A. Description. The map labeled “Official Zoning Map” maintained by the Plan Commission is hereby included as part of the Unified Development Code and is to function as the means to apply a zoning district to each parcel within Jasper County’s jurisdiction. The zoning map shall be formally known as the “Official Zoning Map,” and it may be cited and referred to as the “Jasper County Zoning Map” or the “zoning map.”
B. Location. The official zoning map as approved by the Plan Commission will be located in the Planning Department and maintained by the Plan Commission.
C. Zoning District Boundaries.
1. Standard Zoning Districts. The standard zoning district boundaries shall be shown on the official zoning map. The two-digit abbreviations for the standard zoning districts appearing in the Unified Development Code or a specific color noted on the map legend shall be used to identify the standard zoning districts on the map.
2. Overlay Districts. The overlay district boundaries shown on the official zoning map shall be interpreted as follows:
a. Labeling. An overlay district shall be noted on the official zoning map with a hatch or textured pattern and be noted as such on the map legend.
b. Fully Covered. A lot that is fully covered (bounded) by an overlay district shall be interpreted to be subject to the overlay district standards found in Chapter 20.30 JCC, Overlay Districts.
c. Partially Covered. A lot that is partially covered (i.e., transected) by an overlay district boundary shall be interpreted to be subject to the overlay district standards where the lot area is covered by the overlay district.
3. Standards. Zoning district boundaries on the official zoning map shall be interpreted as follows:
a. Streets. Zoning district boundaries shown within or parallel to the lines of streets, easements, and transportation rights-of-way shall be deemed to follow the centerline of the affected street, easement or right-of-way.
b. Section Lines. Zoning district boundaries indicated as following or being parallel to section or fractional sectional lines, platted lot lines or County corporation lines shall be construed as following or paralleling such lines.
c. Water. Zoning district boundaries indicated as approximately following the centerline of streams, rivers or other moving bodies of water shall be construed to follow such centerlines.
d. Vacated. Whenever any street, public way, railroad right-of-way, waterway or other similar area is vacated by proper authority, the zoning districts adjoining each side of vacated areas shall be extended automatically to the center of the vacated area. All areas included in the vacation shall thereafter be subject to all regulations of the extended zoning districts. The following exceptions apply:
i. In the event of a partial vacation, the adjoining zoning district, or zoning district nearest the portion vacated, shall be extended automatically to include all of the vacated area.
4. Disputes. Any disputes as to the exact zoning district boundaries shall be determined by the Zoning Administrator. The Zoning Administrator may refuse to make a determination when he/she cannot definitely determine the location of a zoning district boundary. The Plan Commission may then interpret the location of the zoning district boundary with reference to the scale of the official zoning map and the purposes set forth in all relevant provisions of the Unified Development Code.
D. Regular Revisions. The official zoning map shall be formally revised by the Plan Commission as changes are made (e.g., rezonings, planned unit developments, or annexations) or as the Zoning Administrator determines necessary. During the time it takes for each revision to be made electronically, hand drawn lines and text on a printout of the previous official zoning map will be appropriate to note official changes. Revisions may be made at any time to correct drafting errors, clerical errors or omissions in the official zoning map.
E. Copies. Print copies of the official zoning map may be distributed. Each copy of the official zoning map shall be accurate only to the date on which it was last modified. The date of the latest revision shall be printed on copies of the official zoning map.
F. Damage, Destruction or Loss. In the event the official zoning map becomes damaged, destroyed, lost or difficult to interpret, the Plan Commission may prepare a map to replace the official zoning map based on the best information and knowledge available. The replacement map shall become the official zoning map upon a majority vote by the Plan Commission.