Council to address Spicer storm water management and erosion control
SPICER -- The city of Spicer will be considering this month new regulations for storm water management and erosion control. The council received a draft Wednesday of a storm water management ordinance and an erosion control planning sheet that de...
SPICER -- The city of Spicer will be considering this month new regulations for storm water management and erosion control.
The council received a draft Wednesday of a storm water management ordinance and an erosion control planning sheet that developers would be required to complete.
Both will be considered at the city's Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Feb. 15. The council expects to address the commission's recommendations at its Feb. 22 meeting.
Mayor Bill Taylor said the storm water management ordinance was drafted using information from Kandiyohi County's storm water management ordinance, the state Department of Natural Resources and other cities.
The ordinance's regulations are meant to protect the city's natural resources from "poorly sited development or incompatible activities," according to the draft. It would require detailed review standards and procedures for development activities.
Anyone wanting to build a subdivision, planned unit development, commercial, multiple family residential or industrial development would be required to submit a storm water management plan to the city, according to the draft ordinance.
The erosion control planning sheet was developed by the DNR and Kandiyohi County, Taylor said. It would be required for all land use or building permit applications in shoreland and residential zoning districts.
The sheet lists erosion control practices and asks developers to choose which ones will be used on their project. It also asks them to write the erosion control measures and plans for the project.
In other business, the council:
- Agreed to have councilwoman Marlys Larsen invite the Vadnais Heights city planner to a meeting to talk about economic impact studies for large developments.
- Waived the $168 permit fee for reconstruction work Habitat for Humanity is doing on one of its houses in the city.
- Amended the sick leave portion of the personnel policy. Employees who have resigned in good standing will be paid for 25 percent of accrued sick leave hours earned up to a maximum of 100 days. No city employee has reached the 100-day maximum.