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In their interpretation and application the provisions of this chapter shall be held to be the minimum requirements adopted for the promotion of the public health, safety, morals, comfort, prosperity, and general welfare. It is not intended by this chapter to repeal, abrogate, annul, or in any way impair or interfere with any existing provisions of law, ordinance, or resolution, or with any rules, regulations, or permits previously adopted or issued, or which shall be adopted or issued pursuant to law relating to the use of buildings, or premises, or with any private restrictions placed upon property by covenant, deed, or recorded plat; provided however, that where this chapter imposes a greater restriction upon the use of buildings or requires greater lot areas, larger yards, courts, or other open spaces than are imposed or required by such existing provisions of law, ordinance, or resolution, or by such rules, regulations, or permits, or by such private restrictions, the provisions of this chapter shall control.
(Ord. 794, passed 12-22-83; Am. Ord. 90-925, passed 7-26-90)