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1227005 Ordinance 123 - Zoning

Ordinance 123

Publish March 25, 2011



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota, have adopted Ordinance 123, Zoning Ordinance, effective immediately to replace Ordinance 122 (Zoning Ordinance). Said ordinance 123 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 122 included in Ordinance 123 are: The amendments would create a new ordinance under Section V (Performance Standards) regulating home occupations, amend the list of permitted uses and clarify lakes considered sewered prior to 2001 in Section III, amend Section V.F (Nonconformities) regulating how improvements to nonconforming structures and nonconforming lots of record are regulated, clarity allowed timeframes for updating failing sewer systems in Section V.G, clarify the regulation of Accessory buildings in Section V.J, clarify the regulation of stairways in shoreland areas (Section V.L), amend setback requirements for structures in Section V.S (Rural Reserve Development), clarify structures requiring permits and require the management of environmental effects when issuing certain permits in Section VI.A, amend section VI.F (Zoning Amendments) to clarify procedures for making certain amendments, amend sections VI.G (Conditional Use Permit) and Section VI.H (Interim Use Permit) to clarify the process for rescinding such permits, and amending several definitions within Section VII.

A printed copy of Ordinance 123 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

Voting aye: 4

Opposed : 0

Abstained: 0

Approved by the Township Board of Supervisors on this 21st day of March, 2011.

/s/ S. Louis Ross, Chairman


/s/ Gregg Raisanen,

Alexandria Township Clerk