All new land use activities within the Village shall require site plan review and approval before being undertaken, except the following:
Construction or expansion of one-family dwelling and ordinary accessory structures and related residential land use activities.
Landscaping or grading which is not intended to be used in connection with a land use reviewable under the provisions of this chapter.
Ordinary repair or maintenance or interior alterations to existing structures or uses.
Exterior alterations or additions to existing structures which would not increase the square footage of the existing structure by more than 10%.
Nonstructural agricultural or gardening uses.
The sale of agricultural produce and temporary structures related to sale of agricultural produce.
Garage, lawn and porch sales not exceeding three consecutive days or a total of nine days in any calendar year.
Any person uncertain of the applicability of this chapter to a given land use activity may apply in writing to the Planning Board for a written jurisdictional determination.
This chapter does not apply to uses and structures which are lawfully in existence as of the date this chapter becomes effective. Any use which would otherwise be subject to this chapter that has been discontinued for a period of one year or more shall be subject to review pursuant to the terms of this chapter before such use is resumed. Any use or structure shall be considered to be in existence provided that the same has been lawfully and substantially commenced as of the effective date of this chapter and fully constructed and completed within one year from the effective date of this chapter.
This chapter in no way affects the provisions or requirements of any other federal, state or local law or regulations. Where this chapter is in conflict with any other such law or regulation, the more restrictive shall apply.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- One or more persons who live together as a single housekeeping unit and maintain a common household, as distinguished from a group occupying a boarding house, lodging house, club, fraternity or hotel. A family consists of a single person or of two or more persons, whether or not related by blood, marriage or adoption, and may also include domestic servants and gratuitous guests.
- LAND USE ACTIVITY
- Any construction or other activity which materially changes the use or appearance of land or a structure or the intensity of use of land or a structure. "Land use activity" shall explicitly include, but not be limited to, the following: new structures, expansions of existing structures, new uses, material changes in or expansions of existing uses, roads, fences, driveways and mining for the purpose of extracting soils or mineral deposits, and demolitions. Any landscaping or grading which is not intended to be used in connection with another land use, or ordinary repairs or maintenance or interior alterations to existing structures or uses or gardening, shall be permitted land use activities in all districts.
- ONE-FAMILY DWELLING
- A complete self-contained residential unit for permanent habitation by one family only, and containing one or more rooms and facilities for living, including cooking, sleeping and sanitary needs.
- The mean high-water mark of any lake, pond, river or permanent stream.
- Any object constructed, installed or placed on land to facilitate land use and development or subdivision of land, such as buildings, sheds, signs, tanks and any fixtures, additions and alterations thereto.
- STRUCTURE, ACCESSORY
- Any structure designed to accommodate an accessory use but detached from the principal structure, such as a freestanding garage for vehicles accessory to the principal use, a storage shed, garden house or similar facility.
- Not exceeding 90 days per calendar year.
- TWO-FAMILY DWELLING
- Two complete, but separate, self-contained residential units, each intended for permanent habitation by one family only in a single structure having a common wall, roof or ceiling and containing separate rooms and facilities for living, including cooking, sleeping and sanitary needs.
Any term used in this chapter which is not defined hereinabove shall carry its customary meaning unless the context otherwise dictates.