Open fires are not allowed within the city limits!
Home occupations shall be approved by the Zoning Administrator, who shall issue a certificate of occupancy which shall specify the home occupation as to use, size, and the specific measures by which compliance with this Section will be maintained and provided the relevant Section in the residential zoning district is met.
Only members of the family residing in the home shall be engaged in connection with the home occupation at the same time.
The use of the dwelling unit for the home occupation shall be clearly incidental and subordinate to its use for residential purposes by its occupants, and not more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the floor area of the dwelling unit shall be used in the conduct of the home occupation. No part of the home occupation shall be conducted in any accessory building.
There shall be no change in the outside appearance of the building, no variation from the residential character of the dwelling, and no visible evidence of the conduct of the home occupation;
There shall be no sale of products or services except as are produced on the premises by the home occupation. There shall be no outdoor, on-site storage of materials, equipment, or accessory items and/or display of materials, goods or supplies used in the conduct of the home occupation.
The home occupation will not create traffic congestion, parking shortages, or otherwise adversely affect the pedestrian or vehicular circulation of the area. Any parking for vehicles associated with the home occupation shall be provided off the street. The following factors shall be considered by the Zoning Administrator to determine whether the traffic effects on a neighborhood may be excessive:
No equipment or process shall be used in the home occupation which creates noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odors, or electrical interference detectable to the normal senses off the premises. In the case of electrical interference, no equipment or process shall be used which creates visual or audible interference in any radio or television receivers off the premises or causes fluctuations in the line voltage off the premises.
Rubbish, junk vehicles (inoperable, dismantled, un-licensed), or car parts are not to be stored in the open on any property within the city limits. Following City notice of violation of this ordinance, the possessor of the property has 10 days to remove the cited object(s) or will be guilty of a misdemeanor and liable to the City for removal costs as well as fines imposed by the court.
For purposes of this section, an open fire is deemed to be any fire where the flames are open and visible and are not covered by a hood or furnace with a suitable chimney to carry away the smoke.
In addition to community bonfires permitted by the city commission under subsection (a) above, burning out-of-doors is permitted under the following circumstances: