City of Lebanon, PA
Lebanon County
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[Ord. 27-1986, 87, passed 10-27-1986]
This Zoning Ordinance shall be known and may be cited as "The Zoning Ordinance of the City of Lebanon, Pennsylvania".
[Ord. 27-1986, 87, passed 10-27-1986]
The purpose of this Zoning Ordinance is the promotion of the public health, safety, morals and/or general welfare by:
(a) 
Encouraging the most appropriate use of land;
(b) 
Preventing the overcrowding of land;
(c) 
Conserving the value of land and buildings;
(d) 
Lessening the congestion of traffic on the roads;
(e) 
Avoiding undue congestion of population;
(f) 
Providing for adequate light and air;
(g) 
Securing safety from fire, flood and other dangers;
(h) 
Facilitating the adequate provision for transportation, water supply, sewage disposal, drainage, schools, parks and other public facilities.
(i) 
Giving reasonable consideration, among other things, to the character of districts and their peculiar suitability for particular uses; and
(j) 
Giving effect to the policies and proposals of the Comprehensive Plan as approved by the Planning Commission and adopted by Council.
[Ord. 27-1986, 87, passed 10-27-1986]
As described in greater detail in the City Comprehensive Plan, which Plan this Zoning Ordinance is intended to aid in implementing, community objectives include the following:
(a) 
Land use. The distribution and intensity of development of future residential, commercial, industrial, public and semi-public land uses shall be based upon the projected needs of the City and the region of which it is a part, and the creation of a safe, attractive, healthful and convenient physical environment.
(b) 
Circulation. The future circulation pattern shall be based upon the projected needs of the City and the region of which it is a part, and shall permit the efficient interaction of land use while providing for the optimum flow of traffic.
(c) 
Community facilities. The location, amount and range of future community facilities shall be based upon the projected needs of the City and the region of which it is a part, and shall be designed to serve the needs generated by the future land use pattern.
[Ord. 27-1986, 87, passed 10-27-1986]
In their interpretation and application, the provisions of this Zoning Ordinance shall be held to be the minimum requirements adopted for the promotion of the public health, safety, morals and/or general welfare. Wherever the requirements of this Zoning Ordinance are at variance with the requirements of any lawfully adopted rules, regulations or ordinances applicable to this City or with one another, the most restrictive, or that imposing the higher standards shall be controlling.
[Ord. 27-1986, 87, passed 10-27-1986]
The present tense shall include the "future", the singular number shall include the "plural"; and the plural, the "singular". The word "shall" is always mandatory and the word "may" is permissive.