1105.02  PURPOSE.
   This Zoning Ordinance is adopted for the following purposes:
To promote the public health, safety, morals, comfort and general welfare;
To conserve the values of property throughout the City and to protect the character and stability of agricultural, residential, business and manufacturing areas, and to promote the orderly and beneficial development of such areas;
To provide adequate light, air, privacy and convenience of access to property;
To lessen or avoid congestion in the public streets and highways;
To regulate and restrict the location and use of buildings, structures and land for trade, industry, residence and other uses, and to regulate and restrict the intensity of such uses, and to establish building or setback lines within the corporate limits;
To divide the City into districts of such number, shape, area and of such different classes, according to the use of land and buildings, and the intensity of such use, as may be deemed best suited to carry out the purposes of this Zoning Ordinance;
To prohibit uses, buildings or structures incompatible with the character of such districts respectively;
To prevent additions to and alterations or remodeling of existing buildings or structures in such a way as to avoid the restrictions and limitations lawfully imposed hereunder;
To protect against fire, panic, explosion, noxious fumes, flooding along natural water courses and other hazards in the interest of public health, safety, comfort and general welfare;
To provide for the elimination of incompatible and nonconforming uses of land, buildings and structures which adversely affect the character and value of desirable development in each district; and
To define and limit the powers and duties of the administrative officers and bodies as provided herein.
(Ord. 10-16-67. Passed 11-20-67.)