by Andrew Getty
Following are some random words and terms from the Town of Webb Code Enforce-ment Office—the definitions of which are frequently sought by applicants and other interested parties…
A. The intent of this regulation is to permit the establishment of bunkhouses for the purpose of housing non-paying household guests or visitors on a temporary basis, and to prohibit the use of such structures as seasonal rental units.
B. A bunkhouse:
(1) Shall contain no kitchen or other area intended for food preparation.
For the purpose of this section a kitchen or other area intended for food preparation shall mean any room or combination of rooms or space that contain(s) any appliance intended for the storage or preparation of food.
(2) Shall contain no plumbing facilities other than one toilet and one lavatory.
(3) Shall not be used as a rental unit or for any commercial purpose.
(4) Shall occupy an area no larger than twenty-five (25) percent of the gross floor area of the principal dwelling on the lot, or no larger than one-thousand (1,000) square feet, whichever is less.
C. A bunkhouse may be established only on a property where there is an existing principal dwelling. Each such property shall be permitted one bunkhouse for each legally existing principal structure.
D. There shall be allowed only one bunkhouse for each single family dwelling.
Political signs: “Signs not exceeding twelve (12) square feet of sign area and advocating the political candidacy of an individual, party, group, proposition, referendum, or similar concept.
Such signs shall be located on private property with the consent of the individual property owner and shall be removed within fifteen (15) days following the date of the specified election to which the advertisement is directed.”
Shoreline Removal of Vegetation: The cutting and removal of vegetation, including trees, will be permitted on shoreline lots provided the following standards are met:
1. Within thirty-five (35) feet of the shoreline no more than thirty (30) percent of the trees in excess of six (6) inches in diameter at breast height existing at any time may be cut over any ten (10) year period; and in addition, no vegetation may be removed within six (6) feet of the shoreline except that a maximum of thirty (30) percent of the shoreline frontage, but not exceeding one hundred (100) feet of frontage, may be cleared of vegetation.
2. The above will not be deemed to prevent the removal of diseased vegetation or of rotten or damaged trees that present safety or health hazards, or cutting of grass and pruning of shrubs or trees as part of continuing property maintenance.
Home Occupations: This is not a complete copy of the Ordinance for Home Occu-pations…
A. Home occupations shall not include any of the following: garages and shops for the repair or maintenance of motor vehicles; commercial stables and kennels; restaurants; tourist homes; rooming or boarding houses; clinics; musical and dancing instruction to groups exceeding four (4) pupils; or other trades and businesses of a similar nature.
L. A home occupation shall not include any trucking business, construction business, well-drilling business, excavation business or similar business that involves parking or storing on the property at any time any truck or trailer greater than 24 feet in length, any piece of earth moving equipment, any well-drilling rig, or any other similar heavy equipment or vehicle used in the conduct of the business.
N. No home occupation shall be conducted without a conditional use permit authorized and approved by the Planning Board.