§ 155-1.60  PURPOSES.
   This zoning ordinance is adopted for the purposes of:
   (A)   Helping implement the Land Resource Management Plan.
   (B)   Accommodating and promoting sustainable building and development practices.
   (C)   Protecting the public health, safety and general welfare of present and future inhabitants of Will County, by:
      (1)   Requiring adherence to land use patterns that have been deemed to provide development in the best interest of the entire county as indicated, explained, and substantiated in the official plans of Will County;
      (2)   Protecting ground water supplies by controlling inappropriate land uses where soils and geological characteristics present the possibility of diminishing supplies or contamination by pollutants;
      (3)   Requiring provisions of adequate open space for sunlight, clean air, privacy, noise abatement, recreation, pedestrian circulation, and safe sight distances for operation of motor vehicles;
      (4)   Requiring provisions for safe and adequate circulation of motor vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians;
      (5)   Requiring provisions for adequate water supply and sewage disposal;
      (6)   Requiring provisions that promote adequate police and fire protection;
      (7)   Providing for the opportunity to create a variety of housing opportunities and life styles, employment, industrial, and commercial enterprises;
      (8)   Prohibiting the intrusion of incompatible uses into residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, recreational, and other necessary natural and man-made areas;
      (9)   Requiring provisions for adequate and essential facilities, services, and utilities;
      (10)   Requiring the provisions of adequate control, operation, and maintenance of facilities necessary for public use; and
      (11)   Providing for the maintenance of a viable agricultural base, including supporting businesses and services.
   (D)   Conserving property values throughout Will County by:
      (1)   Prohibiting the intrusion of incompatible uses into residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, recreational, and natural resource and other necessary natural and man-made areas;
      (2)   Requiring provisions of adequate open space for sunlight, clean air, privacy, noise abatement, recreation, pedestrian circulation, and safe sight distances for operation of motor vehicles;
      (3)   Requiring provisions for coordinated, adjusted, and harmonious development; and
      (4)   Requiring provisions for promoting adherence to land use patterns that have been deemed to provide development to the best interest of the entire county.
   (E)   Lessening or avoiding congestion in the public streets and highways of Will County, by:
      (1)   Requiring provisions for safe and adequate circulation of motor vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians;
      (2)   Requiring provisions for adequate open space for safe sight distances for operation of motor vehicles; and
      (3)   Requiring provisions for coordinated, adjusted, and harmonious development.
   (F)   Lessening or avoiding the hazards to persons and damage to property resulting from the accumulation of runoff of storm or flood water within Will County, by:
      (1)   Requiring provisions for controlling development within floodplain; and
      (2)   Requiring provisions for sediment and erosion control.
(Ord. effective 10-1-2012)