Chapter 17.04


17.04.010    Short title.

17.04.020    Purpose and intent.

17.04.030    Standards.

17.04.035    Grammatical interpretation.

17.04.040    Delegation of power.

17.04.050    Compliance.

17.04.060    Zoning map incorporated by reference.

17.04.070    Enforcement authority.

17.04.080    Remedies and civil penalties.

17.04.010 Short title.

This title shall be known as the “Palmer Zoning Code.” (Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.04.020 Purpose and intent.

The purpose of this title is:

A. To implement the comprehensive development plan for the city;

B. To encourage the most appropriate use of land;

C. To conserve and stabilize the value of property;

D. To aid in the rendering of fire and police protection;

E. To provide adequate open space for light and air;

F. To lessen the congestion on streets;

G. To give an orderly growth to the city;

H. To prevent undue concentrations of population;

I. To improve the city’s appearance;

J. To facilitate adequate provisions for community utilities and facilities such as water, sewage and electrical distribution systems, transportation, schools, parks and other public requirements; and

K. In general to promote public health, safety and general welfare. (Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.04.030 Standards.

The standards established by this title are determined to be the minimum requirements in the interest of public health, safety and general welfare. (Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.04.035 Grammatical interpretation.

Pursuant to PMC 1.04.040 the grammatical rules that apply to the ordinances of the city of Palmer, in interpreting the permitted and conditional uses in PMC Title 17, the singular number includes the plural and the plural includes the singular, each gender includes the masculine, feminine and neutral gender, and words in the present tense include the past and the future tenses and vice versa, unless manifestly inapplicable. (Ord. 12-006 § 3, 2012)

17.04.040 Delegation of power.

Pursuant to AS 29.40.010(b) and Borough Resolution 92-080, the borough delegated to the city the power of land use regulation over property within the city. (Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.04.050 Compliance.

No building, structure or land may be used or occupied and no building or structure or part thereof may be erected, constructed, reconstructed, moved or structurally altered except in conformity with all the regulations specified in this title for the district in which it is located. (Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.04.060 Zoning map incorporated by reference.

The official zoning map currently at City Hall is incorporated by reference as the zoning map for the city. (Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.04.070 Enforcement authority.

This title shall be enforced by the zoning administrator, who shall be appointed by the city manager. (Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.04.080 Remedies and civil penalties.

The city or an aggrieved person may institute a civil action against a person who violates a provision of this title or a term, condition, or limitation imposed pursuant to this title. In addition to other relief, a civil penalty not to exceed $300.00 may be imposed for each violation. Each day that a violation or an unlawful act or condition continues constitutes a separate violation. An action to enjoin a violation may be brought notwithstanding the availability of any other remedy. Upon application for injunctive relief and a finding of a violation or threatened violation, the superior court shall grant the injunction. (Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)