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A. Generally

1. Any of the following is considered a violation of any permit, approval, certificate or other form of authorization and is subject to the enforcement remedies provided by Section 18.70.030 and by Kansas state law:

Development or use without, or inconsistent with, permit or approval

Any activity that is not authorized or is inconsistent with all of the required permits, approvals, certificates and authorization required by this ordinance.

Development or use inconsistent with ordinance

An activity that is inconsistent with any zoning, subdivision or general regulation of this ordinance or any amendment to this ordinance.

Development or use inconsistent with conditions

To violate, by act or omission, any term, condition or qualification placed by the City upon a required permit, certificate, rezoning, plan approval or other form of authorization granted by the City to allow the use, development or other activity upon land or improvements of land.

Making lot or yard nonconforming

To reduce or diminish any lot area so that the yards or open spaces are smaller than prescribed by these requirements or the final plat or plan.

Increasing use intensity

To increase the intensity and/or density of use of any land or structure, except in accordance with the procedural and substantive requirements of this ordinance.

Removing, defacing, obscuring notice

To remove, deface or obscure any sign required by this ordinance or otherwise interfere with any notice required by this ordinance. (Ord. 02-54 § 2, 2002)

2. For purposes of this subsection, an “activity” or “activities” includes:

a. To erect, construct, reconstruct, remodel, alter, maintain, move or use any building, structure or sign, or

b. That use, alteration or maintenance of any land.

B. Violations of Prior Regulations

All violations of prior zoning regulations of the City, or any Johnson County or township regulations, that have accrued in the corporate area of the City as of the effective date of this ordinance, shall continue to be violations and are not considered legal nonconforming situations under this ordinance. The City has the same authority to secure civil remedies for violations of those regulations to the same extent that it may secure civil remedies for violations of this ordinance pursuant to Section 18.70.030. (Ord. 02-54 § 2, 2002)