This Ordinance is based on a Plan, the purpose of which is to lessen the congestion on the public streets, to reduce undue hazards due to flooding, and to promote the public health, safety and general welfare.  This above mentioned plan has been formulated with due consideration among other things, to the character of each district of the Municipality and its peculiar suitability for particular uses; to the conservation of property values; to the general trend and character of building and population development; to the prevention of undue concentration of population; to the advancement of social and economic stability; to the facilitation of adequate provision of public transportation, streets, highways, sewers, water mains, schools, recreation areas and other public facilities.  It is the further purpose of this Ordinance to safeguard the public health, safety, and general welfare.  (Ord. 0-9-71.  Passed 12-23-71.)