Town of Fort Edward, NY
Washington County
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A. 
Lot frontage. The minimum lot frontage of any lot shall be measured along the minimum building setback line as required for the district in which it is located.
B. 
Corner lots. At all street intersections, no obstruction to vision which is a hazard to vehicular movement exceeding 30 inches in height above the established grade of the street at the property line shall be erected or maintained on any lot within the triangle formed by the street lot lines of such lot and a line drawn between points along such street lot lines 30 feet distant from their points of intersection.
C. 
Required area or space cannot be reduced. The area or dimension of any lot, yard, parking area or other space shall not be reduced to less than the minimum required by this chapter; and, if already less than the minimum required by this chapter, said area or dimension may be continued and shall not be further reduced.
D. 
Minimum lot size for two-or-more-family dwellings. Lots to be developed with private water supply and sewage disposal systems or private sewage disposal systems for two or-more-family dwelling structures may require larger lot sizes and widths than are specified because of unusual subsoil or geological conditions found to exist on the particular location in question. In such cases, the minimum lot area otherwise required shall be increased, where necessary, to the extent required to allow the proposed water and/or sewerage installation to operate effectively in order to protect the public health, safety and welfare. Detailed plans for such water and/or sewerage systems shall be submitted to the Zoning Administrator and/or Building Inspector and approved by them before a zoning permit shall be issued. The suitability of the proposed systems shall conform to the standards of New York State Department of Health.
[Amended 6-27-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988]
Height limitations stipulated elsewhere in this chapter shall not apply to open amusement uses, church spires, belfries, cupolas and domes, monuments, water towers, chimneys, smokestacks, flagpoles, radio and television towers, masts and aerials; or to parapet walls, except that no parapet wall may extend more than four feet above the limiting height of the building, or to farm buildings or structures on farms, provided that these farm buildings are not less than 20 feet from every lot line.
A. 
Front yard exception. When a vacant lot is situated between two improved lots, each having a principal building within 25 feet of any side lot line of such unimproved lot, and when both such improved lots contain principal structures which do not conform to the minimum front yard setbacks in that district, the front yard requirements of the unimproved lot may be reduced to the greater of the two front yard setbacks of the adjoining improved lots but in no case shall be less than 10 feet. However, where any lot shall front on a right-of-way which is proposed on the Official Map of the Town of Fort Edward to be widened, the front yard shall be measured from such proposed future right-of-way.
B. 
Additional yards required where C-1 and M-1 uses abut R Districts. All uses permitted in C-1 or M-1 Districts, which abut, at the lot line or on the same street, an R District, shall provide yards where they abut at least the minimum yard requirements in accordance with such R Districts.
Minimum yard regulations for accessory structures shall be as follows:
A. 
Unattached accessory structures in R Districts. Accessory structures which are not attached to a principal structure may be erected in accordance with the following restrictions:
(1) 
No accessory structure is located closer than 10 feet to the side and rear lot lines.
(2) 
No accessory structure is located closer to the street than the street wall of the principal structure.
(3) 
No accessory structure is located closer to a principal structure than 10 feet.
B. 
Attached accessory structures in R Districts. When an accessory structure is attached to the principal building, it shall comply in all respects with the requirements of this chapter applicable to the principal buildings.
Any use which is in, abuts, is adjacent to or is less than 50 feet from any R District and which is not conducted within a completely enclosed building, such as junkyards, storage yards, lumber and building materials yards and parking lots and like uses shall be entirely enclosed by a fence or landscaping sufficient to effectively shield such uses. This section shall not apply to nurseries and the display sales purposes of new or used cars, trucks, trailers, bicycles, motorcycles or farm equipment.
[Added 8-14-1989 by L.L. No. 6-1989]
A. 
General prohibitions.
(1) 
No marina shall be operated within the Town of Fort Edward without first obtaining a site plan review permit from the Town of Fort Edward.
(2) 
No marina shall be used for the importation or transportation of garbage, water products, junk or hazardous waste into the Town of Fort Edward, excepting that refuse produced at the marina in the normal course of business.
B. 
Specific standards. Marinas operated within the Town of Fort Edward shall provide the following:
(1) 
Restrooms for the use of its customers or clientele.
(2) 
Trash disposal receptacles sufficient to accommodate all trash generated by the marina's customers or clientele and maintained in a clean and usable condition.
(3) 
Adequate parking spaces as determined by § 108-23O of the Zoning Chapter of the Town of Fort Edward.
(4) 
An identification number corresponding to the permit number assigned to the owner of the wharf or wharves under permit. This number is to be displayed in such a manner that it is readily visible from the water.
(5) 
A maintenance program sufficient to keep all wharves, adjacent shoreline, water and lake bottom clean of debris.
(6) 
A plan that minimizes the project's visual impact and avoids any navigational hazards.
(7) 
A plan designed to avoid damage to the environment due to leakage or spills of fuels, lubricants, waste products or other pollutants.
C. 
Additionally, marinas operating within the Town of Fort Edward shall be subject to the following standards:
(1) 
A dockominium facility shall be considered a marina and therefore subject to all the provisions of this chapter and also the following standards.
(2) 
A quicklaunch facility, as herein defined, shall be considered a marina and therefore subject to all the provisions of this chapter and also the following standards:
(a) 
All provisions for vessel storage, launching, docking and parking for cars and trailers shall be located on the same one lot.
(b) 
The quicklaunching of vessels shall be limited to 20% of the maximum number of vessels that could be stored.