The regulations for each district set forth by this chapter shall be minimum regulations, and shall apply uniformly to each class, or kind of structure or land, except as hereinafter provided, or as otherwise granted by the Board of Zoning Appeals.
   (A)   No building, structure, or land shall be used or occupied, and no building or structure, or part thereof, shall be erected, constructed, reconstructed, moved, or structurally altered except in conformity with all of the regulations herein specified for the district in which it is located.
   (B)   No buildings, or other structures, shall hereafter be erected or altered:
      (1)   To exceed the height or bulk;
      (2)   To accommodate or house a greater number of families;
      (3)   To occupy a greater percentage of lot area; and
      (4)   To have narrower or smaller rear yards, front yards, side yards, or other open spaces than herein required, or in any other manner contrary to the provisions of this chapter.
   (C)   No yard or lot existing at the time of passage of this chapter shall be reduced in dimension or area below the minimum requirements set forth herein. Yards or lots created after the effective date of this chapter shall meet at least the minimum requirements established by this chapter.
   (D)   All territory which may hereafter be annexed to the village shall be administered according to the applicable township zoning district regulations until otherwise classified. Annexed territory without township or county zoning shall be considered to be in the R-1 Low Density Residential District until otherwise classified.
(Ord. 420, passed 3-4-1981)