Town of Irondequoit, NY
Monroe County
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[Added 6-17-1997 by L.L. No. 4-1997]

§ 235-104 Recreational vehicles.

A. 
Purpose. It is the purpose of this section to regulate the parking of recreational vehicles in all districts zoned for residential use in the Town so as to reduce hazardous traffic conditions, protect those districts from polluted air, excessive noise, trash and refuse; protect the residents from unreasonable burdens in gaining access to their residences, preserve the character of those districts as residential, to promote efficiency in the maintenance of those streets, preserve the value of property, protect the safety of pedestrians and maintain the general health and welfare of the residents of those districts.
B. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PARK
To place a recreational vehicle for the purposes of convenient departure from or return to the vehicle in connection with a planned trip, outing or vacation, including the process of loading or unloading the vehicle and preparation of the vehicle, for a period of less than 10 days.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
A vehicular type that can be towed, hauled or driven and primarily designed for temporary living accommodations, recreational, camping and travel use and including but not limited to a travel trailer, camper, motor home, tent trailer, camping trailer, boat, boat trailer, snowmobile, snowmobile trailer, jet ski, jet ski trailer, all-terrain vehicle (ATV), ATV trailer and utility trailer.
STORE
To place a recreational vehicle for the purposes of preserving, protecting and securing it for a period in excess of 10 days.
UTILITY TRAILER
An open or enclosed trailer not to exceed six feet wide by 12 feet long.
[Added 7-18-2000 by L.L. No. 5-2000]
C. 
Zoning districts. This section shall apply to R-R, R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, R-5 and residential uses in R-6 Zoning Districts. All nonresidential uses in R-6, C, WD and M Zoning Districts require a special use permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals for the parking and/or storage of recreational vehicles.
D. 
Garage storage. Storage of recreational vehicles within a completely enclosed garage with the door(s) closed shall be permitted in all zoning districts.
E. 
Front yard requirements.
(1) 
From April 1 to November 1 of any calendar year, one recreational vehicle may be parked or stored on a front yard driveway or other hard surfaced parking area.
(2) 
Such recreational vehicle shall have a minimum setback of four feet from the front property line(s) and three feet from any side property line.
F. 
Side yard requirements.
(1) 
One recreational vehicle may be parked or stored in one of either side yards.
(2) 
Such recreational vehicle shall have a minimum setback of three feet from the side property line.
G. 
Rear yard requirements.
(1) 
Up to two recreational vehicles may be parked or stored in the rear yard.
(2) 
Such recreational vehicles shall have a minimum setback of four feet from the rear and side property lines.
(3) 
The total area covered by accessory structures and recreational vehicles shall not exceed 50% of the rear yard.
H. 
General requirements.
(1) 
At any given time, no more than two recreational vehicles shall be parked or stored in the open on the premises.
(2) 
Recreational vehicles stored on the premises must be owned by the occupant of the premises.
(3) 
Recreational vehicles shall not have fixed connections to electricity, water, gas or sanitary facilities, nor shall any recreational vehicle at any time be used for living or housekeeping purposes while on the premises.
(4) 
Any such recreational vehicle shall be kept in good repair and in working condition, with current license plate and/or registration, unless stored within a garage.
(5) 
Recreational vehicles shall not be parked or stored upon any public highway or right-of-way.

§ 235-104.1 Commercial vehicles.

A. 
Purpose. It is the purpose of this section to regulate the parking of motor vehicles in all districts zoned for residential use in the Town so as to reduce hazardous traffic conditions, protect those districts from polluted air, excessive noise, trash and refuse; protect the residents from unreasonable burdens in gaining access to their residences, preserve the character of those districts as residential, to protect the public highways from excessive wear and tear, to promote efficiency in the maintenance of those streets, preserve the value of property, protect the safety of pedestrians and maintain the general health and welfare of the residents of those districts.
B. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
Any vehicle designed for or primarily used for commercial purposes in conjunction with a business.
C. 
Zoning districts. This section shall apply to R-R, R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, R-5 and R-6 Zoning Districts.
D. 
General requirements. The following requirements shall apply:
(1) 
Gross vehicle weight (GVW) up to 10,500 pounds as indicated on the manufacturer's rating label.
(2) 
One such vehicle per dwelling unit.
(3) 
Personal use by occupant of the dwelling unit.
[Amended 7-18-2000 by L.L. No. 5-2000]
(4) 
No parking or storage of such vehicles on vacant lots or lots without a principal structure unless a special use permit is obtained from the Zoning Board of Appeals.
(5) 
Parking within a public highway or right-of-way is prohibited.
(6) 
Occupants shall submit proof of ownership and vehicle weight when requested by the Building Inspector.
[Amended 7-18-2000 by L.L. No. 5-2000]
E. 
Restrictions. The following vehicle types are prohibited:
(1) 
Dump trucks.
(2) 
Construction equipment/trailers.
(3) 
Tow trucks.
(4) 
Buses.
(5) 
Semitractors and trailers.
(6) 
Step-vans.
(7) 
Freight vans/trucks.
(8) 
Flatbed/stake bed truck.
(9) 
Sanitation equipment.
(10) 
All other vehicles exceeding any two of the following dimensions: (dimensions to exclude mirrors and ornamentation):
(a) 
Overall body height of 90 inches (7.5 feet).
(b) 
Overall body length of 240 inches (20 feet).
(c) 
Overall body width of 96 inches (eight feet).
F. 
Exceptions. Exceptions shall be allowed as follows:
(1) 
Personal vehicles used by handicapped person(s).
(2) 
Construction vehicles and equipment while actively and necessarily employed in construction or other real property improvements.
(3) 
Commercial vehicles used in the normal course of pickup and delivery.
(4) 
Vehicles on agricultural or farm properties if used in the normal course of agricultural or farm business.
(5) 
Recreational vehicles.
(6) 
Parking of vehicles within an enclosed garage.