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When the ordinance establishing a zoning district boundary describes the boundary as following a certain feature, or reflects a clear intent that the boundary follows a certain feature, the boundary shall be construed as following that feature as it actually exists at the time the zoning district boundary is established. When an ordinance does not describe the zoning district boundary, the following rules shall be used by the Zoning Administrator to determine the boundary.
A. Right-Of-Way Boundaries: Zoning district boundaries depicted on the Zoning Map shall follow the parcel boundaries as defined and should not extend to the center line of the right-of-way unless absolutely necessary.
B. Parallel Features: Boundaries shown on the map as approximately parallel to features or lines shall be construed as parallel to the feature or line.
C. City Limits: Boundaries shown on the map as approximately following lines of the City limits shall be construed as following the lines of the City limits.
D. Water Features: Boundaries shown as approximately following the center line of rivers, creeks, streams, canals, lakes, ditches or other bodies of water shall be construed as following the center line of the body of water. Boundaries shown as approximately following the shoreline of a body of water shall be construed to follow the shoreline. In the event of a natural change in a shoreline or center line, the district boundary shall be construed as moving with the actual shoreline or center line to its new location. In the event of a change directly or indirectly resulting from human actions, the district boundary shall not be construed as following the new shoreline or center line unless a zoning map amendment is approved by the City Council to change the district boundary.
E. Section Lines: Boundaries shown to follow section lines or quarter section lines shall be construed as following such lines.
F. Undefined Boundaries: The location of a boundary that cannot be determined from the application of the above rules shall be determined by measuring the distance between the mapped boundary and other features shown on the map.
G. Conflicts With Boundaries: Where uncertainty exists as to the boundary of a zoning district, or when the street, property lines or other features existing on the ground are in conflict with those on the Zoning Map, the Zoning Administrator shall interpret and determine the location of said boundary. The Zoning Administrator's determination may be appealed to the Board of Adjustment pursuant to subsection 11-21-8B, "Appeals", of this title. (Ord. 567, 3-20-2017)