This chapter is established pursuant to the provisions of § 60.62 of the Wisconsin Statutes and shall be known as the "Town of Greenville Zoning Ordinance."
It is the purpose of this chapter to promote the public health, safety, convenience and general welfare; to protect property values and the property tax base; to permit the careful planning and efficient maintenance of highway systems; to ensure adequate highway, utility, health, educational and recreational facilities; to recognize the needs of agriculture, forestry, industry and business in future growth; to encourage uses of land and other natural resources which are in accordance with their character and adaptability; to provide adequate light and air, including access to sunlight for solar collectors and to wind for wind energy systems; to encourage the protection of groundwater resources; to preserve wetlands; to conserve soil, water and forest resources; to protect the beauty and amenities of landscape and man-made developments; to provide healthy surroundings for family life; and to promote the efficient and economical use of public funds.
This chapter is designed to determine, establish, regulate and restrict:
The areas within which agriculture, forestry, industry, mining, trades, business and recreation may be conducted.
The areas in which residential uses may be regulated or prohibited.
The areas in and/or along natural watercourses, channels, streams and creeks in which trades or industries, filling or dumping, erection of structures and the location of buildings may be prohibited or restricted.
Trailer camps, or tourist camps and motels or both and mobile/manufactured home parks.
Designate certain areas, uses or purposes that may be subjected to special regulation.
The location of buildings and structures designed for specific uses and designation of uses for which buildings and structures may not be used or altered.
The location, height, bulk, number of stories and size of buildings and other structures.
The location of roads and schools.
Building setback lines.
The density and distribution of population.
The percentage of lot that may be occupied, size of yards, courts and other open spaces.
Places, structures or objects with a special character, historic interest, aesthetic interest or other significant value, historic landmarks and historic districts.
Burial sites, as defined in Wis. Stats. § 157.70(1)(b).