New Germany ordinance: amending miscellaneous sections of city code

ORDINANCE NO. 115
(Amending Miscellaneous Sections of
New Germany City Code)
CITY OF NEW GERMANY
CARVER COUNTY, MINNESOTA
August 4, 2020
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING MISCELLANEOUS SECTIONS OF THE NEW GERMANY CITY CODE; SECTION 50.01 PERTAINING TO GARBAGE AND RECYCLING, SECTION 51.02(I) PERTAINING TO PROHIBITED WASTE, SECTION 91.02 PERTAINING TO UNSAFE BUILDINGS, SECTION 91.03 PERTAINING TO INSPECTIONS, SECTION 92.03 PERTAINING TO PUBLIC NUISANCES, AND SECTION 92.20 PERTAINING TO ABANDONED, DISABLED OR UNLICENSED VEHICLES.
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW GERMANY, CARVER COUNTY, MINNESOTA, ORDAINS:
Section 50.01 of the New Germany City Code is amended to read as follows:
Residents shall use the City’s contracted garbage hauler for garbage and recycling pick up.  Garbage and recycling pick up is mandatory within the city limits.  Commercial use businesses are exempt from using City’s contracted garbage hauler.
Section 51.02(I) of the New Germany City Code is amended to read as follows:
Prior to change of ownership of any building(s) within the city, the seller shall have the building(s) certified for compliance with this section prior to the closing of the sale or transfer.  It is the responsibility of the seller or seller’s agent to notify the city of a proposed change of ownership.  Any building(s) that has not been certified as compliant shall be assumed to be non-compliant with this section.  If a property is found to be non-compliant after a property is transferred, the city shall enforce this section according to the provisions in subdivisions (F) and (G) above, unless it has been demonstrated that an escrow for the completion of the repair has been established as a condition of the Purchase Agreement.
Section 91.02 of the New Germany City Code is amended to read as follows:
A building or structure or part thereof declared structurally unsafe or hazardous by an authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) may be restored to safe condition; provided that, if the damage or cost of restoration and re-construction is in excess of 50% of the value of the building or structure, the building or structure, if re-constructed or restored, shall be made to conform to the requirements for building and structures contained in this Code.
Section 91.03 of the New Germany City Code is amended to read as follows:
(A)    It shall be the duty of the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) to inspect or cause to be inspected, not less than four times a year, all buildings and premises, except the interiors of private dwellings, for the purpose of ascertaining and causing to be corrected any conditions liable to cause fine.
(B)    Whenever the (AHJ) shall find in any building or upon any premises or other place, combustible or explosive matter or dangerous accumulation of rubbish, or any highly flammable materials, and so situated as to endanger property, he or she shall order the same to be removed or remedied.
Section 92.03(Q) of the New Germany City Code is amended to read as follows:
(Q)      Shipping containers, storage containers, temporary structures, and the storage of boats, campers, trailers, and other recreational related items shall not remain in one area for more than 180 days.  Items that are required to be licensed shall be currently licensed and shall be parked on an impervious, concrete or asphalt surface.
Section 92.20(C)(1)(d) of the New Germany City Code is amended to read as follows:
The vehicle shall be parked on an impervious, concrete or asphalt surface.
This Ordinance shall be in full force effective upon its adoption and publication according to the law.
Passed and adopted by the City Council of the City of New Germany this 4th day of August, 2020.
Steve VanLith, Mayor
ATTEST: Twyla Menth, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal, Aug. 14, 2020.

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