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.
Gas Franchise Fee, Sample OrdinancePublished Dec 5, 2016
Sample ordinance from the city of Victoria, Minnesota, creates a gas utility service franchise fee. Written to be used together with a separate gas utility service franchising ordinance.
Electric Franchise Fee, Sample OrdinancePublished Dec 5, 2016
Sample ordinance from the city of Victoria, Minnesota, creates an electric utility service franchise fee. Written to be used together with a separate electric utility service franchising ordinance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Regulating Special Vehicles, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Jan 25, 2017
Governs the operation of motorized golf carts, utility task vehicles, all-terrain vehicles and mini-trucks on streets, sidewalks, alleys and other public property within the city. Requires a permit. Provides guidance on operating electric personal assistive mobility devices, motorized foot scooters, and certain electric vehicles.
Regulating Recreational Vehicles, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Jan 25, 2017
Provides regulations for the use of special and recreational motor vehicles on public and private property in the city. Governs trail bikes, off-highway motorcycles, ATVs, motorized go-carts, hovercraft and other vehicles. Sets out operational requirements, minimum equipment requirements, sets hours of operation, addresses street crossings and allows designation of areas for public use.
Securing Vacant Buildings, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Sep 22, 2015
Allows city to secure hazardous vacant or unoccupied buildings that are open to trespass by following procedures, including passage of this ordinance, provided under Minnesota’s hazardous or substandard building laws.
Regulating Lawful Gambling, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Jul 6, 2016
Permits and regulates the conduct of lawful gambling in a city. Sets out the application and local permitting process. Covers records and reporting requirements. Sets hours of operation. Has optional provisions for a local gambling tax, a “10%” fund requiring a net profit contribution to the city, and establishing a designated trade area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Open Burning of Leaves, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Mar 20, 2017
Allows open burning of dried leaves in cities from September 15 and December 1 when certain other conditions are met. Contains optional provision for requiring a permit.
Authorizing and Regulating Open Burning, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Mar 20, 2017
Regulates open burning under Minnesota law. Lists allowed and prohibited materials. Requires a permit to burn. Establishes a process for permit issuance or denial and sets out permit-holder responsibilities. Addresses special circumstances, including burning bans and air quality alerts.