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ORDINANCE NO.2011-26, THIRD SERIES AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HASTINGS, MINNESOTA AMENDING HASTINGS CITY CODE CHAPTER 154.10 MINOR SUBDIVISION; WAIVER OF PLATTING REQUIREMENTS

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 12:00am

BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Hastings as follows:

Chapter 154.10 of the Hastings City Code - Minor Subdivision; Waiver of Platting Requirements is hereby amended as follows (Additions to the ordinance are underlined and section numbers may be renumbered):

§ 154.10 MINOR SUBDIVISION; WAIVER OF PLATTING REQUIREMENTS.

(A) Generally.

(1) A minor subdivision may be initiated by the property owner(s) or authorized agent by filing an application with the Planning Department along with the fee(s) established by resolution of the City Council.

(2) A minor subdivision is limited to 1 division of a parcel of land per 12-month period which results in no more than 3 lots, provided no new road is required and all lots created meet the requirements of Chapter 155. It does not include any boundary/lot line adjustment approved pursuant to division (E) below. Minor subdivisions are limited as follows:

(a) One division of a parcel of land per 12-month period which results in no more than 3 lots, provided no new road is required and all lots created meet the requirements of Chapter 155.

(b) The minor subdivision procedure shall not be used to re-subdivide large undeveloped areas of platted property. On platted lands with less than 75 percent of lots developed into housing, minor subdivisions are limited to one division within a plat per 12-month period which results in no more than 3 lots, provided no new road is required and all lots created meet the requirements of Chapter 155.

(3) The minor subdivision or boundary/lot line adjustment shall not necessitate any additional public investment in new roads nor utilities to serve the lots.

(4) A minor subdivision is generally not intended for outlots nor commercial/industrial lands.

AND

(E) Boundary/lot line adjustments.

(1) A boundary/lot line adjustment includes, but is not limited to, transfer of title of a portion of 1 parcel to an adjacent parcel that does not result in a net increase in the number of lots.

(2) The Planning Director can administratively approve a boundary/lot line adjustment subject to the following requirements:

(a) Compliance with division (B) above;

(b) A common property line between two adjacent parcels in the same zoning district may be adjusted; provided all resulting parcels conform with the Hastings Zoning Ordinance including minimum lot area and setbacks;

(c) In case of nonconforming lot(s), a boundary/lot line adjustment shall not result in increasing the nonconformity of either lot(s); and

(d) The Planning Director can attach the conditions deemed necessary to protect the public interest.

(3) Boundary/lot line adjustments shall not be used to re-subdivide large undeveloped areas of platted property. On platted lands with less than 75 percent of lots developed into housing, boundary/lot line adjustments are limited to one division within a plat per 12-month period which results in no more than 3 lots, provided no new road is required and all lots created meet the requirements of Chapter 155

(4) A boundary/lot line adjustment shall be deemed to occur when the deed transferring title is recorded with the County Recorder's office. (Prior Code, § 11.10)

All other sections shall remain unchanged.

ADOPTED by the Hastings City Council on this 21st day of November, 2011.

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Paul J. Hicks, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Melanie Mesko Lee, City Clerk

I HEREBY CERTIFY that the above is a true and correct copy of an ordinance presented to and adopted by the City of Hastings, County of Dakota, Minnesota, on the 21st day of November, 2011, as disclosed by the records of the City of Hastings on file and of record in the office.

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Melanie Mesko Lee, City Clerk

(SEAL)

This instrument drafted by:

City of Hastings (JWH)

101 4th St. East

Hastings, MN 55033

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