WHEREAS, the Statutes of the State of Mississippi, Section 17-1-1 to 17-1-21, inclusive, of the Mississippi Code of 1972, annotated, as amended, empower Hinds County, Mississippi, to enact a Zoning Ordinance and to provide for its administration, enforcement and amendment; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors deem it necessary for the purpose of promoting the health, safety, morals, and general welfare of the County to enact such an ordinance, which, among other things, is designed to lessen congestion in the streets; to secure safety from fire, panic, and other dangers; to provide adequate light and air; to prevent the overcrowding of land; to avoid undue concentration of population; to facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks, and other public requirements; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Laws of the State of Mississippi, including Chapter 197 of the Laws of Mississippi of 1956, the Board of Supervisors of Hinds County, Mississippi, acting independently of all municipalities in the county, has heretofore by resolution duly and legally adopted and entered upon its minutes as provided by law, created a Planning Commission to recommend the boundaries of the various districts and appropriate regulations which cover and affect all of Hinds County, Mississippi. Less and except from the foregoing, all land within the municipal boundaries of the City of Jackson, the Town of Bolton, the City of Clinton, the Town of Edwards, the Town of Learned, the Town of Raymond, the Town of Terry, and the Town of Utica, Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, based upon the recommendations of the Planning Commission, the Board of Supervisors have divided the County into districts and have prepared regulations pertaining to such districts, and have given reasonable consideration among other reasonable consideration among other things, to the character of the districts and their particular suitability for particular uses, with a view to conserving the value of property and encouraging the most appropriate use of land throughout the County; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors have given due public notice of the hearing relating to zoning districts, regulations, and restrictions, and together with the Planning Commission, have held such a public hearing in accordance with the requirements of Section 17-1-15 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, annotated, as amended:
Therefore, be it resolved and ordained by the Board of Supervisors of Hinds County, Mississippi, that this ordinance shall govern the use of all land within the aforementioned unincorporated areas of Hinds County, Mississippi.