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Independence ordinance: rural residential subdivisions

ORDINANCE NO. 2022-01
CITY OF INDEPENDENCE
COUNTY OF HENNEPIN
STATE OF MINNESOTA
AMENDING SECTION 530
OF THE INDEPENDENCE CITY CODE
RELATING TO RURAL RESIDENTIAL
SUBDIVISION STANDARDS
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF INDEPENDENCE, HENNEPIN COUNTY, MINNESOTA, ORDAINS:
SECTION 1. The Independence City Code, Chapter IV, Section 530 is revised to include the following (additions shown in bold/underline, deletions as strikethrough):
530.07. Physical standards.
Subd. 1. Construction. All construction in the Rural Residential District must meet the following physical standards:
(a) Minimum lot area (Added, Ord. No. 2010-01):a2.50 acres buildable land.
(b) Minimum lot frontage on an improved public road or street:
Lot Area              Minimum Frontage
2.50-3.49 acres                    b200 feet
3.50-4.99 acres                       b250 feet
5.00-10.00 acres                     b300 feet
a A lot must be a minimum of 2.50 acres buildable land with a demonstrated capability to accommodate two on-site waste disposal systems. Buildable land must be contiguous and not separated by streams, wetlands, slopes in excess of ten percent or other physical impediments.
***SUBD. 2 Remains***
Subd. 3. Density. Lots of record in the rural residential district may be divided or subdivided into the following maximum number of lots, said maximum number to include the lot for any existing dwelling unit or other principal use: (Amended, Ord. 2010-01)
A maximum of one (1) lot is permitted for each lot of record up to 7.59 acres. For lots of record with a minimum of 7.6 acres, one (1) additional lot shall be permitted for every five acres. The following table is illustrative of the allowed number of lots.
Area of Lot                     Maximum Number
of Record                                of Lots Permitted
7.59 acres or less                            One
7.6 through 12.59 acres                      Two, plus one                                                         additional lot for each
additional five acres
Subd 4. Cluster development conditional use permit. Cluster development is a conditional use in the rural residential district, subject to the provisions of subsections 520.09, 520.11 and 520.13 of this code.
(a) Purpose. The purpose of the cluster development conditional use permit is to promote the creative and efficient use of land. The provisions of this subdivision are intended to:
(1) Protect natural features in common open space.
(2) Improve the anangement of structures, facilities and amenities on a site.
(3) Preserve the rural character of the community.
(b) Criteria. A cluster development is a residential development in which a number of single-family dwelling units are grouped on smaller lots than in conventional developments, while the remainder of the tract is preserved as open space. If the following standards are complied with, density of one unit per four acres is permitted.
(1) The development parcel must be 40 or more acres in size;
(2) A minimum of 50% of the gross acreage of the subject property, excluding right of way dedicated for State, County and Existing City Roads, development must be preserved as open space, recreational space or agricultural use;
(3) A minimum of 50% of the preserved open space, recreational space or agricultural use land must be useable. Wetlands, streams, lakes, ponds and lands within the 100 year flood plain elevation are not considered to be useable for the purpose of this subsection;
(4) Woodland, wetlands and topography must be preserved in a natural state, with modification allowed when no reasonable alternative exists; or, if the site lacks unique features such as woodlands and wetlands, the site must be designed and constructed in such a manner that residential building sites are integrated into a created natural environment including reforestation, wetlands enhancement, and vegetative screening of structures;
(5) The preliminalY plat must show a primalY and secondary individual sewage treatment site for each dwelling unit and must be supported with soil test reports indicating the adequacy of each proposed location; provided, that shared treatment systems within a development may be acceptable if the plat identifies two or more suitable sites for the shared system and the city council approves the proposal;
(6) Lots within the development must have a minimum lot size of 1.5 contiguous buildable acres. Buildable acreage must not be separated by streams, wetlands, slopes in exeess of 10% or other physical impediments;
(7) Lots within the development must have a minimum of 150 feet of frontage on an improved public road or street, except lots fronting on the terminus of a cul-de-sac shall have no less than 50 feet of frontage.
***RENUMBER REMAINING***
(8) Open space must be designated in the development as one or more outlots and must be owned either by a homeowners’ association consisting of the owners of all of the residential lots in the development or by the owners of the residential lots, as tenants in cornmon;
(9) The developer must record against the development a declaration of covenants that places responsibility for management ofthe open space in a homeowners association and provides for the assessment of management costs to the association members and memorialized in an agreement with the City;
(10) All utilities must be placed underground;
(11) All residential streets within the cluster development must be paved with a bituminous sUlface according to the city street standards in effect at the time of the development;
(12) A development agreement must be entered into with the city.
SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be in force and effect after enactment and publication as required by law.
Adopted this 4th day of January 2022, by the Independence City Council.
/s/ Marvin Johnson, Mayor
ATTEST:
/s/ Mark Kaltsas, City Administrator.
Published in the Delano Herald Journal, Jan. 21, 2022.

Delano School Board minutes 1/10/22

MINUTES
Special Meeting of the Board of Education
Independent School District 879,
Delano Public Schools
A special meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District 879, Delano, Minnesota, was held on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, in the Delano High School Media Center. The meeting was called to order by the chair at 6:30 p.m. with the following members in attendance: Seguin, Depa, Black and Gierke. Rosenow, Johnson and Roeser joined the meeting via teleconference at approximately 6:33 p.m.
APPROVAL OF MEETING AGENDA (approved unanimously by board members present in person, 4-0)
NEW BUSINESS
Board members closed the meeting and relocated to the District Office Conference Room to discuss contract negotiations strategy at approximately 6:33 p.m. Johnson, Roeser and J. Rosenow joined the closed session via teleconference.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:12 p.m. after board members who were present in person returned to the Delano High School Media Center and briefly re-opened the meeting for the purpose of adjournment. The preceding is a summary of the unofficial minutes. The full text of the unofficial minutes is on file in the District Office, 700 Elm Avenue East, Delano, Minnesota and is also available on the school district’s website, www.delanok.12.mn.us. The next regular meeting of the Board of Education was scheduled for Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, in the Delano High School Tiger Den.
– Jennie Rosenow, Board of Education Clerk
Published in the Delano Herald Journal, Jan. 21, 2022.

Delano School Board minutes 1/3/22

MINUTES
Organizational Meeting of the
Board of Education
Independent School District 879,
Delano Public Schools
The organizational meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District 879, Delano, Minnesota, was held on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at Delano City Hall. The meeting was called to order by the chair at 7 p.m. with the following members in attendance: Johnson, Seguin, Black, Depa, Roeser, Gierke and Rosenow.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
The board appointed R. Depa as Chairperson, A. Johnson as Vice Chairperson, J. Rosenow as Clerk and J. Gierke as Treasurer.
APPROVAL OF MEETING AGENDA (approved unanimously)
APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION TO DELEGATE CLERK, TREASURER DUTIES (approved unanimously)
ANNUAL DESIGNATIONS (approved unanimously)
Official Newspaper (Delano Herald Journal), School Board Compensation, School Attorneys, Memberships, Federal Grants, Authority to Make Electronic Fund Transfers, Signatures for Elementary Activity Fund, Prepayment of Bills, Official Depositories, School Board Regular Meeting Times and Dates for 2022 and Renewal of the Board Operating Protocol.
APPOINT MEMBERS TO BOARD COMMITTEES AND REPRESENTATIVE POSITIONS (approved unanimously)
APPROVE RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE IDENTIFIED OFFICIAL WITH AUTHORITY TO AUTHORIZE USER ACCESS TO MDE SECURE WEBSITES FOR DELANO PUBLIC SCHOOLS ISD 879 (approved unanimously)
BOARD ACTION TO EXEMPT SECOND READ POLICY PROCEDURE (approved unanimously)
APPROVE POLICY 811 – VACCINATION, TESTING, AND FACE COVERING POLICY (approved unanimously)
DISCUSSION OF BOARD RETREAT
A retreat was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 10, in the district office conference room.
The meeting adjourned at 7:47 p.m. The preceding is a summary of the unofficial minutes. The full text of the unofficial minutes are on file in the District Office, 700 Elm Avenue East, Delano, Minnesota and also available on the school district’s website, www.delanok.12.mn.us The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, at 5:45 p.m. in the Delano High School Tiger Den.
– Jennie Rosenow, Board of Education Clerk
Published in the Delano Herald Journal, Jan. 21, 2022.

Delano public hearing: annexation

City of Delano
Notice of Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given, that the Delano City Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00pm or soon thereafter, on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at Delano City Hall, located at 234 2nd Street North, for the purpose of considering a petition for annexation by ordinance at the request of the property owners according to State Statute, Section 414.033, Subd. 2(3). The proposed area to be annexed are two parcels totaling 43.99-acre parcels abutting the City of Delano and is described as follows:
Legal Descriptions:
PID 208-200-132301
All that party lying West of the Crow River of the South Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section
13, Township 118, Range 25.
PID 208-200-141406
4-1/2 acres of land from Lot 11 of the South Half of the Northeast Quarter (S1/2 of NE1/4) of
Section 14, commencing at the Northwest corner of Lot 12; thence North 2 chains and 53 links;
thence East 17 chains and 73 links; thence South 2 chains and 53 links; thence West 17 chains and
73 links to the beginning.
The East 20 acres of the West 40 acres of the West end of the South Half of the Northeast Quarter
(S1/2 of NE1/4), except Lot 8, designated as Lot 9 of the South Half of the Northeast Quarter (S1/2
of NE1/4), and Lot 11 of the South Half of the Northeast Quarter (S1/2 of NE1/4), save and except
4-Half acres described commencing at the Southwest corner of Lot 11, thence North 2 chains, 53
links; thence East 17 chains and 73 links; thence South 2 chains and 53 links; thence West 17 chains
and 73 links to the beginning, all in Section 14, Township 118, Range 25, containing 42.08 acres,
more or less, according to the plat of record.
This notice is being mailed via certified mail in compliance with Minn. Statute 414.033, Subd. 2.b requiring thirty (30) days written notice to adjacent property owners Roth Family Properties, LLC, petitioner; and Franklin Township.
Petitioner has waived all rights to notice of possible changes in electrical utility service costs required by Minn. Stat. 414.0325, Subd. 1a.
All interested parties are hereby notified and invited to submit oral or written comments at said public hearing.
Paula Bauman
Administrative Services Coordinator
pbauman@delano.mn.us
Published in the Delano Herald Journal, Jan. 14, 2022.

Delano City Council minutes 12/21/21

Summary – City of Delano
City Council /
Economic Development Authority
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 – 6:00 PM
1. Call to Order
Mayor Graunke called the regular meeting of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, December 21, 2021, to order at 6:05 pm.
2. Roll Call
Members Present: Dale Graunke, Mayor; Councilmembers Betsy Moran, Holly Schrupp.
Members Absent: Councilmembers Jon Sutherland, Jason Franzen.
Also Present: Phil Kern, City Administrator; Paula Bauman, Administrative Services Coordinator; Alisha Ely, Administrative Specialist.
3. Special Order of Business
A. Staff report on Discussion Items for Special Workshop
1. Review draft RFP for Fire Department Staffing and Operational Analysis
Phil Kern discussed staffing levels for Public Safety. Staff is recommending conducting a long-term study.
Motion by Betsy Moran, seconded by Holly Schrupp to approve an RFP for the Fire Department Staffing and Operational Analysis study; motion carried.
2. Discuss City Hall Hours of Operation
Phil Kern discussed the City Hall hours of operation. Specifically, the 5:00pm – 7:00pm shift on Tuesday evenings.
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Betsy Moran to approve changing the hours of operation for City Hall to Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 5:00pm and Friday from 8:00am – 12:00pm; motion carried.
3. City Administrator Annual Review
Motion by Betsy Moran, seconded by Holly Schrupp to enter into a closed session for employee review; motion carried.
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Betsy Moran to exit the closed session for employee review; motion carried.
4. Adjournment
There being no further business to discuss the regular City Council meeting of Tuesday, December 21, 2021, was adjourned at 6:55 pm.
/s/ Dale Graunke, Mayor
Paula Bauman,
Administrative Services Coordinator
Attest: Alisha Ely,
Administrative Specialist
Published in the Delano Herald Journal, Jan. 14, 2022.

 

Minutes – City of Delano
City Council /
Economic Development Authority
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 – 7:00 PM
1. Call to Order
Mayor Graunke called the regular meeting of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, December 21, 2021, to order at 7:01 pm.
2. Roll Call and Approval of Agenda
Members Present: Dale Graunke, Mayor; Councilmembers Betsy Moran, Holly Schrupp, Jason Franzen.
Members Absent: Councilmember Jon Sutherland
Also Present: Phil Kern, City Administrator; Shawn Louwagie, City Engineer; Brian Bloch, Finance Director; Scott Dornfeld, Building Official; Paula Bauman, Administrative Services Coordinator; Alisha Ely, Administrative Specialist; Mark Johnson, City Attorney; Alan Brixus, City Planner.
Phil Kern recommended adding two additional consent items:
K. Approve cost of living increase to Mayor and Council
L. Consider approval of the operating agreement with Crossroads.
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Betsy Moran to approve the agenda with the recommended changes; motion carried.
5. Minutes
A. November 16, 2021 – Regular Meeting
B. November 23, 2021 – Joint Meeting | Summary
C. November 30, 2021 – Workshop | Summary
D. December 7, 2021 – Regular Meeting
Motion by Betsy Moran, seconded by Holly Schrupp to approve November 16, 2021 – Regular Meeting, November 23, 2021 – Joint Meeting | Summary, November 30, 2021 – Workshop | Summary, and December 7, 2021 – Regular Meeting Minutes as submitted; motion carried.
6. Consent Items
Motion by Betsy Moran, seconded by Holly Schrupp to approve consent items A, B, C, D, E, G, H, J, K, and L; motion carried 3-0.
A. Consider employee Salary and Benefit Changes for 2022
B. Consider resolution R-21-45 setting monetary Limits on Municipal Tort Liability for 2022
C. Consider resolution R-21-46 accepting $10,918.90 of additional American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.
D. Consider replacement of carpet with planked vinyl flooring in unit 307 at the Crow River Villa
E. Consider temporary on-sale liquor license and gambling permit for the Church of St. Maximilian Kolbe
F. Consider the 2022 maintenance agreement with Wright County
G. Consider approval of the Puck in the Park event in Central Park on January 28-30, 2022
H. Consider the purchase of wetland bank credits for the extension of McKinley Parkway SW
I. Approve purchase of picnic tables to replace benches at Bingo Stand, Central Park
J. Consider the Development Agreement with Duininck Construction
K. Approve cost of living increase to Mayor and Council
L. Consider approval of the operating agreement with Crossroads
Motion by Betsy Moran, seconded by Holly Schrupp to approve consent items F and I; motion carried 3-0 by roll call vote.
8. General Business
A. Administration
1. Recognize the retirement of Mark Johnson, City Attorney
B. Finance
1. Motion to approve the resolution ordering improvements for McKinley Parkway extension
Motion by Betsy Moran, seconded by Holly Schrupp to approve the resolution R-21-47 ordering improvements for McKinley Parkway extension; motion carried 3-0 by roll call vote.
10. Claims
A. City Claims
1. Claims listing for December 8, 2021 – December 21, 2021
Motion by Betsy Moran, seconded by Jason Franzen to approve the City Claims (December 8-21, 2021) as submitted; motion carried.
B. EDA Claims
11. Closed/Executive Session
A. Recap of City Administrator review
12. Adjournment
There being no further business to discuss the regular City Council meeting of Tuesday, December 21, 2021, was adjourned at 7:32 pm.
/s/ Dale Graunke, Mayor
Paula Bauman,
Administrative Services Coordinator
Attest: Alisha Ely,
Administrative Specialist
Published in the Delano Herald Journal, Jan. 14, 2022.

Frontier notice

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Published in the Delano Herald Journal, Jan. 14, 2022.