Town of Forestburgh, NY
Sullivan County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
A. 
Permitted uses. The following uses shall be permitted:
(1) 
One- and two-family dwellings.
(2) 
Boarding or tourist homes.
(3) 
Public utilities needed to serve the district.
(4) 
Agricultural activities, including the keeping of livestock, but excepting cage-type poultry facilities and the raising of more than six adult pigs.
(5) 
Harvesting of forest products.
(6) 
Hunting and fishing cabins.
B. 
Accessory uses. The following shall be accessory uses:
(1) 
Home occupations.
(2) 
Off-street parking facilities for motor vehicles, snow mobiles, camping trailers or boats belonging to residents of the property so used or their guests, provided that such are parked in a side or rear yard.
(3) 
Farm structures, including roadside stands.
(4) 
Garden houses, tool sheds and swimming pools.
(5) 
Signs, limited to the following:
(a) 
One nonilluminating nameplate, not exceeding an area of four square feet.
(b) 
One illuminating announcement sign for schools, churches and other institutional uses, not exceeding an area of 12 square feet, and located not closer than 15 feet from any street line.
(c) 
Real estate sign, not exceeding an area of 20 square feet, for the sale or rental of the premises on which it is located.
(d) 
One illuminating sign, not to exceed an area of 40 square feet, for the purpose of identifying a residential development or advertising the sale of goods or services provided therein. Not more than one such sign may be displayed adjacent to each means of egress to the property so identified.
C. 
Special uses. The following are special uses subject to plan approval by the Planning Board:
(1) 
Places of worship, including parish houses, seminaries, convents, dormitories and other related uses.
(2) 
Schools and colleges, including playfields and other related uses.
(3) 
Parks, libraries, museums and theaters.
(4) 
Clubhouses for social organizations with related recreational facilities.
(5) 
Public utility transmission lines, substations and other similar utility installations.
(6) 
Mobile home parks.
(7) 
Sand, gravel or other quarrying operations, provided that:
(a) 
Such activities shall be located not closer than 500 feet from any property line.
(b) 
Excavation slopes in excess of 1:1 shall be suitably fenced.
(c) 
No such operation shall be conducted on a site of less than five acres.
(8) 
Campsites and bungalow colonies for seasonal use, provided that:
(a) 
The maximum number of campsites or bungalow dwelling units shall not exceed four per acre of gross area of the site.
(b) 
The minimum distance between tents shall not be less than 20 feet; for buildings and accessory structures, not less than 30 feet.
(c) 
The minimum lot size for such use shall be 20 acres.
(9) 
Outdoor recreational facilities, except drive-in theaters.
(10) 
Nursing homes, medical and dental facilities.
(11) 
Hotels and motels, provided that the minimum size lot shall be not less than 10 acres, plus 10,000 square feet for each rental unit over 12.
(12) 
Cemeteries and mortuaries.
(13) 
Commercial nurseries, greenhouses and fish hatcheries.
(14) 
Sanitary landfill operations, provided that:
(a) 
All such sites have received the approval of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
(b) 
The minimum site area shall be not less than 50 acres.
(c) 
The area to be filled and covered shall be located not closer than 500 feet from any lot line and suitably screened from the view of adjacent properties.
(d) 
Refuse material is to be covered daily in the manner approved by the Department of Environmental Conservation.
(15) 
A building whose sole function is to house electrical equipment, telephone equipment or cable television equipment may be placed on a lot no smaller than 10,000 square feet. Said lot must be owned by the public utility owning said building and equipment. The Planning Board may require a larger lot size than 10,000 square feet if, in the sole discretion of said Board, a larger lot is required considering the criteria set forth in Article VII hereof.
[Added 11-10-1983 by L.L. No. 3-1983]
A. 
Permitted uses. The following shall be permitted uses subject to plan approval by Planning Board:
[Amended 12-8-1977 by L.L. No. 12-1977]
(1) 
Same as RR-1 District.
(2) 
Retail and service stores.
(3) 
Eating and drinking establishments.
(4) 
Offices.
(5) 
Funeral homes.
(6) 
Motor vehicle service stations, provided that all parts and supplies, dismantled vehicles debris and major repair work areas shall be located within a building enclosed on all sides.
B. 
Accessory uses.
(1) 
Same as RR-1 Districts.
(2) 
Outdoor vending machines.
(3) 
Off-street parking and loading facilities.
(4) 
Nonflashing signs related to an establishment located on the same lot, provided that:
(a) 
The area, in square feet, of all signs on the lot shall not exceed the number of linear feet of the frontage of the lot.
(b) 
No more than one freestanding sign, not greater than 40 square feet in area or 20 feet in height and located not closer than 25 feet to any public street line, shall be permitted.
(c) 
Such signs shall not shine directly on adjacent public roads.
(5) 
A building whose sole function is to house electrical equipment, telephone equipment or cable television equipment may be placed on a lot no smaller than 10,000 square feet. Said lot must be owned by the public utility owning said building and equipment. The Planning Board may require a larger lot size than 10,000 square feet if, in the sole discretion of said Board, a larger lot is required considering the criteria set forth in Article VII hereof.
[Added 11-10-1983 by L.L. No. 3-1983]
[Amended 12-8-1977 by L.L. No. 12-1977; 8-14-1980 by L.L. No. 2-1980; 9-3-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987]
A. 
Bulk and yard requirements.
Minimum Required
In RR-1 District
In B-1 District
In RC District
Lot area (square feet)
100,000
100,000
5 acres
Lot width (feet)
200
200
300
Front yard setback (feet)
75
75
150 from edge of road right-of-way
Side yard setback (feet)
50
50
50 per setback
Rear yard setback (feet)
100
100
150
Accessory structure setback (feet)
25
25
25 from any lot line
Maximum Permitted:
Building height (feet)
30
30
30
Dwelling units
1
1
1
B. 
The RC District, Rural Conservation District, is as designated on a map filed with the Clerk of the Board of the Town of Forestburgh.
C. 
Notwithstanding any inconsistent provisions of this chapter, any lot of record as of the effective date of this chapter shall be deemed to be a conforming lot for purposes of obtaining a building permit thereon.
D. 
When effective. This local law[1] shall take effect 20 days after it is filed as provided in § 27 of the Municipal Home Rule Law.
[1]
Editor's Note: "This local law" refers to L.L. No. 3-1987, adopted 9-3-1987.