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CITY OF MEDFORD
COMPREHENSIVE ZONING CODE
THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MEDFORD DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1.0:
PURPOSE AND INTERPRETATION
1.1
Purpose
The provisions of this code shall be held to be the minimum requirements adopted to:
1. To promote the public health, safety, morals, comfort convenience, prosperity, and general welfare of the City and environs.

2.  To lessen congestion in the public streets.

3. To secure safety from fire, explosion, noxious fumes, and other hazards.

4. To provide adequate light, air, privacy, and convenience of access to property.

5. To prevent the overcrowding of land.

6. To avoid undue concentration of population.

7. To facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks and other public requirements.

8. To conserve and enhance the taxable value of land and buildings.

9. To encourage the most appropriate use of land throughout the City environs.

10. To preserve and increase the amenities of the City and environs.

11. To protect residential, commercial, and manufacturing areas alike from harmful encroachments by incompatible uses.

12. To protect the character and maintain the stability of residential, commercial, and manufacturing areas within the City and environs, and to promote the orderly and beneficial development of such areas.

13. To regulate and restrict the location and intensity of use of buildings, structures, and land for residential, commercial, manufacturing, and other uses, and to establish building or setback lines for such uses.

14. To segregate and control unavoidable nuisance producing uses.

15. To establish districts of such number, shape and area as may be deemed best suited to carry out the purposes of this        Code.

16. To prevent such additions to, and alterations or remodeling of, existing buildings or structures as would not comply with the restrictions and limitations imposed hereinafter.

17. To provide for the elimination of those uses of land, buildings, and structures which are adversely affecting the character, development, and taxable value of property in each district. 2

18. To define the powers and duties of the administrative officers and bodies, as provided hereinafter.

1.2 Interpretation
In their interpretation and application, the provisions of this Code shall be held to be
minimum requirements and shall be liberally construed in favor of the City and shall not
be deemed a limitation or repeal of any other power granted by the Wisconsin Statutes.
This Code shall not repeal, abrogate, annul, impair, or interfere with any existing
easements, covenants, deed restrictions, agreements, ordinances, rules, regulations, or
permits previously adopted or issued pursuant to laws. However, wherever this Code
imposes greater restrictions, the provisions of this code shall govern

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