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Watkins Zoning Ordinance 2013-2


An Ordinance Amending the City of Watkins Zoning Ordinance in the following sections:



Section 13.10 EXTERIOR STORAGE. Open Storage of materials shall be regulated as follows:

C. In all districts uses associated with the bulk storage of oil, gasoline, liquid fertilizer, chemicals and similar liquids in excess of 2,500 gallons, shall require a conditional use permit in order that the City Council may have some assurance that fire, explosion or water or soil contamination hazards are not present that would be detrimental to the public health, safety and general welfare. The City Council shall require the development of diking around said tanks. Diking shall be suitably sealed and shall hold a leakage capacity of one hundred fifteen percent of the largest tank capacity. In lieu of diking, the City Council may allow for double-walled tanks or any other storage unit that is approved or allowed by Minnesota Department of Agriculture or federal authorities. Any existing storage tank that, in the opinion of the City Council, constitutes a hazard to the public safety shall discontinue operations within five years following enactment of this ordinance.



Section 16.01  USES PERMIT-

D. Upon recommendation of the planning commission and the approval of the City Council, parks and playgrounds, if open, paid (unencumbered), and deeded to the City.

Section 16.02  USES REQUIRING CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS. The following uses may be permitted with the recommendation of the planning commission and the approval of the City Council.

D. Parks and playgrounds that do not otherwise meet the requirements for permitted uses set forth in preceding Section 16.01D.

This foregoing ordinance was adopted this 12th day of December, 2013 on a motion by Councilor Piccerillo, seconded by Councilor Gertken. Motion carried.

This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication as provided by law.

Adopted this 12th day of December, 2013.


Dennis C. Loch, Mayor

Debra Kramer, Clerk

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.