Boats and Rv's
After an extensive review and consideration of the rights and interests of all residents and property owners, as well as the overall aesthetics of the Village, the Village Council adopted Ordinance 2016-07 on September 8, 2016 approving Code revisions to Chapter 18 that clarified the regulations governing the parking and storage of boats, trailers, and recreational camping equipment in the R-1 and R-2 Zoning Districts and providing for continued enforcement through the code compliance process. The Ordinance took effect on March 8, 2017, six months from the date of final adoption. Council granted an extension of time for preparation of implementation. New Code provisions include a Village registration process and a special exception process for those not meeting the maximum length and height requirements who can demonstrate that all non-dimensional requirements, including setbacks and screening, are met. Staff has created the necessary registration forms and procedures to implement these provisions, and will work with residents throughout the process and transition to code compliance. Owner shall pay the Village $10.00 for a one-time boat and recreational vehicle registration fee. Payment must be made in person at the Anchorage Park offices located at 603 Anchorage Drive, M-F 9:00am-7:00pm, Sat. 9:00am-1:00pm. Registration must be completed by October 15, 2017. Code Compliance will start driving through neighborhoods checking for compliance starting October 16, 2017.
Sec. 18-33. - Definitions.
For the purposes of this article, whenever the following words or terms are used herein they shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context requires otherwise:
Boat means any vessel, with or without motor propulsion, commonly used for private recreation activities, designed for travel over water, and for which a trailer is required for transportation over land. The definition of boat shall specifically include a personal watercraft as defined by state statute and shall specifically exclude those vessels not required to be titled with the state pursuant to state statute.
Recreational vehicle means any vehicle or portable structure designed primarily to provide temporary living quarters for recreation, camping or travel use, other than a light van; either a vehicular structure mounted on wheels, self-powered or designed to be pulled by another vehicle or a structure designed to be mounted upon and carried by another vehicle.
Trailer means a vehicular structure mounted on wheels designed to be pulled by another vehicle.