ORDINANCE NO. 353 AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING ATEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON CITY SEWER CONNECTIONS WHICH ARE OUTSIDE CURRENT SERVICE AREA
The City Council of the City of Crosslake, in the County of Crow Wing, State of Minnesota, does ordain as follows:
SECTION 1. INTENT AND PURPOSE
The City is in the planning stages to identify area(s) within the City for potential expansion of City sewer service. City Staff needs time to research and identify the most logical areas and efficient process for potential expansion of the sewer collection system.
SECTION 2. RESTRICTIONS ON DEVELOPMENT
For the express purpose of protecting the planning process and the health, safety and welfare of its citizens, the City of Crosslake shall not accept or process any application for a new connection to city sewer, which is outside the current service area, for a period of 12 months from the effective date of this ordinance. During this time, City Staff is directed to conduct a process to determine the location for the extension of City sewer service. Although this is a 12-month moratorium, it is the goal of this Council to have a new ordinance regarding these issues as soon as possible and, if passed, the moratorium would be repealed at that time.
EXCEPTION: This moratorium shall not apply to any application or permit properly filed for review to the City on or before 4:30 p.m. on May 14, 2018 as long as the application or permit met all current City Code provisions before this moratorium takes effect.
SECTION 3. EFFECTIVE DATE
This ordinance shall become effective immediately.
Passed by the City Council this 14th day of May, 2018.
Published in Northland Press Tuesday,May 22, 2018