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Section 1207.19    Special Development Standards

  1. Adult Businesses
    1. Subject to the regulations of Chapter 856 of the Business Regulation
      Code, the General Offenses Code of the Codified Ordinances, and state
      law or regulation, an adult business may be located only in accordance
      with the following restrictions:
      1. An adult business may only be located in Zoning District 8
        (Industrial/Office Park Development Areas).
      2. No such business shall be located on any lot fronting on State
        Route 91 (Darrow Road);
      3. No such business shall be located on any lot within five hundred
        (500) feet of any residentially-zoned district or any
        residentially-used lot;
      4. No such business shall be located on any lot within one thousand
        (1,000) feet of any public library, private or public elementary or
        secondary school, public park or place of worship; and
      5. No such business shall be located on any lot within one thousand
        (1,000) feet of another sexually oriented business.

    2. For the purposes of subdivision (1), above, measurement shall be made in
      a straight line, without regard to intervening structures or objects, from the
      nearest portion of the building or structure used as a part of the premises
      where an adult business is conducted, to the nearest property line of the
      premises of a place of worship or public or private elementary or
      secondary school, or to the nearest boundary of an affected public park,
      residentially-zoned district or residentially-used lot.

    3. For the purposes subdivision (1), above, the distance between any two
      adult businesses shall be measured in a straight line, without regard to
      intervening structures or objects, from the closest exterior wall of the
      structure in which each business is located.

    4. An adult business lawfully operating as a conforming use is not rendered a
      nonconforming use by the subsequent location of a place of worship,
      public or private elementary or secondary school, public park or library
      within 1,000 feet, or a residentially-zoned district or residentially-used lot
      within 500 feet, of the adult business.

    5. No person shall establish, operate or cause the establishment or operation
      of any adult business in violation of the provisions of this section and Part
      Eight, Business Regulation Code, of the Codified Ordinances, and any
      other provisions of the Codified Ordinances and state statute or regulation.

    6. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit or limit the display,
      sale or rental of descriptive, printed, film or video material or any live
      performance which, taken as a whole, contains serious literary, artistic,
      political, medical, educational or scientific value.

  2. Outdoor Sales, Storage, and Activities
    1. Outdoor Storage, Loading Areas, Trash Collection Areas, and Other
      Services Structures.
      1. Any outdoor storage, loading areas, trash collection areas on a lot
        shall be screened from public view pursuant to the requirements set
        forth in Section 1207.04(m), "Screenings and Landscaping for
        Service Structures." This provision shall not apply to residentially
        zoned and used parcels in the City.
      2. No loading areas, trash collection areas, service entrances, and
        similar accessory uses shall be located in a front yard.
      3. Outside storage must be on a dust-free surface.
      4. Materials stored outdoors shall be located so as to permit the free
        access of fire fighting equipment around the periphery of all
        structures at all times.
      5. Outdoor sales or merchandise for sale, which cannot be stored
        indoors, is prohibited unless approved by council.

    2. Vending Machines. Vending machines shall not be permitted outdoors.

  3. Oil/Gas Exploration and Drilling Uses
    1. In addition to the requirements set forth in this Chapter, oil/gas exploration
      and drilling uses shall comply with all applicable standards set forth in the
      City's Business Code, Chapter 838, of the Codified Ordinances. In case of
      conflict between the provisions of this section and Chapter 838, the stricter
      provision shall apply.

    2. The location of the tank sites, access roads and barriers, and landscape
      screening shall comply with the following requirements. In addition, the
      location of the tank sites, access roads and barriers, and landscape
      screening shall comply with any other applicable requirements of this
      Code to the maximum extent feasible:
      1. Storage tanks, separators, and well installations and other
        permanent producing facilities shall be entirely enclosed by a six
        (6) foot chain-link fence, with a gate capable of being locked, plus
        three (3) strands of barbed wire above. Fences shall be kept in
        good state of repair until the well is abandoned and the tanks taken
        out of service.
      2. Tank batteries shall be screened by evergreens, landforms, or
        wooden fencing. With any use of screening, the chain link fencing
        shall remain enclosing the tanks or well. Any wooden fence
        screening around the tanks should be at least twenty-four (24)
        inches off the ground and set away from diking to permit air
        circulation inside the enclosure. Any well screening should be
        designed for removal and replacement when the well head is
        serviced.
      3. All storage tanks shall be diked to prevent any spillover which may
        damage surrounding property.
      4. Access roads shall be paved with suitable road materials to help
        prevent mud deposits on public roads and to provide emergency
        vehicular access during inclement weather. Access roads shall be
        adequately fenced and have a gate with a locking device installed
        at or near the public road entrance to prevent unauthorized entry
        from the public road.
      5. During the time wells are in operation, a metal sign showing the
        street or road numbers, as may be approved by the Community
        Development Director, shall be installed on the access road gate so
        that the Police and Fire Departments may find the area when
        necessary.

    3. The names, addresses and telephone numbers of the persons responsible
      for the operation and maintenance of each well and tank site shall be
      registered with the Fire, Police, and Community Development
      Departments.

    4. All waste materials, such as sludge, salt water, or other waste effluents
      from the wells or tanks sites shall be hauled off the property and deposited
      at state-approved dump sites. No existing well within the City of Hudson
      shall be used as a brine injection well or for annular disposal of brine or
      any other process that may be developed that involves storing brine or
      other waste products in producing or exhausted wells.

    5. Where access roads connect with city roads, culvert and ditching shall be
      done under the supervision of the City of Hudson Engineer, who shall also
      be notified before operations are started. The City Engineer=s final
      inspection shall be made after completion of all such road work.

    6. When drilling any well for oil/gas, the drilling rig shall have a "Blow-Out"
      preventer in good working order attached to the drilling equipment to
      prevent gas or oil from blowing out of control and causing damage to the
      surrounding area.

    7. No internal combustion engine shall be used to operate an external well
      pump.

    8. "Cuttings" or residue material, at all well drilling sites shall be treated in
      the same way as those which fall under regulations for Special Permit
      required by Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and
      Gas.

    9. No structure suitable for occupancy shall be erected within one hundred
      (100) feet of any unplugged oil and gas well head. If the well has been
      abandoned and plugged, no habitable structure shall be erected within
      twenty-five (25) feet of the plugged well head.

    10. Tank batteries shall not be located or relocated closer than two hundred
      (200) feet to a structure suitable for occupancy, nor can any such structure
      be erected within this distance. Tank batteries shall not be located or
      relocated closer than three hundred (300) feet from a property line of any
      parcel not in the original drilling unit(s).

    11. To reduce the potential of a brush fire, weeds shall be cleared periodically
      from inside the tank battery fencing and shall be cut outside the perimeter
      of the fencing to a distance of at least 36 inches.

  4. Special Setback Requirements Respecting Agricultural Uses
    1. No structure suitable for occupancy shall be located or constructed closer
      than 100 feet to an accessory building or fenced enclosure associated with
      an agricultural use except for the residence of the person engaged in the
      agricultural use.

    2. No accessory building or fenced enclosure associated with an agricultural
      use shall be located or constructed closer than 100 feet from a structure
      suitable for occupancy or closer than fifty (50) feet from the property line
      of a residentially zoned lot, other than that of a residence of the person
      engaged in the agricultural use.

    3. For purposes of this subsection, a Afenced enclosure@ may include any
      perimeter fence associated with an agricultural use as long as such
      perimeter fence forms part of an enclosure that contains such agricultural
      use.