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(A) The “Walkerton, St. Joseph County, Indiana Zoning Map” dated 1980, to be known here as the “Official Zoning Map” or “Zoning Map”, all as prepared and adopted by the Walkerton Plan Commission on 11-6-1980, is hereby incorporated by reference into this chapter, and at least two copies of said Zoning Map are on file in the office of the Clerk-Treasurer of the Town and are there available for public inspection.
(B) The Official Zoning Map shall be identified by the signature of the President of the Town Council, attested by the Clerk-Treasurer, under the following words: “This is to certify that this is the Official Zoning Map referred to in Ch. 1, § 1.8. of Ord. 9-80 of the Town of Walkerton, St. Joseph County, Indiana, adopted 12-15-1980.”
(C) If, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, changes are made in district boundaries or other matter portrayed on the Zoning Map, such changes shall be entered on the Zoning Map promptly after the amendment has been approved by the Town Council. The amending ordinance shall be posted immediately adjacent to said zoning map until such change is officially shown on the Zoning Map.
(D) Regardless of the existence of purported copies of the Official Zoning Map which may from time to time be made or published, the Zoning Map which shall be located in the office of the Clerk-Treasurer shall be the final authority as to the current zoning status of land in the Town.
(E) In the event that the Zoning Map becomes damaged, destroyed, lost or difficult to interpret because of the nature or number of changes and additions, the Town Council may by resolution adopt a new Official Zoning Map which shall supersede the prior Zoning Map. The new Zoning Map may correct drafting or other errors or omissions in the prior Zoning Map, but no such correction shall have the effect of amending the original Zoning Map or any subsequent amendment thereof. The new Official Zoning Map shall be identified by the signature of the President of the Town Council, attested by the Clerk-Treasurer under the following words: “This is to certify that this Official Zoning Map supersedes and replaces the Official Zoning Map adopted (date) as part of Ord. 9-80 of the Town of Walkerton St. Joseph County, Indiana.”
(F) Unless the prior Official Zoning Map has been lost, or has been totally destroyed, the prior map or any significant parts thereof remaining, shall be preserved, together with all available records pertaining to its adoption or amendment.
(G) The locations and boundaries of the districts established by this chapter are shown upon the Zoning Map and incorporated into the provisions of this chapter and which map in its entirety, including all amendments thereto, shall be as much a part of this chapter as if fully set forth and described herein.
(H) The Zoning Map, and amendments thereto, shall be maintained by the Town Plan Commission. Where, due to the scale, lack of detail or illegibility of the Zoning Map, there is any uncertainty as to the intended location of any boundary, interpretation shall be determined by the Plan Commission.
(Ord. 9-80, passed 12-15-1980)