Article 11

ARTICLE 11

ZONING DISTRICTS AND BOUNDARIES INTERPRETATION

 

11.0                Statement of Purpose      

The purpose of this Article is to establish zoning districts in order to realize the general purposes set forth in the preamble of this Resolution, to provide for orderly growth and development and to protect the property rights of all individuals by assuring the compatibility of uses and practices within districts.


11.1                Establishment of Districts  

The unincorporated portions of Berlin Township are hereby divided into districts or zones as shown on the Zoning Map, which accompanies this Resolution.  They are as follows:

Conservation/Recreation ………………………………  CR
Agriculture/Residential District ………………………..   Ag./Res.
Single Family Serviced Residential ………………….   R-1
R-1A
Two Family ……………………………………………..     R-2
Multi-Family …………………………………………….    R-3
Professional and Business Offices …………………..   P-B-O
Local Commercial ………………………………………    C-1
General Commercial …………………………………..    C-2
Commercial Recreation ……………………………….    C-3
Service Industrial ………………………………………    I-1
Light Industrial ………………………………………….   I-2
Heavy Industrial ………………………………………..    I-3
Mineral Aggregate ……………………………………..    MG
Planned Unit Development ……………………………  P.U.D.
Floodplain, Floodway and Wetland Overlay District ..  F.F. & W.


11.2                Zoning District Map   

The districts established in Section 11.1, as shown on the Official Zoning Map, which, together with all data, references, explanatory material and notations thereon, are hereby officially adopted as part of this Resolution and hereby incorporated by reference herein, thereby having the same force and effect as if herein fully described in writing.


    1. 11.3 Zoning Map Legend

 

There shall be provided on the Official Zoning Map a legend which shall list the name of each zoning district and indicate the symbol for that district.  A color, combination of colors or black and white patterns may be used in place of symbols to identify the respective zoning districts in such legend.


11.4                Identification of Official Zoning Map  

The Official Zoning Map shall be properly identified by the signature of Township Trustees, as attested by the Township Clerk and bearing the official seal.  The Map shall be maintained by the Zoning Administrator and shall remain on file in the Office of the Clerk.  The Official Zoning Map shall control whenever there is an apparent conflict between the district boundaries as shown on the Map and the description as found in the text of this Resolution.  The Official Zoning Map shall be a reproducible document and copies shall be made available to the public upon request and upon payment of a fee as established by resolution.


11.5                Interpretation of District Boundaries

The following rules shall be used to determine the precise location of any zoning district boundary unless such boundary is specifically indicated on the Official Zoning Map:

  1. Where district boundaries are so indicated as approximately following the center lines of thoroughfares or highways, street lines or highway right-of-way lines, such center lines, street lines or highway right-of-way;
  2. Where district boundaries are so indicated that they approximately follow the lot lines, such lot line shall be construed to be said boundaries;
  3. Where district boundaries are so indicated that they are approximately parallel to the center lines or street lines of streets or the center lines or right-of-way lines of highways, such district boundaries shall be construed as being parallel thereto and at such distance therefrom as indicated on the Official Zoning Map.  If no distance is given, such dimensions shall be determined by the use of the scale shown on the Official Zoning Map;
  4. Where the boundary of a district follows a railroad line, such boundary shall be deemed to be located in the middle of the main tracks of said railroad line;
  5. Where the boundary of a district follows a stream, lake or other body of water, said boundary line shall be deemed to be at the limit of the jurisdiction of the Township unless otherwise indicated;
  6. Where district boundaries are so indicated that they follow or approximately follow the limits of any municipal corporation, such boundaries shall be construed as following such limits;
  7. Whenever any street, alley or other public way is vacated by official Board of Township Trustees action, the zoning district adjoining each side of such street, alley or public way shall automatically be extended to the center of such vacation and all areas within that vacation shall thenceforth be subject to all regulations appropriate to the respective extended districts.

 

All questions and disputes concerning the exact location of zoning district boundaries shall be resolved by the Board of Zoning Appeals.