17.01.020: PURPOSES:
This zoning code is enacted for the purposes of:
   A.   Promoting the health, safety, peace, morals, comfort, convenience, prosperity, order, and general welfare;
   B.   Reducing the congestion of public streets;
   C.   Reducing the risk from fire and other dangers;
   D.   Preventing the overcrowding of land, and the undue concentration of population;
   E.   Providing adequate light and air, transportation, water, sewerage, parks, and other public improvements and preventing undue encroachment thereon;
   F.   Conserving the value of buildings and encouraging the most appropriate use of land;
   G.   Encouraging the appropriate use of agricultural, residential, office, commercial, and industrial growth of the community; and
   H.   Promoting the development of the community in accordance with the Okmulgee comprehensive plan. (Ord. 1953, 2010)