The Redwood Falls City Council introduced the proposed ordinance at the meeting held on March 16, 2021. The Council will consider adopting the proposed ordinance at the next meeting being held on April 6, 2021.

ORDINANCE NO. 70, FOURTH SERIES

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING A UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE REPLACING THE ENTIRETY OF CHAPTER 14 AND CHAPTER 15 OF THE CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES

 

THE CITY COUNCIL OF REDWOOD FALLS ORDAINS:

            SECTION 1. Pursuant to State Statute §462.357 which enables cities to enact land use plans through zoning ordinances, a certain document, one (1) copy of which is on file in the office of the City Administrator of the City of Redwood Falls, being marked and designated as the Unified Development Ordinance, 2014 Edition, be and is hereby adopted as the Unified Development Ordinance of the City of Redwood Falls, State of Minnesota, replacing the entirety of Chapter 14 and Chapter 15 of the City Code of Ordinances. That the Unified Development Ordinance of the City of Redwood Falls, State of Minnesota, is adopted for regulating and governing zoning ordinances for the purpose of promoting public health, safety and the general welfare; for the future layout and landscape of the City for years to come; for the development or preservation of open space; for the redevelopment and revival of existing properties; and to develop future plans for harmonious and healthy land use patterns that are consistent with the goals of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. That the Unified Development Ordinance, on file in the office of the City Administrator of the City of Redwood Falls, is hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this ordinance.

SECTION 2. That any and all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

SECTION 3. That if any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance. The Redwood Falls City Council hereby declares that it would have passed this ordinance, and each section, subsection, clause or phrase thereof irrespective of the fact that anyone or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses and phrases be declared unconstitutional.

SECTION 4. That nothing in this ordinance or in the Unified Development Ordinance hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding impending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing, under any act or ordinance hereby repealed as cited in Section 2 of this ordinance; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this ordinance.

SECTION 5. That Chapter 14, Section 14.01 of the Redwood Falls City Code be amended to read as follows:

SEC. 14.01. UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE. The Unified Development Ordinance, 2014 Edition, is hereby adopted by reference as though set forth verbatim herein. One copy of said Code shall be marked CITY OF REDWOOD FALLS-OFFICIAL COPY and kept on file in the office of the City Administrator and open to inspection and use by the public.”

SECTION 6. That Chapter 15, Section 15.01 of the Redwood Falls City Code be amended to read as follows:

SEC. 15.01. UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE. The Unified Development Ordinance, 2014 Edition, is hereby adopted by reference as though set forth verbatim herein. One copy of said Code shall be marked CITY OF REDWOOD FALLS-OFFICIAL COPY and kept on file in the office of the City Administrator and open to inspection and use by the public.”

SECTION 7. EFFECTIVE DATE. That this Ordinance becomes effective from and after its passage and publication of its adoption and reference that a printed copy of the Unified Development Ordinance is available for inspection by any person during regular office hours at the office of the City Administrator.

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