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Spalding County, Ga., Zoning Ordinance, app. A, art. 7 § 704 (current through Aug. 26, 2019)
Brief Summary
This provision regulates permitted uses of "greenspace" land that is located in county conservation subdivisions and sets design standards for the same. Among other things, it allows for community gardens and certain agricultural activities as permitted uses of such land.
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Expressly allows something.
Requires something, sets standards.
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Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: Georgia
Jurisdiction Type: County
Jurisdiction Name: Spalding
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?
Yes. This policy is located in the county's subdivision ordinance, the listed purposes of which include promoting "sound land use patterns... to reduce or eliminate the occurrence of certain conditions which can threaten the general health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the county." § 104.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. See, e.g., references to "greenspace" and "conservation." § 704.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. This policy is located in the county's subdivision ordinance, the listed purposes of which include "Encourage the development of economically sound and stable communities." § 104(A).
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 purpose of this article is to encourage development principles and strategies which conserve open land in Spalding County, including those areas with unique and sensitive natural features such as woodlands, steep slopes, streams, floodplains and wetlands by setting them aside from future development." § 701(A).
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 202.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Unclear. Powers and duties are assigned to various officials for general administration of the Subdivision Ordinance at §§ 601-606.
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
This policy is located in the Spalding County Zoning Ordinance, Appendix A - Subdivision Ordinance, Article 7. - Conservation Subdivisions. History: Res. No. A-04-12, 6-7-04; Res. No. A-05-21, § 1, 9-19-05; Res. No. A-06-09, § 3, 2-5-07.