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Fitchburg, Wis., Code § 22-538 (current through Aug. 9, 2017)
Brief Summary
This section establishes the purpose of the City's A-S Small Lot Agriculture District, which is intended to ensure that urban agriculture and community gardens in the urban service area are located to meet the needs for local food production. It also provides that the district may be applied to areas where smaller agricultural parcels form a portion of a contiguous agricultural block of land and where non-agricultural development would be incompatible with surrounding agricultural use.
Legal Strategies
Expressly allows something.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow
State: Wisconsin
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Fitchburg
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. Local food production (§22-538).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. Local food production, "support agricultural processing and service industries" (§22-538).
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. "The purposes of the A-S Small Lot Agriculture District are to: (1) Preserve productive agricultural land for food and fiber production; (2) Maintain a viable agricultural base to support agricultural processing and service industries; (3) Prevent conflicts between incompatible uses; and (4) Reduce costs for providing services to scattered nonfarm uses on zoning lots below 35 acres in size. (§ 22-538)".
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Fitchburg, Wisconsin - Code of Ordinances, TITLE II LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT, Chapter 22 - ZONING, ARTICLE V. - AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS, DIVISION 4. - A-S SMALL LOT AGRICULTURE DISTRICT, Sec. 22-538. - Purpose. History: Ord. No. 2010-O-09, 10-12-2010; Ord. No. 2013-O-33, § 1, 1-14-2014.