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(A) Intent. The O-1: Open Land Districts are established to include land being used for agricultural activities, flood plain, and other rural uses, located near the periphery of the jurisdictional boundary, which is not expected to develop for intensive urban or suburban uses within the near future. It is the intent of this district to allow agricultural uses to conserve the desirable characteristics of the land and to protect the open area from the encroachment of scatter urban-type uses that may inhibit the overall development of the community in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan.
(B) Permitted uses.
(1) Primary uses.
(a) Agricultural uses; including agricultural crop production; tree farms; agricultural livestock production and the harvesting, storage and primary processing of agricultural products produced on the premises; storage of farm vehicles, farm equipment and farm materials by the operator of such farm;
(b) Single-family dwelling, limited to the farmstead for the agricultural use;
(c) Residential facility for the developmentally disabled;
(d) Residential facility for the mentally ill, subject to the provisions of § 194.100 of this chapter;
(e) Child care home (that is used as the primary residence of the person who operates the child care home);
(f) Roadside food sales stand (sale of produce grown on the premises); and
(g) Nature reserve or preserve, wildlife sanctuary.
(2) Special exception uses.
(a) Agricultural uses: confinement feeding yards;
1. Communication relay tower;
2. Public utility substation;
3. Public wells; and
4. Telecommunication tower.
1. Private camp;
3. Ball fields;
4. Country club;
5. Riding stable or multi-use rails (i.e., biking, cross country skiing, hiking); and
6. Golf course (not including a golf driving range or miniature golf course as the primary use).
(d) Industrial uses:
1. Liquid fertilizer storage and distribution (commercial);
2. Mineral extraction, borrow pit; and
3. Topsoil removal storage areas.
1. Cemetery; and
2. Commercial breeding and raising of non-farm fowl and animals; kennel; sales barn for livestock sale; bed and breakfast.
(3) Accessory uses. See § 194.095 of this chapter.
(4) Home occupations. See § 194.099 of this chapter.
(5) Temporary uses. See § 194.096 of this chapter.
(C) Development standards.
(1) Water and sewer requirements. Well water and septic systems may be utilized in this district, subject to the approval of the county’s Health Department or the state’s Board of Health.
(2) Minimum lot area. Five acres.
(3) Minimum lot width. 250 feet.
(4) Minimum lot frontage. 250 feet on a public street and gain direct access from said public street.
(5) Maximum lot coverage. 10%.
(6) Maximum lot depth to width ratio. Four to one (4:1).
(7) Minimum yards and building setbacks.
1. A minimum front yard and building setback measured from the proposed right of- way shall be provided as follows:
a. Primary arterial street: 60 feet;
b. Secondary arterial street: 40 feet; and
c. Collector/local street/cul-de-sac or other street: 40 feet.
2. In the case where a proposed right-of-way line does not exist, as determined by the transportation plan for the town or where the existing right-of way is greater, the existing right-of-way line shall be used for the setback measurement.
(b) Side: a minimum side yard of 50 feet shall be provided along all side lot lines.
(c) Rear: a minimum rear yard shall be provided along all rear lot lines as follows:
1. Residential primary building: 50 feet;
2. Residential accessory building: 25 feet; and
3. Agricultural building: 150 feet. See also § 194.018 of this chapter.
(8) Maximum building height.
(a) Residential primary building: 35 feet;
(b) Residential accessory building: 22 feet; and
(c) Agricultural building-unlimited; provided that, for each additional one foot over 35 feet in height, one additional foot shall be added to the minimum yard and building setback requirements.
(9) Minimum main floor area. The minimum main floor area of the residential primary building, exclusive of garage, carport, deck, patio and open porches:
(a) One-story building: 1,500 square feet; and
(b) Two- or more story building: 1,000 square feet; provided that, the total finished floor area shall be at least 1,500 square feet.
(10) Off-street parking. See § 194.095 of this chapter.
(12) Vision clearance areas. See § 194.021 of this chapter.
(Ord. 2000-16, passed 8-28-2000, § 2.37)