Sec. 6.3(Z) Outdoor wood-fired boilers, stoves or furnaces.
Sec. 20.1(AJ) Outdoor wood-fired boilers, stoves or furnaces.
Sec. 20.4(AJ) Outdoor wood-fired boilers, stoves or furnaces
The use of outdoor wood-fired boilers, stoves or furnaces is regulated as follows to reduce the amount of air pollution generated and the associated adverse health effects.
(1) One (1) freestanding exterior wood-fired boiler, stove or furnace of 120 square feet or less may be permitted in accordance with regulations for accessory uses in the Agriculture and Rural Residential districts only.
(2) The minimum lot area shall be five acres.
(3) The outdoor wood-fired boiler, stove or furnace shall not be used to burn refuse.
(4) The outdoor wood-fired boiler, stove or furnace shall be located a minimum of 100 feet from any property line and a minimum of 300 feet from the nearest residential building which is not on the same property as the outdoor wood-fired boiler.
(5) The outdoor wood-fired boiler, stove or furnace shall have a chimney that extends at least fifteen feet above mean grade. If any residences are located within 500 feet of the wood-fired boiler, the chimney shall also extend at least as high above the ground as the height of the roofs of all such residences. The Fire Chief may approve in writing a lesser height on a case-by case basis if necessary to comply with manufacturer’s recommendations and if the smoke from the lower chimney height does not create a nuisance for neighbors.
(6) The use shall meet all other Township ordinances related to burning.
(7) According to Township general ordinances, the Fire Chief or designee shall have the right to terminate burning at any time upon the determination that the permitted use of burning is detrimental to the public health, safety or welfare or upon the determination that the burning has created or caused to emanate there from any dust, dirt, smell or foreign substances, or smoke in an amount and of such nature, or both, as to duly disturb, annoy or harm others, thereby destroying their full, quiet, and peaceful occupancy and enjoyment of their homes and premises accessory thereto.
Sec. 6.3(AA) Keeping of exotic animals.
Sec. 20.1(AK) Keeping of exotic animals.
Sec. 20.4(AK) Keeping of exotic animals
Exotic animals are defined as animals which are not normally considered to be household pets or farm animals, but which are potentially dangerous. Exotic animals include, but are not limited to, non-human primates; venomous cold blooded reptiles and other cold blooded animals that, if in contact with humans are capable of inflicting fatal injury to the average human; all poisonous animals; constrictor snakes three feet in length or more; cats (wild family including but not limited to bobcat, cheetah, cougar, jaguar, leopard, lion, lynx, mountain lion, panther, puma, tiger); non-domesticated carnivores including hybrid crosses of non-domesticated carnivores (example bears and wolves); crocodiles and alligators; piranha fish; chondrichthyes ( example sharks); struthie (example ostriches); poisonous spiders, venomous or poisonous insects; proboscides (elephants); periasodactyla (generally nonruminant ungulate mammals with odd number toes (example rhinoceros); and artiodactyla (example camel).
Exceptions to this ordinance shall be as follows: accredited zoological parks and aquariums, wildlife sanctuaries, nature preserves, circuses, any animal recognized by the Right to Farm Act as a farm animal (in which case the use shall be subject to applicable requirements of the zoning district where the use is located), and bona fide scientific, medical or educations research facilities.
The keeping of exotic animals, including possessing, breeding, buying, selling, exchanging, is prohibited in all zoning districts except with special land use approval in the (AG) Agriculture and (RR) Rural Residential districts when conformance with the following standards is demonstrated.
(1) The minimum lot area shall be five acres.
(2) Noise and odors shall be contained so as to not adversely affect the use of adjoining properties and the surrounding neighborhoods.
(3) Demonstration shall be provided that the animals would be sheltered, fed and sufficiently restrained from leaving the premises.
(4) Four such animals are permitted for the first five acres of land and one additional animal is permitted for each acre in access of the first five acres.
(5) Outdoor exercise or grazing areas shall be located no closer than one hundred fifty (150) feet from the front lot line and one hundred (100) feet from any other lot line.
(6) Any building housing such animals or any area used as an outdoor exercise or grazing area shall be a minimum of five hundred (500) feet from any residential building which is not located on the same property.
(7) No storage of manure or odor or dust producing materials or use shall be permitted within one hundred (100) feet of any adjoining lot line.
(8) The keeping of such animals shall not generate traffic in greater volumes than what would be expected in a residential neighborhood.
(9) If the keeping of such animals includes any other use, such additional use shall meet the requirements of the zoning district in which it is located.
Sec. 20.4(Z) Open air businesses.
The use of an open air business is expressly prohibited in all zoning districts except (CS) Community Service Commercial district and (HS) Highway Service Commercial district. In the CS and HS districts, the use is allowed with special land use approval which is contingent upon compliance with the following standards.