§ 158.001  PURPOSE.
   (A)   Because each new subdivision and/or development that is accepted by the village becomes a permanent unit in the basic physical structure of the future community, and to which the future community will, of necessity, be forced to adhere, all subdivisions and/or developments hereafter planned within the corporate limits of the village, and all developments and/or subdivisions hereafter planned within the unincorporated areas lying one and one-half miles beyond, shall, in all respects, be in full compliance with the regulations contained in this chapter.
   (B)   These regulations are designed:
      (1)   To protect, provide, and promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of the village;
      (2)   To guide the future growth and development of the village in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan;
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      (3)   To provide for adequate light, air, and privacy, to secure safety from fire, flood, and other dangers, and to prevent overcrowding of the land and undue congestion of population;
      (4)   To protect the character and the social and economic stability of all parts of the village, and to encourage the orderly and beneficial development of all parts of the community;
      (5)   To protect and conserve the value of land throughout the village and value of buildings and improvements upon the land, and to minimize the conflicts among the uses of land and buildings;
      (6)   To guide public and private policy and action in order to provide adequate and efficient transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks, playgrounds, recreation, and other public requirements and facilities;
      (7)   To provide the most beneficial relationship between the uses of land and buildings and circulation of traffic throughout the village, having particular regard to the avoidance of congestion in the streets and highways, and the pedestrian traffic movements appropriate to the various uses of land and buildings; and to provide for the proper location and width of streets and building setback lines;
      (8)   To establish reasonable standards of design procedures for developments, subdivisions and/or re-subdivisions in order to further the orderly layout and use of land, and to insure proper legal descriptions and monuments of subdivided land;
      (9)   To insure that public facilities are available and will have a sufficient capacity to serve the proposed subdivisions and/or developments and the areas reasonably anticipated to be served by those facilities;
      (10)   To prevent the pollution of air, streams, and ponds; to assure the adequacy of drainage facilities; to safeguard the water table; and to encourage the wise use and management of natural resources throughout the village in order to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the community and the value of the land;
      (11)   To preserve the natural beauty and topography of the village and to insure appropriate development with regard to these natural features; and,
      (12)   To provide for open spaces through the most efficient design and layout of the land, including the use of average density in providing for minimum width and area of lots, while preserving the density of land as established in the Zoning Code.
(Ord. 2313-95, passed 2-1-95; Am. Ord. 12-1014, passed 11-7-12)