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Proposed Ordinance 164 - Zoning Regulations

November 14, 2022

CITY OF FRAZEE MINNESOTA
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND VOTE ON PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 164:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PORTIONS OF CHAPTERS 2, 4, AND 5 OF THE FRAZEE CITY CODE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Frazee, Minnesota will hold a public hearing on December 19, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. or shortly thereafter, at the Frazee Fire Hall, located at 222 Main Avenue West, Frazee, Minnesota, on proposed Ordinance No. 164, which would amend portions of Chapters 2, 4, and 5 of the Frazee City Code.
 
The following amendments to the Frazee City Code are proposed:
 
CHAPTER 2: RULES AND DEFINITIONS:
10-2-2: DEFINITIONS:
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE: Manufactured homes less than thirty (30) feet in overall length, including those with telescope or fold down, chassis, mounted campers, house cars, motor homes, tent trailers, slip-in-campers (those mounted in a pickup truck or similar vehicle), converted buses, and converted vans used primarily for recreational purposes. Cars used for racing shall not be included within this definition. Motorized and non-motorized vehicles primarily used for temporary living quarters during recreational activities, including, but not limited to, motor homes, campers, tent trailers, travel trailers, and tiny houses.
 
CHAPTER 4: ZONING DISTRICTS:
10-4-4: TRANSITION ZONE (TZ) DISTRICT:
I. MINIMUM STRUCTURAL REQUIREMENTS: The following shall be the minimum structural requirements for all dwellings in the Transition Zone (TZ) District:
2. Foundations: Except for manufactured homes with an approved anchoring system as described in subpart 3, all dwellings shall be placed on a permanent perimeter foundation of concrete, masonry, or treated wood construction, and shall include frost footings in compliance with the Minnesota State Building Code.
3. Manufactured Homes: Manufactured homes, as defined in this title, may be located in the Transition Zone (TZ) District provided that they comply with all other provisions of this section, as amended, and provided further, that they are constructed in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, sections 327.31 to 327.35, as they may be amended from time to time. All manufactured homes located within the City must be secured by an approved anchoring system, as defined by the manufactured home building code (Minnesota Rules chapter 1350). Mobile homes, as defined in this title, shall be prohibited within the City. Existing mobile homes may remain as a nonconforming use.
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10-4-5: SINGLE AND TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (R-1) DISTRICT:
D. CONDITIONAL USES: The following are conditional uses in the Single and Two-Family Residential (R-1) District:
1. Conditional Uses:
a. Bed and breakfast establishments;
b. Campgrounds;
c. Cemeteries;
d. Churches and places of worship;
e. Day care facilities (principal use), when not operated as a home occupation;
f. Government buildings;
g. Manufactured home parks, as regulated by this Ordinance;
h. Planned Unit Developments, as regulated by this Ordinance;
i. Primary and secondary schools;
j. Public assembly structures and facilities; and
k. Other uses, as specified in Chapter 5 of this Ordinance.
I. MINIMUM STRUCTURAL REQUIREMENTS: The following shall be the minimum structural requirements for all dwellings in the Single and Two-Family Residential (R-1) District:
2. Foundations: Except for manufactured homes with an approved anchoring system as described in subpart 3, all dwellings shall be placed on a permanent perimeter foundation of concrete, masonry, or treated wood construction, and shall include frost footings in compliance with the Minnesota State Building Code.
3. Manufactured Homes: Manufactured homes, as defined in this title, may be located in the Single and Two-Family Residential (R-1) District provided that they comply with all other provisions of this section, as amended, and provided further, that they are constructed in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, sections 327.31 to 327.35, as they may be amended from time to time. All manufactured homes located within the City must be secured by an approved anchoring system, as defined by the manufactured home building code (Minnesota Rules chapter 1350). Mobile homes, as defined in this title, shall be prohibited within the City. Existing mobile homes may remain as a nonconforming use.
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10-4-6: LIMITED MULTIPLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (R-2) DISTRICT:
D. Conditional Uses: The following are conditional uses in the Limited Multiple-Family Residential (R-2) District:
1. Conditional Uses:
a. Bed and breakfast establishments;
b. Campgrounds;
c. Churches and places of worship;
d. Day care facilities (principal use), when not operated as a home occupation;
e. Government buildings;
f. Manufactured home parks, as regulated by this title;
g. Planned Unit Developments, as regulated by this title;
h. Primary and secondary schools;
i. Public assembly structures and facilities;
j. Townhomes and multiple-family dwellings with between five (5) and eight (8) dwelling units per lot; and
k. Other uses, as specified in chapter 10-5 of this title.
I. MINIMUM STRUCTURAL REQUIREMENTS: The following shall be the minimum structural requirements for all dwellings in the Limited Multiple-Family Residential (R-2) District:
2. Foundations: Except for manufactured homes with an approved anchoring system as described in subpart 3, all dwellings shall be placed on a permanent perimeter foundation of concrete, masonry, or treated wood construction, and shall include frost footings in compliance with the Minnesota State Building Code.
3. Manufactured Homes: Manufactured homes, as defined in this title, may be located in the Limited Multiple-Family Residential (R-2) District provided that they comply with all other provisions of this section, as amended, and provided further, that they are constructed in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, sections 327.31 to 327.35, as they may be amended from time to time. All manufactured homes located within the City must be secured by an approved anchoring system, as defined by the manufactured home building code (Minnesota Rules chapter 1350). Mobile homes, as defined in this title, shall be prohibited within the City. Existing mobile homes may remain as a nonconforming use.
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10-4-7: MULTIPLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (R-3) DISTRICT:
I. MINIMUM STRUCTURAL REQUIREMENTS: The following shall be the minimum structural requirements for all dwellings in the Multiple-Family Residential (R-3) District:
2. Foundations: Except for manufactured homes with an approved anchoring system as described in subpart 3, all dwellings shall be placed on a permanent perimeter foundation of concrete, masonry, or treated wood construction, and shall include frost footings in compliance with the Minnesota State Building Code.
3. Manufactured Homes: Manufactured homes, as defined in this title, may be located in the Multiple-Family Residential (R-3) District provided that they comply with all other provisions of this section, as amended, and provided further, that they are constructed in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, sections 327.31 to 327.35, as they may be amended from time to time. All manufactured homes located within the City must be secured by an approved anchoring system, as defined by the manufactured home building code (Minnesota Rules chapter 1350). Mobile homes, as defined in this title, shall be prohibited within the City. Existing mobile homes may remain as a nonconforming use.
CHAPTER 5: SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS:
 
10-5-1: ACCESSORY STRUCTURES AND USES:
D. BASEMENT DWELLINGS: Basement dwelling, as defined in the Minnesota State Building Code, shall hereafter be prohibited in all zoning districts. Existing basement dwellings may remain as a nonconforming use.
 
10-5-9: DWELLING UNITS:
 

A. PURPOSE: The purpose of this section is to safeguard the health, safety, and general welfare of the public by restricting the use of dwelling units within the City.
B. PROHIBITED DWELLING UNITS: The following are prohibited under this section:
1. Recreational vehicles, tents, garages, or other accessory structures shall not be temporarily or permanently occupied for living, sleeping, or housekeeping purposes, except as allowed under subsection C of this section.
2. Basement dwellings, as defined in the Minnesota State Building Code, shall hereafter be prohibited in all zoning districts. Existing basement dwellings may remain as a nonconforming use.
C. EXCEPTIONS: The following are exceptions to subsection B of this section:
1. The temporary use of recreational vehicles or tents within a campground.
2. The owner of a property in the Single and Two-Family Residential (R-1) District may allow nonpaying guests to occupy one (1) recreational vehicle or tent for sleeping purposes for a
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period not to exceed seven (7) consecutive days at one time or more than fourteen (14) days total in one calendar year.
 

 
Any person may speak to the City Council concerning proposed Ordinance No. 164 at the time of the public hearing.
 
NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Frazee, Minnesota will vote on proposed Ordinance No. 164 shortly following the public hearing on December 19, 2022. The vote will occur at the Frazee Fire Hall, located at 222 Main Avenue West, Frazee, Minnesota.
 
A copy of proposed Ordinance No. 164 is available for review on the City’s website (www.frazeecity.com), as well as at the City Office, located at 222 Main Avenue West, Frazee, Minnesota, during regular office hours.
For questions regarding proposed Ordinance No. 164, contact the City Office at (218) 334-4991.
Published in the official Newspaper: December 6, 2022
Jordin Roberts
City Clerk/Administrator