In order to classify, regulate and restrict the location of buildings designated for specific uses, to protect residential uses, to regulate and limit the height and bulk of buildings hereafter erected or altered, to regulate and limit the intensity of the use of lot areas, and to regulate and determine the areas of yards, recreation and open space within and surrounding such buildings, the City of Sunfish Lake is hereby divided into zoning districts.  The use, height and area regulations shall be uniform in each district, and said districts shall be known as:


A. R-1, Single Family Residential District. B. INS, Institutional District.

C.       Special Districts:


1. S, Shoreland Overlay District.

2. W, Wetland System Overlay District.






Zoning district boundary lines established by this Ordinance generally follow lot lines, the centerlines of street rights-of-way, water courses or the corporate limit lines, all as they exist upon the effective date of this Ordinance.


A. Appeals concerning the exact location of a zoning district boundary line shall be heard by the Council serving as the Board of Adjustment and Appeals pursuant to Section 1207 of this Ordinance.


B. Whenever any street or other public way is vacated by official action of the City, the zoning district adjoining each side of such street, alley or public way shall be automatically extended to the center of such vacation, and all area included in the vacation shall then and henceforth be subject to all appropriate regulations of the extended districts.

C. All streets and public ways, if not otherwise specifically designated, shall be deemed to be in the same zone as the property in the most restrictive classification immediately abutting upon such streets or public ways.  Where the center line of a street or public way serves as a district boundary, the zoning of such areas, unless otherwise specifically designated, shall be deemed to be the same as that of the abutting property up to such center line.


D. All areas within the corporate limits of the City which are under water and which are not shown as included within any zone shall be subject to all regulations of the zone which immediately adjoins such water area.  If such water area adjoins two  or  more  zones  the  boundaries  of  each  zone  shall  be  construed  to  be extended into the water area in a straight line until they meet the other district at the half-way point and/or to the corporation limits.






The location and boundaries of the districts established by this text are hereby set forth on the Zoning Map entitled "Zoning Map of Sunfish Lake."  Said map shall be on file with the City Clerk, and hereinafter referred to as the "Zoning Map."  Said map and all the notations, references and other information shown thereon shall have the same force and effect as if fully set forth herein and thereby made a part of this Ordinance by reference.






All territory hereafter annexed to the City of Sunfish Lake which is not shown on the Zoning Map shall automatically upon annexation be classified within the R-1 District and shall be subject to all regulations, notations, references and conditions as are applicable to said district until such time that a determination may be made as to the proper district classification for such territory and an amendment can be made to that effect.