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Session Laws, 1953
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with power to make special exceptions to the terms of the
ordinance; to provide remedies for violation; to provide
for conflict with other existing laws or ordinances; and
to provide for the administration of such ordinances as
may be passed under the provisions of this Act.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of
That nine new sections be and they are hereby
added to Article 24, of the Code of Public Local Laws of
Maryland (1930 Edition), title "Worcester County", sub-
title "Pocomoke City", said new sections to be known as
Sections 227 A to 227-I to follow immediately after Section
227 and to read as follows:

227A. For the purposes of promoting the health, secur-
ity, general welfare and morals of the community, the
Mayor and Council of Pocomoke City shall have the power
to regulate and restrict the height, number of stories, and
size of buildings and other structures, the percentage of lot
that may be occupied, the size of yards, courts, and other
open spaces, the density of population and the location and
use of buildings, structures and land for trade, industry,
residence or other purposes.

227B. For any or all of said purposes in the foregoing
section, said Mayor and Council of Pocomoke City may
divide the municipality into districts of such number,
shape and area as it may deem best to carry out the pur-
pose of this Act; and within such districts may regulate and
restrict the erection, construction, re-construction, altera-
tion, repair or use of buildings, structures or land. All such
regulations shall be uniform for each class or kind of
buildings throughout each district, but the regulations in
one district may differ from those in other districts.

227C. Such regulations to be made in accordance with a
comprehensive plan and designed to lessen congestion in the
streets; to secure the safety from fire, panic and other
dangers; to promote health and the general welfare; to
provide adequate light and air; to prevent overcrowding of
land; to avoid undue concentration of population; to facili-
tate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewer-
age, schools, parks, and other public requirements, and
otherwise to control and direct municipal expansion and
development. Such regulations shall be made with reason-
able consideration, among other things, to the character of
the district and its peculiar suitability for particular uses,
and with a view to conserving the value of buildings, and


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