1290 LAWS OF MARYLAND [CH. 656
tures, signs, billboards and land for trade, industry, other
commercial enterprises and residences or other purposes
within said areas. Such regulations shall be made in
accordance with the comprehensive plan. They shall be
designed to reduce congestion in the roads, streets and
alleys; to promote safety from fire, panic and other dan-
gers; to promote health and the general welfare; to provide
adequate light and air; to prevent the overcrowding of
land and to avoid undue concentration of population; to
facilitate adequate provision for parks, water, sewerage,
transportation and other public requirements, conven-
iences and improvements, including such public utility
buildings, structures and facilities as may be required for
the storage and/or distribution of eras and electricity.
For all or any of said purposes the Commissioners may
designate within the Town
and within said one mile radius certain residence and other districts or divisions of
such number, shape and area as may be deemed best suited
to carry out the purposes of this sub-title, and within such
districts they may regulate and restrict the erection, con-
struction, reconstruction, alteration, repair and use of
buildings, structures, signs, bill boards and land. All such
regulations shall be uniform for each class or kind of build-
ing or structure throughout each district, but the regula-
tions in one district may differ from those in other districts.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That all Acts and
parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act
are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That in the event
that any part of this Act shall be found to be invalid by
any court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining parts
of the Act shall continue in full force and effect.
SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That this Act is
hereby declared to be an emergency law and necessary for
the immediate preservation of the public health and safety,
and having been passed by a yea and nay vote, supported
by three-fifths of all the members elected to each of the two
Houses of the General Assembly, the same shall take effect
from the date of its passage.
Approved April 27, 1953.