PROPOSED NEW ZONING ORDINANCE
On Thursday, October 23, at 7:00PM there was a public hearing on the new
zoning ordinance. This new ordinance
appears to be a work in process and the following “draft” is not the final
one. Errors are still being corrected.
Click here to read new proposed ordinance: Zoning Ordinance
The zoning committee met for approximately 10 months and
went over the old ordinance. This
committee made several recommendations that were agreed on but are not included
in the “final” draft.
TWG encourages you to read the following pages:
Non-conforming use—Will you be able to continue to use your non-conforming
lot if the building on it is destroyed?
Did you know that “where the only buildings employed are accessory or
incidental to such use shall be discontinued…and
torn down…within two years of the adoption of the ordinance?” (See other details on p.25)
Home occupation in Residential districts --
In residential districts “no accessory buildings or outside storage can be used in
connection with the home occupation.”
Only vehicles designed and used as passenger
vehicles (including light pickup trucks) may be used in conducting the home
occupation. (See other
details on p.27)
Home occupation in Agriculture districts--
Only vehicles designed and used as passenger vehicles (including light pickup trucks) or farm vehicles
may be used in conducting the home occupation. (See other details on p.27)
Metal Exterior Buildings restricted—p.28
This section includes yard modifications, including where
you can locate your swimming pool, how big an accessory building can be, and
how high your fence can be in the front and back yard. It will be interesting to see what code
enforcement does with this one. Even in
AG district, front yard fences can not exceed 5 feet in height. What if there are cows or horses in front of
the house? That does happen in AG
Every citizen needs to read the zoning ordinance and know
how it may affect them.
These rules control what you can and can not do with your
property, or as the Zoning
Read this news article: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-garage18-2008oct18,0,5661304.story?page=1
Director put it, what your neighbor can or can not do with
Sometimes Zoning and Code Enforcement can get out of
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