This chapter designates and sets certain standards for accessory "agri-tourism" activates and uses that are generally allowed on land used for a primary agricultural use such as a farm or market garden. The designated "agri-tourism" uses that are allowed vary by the type of primary agricultural land use and range from actives with a clear tourism nexus--such as farm museums and tours--to other categories such as u-pick operations, community supported agriculture and community gardens.
This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:
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See reference to "health farm." § 108-21-6 (1)(h).
See reference to "agro-ecology." § 108-21-6 (1)(6).
The law is primarily a mechanism to help support local farms. § 108-21-1 to -7. See e.g., references to generating supplementary farm income (§ 108-21-1); "economy"(§ 108-21-1); and "agri-tourism." § 108-21-2.
"The purpose of this chapter is to provide support and economically feasible land use alternatives to local and enterprising farm owners who are devoted to their land and are committed to providing authentic, agriculturally related products and experiences to the public. Agriculture is a very important contributor to Utah's economy and, observably, an integral and indispensable part of Weber County's rich cultural heritage; therefore, it is the county's desire to create an environment in which agriculture is not only encouraged but can thrive. It is intended to benefit farm owners and the residents of Weber County through its ability to generate supplementary farm income while promoting the preservation of agricultural open space and significantly enhancing leisure, recreational, educational, and gastronomic opportunities for those in pursuit of such experiences in a rural farmland setting." § 108-21-1.
These agencies have responsibility for conditional use permit applications: "Weber County Planning Division, Building Inspection Division, Engineering Division, and Sheriff's Office. Other review agencies may include the Weber-Morgan Health Department, Weber Fire District, Utah State University Cooperative Extension, and/or other various agencies." § 102-1-2. Other general administrative information is set forth in Chapter 1 of Title 102.
"Imprisonment not exceeding 90 days;" "discontinuance of the use of any land, water, or building, the removal of any building, addition, or other structure, the discontinuance of any work being done, or any other act when such use or act is in violation of this Code." § 101-1-13.
Sections 108-21 to 108-21-7 are located in Part II - Land Use Code, Title 108 - Standards, CHAPTER 21 - Agri-Tourism. History: Ord. No. 2012-19, 12-18-2012; Ord. No. 2015-22 , Exh. A, 12-22-2015; Ord. No. 2018-6 , Exh. A, 5-8-2018.
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