Zoning Ordinance


Zoning Ordinance Purpose 
  • Promote and protect the public health, safety and general welfare
  • Protect the character and stability of the various areas within the Township and promote the orderly and beneficial development of such areas
  • Regulate the intensity of land use and determine the area of open space surrounding buildings to provide adequate light and air and convenience of access to the property
  • Lessen and avoid congestion on highways and streets
  • Provide for the various land use needs of landowners, such as recreational, residential, commercial and industrial
  • Preserve agricultural lands that have been determined to be essential to the stability and future economic well being of the Township
  • Fix reasonable standards to which buildings and other structures shall conform
  • Prohibit uses, buildings, and structures which are incompatible with the character of development permitted in the zoning districts
  • Protect against nuisances and hazards in the interest of the public health, safety, and general welfare
  • Conserve the taxable value of land, buildings and structures throughout the Township
  • Provide for the completion, extension, substitution or elimination of non-conforming uses