City of Trenton, MO
Grundy County
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[R.O. 2011 §400.485; Ord. No. 01-10 §1(10.01), 4-9-2001; Ord. No. 04-25 §1, 7-26-2004]
Except as hereinafter provided, the following requirements shall be adhered to unless a conditional use permit and/or a variance is granted by the Planning Commission and City Council in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter.
[R.O. 2011 §400.490; Ord. No. 01-10 §1(10.02), 4-9-2001; Ord. No. 04-25 §1, 7-26-2004]
No yard or lot existing at the time of passage of this Chapter shall be reduced in size or area below the minimum requirements set forth herein. Yards or lots created after the effective date of this Chapter shall meet at least the minimum requirements established by this Chapter.
[R.O. 2011 §400.495; Ord. No. 01-10 §1(10.03), 4-9-2001; Ord. No. 04-25 §1, 7-26-2004]
The required yard space for each building, structure or use shall fall entirely upon land within a district or districts in which the use is permitted.
[R.O. 2011 §400.500; Ord. No. 01-10 §1(10.04), 4-9-2001; Ord. No. 04-25 §1, 7-26-2004]
A. 
The following projections may be permitted into any front, rear or side yard:
1. 
Cornices, sills, eaves and other ornamental features to a distance of not more than two (2) feet six (6) inches.
2. 
Fire escapes to a distance of not more than four (4) feet six (6) inches.
3. 
Uncovered stairways and necessary landings to a distance of not more than four (4) feet six (6) inches; provided such stair and landing shall not extend above the entrance floor of the building except for a railing not to exceed three (3) feet in height.
4. 
Bay windows and chimneys to a distance of not more than three (3) feet, provided that such features do not occupy, in the aggregate, more than one-third (1/3) the length of feet in height.
5. 
Terraces and uncovered porches, when constructed more than six (6) inches above the ground level at the nearest lot line, to a distance of not more than two (2) feet six (6) inches, provided said terraces and porches do not extend more than three (3) feet above the floor level of the ground story.
6. 
Canopies to a distance of not more than two (2) feet six (6) inches.
7. 
Balconies, in "R" Districts, to a distance of not more than three (3) feet into yards of less than twenty (20) feet and to a distance of not more than six (6) feet into yards of more than twenty (20) feet; provided that said balconies do not occupy, in the aggregate, more than one-third (1/3) the length of the building on which they are located.
[R.O. 2011 §400.505; Ord. No. 01-10 §1(10.05), 4-9-2001; Ord. No. 04-25 §1, 7-26-2004; Ord. No. 2018-63, 9-10-2018]
A. 
The purpose of the current International Swimming Pool and Spa Code is to establish minimum standards to provide a reasonable level of safety and protection of health, property and public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, installation, quality of materials, location and maintenance or use of pools and spas.
1. 
Barrier requirements for private swimming pools, open tanks, hot tubs and spas containing water more than twenty-four (24) inches in depth must be completely surrounded by a fence or barrier at least forty-eight (48) inches in height above the finished ground level measured on the side of the barrier away from the pool. Openings in barrier shall not allow passage of a four (4) inch diameter sphere. Gates and doors in such barriers shall be self-closing and self-latching. Where the self-latching device is less than fifty-four (54) inches above the bottom of the gate, the release mechanism shall be located on the pool side of the gate.
a. 
Exception: Spas or hot tubs with a safety cover that complies with ASTM F 1346 shall be exempt from barrier requirements.
2. 
All installations and placement of pools will comply with the current Unified Development Ordinance and International Swimming Pool and Spa Code.
[R.O. 2011 §§400.510, 400.607; Ord. No. 01-10 §1(10.06), (12.03), 4-9-2001; Ord. No. 04-25 §1, 7-26-2004]
A. 
Temporary buildings/residences that are used in conjunction with construction work only may be permitted in any district during the period that the building is being constructed, but such temporary buildings/residences shall be removed upon completion of the construction work.
B. 
Permits for temporary residences to be occupied pending the construction, repair or renovation of the permanent residential building on a site shall expire within six (6) months after the date of issuance, except that the Administrator may renew such permit for one (1) additional period not to exceed three (3) months if he or she determines that such renewal is reasonably necessary to allow the proposed occupants of the permanent residential building to complete the construction, repair, renovation or restoration work necessary to make such building habitable.
[R.O. 2011 §400.515; Ord. No. 01-10 §1(10.07), 4-9-2001; Ord. No. 04-25 §1, 7-26-2004]
Notwithstanding any other ordinance provisions to the contrary, on a lot occupied by a church or other building in which persons congregate or which is designed, arranged, remodeled or normally used for the congregation of persons in numbers in excess of twenty-five (25), the width of each side or rear yard shall be not less than twenty-five (25) feet.
[R.O. 2011 §400.520; Ord. No. 01-10 §1(10.08), 4-9-2001; Ord. No. 04-25 §1, 7-26-2004]
A. 
On a corner lot, no fence or other structure more than three and one-half (3½) feet in height above the plane of the established grades of the street shall be erected on any part of the front yard or side yard herein established that is included within the street lines of intersecting streets and a line connecting such street lines at a point which is twenty (20) feet from their point of intersection, measured along such street lines and no planting of foliage shall be placed or maintained within such area that in the judgment of the Zoning Administrator will materially obstruct the view of a driver or a vehicle approaching the street intersection.
B. 
No fence which is more than six (6) feet in height above the plane of the finished grade of the lots at the division line between lots shall be erected along such division line unless no part of such fence is within twenty (20) feet of any residence building on such lot or abutting lot and in no instance shall the fence be nearer than five (5) feet to any street line.
[R.O. 2011 §400.525; Ord. No. 01-10 §1(10.09), 4-9-2001; Ord. No. 04-25 §1, 7-26-2004; Ord. No. 10-1 §1, 1-11-2010; Ord. No. 2020-6, 1-13-2020]
A. 
No person shall maintain, install, construct, erect or permit on any property within the City, except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, the parking or standing of a trailer intended for or used for lodging, dwelling or sleeping or any small houses, known as "cabins," for the use of transient or permanent guests for lodging, dwelling or sleeping for a period exceeding seven (7) days.
B. 
No person shall store or park a trailer, camper or recreational vehicle in the following manner:
1. 
Outside of his/her property lines;
2. 
When, in the judgment of the Zoning Administrator, said trailer, camper or recreational vehicle would obstruct the view of the driver of a vehicle approaching the street intersection or existing driveway.
[R.O. 2011 §400.530; Ord. No. 01-10 §1(10.10), 4-9-2001; Ord. No. 04-25 §1, 7-26-2004]
All modular homes set or placed in the City of Trenton for human occupancy (not including such modular homes set out for display at a sales yard or as a temporary demonstration model) shall be set on a permanent foundation as defined herein. Mobile homes as defined herein shall be set with anchoring devices that conform with Chapter 700, RSMo.
[R.O. 2011 §400.535; Ord. No. 01-10 §1(10.11), 4-9-2001; Ord. No. 04-25 §1, 7-26-2004]
Mobile homes as defined herein are not allowed in the City of Trenton except in mobile home parks or in planned unit subdivision by issuance of a permit.
[R.O. 2011 §400.540; Ord. No. 01-10 §1(10.12), 4-9-2001; Ord. No. 04-25 §1, 7-26-2004]
The Zoning Administrator, upon instructions from the City Council, shall have the authority to petition the Circuit Court for injunctive relief against continued violations of any of the provisions of this Chapter.