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The Zoning Board of Appeals, upon proper application of appeal, shall have the power to hear and decide upon appeals for the interpretation of the provisions of this chapter as follows:
(A) So as to carry out the intent and purpose of this chapter.
(B) To determine the precise location of the boundary lines between zoning districts. In interpreting the boundaries of zoning districts, the Board shall assume, unless there is information indicating otherwise, that zoning district boundaries follow lot lines, the centerline of creeks, streets, or alleys, railroad right-of-ways, section lines one-quarter or one-eight section lines, or corporate boundary lines as they existed when the zoning boundary line was established.
(C) The Board shall have the authority to interpret the provisions of this chapter when a requirement, standard, or other text is unclear, including classifying a use which is not specifically mentioned as part of the use regulations of any zoning district so that it conforms to a comparable permitted or prohibited use, in accordance with the purpose and intent of each district. When determining if a particular use is included in the definition of a type or group of uses permitted in a district, it shall not interpret a use specifically listed in one district as being inferred as permitted in another district.
(Ord. 616, passed 9-23-2013)