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18A.50.145 Outdoor Storage of Recreational, Utility and Sporting Vehicles Accessory to Residential Uses.
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The storage or parking of a recreational vehicle, utility vehicle or a sporting vehicle accessory to a residential use may be permitted subject to the following standards:

A. Recreational, utility and sporting vehicles shall not be stored on a lot where no residential use exists.

B. No more than two (2) recreational, utility and/or sporting vehicles as defined in LMC 18A.90.200, Definitions, or equipment shall be stored outside of an enclosed building or structure on any residential property. Multi-family residential complexes and zero lot line developments may allow the storage of additional recreational and sporting vehicles provided that the outdoor storage meets the requirements of LMC 18A.50.170, Outdoor Storage and Commercial Yard Surfacing Standards.

C. Recreational, utility and sporting vehicles and equipment placed for storage purposes on property upon which the owner resides, shall not be occupied for continuous periods, except for short-term, temporary purposes by a friend or relative for not more than twenty-one (21) days in any ninety (90) day period, whether it be in storage by the property owner or brought to said property by the friend or relative. Such temporary occupancy shall be permitted only with the prior written authorization of the Community Development Director for time periods as permitted in this section. Occupancy of the recreational, utility or sporting vehicle outside of the specific time periods referenced in the Director’s written authorization shall constitute conclusive evidence of a violation of this section. No electrical hookup shall be permitted to a vehicle other than during the time period said vehicle(s) are occupied or for humidity control purposes. No other utility hook-ups shall be permitted at any time.

D. Recreational, utility and sporting vehicles shall be stored on a parking pad or in the driveway of the residence. No portion of the vehicle shall be stored within the public right-of-way, even if a portion of the driveway extends into the public right-of-way.

E. The parking pad shall have an all-weather surface such as asphalt or concrete, paver stones, grasscrete or a minimum of three (3) inches gravel, which shall be maintained in such condition.

F. The parking pad shall be located at the side or rear of the dwelling, whenever feasible.

G. The parking pad shall be screened, to the maximum extent feasible, from the public street and neighboring properties by fencing and/or landscaping. [Ord. 307 § 21, 2003; Ord. 264 § 1, 2001.]