The Milford Village Council is expected to vote on the introduction to an amendment to the village’s home-based occupation zoning ordinance at its Monday, June 6 meeting.
According to the village, the amendment would replace the current home occupation ordinance with a new one that would modify and enhance the home occupation and home-based business requirements within the village.
The proposed amendment would go into greater detail than the current ordinance as to what would be permitted, and includes a list of required conditions. It also lists a recycling center, dance studio and a scrap and salvage operation as prohibited land uses.
The amendment also would state that home occupations and home-based businesses classified as a Type I use shall be permitted by right with no permit required, while those classified as a Type II use would require a permit for operation.
If an alleged violation of the ordinance is reported to the village, the business will be subject to an investigation by the village’s building official within 30 days of the complaint. Within 14 days after the investigation, the building official would then send a letter to the business with a decision on whether the business is compliant or not and what action would be taken.
The village’s Planning Commission previously discussed the ordinance at its May 12 meeting.