Ordinances

ARTICLE 13. INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEMENT

13.10 Interpretation.

Words used in the present tense include the future, the singular form includes the plural, and plural includes the singular. Where a provision of this Ordinance is less restrictive than a provision of another ordinance or requirement of the City, the provision which is more restrictive shall govern.

ARTICLE 12. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

12.10 Administration.

The City Council shall have the power and duty to enforce the provisions of this Ordinance. The City Council may appoint agents to assist in issuing development permits and to otherwise assist in the processing of applications.

ARTICLE 11. SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

11.10 Exceptions

11.11 Projections from Buildings.

Cornices, eaves, canopies, sun­shades, gutters, chimneys, flues and other architectural features may project not more than two (2) feet into a required yard of open space as established by this Ordinance.

11.12 Height Exceptions.

The following types of structures or structural parts are not subject to the building height limitations of this ordinance: chimneys, church spires, belfries, radio and television antennae, flagpoles, smoke stacks and other similar projections.

ARTICLE 10. SIGNS

10.10 Sign Requirements.

A sign is permitted only as an accessory use to the use of the property on which the sign is located.

10.11 Residential Zone Requirements.

In a residential zone the following regulations shall apply:

  1. No sign shall be illuminated in any manner.
  2. One name plate or home occupation sign shall be allowed and shall not exceed two (2) square feet in area.

10.12 Commercial Zone Requirements.

In a commercial zone the following regulations shall apply:

ARTICLE 9. OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING

9.10 General Provisions

9.11 Provision of Facilities.

At the time of erection of a new structure, or at the time of enlargement or change of use of an existing structure, off-street parking and loading shall be provided as specified in this section, unless greater requirements are other­wise established.

ARTICLE 8. MANUFACTURED HOME INSTALLATION REGULATIONS

8.11 Standards Within a Residential Zone.

Within a residential zoning district, a manufactured home placed outside a manufactured home subdivision or a “mobile home park” shall:

ARTICLE 7. MOBILE HOME INSTALLATION REGULATIONS

7.11 Stand Requirement.

The mobile home shall be situated on a stand, which has been improved to allow adequate drainage, constructed on soils with a minimum bearing capacity of 1,500 pounds per square foot. In flood prone areas, the stand shall be adequate to insure that the floor of the mobile home shall be at least one foot above the 100-year flood elevation, and that the mobile home can easily be hauled in or out. Specially adopted perimeter foundations are also allowable.

ARTICLE 6. VARIANCES

6.10 Authorization to Grant or Deny Variances.

ARTICLE 5. CONDITIONAL USES

5.10 Authorization to Grant or Deny Conditional Uses.

ARTICLE 4. NON-CONFORMING USES

4.10 Definition.

A structure or use lawfully in existence at the time this Ordinance or any amendment thereto becomes effective, which does not conform to the requirements of the zone in which it is located.

4.20 Circumstances for Allowing a Non-conforming Use

4.21 Continuation and Improvements.

A non-conforming use may be continued although not in conformity with the regulations for the zone in which the use is located and improvements to the property or structure or both may be made when necessary to continue but not expand the use.