§ 2. Rules For Interpretation Of District Boundaries  


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  • SECTION 2. - RULES FOR INTERPRETATION OF DISTRICT BOUNDARIES

    Where uncertainty exists as to the boundaries of districts as shown on the official zoning map, the following rules shall apply:

    1. Boundaries indicated as approximately following the center lines of streets, highways, or alleys shall be construed to follow such center lines;

    2. Boundaries indicated as approximately following platted lot lines shall be construed as following such lot lines;

    3. Boundaries indicated as approximately following city limits shall be construed as following such city limits;

    4. Boundaries indicated as following railroad lines shall be construed to be midway between the main tracks;

    5. Boundaries indicated as approximately following the center lines of streams, rivers, lakes, or other bodies of water shall be construed to follow such center lines;

    6. Boundaries indicated as parallel to or extensions of features indicated in subsections 1 through 5 above shall be so construed. Distances not specifically indicated on the official zoning map shall be determined by the scale of the map;

    7. Where physical or cultural features existing on the ground are at variance with those shown on the official zoning map, or in other circumstances not covered by subsections 1 through 6 above, the board of adjustment shall interpret the district boundaries;

    8. Where a district boundary line divides a lot which was in single ownership at the time of the passage of this ordinance, the board of adjustment may permit, as a special exception, the extension of the regulations for either portion of the lot not to exceed fifty (50) feet beyond the district line into the remaining portion of the lot.