Ordinance No. 482 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF RUTLEDGE AMENDING ACCESSORY USES AND STRUCTURES-Proposed

BOROUGH OF RUTLEDGE

DELAWARE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

Ordinance No. 482

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF RUTLEGE AMENDING

ACCESSORY USES AND STRUCTURES,§27-603, OF THE

BOROUGH OF RUTLEDGE’S ZONING ORDINANCE

 

WHEREAS, the existing Zoning Ordinance regulates the acceptable accessory uses and

structures in the Borough of Rutledge;

WHEREAS, after consideration of the Planning Commission’ s investigation and

recommendations relating to Accessory Uses and Structures, the Borough Counsel has

determined to accept these recommendations.

WHEREFORE. the Council of the Borough of Rutledge does hereby ORDAIN a s follows :

SECTION 1The Borough of Rutledge Zoning Ordinance §27-603 is hereby amended to read as

follows:

1 . Accessory structures such as garages, decks, sheds , pool house, gazebo, patios, or

similar structure, shall be located only in the side or rear yards.

2 . No accessory structure shall be more than 20 feet high to the mid-point of the roof,

midway between the highest and lowest points of the highest roof.

3 . The minimum setback for accessory structures shall be 5 feet at both the side and rear

lot lines, unless specifically stated otherwise in this Chapter.

4 . Accessory structures shall not be used as an apartment, dwelling unit or for overnight

sleeping. Under no instance shall a bed and breakfast or family day-care home facility

be allowed to operate within an accessory structure.

  1. A private garage may be erected within a rear yard or side yard, provided that it is

attached to or located at least 20 feet farther back than the rearmost portion of the

principal building, except as modified by §27-603(2), above. Garages shall not occupy

more than 60 0 square feet and must comply with §27-603 (3), above. Whether or not the

garage is attached to or detached from the dwelling, the entirety of the garage must be

set back at least three feet from the street-facing facade of the dwelling.

6 . That an egress window shall be required for structures on the second floor such as in a

garage, pool houses or similar structures and in conformance with the applicable

Building and Fire and Safety Codes,

  1. Only one utility/storage shed shall be permitted on a lot.
  2. Sheds shall not have a floor area exceeding 120 square feet and not be more than 12

feet high to the peak of the roof.

SECTION 2. Borough Council authorizes the appropriate Borough officials, officers, solicitor

and employees to take any and all necessary actions required to carry out the intent of this

Ordinance.

SECTION 3. All Ordinances or resolutions or parts of Ordinances or Resolutions, insofar as

they are inconsistent herewith, are hereby repealed.

 

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