Sec. 25-30-20. Interpretations.

In interpreting and applying the provisions of this chapter, they shall be held to be the minimum requirements for the promotion of the public, safety, comfort, or general welfare. It is not intended by this chapter to interfere with or abrogate or annul any easements, covenants, or other agreements between parties, provided; however, that where this chapter imposes a greater restriction upon the use of buildings or premises or upon height of buildings, or requires larger open spaces than are required by other ordinances, rules, regulations, or by easements, governments, or agreements, the provisions of this chapter shall govern. In the event of a difference or conflict between the text of this chapter and the zoning districts shown on the official zoning map, the designations on the map shall govern. In the event public streets or alleys or public property are vacated or abandoned or become private property or are leased for private use, said property shall be classified by the planning commission at the time of change of status. In the event that any public property is not indicated as being zoned on the zoning map, it shall not be used for private purpose until said property has been classified as to zone.
(1) Additions Authorized. Upon the request of any interested party, the zoning administrator may determine whether a particular use is consistent with the general purpose of the zone and is of the same general character as those uses expressly listed as either permitted, accessory, or conditional uses in the zone, and therefore, determine whether the use is allowed in the zone as either a permitted, accessory, or conditional use.
(2) Findings. No such use shall be determined to be permitted, accessory or conditional unless the applicable provisions of the relevant article of this chapter dealing with the subject zone reasonably allow the zoning administrator to make the required findings or, upon appeal, reasonably allow the planning commission to make the required findings.
(3) Limitation. If the use is determined to be a conditional use, and the zoning administrator is not authorized by this chapter to grant said use permit, the zoning administrator shall not grant a use permit, but shall be limited to determining that a use permit is required to be issued by the planning commission for said use.
(4) Zoning Boundary Lines. The planning commission, after notice to the owners of the affected properties, may interpret the zoning maps and make minor adjustments in the zone boundaries in such a way as to carry out the objectives and purposes of these regulations. (Amended during the March 2009 supplement.)