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ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012



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October 31, 2012 - SYNOPSIS

ATLAS TOWNSHIP

ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012

ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT ADOPTION SECTION(s) 300.402E, 300.200 REVISION TO INCLUDE "AGRI-TOURISM" IN THE RA (AND RSA BY INFERENCE) ZONING DISTRICT AS AN EXPANSION OF THE EXISTING 300.402E, "COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES LOCATED ON FARMS AND LIMITED TO THE SALE OF PRODUCE ON SUCH FARMS." TERMS ARE DEFINED AS FOLLOWS: Agricultural tourism business. An agribusiness, horticultural, or agricultural operation, Including, but not limited to, a farm, orchard, winery, a companion animal or livestock show, with or without agriculturally related uses, established to attract visitors for the purpose of recreation, education, active involvement in the operation, or for the purchase of agricultural products or agriculturally related products.

Agriculturally related uses. Those activities that predominately use agricultural products, buildings, or equipment, such as pony rides, corn mazes, pumpkin rolling, barn dances, sleigh/hay rides, and educational events, such as farming and food processing classes, etc.

Agricultural products. The yield from any agricultural operation Including, but not limited to: crops (corn, wheat, hay, potatoes, etc.); fruit (apples, peaches, grapes, cherries, berries, etc.); floriculture; herbs; forestry; husbandry; livestock and livestock products (Cattle, sheep, hogs, horses, poultry, alpaca, ostriches, emus, farmed deer, farmed buffalo, milk, eggs, and fur, etc.); aquaculture products (fish, fish products, water plants and shellfish); horticultural specialties (nursery stock, ornamental shrubs, Christmas trees); and, maple syrup.

Agriculturally related products. Items sold at a farm market to attract customers and promote the sale of agricultural products. Such items include, but are not limited to: all agricultural and horticultural products; animal feed; baked goods; ice cream and ice cream based desserts and beverages; Jams; honey; gift Items; food stuffs; and, clothing and other items promoting the farm and local agriculture.

COMPLETE COPIES OF THE REVISION ARE AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE OF THE TOWNSHIP CLERK LOCATED AT THE ATLAS TOWNSHIP HALL, 7386 SOUTH GALE ROAD, GOODRICH, MI 48438, DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS MONDAY-THURSDAY 8:00 A.M. -5:00 P.M.

TERESA L. ONICA, CMC

ATLAS TOWNSHIP CLERK

(810) 636-2548

Publish in The Citizen 10-27-12

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