ARTICLE 4.5.  HOME BASED ACTIVITIESlinklink

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8.4.501: HOME OCCUPATIONS:
8.4.502: BED AND BREAKFAST INNS:
8.4.503: AUTOMOTIVE HOBBY ACTIVITIES:
8.4.504: COTTAGE INDUSTRIES:
8.4.505: NONCOMMERCIAL KENNELS:

8.4.501: HOME OCCUPATIONS: linklink


A home occupation is an occupation, profession, or craft which is clearly incidental to the residential use of a site. Home occupations shall be subject to the following standards:


A. The home occupation shall be conducted by an immediate member of the family residing within the dwelling on the site.


B. There shall be no more than one individual employed at the site who does not live in the dwelling on the site.


C. The home occupation may be conducted in any accessory building on the site and in no more than one-half (1/2) of the floor area of the building housing the primary use. No home occupation shall be allowed on a site where the primary use has not been established.


D. The home occupation shall be of a nature that does not generate retail business or have customer traffic on a regular basis. An equipment storage facility where more than one employee arrives at the site to pick up equipment, then leaves to work off site, shall not be permitted as a home occupation, but instead must be permitted as a cottage industry pursuant to section 8.4.504 of this article.


E. Storage of equipment, inventory, or work related items other than vehicles, shall be within the residence or a permitted accessory building. Outdoor storage is prohibited. A special notice permit is required for storage within a cargo container or trailer in zones where such storage is permitted; otherwise, such storage is prohibited. (Ord. 493, 6-9-2016)

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8.4.502: BED AND BREAKFAST INNS: linklink

Bed and breakfast inns shall be subject to the following standards:


A. Maximum of five (5) rooms for lodging of paying guests.


B. Must provide off street automobile parking space for each guestroom, as well as all vehicles owned by permanent residents.


C. Wedding ceremonies and receptions are allowed, provided that a total of no more than twenty five (25) persons will be on the premises at any given time.


D. No commercial uses are permitted except as provided in this section. (Ord. 493, 6-9-2016)

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8.4.503: AUTOMOTIVE HOBBY ACTIVITIES: linklink

Automotive hobby activities involve the restoration, maintenance, repair, or preservation of motor vehicles, and similar activities. Automotive hobby activities shall be subject to the following standards:


A. No commercial retail or wholesale sales of automotive parts or supplies shall be conducted.


B. A property owner or person who resides on the property may sell vehicles that he or she owns which have been restored, maintained, repaired, or preserved in conjunction with lawful automotive hobby activities. No other commercial restoration, repair, preservation or maintenance of motor vehicles shall be conducted.


C. The site shall be maintained in an orderly manner so as to prevent the creation of a public nuisance or a health hazard.


D. Not more than two (2) inoperable, dismantled, or unregistered motor vehicles may be visible from ground level on any adjacent property. All other inoperable, dismantled, or unregistered motor vehicles shall be covered, stored behind a one hundred percent (100%) sight obscuring fence or hedge which is not less than six feet (6') in height, or stored within a completely enclosed building.


E. All inoperable, dismantled, or unregistered motor vehicles, and parts thereof, which are being kept on the site in conjunction with automotive hobby activities shall be necessary and wanted. Once inoperable, dismantled, or unregistered automobiles, or parts thereof, are no longer necessary or wanted, the automobile or parts shall be removed from the site for proper disposal. (Ord. 493, 6-9-2016)

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8.4.504: COTTAGE INDUSTRIES: linklink

A cottage industry is a commercial use of a residential parcel which is more intensive than a home occupation but is still incidental to the residential use of the site. Cottage industries shall be subject to the following standards:


A. Staff: The cottage industry may be operated by immediate members of the family residing within the dwelling on the site, plus no more than five (5) employees.


B. Where Conducted: The cottage industry may be conducted in any accessory building on the site and in no more than one-half (1/2) of the floor area of the building housing the primary use. No cottage industry shall be permitted on a site where the primary use has not been established.


C. Sales: On site retail and wholesale sales shall be limited to products produced or assembled on site, plus other sales which are clearly incidental to the operation of the cottage industry.


D. Deliveries: Deliveries may be made by any means; however, delivery by semitrailer is permitted only if the parcel has direct access to a paved public road.


E. Storage:

1. Except as otherwise permitted in this subsection, storage of equipment, inventory, or work related items other than vehicles shall be within the residence or an accessory building, and outdoor storage is prohibited.

2. The director may approve contractor storage as part of a cottage industry permit. In such cases, storage shall comply with the requirements of section 8.4.605 of this chapter unless an alternative method of compliance is approved pursuant to section 8.4.606 of this chapter.

3. A special notice permit is required for storage within a cargo container or trailer in zones where such storage is permitted; otherwise, such storage is prohibited.


F. Permit Procedure: Cottage industries may be established only upon the issuance of a cottage industry permit by the director.

1. The permit application shall be on a form provided by the department and shall include a site plan, a narrative describing the proposed use in detail, and an affidavit attesting to the validity of the information provided.

2. The procedure for approval of a cottage industry permit shall be as set forth in section 8.8.204 of this title.

3. Upon review of the information provided, the director shall determine if the minimum requirements have been met and either approve or deny the permit application.

4. The decision of the director to grant or deny a cottage industry permit may be appealed to the board in accordance with chapter 8, article 8.5 of this title. (Ord. 493, 6-9-2016)

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8.4.505: NONCOMMERCIAL KENNELS: linklink


A. Zones permitted: Agricultural, rural, agricultural suburban.


B. All noncommercial kennels shall adhere to the applicable provisions of this title and to the applicable provisions of title 5, chapter 1 of this code.


C. All noncommercial kennels shall have passed all necessary inspections performed by the animal control division of the Kootenai County sheriff's office, and must possess a valid kennel license issued by the board.


D. Adequate fencing shall be provided to restrain animals from running at large. At a minimum, the animals shall be enclosed within a six foot (6') fence or wall. Electronic fences shall not be used as the sole method of restraining animals.


E. Noncommercial kennels located in the rural or agricultural suburban zones shall provide visual screening to buffer adjacent land uses if existing visual screening is insufficient to accomplish that purpose.


F. No commercial activities shall be permitted. (Ord. 493, 6-9-2016)

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