City of Monroe, WI
Green County
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§ 5-10-1 Use regulations.

[3-19-2013; 2016 Code]
In this district, buildings and land may be used for any use permitted in the light industrial district and for any purposes whatsoever not in conflict with this code; and further provided that no certificate of occupancy shall be issued for any extremely dangerous, nauseating, obnoxious, offensive or unwholesome uses until and unless the location of such use shall be approved by the plan commission after a public hearing held thereon, and any decision by the plan commission shall be consistent with the purpose, spirit, and intent of this title. A city structure shall not be considered to be an extremely dangerous, nauseating, obnoxious, offensive or unwholesome use.

§ 5-10-2 Conditional uses.

[2-15-2000; 6-28-2005; 3-12-2012; 11-5-2014; 2016 Code]
The following uses are permitted as conditional uses in this district:
Accessory buildings.
Acid manufacture.
Adult oriented entertainment business.
Automobile or machinery wrecking, salvaging or rebuilding.
Cement, lime, gypsum or plaster of paris manufacture.
Communication tower.
Distillation of bones.
Explosives manufacture or storage.
Fat rendering.
Fertilizer manufacture.
Forage plant.
Garbage, offal or dead animal reduction or dumping.
Glue manufacture.
Junkyard or salvage yard.
Petroleum refining.
Recycling facility that is licensed by the state of Wisconsin if such license authorizes not more than 100 tons of recyclable materials to be processed through such facility in any single day.
Smelting of tin, iron, copper or zinc.
Solid waste transfer facility that is licensed by the state of Wisconsin if such license authorizes not more than 100 tons of solid waste to be processed through such facility in any single day.
Solid waste transfer and recycling facility that is licensed by the state of Wisconsin if such license authorizes not more than a combined total 100 tons of solid waste and recyclable materials to be processed through such facility in any single day.
Stockyard, stock loading yard or chute or slaughterhouse.

§ 5-10-3 Lot, yard, and building requirements.

[10-21-1986; 3-2-2004; 2016 Code]
(A) 
Minimum lot area. Every lot shall have a minimum area of five acres.
(B) 
Minimum street frontage. Every lot shall abut a street for a minimum continual distance of 100 feet.
(C) 
Minimum yard requirements. All structures shall be set back at least 30 feet from public rights of way. All structures except fences shall be set back at least 10 feet from all other property lines, and at least 50 feet from a property line at a boundary with a residential district. Pavement areas shall be no closer than 10 feet to a property line.

§ 5-10-4 Signs.

[12-15-2009; 2016 Code]
No signs, other than off-premises business signs, pylon business signs, monument business signs, wall business signs or informational signs, shall be allowed.
(A) 
Sign restrictions. Signs shall conform to the following:
(1) 
Maximum number. No lot shall contain more than three business signs or more than two freestanding business signs. There may be placed on a lot as many informational signs as are reasonably necessary for the safe and convenient use of the lot.
(2) 
Size and height restrictions. Signs shall conform to the following size and height restrictions:
A) 
Pylon business signs. No pylon business sign shall exceed 50 feet in height above grade at its highest point or exceed 300 square feet in area, exclusive of its support structure.
B) 
Monument business signs. No monument business sign shall exceed eight feet in height above grade at its highest point or exceed 300 square feet in area, exclusive of its support structure.
C) 
Wall business signs. No wall business sign shall exceed 300 square feet in area, or have any surface that protrudes beyond the top of the exterior surface to which it is attached or beyond the plane of any vertical exterior surface that intersects with the exterior surface to which it is attached.
D) 
Informational signs. No informational sign shall be larger than is reasonably necessary to convey the information contained on the sign.
(3) 
Front setback. No freestanding business sign shall be located less than 20 feet from the front lot line.
(4) 
Traffic visibility. No business sign or informational sign shall be erected so as to obstruct traffic visibility, be of such intensity or brilliance as to adversely impact the vision of the driver of any motor vehicle, or otherwise interfere with any driver's operation of a motor vehicle.
(B) 
Conditional use. A business sign or informational sign that includes an electronic display screen or is constructed so as to rotate, gyrate, blink or move in any animated fashion shall not be permitted, except as a conditional use.