§ 155.003  INTENT.
   To the ends specified herein, this chapter is intended to accomplish certain standards and objectives by:
   (A)   Dividing the entire village into districts and regulating therein the location, construction, reconstruction, alteration and use of buildings, structures and land, whether for agricultural, residential, business, commercial, manufacturing or other specified uses;
   (B)   Avoiding or lessening congestion in the public streets by adequate requirements for off-street parking and loading facilities;
   (C)   Preventing the overcrowding of land by regulating and limiting the height and bulk of buildings hereafter erected;
   (D)   Establishing, regulating and limiting the building or setback lines along streets, alleys and property lines;
   (E)   Regulating and limiting the intensity of the use of lot areas, and regulating and determining the area of open spaces surrounding buildings;
   (F)   Establishing standards to which buildings or structures therein shall conform;
   (G)   Permitting in each zoning district only those uses, buildings and structures that are compatible with the character of each district;
   (H)   Preventing additions to, and alterations or remodeling of, existing buildings or structures in such a way as to avoid the restrictions and limitations imposed under this chapter;
   (I)   Providing controls governing the continuation of those existing uses, buildings and structures which are incompatible with the character of the districts in which they are located;
   (J)   Provide for the gradual elimination of structures and uses which are incompatible with the character of the districts in which they are located;
   (K)   Defining the powers and duties of the administrative officers and bodies as provided in this chapter; and
   (L)   Prescribing penalties for the violation of the provisions of this chapter, or of any amendment thereto.
(Ord. 1999-2, Zoning § 1, subs. .030, passed 2-15-1999)