Amending an Existing Ordinance, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Oct 16, 2017
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 Oct 16, 2017
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.
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.
Securing Vacant Buildings, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Aug 10, 2017
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.
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.
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.
Right-of-Way Regulation, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Sep 12, 2017
Imposes comprehensive regulations administering and regulating both permitting and siting of equipment or structures in rights-of-way; and excavation and obstruction of city roads, streets and other public rights-of-way by telecommunications rights-of-way users, including wireless providers. Requires issuance of right-of-way permits, including permits for small wireless facilities. Provides authority for cities to recover managements costs for use of the right-of-way, including ensuring 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.
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.
Maintenance and Use of Municipal Cemetery, LMC Model OrdinancePublished May 23, 2017
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.
Shade Tree Pest Control, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Jul 25, 2017
Declares shade tree pests such as Emerald Ash Borer, Dutch Elm and Oak Wilt to be public nuisances and provides for reporting and abatement. Includes inspection, application of control measures and recovery of costs.
Public Nuisances, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Aug 25, 2017
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.
Peddlers, Solicitors and Transient Merchants, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Aug 30, 2017
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 Jul 26, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
Permanent Care Cemetery Fund, LMC Model OrdinancePublished May 23, 2017
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.
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.
Regulating Lawful Gambling, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Jun 30, 2017
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.