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19.05.040. Private swimming pools, tennis courts, skateboard ramps, satellite dishes, and basketball standards or courts

            (1)        Swimming Pool (private).  No such pool shall be allowed in any zoning district except as an accessory use and unless it complies with the following conditions and requirements:

                        (a)        It is an accessory use to a main building and is located within the side or rear yard thereof;

                        (b)        It is intended and is to be used solely for the enjoyment of the occupants and guests of the principal use of the property on which it is located;

                        (c)        It may not be located closer than four feet (4') to any property line of the property on which it is located;

                        (d)        It shall not be less than twenty feet (20') from any neighbors dwelling, or fifteen feet (15') from any side lot line of an adjacent vacant lot;

                        (e)        It shall not be less than fifteen feet (15') from any neighbors' non-livable area of their dwelling, which includes, but is not limited to, the garage, carport, or storage areas;

                        (f)        On a corner lot where the rear lot line is coterminous with a side lot line of an adjoining lot, it shall be located not less than twenty-five feet (25') from such lot line;

                        (g)        The swimming pool, or the entire property on which it is located, shall be walled or fenced to a minimum height of six feet (6').  The fence shall be constructed to limit any individual from accessing the pool area.  The fence shall comply with all current building codes.  All gates on said fences shall be self-closing and fitted with a self-latching device located on the interior side of the gate;

                        (h)        Where a swimming pool is completely enclosed in a building, the location requirements for accessory and main buildings shall apply.  Where a swimming pool is to be located in the near vicinity of any septic tank or sewage disposal drain field, the location must be approved by the Davis County Health Department; and

                        (i)         Any above ground pool lighting shall be installed and directed such that the light source or light bulb is not directly visible from any point five feet (5') high along the neighboring property line.

            (2)        Tennis Court (private).  No tennis court shall be allowed in any zoning district except as an accessory use and unless it complies with the following conditions and requirements:

                        (a)        It is an accessory use to a main building and is located within the side or rear yard thereof;

                        (b)        It is intended and is to be used solely for the enjoyment of the occupants and guests of the principal use of the property on which it is located;

                        (c)        It may not be located closer than four feet (4') to any property line of the property on which it is located.  It shall not be less than thirty feet (30') from any neighbor's dwelling or twenty feet (20') from any side lot line of any adjacent vacant lot;

                        (d)        On a corner lot where the rear lot line is coterminous with a side lot line of an adjoining lot, it shall be located not less than twenty feet (20") from such lot line; and

                        (e)        Any court lighting shall be installed and directed such that the light source or light bulb is not directly visible from any point five feet (5') high along the neighboring property line.

            (3)        Skateboard Ramp (private).  No skateboard ramp shall be allowed in any zoning district in the City except as an accessory use and unless it complies with the following conditions and requirements:

                        (a)        It is an accessory use to a main building and is located within the side or rear yard thereof;

                        (b)        It is intended and is to be used solely for the enjoyment of the occupants and guests of the principal use of the property on which it is located.  No commercial or advertised use of the ramp shall be permitted and no donations or contributions shall be solicited or received for use of or attendance at ramp activities;

                        (c)        It may not be located closer than twenty feet (20') to any property line of the property on which it is located.  It shall be not less than thirty feet (30') from any neighbor's dwelling or twenty feet (20') from any side lot line of any adjacent vacant lot;

                        (d)        On a corner lot where the rear lot line is coterminous with a side lot line of an adjacent lot, it shall be located not less than twenty feet (20') from such lot line;

                        (e)        Ramp lighting shall be installed and directed such that the light source or light bulb is not directly visible from any point five feet (5') high along the neighboring property line;

                        (f)        The ramp shall be of such a scale and design and constructed of materials which will minimize noise, vibration, and other nuisance factors commonly associated with ramp usage.  Portions of the ramp may be located below ground level, but in no case shall any portion of the ramp exceed six feet (6') in height above ground level, excluding handrails.  The ramp shall comply with all pertinent sections of the Uniform Building Code and all zoning requirements of accessory structures and a building permit shall be obtained;

                        (g)        A set of written rules adopted to insure safe and reasonable usage and operation of the ramp shall be posted at all times and enforced by the owner of the property on which the ramp is located; and

                        (h)        The ramp must be inside an enclosure or within an enclosed yard.

            (4)        Satellite dish regulations:  Satellite dishes shall be regulated the same as accessory uses as per Table 5-1 of this Chapter.

            (5)        Basketball Standard and Court.  A single basketball standard and court shall not be considered a structure or accessory structure in any residential zoning district.  The placement of a basketball standard or court shall be in accordance with the following requirements:

                        (a)        A light erected in conjunction with the basketball standard or court shall be installed and directed such that the light source or light bulb is not directly visible from any point five feet (5') high along the neighboring property line; and

                        (b)        A net or other portable device may be erected up to thirteen feet (13') in height behind the basketball standard to protect the ball from falling onto the adjacent property.


Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 03-46, Amended, 11/6/2003
Ord. No. 03-25, Amended, 6/5/2003
Ord. No. 08-38, Amended, 7/17/2008
Ord. No. 08-41, Amended, 10/2/2008
Ord. No. 97-19, Enacted, 4/17/1997
Ord. No. 97-47, Amended, 8/7/1997
Ord. No. 04-69, Recodified, 12/16/2004

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