Chapter 17.56


17.56.010    Land use certificate required.

17.56.020    Height.

17.56.030    Landscaping.

17.56.040    Sight clearance.

17.56.050    Fences.

17.56.010 Land use certificate required.

Any land use or development allowed pursuant to the requirements of this code shall require a land use certificate as defined in FHMC Title 20. (Ord. 1172 § 73, 2001)

17.56.020 Height.

Except as otherwise provided in FHMC 17.36.020(D), 17.40.020, and 17.64.070, no structure shall be permitted which exceeds a height of 27 feet unless authorized pursuant to the provisions of the variance procedures set forth in Chapter 17.84 FHMC. (Ord. 1406 § 2, 2009; Ord. 1189 § 5, 2002; Ord. 1172 § 74, 2001)

17.56.030 Landscaping.

A. Purpose. This section applies to all development except single-family owner-occupied residences. The purpose of this section is to achieve the following:

1. Provide an opportunity for preservation and development of a pleasing visual environment in the town from the viewpoint of residents and visitors;

2. Preserve land values of properties;

3. Avoid and reduce visual blight; and

4. Provide for the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens by minimizing discordant and unsightly surroundings, assuring vehicular visibility at intersections, and providing for the beauty and balance of the town, as are the proper and necessary concerns of the town council.

B. Landscape improvement shall be carried out to screen exposed storage areas, exposed machinery installations, service areas, truck loading areas, utility buildings and utility structures, and shall be of such plant materials as will be suitable and practical in such locations.

C. Landscape standards, where applicable, are described in FHMC 17.68.070. (Ord. 1172 § 75, 2001)

17.56.040 Sight clearance.

With the exception of structures in the downtown core area and any structure which is constructed above the ground floor, no sight-obscuring fence, hedge, or structure over 42 inches higher than the grade of adjacent street shall be permitted on corner lots in the yard area formed by a line from the lot corner at the street intersection along the front yard line 15 feet and side yard line 15 feet and a line connecting the two lot lines at the points 15 feet from the intersection corner. (Ord. 1172 § 76, 2001)

17.56.050 Fences.

Any fence within the town higher than eight feet shall require a conditional use permit. (Ord. 1189 § 6, 2002; Ord. 1172 § 77, 2001)