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Introduced by: Borough Manager <br /> Requested by: Borough Assembly <br /> 1 Drafted by: Assembly Member Lynch <br /> 2 P &Z Commission <br /> Introduced: 10/20/2011 <br /> 3 Postponed: 10/20/2011 <br /> 4 Amendment: 01/19/2012 <br /> 5 Public Hearing: 01/19/2012 <br /> 6 Adopted: 01/19/2012 <br /> 7 KODIAK ISLAND BOROUGH <br /> 8 ORDINANCE NO. FY2012 -10 <br /> 9 <br /> 10 AN ORDINANCE OF THE ASSEMBLY OF THE KODIAK ISLAND BOROUGH <br /> 11 AMENDING THE KODIAK ISLAND BOROUGH CODE OF ORDINANCES <br /> 12 TITLE 15 BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION BUILDINGS CHAPTER 15.10 BUILDING <br /> 13 CODES BY ADDING SECTION 15.10.180 HOOP HOUSES AND TITLE 17 ZONING BY <br /> 14 AMENDING SECTIONS 17.25.090, 17.50.020, 17.60.020, 17.65.020, 17.65.030, <br /> 15 17.70.020, 17.75.020, 17.80.020, 17.85.020 AND 17.160.010 <br /> 16 TO INCLUDE HOOP HOUSES <br /> 17 <br /> 18 WHEREAS, there has been an increased use of poly - tunnels (hoop houses) nationwide, <br /> 19 and in Kodiak, as a practical and inexpensive means of growing fruits and vegetables; and <br /> 20 <br /> 21 WHEREAS, the Kodiak Island Borough does not specifically address building permits <br /> 22 and zoning compliance for hoop houses; and <br /> 23 <br /> 24 WHEREAS, the Kodiak Island Borough proposes an exemption from the building permit <br /> 25 and zoning compliance processes and the exemption would: <br /> 26 1) apply to all non - retail hoop houses, either those utilized by home gardeners, <br /> 27 commercial farmers, farm markets, or residential homeowners, and apply <br /> 28 uniformly throughout the Kodiak Island Borough; and <br /> 29 2) not burden growers with the permit requirements of the building and construction <br /> 30 code and the attendant fees, such as site plans signed and sealed by a licensed <br /> 31 architect or engineer, building subcode permit fees, etc.; and <br /> 32 3) greatly enable gardeners to grow vegetables, fruits, and other specialty crops in <br /> 33 our challenging climate at times of the year in which it would otherwise be <br /> 34 impossible. Growers who sell or utilize their hoop house produce locally benefit <br /> 35 from the extra income, improved nutrition and the community benefits from the <br /> 36 availability of fresh, locally grown food; and <br /> 37 <br /> 38 WHEREAS, a hoop house is defined as a structure that has the sides and roof covered <br /> 39 with flexible plastic material, such as polyethylene or polyvinyl, and is used to provide <br /> 40 plants with frost protection or increased heat; and <br /> 41 <br /> • 42 WHEREAS, temporary growing structures that are solely used for commercial <br /> 43 production of horticultural plants are exempt from the requirements of the State Building <br /> 44 Code. The structures continue to be subject to requirements adopted by local jurisdictions, <br /> 45 including local zoning and building setbacks; and <br /> Kodiak Island Borough Ordinance No. FY2012 -10 <br /> Page 1 of 7 <br />