(a)   The provisions of these Subdivision and Site Development Regulations shall be held to be the minimum requirements adopted for the promotion of public health, safety and general welfare of the City and to pursue all purposes for which these Regulations are established.. Should these Regulations impose a greater restriction than is provided by existing laws, covenants or rules, the provisions of these Regulations shall prevail.
   (b)   The provisions expressed herein shall be held to be the minimum requirements and shall be liberally construed in favor of the City and shall not be deemed a limitation or repeal of any other powers granted by State statutes or exercised by home rule units.
   (c)   These Regulations shall in no way affect any subdivision having received preliminary plat approval by the Planning Commission prior to the effective date of their adoption, provided that no changes to the preliminary plat, as approved, are introduced by the applicant.
   (d)   These Regulations are not intended to abrogate any private easement, agreement, covenant, or restriction, provided that higher or more restrictive standards or regulations established by these Regulations shall govern.
   (e)   These Regulations shall not be construed as abating any action now pending under, or by virtue of, prior existing subdivision or site development regulations, or as modifying, discontinuing, abating, or altering any penalty accruing or about to accrue, or as affecting the liability of any person, or as waiving any right of the City under any section or provision existing at the time of adoption of these Regulations, or as vacating or annulling any rights obtained by any person by lawful action of the City except as expressly provided in these Regulations.
   (f)   When the provisions of these Regulations are inconsistent or in conflict with one another or with the provisions of other ordinances or regulations of the City, the more restrictive provisions shall govern.
   (g)   Regardless of any reference in these Regulations to other applicable regulations or laws of the federal, state, county governments or other agencies with jurisdiction, and regardless of any such laws or regulations which are not referenced in these Regulations, it shall be the responsibility of the owner of land and applicant to determine and comply with all such laws and regulations applicable to land development within the City of Aurora.
      (Ord. 2004-013.  Passed 3-22-04.)