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Chapter 13 Article 01 Scope and Purpose

13-101       Citation of Ordinance.

      This Ordinance shall be known as and may be cited as the Rock Springs' Zoning Ordinance, except that when cited herein, it shall be referred to as "this Ordinance."


 13-102      Adoption of This Ordinance.

      This Ordinance is adopted as the City of Rock Springs' Zoning Ordinances relating to Comprehensive Planning and Zoning, pursuant to provisions of Wyoming law, including, withoutincluding, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Sections 15-1-501 to 15-1-510, inclusive and, 15-1-601 to 15-1-611, inclusive, Wyoming Statutes 1977.


 13-103      Intent and Purpose.

      The intent of this Ordinance is to protect the public health, safety and general welfare of the community and its people through the establishment of minimum regulations governing development and use of land. This Ordinance shall divide the City into districts and establish regulations in regard to location, erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration and use of structures and land. Such regulations are established to protect such use areas; to promote orderly development and redevelopment; to provide adequate light, air and access to property; to prevent congestion in the public right-of-way; to prevent overcrowding of land and undue concentration of structures by regulating land, buildings, yards and density of population; to provide for compatibility of different land uses; to provide for administration of this Ordinance; to provide for amendments; to prescribe penalties for violation of such regulations; and to define powers and duties of the City staff, the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Board of Adjustment, and the City Council in relation to this Ordinance.


 13-104      Relation to Comprehensive Plan.

      The enforcement of, amendments to, and administration of this Ordinance shall be accomplished in accordance with the recommendations contained in the Comprehensive Plan, as developed and amended from time to time by the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council of the City of Rock Springs.


 13-105      Severability.

      It is hereby declared to be the intention of the City that the provisions of this Ordinance are separable in accordance with the following:

      (i)   If any court of competent jurisdiction shall adjudge any other provisions of this Ordinance not specifically included in said judgment.

      (ii)  If any court of competent jurisdiction shall adjudge invalid the application of any provision of this Ordinance to a particular property, building, or other structure, such judgment shall not affect the application of said provision to any other property, building or structure not specifically included in said judgment.


 13-106      Conflict With Other Regulations.

      In the case of a conflict between this Ordinance and/or any part thereof, or any other Ordinance of the City of Rock Springs, the more restrictive provision in all cases shall apply.


13-107       Exclusiveness of Permitted &     

                  Conditionally Permitted Uses

      In each zoning district established herein, any use not expressly permitted or conditionally permitted shall be deemed excluded unless said use can be shown to the satisfaction of the Planning & Zoning Commission to be consistent with the intent of the district, in which case the Commission shall grant an exemption for said use pursuant to this title.  (Ord. No. 09-13, 10/6/2009).

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