§ 157.001 AUTHORITY.
   (A)   This chapter is adopted under the authority granted by G.S. §§ 160D-702 et seq. and amendments thereto. (‘85 Code, § 15-2.1)
   (B)   The North Carolina General Statutes empower the town to enact a zoning ordinance and to provide for its administration, enforcement, and amendment, and the Town Commissioners deem it necessary for the purpose of promoting the health, safety, morals, or general welfare of the town to enact such a chapter, and the Town Commissioners have appointed a Planning and Zoning Board to recommend the boundaries of the various original districts and appropriate regulations to be enforced therein, and the Planning and Zoning Board has divided the town into districts and has prepared regulations pertaining to such districts in accordance with the Land Use Plan and designed to lessen congestion throughout the town; to secure safety from fire, panic, and other dangers; to promote health and the general welfare, to provide adequate light and air; to prevent the overcrowding of land; to avoid undue concentration of population; to facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewerage, schools, park, and other public requirements, and the Planning and Zoning Board has given reasonable consideration, among other things, to the character of the districts and their peculiar suitability for particular uses, with a view to conserving the value of buildings and encouraging the most appropriate use of land throughout the town, and the Town Commissioners have given due public notice of hearings relating to zoning districts, regulations, and restrictions, and have held such legislative hearings, and all requirements of the General Statutes with regard to the preparation of the report of the Planning and Zoning Board and subsequent action of Town Commission have been met.
(‘85 Code, § 15-1) (Ord. 33, passed 10-5-81; Am. Ord. 21-10, passed 6-15-21)