11-1-3: PURPOSE:
   A.   Because every subdivision of land within the jurisdiction of these regulations is or may become a part of the city of Chenoa and because each has or may have an impact on services provided by the city, as well as on services provided by other governmental units serving the community, this title is adopted for the following purposes:
      1.   To protect, provide and promote the public health, safety and general welfare of the city;
      2.   To guide the future growth and development of the city, in accordance with the city of Chenoa comprehensive plan;
      3.   To provide for adequate light, air and privacy, to secure safety from fire, flood, and other danger, and to prevent overcrowding of the land and undue congestion of population;
      4.   To protect the character and the social and economic stability of all parts of the city and to encourage the orderly and harmonious development of all parts of the community;
      5.   To protect and conserve the value of land throughout the city and the value of buildings and improvements upon the land, and to minimize the conflicts among the uses of land and buildings;
      6.   To guide public and private policy and action in order to secure a uniform system of utilities and services including adequate and efficient transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks, playgrounds, recreation and other public requirements and facilities;
      7.   To provide the most beneficial relationship between the uses of land and buildings and the circulation of traffic throughout the city, having particular regard to the avoidance of congestion in the streets and highways, and the pedestrian traffic movements appropriate to the various uses of land and buildings, and to provide for the proper location and width of streets and building setback lines;
      8.   To establish reasonable standards of design and procedures for subdivisions and resubdivisions, in order to further the orderly layout and use of land, and to ensure proper legal descriptions and monumenting of subdivided land;
      9.   To ensure that public facilities are available and will have a sufficient capacity to serve the proposed subdivision and areas reasonably anticipated to be served by such facilities;
      10.   To prevent the pollution of air, streams, and ponds; to assure the adequacy of drainage facilities; to safeguard the water table; and to encourage the wise use and management of natural resources throughout the city in order to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the community and the value of the land;
      11.   To preserve the natural beauty and topography of the city and to ensure appropriate development with regard to these natural features;
      12.   To provide for open spaces through the most efficient design and layout of the land, including the use of average density in providing for minimum width and area of lots, while preserving the density of land as established in the city's zoning ordinance. (Ord. 542, 11-26-2007)