Town of Waterford, NY
Saratoga County
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The following use regulations shall apply in any residence district, subject to further amplification in this article and in Articles III and V.
A. 
Permitted uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Farms, including commercial woodlots or reforestation areas, as regulated in Article V of this chapter.
(2) 
One-family dwellings.
(3) 
Churches or other places of worship, parish houses, rectories or convents.
(4) 
Dentists' offices, real estate or insurance offices, law offices, engineers' offices, architects' offices or chiropractors' or chiropodists' offices, with residence of the professional or business persons on the premises not required.
(5) 
Public or private schools accredited by the New York State Department of Education.
(6) 
Public parks or playgrounds and outdoor recreation areas operated by membership organizations for the recreational benefit of their members and not for gain.
(7) 
Federal, state or municipal public buildings or uses.
(8) 
Home occupations. (See § 161-3C, Definitions.)
(9) 
Antique sales, where accessory to a residence.
(10) 
Identification signs or nameplates as regulated in Article V of this chapter.
(11) 
Accessory uses or structures customarily incidental to a permitted principal use, including private garages, private swimming pools or ponds, toolhouses or storage sheds, greenhouses, livestock shelters, barns and silos.
B. 
Special permit uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Two-family dwellings.
[Amended 8-7-1984]
(2) 
Multifamily dwellings.
[Amended 8-7-1984]
(3) 
Public utility buildings or uses.
(4) 
Convalescent or nursing homes or homes for the aged.
(5) 
Nursery schools.
(6) 
Physicians or surgeons' offices, subject to the provisions of this chapter.
(7) 
Funeral homes, subject to the provisions of Article V of this chapter.
(8) 
Cider plants, cold storage or agricultural processing plants not incidental to a permitted principal use.
(9) 
Clubs or lodges.
[Added 9-1-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987]
C. 
Uses prohibited shall be as follows:
(1) 
Custody of poultry or livestock, except common household pets.
[Added 8-6-1968]
[Amended 8-7-1984]
In addition to the provisions of § 161-11, the following use regulations shall apply in any R-100 Residence District:
A. 
Permitted uses shall be as follows: none.
B. 
Special permit uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Private recreation areas or use of land involving archery target practice.
(2) 
Pitch and putt areas.
(3) 
Mobile home parks.
(4) 
Individual mobile homes.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Section 6.1, which provided additional use regulations for the R-75 Residence District and which immediately preceded this section, was repealed 8-7-1984.
[Added 11-29-1990 by resolution]
The following use regulations shall apply in any R-Rural Residential District:
A. 
Permitted uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Farms, including commercial wood lots or reforestation areas, as regulated in Article V of this chapter.
(2) 
One-family dwellings.
(3) 
Public parks or playgrounds and outdoor recreation areas operated by membership organizations for the recreational benefit of their members and not for gain.
(4) 
Accessory uses or structures customarily incidental to a permitted use, including private garages, private swimming pools or ponds, toolhouses or storage sheds, greenhouses, barns and silos.
B. 
Special permit uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Cemeteries.
(2) 
Golf courses and accessory structures.
(3) 
Home occupations (see § 161-3, Definitions and word usage).
(4) 
Antique sales, where accessory to a residence.
(5) 
Private recreation areas.
(6) 
Water impoundment for recreation and storage.
(7) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(7), two-family dwellings, was repealed 1-27-1994 by L.L. No. 1-1994.
(8) 
Churches or other places of worship, parish houses, rectories or convents.
(9) 
Federal, state or municipal public buildings or uses or essential service buildings.
C. 
Uses prohibited shall be as follows:
(1) 
Mobile home parks.
(2) 
Individual mobile homes.
(3) 
Multifamily dwellings.
(4) 
Custody of poultry or livestock, except on farms.
(5) 
Any use permitted in any commercial, manufacturing or industrial district.
The following use regulations shall apply in any C-1 Commercial District:
A. 
Permitted uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Uses permitted in residence districts.
(2) 
Retail stores.
(3) 
Banks or savings or loan institutions.
(4) 
Restaurants or other places for serving food and beverages.
(5) 
Motels or hotels.
(6) 
Personal service shops such as barber, beauty parlor, tailor or shoe repair.
(7) 
Automatic or coin-operated laundries or dry cleaners or pickup stations.
(8) 
Social, recreational or fraternal clubs or lodges.
(9) 
Businesses or professional offices.
(10) 
Public utility buildings or uses.
(11) 
Business signs as related in Article V of this chapter.
(12) 
Accessory buildings and uses incidental to a permitted principal use.
B. 
Special permit uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Drive-in service establishments where business is transacted between the establishment and a person in a parked automotive vehicle, except outdoor theaters.
(2) 
Filling stations.
(3) 
Custody of poultry and livestock, except common household pets, to be approved by the Board of Appeals upon the filing of an application for a special permit with said Board. The basis on which the Board shall grant such a permit shall be that such use shall not constitute a public or private nuisance.
[Added 8-6-1968]
The following use regulations shall apply in any C-2 Commercial District:
A. 
Permitted uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Restaurants or other places serving food and beverages.
(2) 
Motels or hotels.
(3) 
Public utility buildings or uses.
(4) 
Drive-in service establishments where business is transacted between the establishment and a person in a parked automotive vehicle except outdoor theaters.
(5) 
Public garages, filling stations and automotive repair.
(6) 
Commercial recreation, excluding outdoor theaters.
(7) 
Business signs as regulated in Article V of this chapter.
(8) 
Accessory uses customarily incidental to a permitted principal use.
(9) 
All uses permitted in residence districts.
[Added 8-4-2009 by L.L. No. 13-2009]
B. 
Special permit uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Custody of poultry and livestock, except common household pets, to be approved by the Board of Appeals upon the filing of application for a special permit with said Board. The basis on which the Board shall grant such a permit shall be that such use shall not constitute a public or private nuisance.
[Added 8-6-1968]
(2) 
Mobile home parks, subject to the provisions of the Town of Waterford House Trailer Ordinances, as amended.[1]
[Added 5-9-1972]
[1]
Editor's Note: Ch. 104, Mobile Homes and Mobile Home Parks.
[Added 2-27-1997 by L.L. No. 4-1997]
A. 
Purpose. The C-3 District is intended to permit the development of commercial enterprises which do not generate impacts which would be compatible with existing residential uses.
B. 
The following use regulations shall apply in any C-3 Commercial District:
(1) 
Permitted uses shall be as follows:
(a) 
Uses permitted in residence districts.
(b) 
Banks or savings or loan institutions.
(c) 
Personal service shops such as barber, beauty parlor, tailor or shoe repair.
(d) 
Social, recreational or fraternal clubs or lodges.
(e) 
Businesses or professional offices.
(f) 
Public utility buildings or uses.
(g) 
Business signs as related in Article V of this chapter.
(h) 
Accessory buildings and uses incidental to a permitted use.
(i) 
Service enterprises engaged in the incidental retail sale of goods or products associated with the operation in which sales revenues do not exceed 50% of gross annual revenues.
(2) 
Uses strictly prohibited shall include but not be limited to the following:
(a) 
Filling stations.
(b) 
Restaurants or other places for serving food and beverages.
(c) 
Motels or hotels.
(d) 
Automotive or coin-operated laundries or dry cleaners or pick-up stations.
(e) 
Retail stores.
(f) 
Convenience stores.
(3) 
Other requirements.
(a) 
Existing structures may not be altered to the extent that they conflict with the residential character of the area.
(b) 
New structures must be developed to reflect the residential character of the area. Structures must be compatible with the scale and appearance of other residential structures.
(c) 
The Planning Board shall review compliance with the requirements of this section under site plan review.
(4) 
Special permit uses shall be as follows: none.
The following use regulations shall apply in any M-1 Manufacturing District:
A. 
Permitted uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Truck terminals or places for the storage or maintenance of vehicles or trailers used in long-distance freight hauling.
(2) 
Laboratories, research, experimental or testing, provided that no operation shall be conducted which may cause hazardous, noxious or offensive conditions in the district in which such laboratory is located.
(3) 
The manufacture, compounding, assembling, fabricating or treatment of articles or merchandise from the following previously prepared materials: fiber, fur, glass, leather, paper, plastics, precious or semiprecious stones or metals, sheet metal not thicker than 18 gauge, textiles, tobacco, wax, wire or wood or silicones.
(4) 
Warehouses or storage facilities, excluding crude oil, petroleum or natural gas storage tanks.
(5) 
Agricultural product packaging, processing or storage facilities, except as prohibited under Subsection C of this section.
(6) 
Tool or die manufacture, including precision instruments.
(7) 
Business or advertising signs as regulated under Article V of this chapter.
(8) 
Any use equivalent to the above, but not including any use which may become hazardous, noxious or offensive by reason of the emission of odor, dust, smoke, cinders, gas, fumes, noise, vibration, refuse matter or water-carried wastes.
(9) 
All uses permitted in residence districts.
[Added 8-4-2009 by L.L. No. 11-2009]
B. 
Special permit uses shall be as follows: None.
[Amended 8-6-1986; 9-1-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987]
C. 
Uses strictly prohibited shall be as follows:
(1) 
Rendering of grease, tallow or fats.
[Amended 9-1-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987]
(2) 
Manufacture of alcohol or dye.
(3) 
Manufacture of corrosive acid or alkali.
(4) 
Manufacture of cement, lime, gypsum, plaster of paris or abrasives.
(5) 
Manufacture of fertilizer, glue or size involving the recovery or refining of products from fish or animal refuse.
(6) 
Manufacture of fireworks, munitions or explosives.
(7) 
Production or refining of petroleum or other flammable liquids.
(8) 
Stockyards or slaughterhouses.
(9) 
Auto wrecking, including junkyards.
(10) 
Any use equivalent to the above.
A. 
Purpose of Land Conservation Districts. Land Conservation Districts are delineated to include those areas where substantial development of the land in the way of buildings or structures is not desirable because of:
(1) 
Special or unusual conditions of topography, drainage, floodplain or other natural conditions, whereby considerable damage to buildings or structures and possible losses of life may occur due to the process of nature, or the lack of proper public facilities or improvements results in the land not being suitable for development at the present time, and where such facilities or improvements must be undertaken on an area-wide rather than individual-parcel basis in order to serve adequately at a reasonable cost to the Town of Waterford.
(2) 
Land which has characteristics that are nonurban in their development, such as cemetaries and lands in the Barge Canal System.
B. 
Permitted uses. To promote these purposes, no land shall be used and no building shall be built, altered or erected to be used for any purpose other than that of:
(1) 
Farms or other agricultural operations, including woodland and reforestation areas, nurseries, greenhouses and usual farm accessory buildings, not including dwellings or buildings housing farm animals or fowl.
(2) 
Parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, golf courses, riding academies, game preserves and other similar uses, including usual accessory buildings.
(3) 
Municipal or public utility buildings or structures.
(4) 
Cemeteries.
(5) 
New York State Barge Canal uses.
C. 
Special permit uses shall be as follows: None.
[Added 8-6-1968]
The following use regulations shall apply in any M-2 Industrial District:
A. 
Permitted uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Laboratories, research, experimental or testing, provided that no operation shall be conducted which may cause hazardous, noxious or offensive conditions in the district in which such laboratory is located.
(2) 
Manufacture, compounding, assembling, fabricating or treatment of articles or merchandise from the following previously prepared materials: fiber, fur, glass, leather, paper, plastics, precious or semiprecious stones or metals, sheet metal not thicker than 18 gauge, textiles, tobacco, wax, wire or wood or silicones.
(3) 
Warehouses or storage facilities, excluding crude oil, petroleum or natural gas storage tanks.
(4) 
Agricultural product packaging, processing or storage facilities except as prohibited under Subsection C of this section.
(5) 
Tool or die manufacture, including precision instruments.
(6) 
Business or advertising signs as regulated under Article V of this chapter.
(7) 
Any use equivalent to the above, but not including any use which may become hazardous, noxious or offensive by reason of the emission of odor, dust, smoke, cinders, gas, fumes, noise, vibration, refuse matter or water-carried waste.
B. 
Special permit uses shall be as follows: None.
[Amended 9-1-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987]
C. 
Uses strictly prohibited shall be as follows:
(1) 
Rendering of grease, tallow or fats.
[Amended 9-1-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987]
(2) 
Manufacture of alcohol or dye.
(3) 
Manufacture of corrosive acid or alkali.
(4) 
Manufacture of cement, lime, gypsum, plaster of paris or abrasive.
(5) 
Manufacture of fertilizer, glue or size involving the recovery or refining of products from fish or animal refuse.
(6) 
Manufacture of fireworks, ammunition or explosives.
(7) 
Production or refining of petroleum or other flammable liquids.
(8) 
Stockyards or slaughterhouses.
(9) 
Auto wrecking, including junkyards.
(10) 
Any use equivalent to the above.