Village of Caledonia, NY
Livingston County
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A. 
Home occupations (see definition in § 215-8A) shall be permitted in any residence or accessory building for activities such as hair dressing, laundering, television and radio repair, lawn mower and bicycle repair and other uses which the Board of Appeals determines to be similar in scale and nature.
B. 
Professional offices (see definition in § 215-8A) may also be established as home occupations.
C. 
The following requirements shall apply to all home occupations:
(1) 
No more than two people other than members of the immediate family occupying such dwelling shall be employed as part of the home occupation.
(2) 
A home occupation must be conducted within a dwelling which is the bona fide residence of the principal practitioner or in an accessory building thereto which is normally associated with a residential use.
(3) 
No more than 25% of the gross floor area of such residence shall be used for the conduct of a home occupation. No more than 40% of the floor area of an accessory structure shall be used for a home occupation (except garages).
(4) 
In no way shall the appearance of the structure be altered or the occupation within the residence be conducted in a manner which would cause premises to differ from its residential character either by the use of colors, materials, construction or lighting or the emission of sounds, noises or vibrations.
(5) 
No mechanical or electrical equipment shall be employed other than machinery or equipment customarily found in the home associated with a hobby or avocation not conducted for gain or profit or machinery or equipment which is essential in the conduct of the home occupation.
(6) 
No outdoor display of goods or outside storage of equipment or materials used in the home occupation shall be permitted.
(7) 
One sign shall be permitted not to exceed two feet by two feet in dimension. There shall be no use of utilities or community facilities beyond that normal to the use of the property for residential purposes.
(8) 
One commercial-type vehicle may be used in connection with the home occupation and may be parked on the property.
(9) 
No use shall create noise, dust, vibration, smell, smoke, glare, electrical interference, fire hazard or any other hazard or nuisance to any greater or more frequent extent than that usually experienced in an average residential occupancy in the district in question under normal circumstances wherein no home occupation exists.
(10) 
A home occupation shall not be interpreted to include the following:
(a) 
Restaurants.
(b) 
Convalescent homes.
(c) 
Mortuary establishments.
(d) 
Garages or shops for the repair of motor vehicles.
(e) 
Other trades and businesses of a similar nature.
Bus passenger shelters shall comply with the following:
A. 
Architectural design shall be in keeping with the residential character of the neighborhood, and the structure shall be constructed for easy removal when its use is no longer needed.
B. 
The shelter shall be set back from the road right-of-way line at least 10 feet to minimize possible damage from snowplowing and roadwork and to avoid obstruction of such work.
Clubhouses must be architecturally compatible if located in a residential neighborhood and not cause a nuisance by reason of noise or other objectionable features.
Commercial day-care uses shall comply with the following:
A. 
Outdoor play areas, if provided on the premises, must be fenced in or otherwise enclosed.
B. 
No outdoor play equipment shall be placed within 10 feet of any property line, fence or structure.
C. 
Minimum parking shall be one space per staff member, plus one additional space for each seven children.
D. 
Adequate space for dropping off and picking up children shall be provided off the street.
E. 
Conform with any New York State regulations regarding day care.
Retreats shall comply with the following:
A. 
Applicants shall provide evidence from the County Health Department that the on-site sanitary facilities are adequate to serve the number of guests anticipated.
B. 
Evidence shall be provided that adequate emergency escapes are provided and that all fire codes have been met to the local Code Enforcement Officer's satisfaction.
A. 
Conversion of a dwelling unit into two or more dwelling units shall comply with the following:
(1) 
The maximum number of dwelling units per building shall be four.
(2) 
A maximum of one dwelling unit per building may be an efficiency apartment.
(3) 
Certification by a licensed engineer that the existing or proposed septic system is adequate to serve the proposed number of dwelling units shall be provided.
(4) 
The minimum living space for each dwelling unit shall be 600 square feet, plus 100 square feet per dwelling unit available in the building for storage. For efficiency apartments, the requirements shall be a minimum of 400 square feet and 60 square feet, respectively.
(5) 
There shall be two off-street parking spaces for each dwelling unit. Such parking places shall not be located in the front yard. The spaces shall be laid out so as to minimize the impact of headlights and drainage on neighboring properties. In addition, the parking provisions in § 215-82 shall apply.
(6) 
Land overlying a septic system shall not be paved nor used for parking.
(7) 
External stairways and fire escapes shall not be located in the front or sides of the building.
(8) 
Side, front and rear yards shall meet the requirements for two-family and multifamily dwellings in Article V.
(9) 
Such other requirements that the Village Planning Board determines to be reasonably necessary in order to protect the public health, safety and welfare and the character of the neighborhood.
B. 
The following materials must be submitted with an application for a special permit to divide a dwelling unit into two or more dwelling units:
(1) 
Site plan showing lot lines, location of buildings, location of septic system absorption lines, existing and proposed parking spaces, trees and other natural features.
(2) 
Existing and proposed floor plans, each showing the number of dwelling units, the number of bedrooms, the size in square feet of each apartment and the existing and proposed entranceways.
(3) 
Evidence that the existing septic system can handle adequately the proposed number of dwelling units under § 215-89.
A. 
Satellite dishes and antennas shall be confined to the rear yard whenever possible and shall be screened from sight so long as such screening shall not prevent reception of signal.
B. 
Satellite dishes and antennas shall be confined to the rear yard on property listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
C. 
No satellite dish or antenna shall be placed in such a way as to impede the official duties of public safety officials or the access of public safety equipment.