(a)   In interpreting and applying the provisions of this Zoning Code, the same shall be held to be the minimum requirements for the promotion of public safety, health, convenience, comfort, prosperity and general welfare.  It is not intended by this Zoning Code to interfere with or abrogate or annul any easements, covenants or other agreements between parties.  However, where this Zoning Code imposes a greater restriction upon the use of buildings or premises or upon height of buildings or requires larger open spaces than are imposed or required by any easements, covenants, agreements, other ordinances, rules, regulations or permits, the provisions of this Zoning Code shall govern.
   (b)   It shall be the duty of the Planning Commission to:
      (1)   Interpret the provisions of this Zoning Code in such a way as to carry out the intent and purpose thereof.
      (2)   Rule on the proper application or interpret the meaning of this Zoning Code in case a dispute arises between administrative officials of the City and any owner or owners of property.
         (Ord. 431.  Passed 9-4-63.)