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Value-Added Farm Product: Any product processed by a producer from a farm product, such as, but not limited to, baked goods, jams, jellies, canned vegetables, dried fruit, syrups, salsa, salad dressings, flours, coffee, smoked or canned meat or fish, sausages, yogurt, cheese, or prepared foods.

Variance: A grant of relief to a person from the requirements of this Ordinance which permits construction or use in a manner otherwise prohibited by this Ordinance where specific enforcement would result in unnecessary hardship.

Vegetative Screen: A three-dimensional structure that provides vegetative façades, either freestanding or mounted to a wall.

Vehicle Repair Shops: Buildings and premises where mechanical work, servicing, and repair of motor vehicles is conducted as the primary activity. Excluded from this definition are dwellings where not more than two vehicles owned by the lawful residents of the dwelling are repaired on-site.

Vehicle Service, Major: Buildings and premises for uses such as alignment shops, auto body shops, auto paint facilities, auto upholstery shops, and towing service.

Vehicle Service, Minor: Buildings and premises for uses such as auto detailing, auto repair, battery sales and installation, fuel sales (other than with a convenience store), quick lubrication facilities, and tire sales and mounting.

Vehicle Storage Yard: A bulk and non-public holding facility for fleet vehicles or heavy equipment, vehicles held for sale or repair, or the storage of operable or inoperable vehicles awaiting adjustment or settlement of insurance claims or motor vehicles that have been impounded by the police. No dismantling of vehicles is permitted.

Vehicles: All motorized vehicles as defined by the State of North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, including but not limited to automobiles, trucks, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and motorcycles. This definition shall not include “Heavy Equipment” as defined elsewhere.

Velocity of Flow: The average velocity of flow through the cross section of the main channel at the peak flow of the storm of interest. The cross section of the main channel shall be that area defined by the geometry of the channel plus the area of flow below the flood height defined by vertical lines at the main channel banks. Overload flows are not to be included for the purpose of computing velocity of flow.

Vested Rights: The right of property owner to develop according to the terms of an approved site specific development plan or building permit even if the zoning or zoning district requirements are changed prior to development.

Violation: The establishment, creation, expansion, alteration, occupation or maintenance of any use, land development activity, or structure, including but not limited to signs and buildings, that is inconsistent with any provision of this Ordinance or any order, approval, or authorization issued pursuant to this Ordinance.