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File #: 2019-0009    Version: 1 Name: Amend Code - Zoning Ordinance of 1981, Section III, Definitions and Section XXII. Regulations for Home Occupations, to clarify the regulations for child care
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 1/22/2019 In control: Parish Council
On agenda: 2/4/2019 Final action: 2/4/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #: 19-2-3
Title: An ordinance to amend the St. Charles Parish Zoning Ordinance of 1981, Section III, Definitions, to revise the definitions of child daycare center and child daycare home and to revise Section XXII. Regulations for Home Occupations, to clarify the regulations for child care.
Sponsors: Lawrence 'Larry' Cochran, Department of Planning & Zoning
Code sections: Appendix A. Section III. - Definitions, Appendix A. Section XXII. - Regulations for home occupations
Attachments: 1. 2019-0009 Recommendation at a Glance _Clarifying in home daycare, 2. 2019-0009 01.10.19_Minutes_Daycare.pdf, 3. 2019-0009 LUR_PZO 2019-01_Daycare definitions, 4. 2019-0009 Final Ord 19-2-3
Related files: 2017-0351, 2016-0297, 2015-0436, 2015-0437, 2015-0438, 2017-0352, 2009-0270, 2010-0095, 2011-0131, 2011-0178, 2014-0049, 2015-0191, 2015-0251, 2015-0435, 2009-0008, 2009-0053, 2009-0088, 2019-0015, 2018-0258, 2019-0084
2019-0009
INTRODUCED BY: LARRY COCHRAN, PARISH PRESIDENT
(DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & ZONING)
ORDINANCE NO. ___________
Title
An ordinance to amend the St. Charles Parish Zoning Ordinance of 1981, Section III, Definitions, to revise the definitions of child daycare center and child daycare home and to revise Section XXII. Regulations for Home Occupations, to clarify the regulations for child care.
Body
WHEREAS, Ordinance 15-7-5 modernized the St. Charles Parish Zoning Ordinance with simplified definitions and a streamlined process for permitting home occupations; and,
WHEREAS, the modernized definition of "Day care center, child" (Section III of the Zoning Ordinance) creates distinctions of intensity which are confusing and unnecessary; and,
WHEREAS, the modernized definition of "Day care home, child" (Section III of the Zoning Ordinance) creates distinctions of intensity that do not agree with the Regulations for Home Occupations (Section XXII of the Zoning Ordinance); and,
WHEREAS, regulations for Home Occupations suggest a maximum number of children in a child daycare home which does not agree with the provisions of the Louisiana State Building Code requiring commercial code compliance for a child daycare home with more than five (5) children; and,
WHEREAS, the St. Charles Parish Council wishes to clarify the language in the Zoning Ordinance for accuracy and consistency.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE ST PARISH COUNCIL ORDAINS:
SECTION I. That the St. Charles Parish Zoning Ordinance of 1981, Section III. Definitions, is amended as follows, with additional text in underline and deleted text in strikethrough:
Day care center, child: A facility where, for a portion of a twenty-four-hour day, supervision and guidance of children that are not related to the owner or operator of the facility is provided on a regular basis. A child day care center does not include a child day care home.
(1) Day care center, small: Up to fifteen (15) children.
(2) Day care center, large: Si...

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