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Sec. 24-470.  Home occupations.
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(a) Any occupation is allowed for gain or support conducted entirely within a residential buildings by its occupant, which is customarily incidental to residential use of the home, that does not exceed twenty-five (25) percent of the area of any floor, uses only household equipment and no stock in trade is kept or sold except that made on the premises. A household occupation includes uses such as baby-sitting (not more than five (5) children at any given time and/or in full compliance with state law), millinery, dressmaking, canning, laundering, Avon, Mary Kay, Fuller Brush, Shaklee, Amway and similar type occupations, and crafts. It shall include the use of premises by a physician, surgeon, dentist, lawyer, clergyman or other professional person for consultation or emergency treatment but not for the general practice of the profession. Home occupation does not include the display of any goods nor such occupations as barbering, beauty shops, dance schools, real estate brokerage, photographic studios, commercial stables, or kennels.

(b) No equipment or process shall be used in such home occupation, which creates noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odors or electrical interference detectable to the normal senses off the lot if the occupation is conducted in a single-family residence, or outside the dwelling unit if conducted in other than a single-family residence. In the case of electrical interference, no equipment or process shall be used which creates visual or audible interference in any radio, television or telephone receivers off the premises, or causes fluctuations in line voltage off the premises.

(c) No traffic shall be generated by such home occupation in greater volumes than would normally be expected in a residential neighborhood and any need for parking generated by the conduct of such home occupation shall be met off the street and other than in a required front yard except that such off-street parking shall be limited to driveways not to exceed twenty (20) feet in width. In the event traffic or parking becomes a nuisance, the Town Manager is empowered to require such home occupation to cease.

(d) Home occupations shall comply with all sign regulations in article XIV.

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