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  (A)          Purpose. The purpose of Light Industrial District is to protect the rural small town atmosphere of Menan while allowing manufacturing of compatable goods and services. The Light Industrial District recognizes the need to separate light industrial uses from the downtown Village District. 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 Light Industrial District:
  (1)   Light Industrial Uses
  (2)   Private garages, carports, and storage sheds for storage of vehicles and personal items owned by residents of household.
  (3)   A single home serving as a watchman's dwelling unit.
  (4)   Agriculture for personal use including gardens, greenhouses, and orchards.
  (5)   Livestock for personal use and stables, corrals, and accessory structures in accordance with Section 3.1.10.
  (6)   Accessory satellite receiver dishes, solar collectors, and antennas for personal use.
  (7)   Community and public buildings including utility yards and storage or maintenance yards or buildings.
  (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 Village District:
  (1)   Accessory satellite receiver dishes, solar collectors, and antennas for commercial use.
  (2)   Maintenance yards, substations, and storage yards owned by public agencies and utilities.
  (3)   Agricultural processing, packing, storage and distribution.
  (4)   Craft shops including cabinet and carpenter shops, furniture manufacture, repair shops, and plumbing and electrical shops.
  (5)   Warehouses.
  (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 structure is 10,000 square feet.
  (2)   The minimum lot area for light industrial  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 Light Industrial 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 light industrial 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 wall and trees planted at forty foot (40') intervals with an understory of shrubs unless the trees are evergreen. The developer of the Light Industrial 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 in height within fifteen feet 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.