ORDINANCE NUMBER 2003-69
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF VERNON HILLS, APPENDIX C – ZONING ORDINANCE, ARTICLE 19 – OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING.
WHEREAS, the President and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Vernon Hills is authorized to prescribe minimum standards for the use and maintenance of residentially-zoned property for the purpose of promoting the public health, safety, comfort, convenience, and general welfare of the people of Vernon Hills; and
WHEREAS, the Village of Vernon Hills has petitioned the Planning and Zoning Commission to consider certain amendments to Article 19 of the Vernon Hills Zoning Ordinance of 1982, as amended, and;
WHEREAS, on September 24, 2003, upon due notice pursuant to the Vernon Hills Zoning Ordinance of 1982, as amended, the Planning and Zoning Commission of the Village of Vernon Hills held a public hearing and upon consideration of the testimony and review of the proposed standards, recommended approval of said amendments; and
WHEREAS, the President and Board of Trustees, being fully appraised of the definitions and standards, found that in its judgment, would justify it in approving an ordinance adopting the amendments; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE PRESIDENT AND THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF VERNON HILLS, ILLINOIS AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION I. That Article 19, Section 19.5 of the Village of Vernon Hills Zoning Ordinance is hereby created and approved to read as follows:
Section 19.5 Residential Driveway and Driveway Entrance Design and Location.
19.5.1. Except as provided, in all residential districts the driveway shall be a bituminous asphalt, Portland cement concrete, or brick paver a minimum of eight (8) feet in width. The maximum width shall be no wider than the width of the garage; where no garage exists or where the garage is less than twenty (20) feet in wide, the maximum width shall be twenty (20) feet. A driveway may be configured to allow access to a parking pad installed in accordance with Article 4, Section 4 of this ordinance. The driveway shall be configured to meet the width of the driveway entrance (apron) at the property line, unless a variance is obtained.
Single-family residential property owners may install up to an additional eighteen (18) inch wide decorative concrete or brick paver ribbon(s) adjacent to the driveway that extends beyond the maximum allowable width of the driveway as defined above.
19.5.2. Except as provided, in all residential districts the driveway entrance (apron) shall be Portland cement concrete located within a public right-of-way that connects the driveway to the street right-of-way. The driveway entrance shall be installed in accordance with Exhibit 34 of the Village’s Development Ordinance. The maximum width of the driveway entrance shall be twenty (20) feet wide at the property line and twenty-four (24) feet wide at the curb, unless a variance is obtained.
(1) Single-family residential property owners may install up to an additional eighteen (18) inch wide decorative concrete or brick paver ribbon(s) adjacent to the driveway entrance that extends beyond the maximum allowable width of the driveway entrance as defined above, contingent upon the owner endorsing a letter of waiver prior to the issuance of a permit.
(2) Existing nonconforming asphalt aprons may be replaced in-kind.
SECTION II. Severability. In the event that any section, clause, provision, or part of this ordinance shall be found and determined to be invalid by a court of competnent jurisdiction, all valid parts that are severable full force and effect. If any part of this ordinance is found to be invalid in any one or more of its several applications, all valid applications that are severable from the invalid applications shall remain in effect.
SECTION III. Repeal and Savings Clause. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed; provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall affect any rights, actions or causes of action which shall have accrued to the Village of Vernon Hills prior to the effective date of this ordinance.
SECTION IV. Effective Date. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval and publication in pamphlet form as provided by law.
SECTION V. This ordinance shall be known as Ordinance 2003-69.
Adopted by roll call vote as follows:
Absent and not voting:
Published in pamphlet form: