Chapter 18.160
CONDITIONAL USES

Sections:

18.160.010    Authorization to grant or deny conditional uses.

18.160.020    General criteria.

18.160.030    General conditions.

18.160.040    Permit and improvements assurance.

18.160.050    Standards governing conditional uses.

18.160.060    Procedure for taking action on conditional use application.

18.160.070    Permit expiration dates.

18.160.080    Occupancy permit.

18.160.010 Authorization to grant or deny conditional uses.

A conditional use listed in this title shall be permitted, altered or denied in accordance with the standards and procedures of this title and this chapter by action of the planning director or planning commission. In the case of a use existing prior to the effective date of the ordinance codified in this title and classified in this title as a conditional use, a change in use or in lot area or an alteration of structure shall conform with the requirements for a conditional use. (Ord. 236 § 3 (Exh. C), 2010; Ord. 18 § 6.010, 2003)

18.160.020 General criteria.

In judging whether or not a conditional use proposal shall be approved or denied, the planning director or planning commission shall weigh the proposal’s appropriateness and desirability or the public convenience or necessity to be served against any adverse conditions that would result from authorizing the particular development at the location proposed and, to approve such use, shall find that the following criteria are either met, can be met by observance of conditions, or are not applicable:

(1) The proposal will be consistent with the comprehensive plan and the objectives of the zoning ordinance and other applicable policies and regulations of the county.

(2) Taking into account location, size, design and operation characteristics, the proposal will have minimal adverse impact on the (a) livability, (b) value and (c) appropriate development of abutting properties and the surrounding area compared to the impact of development that is permitted outright.

(3) The location and design of the site and structures for the proposal will be as attractive as the nature of the use and its setting warrant.

(4) The proposal will preserve assets of particular interest to the county.

(5) The applicant has a bona fide intent and capability to develop and use the land as proposed and has some appropriate purpose for submitting the proposal, and is not motivated solely by such purposes as the alteration of property values for speculative purposes. (Ord. 236 § 3 (Exh. C), 2010; Ord. 18 § 6.020, 2003)

18.160.030 General conditions.

In addition to the standards and conditions set forth in a specific zone, this chapter, and other applicable regulations, in permitting a new conditional use or the alteration of an existing conditional use, the planning director or planning commission may impose conditions which it finds necessary to avoid a detrimental impact and to otherwise protect the best interests of the surrounding area or the county as a whole. These conditions may include the following:

(1) Limiting the manner in which the use is conducted including restricting the time an activity may take place and restraints to minimize such environmental effects as noise, vibration, air pollution, glare and odor.

(2) Establishing a special yard or other open space or lot area or dimension.

(3) Limiting the height, size or location of a building or other structure.

(4) Designating the size, number, location and nature of vehicle access points.

(5) Increasing the amount of street dedication, roadway width or improvements within the street right-of-way.

(6) Designating the size, location, screening, drainage, surfacing or other improvement of a parking area or loading area.

(7) Limiting or otherwise designating the number, size, location, height and lighting of signs.

(8) Limiting the location and intensity of outdoor lighting and requiring its shielding.

(9) Requiring diking, screening, landscaping or another facility to protect adjacent or nearby property and designating standards for its installation and maintenance.

(10) Designating the size, height, location and materials for a fence.

(11) Protecting and preserving existing trees, vegetation, water resources, wildlife habitat or other significant natural resources.

(12) Other conditions necessary to permit the development of the county in conformity with the intent and purpose of this title and the policies of the comprehensive plan. (Ord. 236 § 3 (Exh. C), 2010; Ord. 18 § 6.030, 2003)

18.160.040 Permit and improvements assurance.

The commission may require an applicant to furnish the county with an agreement and security in accordance with CCC 17.40.080 and 17.40.090 that the planning director or planning commission deems necessary to guarantee development in accordance with the standards established and the conditions attached in granting a conditional use permit. (Ord. 296 § 11 (Exh. I), 2016; Ord. 236 § 3 (Exh. C), 2010; Ord. 18 § 6.040, 2003)

18.160.050 Standards governing conditional uses.

A conditional use shall comply with the standards of the zones in which it is located and with the standards and conditions set forth in this section.

(1) Airports, Aircraft Landing Fields, Aircraft Charter, Rental, Service and Maintenance Facilities Not Located in an Aircraft Approach Zone. The planning director or planning commission shall find that the location and site design of the proposed facility will not be hazardous to the safety and general welfare of surrounding properties, and that the location will not unnecessarily restrict existing and future development of surrounding lands as designated by the comprehensive plan.

(2) Automobile Wrecking Yard or Junkyard. In considering a conditional use application for an automobile wrecking yard or junkyard, the planning director or planning commission shall require that it be enclosed and screened from public view by a sight-obscuring fence not less than six feet in height. If applicable, the planning director or planning commission shall be assured that the proposal is in conformance with applicable state regulations.

(3) Cemeteries. The planning director or planning commission shall require evidence and shall find that the terrain and soil types of a proposed location are suitable for interment, and that the nature of the subsoil and drainage will not have a detrimental effect on ground water sources or domestic water supplies in the area of the proposed use.

(4) Church, Hospital, Nursing Home, Convalescent Home, Retirement Home.

(a) Such uses may be authorized as a conditional use only after consideration of the following factors:

(i) Sufficient area provided for the building, required yards and off-street parking (related structures and uses such as a manse, parochial school or parish house are considered separate principal uses and additional lot area shall be required therefor).

(ii) Location of the site relative to the service area.

(iii) Probable growth and needs therefor.

(iv) Site location relative to land uses in the vicinity.

(v) Adequacy of access to and from principal streets together with the probable effect on the traffic volumes of abutting and nearby streets.

(b) Such uses or related buildings shall be at least 30 feet from a side or rear lot line.

(c) Such uses may be built to exceed the height limitations of the zone in which they are located to a maximum height of 50 feet if the total floor area of the building does not exceed the area of the parcel or lot and if the yard dimensions in each case are equal to at least two-thirds of the height of the principal structure.

(5) Clinics, Clubs, Lodges, Fraternal Organizations, Community Centers and Grange Halls, Golf Courses, Grounds and Buildings for Games or Sports, Country Clubs, Swimming, Boating, Tennis Clubs, and Similar Activities, Governmental Structures and Land Use, Parks, Playgrounds. In considering the above, the planning director or planning commission may authorize the conditional use after assurance that the following is to be provided:

(a) Adequate access from principal streets.

(b) Adequate off-street parking.

(c) Adequate building and site design provisions to minimize noise and glare from the building and site.

(6) Dog Pounds and Kennels. The planning director or planning commission may allow dog pounds or kennels as a conditional use based upon:

(a) Noise requiring sound proofing insulation of the structure.

(b) Smell or odor.

(c) Number of animals for the area and the distance from the nearest neighbor and structure.

(d) Adequate facilities for the number of animals, square feet per animal including exercise area.

(e) Access road and parking.

(f) Shall comply with any additional conditions of approval established by the approval authority under CCC 18.160.030.

(7) Home occupations, when permitted as a conditional use and conducted as an accessory use, shall be subject to the following limitations:

(a) In all nonexclusive farm use zones and in the county’s EFU 1 and 2 (exclusive farm use) zones on parcels 20 acres or less:

(i) The home occupation is to be secondary to the main use of the property as a residence and shall be conducted only by the residents of such dwelling within the same dwelling or in an accessory building on the same property.

(ii) Structural alterations shall be allowed to accommodate the home occupation when required by law or only after the plans for such alterations have been reviewed and approved by the planning director or planning commission. Such structural alterations shall not detract from the outward appearance of the building or change the appearance of the building from a dwelling or otherwise permitted accessory building.

(iii) One nonilluminated sign not to exceed six square feet and bearing only the name and occupation of the resident shall be permitted.

(iv) No materials or mechanical equipment shall be allowed which are detrimental to residential use of the property or adjoining residences because of vibration, noise, dust, smoke, odor, interference with radio or television reception or other factors.

(v) No materials or commodities shall be delivered to or from the property, which are of such bulk or quantity as to require delivery by a commercial vehicle or trailer not including a licensed parcel service (such as, but not limited to, UPS, Systems 99 and FedEx) or the United States Mail. All parking of allowed delivery vehicles or customer vehicles shall be in a manner and frequency as to cause no disturbance or inconvenience to nearby residents. The proposed home occupation should allow for on-site parking.

(vi) Home occupations shall not include freight depots, building materials business, ice or cold storage plants, machine shop or related activities, veterinary clinics, kennels, laboratories, storage of hazardous chemicals, any processes requiring the rendering of fats or oils, animal slaughtering, concrete or redi-mix manufacture or distribution plants, wrecking yards, quarries, gravel pits, subsurface or surface mining, commercial feed lot, stock yards, railroad facilities, lumber and other wood products manufacturing, agricultural product storage and processing plants, bulk petroleum products storage and distribution or any other manufacturing process which would violate subsection (7)(a)(v) of this section.

(vii) Only one person may be employed other than members of the immediate family.

(viii) The home occupation shall be limited to 30 percent of the dwelling or 400 square feet, whichever is less.

(ix) For any use permitted by this section on a lot adjacent to or across the street from a residential use or lot in a residential zone, there shall not be any odor, dust, fumes, glare, flashing lights, noise, or other similar types of possible nuisances which are perceptible (without instruments) more than 200 feet in the direction of the affected residential use or lot in a residential zone.

(x) Shall comply with any additional condition of approval established by the approval authority under CCC 18.160.030.

(xi) A bed and breakfast facility that is operated in association with a winery or cider business and is sited as a home occupation on the same tract as a winery or cider business established pursuant to CCC 18.16.050 is permitted to:

(A) Serve meals at the bed and breakfast facility or at the winery or cider business; and

(B) Prepare and serve up to two meals per day to the registered guests of the bed and breakfast facility.

(b) In the county’s EFU 1 and 2 zones on parcels greater than 20 acres:

(i) The home occupation is to be secondary to the main use of the property as a residence and shall be conducted only by the residents of such dwelling within the same dwelling or in an accessory building on the same property.

(ii) Structural alterations shall be allowed to accommodate the home occupation when required by law or only after the plans for such alterations have been reviewed and approved by the planning commission. Such structural alterations shall not detract from the outward appearance of the building or change the appearance of the building from a dwelling or otherwise permitted accessory building.

(iii) One nonilluminated sign not to exceed six square feet and bearing only the name and occupation of the resident shall be permitted.

(iv) No materials or mechanical equipment shall be allowed which are detrimental to residential use of the property or adjoining residences because of vibration, noise, dust, smoke, odor, interference with radio or television reception or other factors.

(v) All parking of allowed delivery vehicles or customer vehicles shall be in a manner and frequency as to cause no disturbance or inconvenience to nearby residents. The proposed home occupation should allow for on-site parking.

(vi) No more than five full-time or part-time persons may be employed.

(vii) Shall not unreasonably interfere with residential uses permitted in the zone in which the property is located.

(viii) For any use permitted by this section on a lot adjacent to or across the street from a residential use or lot in a residential zone, there shall not be any odor, dust, fumes, glare, flashing lights, noise, or other similar types of possible nuisances which are perceptible (without instruments) more than 200 feet in the direction of the affected residential use or lot in a residential zone.

(ix) Shall comply with any additional conditions or approval established by the approval authority under CCC 18.160.030.

(x) A bed and breakfast facility that is operated in association with a winery or cider business and is sited as a home occupation on the same tract as a winery or cider business established pursuant to CCC 18.16.050 is permitted to:

(A) Serve meals at the bed and breakfast facility or at the winery or cider business; and

(B) Prepare and serve up to two meals per day to the registered guests of the bed and breakfast facility.

(c) In the county’s EFU-3 zone, a home occupation shall:

(i) Be operated by a resident or employee of a resident of the property on which the business is located.

(ii) Employ on the site no more than five full-time or part-time persons at any given time.

(iii) Be operated substantially in:

(A) The dwelling; or

(B) Other buildings normally associated with uses permitted in the zone in which the property is located, except that such other buildings may not be utilized as bed and breakfast facilities or rental units unless they are legal residences.

(iv) Not unreasonably interfere with other uses permitted in the zone in which the property is located.

(v) When a bed and breakfast facility is sited as a home occupation on the same tract as a winery or cidery established pursuant to CCC 18.16.050 and is operated in association with the winery:

(A) The bed and breakfast facility may prepare and serve two meals per day to the registered guests of the bed and breakfast facility; and

(B) The meals may be served at the bed and breakfast facility or at the winery or cidery.

(vi) The home occupation shall be accessory to an existing, permanent dwelling on the same parcel.

(vii) No materials or mechanical equipment shall be used which will be detrimental to the residential use of the property or adjoining residences because of vibration, noise, dust, smoke, odor, interference with radio or television reception, or other factors.

(viii) All off-street parking must be provided on the subject parcel where the home occupation is operated.

(ix) Employees must use an approved off-street parking area. (ii) Customers visiting the home occupation must use an approved off-street parking area. No more than [2-5] vehicles from customers/visitors of the home occupation can be present at any given time on the subject parcel.

(x) Retail sales shall be limited or accessory to a service.

(xi) One nonilluminated sign not to exceed six square feet and bearing only the name and occupation of the resident shall be permitted.

(xii) No materials or commodities shall be delivered to or from the property, which are of such bulk or quantity as to require delivery by a commercial vehicle or trailer not including a licensed parcel service (such as, but not limited to, UPS, Systems 99 and FedEx) or the United States Mail. All parking of allowed delivery vehicles or customer vehicles shall be in a manner and frequency as to cause no disturbance or inconvenience to nearby residents.

(xiii) Prohibited Home Occupations.

(A) Retail sales or professional services, other than by appointment only.

(B) Auto or vehicle oriented activities (repair, painting, detailing, wrecking, transportation services, or similar activities).

(8) Landfill, Solid Waste Disposal Site. The planning director or planning commission may authorize a landfill or other solid waste disposal site as a conditional use, subject to the following standards:

(a) The proposed site shall not create a fire hazard, litter, insect or rodent nuisance, or air or water pollution in the area.

(b) The proposed site shall be located in or as near as possible to the area being served.

(c) The proposed site shall be located at least one-fourth mile from any existing dwelling, home or public road (except the access road).

(d) The proposed site shall be provided with a maintained access road (all weather).

(9) Mining, Quarrying or Other Extraction Activity.

(a) Plans and specifications submitted to the planning director or planning commission for approval must contain sufficient information to allow the planning director or planning commission to consider and set standards pertaining to the following:

(i) The most appropriate use of the land.

(ii) Setback from the property line.

(iii) The protection of pedestrians and vehicles through the use of fencing and screening.

(iv) The protection of fish and wildlife habitat and ecological systems through control of potential air and water pollutants.

(v) The prevention of the collection and the stagnation of water of all stages of the operation.

(vi) The rehabilitation of the land upon termination of the operation.

(b) Surface mining equipment and necessary access roads shall be constructed, maintained and operated in such a manner as to eliminate, as far as is practicable, noise, vibration or dust which may be injurious or annoying to persons or other uses in the vicinity.

(c) The comments and recommendations of all appropriate natural resource agencies of the state and federal government shall be sought.

(d) A rock crusher, washer or sorter shall not be located closer than 500 feet from a residential or commercial use.

(10) Commercial Use or Accessory Use Not Wholly Enclosed Within a Building, Retail Establishment, Office, Service Commercial Establishment, Financial Institution or Personal or Business Service Establishment on a Lot Abutting or Across the Street from a Lot in a Residential Zone. In any zone, a commercial use or accessory use not wholly enclosed within a building or a retail establishment, office, service commercial establishment, financial institution, or personal or business service establishment on a lot abutting or across the street from a lot in a residential zone may be permitted as a conditional use subject to the following standards:

(a) A sight-obscuring fence of evergreen hedge may be required by the planning director or planning commission when, in the director’s or its judgment, such a fence or hedge or combination thereof is necessary to preserve the values of nearby properties or to protect the aesthetic character of the neighborhood or vicinity.

(b) In addition to the requirements of the applicable zone, the planning director or planning commission may further regulate the placement and design of signs and lights in order to preserve the values of nearby properties; to protect them from glare, noise or other distractions; or to protect the aesthetic character of the neighborhood or vicinity.

(c) In order to avoid unnecessary traffic congestion and hazards, the planning director or planning commission may limit access to the property.

(11) Commercial Amusement Establishment. A commercial amusement establishment may be authorized after consideration of the following factors:

(a) Adequacy of access from principal streets together with the probable effect of traffic volumes of abutting and nearby streets.

(b) Adequacy of off-street parking.

(c) Adequacy of building and site design provisions to maintain a reasonable minimum of noise and glare from the building and site.

(12) Mobile Home Park. A mobile home park shall be built to state standards in effect at the time of construction, the following provisions, and any additional conditions set forth in the planning director or planning commission’s approval prior to occupancy:

(a) Evidence shall be provided that the park will be eligible for a certificate of sanitation as required by state law.

(b) The space provided for each mobile home shall be provided with piped potable water and electrical and sewerage connections.

(c) The number of spaces for mobile homes shall not exceed 12 for each acre of the total area in the mobile home park; except that the planning director or planning commission may vary this density as follows:

(i) If dedicated open space equals 50 percent or more of the total area of the park, a maximum 10 percent increase in units per acre may be granted.

(ii) If in addition to subsection (12)(c)(i) of this section a maintained playground area with approved equipment, such as goal posts, swings, slides, etc., is provided, the maximum increase in units per acre may be increased an additional five percent.

(iii) If in addition to subsections (12)(c)(i) and (ii) of this section an approved recreation/community building is provided, an additional 10 percent increase of units/acre may be allowed (maximum total increase possible equals 25 percent).

(d) A mobile home shall occupy not more than 40 percent of the contiguous space provided for the exclusive use of the occupants of the mobile homes and exclusive of space provided for the common use of tenants, such as roadways, general use structures, parking spaces, walkways, and area for recreation and landscaping.

(e) No mobile home in the park shall be located closer than 15 feet from another mobile home or from a general use building in the park. No mobile home accessory building or other building or structure on a mobile home space shall be closer than 10 feet from a mobile home accessory building or other building or structure on another mobile home space. No mobile home or other building or structure shall be within 25 feet of a public street property boundary or 10 feet of another property boundary.

(f) A mobile home permitted in the park shall meet the following standards as determined by an inspection by the building official:

(i) It shall have a state insignia indicating compliance with all rules of any relevant agency in effect at the time of manufacture and including compliance for reconstruction or equipment installation made after manufacture.

(ii) Notwithstanding deterioration, which may have occurred due to misuse, neglect, accident or other cause, the mobile home shall meet the state standards for mobile home construction evidenced by the insignia.

(iii) It shall contain not less than 225 square feet of space as determined by measurement of the exterior of the unit exclusive of any trailer hitch device.

(iv) It shall contain a water closet, lavatory, shower or tub, and a sink in a kitchen or other food preparation space.

(g) A mobile home permitted in the park shall be provided with a continuous skirting, and if a singlewide unit, shall be tied down with devices that meet state standards for tie-down devices.

(h) The land which is used for park purposes shall be surrounded, except at entry and exit places, by a sight-obscuring fence or hedge not less than six feet in height. The fence or hedge shall be maintained in a neat appearance.

(i) If the park provides spaces for 50 or more mobile home units, each vehicular way in the park shall be named and marked with signs, which are similar in appearance to those used to identify public streets. A map of the named vehicular ways shall be provided to the fire department.

(j) If a mobile home space or permanent structure in a park within the urban growth boundary is more than 500 feet from a public fire hydrant, the park shall have water supply mains designed to serve fire hydrants and hydrants shall be provided within 500 feet of such space or structure. Each

hydrant within the park shall be located on a vehicular way and shall conform in design and capacity to the public hydrants in the city.

(k) Open Space. A minimum of at least 2,500 square feet plus 100 square feet per mobile home space shall be provided for a recreational play area group or community activities. (No play area is required if the individual mobile home spaces contain in excess of 4,000 square feet.) The planning director or planning commission may require this area to be protected from streets, parking areas or the like, by a fence or the equivalent. Unless otherwise approved, no required open space area shall contain less than 2,500 square feet. Recreation areas shall be improved with grass, plantings, surfacings or buildings suitable for recreational use. No recreation facility created within a mobile home park wholly to satisfy the requirements of this section shall be open to, or offered in itself to, the general public.

(l) Parking Space Requirement. A parking space shall be provided for each mobile home space on the site. In addition, guest parking spaces shall also be provided in every mobile home park within 200 feet of the mobile home spaces served and at a ratio of one parking space for each two mobile home spaces. Parking spaces shall have durable and dustless surfaces adequately maintained for all weather use and shall be properly drained.

(m) All mobile home parks over 10 acres in size shall be located so as to have access on a street designated as a collector street.

(n) All trailer parks containing a total site area of 20 acres or more shall provide a secondary access to the trailer park. Such secondary access shall enter the public street system at least 150 feet from the primary access.

(o) Lighting shall be installed along the access ways of the trailer park and the recreation area with lights of 100 watts or better not over 100 feet apart. Wires for service to light poles and trailer spaces shall be underground.

(p) Roadways within the park shall be improved with an all weather dustless surface and shall be not less than 30 feet in width if parking is permitted on the margin of the roadway, or less than 20 feet in width if parking is not permitted on the edge of the roadway and an adequate designated area is provided and improved for guest parking and tenant recreational vehicles (such area shall be designed and improved to provide not less than one parking space per each two spaces in the park).

(q) No mobile home park shall be created on a site less than one acre.

(13) Multifamily Dwelling Complex. A multifamily dwelling complex shall comply with the following provisions, and any additional conditions set forth in the planning director or planning commission’s approval, and shall be constructed pursuant thereto prior to occupancy:

(a) The number of units permitted by the applicable zone per gross square footage of a site may be increased as follows:

(i) If dedicated open space, which is developed and landscaped, equals 50 percent or more of the total area of the site, a maximum 10 percent increase in the number of units may be granted.

(ii) If in addition to subsection (13)(a)(i) of this section a maintained playground area with approved equipment, such as goal posts, swings, slides, etc., is provided, the number of units permitted may be increased five percent.

(iii) If in addition to subsections (13)(a)(i) and (ii) of this section an approved recreation community building is provided, an additional 10 percent increase of units may be granted. (Maximum total increase possible is 25 percent.)

(b) There shall be no outdoor storage of furniture, tools, equipment, building materials or supplies belonging to the occupants or management of the complex.

(c) If such a complex or any unit thereof is more than 500 feet from a public fire hydrant, such shall be provided at appropriate locations on a vehicular way and shall conform in design and capacity to the public hydrants in the city.

(d) A minimum of at least 2,500 square feet plus 100 square feet per dwelling unit shall be provided for a recreation play area, group or community activities. Such area shall be improved with grass, plantings, surfacings, equipment or buildings suitable for recreational use. The planning director or planning commission may require this area to be protected from streets, parking areas, or the like, by a fence or the equivalent. (No play area is required if more than 70 percent of the area is preserved as open space and is sufficiently developed and landscaped.)

(e) All such complexes with more than 20 dwelling units shall be located so as to have access on a street designated as a collector unless otherwise approved by the planning director or planning commission.

(f) All such complexes shall provide at least two accesses.

(g) All roadways and parking areas shall be paved, and roadways shall not be less than 20 feet in width, except as approved by the planning director or planning commission.

(h) A sight-obscuring fence or evergreen hedge may be required by the planning director or planning commission when, in the director’s or its judgment, such screening is necessary to preserve the values of nearby properties, protect the aesthetic character of the neighborhood or vicinity, and to provide security for occupants of the subject complex.

(i) All accessory structures associated with such a complex shall be set back 50 feet from the property line of an abutting single-family residential lot or use.

(14) Recreation Vehicle Park. A recreation vehicle park shall be built to state standards in effect at the time of construction, with the following provisions and any additional conditions set forth in the planning director or planning commission’s approval prior to occupancy:

(a) The space provided for each recreation vehicle shall be not less than 700 square feet exclusive of any space used for common areas, such as roadways, general use structures, walkways, parking spaces for vehicles other than recreation vehicles and landscaped areas.

(b) Roadways shall be not less than 30 feet in width if parking is permitted on the margin of the roadway, or less than 20 feet in width if parking is not permitted on the edge of the roadway, shall be paved with asphalt, concrete or similar impervious surface and designed to permit easy access to each recreation vehicle space.

(c) A space provided for a recreation vehicle shall be covered with crushed gravel or paved with asphalt, concrete, or similar material and be designed to provide runoff of surface water. The part of the space which is not occupied by the recreation vehicle, not intended as an accessway to the recreation vehicle or part of an outdoor patio, need not be paved or covered with gravel provided the area is landscaped or otherwise treated to prevent dust or mud.

(d) A recreation vehicle space shall be provided with piped potable water and sewage disposal service. A recreation vehicle staying in the park shall be connected to the water and sewage service provided by the park if the vehicle has equipment needing such service.

(e) A recreation vehicle space shall be provided with electrical service.

(f) Trash receptacles for the disposal of solid waste materials shall be provided in convenient locations for the use of guests of the park and located in such number and be of such capacity that there is no uncovered accumulation of trash at any time.

(g) Repealed by Ord. 297.

(h) The total number of parking spaces in the park, exclusive of parking provided for the exclusive use of the manager or employees of the park, shall be equal to one space per recreation vehicle space. Parking spaces shall be covered with crushed gravel or paved with asphalt, concrete or similar material.

(i) The park shall provide toilets, lavatories and showers for each sex in the following ratios: for each 15 recreation vehicle spaces or any fraction thereof: one toilet, one urinal, one lavatory and one shower for men; and two toilets, one lavatory and one shower for women. The toilets and showers shall afford privacy and the showers shall be provided with private dressing rooms. Facilities for each sex shall be located in separate buildings, or if in the same building, shall be separated by a soundproof wall.

(j) The park shall provide one utility building or room containing one clothes washing machine, one clothes drying machine and 15 square feet of space for clothes drying lines for each 10 recreation vehicle spaces or any fraction thereof, unless such facilities are available within a distance of three miles and are adequate pursuant to these standards.

(k) Building spaces required by subsections (14)(i) and (j) of this section shall be lighted at all times of night and day, shall be ventilated, shall be provided with heating facilities which shall maintain a room temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit, shall have floors of waterproof material, shall have sanitary ceiling, floor and wall surfaces and shall be provided with adequate floor drains to permit easy cleaning.

(l) Except for the access roadway into the park, shall be screened on all sides by a sight-obscuring hedge or fence not less than six feet in height, unless otherwise approved by the planning director or planning commission.

(m) The park shall be maintained in a neat appearance at all times. Except for vehicles, there shall be no outside storage of materials or equipment belonging to the park or to any guest of the park.

(n) Evidence shall be provided that the park will be eligible for a certificate of sanitation as required by state law.

(15) Radio, Television Tower, Utility Station or Substation.

(a) In a residential zone, all equipment storage on the site may be required to be within an enclosed building.

(b) The use may be required to be fenced and provided with landscaping.

(c) The minimum lot size for a public utility facility may be waived on finding that the waiver will not result in noise or other detrimental effect to adjacent property.

(d) Transmission towers, poles, overhead wires, pumping stations, and similar gear shall be so located, designed and installed as to minimize their conflict with scenic values.

(16) Schools.

(a) Nursery schools shall have at least 100 square feet of outdoor play area per child. A sight-obscuring fence at least four feet but not more than six feet high shall separate the play area from abutting lots.

(b) Elementary schools shall provide a basic site area of five acres plus one additional acre for each 100 pupils of predicted ultimate enrollment.

(c) Secondary schools shall provide a basic site area of 10 acres plus one additional acre for each 100 pupils of predicted ultimate enrollment.

(17) Transmission Towers. An application for a wireless telecommunications facility will be approved upon findings that:

(a) The facility will not be located on land that at the time of application has irrigation water rights available;

(b) The applicant has considered other sites in its search area that would have less visual impact as viewed from nearby residences than the site proposed and has determined that any less intrusive sites are either unavailable or do not provide the communications coverage necessary. To meet this criterion, the applicant must demonstrate that there has been a good faith effort to colocate his or her antennas on existing monopoles in the area served. The applicant can demonstrate this by submitting a statement from a qualified engineer that indicates the necessary service cannot be provided by colocation within the area to be served. County reserves the right to have a qualified engineer of its own choosing review and endorse the findings of applicant’s engineer. In such cases, the concurrence of county’s engineer shall be necessary to establish the required findings. The term “search area” refers to a geographic area within which the applicant seeks to establish a facility;

(c) The facility, including support structures, is sited using trees, vegetation, and topography to the maximum extent practicable to screen the facility from view of nearby residences;

(d) No antenna arrays will be allowed to be installed to exceed the height of the tower or monopole. Towers or monopoles shall not be sited in locations where there is no vegetative (including native high desert sagebrush or juniper stands), structural or topographic screening available;

(e) In all cases, the applicant shall site the facility in a manner to minimize its impact on scenic views and shall site the facility using trees, vegetation, and topography in order to screen it to the maximum extent practicable from view from protected roadways. Towers or monopoles shall not be sited in locations where there is no vegetative (including native high desert sagebrush or juniper stands), structural or topographic screening available. All ground-based equipment, including any equipment shelters or cabinets and security fencing, shall be screened from view from residences on abutting properties and from properties on the opposite side of a public road. The applicant can accomplish this by screening the perimeter of a lease area with plant materials appropriate for the location. The lessee shall be required as a condition of an approval to continuously maintain all introduced and preexisting landscape material;

(f) Telecommunication towers or monopoles shall be finished with a nonreflective surface in color which will blend with the surroundings and minimize visual impact, as approved by the planning director or planning commission;

(g) Any required aviation lighting is shielded from surrounding buildings to the maximum extent allowed by FAA and/or ODOT – Aeronautics regulations;

(h) The form of lease for the site does not prevent the possibility of colocation of additional carriers on the same facility;

(i) Any tower or monopole over 50 feet in height shall be designed in a manner that it can carry the antennas of at least one additional wireless carrier. This criterion may be satisfied by submitting the statement of a licensed structural engineer licensed in Oregon that the monopole or tower has been designed with sufficient strength to carry such an additional antenna array and by elevation drawings of the proposed tower or monopole that identify an area designed to provide the required spacing between antenna arrays of different carriers;

(j) Any approval of a wireless telecommunications facility shall include a condition that if the facility is left unused or is abandoned by all wireless providers located on the facility for more than one year the facility shall be removed by the permittee;

(k) An application for a conditional use permit for only a support structure such as a tower or monopole may only be approved with the condition that the county will not issue any building permits for the support structure or any ground-based equipment buildings until the applicant provides the planning department with a copy of a signed lease agreement between the owner of the support structure and a personal wireless service provider;

(l) The planning director or planning commission, or in the event of an appeal, the county court may attach additional conditions of approval;

(m) The applicant shall provide an agreement and security, in accordance with CCC 17.40.080 and 17.40.090, sufficient to pay for the removal of the tower;

(n) The planning director or planning commission may retain a technical consultant(s) for the purpose of evaluating the application;

(o) The telecommunication tower shall be to the maximum extent designed to resemble natural features (e.g., trees and vegetation);

(p) A telecommunication tower shall be not located or designed in such a manner as to significantly impact scenic values;

(q) The approval of a wireless telecommunication facility shall not include any covenant, promise, or agreement that prohibits or restricts any person or entity from engaging in direct or indirect competition with providers of cellular service, specialized mobile radio (SMR) service, personal communication service (PCS) service, paging service, or any other form of telecommunication service provided to the public.

(18) Eating and Drinking Establishments. The planning director or planning commission may authorize an eating and drinking establishment as a conditional use based upon the following criteria:

(a) Hours of operation may be regulated based on an establishment’s proximity to residential neighborhoods or schools, the concentration of establishments in an area serving alcoholic beverages or for other reasons that may arise based on the location of the establishment.

(b) Modification of the conditional use permit may be required whenever the use is intensified or is expanded in square footage.

(c) Alcoholic beverage service in approved outdoor seating areas may be permitted as allowed by the OLCC. The separation shall clearly suggest that alcohol is not allowed outside the seating area. Outdoor seating areas adjacent to residential uses may be limited or restricted by the planning director or planning commission. The additional criteria will also apply to outdoor seating areas:

(i) Size Limitations. Outdoor seating areas shall not exceed the indoor seating area or seating capacity of the restaurant or tavern.

(ii) Parking Required. Parking in compliance with CCC 18.128.010(6)(e) shall be provided for all outdoor seating areas.

(iii) Music. No outdoor music or entertainment shall be provided after 11:00 p.m., or such earlier time as the planning director or planning commission may establish.

(iv) Trash. All trash located within the outdoor dining area, on the restaurant or tavern property, and adjacent streets, sidewalks, and properties shall be picked up and properly disposed of immediately after closing.

(d) License approval by OLCC.

(e) Adequate access from principal streets.

(f) Adequate off-street parking.

(g) Adequate building and site design provisions to minimize noise and glare from the building and site.

(19) Commercial Power Generating Facilities. A commercial power generating facility that is a conditional use in the applicable zone is governed by the general criteria and conditions in CCC 18.160.020 and 18.160.030 and the provisions of Chapter 18.161 CCC.

(20) Noncommercial Energy Systems. A noncommercial energy system that is a conditional use in the applicable zone is governed by the general conditional use criteria and conditions in CCC 18.160.020 and 18.160.030 and the provisions of Chapter 18.162 CCC. (Ord. 317 §§ 3 – 5, 2020; Ord. 309 § 2 (Exh. C), 2019; Ord. 297 § 2, 2016; Ord. 296 § 11 (Exh. I), 2016; Ord. 245 § 1, 2011; Ord. 236 § 3 (Exh. C), 2010; Ord. 229 § 1 (Exh. A), 2010; Ord. 222 § 1 (Exh. A), 2010; Ord. 201 § 1, 2008; Ord. 18 Amd. 61 §§ 4, 5, 6, 2003; Ord. 18 § 6.050, 2003)

18.160.060 Procedure for taking action on conditional use application.

See Chapter 18.172 CCC for the procedure for taking action on a conditional use application. (Ord. 321 § 4, 2020; Ord. 236 § 3 (Exh. C), 2010; Ord. 18 § 6.060, 2003)

18.160.070 Permit expiration dates.

(1) A conditional use shall be void after four years unless development action has been initiated, the proposed use has occurred or the county has granted an extension of time in accordance with subsection (2) of this section.

(2) The county shall grant two-year extensions to the four-year time period set forth in subsection (1) of this section as planning director decisions pursuant to CCC 18.172.060(2).

(3) For the purposes of this section, the term “initiate development” means that substantial construction towards completion of the conditional use permit has taken place. Substantial construction has occurred when the land and/or structure has been physically altered or the use changed and such alteration or change is directed toward completion and is sufficient in terms of time, labor or money spent to demonstrate a good faith effort to complete the development. (Ord. 236 § 3 (Exh. C), 2010; Ord. 216 § 2, 2009; Ord. 178 §§ 1 – 3, 2007; Ord. 18 § 6.070, 2003)

18.160.080 Occupancy permit.

The planning director or planning commission may require an occupancy permit for any conditional use permitted and approved pursuant to the provisions of this title. The planning director or planning commission shall consider such a requirement for any use authorized by a conditional use permit for which this title requires on-site or off-site improvements or where such conditions have been established by the planning director or planning commission upon approval of such use. The requirement of an occupancy permit shall be for the purpose of ensuring permit compliance and an occupancy permit shall not be issued except as set forth by the planning director or planning commission. The authority to issue an occupancy permit upon compliance with the requirements and conditions of a conditional use permit may be delegated by the planning director or planning commission at the time of approval of a specific conditional use permit to the planning director and/or the building official. (Ord. 236 § 3 (Exh. C), 2010; Ord. 216 § 3, 2009; Ord. 18 § 6.080, 2003)