Article III – Land Use Districts

SECTION III.1 DISTRICTS

For the purposes of This Ordinance, the Township of Glen Arbor is divided into Six (6) Land Use Districts, as follows:
Residential I, II, III, IV, V and VI
Resort
Recreational
Business
Agricultural
Governmental

SECTION III.2 MAPS

The Land Use District into which each parcel of land in the Township is placed is shown on the map entitled “Glen Arbor Township Zoning Map” and dated May 22, 2008, which map is made a part of this Ordinance. The original of the Zoning Map shall be maintained by the Township Clerk at the Township Hall, and said map or an exact copy thereof shall be available for inspection during all Township business hours.

SECTION III.3 INTERPRETATION OF DISTRICT BOUNDARIES

Where uncertainty exists with respect to the boundaries of any of the Districts indicated on the Zoning Map, the following rules shall apply:
Boundaries indicated as approximately following the street or highways, the center lines of such streets or highways shall be considered to be such boundaries.

Boundaries indicated as approximately following lot lines shall be construed as following such lot lines.
Boundaries indicated as approximately following Township boundary lines shall be construed as following such Township boundary lines.

Boundaries indicated as approximately parallel to the center lines of streets or highways shall be construed as being parallel thereto and at such distance therefrom as indicated on the official Zoning Map. If no distance is given, such dimension shall be determined by the use of the scale shown on the official Zoning Map.

Boundaries following the shore line of a stream, lake, or other body of water shall be construed to follow such shore lines; boundaries indicated as approximately following the center line of streams, rivers, canals, or other bodies of water shall be construed to follow such center lines.

Where the application of the aforesaid rules leaves a reasonable doubt as to the boundaries between two (2) districts, the regulations of the more restrictive district shall govern the entire parcel in question, unless otherwise determined by the Township Board of Appeals after recommendation from the Township Zoning and Planning Commission.