This ordinance is adopted for the following purposes:
   A.   To promote and protect the public health, safety, morals, comfort and general welfare of the people;
   B.   To divide the village of Fox Lake into zones or districts and to restrict and regulate the location, erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration and use of buildings, structures and land for residence, business and manufacturing and other specified uses;
   C.   To protect the character and the stability of the residential, business and manufacturing areas within the village of Fox Lake and to promote the orderly and beneficial development of such areas;
   D.   To provide adequate light, air, privacy and convenience of access to property;
   E.   To regulate the intensity of use of lot areas, and to determine the area of open spaces surrounding buildings necessary to provide adequate light and air, and to protect the public health;
   F.   To establish building lines and the location of buildings designed for residential, business, manufacturing or other uses within such areas;
   G.   To fix reasonable standards to which buildings or structures shall conform;
   H.   To prohibit uses, buildings or structures incompatible with development or intended uses within specified zoning districts;
   I.   To prevent additions to, or alteration or remodeling of, existing buildings or structures in such a way as to avoid the restrictions and limitations imposed hereunder;
   J.   To limit congestion in the public streets and protect the public health, safety, convenience and general welfare by providing for the off street parking of motor vehicles and the loading and unloading of commercial vehicles;
   K.   To protect against fire, explosion, noxious fumes and other hazards, in the interest of the public health, safety, comfort and general welfare;
   L.   To prevent the overcrowding of land and undue concentration of structures, so far as is possible and appropriate in each district, by regulating the use and bulk of buildings in relation to the land surrounding them; (Ord. 89-54, 6-26-1989)
   M.   To maintain the value of land and buildings throughout the village by encouraging the creation and maintenance of aesthetically pleasing buildings and land; (Ord. 96-15, 5-6-1996)
   N.   To provide for elimination of nonconforming uses of land, buildings and structures which are adversely affecting the character and value of desirable development in each district;
   O.   To define and limit the powers and duties of the administrative officers and bodies as provided herein;
   P.   To protect natural resources, sensitive environmental areas, natural habitats and water resources;
   Q.   To encourage site design which improves property values and creates a quality living environment for village residents; and (Ord. 89-54, 6-26-1989)
   R.   To encourage development which is consistent with the village's comprehensive development plan and policies. (Ord. 2002-02, 1-8-2002)