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TITLE 7 LAND DEVELOPMENT AND USE

CHAPTER 3 DISTRICT REGULATIONS

SECTION 7-3-1 VILLAGE DISTRICT

   
  (A)          Purpose: The purpose of Village District is to protect the rural small town atmosphere of Menan. The Village District recognizes the pattern of mixed uses which characterizes Menan. Buffering with landscaping is required to protect adjacent residential properties from traffic, noise, and glare produced by more intensive uses. 
   
  (B)           Permitted Uses: The following uses are permitted in the Village District:
  (1)   Single family dwellings.
  (2)   Private garages, carports, and storage sheds for storage of vehicles and personal items owned by residents of household.
  (3)   A multi-sectional manufactured home on an excavated and backfilled foundation which enclosed at the perimeter.
   
  (4)   Two-family dwellings.
  (5)   Agriculture for personal use including gardens, greenhouses, and orchards.
  (6)   Home occupations in accordance with subsection 7-3-7(F).
  (7)   Family home day care for twelve or less children.
  (8)   Accessory satellite receiver dishes, solar collectors, and antennas for personal use.
  (9)   Community and public buildings excluding utility yards and storage or maintenance yards or buildings.
  (10) Schools, churches, and public parks.
   
  (C)          Conditional Uses: After review and approval under the procedures and standards of this Ordinance, the following uses may be permitted as conditional uses in the City District:
  (1)   Apartments and Multifamily Dwellings.
  (2)   Mobile homes and manufactured homes as a temporary use on existing lots.
  (3)   Mobile home and manufactured home parks
  (4)   State Licensed Day care centers for thirteen or more children.
  (5)   Indoor entertainment and recreational facilities.
  (6)   Retail sales.
  (7)   Restaurants, drive-in restaurants, and taverns.
  (8)   Personal services including barber and beauty shops.
  (9)   Business, financial, and professional offices.
  (10) Veterinary clinics.
  (11) Grocery stores.
  (12) Convenience stores, including accessory gasoline pumps.
  (13) Bed and breakfast inns.
  (14) Automotive service stations and repair garages.
  (15) Craft shops including cabinet and carpenter shops,  furniture manufacture, repair shops, and plumbing and electrical shops
   
  (D)          Prohibited Uses: Uses not specified above are prohibited unless the City Council, after recommendation of the Planning Commission, determines that a use is similar to a use listed above.
   
  (E)           Lot Area: The minimum lot area requirements are as follows:
  (1)   The minimum lot area for a single-family dwelling is 10,000 square feet. Maximum density is four (4) dwellings per acre.
  (2)   The minimum lot area for a two-family dwelling is 13,000 square feet per two-family dwelling. Maximum density is six (6) dwellings per acre.
  (3)   The minimum lot area for non-residential uses will be determined by land required to accommodate the proposed buildings, required setbacks, off-street parking, landscaping, and screening.
   
  (F)           Building Height: The height of any building shall not exceed thirty-five feet (35').
   
  (G)          Setbacks: The following are minimum setbacks in the City District:
  (1)   Front: The front building line shall not be closer than twenty feet (20') to the front property line on a platted right-of-way or closer than sixty feet (60') feet to centerline of an unplatted public road. 
  (2)   Rear: The rear building line of the main building shall not be closer than twenty-five feet (25') from the rear property line.
  (3)   Side: The side building line shall not be closer than fifteen feet (15') to the side property line.
   
  (H)          Lot Coverage: For residential uses, main and accessory buildings shall not cover more than forty percent (40%) of the lot area. For non-residential uses, buildings, parking areas, and sidewalks shall not cover more than eighty percent (80%) of the lot area.
   
  (I)            Screening: Where a non-residential use adjoins a residential use, there shall be provided along the abutting property line a landscaped buffer which is at least ten feet (10') in width. The landscaped buffer shall include a berm and trees planted at forty foot (40') intervals with an understory of shrubs unless the trees are evergreen. The developer of the non-residential use shall provide and maintain the buffer.
   
  When a public street is located between the front lot line of a non-residential use and residential lands, a landscaped buffer at least seven feet (7') wide shall be constructed and maintained by the owner of the non-residential use on the front lot line. Within the buffer shall be a two foot high berm, evergreen shrubs, and trees. No more than thirty percent (30%) of the frontage shall be dedicated to driveways. The berming and landscaping shall be planned and maintained so as to be less than three feet (3') in height within fifteen feet (15') of the driveway.
   
  A fence may be required as part of the buffer in addition to or in lieu of landscaping.
   
  (J)            Livestock: Cows, horses, goats, pigs, sheep, mules, burros, or llamas shall be allowed, provided the lot is at least one-half acre in size and corrals, stables, and manure piles are at least two hundred feet (200') from any neighboring home. Livestock must be kept within the limitations of the State Nuisance statutes.