September 17, 2013
NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING
ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 86 ZONING
OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES
OF THE CITY OF MARSHALL, MINNESOTA
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that an Public Informational Meeting will be held regarding proposed amendments to the following sections of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Marshall:
CHAPTER 86 ZONING
ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL
Sec. 86-1. - Definitions
Sec. 86?163. - Accessory Buildings
Sec. 86-164. - Accessory Structures
The proposed revisions to the above sections are intended to allow some things that are already being done or are constantly allowed by variances. For example, there are plenty of garages for apartment buildings that are over 1,000 SF. Also, many variances were approved to reduce the rear yard so the staff feels that it can be done on the permanent basis without negative results. The revised Definition section is included to update definition in conjunction with the above revisions. Definitions that may or will be used in future ordinance revisions were also included. Many definitions were added and/or updated to correspond to the Building Code.
CHAPTER 86 - ZONING
ARTICLE II. - ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT
DIVISION 1. GENERALLY
Sec. 86-27. - Nonconforming Uses
Sec. 86-29. - Variances
Sec. 86-30. - Amendments
DIVISION 2. CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS
Sec. 86?46. - Issuance; purposes
Sec. 86-47. - Application; fee
Sec. 86-48. - Procedure
Sec. 86-49. - Standard for hearing
Sec. 86-50. - Offices of persons and home occupations
Sec. 86-51. - Bed and breakfast
The proposed revisions to the Administration and Enforcement article of the Zoning Ordinance intend to clean some inadvertent mistakes such as wrong distance references, make it more uniform within the Ordinance by using consistent language in different sections, bring it into compliance with the latest State Statute revisions by adjusting the Variance section wording to match the Statutes, and simplify and streamline the home occupation conditional use permits to reflect the widespread computer use.
The Public Informational Meeting will be held on September 18, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of Marshall Municipal Utilities located at 113 South 4th Street.
Director of Public Works/City Engineer Glenn Olson and Building Official Ilya Gutman will conduct a presentation and answer questions at the informational meeting.
A Public Hearing will be held before the Marshall City Council on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, in the Professional Development Room of the Marshall Middle School located at 401 South Saratoga Street.
Dated: September 13, 2013