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ORDINANCE NO. 1718 OF 2018 ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING CODE OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA:

ORDINANCE NO. 1718 OF 2018
ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING CODE OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA:
§1. Sec. 1.1 of the Zoning Code of the City of Ruston, Louisiana (the “Code”) is amended to provide as follows:
Sec. 1.1 TITLE
This Chapter 29 of the Code or Ordinances of the City of Ruston, Louisiana, shall be known and may be cited as the “Zoning Code” of the City of Ruston, Louisiana.
§2. Sec. 2.2 of the Code is amended by (i) adding the definition of Public Multi-Sport Recreational Complex, (ii) reconfiguring and renumbering the definition of Signs and related definitions, and (iii) amending the definition of Pole Sign, to provide as follows:
Sec. 2.2. DEFINITIONS
Public Multi-Sport Recreational Complex means a facility fifty acres or more in area, owned or leased by a public entity, which provides recreational activities to the public.
Sign means any words, numbers, figures, presentations, designs, objects, trademarks, inflatable, announcements, pennants, emblems, banners, pictures or other symbols or similar devices which attract attention or make known such things as an individual, firm, profession, business, event, commodity or service and which are visible outdoors at the property line or any right-of-way lines, and shall include any structure designed to be used for such display. For the purpose of removal, such term shall also include sign supports. A sign shall not include any of the above that is customarily affixed to a person or clothing that is being actively worn by a person. The following definitions are related to the regulation of signs in this ordinance.
1. Abandoned sign (no change in definition)
35. Permitted site (no change in definition)
36. Pole sign means a permanent sign that is mounted on a freestanding pole or other support, eight feet or more from the ground surface to the bottom of the sign, that is placed on, or anchored in, the ground and that is independent from any building or other structure.
37. Portable sign (no change in definition)
38. Projecting sign (no change in definition)
39. Realty sign (no change in definition)
40. Roof sign (no change in definition)
41. Sign band (no change in definition)
42. Sign face (no change in definition)
43. Sign height (no change in definition)
44. Sign setback (no change in definition)
45. Snipe sign (no change in definition)
46. Temporary sign (no change in definition)
47. Wall sign (no change in definition)
48. Window sign (no change in definition)
§3. Sec. 3.1.4 B of the Code is amended by adding Public Multi-Sport Recreational Complex to the list of permitted uses in the R-10 One-Family Residential District (10,000 sq ft) to provide as follows:
B. PRINCIPAL PERMITTED USES
viv. Public Multi-Sport Recreational Complex
§4. Sec. 3.1.5 B of the Code is amended by adding Public Multi-Sport Recreational Complex to the list of permitted uses in the R-1 One-Family Residential District (6,500 sq ft) to provide as follows:
B. PRINCIPAL PERMITTED USES
viv. Public Multi-Sport Recreational Complex
§5. Sec. 3.1.5 C of the Code is amended by adding Neighborhood Center to the list of conditional uses in the R-1 One-Family Residential District to provide as follows:
C. CONDITIONAL USES
xi. Neighborhood Center
§6. Sec. 3.1.7 C vi. of the Code is amended by deleting Self Storage from the list of conditional uses in the R-3 Multi-Family Residential District to provide as follows:
C. CONDITIONAL USES
vi. Mini-warehouses
§7. Sec. 3.1.8 C vii. of the Code is amended by deleting Self Storage from the list of conditional uses in the M-1 Manufactured Home Subdivision District to provide as follows:
C. CONDITIONAL USES
vii. Mini-warehouses
§8. Sec. 3.1.9 C vii. of the Code is amended by deleting Self Storage from the list of conditional uses in the M-2 Manufactured Home Park District to provide as follows:
C. CONDITIONAL USES
vii. Mini-warehouses
§9. Sec. 3.1.10 C xxvii. of the Code is amended by deleting Storage and self-storage from the list of conditional uses in the B-1 Neighborhood Business District to provide as follows:
C. CONDITIONAL USES
xxvii. Mini-warehouses
§10. Sec. 3.1.11 B of the Code is amended by adding Public Multi-Sport Recreational Complex to the list of permitted uses in the B-2 Light Business District to provide as follows:
B. PRINCIPAL PERMITTED USES Public Multi-Sport Recreational Complex
§11. Sec. 3.1.11 C xxvi. of the Code is amended by deleting Storage and self-storage from the list of conditional uses in the B-2 Light Business District to provide as follows:
C. CONDITIONAL USES
xxvi. Mini-warehouses
§12. Sec. 3.1.12 C xii. of the Code is amended by deleting Storage and self-storage from the list of conditional uses in the B-3 General Business District to provide as follows:
C. CONDITIONAL USES xxii. Mini-warehouses
§13. Sec. 3.1.13 B xlvi. of the Code is amended by deleting Storage and self-storage from the list of permitted uses in the B-4 Highway Business District to provide as follows:
B. PRINCIPAL PERMITTED USES
xlvi. Mini-warehouses
§14. Sec. 3.1.22 B of the Code is amended by adding Mini-Warehouses to the list of permitted uses in the D-1 Light Industrial District to provide as follows:
B. PRINCIPAL PERMITTED USES
xliv. Mini-warehouses
§15. Sec. 3.1.23 B of the Code is amended by adding Mini-Warehouses to the list of permitted uses in the D-1B Research/Office Business District to provide as follows:
B. PRINCIPAL PERMITTED USES
xiv. Mini-warehouses
§16. Sec. 3.1.23 B of the Code is amended by adding Public Multi-Sport Recreational Complex to the list of permitted uses in the D-1B Research/Office Business District to provide as follows:
B. PRINCIPAL PERMITTED USES
xv. Public Multi-Sport Recreational Complex
§17. Sec. 3.1.24 B xxvii. of the Code is amended by deleting Storage and self-storage from the list of permitted uses in the D-2 Heavy Duty Industrial District to provide as follows:
B. PRINCIPAL PERMITTED USES
xxvii. Mini-warehouses
§18. Sec. 3.1.26 C of the Code is amended to provide as follows:
C. DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
1. Minimum site area. Planned unit developments shall contain the minimum acreage of
A. two contiguous acres.
§19. Sec. 5.11.2 I of the Code is amended to provide as follows:
5.11. SIGNS
2. General Requirements
I. Illumination
b. Box Panel Signs. In the Core Center, Core Mixed Use, Core Residential, Core Village and Core Landmark Districts, box panel signs are not permitted. In all other districts, including, Core Edge, and Core Highway, box panel signs with internal lighting may be permitted. If the sign panel has a dark background and light lettering, a 10 square foot bonus may be added to the maximum sign area. All illumination shall be steady and stationary in source and intensity, except as otherwise permitted.
§20. Sec. 7.10 (including subsections 1-9 thereof) of the Code is renumbered as Sec. 4.19 of the Code, with no changes to the provisions of said section.
§21. If any section, paragraph, sentence, clause and/or phrase of this Ordinance or the application thereof is declared unconstitutional, unenforceable or invalid by the valid judgment of any court of competent jurisdiction such unconstitutionality, unenforceability or invalidity shall not affect any of the remaining sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses and/or phrases of this Ordinance, since the same would have been enacted by the City of Ruston without the incorporation in this Ordinance of any such unconstitutional, unenforceable or invalid section, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase. To this end, the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby declared severable.
§22. All other Ordinances, or any parts thereof, which are in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance, are hereby repealed. To the extent that any provision or provisions of this Ordinance are inconsistent or in conflict with any other provision of the Code of Ordinances or any regulation of the City, the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed to control.
§23. If any one or more of the provisions of this Ordinance shall, for any reason, be held to be illegal or invalid, such illegality or invalidity shall not affect any other provision of this Ordinance, but this Ordinance shall be construed and enforced as if such illegal or invalid provisions had not been contained herein. Any constitutional or statutory provision enacted after the date of this Ordinance which validates or makes legal one or more of the provisions of this Ordinance, shall be deemed to apply to this Ordinance.
§24. All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
§25. This Ordinance shall become effective upon final adoption and publication of the same in the manner prescribed by law or on January 12, 2018, whichever last occurs.
This Ordinance was introduced on December 4, 2017, by Alderwoman Angela Mayfield, Notice of Public Hearing was published on December 8, 2017, December 15, 2017, and December 22, 2017, and said public hearing having been held, the title having been read and the Ordinance considered, on motion to adopt, as amended, by Alderman Jedd Lewis, seconded by Alderman Bruce Siegmund, a record vote was taken and the following result was had:
YEA: ALDERWOMAN CAROLYN ELMORE CAGE
ALDERMAN JEDD LEWIS
ALDERWOMAN ANGELA R. MAYFIELD
ALDERMAN JIM PEARCE
ALDERMAN BRUCE SIEGMUND
NAY: NONE
ABSENT: NONE
WHEREUPON, the presiding officer declared the above Ordinance duly adopted on the 8th day of January, 2018.
ATTEST:
LAURA HARTT, CLERK
RONNY WALKER, MAYOR
1td Jan. 12, 2018

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