Zoning Updates

Date: 
05/22/20

On November 19, 2019, the Village of Minster Council passed Ordinance 2019-10-01, which enacted revisions to the official zoning code of the village. Among the various revisions were changes to the parking and storing requirements for recreational vehicles in residential districts within the village. These revisions were recommended by the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning Commission and went into effect on December 19, 2019.

The off-street parking of recreational vehicles, which are defined as boats and/or boat trailers, other vehicles designed for traveling on water, pick-up campers or coaches, motorized dwellings, tent trailers, travel trailers, cargo trailers, utility trailers or any trailer drawn by another motor vehicle which is used to transport equipment or material are permitted in Residential Districts subject to the following conditions:

  1. None of the above-mentioned vehicles shall be parked in the required front or in front of the building setback line in the side yard for more than twenty-four (24) hours, which allows for temporary loading and unloading.
  1. No more than one (1) recreational vehicle shall be permitted to be stored outside on a parcel.
  1. All recreational vehicles must be registered and licensed (if applicable) exclusively to one of the permanent occupants of the residence where the recreational vehicle is located.
  1. All recreational vehicles less than thirty (30) feet may be parked in the rear yard or behind the front building setback line in the side yards, so long as such parking for the purpose of storage is not in the required seven and half foot (7.5) side yard setback. If the rear or side yard of one lot abuts another residential lot than any recreational vehicle shall be parked at least 7.5 feet from the rear property line of the first lot.
  1. No such recreational equipment shall have permanent connections to electricity, gas, water, or sanitary sewer facilities, nor shall such equipment be used as a dwelling in any case.
  1. All recreational vehicles shall be kept in good repair and where applicable carry a current year’s license plate and registration.
  1. All recreational vehicles shall be parked on an improved parking surface which includes a minimum of gravel, concrete, chip and seal or asphalt.

 

The Village would like to remind residents that those who own a recreational vehicle should begin to make arrangements to comply with these new regulations immediately.  

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