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§ 265-105          Interpretation

  1. Where any provisions of this Chapter conflict with other applicable state and federal laws, the stricter shall apply. 
  2. This Chapter is not intended to annul or supersede any private easements, covenants, or agreements, except where provisions of this Chapter are more restrictive. The Zoning Officer shall not be responsible for the enforcement of the aforesaid agreements unless the Borough is a party thereof.
  3. The zoning classification of improved and unimproved rights-of-way within the Borough boundaries shall be considered part of the adjacent zoning district. In cases where these areas are bordered by more than one district, the abutting zoning shall extend to the centerline of the subject right-of-way. 
  4. Zoning classifications as initially determined, generally follow existing lot boundaries where apparent, as defined by recorded deeds. However, the revision, through subdivision, of current boundary lines does not constitute any revision of zoning district boundaries, which shall retain the boundary of the original lot line, unless an amendment the Zoning Ordinance via the Zoning Map is approved.
  5. In cases where a lot lies within multiple zoning districts, district boundaries traversing the lot shall be determined as lines extending from points  originating at apparent known points on adjoining lot lines.  
  6. Borough land incorporated by the annexation process after adopted of this ordinance shall be zoned as R-1 until or unless the Zoning Map is amended to indicate zoning of the property as another district set forth in this ordinance.
  7. In interpreting the language of this ordinance to determine the extent of the restriction upon the use of property in the Borough, the language shall be interpreted, where doubt exists as to the intended meaning of the language written and enacted by the Borough, in favor of the property owner and against any implied extension of the restriction.
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