This revision to the City’s zoning ordinance does the following in response to recent state legislation regarding consumer fireworks regulation and sales:
This ordinance was approved by the Planning Commission. In closing, the only power under the new State law that was not listed in the revised Ordinance was limiting the number of the fireworks stands. Council discussed this change at first reading and it was included by the CA's Office in this draft. Please see Sec. 11-14-2. – Limitation on number of certificates of occupancy:
"For every 10,000 persons living in the city according to the most recent decennial census of the United States as published by the United States Bureau of the Census, no more than one certificate of occupancy shall be allowed, at one time, for the operation of a Consumer Fireworks Retail Sales Stand. Where the number of persons living in the city according to said census is less than 10,000, one such certificate of occupancy shall be allowed.”
For additional information, please contact the City Manager's Office.
Prior to 2013, Section 93-23-5 of the City’s zoning ordinance provided that all driveways must be hard- surfaced pavement, properly drained, lighted and maintained. In 2013, per EPD rules, Section 93-23-5 was amended to require different types of surfacing standards be applied for residential and non-residential parking areas. In an effort to clarify the meaning of and assist in enforcement of this ordinance, the following actions will be taken via two separate ordinances: Section 93-23-5 will be (1) removed from the zoning code, and the provisions that were previously contained within Section 93-23-5 will be (2) revised and reinstated within their own chapter, the newly-created Chapter 58, of the Code of Ordinances.
Further, upon thorough consideration and reflection of city staff and the Planning Commission, it was determined that residential driveways that were not hard-surfaced pavement prior to the 2013 revision to the zoning ordinance, would be grandfathered or deemed a non-conforming use of land.
For your consideration are the following ordinances:
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