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Notice of Proposed Ordinances or Amendment to Ordinances
There are three readings that are required for an ordinance approval unless the Council determines that the ordinance can be accepted in one reading. Public hearing notices are published in the Pioneer Press the Sunday before the City Council meeting.
Please note that failure to provide a notice does not invalidate the adoption or amended ordinance.
The City will also notify by:
- Providing email notification of the proposed ordinances. If you’re interested, you may sign up for ordinance notifications.
- Offering a hard copy, available upon request, of the ordinance at IGH City Hall. Visit the front counter to request,
M-F 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Check Back Often for Updates
Any revisions to proposed ordinances appear in City Council agenda packets for the second and third readings of proposed ordinances. A "reading" refers to when a proposed ordinance is reviewed during a City Council meeting. During the review process, the public has the opportunity to provide feedback and comments on proposed ordinances. You can find out when public hearings and ordinance readings take place by visiting our Agenda Center.
Regulation of Sale of Legal Products Containing THC
A second reading of a proposed amendment to the City Code, which would regulate the sale of legal products containing THC in the City of IGH, was considered at the City Council meeting on January 9, 2022. Read the proposed ordinance here. The Council paused work on this ordinance and opted to extend the moratorium on the sale of products containing THC in the CIty for another six months. This will allow time to see what, if any, action the state legislature takes on this subject. See below for the approved ordinance on the moratorium.
A discussion of a proposed ordinance regulating short-term home rentals took place at the March 6, 2023, City Council Work Session. City Council asked that staff gather additional information and the topic will be revisited.
Background information regarding the proposed ordinance governing short-term rental licenses:
December 12, 2022: Further review and discussion by the City Council. Read updated information here.
August 22, 2022: First reading of proposed ordinance - short-term rental licenses
August 1, 2022: City Council work session item on proposed ordinance - short-term rental licenses
Recently Approved Ordinances & City Council Actions
Below are a list of proposed ordinances that were recently approved by the IGH City Council. These will be added to the City Code.
Approved: Two New City Parks in the Northwest Area
On March 27, 2023, the City Council approved the names and design of two new City parks. Read the Request for Council Action here.
Approved Ordinance: Repeal of Some Business Licensing Requirements
On March 27, 2023, the City Council approved a proposed ordinance that would repeal the business license requirements for bowling alleys, motor vehicle sales, and service stations in the City. Read the ordinance here.
Approved Ordinance: Extension of Interim Ordinance Prohibiting the Establishment of New Uses or the Expansion of Existing Uses Related to the Sale, Testing, Manufacturing, and Distribution of THC Products (Edible Cannabinoid Products).
January 23, 2023. The Minnesota Legislature recently amended Minnesota Statutes, Section 151.72 relating to the sale of certain cannabinoid products. Cities across the state are grappling with how best to respond to these legislative changes. Many cities have adopted interim ordinances to study the impacts of certain uses of these products and determine whether regulations are appropriate for the purpose of protecting the public health, safety, and welfare of their citizens. January 23, 2023, the City Council approved the extension of an interim ordinance pertaining to the sale of THC products in the City of Inver Grove Heights. Read the ordinance here.
Approved Ordinance - Utility Connection and Development Fees
December 12, 2022. A proposed amendment to City Code which affects water utility connection fees was approved by the City Council at the Dec. 12, 2022 City Council Meeting. Read the ordinance here.
Approved Ordinance - Lodging Tax
October 24, 2022. A proposed amendment increasing the City's lodging tax from two percent to three percent was approved by the City Council at the October 24, 2022 City Council meeting. Read the ordinance here.
Approved Ordinance - Bowhunting; Discharge of Bow and Arrow within City Limits
September 12, 2022. At its regular meeting, the City Council approved an ordinance amending City Code Title 5, Chapter 6, Section 1(C) and 1(D) Related to the Discharge of Bows and Arrows within City limits. Read the ordinance and City bowhunting map here.
Planning Commission Public Hearings
All proposed amendments to the City of Inver Grove Heights Zoning Code will be reviewed by the Planning Commission at a public hearing. A Public Notice is published for all public hearings held by the Planning Commission. The Public Notice includes a description of the proposed amendment and the time and date the request will be heard and considered by the Planning Commission.
Planning Commission meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 8150 Barbara Avenue, unless otherwise noted.
Find a list of notices for Planning Commission public hearings below. If you wish to provide written and oral statements for a public hearing, please follow the steps listed on the Planning Commission Agenda that includes the public hearing of interest.
Notice of Meeting Date Change: Endeavor Development, 7925, 7927, 7985 Argenta Trail, the request for a Comprehensive Plan change to Industrial will not be heard at the March 13, 2023, City Council meeting, but will be heard at the April 24, 2023, City Council meeting.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at 7 p.m.
- Gary Lusso, 7142 River Road, request for a Conditional Use Permit to exceed the maximum impervious surface allowed within the shoreland district and a Variance from the front setback requirements for a garage addition.
- S.M. Hentges, 1165 & 1285 70th Street West, request to waive certain requirements of the Sand & Gravel Overlay District and allow the short-term mining of sand and gravel on the property to be used on the nearby Lone Oak Road/70th Street & Argenta Trail road project.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 7 p.m.
- SMNPT 1, LLC, Blaine Ave & Upper 55th Street East (PID Number 20-14153-01-020), request for a Planned Unit Development Amendment to develop the site to contain a single restaurant tenant building.
- Michael Santema, 2421 105th Street East, request for a Variance to construct a 4,050 square foot detached accessory building whereas 1,632 square feet is the maximum size allowed and to allow more than one detached accessory building on the property.
- Paws Abilities Dog Training, 6475 Cahill Ave, request for a Zoning Code Amendment & Conditional Use Permit to allow for the operation of a dog training business.
Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 7 p.m.
- City of Inver Grove Heights Parks - Case Number 23-10X:
- Heritage Village Park, request to Rezone property from I-1, Limited Industry to P, Institutional District.
- Highlands at Settlers Ridge Park, Lot 30, Block 1, Highlands at Settlers Ridge, request to Rezone property from R-1C/PUD, Low Density Residential to P, Institutional District, and a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to change the land use from LDR, Low Density Residential to Public Park and Open Space.
- Kundla Property, PID Numbers 20-01700-01-021 & 20-01700-31-011, request to Rezone property from A, Agricultural to P, Institutional District.
- Peltier Reserve Park, Lot 1, Block 1, Peltier Reserve 2nd Addition, request to Rezone property from R-1C/PUD, Low Density Residential to P, Institutional District and a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to change the land use from LDR, Low Density Residential to Public Park and Open Space.
- Vista Pines Park, PID Numbers 20-00700-33-021, 20-00700-06-013, & 20-00700-06-015, request to Rezone property from A, Agricultural to P, Institutional District and a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to change the land use from MDR, Medium Density Residential to Public Park and Open Space.
Glossary of Terms
- Comprehensive Plan: The City's 2040 Comprehensive Plan, which guides City planning and development.
- Conditional Use Permit: A use specifically classified as “conditional” in this title, which is classified as such since it may be inappropriate or undesirable in a specified location. Thus it requires approval according to the procedures established in chapter 3, article A of this title because, if not carefully located or designed, it may create special problems such as excessive height or bulk or traffic congestion.
- Interim Use: A temporary use of a property until a particular date, until the occurrence of a particular event, or until zoning regulations no longer permit the use. Interim uses will only be allowed where the zoning expressly permits such interim uses.
- Planned Unit Development: A development of land that is under unified control and is planned and developed as a whole in a single development operation or programmed series of development stages. The development may include streets, circulationways, utilities, buildings, open spaces, and other site features and improvements.
- Plat:The drawing or map of a subdivision prepared for filing of record pursuant to Minnesota statutes chapter 505 and containing all elements and requirements set forth in applicable local regulations adopted pursuant to Minnesota statutes section 462.358 and chapter 505.
- Final Plat: A drawing, in final form, showing a proposed subdivision containing all information and detail required by state statutes and by this title to be presented to city council for approval, and which, if approved, may be duly filed with the county office of property records.
- Preliminary Plat: A drawing clearly marked “preliminary plat” showing salient features of a proposed subdivision as specified in this title.
- Rezone: A change in the boundaries or designation of underlying zoning districts as contained and described in section 10-3-5 of this title.
- The minimum horizontal distance from a lot boundary to the nearest vertical surface of a building or structure, except that a roof, eaves or overhang may project up to 24 inches into the required setback area.
- In shoreland management overlay districts, setback means the minimum horizontal distance between a structure, sewage treatment system, or other feature and an ordinary high water level, sewage treatment system, top of a bluff, road, highway, property line, or other facility.
- In the Mississippi River critical area overlay district, setback means the minimum horizontal landward distance between any part of a structure and the ordinary high water level or the established bluffline.
- Subdivision: The division or redivision of a lot, tract, or parcel of land into two (2) or more lots either by plat or by metes and bounds description.
- Use: The purpose or activity for which the land or building thereon is designated, arranged, or intended, or for which it is occupied, utilized, or maintained.
- Use, Accessory: A use subordinate to and serving the principal use or structure on the same lot and customarily incidental thereto.
- Use, Conditional: A use specifically classified as “conditional” in this title, which is classified as such since it may be inappropriate or undesirable in a specified location. Thus it requires approval according to the procedures established in chapter 3, article A of this title because, if not carefully located or designed, it may create special problems such as excessive height or bulk or traffic congestion.
- Use, Permitted: A public or private use which, of itself, conforms to the purposes, objectives, requirements, regulations, and performance standards of a particular zoning district.
- Use, Principal: The main use of land or buildings as distinguished from subordinate or accessory use. A principal use may be either permitted or conditional.
- Use, Temporary: A use permitted to exist during periods of construction of the main building or use, or for special events.
- Variance: A modification or variation of the provisions of this title where it is determined that, by reason of special and unusual circumstances relating to a specific lot, strict application of this title would cause undue hardship.
- Zoning Amendment: A change authorized by the City in this title or in the boundaries of a district.
For more info on planning and development in the city, visit the Community Development page.
Project Public Hearings
At the City Council meeting on February 27, 2023, the City held a Public Hearing for the 117th Street Reconstruction (City Project 2016-17) and consider a resolution accepting the feasibility report and ordering the project. You can learn more about the project at www.ighmn.gov/117.
View a complete list of construction projects which impact IGH.
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