City of Monroe, WI
Green County
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§ 5-9-1 Permitted uses.

[10-21-1986; 5-19-1999; 11-8-2000; 6-28-2005; 7-5-2005; 3-19-2013; 3-3-2015; 2016 Code]
The following uses are permitted in this district:
Adult oriented entertainment business.
Blacksmithing, tinsmithing, sheet metal working and plumbing shops.
Brewery.
Bulk station.
Carbon dioxide processing facilities designed to receive and process carbon dioxide generated by a dry mill ethanol plant with a design capacity less than or equal to 100,000,000 gallons of ethanol per year.
City structure.
Cleaning, dyeing, and pressing establishments and laundries.
Dry mill ethanol plant with a design capacity less than or equal to 100,000,000 gallons of ethanol per year and which is designed and constructed with the best available control technology to substantially eliminate offensive odors and to achieve not less than a 95% reduction of emissions of substances that are regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, or its successor agency.
Electric motors, generators, transformers and control, assembly, repair or salvage.
Enameling and painting.
Flour milling.
Knitting mills and the manufacture of products from finished fabrics.
Laboratories.
Manufacture and bottling of nonalcoholic beverages.
Manufacture of cigars, cigarettes and smoking tobacco.
Manufacture of goods from leather, but not tanning of hides or manufacture of leather.
Manufacture of goods from plastics.
Manufacture of jewelry and cosmetics.
Manufacture of products from paper, but not the manufacture of paper or pulp.
Manufacture of products from wood, except the manufacture of paper, pulp and plastics.
Manufacture of sporting goods, home and office appliances and supplies.
Manufacturing, processing and packing of food products, or components of food products, and the by-products thereof, except meat and meat products, fish and fish products, sauerkraut and cabbage by-products or the vining of peas.
Repair and service of heavy equipment, whether or not self-propelled, such as large trucks, road construction equipment, or semitrailers, and other items of similar size or weight; including the repair and storage of automotive accessories, but not including the wrecking or salvage of motor propelled vehicles.
Self-service storage facility.

§ 5-9-2 Conditional uses.

[1-7-1992; 4-21-1992; 5-19-1992; 1-5-1999; 2-15-2000; 11-8-2000; 12-7-2004; 7-5-2005; 12-7-2010; 3-12-2012; 11-5-2014; 2016 Code]
The following uses are permitted as conditional uses in this district:
Accessory buildings.
Carbon dioxide processing facilities designed to receive and process carbon dioxide generated by a dry mill ethanol plant with a design capacity exceeding 100,000,000 gallons of ethanol per year.
Community living arrangements of any number.
Commercial animal establishment.
Communication tower.
Concrete batch plant.
Day-care centers.
Day-care parent cooperative -nonresidential.
Dry mill ethanol plant with a design capacity exceeding 100,000,000 gallons of ethanol per year and which is designed and constructed with the best available control technology to substantially eliminate offensive odors and to achieve not less than a 95% reduction of emissions of substances that are regulated by the United States environmental protection agency, or its successor agency.
Home occupation in any dwelling unit granted a conditional use.
Manufacturing, processing and packing of meat and meat products, fish and fish products, sauerkraut and cabbage and the vining of peas, and the components and by-products thereof.
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.
Residential structures for security personnel only when related to a permitted principal use.
Retail sales of products manufactured or assembled on the premises, and products incidental thereto.
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.
Wholesale businesses.
Other uses similar in character to those specifically set forth as permitted or conditional uses in this chapter.

§ 5-9-3 Height regulations.

[10-21-1986; 2016 Code]
(A) 
No building erected or structurally altered shall exceed 75 feet in height.
(B) 
No building used in any part for dwelling purposes shall be erected or structurally altered to exceed three stories in height.

§ 5-9-4 Area regulations.

[10-21-1986; 3-2-2004; 2016 Code]
(A) 
Minimum lot area. Every lot shall have a minimum area of one acre.
(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 from a property line.
(D) 
Parking requirements. See chapter 11 of this title.

§ 5-9-5 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.