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(A) Purpose. The principal purpose of this zoning district is to conserve and protect farms and other open land uses, foster orderly growth in rural and outlying areas, and prevent urban and agricultural land use conflicts. The primary purpose of requiring large minimum lots is to discourage small lot or residential subdivisions where public facilities such as water, sewage disposal, schools, parks and playgrounds, and governmental services such as police and fire protection or trash collection are not available or could not reasonably be made available in the immediate future.
('80 Code, App. A, § 50) (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952)
(B) Permitted principal uses.
(1) One single-family dwelling unit on any lot or parcel;
(2) Aviaries, earthworm farms and apiaries; providing buildings, pens or hives are not closer than 200 feet from any property line;
(3) Commercial breeding, raising and feeding of horses, cattle, sheep, swine or goats; provided that pens, buildings, corrals and yards, excluding open pastures, are not closer than 200 feet to any property line;
(4) Corrals for keeping of horses;
(5) Dairies, poultry, bird and egg farms; provided that pens, buildings and enclosures are not closer than 200 feet to any property line;
(6) Grazing and harvesting of field, tree or bush crops including flowers;
(7) Hydroponic nurseries and greenhouses only for the propagation, cultivation and wholesale distribution of plants produced on the premises;
(8) Public riding stables, private riding academies and boarding stables, provided the building housing animals are set back from all lot lines a distance of not less than 200 feet;
(9) Public utility buildings and facilities, when necessary for service to the surrounding territory; provided that no public business offices and no repair or storage facilities are maintained therein;
(10) Self-storage facilities shall be permitted for the keeping of household items or personal belongings, and for the purposes of dead storage, but in no event shall self-storage facilities be used for retail sales business conducted on the premises, nor as a distribution point for products or materials. Such self-storage facilities as permitted herein shall be subject to the following development standards which shall be in addition to the development standards specified by this subchapter:
(a) The minimum required site area shall be two acres;
(b) All storage shall be within an enclosed building;
(c) No activity shall occur other than the loading or unloading of household or personal belongings and for the purposes of dead storage, as specified herein and such activity shall be screened from adjoining property by a minimum six foot high solid wall or fence;
(d) All parking and loading/unloading areas within the site shall be paved in the manner specified by Article 16 of this chapter;
(e) Parking/access drives shall be a minimum width of 24 feet, except where access is provided to cubicles on both sides of parking/access drives, in which case a minimum width of 32 feet shall be required. Only direct outdoor access shall be provided to individual storage cubicles;
(f) Any outdoor lighting as may be provided shall not cast any shadow or glare upon adjoining streets or property;
(g) In no event shall any access, other than for emergency purposes only, be provided through any residential neighborhood or residential zoning district; and
(h) No toxic, hazardous or flammable materials shall be stored within such self storage facilities, as permitted by this subchapter.
(11) Child day care services, small;
(12) Residential care facility, small;
(13) Nursing and personal care, small;
(14) Community garden; and
(15) New construction company housing complex (large); per § 154-15.19 of this chapter;
(a) Requires a minimum parcel size of 20 acres.
('80 Code, App. A, § 50) (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. 2232, passed 10-1-1984; Ord. 2687, passed 1-4-1995; Ord. O2015-021, passed 4-15-2015; Ord. O2019-022, passed 6-5-2019)
(C) Permitted accessory uses.
(1) Accessory uses of buildings or structures customarily incident to any use permitted by this subchapter such as servant quarters, private garages, as hereinafter provided, or private work shops; provided that none shall be conducted for gain or that no accessory building shall be inhabited by any one other than those employed by the owner or tenant of the premises;
(2) Home occupations;
(3) Roadside stands offering for sale only farm products produced on the premises;
(4) Wall-mounted and concealed/disguised personal wireless communication facilities, in accordance with Article 19 herein, are permitted as an accessory use for legally established nonresidential uses only.
(a) Wall strapping of a personal wireless communications facility is not permitted.
(b) Personal wireless communication facilities are not permitted in conjunction with legal nonconforming uses.
(5) Accessory dwelling units.
('80 Code, App. A, § 50) (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. 1564, passed 12-1-1976; Ord. 1568, passed 12-15-1976; Ord. O2000-35, passed 6-21-2000; Ord. O2002-09, passed 2-20-2002; Ord. O2017-013, passed 5-3-2017)
(D) Conditional uses. Any of the following uses may be established or operated as a conditional use upon application and submittal of a site plan to and approval thereof by the Planning Commission in accordance with § 154-03.05(G)(2):
(1) Animal husbandry services, including veterinarian, animal hospital, kennels and poultry hatchery services;
(2) Buildings or permanent structures for agricultural processing, including cotton ginning and compressing, grist milling services, corn shelling, packing services and other similar uses;
(3) Cemetery, crematory or mausoleum;
(4) Chemical and fertilizer storage and transfer facilities;
(5) Development or extraction of earth products, sand, rock, soil and gravel;
(6) Hospitals and institutions of an educational, religious, charitable or philanthropic nature, homes for the aged, nursing homes and convalescent homes;
(7) Plant nurseries, where plants are grown on or brought to the premises and maintained there for the purpose of retail sales from said premises. Such other additional products shall be permitted to be sold from the premises as are customarily incidental to the operation of a plant nursery;
(8) Private clubs and fraternal organizations, excluding such uses for which the chief activity is a service customarily conducted as a business;
(9) Religious institutions including related buildings and activities;
(10) Child day care services, large;
(11) Large composting site;
(12) Company housing complex (small); per § 154-15.19 of this chapter; and
(a) Required if the parcel size is less than 20 acres.
(13) New construction company housing complex (large); per § 154-15.19 of this chapter;
(a) Required if the parcel size is less than 20 acres.
('80 Code, App. A, § 50) (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. 2523, passed 6-5-1991; Ord. 2687, passed 1-4-1995; Ord. O2019-001, passed 1-16-2019; Ord. O2019-022, passed 6-5-2019)
(E) Property development standards. In addition to regulations and requirements contained in other sections of this chapter, the following minimum property development standards apply to all land and buildings in the AG District.
(1) Lot area. Each lot shall have a minimum lot area of not less than 20 gross acres, except as provided herein. For the purpose of calculating gross acres, adjacent dedicated half-width right-of-way may be included.
(2) Lot width. All lots shall have a minimum width of 660 feet; adjacent dedicated one-half width right-of-way may be included in the calculations of lot width.
(3) Preexisting developed lots. If a parcel or a lot of record in separate ownership has less width or area than herein required, and has been lawfully established and recorded prior to the date of passage of this chapter, such lot may be used for any purpose permitted in this district subject to height, yard and setback requirements of this subchapter, and all applicable regulations in other sections of this chapter.
(4) Setbacks. All buildings shall be set back a minimum 40 feet from any public street right-of-way line, and a minimum of 20 feet from any side or rear property line.
(5) Walls and fences. Any wall or fence as may be erected along any street line, side property line or rear property line, whether to meet the requirements of this chapter or provided voluntarily, shall comply with the minimum requirements for unobstructed traffic visibility as specified in this chapter.
(6) Landscaping and irrigation. Landscaping and irrigation shall be provided in the manner set forth in Article 20 of this chapter.
('80 Code, App. A, § 50) (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. 2232, passed 10-1-1984; Ord. 2399, passed 4-20-1988; Ord. O2010-32, passed 7-7-2010) Penalty, see § 154-999