City of Trenton, MO
Grundy County
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[R.O. 2011 §400.010; Ord. No. 01-10 §1(1.01), 4-9-2001; Ord. No. 04-25 §1, 7-26-2004]
This Chapter shall be known and may be referred to as the Trenton, Missouri Unified Development Ordinance of 2001.
[R.O. 2011 §400.015; Ord. No. 01-10 §1(1.02), 4-9-2001; Ord. No. 04-25 §1, 7-26-2004]
This Chapter is enacted to protect the public health, safety and morals and to provide a system for balanced and orderly growth, development and redevelopment of land and neighborhoods in the City of Trenton, Missouri. It shall be the intent of the City of Trenton to emphasize good design, orderly extension of utilities and to promote reasonable, timely and balanced land use decisions which respect the needs and values of the citizenry of Trenton as a whole, while also reflecting the economic realities and environmental protection requirements in their just and proper contents.
[R.O. 2011 §400.020; Ord. No. 01-10 §1(1.03), 4-9-2001; Ord. No. 04-25 §1, 7-26-2004]
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The purpose of this Unified Development Ordinance shall be to implement the Trenton Comprehensive Plan and to protect the welfare of the present and future residents of the City of Trenton, Missouri, by:
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Giving effect to policies and proposals of the City of Trenton, Missouri Comprehensive Plan.
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Dividing the incorporated area of the City of Trenton, Missouri, into districts which shall provide regulations for the use of land and buildings, the intensity of such use including (but not limited to) bulk, height, density of population and design requirements.
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Protecting and preserving Trenton's various agricultural industries.
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Controlling and regulating growth and development patterns by concentrating development in areas where adequate sewerage and potable water facilities exist or can be economically provided, where streets, drainage, fire hydrants and schools can be provided and limiting development in those areas of the City where these facilities are not and/or should not be provided as determined by the City.
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Regulating and restricting the location and use of buildings, structures and land for trade, industry, residences and other uses.
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Providing standards for all types of dwelling units so that people may have affordable access to decent, sound and sanitary housing in a manner consistent with State and Federal law.
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Lessening the danger and congestion of traffic, limiting excessive numbers of intersections, driveways and other traffic hazard points, minimizing traffic/pedestrian hazards and emphasizing the protection of the existing street and highway system serving the City so as to insure such transportation systems continue to safely perform their intended function.
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Securing safety from fire, panic, flood and other dangers.
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Providing adequate privacy, light and air.
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Protecting the tax base by emphasizing and requiring cost-effective development within the City of Trenton, Missouri.
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Securing economy in local government operations and expenditures.
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Conserving the values of property within the City of Trenton, Missouri.
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Protecting landowners and property occupants from the adverse effects of adjoining developments and giving landowners and/or tenants an opportunity to comment on development proposals affecting their neighborhood.
Each purpose stated above serves to balance the interests of the general public of the City of Trenton, Missouri, and those of individual property owners.
[R.O. 2011 §400.025; Ord. No. 01-10 §1(1.04), 4-9-2001; Ord. No. 04-25 §1, 7-26-2004]
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This Chapter shall be interpreted, whenever an administrator or the judiciary is called upon to do so, in conformance with the stated policies of the City of Trenton, Missouri, as set forth in the municipal Comprehensive Plan and amendments thereto and the requirements of this Chapter shall be construed to be minimum requirements. This Chapter shall be interpreted as to protect the general public from adverse impacts which might otherwise be the result of a proposed land use. To this end, those called upon to interpret this Chapter shall proceed as follows:
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Determine the public purposes with respect to which an interpretation is required.
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Determine the actual impact of a proposed interpretation.
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Determine that the proposed interpretation will insure a just balance between the rights of the landowners and all others who will be affected by that person's land use proposal.
[R.O. 2011 §400.030; Ord. No. 01-10 §1(1.05), 4-9-2001; Ord. No. 04-25 §1, 7-26-2004]
This Chapter shall have jurisdiction in all of the land inside the boundaries of the City limits of the City of Trenton, Missouri. These regulations shall also apply to any land added to the corporate limits of the City after such land shall have been legally annexed into the City.