11-2-27 Regulations for control and elimination of nonconforming uses--Continuation of existing us...
Regulations for control and elimination of nonconforming uses--Continuation of
existing uses--Gradual elimination of discontinued nonconforming uses.
The board may by
resolution as provided in § 11-2-25 prescribe such regulations not contrary to law or § 11-2-26, as
it deems desirable or necessary to regulate and control, or reduce the number or extent of or bring
about the gradual elimination of nonconforming uses, lots, or occupancies. However, in accordance
with the provisions of § 11-2-26, any lawful use, lot, or occupancy of land or premises existing at
the time of the adoption of the zoning ordinance may be continued, even though the use, lot, or
occupancy does not conform to the provisions of the zoning ordinance. If the use, lot, or occupancy
is discontinued for more than one year, the board may adopt, after notice by registered or certified
mail to the property owners, an amortization schedule to bring about the gradual elimination of the
nonconforming use, lot, or occupancy.
Source: SL 1967, ch 20, § 12; SL 1975, ch 113, § 16; SL 2000, ch 69, § 37.