In the interpretation and application of the provisions of these regulations, the following regulations shall govern:
   A.   Minimum Requirements: In their interpretation and application, the provisions of these regulations shall be regarded as the minimum requirements for the protection of the public health, safety and welfare.
   B.   Most Restrictive Regulation Prevails: Whenever both a provision of these regulations, and any other provisions of these regulations, or any provision of any other law, ordinance, resolution, rule, or regulation of any kind, contains any restriction covering any of the same subject matter, whichever restrictions are more restrictive or impose higher standards or requirements shall govern.
   C.   Limitation: These regulations are not intended to abrogate or annul the following:
      1.   Any permits issued before the effective date of these regulations; or
      2.   Any easement or covenant. (Ord. 2(1983) § 1)