§ 157.003  PURPOSE OF THESE REGULATIONS.
   The purpose of these regulations is to protect and promote the public health, safety, and general welfare, and to provide for:
   (A)   Guidance of future growth and development in accordance with the comprehensive planning process.
   (B)   Adequate air, light, and privacy, and to prevent overcrowding of the land and undue -congestion.
   (C)   Protection of the character and the social and economic stability of all parts of the area, and to encourage the orderly and beneficial development of all parts.
   (D)   Protection and conservation of the value of land, buildings, and other improvements upon the land, and to minimize the conflicts among the uses of land and buildings.
   (E)   Guidance of public and private policy and action in order to assure adequate and efficient transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks, drainage, and other public requirements and facilities.
   (F)   Avoidance of scattered and uncontrolled subdivision of land that would result in the unnecessary imposition of an excessive expenditure of public funds for the supply of services that are a part of the community.
   (G)   Establishment of reasonable standards of design and minimum requirements for the creation, installation, and improvement of physical facilities which are, or will be, maintained for the benefit of the general public.
   (H)   Establishment of reasonable standards and procedures for subdivision and re-subdivisions, in order to further the orderly layout and use of land; and to insure proper legal descriptions and monumenting of subdivided land.
   (I)   Prevention of the pollution of air and water; provision of drainage facilities and the safeguarding of the water table; and the encouragement of wise use and management of natural resources in order to preserve the integrity, stability, natural beauty and topography, and the value of land.
   (J)   Administration of these regulations by defining the powers and duties of approval authorities; and the manner and form of making, filing and processing of any plat.
(Ord. 2011-07, passed  - - )