Chapter 17.12
AG, AGRICULTURAL ZONE

Sections:

17.12.010    Intent.

17.12.020    Permitted uses.

17.12.030    Conditional uses.

17.12.040    Prohibited uses.

17.12.050    Keeping of animals.

17.12.060    Property development standards.

17.12.010 Intent.

The agriculture zone is designed to encourage the use of agriculturally suitable lands to be used for farming and discourage the division of farm lands into urban developments. These lands should keep the agricultural zoning designation until the area can be adequately served by city services and can be properly developed for a more intensive use. Unless otherwise identified, all annexed property is given the AG zone designation. (Ord. 1105 § 1, 2009).

17.12.020 Permitted uses.

The following are permitted in an AG zone:

A. Accessory uses appurtenant to any permitted use.

B. Agricultural buildings, such as barns, storage sheds, coops, and similar buildings commonly utilized in farming operations.

C. Duplex.

D. Manufactured homes and modular homes.

E. Field and crop farming, gardening, fruit growing, nurseries.

F. Home occupations in compliance with Chapter 17.55 SLMC.

G. Keeping of household pets, not exceeding three in number, which are four months of age or older.

H. Keeping of livestock, poultry, rabbits, and bees provided they comply with SLMC 17.12.050.

I. Other uses ruled by the planning agency to be similar to the specified permitted uses and not otherwise prohibited.

J. Selling of products raised on the premises.

K. Single-family dwelling. (Ord. 1105 § 1, 2009).

17.12.030 Conditional uses.

The following are conditional uses in an AG zone:

A. Cemeteries.

B. Commercial greenhouses.

C. Recreational uses including golf courses, race tracks, and camping.

D. Removal of sod, soil, or other natural materials for the purpose of sale or use as fill material off premises.

E. On-site hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities in compliance with the performance standards of the state of Washington siting criteria for on-site hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities and the requirements of this chapter; provided, that on-site hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities are accessory to and subordinate to a primary use which is a generator of hazardous waste. (Ord. 1105 § 1, 2009).

17.12.040 Prohibited uses.

The following are prohibited in an AG zone:

A. Commercial uses other than home occupations.

B. Feed lots.

C. Industrial uses.

D. Mobile homes.

E. Multifamily residences.

F. Public nuisances. (Ord. 1105 § 1, 2009).

17.12.050 Keeping of animals.

Animals shall be kept in the following manner:

A. Livestock, rabbits, poultry, and bees shall not be raised commercially.

B. No animals other than household pets, such as dogs and cats, shall be raised on any parcel of land less than two acres in size.

C. Pens, barns, coops, and similar structures shall be at least 40 feet from adjoining residential uses.

D. Fences shall be maintained and shall be located a minimum of 40 feet from adjoining residential use.

E. No more than three animals shall be kept per acre of irrigated pasture.

F. Animals shall be cared for in such a manner as will not create a nuisance to adjacent uses. (Ord. 1105 § 1, 2009).

17.12.060 Property development standards.

A. The density in the AG district shall not exceed two dwelling units per 10 acres.

B. Setbacks in the AG district shall be as follows:

Front yard:

25 feet minimum

Rear yard:

5 feet minimum

Side yard:

5 feet minimum

(Ord. 1105 § 1, 2009).