Article IX – Agricultural District

SECTION IX.1 USE REGULATIONS
A building or premises in this District shall be used only for one or more of the following specific uses:
Including any use permitted in Residential I, II, III and IV Districts as described under ARTICLE V of This Ordinance.

Farms of all types including those of general farming or for specialized farming.

Private forests with such harvesting equipment as saw mills, maple syrup reducing plants and charcoal plants.

Nurseries and greenhouses.

Riding Stables.

Mining, including extracting of sand, gravel or other natural resources.

Cemeteries.

Ice manufacturing plants.

Contractors and Excavators.

SECTION IX.2 CONTIGUOUS ZONE

Where any other Zone is contiguous to a farm located in an Agricultural District and forms a part of the farm, all farm uses and activities permitted in the Agricultural District may be carried on such contiguous land, except that any buildings constructed shall conform to the requirements of ARTICLE V (Residential).

SECTION IX.3 REQUIRED LAND AREA

A parcel of land to qualify as a farm under this District shall consist of not less than three (3) acres.

SECTION IX.4 THE MINIMUM LAND PER DWELLING

Each single-family dwelling with its accessory buildings shall be located on a legally described parcel of land of not less than one hundred thirty-one thousand (131,000) square feet of area, if it is not built as a part of the main farm dwelling, with minimum road frontage of two hundred (200) feet.

SECTION IX.5 SEASONAL HELP

All temporary living quarters for the use of seasonal and itinerant farm employees and migratory workers shall be exempt from the provisions of This Ordinance and use may be made of tents, trailer coaches or other buildings and structures upon the land owned or occupied by the employer, provided, however, that such living quarters be located not less than two hundred (200) feet from the frontage on any right-of-way and provided further, that living quarters, if not of temporary material shall be permitted only during the normal growing and harvest season.

SECTION IX.6 ROADSIDE STANDS

Roadside Stands shall be permitted only for the selling of farm products produced upon the premises and these may be located along the highway right-of-way even where same is zoned Residential, providing this location in a Residential zone is a part of the farm which produces the farm products.

SECTION IX.7 MINING OR REMOVAL OF TOPSOIL

No topsoil shall be removed for purposes of resale from any area zoned Residential nor any open-pit mining for the purposes of extracting sand, gravel or minerals be permitted within two hundred (200) feet of any public road or highway nor within fifty (50) feet of any side or rear lot lines of any adjoining land zoned for Residential use, unless the removal within said restricted areas shall have been first approved by the Board of Appeals.

If any open-pit mine or gravel pit has any “attractive nuisance” feature, such as steep banks or deep holes that could be a hazard to the safety of children, it shall be promptly rough graded so as to remove such hazard or hazards. When an open-pit mine or gravel pit has ceased to be worked regularly for a period of one (1) year, it shall be rough graded in such a manner as to restore the land to contours harmonious with those of the surrounding terrain.