An ordinance to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the
community by regulating the use of land and the use and construction of
buildings and premises in the Town of Buxton, Maine.
ARTICLE 1 - PREAMBLE
This ordinance has been prepared in accordance with the Revised Statutes
of Maine, as amended.
This ordinance and the accompanying land use regulation maps, including
the report entitled "Flood Insurance Study-Town of Buxton in the County
of York, Maine" and accompanying "Flood Insurance Rate Map" and "Flood
Boundary and Floodway Map" dated July 5, 1982 shall be known as and may
be cited as the "Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Buxton, Maine."
The purpose of this ordinance is to promote the health, safety and general
welfare of the residents of the Town; to encourage the most appropriate
use of land throughout the Town; to promote traffic safety; to provide
safety from fire and the elements; to prevent overcrowding of real estate;
to prevent housing development in inappropriate areas; to conserve natural
resources; to provide for adequate public services; to prevent water pollution;
to protect fish spawning grounds, aquatic life, bird and other wildlife
habitat; to protect buildings and lands from flooding and accelerated erosion;
to protect archaeological and historic resources; to protect freshwater
wetlands; to control building sites, placement of structures and land uses;
to conserve shore cover and visual as well as actual points of access to
waters; to conserve natural beauty and open space; and to anticipate and
respond to the impacts of development in shoreland areas, as an integral
part of a comprehensive plan for municipal development.
The provisions of this ordinance shall govern all land and structures
within the boundaries of the Town of Buxton, Maine.
1.5 Conflict with Other Ordinances.
This Ordinance shall not in any way impair or remove the necessity of
compliance with any other applicable rule, ordinance, regulation, bylaw,
permit or provision of law. Where this Ordinance imposes a greater
restriction upon the use of the land, buildings or structures, the provisions
of this Ordinance shall control.
Should any section or provision of this ordinance be declared by the
courts to be invalid, such decision shall not invalidate any other section
or provision of this ordinance.
1.7 Repeal of Existing Ordinances.
All prior Land Use Ordinances are repealed.