility such as visual blight, parking or roadway illumination, headlights, noise, blowing paper and dust and service areas.
   (J)   Maintenance, fabrication and repair. Maintenance, fabrication and repair of equipment or machinery and manufacturing, processing and assembly of materials, products and goods shall be performed only on a paved area located within the building lines of a lot, whether within or outside of a building.
   (K)   Shipping or cargo containers. All shipping or cargo containers, or similar such structures installed or erected for a period of more than 60 days shall be screened from public view by the use of opaque fencing or landscape screening. Landscape screening may consist of any combination of trees, shrubs, bushes, berms, walls, or decorative fences which provide a year-round obstruction of view which is effectively equivalent to the use of opaque fencing.
   (L)   Multiple residences on a single parcel. With the exception of multiple family dwellings such as triplexes, townhouses, condominiums, apartments, and accessory uses built in accordance with this chapter, it shall be expressly prohibited to construct more than one single-family or two-family residences per legally platted lot.
(Ord. 09-0721, passed 7-21-2009; Ord. 15-0818C, passed 8-18-2015)  Penalty, see § 155.999