Town of Fallsburg, NY
Sullivan County
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The uses listed in Schedule I, Use and Bulk Requirements, as special permit uses, for the districts in which they are permitted and subject to the bulk regulations therefor, may be authorized on application and after public notice and hearing by the Planning Board.
A. 
Approval of special use permits. The Town Board of the Town of Fallsburg authorizes the Planning Board to review and grant special use permits as set forth herein.
B. 
Applicability and standards. On application and after public notice and hearing, the Planning Board may authorize the issuance by the Code Enforcement Officer of permits for any of the special uses permitted in Schedule I in the district in which such use is proposed to be located. The Planning Board shall review an application's conformity with the individual standards for special use permits contained herein, if applicable, and shall also have the authority to impose such reasonable conditions and restrictions as are directly related to or incidental to the proposed special use permit. In approving any such use, the Planning Board shall further the expressed intent of this chapter and the accomplishment of the following objectives:
(1) 
That all proposed structures, equipment or material shall be readily accessible for fire and police protection.
(2) 
That the proposed use shall be of such location, size, and character that, in general, it will be in harmony with the appropriate and orderly development of the district in which it is proposed to be situated and will not be detrimental to the orderly development of adjacent properties in accordance with the zoning classification of such properties.
(3) 
That, in addition to the above, in the case of any use located in or directly adjacent to a residential district:
(a) 
The location and size of such use, the nature and intensity of operations involved in or conducted in connection therewith, its site layout and its relation to access streets shall be such that both pedestrian and vehicular traffic to and from the use and the assembly of persons in connection therewith will not be hazardous or inconvenient to or incongruous with said residential district or conflict with the amount traffic in the neighborhood; and
(b) 
The location and height of buildings, the location, nature and height of walls and fences and the nature and extent of landscaping on the site shall be such that the use will not hinder or discourage the appropriate development and use of adjacent land and buildings.
(4) 
The impact of the proposed use shall not engender avoidable impacts upon the environment of the site or adjacent lands and that any such impacts will be minimum necessary to accommodate the proposed use and further that there shall be the maximum preservation of unique ecological or environmental assets particularly as such affect the value and viability of adjacent areas.
C. 
Waiver of requirements. The Town Board herein authorizes the Planning Board, when reasonable, to waive any of the individual standards for the approval, approval with modifications or disapproval of special use permits submitted for approval. Any such waiver may be exercised in the event any such individual standards are found not to be requisite in the interest of the public health, safety or general welfare or inappropriate to a particular special use permit.
D. 
The owner shall not change, deviate, modify or vary from the application and site plan once the same is approved by the Planning Board.
[Amended 5-11-2010 by L.L. No. 7-2010]
Application for a special permit pursuant to these regulations shall be upon forms prescribed by the Town Planning Board and shall contain a written description of the proposed use, with reference to the appropriate use and bulk regulations herein, including any supplementary regulations applying thereto. Twelve copies of every application for a special permit shall be submitted to the Town Planning Board Secretary with the fee as set forth in the Standard Schedule of Fees of the Town of Fallsburg. The following general procedures shall be applied:
A. 
Site plan. Applications for special use permits shall require site plan approval in accordance with the site plan regulations contained in this chapter, except that the Planning Board may waive site plan approval for a special use permit application that will involve no physical alteration or disturbance to a site. At a minimum, each application for a special use shall be accompanied by a plan showing the size and location of the lot, and the location of all buildings and proposed facilities, including access drives, parking areas and all streets within 200 feet of the lot. The Planning Board shall deem that a special use permit and site plan application are complete prior to the conduct of a public hearing on the application.
B. 
Public hearing. The Planning Board shall conduct a public hearing within 62 days from the day a complete special use permit application is received. Public notice of said hearing shall be printed in a newspaper of general circulation in the Town at least five days prior to the date thereof. The Planning Board shall cause the applicant to post notice on the subject property indicating the date, time, and location of the public hearing, and a brief description of the action being considered, at least 10 days prior the public hearing date. One notice shall be posted along each property line adjoining a road and shall be clearly visible from said road. Notices shall be affixed in a manner prescribed by the Planning Board. Said notice shall be removed following the close of the public hearing.
C. 
Notice to the applicant, Sullivan County Planning Department and adjacent municipalities. At least 10 days before the public hearing, the Town of Fallsburg Planning Board shall mail notices thereof to the applicant, the Sullivan County Planning Department, as required by § 239-m of the General Municipal Law, and to adjacent municipalities as required by General Municipal Law § 239-nn, which shall be accompanied by a full statement of the matter under consideration, as defined in General Municipal Law § 239-m, Subdivision 1.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
D. 
Decision. The Planning Board shall decide upon the application within 62 days after the public hearing is closed. The time within which the Planning Board must render its decision may be extended by mutual consent of the applicant and the Planning Board.
E. 
Filing. The decision by the Planning Board on the application shall be filed in the office of the Town Clerk within five business days after such decision is rendered and a copy mailed thereof to the applicant.
F. 
Existing violations. No special use permit shall be issued for property where the Code Enforcement Officer has found a violation of this chapter, and where such violation has not been corrected, unless the granting of such special use permit and site plan approval will result in the correction of said violation.
G. 
Area variance. Where a proposed special use permit contains one or more features which do not comply with the zoning regulations, application may be made to the Zoning Board of Appeals for an area variance without the necessity of a decision or determination of an administrative official charged with enforcement of the zoning regulations.
H. 
Deemed to be conforming. Any use for which a special use permit may be granted shall be deemed to be a conforming use in the district in which such use is located, provided that such permit shall be deemed to affect only the lot or portion thereof for which such permit shall have been granted. The expansion of any special use shall require full approval of the special use permit by the Planning Board. For purposes of this subsection, "expansion" shall be interpreted to mean an increase in the area allocated to the special use, an increase in development coverage, or an increase in the intensity of use, e.g., an increase in traffic or need for on-site parking.
I. 
Expiration of special use permits. The grant of a special permit shall authorize only one special permit use and shall be limited only to the use described and approved in such permit. Special permits shall be deemed to be indefinite authorization unless otherwise specified in the approval thereof, but in any case shall expire within 18 months of the date of all regulatory approval unless certificates of occupancy or use have been issued for the special permit use. Such period may be extended on separate application to the Planning Board. In addition, the special use permit shall be deemed to have expired if all improvements are not maintained and all conditions and standards complied with throughout the duration of the special use permit.
J. 
Inspections. In connection with the issuance of a special use permit, the Planning Board may establish a schedule of inspection to be conducted by the Code Enforcement Officer to determine continued compliance with this chapter and any conditions of the special use permit.
K. 
Renewal. As a condition of approval, the Planning Board may require that special use permits be renewed periodically. Thirty days prior to the expiration of a special use permit, the applicant shall apply to the Code Enforcement Officer for renewal of the special use permit. The Code Enforcement Officer shall inspect the premises to verify that the conditions of the permit have been met. Upon a finding that there are no violations and no complaints have been lodged against the applicant, the special use permit shall be renewed by the Code Enforcement Officer for a time period equal to the original special use permit approval. However, where the Code Enforcement Officer finds that the applicant is in noncompliance with the special use permit, or that complaints have been lodged against the applicant, than such renewal shall require Planning Board approval and may be granted only following due public notice and hearing. Renewal may be withheld upon a determination by the Planning Board that such conditions as may have been prescribed by the Planning Board in conjunction with the issuance of the original permit have not been or are being no longer complied with. In such cases, a period of 60 days shall be granted the applicant for full compliance prior to the revocation of said permit. Notices of violation pursuant to Article XI, Enforcement, shall be, prima facie, evidence of lack of conformity to such standards or conditions.
L. 
Fees. Application for a special use permit shall be accompanied by a fee to be established in the fee schedule duly adopted by the Fallsburg Town Board.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
The following individual standards are hereby established for specific special permit uses:
A. 
Bank, savings.
(1) 
Service lanes for drive-up windows or exterior-mounted automated teller machines shall be of sufficient length to allow for the stacking of vehicles entirely on-site and outside of ingress and egress driveways.
(2) 
Surveillance cameras shall be provided to view and record all persons entering any automated teller machine facility located within the interior of a building or which shall view and record all activity occurring within a minimum of three feet in front of an automated teller machine located on an exterior wall of a building open to the outdoor air. The recordings made by such cameras shall be preserved by the bank for at least 30 days.
B. 
Bed-and-breakfast. All bed-and-breakfasts shall comply with the applicable provisions of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
(1) 
Minimum lot size required is the same as the zoning district requirements.
(2) 
Minimum house size is 2,000 square feet.
(3) 
The owner of the bed-and-breakfast must reside in and continue to reside in the dwelling as his/her/their principal residence. The owner will provide a sworn statement certifying to such residency upon request of the Code Enforcement Officer.
(4) 
The parcel improved by the bed-and-breakfast shall provide or establish two off-street parking spaces for the members of the owner's family residing in the dwelling unit as well as at least one parking space per room or unit let. Further, said parking spaces shall not be established or permitted in the front yard of the site and shall be located or screened from view so as to provided no variation from the residential character of the site.
(5) 
Each bed-and-breakfast shall be established, maintained and operated so as to preserve and compliment the residential character and integrity of the surrounding area.
(6) 
The number of paying guests accommodated per night shall not exceed 15 persons within a maximum number of five guest rooms. Further, no guest shall stay for a period of time in excess of 14 consecutive days.
(7) 
Each bedroom occupied by a paying guest shall be equipped with a properly installed and functioning smoke detector. Further, a smoke detector shall be property installed and functioning on or near the ceiling in the room or hallway from which each bedroom rented to paying guests exists.
(8) 
The Code Enforcement Officer shall be given such access to the dwelling as he/she deems necessary from time to time for the purpose of making inspections to ensure compliance with all federal, state and local codes, rules and regulations, including the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. Such inspections may be made with or without prior notice thereof.
(9) 
A single exterior sign may be established on the site of the bed-and-breakfast. Said sign shall not exceed 12 square feet in area. No ground sign shall be located less than 10 feet from the front property line or less than 20 feet from the side property line. Further, said sign shall be as unobtrusive as reasonably possible and may be illuminated by no more than two exterior uplit or downlit lighting fixtures which shall be shielded so as to prevent glare, etc.
(10) 
The driveway entrance or exit shall not exceed 15 feet in width.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Subsections B(11), regarding Planning Board authority to impose additional conditions, and B(12), regarding change by owner from approved site plan, which immediately followed this subsection, were deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
C. 
Car wash. Car wash establishments may be permitted by the Planning Board subject to the following regulations:
(1) 
Such establishments shall not be located closer than 400 feet to any residential district boundary line, school, hospital, nursing home, or other similar institutional use.
(2) 
Vehicle waiting areas for car washes shall consist of at least two vehicle stacking spaces per washing bay, plus one drying space per washing bay.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
(3) 
Waiting lines shall be clearly defined by approved markings or barriers and shall be physically separated from all other traffic movements.
(4) 
One parking space per vacuum cleaner shall also be provided and any additional parking deemed necessary by the Planning Board.
(5) 
Water supply and disposal shall be subject to approval by the Planning Board and Town Public Works Department. Water conservation and recycling is to be encouraged.
(6) 
Where gasoline service stations are either a principal use, or accessory use with car washes the requirements of Subsection G shall also be adhered to when granting approval of such uses.
D. 
Cellular towers. No transmission tower shall hereafter be used, erected, moved, reconstructed, changed or altered except after approval of a special use permits and in conformity with these regulations. No existing structure shall be modified to serve as a transmission tower unless in conformity with these regulations. These regulations shall apply to all property within the REC-1, REC-2, AG-1, B-1, LI, and HI Districts.
(1) 
Exceptions.
(a) 
Exceptions to these regulations are limited to new uses which are accessory to residential uses and lawful or approved uses existing prior to the effective date of these regulations.
(b) 
Where these regulations conflict with other laws and regulations of the Town of Fallsburg, the more restrictive shall apply, except for tower height restrictions which are governed by these special use standards.
(2) 
Special use standards.
(a) 
Site plan. An applicant shall be required to submit a site plan as described in Article VII. The site plan shall show all existing and proposed structures and improvements including roads and shall include grading plans for new facilities and roads. The site plan shall also include documentation on the proposed intent and capacity of use as well as a justification for the height of any tower or antennas and justification for any land or vegetation clearing required.
(b) 
Visual EAF. Additionally, the Planning Board shall require that the site plan include a completed Visual Environmental Assessment Form (Visual EAF) and a landscaping plan addressing other standards listed within this section with particular attention to visibility from key viewpoints within and outside of the municipality as identified in the visual EAF. The Planning Board may require submittal of a more detailed visual analysis based on the results of the visual EAF.
(c) 
Shared use. At all times, shared use of existing towers shall be preferred to the construction of new towers. Additionally, where such shared use is unavailable, location of antenna on preexisting structures shall be considered. An applicant shall be required to present an adequate report inventorying existing towers within reasonable distance of the proposed site and outlining opportunities for shared use of existing facilities and use of other preexisting structures as an alternative to a new construction.
[1] 
An applicant intending to share use of an existing tower shall be required to document intent from an existing tower owner to share use. The applicant shall pay all reasonable fees and costs of adapting an existing tower or structure to a new shared use. Those costs include but are not limited to structural reinforcement, preventing transmission or receiver interference, additional site screening, and other changes, including real property acquisition or lease required to accommodate shared use.
[2] 
In the case of new towers, the applicant shall be required to submit a report demonstrating good faith efforts to secure shared use from existing towers as well as documenting capacity for future shared use of the proposed tower. Written requests and responses for shared use shall be provided.
(d) 
Setbacks. Towers and antennas shall comply with all existing setbacks within the affected zone. Additional setbacks may be required by the Planning Board to contain on-site substantially all icefall or debris from tower failure and/or to preserve privacy of adjoining residential and public property. Setbacks shall apply to all tower parts including guy wire anchors, and to any accessory facilities.
(e) 
Visibility. All towers and accessory facilities shall be sited to have the least practical adverse visual effect on the environment.
[1] 
Towers shall not be artificially lighted except to assure human safety as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Towers shall be a galvanized finish or painted gray above the surrounding tree line and painted gray, green, black or similar colors designed to blend into the natural surroundings below the surrounding tree line unless other standards are required by the FAA. In all cases, structures offering slender silhouettes (i.e., monopoles or guyed tower) shall be preferable to freestanding structures except where such freestanding structures offer capacity for future shared use. Towers should be designed and sited so as to avoid, whenever possible, application of FAA lighting and painting requirements.
[2] 
Accessory facilities shall maximize use of building materials, colors and textures designed to blend with the natural surroundings.
(f) 
Existing vegetation. Existing on-site vegetation shall be preserved to the maximum extent possible, and no cutting of trees exceeding four inches in diameter (measured at a height of four feet off the ground) shall take place prior to approval of the special permit use. Clear cutting of all trees in a single contiguous area exceeding 20,000 square feet shall be prohibited.
(g) 
Screening. Deciduous or evergreen tree plantings may be required to screen portions of the tower from nearby residential property as well as from public sites known to include important views or vistas. Where the site abuts residential or public property, including streets, the following vegetative screening shall be required. For all towers, at least one row of native evergreen shrubs or trees capable of forming a continuous hedge at least 10 feet in height within two years of planting shall be provided to effectively screen the tower base and accessory facilities. In the case of poor soil conditions, planting may be required on soil berms to assure plant survival. Plant height in these cases shall include the height of any berm.
(h) 
Access and parking. Public road standards may be waived in meeting the objectives of this subsection. Parking will be provided to assure adequate emergency and service access. Maximum use of existing roads, public or private, shall be made. Road construction shall be consistent with standards for private roads and shall at all times minimize ground disturbance and vegetation cutting to within the toe of fill, the top of cuts, or no more than 10 feet beyond the edge of any pavement. Road grades shall closely follow natural contours to assure minimal site disturbance.
(3) 
Authority to impose conditions. The authorized board shall have the authority to impose such reasonable conditions and restrictions as are directly related to and incidental to the proposed telecommunication tower special use or site plan.
(4) 
Removal upon abandonment. Such conditions may include provisions for dismantling and removal of towers and accessory facilities upon abandonment of use.
E. 
Day-care centers. Day-care centers may be accessory to a house of worship, community building, hospital, public or private school, office building, or public recreation center and shall have: no unsafe conditions for picking up or dropping off of children; outdoor play areas enclosed and adequately separated from vehicular circulation and parking areas; and one off-street parking space per employee. All applicable state regulations shall be complied with at all times.
F. 
Family and group care facilities. Family and group care facilities may be permitted by special permit of the Planning Board subject to the following standards:
(1) 
Such facilities shall in all cases comply fully with the licensing requirements of the State Department of Mental Hygiene or other designated authority.
(2) 
In order to prevent the concentration of family and group care facilities and impaction of a neighborhood by a concentration of these facilities, the Planning Board shall exercise discretion in considering such special permit application in order that the total population of such facilities shall in no case exceed the accepted conventional residency of the structure in which such use is to be conducted.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
(3) 
The Planning Board may require as a condition of approval any safeguards necessary to protect the character and value of lands in the area, including requirements for reservation of lands or funds to increase public recreational facilities supportive of such facilities. Additionally, where such facilities are eligible for tax exemption, the Planning Board is encouraged to request an equitable payment of fees in lieu of taxes to offset the costs of public services to such facilities.
G. 
Gasoline service stations/repair garages. By special permit of the Planning Board, gasoline service stations/repair garages are permitted in allowed districts. Additionally, gasoline service stations/repair garages must comply with the following conditions:
(1) 
Ingress and egress. Ingress and egress points for gasoline service stations/repair garages shall be located a minimum of 80 feet from the intersection of right-of-way lines on a Town road and shall comply with requirements with respect to state or county roads.
(2) 
Lot coverage. Lot coverage for gasoline service stations/repair garages shall not be more than 40% of the site.
(3) 
Setback. Pump islands shall be set back at least 50 feet from street line and property lines.
(4) 
Buffer. A twenty-foot-wide landscaped area shall be provided along side and rear property lines. The landscaped area shall be densely planted with a mixture of shrubs, trees and a fence, not less than six feet high, which will create an opaque screen.
(5) 
Landscaping. Shall be provided in accordance with §§ 310-5.10 and 310-8.5.
(6) 
Vehicle storage. All vehicles awaiting repair shall be stored within a repair bay or in a temporary holding area to the rear of the service station.
H. 
Kennels. Kennels may be permitted by the Planning Board subject to the following regulations:
(1) 
Any application for an animal kennel shall stipulate the maximum number and type of animals to be boarded, harbored or trained.
(2) 
The harboring, boarding or training of animals, whether enclosed in a structure or on open land and whether or not accessory to other principal uses of the land, shall be conducted in accordance with the following general standards.
(3) 
In considering the application for an animal kennel use, the Planning Board may consider the number, size, the breed and temperament of animals to be sheltered and impose reasonable conditions to protect proximate uses, aesthetic impact, and safety of the animals sheltered in order to insure the health, safety and general welfare of the community.
(4) 
No animals shall be kept or harbored within 500 feet of the property boundaries, and animals shall be kept or harbored a minimum of 1,000 feet from the nearest residence.[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
I. 
Home professional office. Are allowed in the residential districts subject to the following regulations:
(1) 
A home professional office may only be occupied by an owner who resides in the house in which the office is located.
(2) 
Provision of off-street parking in accordance with § 310-8.1G.
(3) 
Visitation hours shall be limited from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
(4) 
Signage is limited to one identification sign in accordance with Chapter 234.
J. 
Hotels, resort hotels, extended stay hotels and motels. Hotels, resort hotels, extended stay hotels and motels may be permitted by the Planning Board as provided herein subject to the following regulations:
(1) 
Each guest room shall have an area of at least 250 square feet. Each guest unit shall have bath facility with shower or bath, one toilet facility and sink.
(2) 
The following accessory uses may be permitted:
(a) 
Accommodation with or without kitchen facilities for the use of the hotel or motel manager or caretakers and their families.
(b) 
Restaurants and/or coffee shops or cafeterias providing food and drink provided such are integral to the hotel or motel.
(c) 
Amusements and sports facilities for the guests and general public including but not limited to:
[1] 
Swimming pool.
[2] 
Children's playground.
[3] 
Tennis and other game courts.
[4] 
Game or recreation rooms.
[5] 
Day camps and children's nurseries.
(d) 
Kitchenette that includes a sink, microwave oven, dishwasher, coffee pot, and/or refrigerator intended as a convenience to transient and extended-stay guests.
(e) 
Meeting and/or conference rooms.
(3) 
The mandatory provision of an office and lobby with public rest rooms that are American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant.
K. 
Light industrial. Light industrial uses consisting of the assembly and/or fabrication of products from materials requiring no chemical or compressive processing shall be subject to the following standards:
(1) 
Performance standards of § 310-5.19 shall be strictly adhered to. All applications under this section shall describe in detail the procedures and equipment to be utilized and shall further indicate the anticipated characteristics of the light manufacturing process in the framework of measurements provided by § 310-5.19.
(2) 
All uses, processing and storage shall be within fully enclosed structures and no tanks, cupolas, vents, or other apparatus peculiar to the processing shall be visible outside the approved buildings. The facade of buildings and structures in light manufacturing uses shall be compatible with adjacent development and shall be fully landscaped.
L. 
Quarry operations. Quarrying operations for sand, gravel or other aggregate limited solely for the removal of the product from the earth and its loading for transportation. Washing, screening, crushing or other processing shall be permitted at the site only in conformity with the performance standards of § 310-5.19, and the regulations of the zoning district in which the use is located and, if applicable, a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation permit is obtained. In addition, the following conditions shall prevail:
(1) 
No special permit shall be valid for a period of more than 18 months. The Planning Board may issue successive permits within six months of expiration.
(2) 
The applicant shall file a proposed plan for site rehabilitation and shall post a performance bond in a form which is satisfactory to the Town Attorney and the Town Board in a sum sufficient to secure such rehabilitation.
(3) 
Rehabilitation of any "worked out" areas shall be commenced notwithstanding that quarrying operations are still in progress at the site provided such rehabilitation shall not unduly interfere with continued operations.
(4) 
All topsoil shall be stripped and stored at the site for respreading after the use has been completed. No topsoil can be removed from the site.
(5) 
Private access roads shall be maintained with a dustless surface as designated in the site plan.
(6) 
Excavations shall be properly fenced and/or graded and/or stored so as not to constitute a safety hazard, and the Code Enforcement Officer shall have the right of inspection thereof. The Code Enforcement Officer may, after report and authorization by the Planning Board, make such order as may be necessary to secure compliance with this provision.
(7) 
No excavation, blasting, or stock piling of materials shall be located within 300 feet of any public road or other property line.
(8) 
No sorting machinery or crushers shall be located within 600 feet of any public road or other property line and all such machinery shall be equipped with satisfactory dust-elimination devices.
(9) 
All excavation slopes in excess of one to one shall be adequately fenced as to be determined by the Code Enforcement Officer.
(10) 
Expansion of an existing nonconforming quarrying operation is prohibited.
(11) 
The Planning Board may impose additional restrictions upon the days and hours of operation to adequately protect adjoining uses and the community at large. In no case shall operations be allowed prior to 8:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m. or dusk (whichever is earlier) or on Saturday, Sunday or public holidays, if such use on the property is within 1,500 feet of an occupied dwelling unit.
M. 
Self-storage facility.
(1) 
Self-service storage facilities shall be limited to long-term storage use only. No activities other than rental of storage units and pickup and deposit of long-term storage items shall be allowed; "long-term storage" will be defined as the storage of goods or materials for a period of 30 days or greater.
(2) 
Prohibited activities within a self-service storage facility include but are not limited to the following: commercial wholesale or retail sales; auctions, garage sales or flea markets; servicing, repair or fabrication of motor vehicles, boats, trailers, lawn mowers, appliances or similar equipment; the operation of power tools, spray-painting equipment, table saws, lathes, compressors, welding equipment, kilns or other similar equipment; the establishment of transfer storage businesses; and any use that is noxious or offensive because of odors, dust, noise, fumes or vibrations, but nothing contained herein shall prohibit enforcement of the provisions of the New York State Lien Law. None of the aforementioned conditions shall restrict the facility owner from performing maintenance on this facility.
(a) 
All rental contracts shall include clauses prohibiting:
[1] 
The storage of flammable liquids and highly combustible, radioactive or explosive materials, hazardous chemicals or substances considered illegal under state or federal statutes.
[2] 
The use of property for uses other than long-term storage.
[3] 
Short-term storage of items for the intent of warehousing activities and/or for retail sales.
(3) 
The owner shall inspect each storage unit for cause or at a period no greater than once yearly. The owner shall maintain records of their inspections and make them available to the Code Enforcement Officer upon request.
(4) 
Interior parking lanes shall be provided adjacent to the storage units. Such lanes shall be provided parallel to the storage units. Such lanes shall be a minimum of 12 feet in width.
(5) 
Interior maneuvering lanes shall be provided around all buildings. For one-way circulations, lanes of 12 feet shall be provided. For two-way circulation, 24 feet shall be provided. Drives shall be surfaced with asphalt or oil and chip or some other hard-packed material capable of sustaining the weight of fire equipment. All interior travel lanes shall be posted to prohibit parking.
(6) 
All self-storage structures shall be set back a minimum of 200 feet from front lot line.
(7) 
Landscaping. Plantings shall be provided in all yards facing public rights-of-way to visually screen the storage units from public view. An earthen berm along the public right-of-way along with plantings is recommended to screen self-storage units from public view. The requirements of § 310-5.10, Landscaping and buffering, and § 310-8.5 shall also apply.
(8) 
Security. The entire site shall be designed to minimize the potential for vandalism or criminal activity. Any fencing shall be approved by the Planning Board as to material, height and color.[5]
[5]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
(9) 
Site lighting shall be provided and shall be directed or shielded to prevent glare on adjacent properties or roadways and subject to Planning Board approval in accordance with this section.
(10) 
Hours of operation for self-storage facilities shall be limited to the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily.
(11) 
Signs shall be installed in accordance with applicable provisions of Chapter 234, Signs; however, no signs shall be permitted on any portions of the security fencing.[6]
[6]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
(12) 
Rental unit size shall be limited to a maximum of 400 square feet.
(13) 
No building shall exceed 35 feet in height nor shall any single self-storage structure be longer than 150 feet in length.
(14) 
Buildings shall be designed and oriented to reduce the visual impact on adjacent properties and existing roadways. The Planning Board may impose conditions related to height, building materials, and color in order to reduce potential visual impacts.
(15) 
All storage shall be within the building walls.
N. 
Vacation campgrounds. Vacation campgrounds are permitted subject to the following:
(1) 
Vacation campgrounds are a special permit use consisting of a tract of land designed exclusively for overnight and short-duration vacation camping, providing facilities for tents, recreational vehicles, recreation activities, administration, public health and safety.
(2) 
Minimum frontage: 200 feet of frontage on a paved public highway. Where a parcel of land does not meet this requirement, a minimum frontage of 50 feet may be permitted for use as an easement for gaining access to a larger parcel that would otherwise meet the requirements of the special permit use. The frontage yard of such a parcel shall begin at the point where a line running parallel with the public highway equals 200 feet.
(3) 
Minimum spacing between campsite pads shall be 80 feet (extremity to extremity).
(4) 
Water supply. The site shall be serviced by a municipal or private water system. A minimum rate of 200 gallons per day per site shall be provided at a minimum pressure of 20 pounds per square inch at peak demand. An adequate supply of potable water shall be provided within 250 feet of all campsites. One water spigot with soakage pit or other disposal facilities shall be provided for each 10 campsites without water facilities.
(5) 
Sewage disposal. The site shall be provided with a municipal or private sanitary sewage disposal system subject to the following requirements:
(a) 
Toilets. Only flush toilets shall be provided.
[1] 
Women: one toilet per five sites.
[2] 
Men: one toilet per 10 sites.
[3] 
ADA compliant: In accordance with ADA requirements.
[4] 
A minimum of two toilets for each sex shall be provided.
(b) 
Lavatories shall be provided at a ratio of one for each 15 sites (without water and sewage hookups) for each sex.
(c) 
Showers: one shower for each 15 campsites shall be provided. Each shower must be served with hot and cold water. Two showers must be provided for each sex.
(d) 
Sewer treatment facility. The design shall be based on the water supply design flow plus infiltration and approved by the Town, and State Department of Health (NYSDOH). At least one travel trailer sanitary dumping station shall be supplied for every 100 campsites or less. The location of septic tanks, distribution lines and disposal fields shall be as approved by the Town and NYSDOH.
(6) 
(Reserved)
(7) 
Solid waste disposal: in accordance with § 310-4.7H and Planning Board requirements.
(8) 
Vehicular access. Each campground area shall be provided with two means of access from public roads. Sight distance at the entrance and exit must be unobstructed for a distance of 300 feet in each direction. In the event that two separate means of access cannot be provided due to a lack of adequate sight distance at the point of access or egress, or due to limited frontage, the Planning Board may approve an alternate design that will ensure adequate safety. An adequate turnaround for emergency vehicles shall be provided on non-through streets.
(9) 
Streets. Each campground shall provide a collector street with a minimum width of 18 feet for two-way traffic and 10 feet for one-way traffic. As a minimum, the street shall be constructed with a gravel base with adequate drainage as approved by the Planning Board. Radius of curvature shall be 50 feet minimum. Grades shall not exceed 12%. The surface of all interior roads shall be dustless.
(10) 
Parking. A fourteen-foot by fifty-foot level space shall be provided for each campsite within which a ten-foot by fifty-foot strip shall be constructed, as a minimum, with a gravel base and dustless surface. Forty-five-degree pull-through trailer and motor home parking spaces shall be constructed, as a minimum, with a gravel base and a water-bound macadam surface.
(11) 
Lighting. Sufficient exterior illumination of the site shall be required to provide convenience and safety in accordance with § 310-5.11.
(12) 
Landscaping. The entire site except for areas covered by structures, service or parking areas shall be suitably landscaped. All landscaping shall be approved by the Planning Board and properly maintained after planting.
(13) 
Screening. All campground sites shall be screened from the view of adjacent properties and adjoining public highways by means of an opaque screen of plant materials and/or fencing. All screening shall be approved by the Planning Board, properly maintained after placement and located within the required front, rear and side yards.
(14) 
All campground sites shall provide suitable recreation area or areas on the site containing not less than 10% of the camp ground site and shall include a suitably improved, fenced and equipped children's play area.
(15) 
No permanent structures shall be permitted for use as living quarters, with the exception of the resident manager or property owner. The resident manager or a caretaker shall be on the premises on a regular basis, as determined by the Code Enforcement Officer (CEO), to guard against vandalism during the off-season.
(16) 
Recreational facilities such as golf courses, tennis, swimming pools, and camp recreational facilities shall meet the requirements for setbacks for recreational uses.
(17) 
Fire protection. The property owner shall insure that adequate fire protection equipment is on the premises at all times, as approved by the CEO.
(18) 
Phone. Each campground shall have at least one phone that is accessible to the public for emergency calls.
(19) 
Each permit issued for a campground shall be valid for a period of 24 months from the date of issue. Renewal application shall be filed with the Code Enforcement Officer not more than 60 days prior to the expiration of the twenty-four-month period. Prior to the issuance of a renewal permit, the Code Enforcement Officer shall inspect the campground premises for compliance with all applicable regulations. Thereafter, and within 30 days of the expiration of the twenty-four-month period, the Code Enforcement Officer shall submit a report in writing to the Planning Board. The Board shall automatically renew the permit unless it finds a substantial failure to comply with these regulations reported by the Code Enforcement Officer. In the event the Board finds there has been a substantial violation of these regulations, then it shall hold a public hearing to determine the renewal of the permit.
(20) 
Fees. The fee shall be in accordance with the Standard Schedule of Fees of the Town of Fallsburg.
O. 
Veterinary hospital. All facilities shall be maintained in enclosed structures which shall be of soundproof construction and so maintained as to produce no dust or odor at the property line. If a kennel is proposed, it shall comply with Subsection H of this section.
Denial of a special use permit by the Planning Board shall not be subject to appeal before the Zoning Board of Appeals. Any person aggrieved by a decision of the Planning Board hereunder shall, within 30 days of the filing of the decision, apply to a court of competent jurisdiction pursuant to Article 78 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules.