Ordinance 19-10 - Regulating installation of mailboxes on newly developed residential lots

Document Date: 
Monday, November 18, 2019



An Ordinance Amending ARTICLE 10, SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS, to regulate the installation of mailboxes on newly developed residential lots.


Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Ham Lake, Anoka County, Minnesota as follows:


ARTICLE 10, SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS of the Ham Lake City Code is hereby amended as indicated in the following sections:


10–430  Physical Standards  The following general physical standards shall be observed in each plat; however, each plat shall be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and upon recommendation of its Engineer, Attorney, Park Commission, city staff, consultant, or other appropriate source, the City Council may establish differing degrees of standards for each individual plat. In addition, where the standards relate to surface water management, specific drainage and impoundment measures as detailed in the City’s then current Local Surface Water Management Plan shall be observed.


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M.  Mailboxes  All residential mailboxes shall conform to United States Postal Service rules and regulations regarding location and size. All residential mailboxes installed in a cul-de-sac shall be cluster mailboxes, centralized in one location for communal use for all lots with driveways exiting onto the cul-de-sac. All other residential mailboxes shall be installed using a swinging or swing away post system designed to minimize the risk of damage from snowplows. Specific design standards for mailboxes may be established from time to time by Resolution of the City Council.




Presented to the Ham Lake City Council on November 4, 2019 and adopted by a unanimous vote this 18th day of November, 2019.





                                                                                    Michael G. Van Kirk, Mayor




Denise Webster, City Clerk