The purpose and intent of this article is to provide for the regulation of nonconforming buildings, structures, land, and other uses and to specify those circumstances and conditions under which such nonconforming buildings, structures, land, and uses shall be permitted to continue.
Any nonconforming building, structure, land, or other use which existed lawfully at the time of the adoption of this chapter and which remains nonconforming, and any such building, structure, land, or other use which shall become nonconforming upon the adoption or amendment of this chapter, is subject to the regulations which follow:
A nonconforming use may be changed once to another nonconforming use of the same or greater restriction, but shall not thereafter be changed again to another nonconforming use.
If a nonconforming use of a building or premises is discontinued for a period of 12 months, any future use of the building or premises shall conform to the regulations for the district in which it is located. Existing farming operations shall be exempt from these restrictions.
Once a nonconforming use or structure has been changed to conform, it shall not revert back to a nonconforming use or structure.
Repairs and alterations may be made to a nonconforming building or structure, provided the respective structure is not added to or enlarged in size.
No building or structure shall be moved in whole or in part to any other location on the same lot or any other lot in the zone district, unless every portion of such building or structure which is moved shall conform to the zone district requirements.
No principal building, accessory building, or structure shall be moved from one zone district to another zone district unless so authorized by the Town Board.
When a nonconforming use of structure is damaged by violent wind, vandalism, fire, flood, ice, snow, mold or infestation, to the extent of more than 60% of its current assessed value, it shall not be restored except as to comply with the use provisions of this ordinance and to the same size, location and use it had immediately prior to the damage.