Town of Ghent, NY
Columbia County
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[Amended 5-17-2012 by L.L. No. 4-2012; 4-7-2016 by L.L. No. 2-2016]
A. 
Classes of districts. For the purpose of this chapter, the Town of Ghent is hereby divided into several classes of districts, as follows:
C-1 Commercial-1
C-2 Commercial-2
C-3 Commercial-3
HB Hamlet Business
HR Hamlet Residential
PRD Planned Residential District
RRA-1 Rural Residential/Agricultural-1
RRA-2 Rural Residential/Agricultural-2
VB Village Business
VR Village Residential
B. 
Boundaries of districts on Zoning Map.
(1) 
The boundaries of each of the districts listed in Subsection A are hereby established as shown upon the duly adopted Zoning Map which accompanies this chapter,[1] and which, with all notations, references and other matters shown thereon, is hereby declared a part of this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: The Zoning Map is available in the Town offices or through the Town's online version of the Code (eCode360®).
(2) 
The district boundary lines, unless shown otherwise, are intended generally to follow street center lines, watercourses or municipal boundary lines, all as shown on the Zoning Map. Where a district boundary line does not follow such a line, but is shown parallel to such a line on the Zoning Map, the distance between the parallel line shall be as dimensioned on the Zoning Map. Such dimensions shall be construed to read from the center lines of rights-of-way at right angles.
(3) 
Where the location of a district boundary line cannot be determined, the Building Inspector shall use a known line and measure to scale the district boundary line in question.
(4) 
In the case of uncertainty as to the true location of a district boundary line in a particular instance, an appeal may be taken to the Board of Appeals, as provided in Article X.
(5) 
When a district boundary line divides a lot in a single ownership at the effective date of this chapter or any subsequent amendment thereto, the Board of Appeals may permit extension into one district, as hereinafter provided in Article X.