Village of Maple Bluff, WI
Dane County
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Principal uses; accessory uses. Only those principal uses specified for a district, their essential services, and the following uses shall be permitted in that district. Accessory uses are uses ancillary to the principal use and include home occupations, incidental repairs, storage, parking facilities, and gardening.
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Unclassified or unspecified uses. Unclassified uses may be permitted by the Village Board, after the Plan Commission has made a review and recommendation, provided that such uses are similar in character and scale to the principal uses permitted in the district.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
C. 
Temporary uses. Temporary uses, such as tents or shelters for materials and equipment being used in the construction of a permanent structure, may be permitted by the Village Administrator or his/her designee. [2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original Article II, § A4, Performace standards, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
The following rules shall apply for construing or interpreting the terms and provisions of this chapter:
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In the event of any conflict in limitations, requirements, or standards contained in this chapter applying to an individual use or structure, the more restrictive provision shall apply.
B. 
In the event of a conflict between the text of this chapter and any caption, figure, illustration, table, or map contained herein, the text shall control.
C. 
The words "shall," "must" and "will" are mandatory in nature, establishing an obligation or duty to comply with the particular provision. The word "may" is permissive in nature. Words used in the present tense include the future tense. Words used in the singular number include the plural number, and the plural number includes the singular number, unless the context of the particular usage clearly indicates otherwise. Words used in the masculine gender include the feminine gender.
D. 
Any distance figure stated in this chapter shall be measured as including any intervening streets, alleys, and other public rights-of-way.
Notwithstanding any other provisions set forth above, amendments to correct typographical or drafting errors in the text of this chapter or on the Zoning Map may be adopted by the Village Board at a regular meeting without the posting or personal delivery of prior notice and without a public hearing.
A. 
Certificates required. No commercial or industrial building or addition hereafter constructed or structurally altered shall be used for any purpose, and no addition to a previously existing building shall be occupied, and no land (except land used for open space or public recreation purposes and land without buildings or structures) that is vacant shall be used for any purpose, until a zoning certificate has been issued by the Building Inspector. No change in use shall be made until a zoning certificate has been issued by the Building Inspector. Every zoning certificate shall state that the use complies with all of the provisions of this chapter.
B. 
Application for zoning certificates. Every application to the Building Inspector for a building permit shall be deemed to be an application for a zoning certificate. Every application for a zoning certificate for a change in use of land or building shall be made directly to the office of the Village Administrator or his/her designee, acting in the capacity of Building Inspector.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
No vacant land shall be used or occupied, and no structure erected or structurally altered shall be used or changed in use, until a certificate of occupancy shall have been issued by the Building Inspector stating that the structure or the proposed use thereof complies with the provisions of this chapter. A certificate of occupancy, either for the whole or part of a building, shall be applied for coincident with the application for a building permit and shall be issued within 10 days after the erection or structural alteration of such building or part shall have been completed in conformity with the provisions of this chapter. A record of all certificates shall be kept on file in the office of the Building Inspector and copies shall be furnished, on request, to any person having a proprietary or tenancy interest in the building affected. No permit for excavation for or erection of any building or part of a building, or for repairs to or alterations of a building, shall be issued until after a statement of its intended use has been filed by the applicant.
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If work is performed without the issuance of all applicable permits, the Building Inspector is hereby authorized to stop all construction until all necessary permits are issued and all fines are paid.
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A fine may be assessed for failure to take out the necessary permits equal to 5% of the value of the improvement as determined by the Village Assessor.
Notice of a public meeting shall be accomplished by posting in three public places. The notice shall satisfy the following requirements:
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Notice of a public meeting shall be provided at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.
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Notice shall be provided to any media who have filed a written request.
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A separate notice shall be provided for each meeting.
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Notice shall specify the time, date, place, and subject matter of the meeting, any contemplated closed session, and intent to reconvene in open session within 12 hours after completion of closed session. The notice shall describe issues on the agenda in enough detail to allow them to be identified by those likely to be affected by any decision.