§ 150.125  INTENT.
   (A)   Until recent years, the regulation of all uses of land and structures through zoning has been accomplished by assigning each use to one or more districts.  However, the functions and characteristics of an increasing number of new kinds of land uses combined with some of the older, more familiar kinds of uses call for more flexibility and equitable procedure for properly accommodating these activities in the community.  It should be recognized that the forces that influence decisions regarding the nature, magnitude, and location of such types of land use activities are many and varied depending upon functional characteristics, competitive situations and the availability of land.  Rather than assign all uses to special, individual, and limited zoning districts, it is important to provide controllable and reasonable flexibility in requirements for certain kinds of uses, but that will, at the same time, maintain adequate provision for the security of the health, safety, convenience and general welfare of the community's inhabitants.
   (B)   In order to accomplish such a dual objective, provision is made in this chapter not only for flexibility in individual district regulations, but also for a more detailed consideration of certain specified activities as each may relate to proposed conditions of location, design, size, operation, intensity of use, generation of traffic movements, concentration of population, processes and equipment employed, amount and kind of public facilities and services required, together with many other possible factors.  Land and structure uses possessing these particularly unique characteristics are designated as conditional uses and may be authorized by the issuance of a conditional use permit with such conditions and safeguards attached as may be deemed necessary for the protection of the public welfare.
   (C)   The following §§ 150.126 through 150.129, together with previous §§ 150.022 through 150.030, designate what uses require a conditional use permit.  With any exception noted, the procedures for obtaining such a permit apply to all conditional uses indicated.
(Ord. § 701, passed 9-14-2009)