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In construing the Official Zoning Map, the following rules shall apply.
(A) Centerlines as boundaries. Where district boundaries appear to follow mapped centerlines of streets, alleys, easements, waterways, and the like, they shall be construed as following such centerlines as exist on the ground except where the variation of actual location would change the zoning status of a lot or parcel or portion thereof, in which case the boundary shall be interpreted in such a manner as to avoid changing the zoning of any lot or parcel or portion thereof. In case of closure of a street or alley, or vacation of an easement, the boundary shall be construed as remaining at its location unless ownership of the closure or vacation area is divided other than at the center, in which case the boundary shall be construed as moving to correspond with the ownership, but not beyond any previous right-of-way or easement line. In the case of movement of any waterway, the boundary shall be construed as remaining at its location.
(B) Property or other edge lines as boundaries. Where district boundaries appear to follow street, lot, property, or other edge lines, they shall be construed as following such lines.
(C) Boundaries other than as above. District boundaries which appear parallel or perpendicular to, or as extensions of or connecting centerlines, edge lines, or other features shown on the map shall be so construed.
(D) Boundaries extending into water. Where the full course of boundaries extending into bodies of water is not shown, such boundaries shall be construed as continuing in a straight line to intersect with other zoning boundaries or to jurisdictional limits if no such intersection with a zoning boundary occurs first.
(E) Dimensions. Where dimensions are not otherwise indicated on the Zoning Map, the scale of the map shall govern.
(F) Unclassified areas. Where areas appear to be unclassified on the Zoning Map, and classification cannot be established by rules set forth herein, such areas shall be considered to be classified as within the Agriculture, General A-1 District, until amending action is taken.
(G) Interpretation in cases of uncertainty. Where application of the rules set forth above fails to establish the location of boundaries with sufficient accuracy for the purposes of these regulations, the Land Use Administrator shall determine the location, provided that no such interpretation shall be such as to divide a lot which was previously and apparently undivided by a district boundary.
(H) Jurisdictional boundary changes. Where territory is removed from the jurisdictional area of the county, the outbound zoning boundaries of the county shall be considered to have moved with jurisdictional area boundary.
(Ord. passed 11-9-1995)