THE DEWEYVILLE TOWN
LAND MANAGEMENT and
DEVELOPMENT CODE
of 2011

Passed and Adopted
February 10, 2011
Effective
February 10, 2011
Edition 2011-1
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The 2011 Deweyville Town Land Management and Development Code
TOWN COUNCIL PLANNING COMMISSION


Mayor - Robert Thayne                                     Chairman - Nathan Spackman
Eric Page                                                           Mayor Pro Tem Shauna Wright
Sherie Goring                                                    Dale Meservy
Todd Bingham                                                  Joe Kliger
Lynn Stewart                                                     Dale Marble
Clerk/Recorder - Tracie Williams                      Secretary - Tracie Williams


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS and PROCEDURES
Short Title.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Statement of Purpose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Conflict. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Effect on Previous Ordinances and Maps. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Amendments to the Land Management Code and Zoning Map.. . . . . 3
Notices.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Table 1.1 Application Notice Matrix.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Creation of Districts and Zone Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Licensing.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Zoning Map Adopted. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Permit Procedure Under the Code.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Permitted Use Review Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Application for Permitted Uses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Review and Regulations for Impact on Public Infrastructures.. . 9
Conditional Use Review Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Technical Review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Master Planned Development Review Process.. . . . . . . . . . . 21
Appeals and Review Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Termination of Projects.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Appearance before Boards, Commissions and Councils. . . . . . . 24
Variances and Special Exceptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Relation to Prior Development and Subdivision Ordinance.. . . . 24
Vesting of Zoning Rights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Plat Approval.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Non-Conforming Uses.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Repealer, Savings Clause and Continuation Of Prior Ordinances.. 29
Conflicts Within the Code.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29


Chapter 2
DEFINITIONS


Chapter 3
SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS
Purpose.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Substandard Lots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Reduced Site Requirements.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Lot Standards.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Sale or Lease of Required Space.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Sale of Lots Below Minimum Space Requirements.. . . . . . . . . 2
Fences, Walls and/or Hedges in RR-35 Zone.. . . . . . . . . . . 2
Frontage Protection, Safety, and Limited Access to Highways.. . 2
Clear View of Intersecting Streets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Public Utility Structures.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Zero Side Yard Requirements.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Home Based Business.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Side Yard Exceptions .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Rear Yard Exceptions .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Front Yard Exceptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Height Provisions.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Secondary Living Quarters and Accessory Apartments within
Residential Dwellings.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Completion of On and Off Site Improvement Work Prior to the
Approval of Plats or Issuance of Certificates of Occupancy.9
Bed and Breakfast Inns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Liquor Stores and Private Clubs as a Conditional Use. . . . . . 15
Day Care Services (Including Preschools.. . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Temporary Uses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Purpose and Objectives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Uses Allowed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Commercial Recreational Vehicle Parks or Camp Grounds.. . . . . 19
Off-Street Parking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Table 3.24.1 Parking Requirements per Use. . . . . . 27
Technical Review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Right to Farm Provisions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Roads and Utility Easements.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Road Width Requirements.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
U.D.O.T. and Fire Marshal Approval. . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Setback Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Access and Road Widths Through Existing Frontage Lots.. . 30
Property Owners in the Town of Deweyville Shall not Create a
Non-conforming Lot to Satisfy Roadway Widths. . . . 30
Five Home Rule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Termination with a Temporary Turnaround.. . . . . . . . . 34
Cluster Subdivisions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Flag Lots Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Definition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Drinking Water Source Protection... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Establishment of Drinking Water Source Protection Zones.. 38
Identification of public water systems and their drinking
water source protection zones in Deweyville Town. . 38
Prohibited Uses.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Drinking Water Source Protection Requirements.. . . . . . 42
Administration .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42


Chapter 4
PLANNING COMMISSION
Planning Commission Created.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Terms and Eligibility of Members. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Absence Deemed Resignation or Grounds for Removal.. . . . . . . 1
Community Members.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Powers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Chair.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Staff.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Purposes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Meetings and Hearings.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Minutes.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Decisions.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Quorum Requirement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Voting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Review by Planning Commission.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Town Comprehensive Planning and Zoning Review.. . . . . . 3
Subdivision Approval. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Master Planned Developments Approval. . . . . . . . . . . 4
Ratification of Departmental Actions. . . . . . . . . . . 6
Review of Staff Actions.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Plat Approval.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Inactive Projects.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Sensitive Lands Review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Right to Farm Review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8


Chapter 5
APPEAL AUTHORITY
Establishment of an Appeal Authority. . . . . . . . . . . 1
Term of Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Resignation or Grounds for Removal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Hearings Before the Appeal Authority. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Variance Applications.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Modifications of Non-Conforming Uses. . . . . . . . . . . 1
Appeals.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Special Exceptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Variance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Time to Appeal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Application for Variance Review.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Hearing.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Persons Entitled to Appear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Decision. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Judicial Review of Appeal Authority Decision. . . . . . . 4

Chapter 6
ZONING ADMINISTRATION and ENFORCEMENT
Administration and Enforcement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
The Zoning Administrator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
The Town Building Official ( Building Inspector). . . . . 1
Zoning and Building Permits.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Occupancy Permit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Inspection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Site Plan Required. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Time Limit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Penalties and Enforcement.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Criminal Citations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Civil Actions.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Third Party Actions.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Violations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4


Chapter 7
ZONE DISTRICTS and REGULATIONS
Residential Zones.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Purpose, Scope and Objectives.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
RR-35 Zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
RR-5 Zone.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Permitted and Conditional Uses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Lot Area and Density. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Density of Residential Housing Developments.. . . . . . . 4
Zone Depth Along Roads and Highways.. . . . . . . . . . . 5
Prior Created Lots of Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Panhandle or Flag Lots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Lot Area per Dwelling.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Yard Requirements - Dwellings and Main Buildings. . . . . 6
Yard Requirements - Accessory Buildings.. . . . . . . . . 6
Projections into Yards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Height and Building Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Permissible Lot Coverage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Parking and Access. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Site Plan Approval. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Other Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Animal Limitations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Landscaping.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Fences, Walls and Landscape Elements. . . . . . . . . . . 9
Storage of commercial vehicles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Temporary Mobile Homes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Trash and Waste Storage.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Agricultural Zones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Purpose, Scope and Objectives.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Permitted Uses and Conditional Uses.. . . . . . . . . . . 10
Lot Area and Density (Sub Zones). . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Density of Residential Housing Developments.. . . . . . . 11
Prior Created Lots of Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Lot Area per Dwelling.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Yard Requirements - Dwellings and Main Buildings. . . . . 12
Yard Requirements - Accessory Buildings.. . . . . . . . . 13
Building Height.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Parking and Access. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Site Plan Approval. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Other Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Commercial Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Purpose and Objectives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Permitted Uses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Permitted Accessory Uses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Conditional Uses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Lot Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Commercial and Residential Area Requirements in Mixed
Residential/Commercial Use Structures.. . . . . . . 16
Lot Width.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Lot Frontage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Prior Created Lots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Area of Zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Yard Requirements.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Projections into Yards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Building Height.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Distance Between Commercial Buildings.. . . . . . . . . . 18
Permissible Lot Coverage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Parking, Loading, and Access. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Project Plan Approval.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Other Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Signs.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Uses Within Buildings.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Landscaping.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Trash and Waste Storage.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Walls and Fences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Remodeling in Existing C-1 Zones. . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Storage Facilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21


Chapter 8 SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS
General Provisions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
8A.1 Title.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
8A.2 Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
8A.3 Purposes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
8A.4 Authority.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
8A.5 Jurisdiction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
8A.6 Enactment.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
8A.7 Interpretation Conflict, and Separability.. . . . . . . . 4
8A.8 Saving Provision. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
8A.9 Reservations and Appeals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
8A.10 Amendments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
8A.11 Conditions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
8A.12 Vacation, Alteration or Amendment of Plats. . . . . . . . 6
8A.13 Variances.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
8A.14 Enforcement, Violations, and Penalties. . . . . . . . . . 8
8B Subdivision Application Procedure and Approval Process. . 9
8B.1 General Procedure.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
8B.2 Sketch Plat.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
8B.3 Preliminary Plat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
8B.4 Final Subdivision Plat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
8B.5 Signing and Recording of Subdivision Plat.. . . . . . . . 21
8C Assurance for completion and Maintenance of Improvements. 22
8C.1 Improvements and Performance Guarantee. . . . . . . . . . 22
8C.2 Inspection of Improvements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
8C.3 Escrow Deposits or Letters of Credit for Lot Improvements.25
8C.4 Maintenance of Improvements.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
8C.5 Waiver or Deferral of Required Improvements.. . . . . . . 27
8C.6 Issuance of Building Permits and Certificate of Occupancy.27
8C.7 Consumer Protection Legislation and
Conflicts of Interest Statutes. . . . . . . . . . . 28
8D Requirements for Improvements, Reservations, and Design.. 28
8D.1 General Improvements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
8D.2 Lot Improvements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
8D.3 Roads.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
8D.4 Drainage and Storm Sewers.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
8D.5 Water Facilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
8D.6 Sewerage Facilities.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
8D.7 Sidewalks, Curbs, Hiking Trails, Bike Paths, Horse Trails.49
8D.8 Other Utilities.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
8D.9 Parks, Playgrounds, Recreation Areas
and Other Public Uses.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
8D.10 Preservation of Natural Features and Amenities. . . . . . 52
8D.11 Non-residential Subdivisions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
8E Specifications for Documents to be Submitted. . . . . . . 54
8E.1 Sketch Plat.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
8E.2 Preliminary Plat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
8E.3 Construction Plans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
8E.4 Final Subdivision Plat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59


Chapter 9
MASTER PLANNED DEVELOPMENTS
9.1 Purpose and Objectives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
9.2 Uses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Zones Allowing Attached Units.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Types of Developments.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Zone Use Limitations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
9.3 Density.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Base Density Exclusions.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Density Bonuses.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
9.4 Minimum Area Requirements.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Exceptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
9.5 Preliminary Development Plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Development Review Application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Application Form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Other Conditions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Town Council Approval Issues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Other Documentation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
9.6 Final Plat and Development Plans. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Failure to Submit a Plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Plan Preparation and Qualifications.. . . . . . . . . . . 10
Plan Requirements.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Town Council Approval Issues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Variations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
9.7 Development Standards and Requirements. . . . . . . . . . 13
Neighborhood Meeting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Compliance with Deweyville Town Codes.. . . . . . . . . . 13
Structure Setbacks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Land Ownership Designation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Slopes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Utilities.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Fences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Landscaping.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Parking.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Streets.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Common Areas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Storage Areas and Solid Waste Receptacles.. . . . . . . . 15
Recreational Vehicle Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions. . 16
Development Bond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Final Plat Recordation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Concurrence.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
9.8 Cluster Subdivision.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
9.9 Manufactured Housing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
9.10 Zero Lot Line Developments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
9.11 Minor Master Planned Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Appendix A Land Uses by Zone - (Table)

Appendix B Official Zone Map

Preface Note on Conventions Used in this Code:
Any comments or symbols printed in this margin of the code, as part of
this or future editions, is not officially part of the code, but is used
for clarification or guidance on important issues and possible cross
references. Further, any italics, bolding or underlining of certain
passages is only for that purpose and should not be construed to mean
anything beyond that which is stated in the full context.