12-1-2: PURPOSE:
   A.   This zoning code is enacted for the purposes of promoting the health, safety, peace, morals, comfort, convenience, prosperity, order, and general welfare; to reduce the danger and congestion of public transportation; to provide adequate light and air, public utilities, facilities and services, and other public requirements; to promote productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment; to achieve a balance between population and resource use which will permit high standards of living and a wide sharing of amenities; to prevent overcrowding of land and undue encroachment thereon; to promote efforts which will help prevent or eliminate damage to the environment; to stimulate and assure for all citizens safe, healthful, productive, and aesthetically and culturally pleasing surroundings; to encourage the residential, commercial and industrial growth of the community as well as the most appropriate use of land; and to encourage the development of the community in accordance with a general plan.
   B.   For the purpose of lessening traffic congestion, to secure safety from fire and other dangers, to promote health and the general welfare of the public, to provide adequate light and air, to prevent overcrowding of land, to avoid undue concentration of population and to facilitate the adequate provision of public utilities and facilities and to provide for the administration, enforcement and amendment of a uniform system of zoning within the town limits, the town has adopted zoning regulations which may be amended from time to time. (Ord. 1997-3-1, 3-10-1997)