§ 155.002  PURPOSE.
   (A)   In accordance with state law, this chapter regulates structures and land uses in order to preserve, protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare.
   (B)   More specifically, this chapter is intended to assist in achieving the following objectives:
      (1)   To encourage the development of buildings and uses on appropriate sites in order to maximize community-wide social and economic benefits while accommodating the particular needs of all residents, and to discourage development on appropriate sites;
      (2)   To assist in implementing the comprehensive plan, if any;
      (3)   To protect and enhance the character and stability of sound existing residential, commercial and industrial areas, and to gradually eliminate nonconforming uses and structures;
      (4)   To conserve and increase the value of taxable property throughout the village;
      (5)   To ensure the provision of adequate light, air and privacy to the occupants of all buildings;
      (6)   To protect persons and property from damage caused by fire, flooding and improper sewage disposal;
      (7)   To provide adequate and well-designed parking and loading space for all buildings and uses, and to reduce vehicular congestion on the public streets and highways;
      (8)   To ensure the proper design and improvement of mobile home parks;
      (9)   To promote the use of signs which are safe, aesthetically pleasing, compatible with their surroundings and legible in the circumstances in which they are seen; and
      (J)   To provide for the efficient administration and fair enforcement of all the substantive regulations in this chapter.
(1999 Code, § 40-1-2)  (Ord. 5/9/2000-1, passed 5-9-2000)
Statutory reference:
   Related provisions, see 65 ILCS 5/11-13-1