CHAPTER 1 - DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS

 

Section 1-1 Definitions.........................................................................................................

Section 1-2 How Code Cited.................................................................................................

Section 1-3 Matters Included in and Excluded from Code....................................................

Section 1-4 Effect of Repeal or Expiration of Code Provisions............................................

Section 1-5 New Provisions Considered Continuations of Similar Existing Provisions.........

Section 1-6 References to General Statutes that are Later Amended....................................

Section 1-7 Section Headings...............................................................................................

Section 1-8 Computation of Time..........................................................................................

Section 1-9 Delegation of Authority.....................................................................................

Section 1-10 Penalties..........................................................................................................

Section 1-11 Severability......................................................................................................

Section 1-12 Miscellaneous..................................................................................................

 

CHAPTER 2 - PROCEDURES OF GOVERNING BODY

 

Article I - Meetings

Section 2-1 Regular Meetings...............................................................................................

Section 2-2 Special Meetings................................................................................................

Section 2-3 Emergency Meetings..........................................................................................

Section 2-4 Continued or Recessed Meetings.......................................................................

 

Article II - General Meeting Procedures

Section 2-6 Agenda..............................................................................................................

Section 2-7 Order of Business..............................................................................................

Section 2-8 Presiding Officer...............................................................................................

Section 2-9 Quorum..............................................................................................................

Section 2-10 Taking Official Action.....................................................................................

Section 2-11 Debate.............................................................................................................

Section 2-12 Voting..............................................................................................................

Section 2-13 Adoption of Ordinances...................................................................................

Section 2-14 Executive Sessions...........................................................................................

Section 2-15 Public Hearings...............................................................................................

Section 2-16 Minutes............................................................................................................

 

Article III - Motions

Section 2-21 Substantive and Procedural Motions...............................................................

Section 2-22 Motion to Amend..............................................................................................

Section 2-23 Motions to Dispose of Issue Without Deciding Merits......................................

Section 2-24 Motions to Revive or Reconsider an Issue.......................................................

Section 2-25 Reconsideration of Matters Disposed of on the Merits....................................

Section 2-26 Motion to Terminate Debate............................................................................

Section 2-27 Miscellaneous Motions....................................................................................

 

Article IV - Miscellaneous

Section 2-31 Qualifications for Office..................................................................................

Section 2-32 Appointments...................................................................................................

Section 2-33 Reference to Robert’s Rules of Order..............................................................

 

CHAPTER 3 - ADMINISTRATION

 

Article I - General Administration

Section 3-1 Mayor................................................................................................................

Section 3-2  Mayor Pro Tempore..........................................................................................

Section 3-3 Town Manager..................................................................................................

Section 3-4 Town Clerk........................................................................................................

Section 3-5 Town Attorney.  .................................................................................................

 

Article II - Finance

Section 3-7 Finance Officer.................................................................................................

Section 3-8 Budget Officer...................................................................................................

Section 3-9  Tax Collector....................................................................................................

 

Article III - Personnel

Section 3-12  Personnel Responsibilities of Board...............................................................

Section 3-13 Personnel Officer............................................................................................

 

Article IV - Public Safety

Section 3-16 Police Department...........................................................................................

Section 3-17 Fire Department...............................................................................................

 

Article V - Planning and Regulation of Development

Section 3-20  Building Inspections Department....................................................................

Section 3-21 Permit Fees......................................................................................................

Section 3-22 Condemnation of Unsafe Buildings.................................................................

Section 3-23 Planning Board, Board of Adjustment, Appearance Commission.....................

 

Article VI - Public Works and Utilities

Section 3-26 Public Works Department................................................................................

Section 3-27 Water and Sewer Department..........................................................................

 

Article VII - Recreation

Section 3-30 Parks and Recreation Department...................................................................

 

Article VIII - Miscellaneous

Section 3-40 Oaths and Bonds of Officers and Employees...................................................

 

CHAPTER 5 - GENERAL OFFENSES

 

Section 5-1  Excessive, Unnecessary, Loud Noises Prohibited.............................................

Section 5-1.1  No Service or Consumption Outside Enclosed Structure................................

Section 5-1.2 Terminology....................................................................................................

Section 5-1.3  Noises Expressly Prohibited...........................................................................

Section 5-1.4 Owner and Occupant Responsibility...............................................................

Section 5-1.5 Exceptions......................................................................................................

Section 5-1.6 Enforcement....................................................................................................

Section 5-1.7 Penalties and Remedies...................................................................................

Section 5-3  Discharge of Firearms and Air Rifles...............................................................

Section 5-4  Operation of Public Enterprises Without Franchise..........................................

Section 5-5  Begging Prohibited...........................................................................................

Section 5-6  Consumption of Beer and Wine on Public Property Prohibited........................

Section 5-7  Display of Sexually Explicit Materials..............................................................

Section 5-8  Penalties and Remedies.....................................................................................

 

CHAPTER 6 - MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC

 

Article I - Definitions and Interpretations

Section 6-1  Definitions and Rules of Construction..............................................................

 

Article II - Traffic Control and Traffic Control Devices

Section 6-2  Stoplights Required at Certain Intersections and Locations..............................

Section 6-3  Flashing Red or Yellow Lights Required at Certain Intersections.....................

Section 6-4  Stop Signs Required at Certain Intersections....................................................

Section 6-5  One-Way Streets...............................................................................................

Section 6-6  Yield-Right-of-Way Signs at Certain Intersections............................................

Section 6-7  Turning Regulated............................................................................................

Section 6-8  Unlawful Passing..............................................................................................

Section 6-9  Crosswalks and Safety Zones...........................................................................

Section 6-10  Blocking Intersections and Crosswalks..........................................................

 

Article III - Speed Limits

Section 6-19  General Speed Limit........................................................................................

Section 6-20  Speed Limits....................................................................................................

 

Article IV - Parking

Section 6-23  Parking Prohibited; No Traffic Control Devices Required.............................

Section 6-24  Parking Prohibited on Certain Streets at Certain Times.................................

Section 6-25  Parking Prohibited for Certain Purposes.......................................................

Section 6-26  Parking Close to Curb; Marked Spaces.........................................................

Section 6-27  Angle Parking.................................................................................................

Section 6-28  Loading Zones Designated.............................................................................

 

Article V - Miscellaneous

Section 6-30  Funeral Possessions.......................................................................................

Section 6-31  Special Provisions for Bicycles, Toy Vehicles, et cetera..................................

Section 6-32.01  Golf Carts on Public Street and Roads.................................

 

Article VI - Penalties and Remedies

Section 6-35  Penalties and Remedies ..................................................................................

 

Article VII - Off-Street Parking Fund

Section 6-40  Off-Street Parking Fund ................................................................................

 

Appendix A - Street Lists for Traffic and Parking Regulations

Section 6A-1  State Highway System Streets.........................................................................

Section 6A-2  Stoplights........................................................................................................

Section 6A-3  No Right Turn on Red Intersections................................................................

Section 6A-4  Flashing Signals.............................................................................................

Section 6A-5  Stop Signs.......................................................................................................

Section 6A-6  Four Way Stop................................................................................................

Section 6A-7  One Way Streets.............................................................................................

Section 6A-8  Yield Intersections..........................................................................................

Section 6A-9  Turns Prohibited.............................................................................................

Section 6A-10  Crosswalks and Safety Zones.......................................................................

Section 6A-11  Reserved........................................................................

Section 6A-12  Speed Limits..................................................................................................

Section 6A-13  Speed Limits Adjacent to Schools.................................................................

Section 6A-14  Parking Prohibited At All Times....................................................................

Section 6A-15  Parking Prohibited During Certain Hours...................................................

Section 6A-16  Three Hour Parking Allowed..........................................................................

Section 6A-17  No-thru Street Trucks .................................

 

CHAPTER 7 - STREETS AND SIDEWALKS

 

Article I - Obstructions

Section 7-1  Obstructions Prohibited....................................................................................

Section 7-2  Overhanging or Protruding Trees, Shrubs, Fences, et cetera...........................

Section 7-3  Drainage Related Interference With Sidewalks.................................................

Section 7-4  Warnings Required for Obstructions................................................................

Section 7-5  Depositing Injurious Materials on Street..........................................................

Section 7-6  Snow and Ice Removal......................................................................................

 

Article II - Driveways and Excavations

Section 7-11  Driveways.......................................................................................................

Section 7-12  Excavations....................................................................................................

Section 7-13 Town Indemnified............................................................................................

 

Article III - Miscellaneous

Section 7-16  Damaging Street Surfaces, Street Signs, Other Facilities................................

Section 7-17  House and Building Numbers.........................................................................

Section 7-l8  Administrator...................................................................................................

Section 7-19  Penalties and Remedies...................................................................................

 

CHAPTER 8 - TRADES AND BUSINESSES

 

Subchapter I - Privilege License Tax

Article I - Definitions and Construction

Section 8-1 Definitions.........................................................................................................

Section 8-2 Construction of this Subchapter........................................................................

 

Article II - Levy of Tax

Section 8-3 License and Payment of Tax Required...............................................................

Section 8-4 Exemptions.........................................................................................................

Section 8-5 Schedule of License Taxes.................................................................................

 

Article III - Licenses

Section 8-8 Period of License...............................................................................................

Section 8-9 Application........................................................................................................

Section 8-10 Separate Businesses, Multiple Businesses........................................................

Section 8-11 Reasons for Refusal or Revocation of a License..............................................

Section 8-12 Unqualified Applicant; Right to a Conference.................................................

Section 8-13 Tax Collector to Issue License; Payment of Tax a Prerequisite........................

Section 8-14 Amount of Tax Disputed...................................................................................

Section 8-15 Revocation.......................................................................................................

Section 8-16 Form and Contents of License.........................................................................

Section 8-17 Assignments.....................................................................................................

Section 8-18 Changes in Business Conducted by Licensee During Tax Year........................

Section 8-19 Tax Collector to Furnish Duplicates................................................................

Section 8-20 Record of Conferences....................................................................................

Section 8-21 Providing Notice to an Applicant or Licensee..................................................

Section 8-22 Special Provisions for Beer and Wine Licenses...............................................

 

Article IV - Enforcement and Collections

Section 8-26 Duty to Determine Whether Tax Due................................................................

Section 8-27 Duty to Post License........................................................................................

Section 8-28 Notice of Deficiency........................................................................................

Section 8-29 Request for a Conference................................................................................

Section 8-30 Deficiency to Become Final.............................................................................

Section 8-31 Conference Held..............................................................................................

Section 8-32  Collection of Deficiency.................................................................................

Section 8-33 Appeals............................................................................................................

Section 8-34 Enforcement of Chapter...................................................................................

 

Subchapter II - Regulation and Licensing of Businesses

Article V - Taxicabs

Section 8-40 Privilege License Required..............................................................................

Section 8-41 Criteria for Privilege License...........................................................................

Section 8-42 Operator's Permit.............................................................................................

Section 8-43 Taxicabs to Display Required Information.......................................................

 

Article VI - Peddlers, Etc.

Section 8-46 Definitions.......................................................................................................

Section 8-47 Commercial Solicitation Permit Required.........................................................

Section 8-48 Application Requirements; Grounds for Denial...............................................

Section 8-49 No Itinerant Merchants, Peddling or Soliciting in Central Business................

 

Article VII - Penalties and Remedies

Section 8-52 Penalties and Remedies....................................................................................

 

CHAPTER 9 - STATE OF EMERGENCY

 

Section 9-1  State of Emergency Defined..............................................................................

Section 9-2  State of Emergency Declared by Mayor...........................................................

Section 9-3 Contents of Proclamation.................................................................................

Section 9-4 Publication of Proclamation.............................................................................

Section 9-5 Effect of Proclamation; Curfew........................................................................

Section 9-6 Termination of State of Emergency...................................................................

Section 9-7 Penalties...........................................................................................................

 

CHAPTER 10 - REGULATION, CONTROL AND CARE OF ANIMALS

 

Article I - Definitions

Section 10-1 Definitions.......................................................................................................

 

Article II - Regulation and Control

Section 10-2 Running at Large.............................................................................................

Section 10-3 Animals Creating a Nuisance...........................................................................

Section 10-3.01 Cleaning Up After Animal...........................................................................

Section 10-4 Appeals............................................................................................................

Section 10-5 Vicious Animals................................................................................................

Section 10-6 Location and Maintenance of Animal Pens and Enclosures............................

Section 10-7 Impoundment, Release and Destruction...........................................................

Section 10-8 Interference with Administrator.......................................................................

 

Article III - Rabies

Section 10-13 Administrator to Cooperate in Vaccination Program.....................................

Section 10-14 Quarantine of Animals Suspected of Having Rabies......................................

Section 10-15 Disposition of Rabid Animals.........................................................................

 

Article IV - Care and Protection

Section 10-18 Care Required; Abandonment Prohibited......................................................

Section 10-19 Cruelty to Animals..........................................................................................

Section 10-20 Responsibility of Person Injuring Animal.......................................................

 

Article V - Penalties and Remedies

Section 10-23 Penalties and Remedies..................................................................................

 

CHAPTER 11 - SOLID WASTES, SCRAP MATERIALS, ABANDONED VEHICLES, WEEDS

 

Article I - Definitions

Section 11-1 Definitions.......................................................................................................

 

Article II - Control of Solid Wastes, Scrap Materials, Noxious Growth

Section 11-2 Accumulation of Solid Wastes and Debris Prohibited......................................

Section 11-3  Dumping or Littering on Public or Private Property.......................................

Section 11-4 Transportation of Solid Waste Within Town.....................................................

Section 11-5 Burning or Burying Solid Wastes.....................................................................

Section 11-6 Accumulation of Scrap Materials.....................................................................

Section 11-7 Noxious Growth...............................................................................................

 

Article III - Storage and Collection of Solid Wastes

Section 11-10 Administration and Regulations.....................................................................

Section 11-11 General Prohibitions.....................................................................................

Section 11-12 Property Owners To Provide Adequate Solid Waste Receptacles...................

Section 11-13 Storage and Collection Practices: Premises Served by Dumpsters.................

Section 11-14 Storage and Collection Practices: Premises Not Served by Dumpsters..........

Section 11-15 Special Collections........................................................................................

Section 11-16 Wet Garbage..................................................................................................

Section 11-17 Construction and Demolition Waste...............................................................

Section 11-18 Contents of Solid Waste Containers; Restrictions..........................................

Section 11-19 Maintenance of Public Access.......................................................................

Section 11-20 Access to Private Property.............................................................................

Section 11-21 Ownership and Control of Solid Waste..........................................................

Section 11-22 Purpose and Intent of Recycling Program.....................................................

Section 11-23 Recycling of Solid Wastes..............................................................................

Section 11-24 Manner of Collection.....................................................................................

Section 11-25 Penalties for Failure to Recycle.....................................................................

Section 11-26 Rates..............................................................................................................

 

Article IV - Abandoned and Junked Motor Vehicles

Section 11-26.01 General Provisions...................................................................................

Section 11-27 Notice Required Before Vehicle Removed......................................................

Section 11-28 Notice Required When Vehicle Removed........................................................

Section 11-29 Use of Private Towing Operators..................................................................

 

Article V - Enforcement

Part I. Ordinary Penalties and Remedies

Section 11-36 Penalties and Remedies..................................................................................

Section 11-37 Violations Resulting from Continuing Conditions..........................................

Part II. Extraordinary Remedies

Section 11-38 Summary Abatement of Conditions Dangerous to the Public Health..............

Section 11-39 Notice Required.............................................................................................

Section 11-40 Hearing Procedures......................................................................................

Section 11-41 Order.............................................................................................................

 

CHAPTER 12 - FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY CODE

 

Article I - ORGANIZATION

Section 12-1 Fire Department .......................................................

Section 12-2 Emergency Services Department............................................................

Section 12-3 Emergency Services Director.....................................................................................

Section 12-4 Fire Limits.....................................................................................

Section 12-5 Primary Fire District.....................................................................................

 

Article II - FIRE PREVENTION

Section 12-10 Adoption of Fire Code....................................................................................................

Section 12-11 Fire Marshal......................................................................................................

Section 12-12 Inspections and Plan Review...............................................................................................

Section 12-13 Permits...........................................................................................

Section 12-14 Abatement of Hazards.....................................................................................

 

Article III - GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 12-20 Outdoor Burning.....................................................................................................

Section 12-21 Interfering with Fire/Rescue Activities.....................................................................................................

Section 12-22 Fire Hydrants.........................................................................................

Section 12-23 Fire Lanes and Access Roads.................................................................................

Section 12-24 Lock Boxes.....................................................................................

Section 12-25 Nuisance Alarms.....................................................................................

 

Article IV - ENFORCEMENT

Section 12-30 Penalties and Remedies.....................................................................................................

Section 12-31 Criminal Violations.....................................................................................................

 

CHAPTER 12A - REGULATION OF BLASTING AND DETONATION OF EXPLOSIVES

 

Section 12A-1 Purpose.........................................................................................................

Section 12A-2 Scope of Ordinance.......................................................................................

Section 12A-3 Definitions.....................................................................................................

Section 12A-4 Permit Required for Use of Certain Explosives..............................................

Section 12A-5 Permit Required for Each Separate Occasion; Continuous Permit................

Section 12A-6 Information Contained in Application...........................................................

Section 12A-7 Bond or Liability Insurance Required............................................................

Section 12A-8 Action on Application....................................................................................

Section 12A-9 Denial of Application....................................................................................

Section 12A-10 Revocation of Blasting Permit......................................................................

Section 12A-11 Transfer.......................................................................................................

Section 12A-12 General Provisions......................................................................................

Section 12A-13 Record Keeping...........................................................................................

Section 12A-14 Penalties......................................................................................................

 

CHAPTER 13 - CEMETERIES

 

Article I - Definitions: Application

Section 13-1 Definitions.......................................................................................................

Section 13-2 Application of Provisions.................................................................................

 

Article II - General Regulations

Section 13-3 Burial Only in Cemeteries................................................................................

Section 13-4 Disruptive Activity Prohibited..........................................................................

Section 13-5 Desecration of Public and Private Cemeteries.................................................

Section 13-6 Removing or Defacing Monuments and Tombstones........................................

Section 13-7 Hours of Operation.........................................................................................

Section 13-8 Trees, Plantings, Landscaping.........................................................................

 

Article III - Designation and Sale of Cemetery Lots

Section 13-11  Cemetery Map Required...............................................................................

Section 13-12 Purchase of Burial Rights..............................................................................

Section 13-13 Rights of Owner of Deed or Certificate of Burial Right.................................

Section 13-14 Speculation in Burial Rights Prohibited.........................................................

 

Article IV - Mausoleums, Monuments, and Markers

Section 13-17 Mausoleums...................................................................................................

Section 13-18 Monuments....................................................................................................

Section 13-19 Markers.........................................................................................................

 

Article V - Penalties and Remedies

Section 13-21 Penalties and Remedies..................................................................................

 

CHAPTER 14 - UTILITIES

 

Subchapter I - General Provisions

Article I - General Provisions

Section 14-1  Definitions......................................................................................................

Section 14-2 Penalties and Remedies....................................................................................

 

Subchapter II - Service to Properties Previously Connected to the Water or Sewer System

Article II - Service Regulations

Section 14-6  Application for Service...................................................................................

Section 14-7  Denial of Service for Nonpayment of Prior Accounts.....................................

Section 14-8  Deposit...........................................................................................................

Section 14-9 Rates................................................................................................................

Section 14-10  Minimum Service Charge..............................................................................

Section 14-11  Access to Premises........................................................................................

Section 14-12  Meter Reading and Determination of Charges.............................................

Section 14-13  Bills...............................................................................................................

Section 14-14  Verification of Meter Readings.....................................................................

Section 14-15  Calculation of Bill Where Equipment Fails...................................................

Section 14-15.1  Customer Service Line Leaks or Breaks (Adjustments)..............................

Section 14-16 Prohibited Activities.......................................................................................

Section 14-17  Town Property and Maintenance Thereof....................................................

 

Article III - Town and Customer Responsibilities

Section 14-21  Town’s Responsibility and Liability...............................................................

Section 14-22 Customer's Responsibilities............................................................................

 

Article IV - Service Termination and Reinstatement

Section 14-26  Termination or Interruption of Service by Town...........................................

Section 14-27  Notice of Proposed Termination of Service and Right of Hearing................

Section 14-28  Hearing........................................................................................................

Section 14-29  Stay of Termination Pending Hearing Outcome............................................

Section 14-30  Lessee May Take Responsibility for Payments..............................................

Section 14-31 Procedure for Service Termination and Reinstatement..................................

Section 14-32  Termination at Customer's Request...............................................................

 

Subchapter III - Connections to the Water and Sewer System

Article V - Connection to the Water and Sewer System Where Service is Available

Section 14-36  Connection Required....................................................................................

Section 14-37  Permit for Connection Required...................................................................

Section 14-38  Application for Connection Permit................................................................

Section 14-39 Rejection of Permit Application.....................................................................

Section 14-40  Construction of Connections........................................................................

Section 14-41  Separate Connections Required for Each Lot...............................................

Section 14-42  Requirements for Connection of Service Where Multiple Buildings are Located on One Lot.     

Section 14-43  Town Inspection............................................................................................

Section 14-44  Laterals to Remain Town Property................................................................

Section 14-45  Maintenance of Private Distribution and Collection Systems........................

 

Article VI - Water and Sewer Extensions

Section 14-52  Purpose........................................................................................................

Section 14-53  Goals and Objectives....................................................................................

Section 14-54  Capital Improvement Plan.............................................................................

Section 14-55  Scheduled Extensions...................................................................................

Section 14-56  Requests for Special Extensions....................................................................

Section 14-57  Cost to Construct Extensions Prior to Scheduled Year..................................

Section 14-58  Cost of Unscheduled Extensions...................................................................

Section 14-58.01  Provisions Applicable to All Extensions...................................................

Section 14-58.02  Easements Necessary for Line Extensions................................................

Section 14-58.03  Dedication of Water and Sewer Line Extensions......................................

Section 14-58.04  Applicability of Article.............................................................................

 

Article VI(A) - Testing of Lateral Lines; Materials for New Sewer Laterals

Section 14-59  Testing of New Lines.....................................................................................

Section 14-60  Inspection and Testing of Existing Lateral Lines...........................................

Section 14-61  Specifications and Material for New Laterals...............................................

 

Article VII - Fire Protection Service

Section 14-65  Fire Hydrants...............................................................................................

Section 14-66  Fire Protection Service Lines........................................................................

Section 14-67  Metering of Fire Protection Service Lines....................................................

 

Subchapter IV - Sanitary Sewer Use

Article VIII - Sanitary Sewer Use

Section 14-76  Article Applies Primarily to Industrial Waste.................................................

Section 14-77  Storm Water Prohibited.................................................................................

Section 14-78  Prohibited Uses............................................................................................

Section 14-79   Waiver of Discharge Restrictions.................................................................

Section 14-80  Special Agreements.......................................................................................

Section 14-81  Permit Required for Discharge of Industrial Wastes.....................................

Section 14-82  Preliminary Treatment Facilities...................................................................

Section 14-83  Inspection Manhole......................................................................................

Section 14-84  Determination of Character and Concentration of Wastes...........................

Section 14-85  Authority for Temporary Exclusion...............................................................

Section 14-86  Charges for Industrial Wastes......................................................................

 

Subchapter V - Water Shortage

Article IX - Regulation of Consumption During Designated Water Shortage

Section 14-87  Water Shortage Deemed as Relation of Supply and Demand........................

Section 14-88  Proclamation of Water Shortage...................................................................

Section 14-89  Compliance Required in the Event of Shortage.............................................

Section 14-90  Restrictions Applicable to Water Shortage Severity......................................

Section 14-91  Lifting of Restrictions Imposed During Water Shortage................................

Section 14-92  Discontinuance of Service and Penalties......................................................

Section 14-93  Injunctive Remedies......................................................................................

Section 14-94  Severability...................................................................................................

 

Appendix I- User Charge Ordinance............................................................................................................................

Appendix II- User Charge System...........................................................................................................................

Appendix III- Fats, Oils, and Greases Control...........................................................................................................................

Appendix IV- Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention............................................................................................................................

 

CHAPTER 15 - TOWN PROPERTY

 

Article I - Definitions and Applicability

Section 15-1 Definitions.......................................................................................................

Section 15-2 Applicability.....................................................................................................

 

Article II - Occupancy of Town Property

Section 15-3 Opening and Closing Hours............................................................................

Section 15-4 Temporary Restriction on Use of Fields, Courts, etc........................................

Section 15-5 Private Use of Public Park Facilities...............................................................

Section 15-6 Requests to Vacate Town Property...................................................................

 

Article III - Use Of and Conduct On Town Property

Section 15-10 Certain Recreational Activities Generally Prohibited.....................................

Section 15-11 Water Related Activities at Town Reservoir Site.............................................

Section 15-11.01 Fishing Restrictions for Mayview Lake in Broyhill Park...........................

Section 15-12 Use of Motor Vehicles; Speed Limit...............................................................

Section 15-13 Parking..........................................................................................................

Section 15-14 Fires on Town Property.................................................................................

Section 15-15 Molesting or Removing Animals.....................................................................

Section 15-16 Excavation and Removal of Soil Prohibited...................................................

Section 15-17 Weapons on Town Property...........................................................................

Section 15-18 Use of Restrooms...........................................................................................

Section 15-19 Commercial Activity Restricted.......................................................................

Section 15-20 Smoking in Town Buildings and Vehicles Regulated......................................

 

Article IV - Parades, Assemblages, and Other Uses of Public Places

Section 15-21 Definitions.....................................................................................................

Section 15-22 Permit Required.............................................................................................

Section 15-23 Application for Permit....................................................................................

Section 15-24 Issuance of Permit.........................................................................................

Section 15-25 Alternative Permit..........................................................................................

Section 15-26 Conditions;Revocation of Permit...................................................................

Section 15-27 Conduct During Parade or Assembly.............................................................

Section 15-28 Appeal...........................................................................................................

 

Article V - Miscellaneous

Section 15-29 Supplementary Rules and Regulations...........................................................

Section 15-30 Penalties and Remedies..................................................................................

 

CHAPTER 16 - LAND USE ORDINANCE

 

Article I - General Provisions

Section 16-1.1  Short Title..........................................................................................................

Section 16-1.2  Authority............................................................................................................

Section 16-1.3  Jurisdiction........................................................................................................

Section 16-1.4  Effective Date....................................................................................................

Section 16-1.5  Relationship to Existing Land Use Code....

Section 16-1.6  Relationship to Land Use Plan...........................................................................

Section 16-1.7  No Use of Land or Buildings Except in Conformity With Chapter Provisions....

Section 16-1.8  Boundary Line Adjustments....   

Section 16-1.9  Fees...................................................................................................................

 

Article II - Basic Definitions and Interpretations

Section 16-2.1  Word Interpretation...............................................................................

Section 16-2.2  General Definitions..........................................................................

Section 16-2.3  Adult Establishments..........................................................................

Section 16-2.4  Flood Plain Definitions..........................................................................

Section 16-2.5  Watershed Definitions..........................................................................

 

Article III - Administrative Mechanisms

Section 16-3.1  Planning Board..........................................................................

Section 16-3.2  Board of Adjustment..........................................................................

Section 16-3.3  Land Use Administrator..........................................................................

Section 16-3.4  Board of Commissioners..........................................................................

Section 16-3.5  Conflicts of Interest..........................................................................

 

Article IV - Permits and Final Plat Approval

Section 16-4.1  Zoning and Conditional Use Permits....................................................

Section 16-4.2  No Occupancy, Use or Sale of Lots Until Requirements Fulfilled....................

Section 16-4.3  Who May Submit Applications...............................................................

Section 16-4.4  Applications To Be Complete............................................................................

Section 16-4.5  Staff Consultation Before Formal Application.................................................

Section 16-4.6  Staff Consultation After Application Submitted................................................

Section 16-4.7  Zoning Permits.................................................................................................

Section 16-4.8  Performance Bond to Ensure Compliance With Zoning Permit.........................

Section 16-4.9  Special Use Permits and Conditional Use Permits............................................

Section 16-4.10  Board of Commissioners Action on Conditional Use Permits...........................

Section 16-4.11  Conditions to Approval of the Conditional Use Permit.......................................

Section 16-4.12  Authorizing Use, Occupancy, or Sale Before Completion of Development

                                           Under Conditional Use Permits.............................................

Section 16-4.13  Completing Developments in Phases................................................................

Section 16-4.14  Expiration of Permits.......................................................................................

Section 16-4.15  Effect of Permit on Successors and Assigns.....................................................

Section 16-4.16  Notice of Permit to be Recorded.....................................................

Section 16-4.17  Amendments to and Modications of Permits.....................................................

Section 16-4.18  Reconsideration of Board Action.....................................................................

Section 16-4.19  Applications to be Processed Expeditiously.....................................................

Section 16-4.20 Maintenance of Common Areas, Improvements, and Facilities.........................

Section 16-4.21 Major and Minor Subdivisions.........................

 

Article V - Appeals, Variances, Interpretations

Section 16-5.1  Appeals.........................

Section 16-5.2  Variances.........................................................................................................

Section 16-5.3  Interpretations.................................................................................................

Section 16-5.4  Requests to be Heard Expeditiously.................................................................

Section 16-5.5  Burden of Proof......................................................

 

Article VI - Hearing Procedures for Appeals and Applications

Section 16-6.1  Applications or Appeal Decision............................................

Section 16-6.2  Notice of Hearing..........................................................................................

Section 16-6.3  Modification of Application on Hearing........................................................

Section 16-6.4  Record...........................................................................................................

Section 16-6.5  Written Decision.............................................................................................

 

Article VII - Enforcement and Review

Section 16-7.1  Complaints Regarding Violations...................................................................

Section 16-7.2  Persons Liable...............................................................................................

Section 16-7.3  Procedures Upon Discovery of Violaltions....................................................

Section 16-7.4  Penalties and Remedies for Violations...........................................................

Section 16-7.5  Permit Revocation..........................................................................................

Section 16-7.6  Judicial Review..............................................................................................

   Section 16-7.7  Schedule of Civil Penalties.............................................................................

 

Article VIII - Nonconforming Situations

Section 16-8.1  Continuation of Nonconforming Situations and Completion

                                           of Nonconfroming Projects.............................................

Section 16-8.2  Nonconforming Lots.......................................................................................

Section 16-8.3  Extension or Enlargement of Nonconforming Situations................................

Section 16-8.4  Repair, Maintenance and Reconstruction......................................................

Section 16-8.5  Change in Use of Property Where a Nonconforming Situation Exists............

Section 16-8.6  Abandonment and Discontinuance of Nonconforming Situations..................

Section 16-8.7  Completion of Nonconforming Projects.........................................................

Section 16-8.8  Nonconforming Signs.....................................................................................

 

Article IX - Zoning Districts and Zoning Map

Section 16-9.1  Residential Districts Established....................................................................

Section 16-9.2  Nonresidential Districts Established...............................................................

Section 16-9.3  Overlay Districts...............................................................

Section 16-9.4  Official Map......................................................................................

Section 16-9.5  Amendments to Official Zoning Map..............................................................

 

Article X - Permissible Uses

Section 16-10.1  Table of Permissible Uses..............................................................................

Section 16-10.2  Use of the Designation Z and C in Table of Permissible Uses..........................

Section 16-10.3  Board of Adjustment Jurisdiction Over Uses Otherwise

                                           Permissible with a Zoning Permit.............................................

Section 16-10.4  Board of Adjustment Jurisdiction Over Uses Otherwise

                                           Permissible with CUP.............................................

Section 16-10.5  Permissible Uses and Specific Exclusions......................................................

Section 16-10.6  Accessory Uses..............................................................................................

Section 16-10.7  Permissible Uses Not Requiring Permits.........................................................

Section 16-10.8  Change in Use...............................................................................................

Section 16-10.9  Manufacturing/Processing, Etc. Uses.............................................................

Section 16-10.10  Combination Uses..........................................................................................

Section 16-10.11  More Specific Use Controls...........................................................................

Table of Permissible Uses........................................................................................................

 

Article XI - Supplementary Land Use Regulations

Section 16-11.1  Bed and Breakfast.........................................................................................

Section 16-11.2  Perimeter Fences and Walls...........................................................................

 

Article XII - Density and Dimensional Regulations

Section 16-12.1  Minimum Lot Size...........................................................................................

Section 16-12.2  Residential Density.........................................................................................

Section 16-12.3  Minimum Lot Widths.......................................................................................

Section 16-12.4  Building Setback Requirements......................................................................

Section 16-12.5  Setback Requirements from Historic Trails...............................................

Section 16-12.6 Central Business and Town Center District Setbacks, Building Heights,

                                           Open Space, and Green Space Requirements.........................

Section 16-12.7  Density on Lots Where Portion Dedicated to Town........................................

Section 16-12.8  Flexibility in Applying the Standards Contained in this Article......................

 

Article XIII - Open Space

Section 16-13.1  Usable Open Space........................................................................................

Section 16-13.2  Ownership and Maintenance of Required Open Space..................................

Section 16-13.3  Dedication of Open Space.............................................................................

Section 16-13.4  Homeowners Associations..............................................................................

 

Article XIV - Streets and Sidewalks

Section 16-14.1  Street Classification.......................................................................................

Section 16-14.2  Access to Public Streets in General................................................................

Section 16-14.3  Access to Arterial Streets................................................................................

Section 16-14.4  Entrances to Streets.......................................................................................

Section 16-14.5  Coordination with Surrounding Streets..........................................................

Section 16-14.6  Relationship of Streets Topography...............................................................

Section 16-14.7  Street Width, Sidewalk, and Drainage Requirements in Subdivisions.............

Section 16-14.8  General Layout of Streets..............................................................................

Section 16-14.9  Street Intersections.........................................................................................

Section 16-14.10  Construction Standards and Specifications...................................................

Section 16-14.11  Private Roads in Subdivisions and Access to Subdivisions by Private Roads.

Section 16-14.12  Road and Sidewalk Requirements in Unsubdivided Developments.................

Section 16-14.13  Attention to Handicapped in Street and Sidewalk Construction.....................

Section 16-14.14  Street Names and House Numbers..................................................................

Section 16-14.15  Bridges...........................................................................................................

Section 16-14.16  Utilities...........................................................................................................

Section 16-14.17  Sidewalk Requirements..................................................................................

 

Article XV - Utilities

Section 16-15.1  Utility Ownership and Easement Rights..........................................................

Section 16-15.2  Lots Served by Public Water or Sewer Lines..................................................

Section 16-15.3  Sewage Disposal Facilities Required.............................................................

Section 16-15.4  Determining Compliance with Section 16-15.3................................................

Section 16-15.5  Water Supply System Required.......................................................................

Section 16-15.6  Determining Compliance with Section 16-15.5................................................

Section 16-15.7  Lighting Requirements....................................................................................

Section 16-15.8  Excessive Illumination....................................................................................

Section 16-15.9  Electric Power................................................................................................

Section 16-15.10  Telephone Service..........................................................................................

Section 16-15.11  Underground Utilities....................................................................................

Section 16-15.12  Utilities to be Consistent with Internal and External Development.................

Section 16-15.13  As-Built Drawings Required...........................................................................

Section 16-15.14  Fire Hydrants.................................................................................................

Section 16-15.15  Sites for and Screening of Dumpsters............................................................

 

Article XVI - Flood Damage Prevention; Storm Water Management; Watershed Protection

Section 16-16.1  Findings of Fact........................................................................................

Section 16-16.2  Statement of Purpose................................................................................

Section 16-16.3  Objectives.................................................................................................

Section 16-16.4  Land to Which This Ordinance Applies.....................................................

Section 16-16.5  Basis for Establishing the Areas of Special Flood Hazard........................

Section 16-16.6  Establishment of Development Permit........................................................

Section 16-16.7  Compliance...............................................................................................

Section 16-16.8  Abrogation and Greater Restrictions........................................................

Section 16-16.9  Interpretation............................................................................................

Section 16-16.10  Penalties for Violation..............................................................................

Section 16-16.11  Designation of Local Administrator..........................................................

Section 16-16.12  Development Permit and Certification Requirements.................................

Section 16-16.13  Elevation Certificate.................................

Section 16-16.14  Floodproofing Certificate.................................

Section 16-16.15  Certificate Exemptions.................................

Section 16-16.16  Duties and Responsibilities of the Local Administrator.............................

Section 16-16.17  Corrective Procedures........................................................................

Section 16-16.18  Variance Procedures................................................................................

Section 16-16.19  General Standards for Flood Hazard Reduction...........................................

Section 16-16.20  Specific Standards for Flood Hazard Reduction............................................

Section 16-16.21  Additions/Improvements (Pre-Firm Structures)................

Section 16-16.22  Additions/Improvements (Post-Firm Structures)..........................

Section 16-16.23  Recreational Vehicles...................................

Section 16-16.24  Temporary Non-Residential Structures.................................

Section 16-16.25  Accessory Structures.....................................

Section 16-16.26  Standards for Floodplains Without Established Base Flood Elevation.......

Section 16-16.27  Standards for Reverine Floodplains with Base Flood Elevations
but Without Established Floodways or Non-encroachment Areas.............

Section 16-16.28  Floodways and Non-encroachment Areas.................................................................

Section 16-16.29  Drainage, Erosion Control, Storm Water Management..........................................

Section 16-16.30  Development Must Drain Properly.................................................................

Section 16-16.31  Storm Water Management..............................................................................

Section 16-16.32  Sedimentation and Erosion Control...............................................................

Section 16-16.33  Purpose of the Watershed Portection Ordinance......................................

Section 16-16.34  Duties of the Watershed Administrator....................................................

Section 16-16.35  Appeal from the Watershed Administrator...............................................

Section 16-16.36  Establishment of Watershed Review Board; Powers and Duties................

Section 16-16.37  Establishment of Watershed Areas............................................................

Section 16-16.38  Watershed Areas Described......................................................................

Section 16-16.39  Cluster Development.................................................................................

Section 16-16.40  Buffer Areas Required..............................................................................

Section 16-16.41  Rules Governing the Interpretation of Watershed Area Boundaries..........

Section 16-16.42  Existing Development................................................................................

Section 16-16.43  Watershed Protection Permit.....................................................................

Section 16-16.44  Watershed Occupancy Permit...................................................................

Section 16-16.45  Public Health, in General.........................................................................

Section 16-16.46  Abatement.................................................................................................

Section 16-16.47  Watershed Boundary Map.............................................................................

Section 16-16.48  Amendments...................................................................................................

 

Article XVII - Signs

Section 16-17.1  Purpose..........................................................................................................

Section 16-17.2  Applicability...................................................................................................

Section 16-17.3  Restrictions and Prohibitions.........................................................................

Section 16-17.4  General Sign Regulations..............................................................................

Section 16-17.5  Signs Excluded From Regulations...................................................................

Section 16-17.6  Approval Requirements..................................................................................

Section 16-17.7  Master Sign Plan...........................................................................................

Section 16-17.8  Signs Permitted in All Zoning Districts...........................................................

Section 16-17.9  Computation of Sign Area..............................................................................

Section 16-17.10  Computation of Height...................................................................................

Section 16-17.11  Signs Permitted in Residential Districts..........................................................

Section 16-17.12  Signs Permitted in Non-Residential Zoning Districts......................................

Section 16-17.13  Church, School, Hospital, or Public Facility Signs........................................

Section 16-17.14  Unlawful Cutting of Trees or Shrubs.............................................................

Section 16-17.15  Flexibility in Administering the Provisions of this Article...............................

Section 16-17.16  Nonconforming Signs.....................................................................................

Section 16-17.17  Amortization of Nonconforming Signs............................................................

Section 16-17.18  Enforcement and Remedies............................................................................

 

Article XVIII - Telecommunication Towers

Section 16-18.1  Authority...................................................................

Section 16-18.2  Purpose...................................................................

Section 16-18.3  Goals...................................................................

Section 16-18.4  Applicability..............................................................................................

Section 16-18.5  Permit Required........................................................................................

Section 16-18.6  Issuance of Permit/Expiration...................................................................

Section 16-18.7  Tower Approval Standards.......................................................................

Section 16-18.8  Denial of Permit........................................................................................

Section 16-18.9  Continued Compliance Required...............................................................

Section 16-18.10  Removal of Abandoned Towers.................................................................

Section 16-18.11  Standards for Commercial Wireless Telecommunications Antennas..........

 

Article XIX – Adult Business Establishments

Section 16-19.1  Purpose.....................................................................................................

Section 16-19.2  Findings....................................................................................................

Section 16-19.3  Classification of Adult Business Establishments........................................

Section 16-19.4  Licenses Required.....................................................................................

Section 16-19.5  License Fees and Terms............................................................................

Section 16-19.6  Application Procedures for Adult Business Establishment License............

Section 16-19.7  Fees..........................................................................................................

Section 16-19.8  License Posting and Display.....................................................................

Section 16-19.9  Inspection.................................................................................................

Section 16-19.10  License Denial, Suspension, or Revocation; Appeal.................................

Section 16-19.11  Transfer of License...................................................................................

Section 16-19.12  Location of Adult Business Establishments................................................

Section 16-19.13  Additional Regulations for Adult Motels...................................................

Section 16-19.14  Additional Regulations Pertaining to Exhibition of Sexually Explicit

                                           Films, Videos, or Live Entertainment.............................................

Section 16-19.15  Additional Regulations for Escort Agencies..............................................

Section 16-19.16  Additional Regulations for Nude Model Studios.......................................

Section 16-19.17  Prohibited Acts and Conduct....................................................................

Section 16-19.18  Exterior Portions of Adult Business Establishments...................................

Section 16-19.19  Signage.....................................................................................................

Section 16-19.20  Hours of Operation...................................................................................

Section 16-19.21  Injunction.................................................................................................

 

Article XX - Parking

Section 16-20.1  Number of Parking Spaces Required.............................................................

Section 16-20.2  Table of General Parking Requirements.............................................................

Section 16-20.3  Parking Requirements for Central Business and Town Center Districts...............

Section 16-20.4  Flexibility in Administration Required............................................................

Section 16-20.5  Payment of Fee in Lieu of Providing Required Parking Spaces................

Section 16-20.6  Parking Space Dimensions............................................................................

Section 16-20.7  Required Widths of Parking Area Aisles and Driveways................................

Section 16-20.8  General Design Requirements........................................................................

Section 16-20.9  Vehicle Accommodation Area Surfaces..........................................................

Section 16-20.10  Joint Use of Required Parking Spaces...........................................................

Section 16-20.11  Satellite Parking............................................................................................

Section 16-20.12  Special Provisions for Lots with Existing Buildings........................................

Section 16-20.13  Loading and Unloading Areas.......................................................................

 

Article XXI - Commercial Design and Appearance Standards

Section 16-21.1  Purpose.....................................................................................................

Section 16-21.2  Applicability..............................................................................................

Section 16-21.3  Criteria for Design....................................................................................

Section 16-21.4  Exterior Walls and Facades of Commercial Buildings...............................

Section 16-21.5  Roof Lines.................................................................................................

Section 16-21.6  Color.........................................................................................................

Section 16-21.7  Topography..............................................................................................

Section 16-21.8  Lighting.....................................................................................................

Section 16-21.9  General Landscaping................................................................................

Section 16-21.10  Landscape Buffer......................................................................................

Section 16-21.11  Sidewalks..................................................................................................

Section 16-21.12  Utility Lines...............................................................................................

Section 16-21.13  Parking Areas...........................................................................................

Section 16-21.14  Mechanical and Utility Areas...................................

Section 16-21.15  Trash and Containment Areas...................................

Section 16-21.16  Fences and Walls......................................................................................

Section 16-21.17  Vacated Buildings.....................................................................................

Section 16-21.18  Variance from Standards..........................................................................

Section 16-21.19  Additional Standards for Large-Scale Retail Buildings.............................

Section 16-21.20  Definitions and Explanations of Additional Requirements...................

Section 16-21.21  Display of Newsracks and Publications in Town

                                           Center,Central Business and Office Institutional Zoning Districts..............

 

Article XXII - Screening and Trees

Section 16-22.1  Board Findings Concerning the Need for Requirements...............

Section 16-22.2  General Screening Standard..........................................................................

Section 16-22.3  Compliance With Screening Standard............................................................

Section 16-22.4  Screening Land Use Classification...................................

Section 16-22.5  Table of Screening Requirements...................................

Section 16-22.6  Descriptions of Screens.................................................................................

Section 16-22.7  Width of Landscaping Screen...................................................................

Section 16-22.8  Town Center and Central Business District Requirments...................................

Section 16-22.9  Flexibility in Administration Required............................................................

Section 16-22.10  Combination Uses..........................................................................................

Section 16-22.11  Maintenance of Screening and Landscaping Plantings.................................

Section 16-22.12  Silvicultural Standards...................................

Section 16-22.13  Board Findings and Declaration of Policy on Shade Trees...........................

Section 16-22.14  Required Trees Along Dedicated Streets........................................................

Section 16-22.15  Retention and Protection of Large Trees........................................................

Section 16-22.16  Tree Credits...................................

Section 16-22.17  Protection of Existing Vegetation...................................

Section 16-22.18  Tree Topping...................................

Section 16-22.19  Shade Trees in Parking Areas........................................................................

Section 16-22.20  Mulching and Maintenance on Commercial Property...................................

 

Article XXIII - Amendments

Section 16-23.1  Board Findings Concerning Need for Requirements...............

Section 16-23.2  Initiation of Amendments................................................................................

Section 16-23.3  Planning Board Consideration of Proposed Amendments..............................

Section 16-23.4  Hearing Required; Notice..............................................................................

Section 16-23.5  Board Action on Amendments.........................................................................

Section 16-23.6  Ultimate Issue Before Board on Amendments.................................................

Section 16-23.7  Protests to Zoning District Changes...............................................................

 

CHAPTER 16 - LAND USE ORDINANCE APPENDICES

 

APPENDIX A - INFORMATION REQUIRED WITH APPLICATIONS

Section A-1  In General........................................................................................................

Section A-2  Written Application...........................................................................................

Section A-3  Development Site Plans....................................................................................

Section A-4  Graphic Materials Required for Plans.............................................................

Section A-5  Existing Natural, Man-Made and Legal Features.............................................

Section A-6  Proposed Changes in Existing Features or New Features................................

Section A-7  Documents and Written Information in Addition to Plans.................................

Section A-8  Number of Copies of Plans and Documents......................................................

 

APPENDIX B - SET BACKS AND BUILDING HEIGHT DIAGRAMS

 

APPENDIX C - SPECIFICATIONS FOR STREET DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Section C-1  Design Speed, Sight Distance, and Centerline Radius......................................

Section C-2  Cut and Fill Slopes...........................................................................................

Section C-3  Sight Distances at Intersections........................................................................

Section C-4  Radius at Street Intersections...........................................................................

Section C-5  Clearing and Grubbing....................................................................................

Section C-6  Grading and Compaction.................................................................................

Section C-7  Street Base.......................................................................................................

Section C-8  Street Surfaces.................................................................................................

Section C-9  Pavement Section Variations............................................................................

Section C-10  Street Cross Sections......................................................................................

Section C-11  Curb and Gutter.............................................................................................

Section C-12   Sidewalks With Curb and Gutter...................................................................

Section C-13  Wheel Chair Ramps........................................................................................

Section C-14  Storm Water Runoff Control...........................................................................

Section C-15  Sedimentation Control....................................................................................

Section C-16  Specifications on Driveway Entrances...................................................................................

Section C  Standard Drawings...................................................................................

 

APPENDIX D - VEHICLE ACCOMMODATION AREA SURFACES

Section D-1  Paved Surfaces................................................................................................

Section D-2  Unpaved Surfaces............................................................................................

 

APPENDIX E - SCREENING AND TREES

Section E-1  Guide for Protecting Existing Trees..................................................................

Section E-2  Standards for Street and Parking Lot Trees.....................................................

Section E-3  Formula for Calculating Shading of Paved Vehicle Accommodation Areas.  

Section E-4  Typical Parking Lot Planting Islands...............................................................

Section E-5  Guide for Planting Trees..................................................................................

Section E-6  Typical Opaque Screens...................................................................................

Section E-7  Typical Semi-Opaque Screens..........................................................................

Section E-8  Typical Broken Screens....................................................................................

Section E-9  Guide for Planting Shrubs................................................................................

Section E-10  Lists of Recommended Trees and Shrubs........................................................

Section E-11  Small Trees for Partial Screening...................................................................

Section E-12  Large Trees for Evergreen Screening.............................................................

Section E-13  Large Trees for Shading.................................................................................

Section E-15  Large Shrubs for Evergreen Screening..........................................................

Section E-16  Assorted Shrubs for Broken Screens..............................................................

APPENDIX F - Commercial Design Examples

APPENDIX G - Real Estate and Restaurant Signage

Section G-1  Real Estate Signs.............................................................

Section G-2  Restaurant Information/Message Board Signs.............................................................


CHAPTER 17 – MINIMUM HOUSING STANDARDS

 

ARTICLE I - DEFINITIONS

   Section 17-1 Definitions...........................................................................................................

 

ARTICLE II - AUTHORITY TO REPAIR, CLOSE, AND DEMOLISH CERTAIN DWELLINGS

   Section 17-2  Authority to Repair, Close, and Demolish Certain Dwellings Unfit for Human Habitation.