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Junk – Section 23-98
Any Junk must be located in a completely enclosed structure or removed from the property. Junk shall not be parked, stored, or maintained in the open unless it is necessary for the execution of a business enterprise lawfully situated on private property. All yards, open areas and vacant lots on which Junk is located are declared a nuisance detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare, and the said nuisance shall be abated as herein provided.

Junk means tangible personal property having little, or no, value other than nominal salvage value, and which has been left, placed, parked, or stacked unprotected from the elements, on a trailer or truck bed or outside of a structure, and shall include wrecked, inoperative, dilapidated or partially dismantled motor vehicles, trailers, boats, machinery, home appliances, refrigerators, washing machines, plumbing fixtures, furniture and any other similar articles.

Boat and Recreational Vehicle Parking - Section 3.06.03 (J)
Boats, boat trailers and recreational vehicles must be parked in such a way to meet the single family front and secondary front yard setbacks established by Chapter 3 of the Land Development Regulations.

Home Occupations - Section 10.01.05
A home occupation shall be allowed as an accessory use in a bona fide dwelling unit or accessory building on the same lot as the dwelling unit in all Future Land Use Categories that allow residential uses, subject to restrictions. The following shall not be considered home occupations: beauty shops, barbershops, public dining facilities or tea rooms, antique or gift shops, photographic studios, fortune telling or similar activities, outdoor repair, auto repair, food processing (other than allowed as a cottage food operation under the Florida Food Safety Act), warehousing or retail sales.

Occupying RV's – Section 3.01.04
Recreational vehicles shall not be occupied as a residence permanently or temporarily in any zoning district except for the RV zoning district or as a temporary use under Section 10.02.02.

Declaration of nuisance and prohibited conditions – Section 14-56
(a) The existence of uncultivated vegetation, trees or the existence of an excessive accumulation or untended growth of grass, undergrowth or other dead or living plant life existing on any improved property to the extent and in the manner that such property is or may reasonably become infected or inhabited by rats, mice, other rodents, snakes, vermin, pests, or wild animals, or may furnish a breeding place or harboring place for flies, mosquitoes or other harmful insects, or impairs the economic welfare of adjacent property, or threatens or endangers the public health, safety or welfare of abutting property, is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and thereby prohibited.

(b) It shall be unlawful for any owner or owners of an improved property to allow or to permit the existence of uncultivated vegetation or the existence of grass, undergrowth or other dead or living plant life, upon his or her property when said growth exceeds ten (10) inches in height from the soil level.

(c) It shall be unlawful for any owner or owners of any property, whether improved or unimproved, to allow the excessive accumulation of abandoned property, junk, trash or debris, and such accumulation is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and thereby prohibited.

Parking of Semi's, Buses, etc. - Section 3.06.03 (A)
It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle with a "Gross Vehicle Weight Rating" of 12,000 lbs or more in residential zoning districts (Emergency and on call vehicles are exempt). Semi parking is limited to parcels with five acres or more having a residence on the property. Parking is prohibited on vacant lots.

Accumulation of solid waste prohibited- Section 23-99
It shall be unlawful for any person to accumulate or permit to accumulate upon private property any Solid Waste except in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

Backyard Chickens- Section 10.01.06
General Requirements. Chickens, other than roosters, shall be allowed for personal use as an accessory use within the Estate Residential (R-2), Medium Residential (R-3), Medium Suburban Residential (R-4), Urban Residential (R-6), Mixed Residential (R-7), and Mixed Home Residential (RM) Districts.

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