(a)   The purpose of these Subdivision Regulations is to provide rules, regulations and standards to guide the subdivision of land in order to promote public health, safety, convenience and general welfare within the Municipality. Standards shall be administered to ensure orderly growth and development, the conservation, protection and proper use of land, and adequate provision for traffic circulation, utilities and services.
   (b)   These Regulations shall not apply to any lot forming a part of a subdivision created and recorded prior to the effective date of these Regulations (Ordinance 9-76, passed September 9, 1976). It is not intended by these Regulations to repeal, abrogate, annul or in any way impair or interfere with existing provisions of other laws or ordinances, except those specifically repealed by these Regulations, with private restrictions placed upon property by deed, covenant or other private agreement, or with restrictive covenants running with the land to which the Municipality is a party.
     (c)   These Regulations shall apply to all unsubdivided land and to any land replatted in the Municipality, but shall not be deemed a basis for, nor shall they in any way diminish or relax, any existing restriction or provision set forth in any subdivision protective covenant or in any such restrictive covenant which may appear in any deed, contract or plat of record.
(Ord. 9-76. Passed 9-9-76.)