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TITLE 7 LAND DEVELOPMENT AND USE

CHAPTER 1 TITLE, AUTHORITY, PURPOSE, AND INTENT

SECTION 7-1-3 PURPOSE

The purpose of this Ordinance shall be to promote the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the City of Menan as follows:
   
  (A)          To protect property rights and enhance property values while making accommodations for other necessary development.
   
  (B)           To provide for the protection and enhancement of the local economy.
   
  (C)          To ensure that important environmental features are protected and enhanced, including groundwater, flood plains, and wetlands.
   
  (D)          To encourage future development in Menan to follow traditional land use patterns and thereby avoid undue concentration of population and overcrowding of land.
   
  (E)           To assure land development is commensurate with the physical characteristics of the land and groundwater.
   
  (F)           To protect life and property in areas subject to flooding.
   
  (G)          To protect recreation resources.
   
  (H)          To avoid undue water and air pollution.
   
  (I)            To secure safety from fire and provide adequate open spaces and public facility and services for light and air at reasonable cost.
   
  (J)            To implement the comprehensive plan.
   
  (K)          To coordinate streets and road within proposed subdivisions with existing streets and roads.
   
  (L)           To harmonize the development of the area.
   
  (M)          To insure proposed developments have adequate transportation, water drainage, and sanitary facilities.
   
  (N)          To allow local school districts to participate in planning.
   
  (O)          To ensure state and local economy is protected and enhanced.
   
  (P)           To encourage protection of prime agricultural land.