The special meeting of the Grey Eagle City Council was called to order by Mayor Joseph Arnzen at 7:00 p.m., on 19th day of August 2019 in council chambers. Council members present were Roland Ahrendt and Thom Muellner. Council members Bill Pohlmann and Brian Hollenkamp were absent. Also in attendance were Lori Hellmann and guests Pastor Mike Bitz and Beth Gessell.
A motion was made by Thom Muellner to approve the closure of Woodman Street South from Spruce Street to State Street and Woodman Street North from Minnesota Street to State Street for a Car Show. A second was made by Roland Ahrendt and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried.
Mayor Joseph Arnzen opened the public hearing at 7:05 p.m.
The purpose of the public hearing was to hear of the proposed amendments to the Planning and Zoning Ordinance. It is the desire of the City Council to amend the current ordinance to allow for exemptions to the subdivision procedures for the residents. This amendment would allow for some minor boundary adjustments to property that is already part of a plat. In order for a piece of property to qualify for the exemption portion of this proposed change, all of the six items listed under item (G) would need to apply. The amendment would also include specified certification requirements for final plats.
The public hearing was closed at 7:23 p.m.
A motion was made by Thom Muellner to approved Ordinance 2019-01, Amendment of Chapter 13 – Planning and Zoning to include the following changes: Section 13.4 is hereby renumbered as Section 13.6, Section 13.5 is hereby renumbered as Section 13.7 and new Sections 13.4 and 13.5 are hereby added. A second was made by Roland Ahrendt and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. This Ordinance becomes effective upon publication and recorded with the Todd County Recorder’s Office. The Ordinance is as follows:
Amendment of Chapter 13 – Planning and Zoning
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GREY EAGLE DOES ORDAIN:
CHAPTER 13 PLANNING & ZONING
Section 13.4 is hereby renumbered as Section 13.6.
Section 13.5 is hereby renumbered as Section 13.7
New Sections 13.4 and 13.5 are hereby added as follows:
13.4 Exemptions. The following conveyances shall be exempt from the provisions of this Ordinance and shall not constitute a subdivision:
(A) The parcel was a separate lot of record prior to the effective date of the subdivision regulations.
(B) The parcel was subject of a written agreement to convey entered into prior to the effective date of the subdivision regulations.
(C) The parcel was a separate parcel of not less than two and one half (2 ½) acres in area and one hundred (100) feet in width on July 1, 1980.
(D) The parcel was a separate parcel of not less than five (5) acres in area and three hundred (300) feet in width on July 1, 1980.
(E) The parcel is a single parcel of commercial or industrial land of not less than five (5) acres having a width of not less than three hundred (300) feet and its conveyance does not result in the division of the parcel into two (2) or more lots or parcels, any one of which is less than five (5) acres in size or three hundred (300) feet in width and provided further that each parcel has frontage on and access to a public street.
(F) The parcel is a single parcel of residential or agricultural land of not less than twenty (20) acres and having a width of not less than five hundred (500) feet in width and its conveyance does not result in the division of the parcel into two (2) or more lots or parcel, any one of which is less than twenty (20) acres in size or five hundred (500) feet in width, and provided further that each parcel has frontage on and access to a public street.
(G) The parcel relates to a division of a lot which is a part of a recorded plat where the division is to permit the adding of a parcel of land to an abutting lot or to create two (2) lots provided the following are met:
1. The parcel is part of a recorded plat:
2. Any existing structure meets the setback requirements of the Zoning Ordinance;
3. The newly created parcels meet the land area and lot width requirements of the Zoning Ordinance;
4. Each parcel has frontage on and access to a public street;
5. No street dedication nor utility easement is necessary; and
6. Each parcel is serviced with separate and independent utilities.
13.5 Certifications. The following certifications shall be required on all final plats.
(A) Notarized certification by owner of record, of the adoption of the plat and the dedication of streets and other public areas.
(B) Notarized certification by a registered land surveyor to the effect that the plat represents a survey made by him and that monuments and markers shown therein exist as located and that all dimensional and geodetic details are correct.
(C) Certification by the County Auditor/Treasurer as follows: No delinquent taxes and transfer entered this __ day of ___, 20___. Taxes for the current year are paid in full this ___day of ____, 20___.
(D) Space for certificates of approval and review to be filled in by the signatures of the Mayor and City Clerk. The form of certificate by the City Council as follows:
Approved by the City of Grey Eagle, Minnesota this ____ day of __, 20____.
Signed: ___ Mayor
Attest: ___ City Clerk
(E) A certification by the Grey Eagle City Attorney indication that proper evidence of title has been presented to and examined by the City Attorney.
(F) Certification by the County Recorder.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This ordinance will be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication according to law.
ENACTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GREY EAGLE THIS 19TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2019.
A motion was made by Roland Ahrendt to adjourn the meeting at 7:33 p.m. A second was made by Thom Muellner and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried.
Lori Hellmann, Clerk