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No action on a violation of an ordinance takes place without a complaint form filed - either by the Village, a resident, or property owner.
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Home Occupations updated 9/18/12
3.08.00 HOME OCCUPATIONS
Home occupations generally include crafts and services such as dressmaker, music teacher, dance instructor, professional artist, physician, surgeon, chiropractor, osteopath, dentist, architect, engineer, lawyer and other professional occupations and services.
Only the resident occupants shall be employed as primary providers of the services offered on the premises. Non-resident support employees and parking therefore may be authorized by the Board of Appeals as a variance.
3.08.03 Portion of dwelling used
The use shall occupy no more than one-quarter (1/4) of the total floor area of the dwelling and shall be be situated entirely within the the dwelling on the premises. In no event shall the occupation reduce actual living space below that established as the current minimum requirement in the district involved.
Sufficient off -street parking shall be provided, which, in no event, shall be less than the parking prescribed in Section 3.16.00 (ie. 2 spaces for each dwelling unit plus two additional spaces)
One sign not exceeding eight (8) square feet in area may be exhibited. Sign must display the name of the person and the service provided. Hours of operation and contact information (phone number and/or web address) are optional. The sign shall not be illuminated.
No merchandise shall be sold or displayed on the premises other than those items crafted thereon or directly related to the service provided thereon.
The appearance of the premises shall be aesthetically compatible with the neighborhood, conforming as closely as possible to a residential use (eg. lawns, shrubbery, trees, backyards, etc.)
_ The following file contains the ORV ordinance for the village of Carsonville. A reminder that this not override any state or county rules.
If any bills for service remain unpaid after thirty (30) days following the due date specified on the bill therefore, the water supply for the lot, parcel of land or premises affected may be cut off and if cut off shall not be turned on again except on payment in full of the delinquent charges therefore, and the fee charged for resumption of service. The Village shall a notice to its customers of intent to terminate service. If payment is not received, or satisfactory arrangements have not been made within seven (7) days after the shut off notice is sent to the consumer, the water service shall be shut off. No water service that has been discontinued because of nonpayment shall be restored until all past due bills are paid or satisfactory arrangements for such payments are made.
Due to the length of this ordinance it is located as a down load file only. Please click below to download or read.
Swimming Pools and Pond Ordinance
All swimming pools and man-made ponds shall be the rear or side yard, not less than five (5) from the rear and side lot lines, enclosed by a four (4) foot fence with a latched gate. All electrical installations or wiring in connection with swimming pools shall conform to the provisions of the National Electrical Code. If service drop conductors or other utility wires cross under or over a proposed pool area, the applicant shall make satisfactory arrangements with the utility involved for the relocation thereof before a permit shall be issued for the construction of the pool. No portion of a swimming pool or associated structure shall be permitted to encroach upon any easement or right-of-way which has been granted for public utility use.
General curfew provisions- condensed
1. Minors under 12 years of age - 10:00 PM - 6:00 AM
2. Minors 12 to 16 (under 17) -11:00 PM -6:00 AM - Sunday through Thursday. 12:00 midnight and 6:00 PM - Friday through Saturday night.
Halloween Curfew - no person under 18 years between 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM October 29, 30, 31, and November 1
Residential Fence Ordinance
9.03.06 Residential Fences
Fences located in residential districts:
a. Shall not exceed four (4) feet in height in the required front yard of setback, and
b. Shall not exceed six (6) feet in height in any part forward from the extreme rear line of the dwelling on the lot if the fence is built on the property line or within five (5) feet thereof, and
c. May be of natural growth, or solidly and attractively constructed of stockade or horizontal wood, cyclone fence, etc.
d. Shall not be of barbed wire or closed construction. Fences located in the rear yard on the lot line or within five (5) feet thereof may be built to a height of eight (8) feet without restriction of solid matter or closed construction.
Sign Ordinance Pleas note the change to the sign ordinance. Thank you
The council has adopted changes to it's animal ordinance . Due to it's length a copy may be downloaded from the following file.
A) Harboring of Chickens
1) With permit, a maximum of six (6) hen chickens may be kept per parcel in the Village for personal use only. Harboring any chickens for business or commercial purposes is strictly prohibited.
2) Roosters shall not be permitted anywhere within the Village limits.
3) There shall be absolutely no outside slaughtering of hen chickens!
B) Required Enclosure
1) All enclosures shall be located a minimum or twenty-five (25) feet from any dwelling on a neighboring parcel.
2) Chickens shall be provided, and remain within, a fully enclosed, fenced shelter or structure in the rear yard. Such area shall be kept clean of any foul or nuisance.
C) District Requirements
1) This ordinance applies to any property in the Residential District.
2) Chickens shall only be kept on parcel with a single family detached structure.
D) Permit Application
1) Completed permit application shall be submitted to the Village Clerk and shall include any site drawings or other required information, and the fee which shall be determined by the Carsonville Annual Fee Ordinance.
2) The Village shall issue a permit where the application is proven to be in compliance with all requirements, regulations, and ordinances.
Approved permit holders shall schedule an inspection within thirty (30) days of permit issuance. Failure to schedule an inspection shall result in automatic revocation of the permit. If an inspection identifies noncompliance with any of the requirements, the permit holder shall have fifteen (15) days to achieve compliance with the requirements or the Village shall revoke the permit and require removal of the chickens.
4) Duration of Permit
Permits shall be valid for up to one (1) year, shall be nontransferable, site-specific and shall expire on December 31st of each year. A person who wishes to continue keeping hen chickens shall be required to obtain a new permit prior to expiration of the previous permit. Application for a new permit shall be pursuant to the procedures and requirements applicable at the time a person applies for a new permit.
Any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Grade A Civil Infraction.
No person shall manufacture, keep, store, sell or give away any fire cracker, squib, sky rocket, roman candle, torpedo, or other fireworks, nor shall any person discharge or set off the same without a permit from the village president.
22.02.08 Snow Removal - All property owners of any lot or premises are hereby required to remove all snow and ice from the sidewalk or in front of or adjacent to his/her lot or premises, and keep same free from obstructions. encroachments, encumbrances, filth, or any other article which may cause harm to any trespasser or nuisance to the public.
22.02.11 Maintenance by the property owner and/or occupant - In case any property owner or occupant fails to keep the said sidewalk in proper condition or fails to remove all snow and ice in front of or adjacent to the premises owned and occupied by him/her, and also fails to keep same free from obstructions, encroachments, encumbrances, filth. or any other nuisances, the Village of Carsonville may do so and charge the costs thereof, after confirmation by the Council, the same as provided in Section22.o2.12 ( the cost shall be established as an assessed lien against the property)
Address Numbers Ordinance
02-3/4/00.00 Posting - Each dwelling or principal building on a parcel of land within the Village shall post the assigned address number. The number must be visible from the road. Whenever a dwelling or principal building is located more than 100 feet from the center of a public road or private road, or otherwise difficult to see from the road, the owner shall post the address number at the point at which the driveway enters the public or private road.
02-3/5.00.00 numerals - Each posted address number shall consist of numerals at least three (3) inches in height and of a contrasting color to the attached surface.
Blight or nuisance means any condition or use of premises or building exteriors which is unsightly or detrimental to the property of others or which causes or tends to cause diminution in value of other property in the neighborhood in which such premises are located. This includes but is not limited to unsheltered storage or keeping or depositing on the premise any of the following:
1. Lumber, junk, refuse, uncontrolled weeds, trash or debris.
2. Highway vehicles not in good and safe operating condition and unlicensed, unused, dismantled, junked and other automobiles, trailers, semi-tractors and semi-trailers.
3. Vehicles, implements, machinery and other equipment and/or personal property which is no longer safely usable for the purpose for which it was manufactured.
4. Abandoned, discarded or unused objects or equipment such as furniture, stoves, refrigerators, freezers, boats, cans, containers or other boxes with outside latches.
5. All abandoned walls, shafts, uncovered basements or similar unauthorized excavations.
6. All substandard housing. For purposes of this article, a building which would require 20 percent of its present value to repair internal and external damage to the structure, paint, roof, plumbing, electrical, mechanical heating, etc., to meet standards for those units or systems is substandard.
Rental registration and inspection
As a general summary - rental properties, whether rented now or to be rented in the future need to be registered and inspected per the following ordinances. This registration and inspection needs to be completed every two years or upon the sale of the rental property.
Failure to register and have rentals inspected is a civil infraction with a fine. Call 657-9400 if you need assistance with this ordinance.