Town of Emmitsburg
300A S. Seton Ave Emmitsburg, Maryland
21727
304-600-6300

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An Ordinance to Amend
Title 17
Of the Code of Emmitsburg
Entitled
Zoning

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Be it Enacted and Ordained by the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Emmitsburg, Maryland that Chapters 17.30 of the Emmitsburg Municipal Code be, and it hereby is, amended as follows:

The amended section of this regulation reads as follows with new language designated by being in BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS, and language being deleted designated by being stricken through.

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Chapter 17.30 C-R Conservation-Recreation District

17.30.010 Intent.

The Conservation-Recreation district is intended to conserve public and private land for the protection of natural resources and stream corridors, recreation, and agricultural or silvicultural use through minimal development and low-impact uses. In general, uses specified in this district do not require additional water capacity, and/or lands in this district do not currently have access to water and sewer infrastructure required to undertake development of uses allowed in other zoning districts.

THE C-R ZONING DISTRICT IS NOT INTENDED TO HAVE PERMANENT PRESERVATION AS ITS PURPOSE. IF, AT SOME FUTURE TIME, ADEQUATE INFRASTRUCTURE AND UTILITIES ARE AVAILABLE, THE TOWN OF EMMITSBURG MAY ELECT TO CHANGE THE ZONING TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL LAND USES. SUCH A CHANGE MAY BE REQUESTED BY THE LANDOWNER, AND CONSIDERED AS PROVIDED IN ARTICLE 66B 4.04, OR MAY BE THE RESULT OF RECOMMENDATIONS ADOPTED DURING A FUTURE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PROCESS.

17.30.020 Uses permitted in the C-R district.
A. Parks, playgrounds, public and private recreational uses, athletic fields, hiking or bicycle trails;
B. Forest management;
C. Tree nursery;
D. Educational programs;
E. Agriculture;
F. Game, wildlife, and nature study preserves;
G. Municipal public works, such as, but not limited to flood control, water supply facilities, sewage treatment facilities; and
H. Accessory structures.

17.30.030 Reserved

17.30.040 Required lot area, lot width and yards in Conservation-Recreation district
Required lot areas, lot width and yards in the C-R district are as follows
A. Minimum area: none specified
B. Front yard: fifty (50) feet;
C. Rear yard: fifty (50) feet;
D. Side yard: twenty (20) feet

17.30.050 Accessory uses.
In the C-R district, accessory uses are as follows:
A. General signs. See chapter 15.16

Be it Further Resolved, Enacted and Ordained that this Ordinance shall take effect on the date on which the Mayor approves the Ordinance after passing by the Board of Commissioners or on the date on which the Board of Commissioners pass the Ordinance over the veto of the Mayor.

Passed this _____ day of _____________, 2011, by a vote of _____ for, _____against, _____ absent, and _____ abstain.

 

 

 

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