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Chapter 18. General Zoning Ordinance

Sec. 18-03. Purpose and Intent

This Chapter is adopted for the purpose of protecting the health, safety, morals, comfort, convenience, and general welfare of the public. This Chapter is designed to control and lessen congestion in the streets; to secure safety from fire, panic, and other dangers; to promote adequate light and air; to protect groundwater resources; to prevent the overcrowding of land; to avoid undue concentration of population; to preserve, protect, and promote property values; to facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks, and other public facilities; and to preserve burial sites as defined in Section 157.70(1)(b), Wisconsin Statutes. It is also the intent of this Chapter is to implement certain goals and objectives of the City of Marshfield Comprehensive Plan, which are best addressed through zoning approaches, as enabled by Wisconsin Statutes.

(Code 1982, 17.02)