Township of West Manheim, PA
York County
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§ 270-108 General purpose and provisions.

The Township recognizes that service organizations and landowners within the Township may, from time to time, desire to institute a specific use for a brief period of time. The Township recognizes that certain temporary uses, such as an ECHO housing, may provide benefits for the entire Township. Refer to § 270-220B for additional specific requirements and procedures for temporary use permits.

§ 270-109 Requirements and procedures.

A. 
ECHO housing. ECHO housing is permitted as provided in Parts 4 and 5, subject to the following criteria:
(1) 
The minimum lot area shall be one acre.
(2) 
The ECHO housing unit shall meet the minimum required habitable floor area set forth in § 270-86 of this chapter.
(3) 
The total lot coverage for the principal dwelling, any existing accessory structures and the ECHO housing unit or apartment addition together shall not exceed the maximum lot coverage requirement for the respective zoning district.
(4) 
The ECHO housing unit or apartment addition shall only be occupied by at least one person who is at least 62 years old, or is handicapped or disabled, and is related to the occupants of the principal dwelling by blood, marriage or adoption.
(5) 
The ECHO housing unit or apartment addition shall be not occupied by more than two people.
(6) 
Utilities. The applicant shall furnish evidence that approved systems for sewage disposal and water supply shall be used; verification of the operation of all existing on-lot sewage disposal facilities shall be obtained from the Township Sewage Enforcement Officer. Additionally, all utilities shall meet the applicable utility company standards.
(7) 
A minimum of one all-weather, off-street parking space, with unrestricted ingress and egress to a street right-of-way, shall be provided for the ECHO housing unit or apartment addition, in addition to that required for the principal dwelling.
(8) 
The ECHO housing unit or apartment addition shall adhere to setback requirements for principal uses.
(9) 
The ECHO housing unit or apartment addition shall be removed from the property or reestablished as a use permitted in the district within 12 months after it is no longer occupied by a person who qualifies for the use.
(10) 
Upon the proper installation of the ECHO housing unit or apartment addition, the Zoning Officer shall issue a temporary use and occupancy permit. The applicant shall apply for a temporary use and occupancy permit (renewal) annually from the date the original permit(s) was/were issued.
B. 
Garage/yard sales.
(1) 
Within any zoning district, an owner and/or occupant may conduct up to two garage/yard sales per calendar year.
(2) 
No garage/yard sale shall be conducted for a period longer than three consecutive days, and no garage or yard sale shall be conducted on any Sunday.
(3) 
Such sales may offer for sale personal possessions; no import or stocking of inventory shall be permitted.
(4) 
Only one sign of four-square-foot dimension shall be permitted advertising the garage/yard sale located upon the premises where the sale occurs, and shall be removed promptly upon the completion of the sale.
(5) 
In no case shall any aspect of the garage/yard sale be conducted in a street right-of-way, except that parking may occur where permitted.
(6) 
The conduct of garage/yard sales beyond the extent described herein represents a commercial business and requires appropriate zoning authorization.

§ 270-110 Temporary sales.

[Added 10-2-2014 by Ord. No. 1-2014]
A. 
Temporary retail sales shall be permitted only in the Commercial/Industrial and Business Center Zones.
B. 
Only a well-established nonprofit organization or a permitted place of worship proposing a temporary use to clearly primarily serve a charitable, public service or religious purpose shall be eligible to receive approval for commercial-type activities in a district where a commercial use would not otherwise be permitted.
C. 
Temporary retail sales shall be permitted for a number of instances not to exceed four separate events per year per property. Each instance of a temporary retail sale shall not exceed 15 consecutive days.
D. 
Sales location, including any merchandise presented for sale, shall not be placed in any street right-of-way nor closer than five feet to any lot line.
E. 
Sales location, including any merchandise presented for sale, shall not be placed in any clear sight triangle and shall not block vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
F. 
Sufficient off-street parking must be provided in order to minimize congestion on adjoining roads.
G. 
A plan shall be submitted showing location of use on site.
H. 
Signs displayed in association with a temporary retail sale shall conform to all applicable sign requirements of this chapter. Two signs may be displayed in association with a temporary retail sale, provided that they have a total combined size of 12 square feet or less. Any signs associated with a temporary retail sale shall only be displayed during the instances of sale operation.
I. 
No exterior public address or lighting systems shall be used which produce impacts beyond the subject property.
J. 
A zoning permit shall be required.