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Public Notice: Alexandria Township Zoning Ordinance Amendments

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 6:09pm

Public Notice

Publish August 20, 2014




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota, have adopted Ordinance 128, Zoning Ordinance, effective immediately, to replace Ordinance 127 (Zoning Ordinance). Said Ordinance 128 generally regulates the size, location, and other characteristics of structures and buildings; the use of land, buildings and structures; the density of population; and other related improvements to land for the purpose of promoting the public health, safety and general welfare of the residents of the Township of Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota.

Specific amendments to Ordinance 127 included in Ordinance 128 are: 1) a revised section III.B (Uses Permitted) identifying temporary second dwellings as an interim use and permanent second dwellings as a prohibited use in certain zoning districts; 2) a revised section V.J (Accessory Building) regulating the construction of detached accessory buildings on certain parcels and Section VII (Definitions) defining certain terms relating to the regulation of detached accessory buildings; 3) A revised section V.U (Home Occupations) to add a section exempting the display for sale of up to two motor vehicles, trailers, farm machinery or other similar items at any given time from being considered a home occupation; 4) A revised section V.L.4 (Storm Water Management) that would allow a 25 percent credit against impervious coverage for the use of pervious paver by conditional use permit and allow existing impervious surfaces to be converted to pervious pavers by permit under certain conditions where a lot already exceeds impervious limits; 5) A revised section VI.I (Variances) to bring the language into compliance with recent amendments to state law.; 6) A revised section VIII.B (Supremacy) to clarify that more restrictive standards adopted by Douglas County shall be applied to Alexandria Township even when not specifically adopted by Alexandria Township; 7) a revised Section V.A (Signs) to regulate the location, size, design and other requirements related to signage; and 8) a revised section V.V (Keeping of Animals) to regulate the location and number of small animals (not including dogs and cats) which may be kept by landowners.

A printed copy of Ordinance 128 is available for inspection by any person by contacting Gregg Raisanen, Township Clerk, at Alexandria Township Office, 610 Fillmore Street, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308 or by calling him at (320) 759-5300 or by visiting the Alexandria Township web site at