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 6.1 Permitted Uses



The regulations set forth in this Chapter or set forth elsewhere in this Title, when referred to in this Chapter, are the regulations in the A-2 Corporate Agricultural District.

No Class C Mobile Homes are permitted in this District. Class C Mobile Homes are permitted only in approved Mobile Home Parks.


Single-family dwellings.

Two-family dwellings.

Class A Manufactured Housing.

Truck gardening and general farming involving tillage of the soil only.

Public parks, playgrounds, libraries, community centers, and similar uses, including police, fire, and postal substations.

Public schools.

Churches and places of worship.

Home occupations.

 6.2 Accessory Uses

ACCESSORY USES. Uses subordinate to that of the main building may include:

Private garages, carports, storage buildings, and underground storm shelters. (Amended 6/21/99; Ordinance #99-1508)

Swimming pools including fencing in accordance with Chapter 19, Section 19.5.

One name sign may occupy required yards provided such sign is not more than two square feet in area; and does not contain flashing, moving, or intermittent illumination.

Any accessory building that is not a part of the main structure shall not be located in front of the main structure.

Accessory buildings which are not a part of the main building may be built in a required rear yard, but such accessory building shall not be nearer than five feet to any side or rear lot lines nor shall any such accessory building occupy more than 30 percent of the required rear yard.

No accessory building shall be constructed upon a lot until the construction of the main building has been actually commenced and no accessory building shall be used for dwelling purposes.

Accessory buildings of other than conventional construction or more than one story or with sidewalls of more than ten (10) feet in height or not consistent with neighborhood design or use, shall be reviewed and approved by the Planning Commission prior to any Permit being issued. (Amended 7/21/97; Ordinance #97-1378)

Grading, filling, excavating or any change in the grade of property that involves the moving, depletion or replacement of more than 50 cubic yards of material requires a permit. At no time shall any grading be detrimental to surrounding property in appearance or in the diversion of storm water drainage.

 6.3 Special Uses

SPECIAL USES. A building or premises may be used for the following purposes if the provisions of the special use regulations, Chapter 21, Section 21.4, are met and a special use permit is obtained:

Multi-family dwellings.

Hospitals, clubs, and institutions, except institutions for criminals; provided, however, that such buildings may occupy not over 50 percent of the total area of the lot or tract.

Nursing home facilities.

Day care/night care facilities.

Residential care facilities.

Schools and colleges, other than public.

Medical or dental clinic, or medical health center.

Offices of all types.

Bed and Breakfasts.

Personal services, including barbershop, beauty parlor, cleaning and laundry establishments, mortuary, photographers, shoe repair, tailoring and dressmaking.

Household services, including appliance repair, bicycle repair, carpeting and drapery, heating and cooling, painting, contractor, plumbing, radio and television repair, upholstery.

Boarding, Lodging or Rooming House.

Class B Manufactured Housing.

Mobile Home Park.

An existing building may be used for specialty businesses such as: hobby/craft shops; antique shops; second-hand clothing and housewares shops; radiator repairs; pet grooming services-no overnight; warehousing of vending machine supplies; small machinery repairs. Such use shall be contained totally within the building with no outside storage allowed. The provisions of the special use regulations, Section 21.4, must be met and a special use permit must be obtained prior to the use.

 6.4 Parking Requirements

See Chapter 17

 6.5 Area Requirements


Minimum depth of front yard--25 feet.

Minimum width of side yard--10 feet.

Minimum depth of rear yard--35 feet.

Minimum lot area--7,200 square feet.

Minimum width of lot--60 feet.

Yards, generally:

There shall be no placement of household items, indoor furniture or appliances, building materials, automotive or vehicle parts, or any similar materials within a front yard or in front of the main building.

Supplemental area requirements are provided in Chapter 19, Section 19.2.

 6.6 Heighth Requirements

HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS. The maximum height shall be 35 feet, or 2 ½ stories. Supplemental height requirements are provided in Chapter 19, Section 19.1.