Amending an Existing Ordinance, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Aug 30, 2019
An ordinance must be changed by passing another ordinance. This model provides the ordinance structure to amend an existing ordinance, or a merely section or sections of an existing ordinance.
Standard Ordinance Template, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Aug 30, 2019
State law requires ordinances to follow a certain form. If you are drafting an ordinance from scratch, this template provides a structure for your content within the features required by state law such as title, an enacting clause, mayor’s signature and clerk attest spaces, and more.
Undergrounding of Utility Facilities in the Right of Way, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Mar 7, 2019
Requires any tangible asset in the city’s right-of-way required to provide utility service be placed underground. It provides exceptions to the mandate when circumstances cause undergrounding to be impractical. Intended to be used in conjunction with a separate right-of-way regulatory ordinance.
Electric Franchise Fee, Sample OrdinancePublished Jun 3, 2019
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.
Gas Franchise Fee, Sample OrdinancePublished Jun 3, 2019
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.
Establishing A Planning Commission, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Jul 30, 2019
Establishes a city planning commission and fixes its powers and duties for the city’s official map, comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, conditional use permits, appeals and more. Sets membership and terms of office. Provides details on organization, meetings, minutes and expenditures.
Coal Tar Sealant Products, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Sep 23, 2019
Protects public health and environment linked to stormwater runoff from coal tar sealer products on asphalt driveways. To enforce the statewide ban on coal tar based products cities must establish their authority to do so in a city ordinance. Cities with local prohibitions on coal tar products passed under a previous law must now amend their ordinances to conform to state statute.
Short Form Right-of-Way Regulation, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Dec 21, 2017
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.
Securing Vacant Buildings, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Nov 28, 2018
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.
Liquor Licensing, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Aug 25, 2017
Licenses and regulates the possession, sale and consumption of intoxicating liquor and 3.2 percent malt liquor. Because it is lengthy, it includes an official summary which may be published in place of the full ordinance under the terms of Minn. Stat. 412.191 subd. 4 and 331A.01, subd. 10.
Temporary Family Health Care Dwellings, LMC Model OrdinancePublished May 26, 2016
Minnesota 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 your opt out choice.
Right-of-Way Regulation, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Mar 7, 2019
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.
Peddlers, Solicitors and Transient Merchants, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Oct 1, 2018
Regulates the conduct of peddlers, solicitors and transient merchants. Provides for licensing, licensing exemptions, and licensing problems such as ineligibility, suspension and revocation, and transferability. Establishes registration for solicitors and any person exempt from licensing requirements. Allows residents to exclude these activities by posting.
Water Usage in a Critical Water Emergency, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Oct 24, 2018
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.
Public Nuisances, LMC Model OrdinancePublished May 20, 2019
Names and prohibits various public nuisances affecting public health, morals and decency, peace and safety, noise, nuisance parking and storage, and inoperable motor vehicles. Sets out the duties of public officials, an abatement procedure and ways to recover city costs.
Variance Application, LMC Model FormPublished Jan 11, 2019
Suggested form for a property owner to apply for an exception – or variance - from a requirement in the city’s zoning ordinance.
Adopting Findings of Fact, LMC Model ResolutionPublished Jan 11, 2019
The written explanation of a city’s land use decision to either approve or deny a request for an exception – or variance – from the requirements of a city’s zoning ordinance. Cities must document sufficient reasons for their action, and under the 60 day rule, it must be in writing.
Inflow and Infiltration, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Oct 11, 2018
Provides for regulation to prevent clean or clear water from entering the sanitary sewer system through sump pumps, defective plumbing, and defective sewer service laterals. Contains options for inspection schemes and requires repairs/corrections from homeowners for failed inspections and penalties for violations.
Regulating Recreational Vehicles, LMC Model OrdinancePublished May 9, 2019
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.
Regulating Special Vehicles, LMC Model OrdinancePublished May 9, 2019
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.
Electric Utility Franchise, LMC-SRA Model OrdinancePublished Jun 3, 2019
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.
Gas Utility Franchise, LMC-SRA Model OrdinancePublished Jun 3, 2019
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.
Regulating Lawful Gambling, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Jun 24, 2019
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.