Changes since October 3rd Public Hearing
The Steering Committee has heard and considered the comments made at the October 3 public hearing, as well as on chikamingzoning.com and in other written correspondence, and has made the following revisions to the draft Ordinance:
Property owners in the R-1-W district may erect a sign up to two feet tall and up to two square feet in area within the required 150 foot setback from Lake Michigan (Section 5.01.C.2.a.iii).
There is no limit on the number of pets permitted on a lot (Section 7.07.A).
The Zoning Administrator shall report any property determined to be in violation of the Humane Society’s Standards of Care to Berrien County Animals Control (Section 7.07.G)
“Non-Commercial Kennels” have been re-named “Rescue/Foster/Personal Kennels” to more clearly demonstrate the purpose of non-commercial kennels (Section 7.07.E)
Breeding Kennels are permitted by Special Use in AG, and prohibited in R-2, C, C-I, and all other districts (Section 3.01)
The maximum height of a fence is 8 feet (previously, it was 6 feet). (Section 11.02.A.1)
Single Family Homes and Detached Unit Resorts are permitted uses in C-H. (Section 3.01)
Planned Unit Developments in residential districts must have a minimum size of five acres. (Section 15.02.A).
Outdoor dining areas may have music playing (Section 6.19.A.3)
The Township is not exempt from the prohibition on electronic message signs (Section 12.04.B.23)