Renting

As used in this Article XI , the following terms have the following meanings:

ADULT

A person who has attained the age of 18 years.

DWELLING UNIT

The definition of "dwelling unit" set forth in §  163-5 of this chapter shall apply.

FAMILY

A. 

Any number of persons occupying a single nonprofit dwelling unit, related by blood, marriage or legal adoption, living and cooking together as a single housekeeping unit.

B. 

Any number of persons occupying a single nonprofit dwelling unit, not exceeding six adults living and cooking together as a single housekeeping unit where all were not related by blood, marriage or legal adoption.

C. 

Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection B of this definition, a group of unrelated persons numbering more than six shall be considered a family upon a determination by the Zoning Board of Appeals that the group is the functional equivalent of a family pursuant to the standards enumerated in Subsection E herein. This presumption may be rebutted, and the nonrelated individuals may be considered the functional equivalent of a family for the purposes of this article by the Zoning Board of Appeals if such group of individuals satisfies the standards set forth herein.

D. 

In determining whether a group of more than six unrelated persons constitutes a family for the purpose of occupying a dwelling unit, as provided for in Subsection C of this definition, the Zoning Board of Appeals shall utilize the standards enumerated in Subsection E in making said determination. Before making a determination under this subsection, the Zoning Board of Appeals shall hold a public hearing, after public notice. Said application shall be on a form provided by the Zoning Board of Appeals, accompanied by the appropriate fee established under §  163-79G below.

E. 

In making a determination under Subsection D, the Zoning Board of Appeals shall find that:

(1) 

The group is one which, in theory, size, appearance and structure, resembles a traditional family unit.

(2) 

The group is one which will live and cook together as a single housekeeping unit.

(3) 

The group is of a permanent nature and is neither a framework for transient or seasonal living nor merely an association or relationship which is transient or seasonal in nature. Nothing herein shall preclude the seasonal use of a dwelling unit by a group which otherwise meets the standards of this subsection at its permanent residence.

(4) 

In no case shall a dwelling be occupied by more than two adults to a conventional bedroom.

(5) 

All other requirements of this article regarding the use and occupancy of dwelling units shall be complied with.

(6) 

Any determination under this subsection shall be limited to the status of a particular group as a family and shall not be interpreted as authorizing any other use, occupancy or activity.

(7) 

In making any such determination, the Board of Appeals may impose such conditions and safeguards as the Board of Appeals shall deem necessary or advisable in order to maintain the stability and character of the neighborhood and protect the public health, safety and welfare.

F. 

The applicant shall mail written notice of the date, time and place of the hearing by either certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, to every property owner, as shown on the current Village of North Haven assessment rolls, within the area immediately adjacent and directly opposite thereto for a distance of 200 feet from the perimeter of the property.

G. 

Persons occupying group quarters such as a dormitory, fraternity or sorority house or a seminary shall not be considered a family.

OCCUPANCY PERMIT

A permit issued for the use or occupancy of a one-family residential dwelling as a summer rental.

SUMMER

The period from May 1 to September 30 of each year.

SUMMER RENTAL

An agreement which is either oral or in writing whereby during the summer, or any part thereof, a one-family residential dwelling or any part of said dwelling is leased, used or occupied by one or more adults for which the owner receives compensation directly or indirectly. If the dwelling unit is leased to both related and unrelated persons, each unrelated person over the age of 18 years shall constitute a separate adult.

TENANT

An adult who leases, uses or occupies a seasonal rental dwelling unit.

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