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    Sec. 35.1-11.13. Terms Beginning with "T" through "Z."


    Sec. 35.1-11.13. Terms beginning with "T" through "Z."
    Terms used in the zoning ordinance, when defined in this section, shall have the following meaning:
    (a) Tourist home or bed and breakfast: A dwelling, occupied as such, in which sleeping accommodations in less than six (6) rooms with not more than four (4) persons per room are provided or offered for transient guests for compensation, under the management of the occupants of that dwelling for dwelling purposes. A tourist home or bed and breakfast shall not be deemed a home occupation.
    (b) Townhouse: One of a series of from three (3) to nine (9) attached dwellings separated from one another by common vertical walls with no openings; provided, that the maximum density permitted hereunder shall not be exceeded.
    (c) Trailer: A residence, house car, camp car or any portable or mobile vehicle on wheels, skids or rollers, not structurally anchored to a foundation, either self-propelled or propelled by an attached vehicle, animal, person or other propelling apparatus, which is used or may be used for residential, commercial, recreational, hauling or storage purposes.
    (d) Trailer court: See Section 35.1-11.10, Mobile home or trailer court.
    (e) Use:
    (1) Any purpose for which a building or other structure or a tract of land may be designed, arranged, intended, maintained or occupied.
    (2) Any activity, occupation, business or operation carried on, or intended to be carried on, in a building or other structure or on a tract of land.
    The term "permitted use," or its equivalent, shall not be deemed to include any nonconforming use.
    (f) Use, accessory: See Section 35.1-11.2, Accessory use.
    (g) Water surface profiles: The elevations in relation to the mean sea level expected to be reached by floods of various magnitudes and frequencies at pertinent points along a stream.
    (h) Yard: That portion of a lot extending open and unobstructed from the lowest level to the sky along a lot line, and from the lot line for a depth or width set forth in the applicable district yard regulations.
    (i) Yard, front: A yard extending along the full length of a front lot line. \
    (j) Yard line, front: A line drawn parallel to a front lot line at a distance therefrom equal to the depth of a required front yard.
    (k) Yard line, rear: A line drawn parallel to a rear lot line at a distance therefrom equal to the depth of a required rear yard.
    (l) Yard, rear: A yard extending for the full length of a rear lot line. For a triangular lot, the rear yard shall be measured from the building or structure extending farthest to the rear to the nearest point where a line extending the line of the side of such structure intersects a side lot line.
    (m) Yard Sale: Permitted in Zoning Districts used for residential purposes provided the following is adhered to:
    (1) A total of two (2) sales permitted per calendar year per street address.
    (2) A sale shall not exceed two (2) consecutive days.
    (3) Sale shall consist primarily of those personal items accumulated and used by the occupant of the premises.
    (4) There shall be a minimum interval of four (4) months between sales.
    (5) One sign not exceeding three (3) square feet in area will be permitted on premises the day of the sale and shall be promptly removed at end of each sale day.
    (6) Signs advertising a sale are prohibited on street right-of-ways.
    (7) Permitted sale shall not create adverse conditions such as noise, nor impede pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
    (n) Yard, side: An open, unoccupied space between the side line of the lot and the nearest line of a building and extending from the front yard to the rear yard, or, in the absence of either of such yards, to the front or rear lot lines. The width of a side yard shall be measured at right angles to the side line of the lot.
    (o) Zoning maps: Maps incorporated into the provisions of the zoning ordinance in accordance with the provisions of Section 35.1-4. (Ord. No. O-90-047, 2-13-90)
    Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM