Accepting Donations, LMC Model ResolutionPublished May 18, 2016
City recognition and acceptance of a donation made for public purposes under Minnesota Statute section 475.03. Allows customization for terms and conditions and optional language for use in accepting gifts or bequests for public recreational purposes under Minnesota Statute section 471.17.
City Employee Computer Use, LMC Model PolicyPublished Feb 2, 2016
An effective computer use policy should provide comprehensive guidance on employee use of city-provided technology, e.g. city-managed email; electronic communications; social media and Internet access; precautions to take against computer viruses and consequences for breaking the policy. The League's model policy is a good place to start, but a city should make adaptions to match its own management style, staff resources and computer network structure.
Critical Water Deficiency Declaration, LMC Model OrdinancePublished May 16, 2016
Satisfies statutorily required provisions to adopt and enforce water conservation restrictions if the governor declares a critical water deficiency. Includes provisions for the public water supplier declaration and public notification; mandatory emergency water conservation measures; a variance procedure and violation and enforcement measures.
Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Jun 22, 2016
Requires backflow prevention devices in water systems with cross-connections between potable and non-potable water in furtherance of the Safe Drinking Water Act and Minnesota Dept. of Health Rules chapters 4720 and 4715. This ordinance is provided by the Minnesota Rural Water Association. Please consult with your city attorney before adopting any provisions within this model ordinance.
Designating City Depository, LMC Model ResolutionPublished Oct 20, 2014
Pass this resolution to name a bank or other authorized financial institution as a place to deposit city funds. Contains provisions about deposits that exceed FDIC guarantees or use of collateral in place of a surety bond. Contains alternative collateral provisions if the depository is not an FDIC-member institution.
Donation Of Surplus City Equipment, LMC Model PolicyPublished Jul 11, 2016
Establishes ability of the city to donate surplus equipment to a nonprofit organization under state law. Defines important terms. Provides procedural steps and safeguards such as a disclaimer of warranties and a form to be completed by the nonprofit organization to verify compliance with terms of the policy.
Elected Official Out-Of-State Travel, LMC Model PolicyPublished Aug 12, 2016
Controls out of state travel by elected officials covering the minimum requirements of state law, Minn. Stat. 471.661, to provide when travel outside the state is appropriate, to set expense limits and to establish procedures for travel approval. Offers additional provisions a city may wish to include.
Electric Utility Franchise, LMC-SRA Model OrdinancePublished Dec 5, 2016
Grants a nonexclusive franchise to construct, operate, repair and maintain an electric distribution system and transmission lines for furnishing electric energy in the city. Addresses location of facilities, street openings and restoration according to the Minnesota Public Utility Commission’s right-of-way management rules.
Fund Balance PolicyPublished Apr 30, 2009
Model policy for managing city fund balances from Ehlers and Assoc
Gas Utility Franchise, LMC-SRA Model OrdinancePublished Dec 5, 2016
Grants a nonexclusive franchise to construct, operate, repair and maintain facilities and equipment for the transportation, distribution, manufacture and sale of gas energy in the city. Contains optional franchise fee provisions. Addresses location of facilities, street openings and restoration according to the Minnesota Public Utility Commission’s right-of-way management rules.
In-Car Cameras, LMC Model PolicyPublished Mar 21, 2016
Governs use of in-car cameras to capture law enforcement related information within the range of the recording system that has evidentiary value for use in criminal prosecution, civil or administrative proceedings. Covers use and documentation, general guidelines for recording, downloading and labeling data, access to data and agency use of data.
Investment PolicyPublished Apr 30, 2009
Model investment policy from Ehlers and Assoc
Lawful Gambling, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Jul 6, 2016
Regulates lawful gambling. Includes options for allowing or prohibiting lawful gambling. Contains provisions for a local gambling tax, contribution of net profits to a city fund, establishment of a trade area. Sets parameters for application and local approval of premises permits.
Maintenance and Use of Municipal Cemetery, LMC Model OrdinancePublished May 18, 2016
Creates a city cemetery. Governs the sale of lots, handling of funds, burial permits, transfer of lots. Regulates the conduct of people in the cemetery, monuments and markers, mausoleums, columbarium niches and the decoration of lots.
Making a Local or Special Emergency Contract, LMC Model ResolutionPublished Nov 15, 2016
Authorizes a city to make a contract during a local emergency as provided in Minnesota Statutes chapter 12 on emergency management, with alternate language for contracting in a special emergency under township authority in Minnesota Statutes 365.37 and 415.01.
Model Classification and Compensation PlanPublished Nov 27, 2006
This model classification and compensation plan for smaller cities will help cities develop and maintain a plan that allows a city to achieve and maintain pay equity compliance.
Permanent Care Cemetery Fund, LMC Model OrdinancePublished May 18, 2016
Creates a permanent care and improvement fund for a municipal cemetery in a city under 50,000 population that wants to have the county administer the permanent care fund. Provides for fees and donations and payments to the county treasurer. Sets forth uses of the permanent care funds. Requires the city to file an annual expenditure report with the county auditor.
Pothole Repair, LMC Model PolicyPublished May 25, 2016
Explains the role of pothole repair as a part of a city’s street maintenance program. Explains city criteria for pothole repair, establishes a priority for repair actions, describes responses for cold and hot weather, the role of weather conditions in the city’s response, the use of warning signs or devices and more.
Prohibiting Firearms at Work, LMC Model PolicyPublished Jan 13, 2017
Establishes a policy prohibiting all employees, except sworn employees of the police department, from carrying or possessing firearms while acting in the course and scope of their employment for the city. Provides certain exceptions.
Public Nuisance, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Apr 1, 2015
Prohibits public nuisances affecting health, morals and decency, peace and safety, noise, parking and storage, inoperable motor vehicles. Sets duties of city officers and provides abatement procedures, including recovery of cost.
Right-of-Way Regulation, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Sep 2, 2016
Imposes comprehensive reasonable regulations administering and regulating excavation and obstruction of city roads, streets and other public rights-of-way by telecommunications utilities. Requires issuance of right-of-way permits. Provides that persons excavating and obstructing the rights-of-way will bear financial responsibility for their work, including the city’s recovery of out-of-pocket ad projected costs.
Short Form Right-of-Way Regulation, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Sep 2, 2016
Administers and regulates excavation and obstruction of city roads and streets for smaller cities that may want less extensive right of way management, such as minimal registration and reporting requirements by permit-holders. Still provides for restoration of rights-of-way and city recovery of costs.
Sidewalk Inspection, LMC model policyPublished May 25, 2016
Sets parameters for inspection, replacement and repair of city sidewalks. Establishes inspection procedures, describes considerations in a replacement and repair schedule.
Snowplowing, LMC Model PolicyPublished May 25, 2016
Describes city’s interest in reasonable ice and snow control on its streets. Sets conditions for the start of snow or ice control operations. Provides how snow will be plowed, including priorities and schedule of streets, work schedule for plow operators, effect of weather conditions, use of chemicals such as salt, or sand, and response for damage to mailboxes.
Social Media and Digitial Images Use by Fire and EMS Departments, LMC Model PolicyPublished Feb 24, 2016
This model social media policy addresses specific issues in social media use by fire and emergency services employees such as ownership, use and dissemination of work-related images, and conduct to maintain professionalism and public confidence. The policy should be a supplement to the city’s overall social media policy.
Street Sweeping, LMC Model PolicyPublished May 25, 2016
Sets out the reasons the city assumes the responsibility for sweeping their streets. Lists seasonal and other reasons when street sweeping will occur, how they will be swept, work schedules, how weather conditions may affect operations, safety provisions and more.
Temporary Family Health Care Dwellings, LMC Model OrdinancePublished May 26, 2016
A new law allows landowners to place mobile residential dwellings on their property to serve as a temporary family health care dwelling. Cities are allowed to opt out of the requirements of the new permit system. You can use this ordinance to exercise the your opt out choice.
Tobacco Possession Sale and Use, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Nov 2, 2016
Licenses the sale of tobacco and regulates the possession, sale and consumption of tobacco and tobacco-related products and devices, including sampling, e-cigarettes, and vapor lounges and shops. Addresses self-service sales, compliance checks and inspections.
Vacating a Street Upon Petition, LMC Model ResolutionPublished May 10, 2016
A resolution for city council use in completing the vacation of a street, or a portion of the street, started by landowner petition. Council must set out the benefit to public interest, and passage allows the vacation.