Ordinance No. 21-01 - Dissolving the Park and Tree Commission

Document Date: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

ORDINANCE NO. 21-01

 

An Ordinance dissolving the Park and Tree Commission and deleting references to the commission in the Ham Lake City Code.

 

WHEREAS, Section 2.02 of the Ham Lake City Charter provides that the Ham Lake City Council may establish boards or commission to advise the Council with respect to any municipal function; and

 

WHEREAS, the Ham Lake City Council established a Park Commission that was later renamed the Park and Tree Commission, for the purpose of advising the Council on matters relating to parkland dedication, park development, tree damage, and other topics; and

 

WHEREAS, the Ham Lake City Council has determined that it would be more effective and efficient to have those topics discussed, reviewed, and investigated by either the Planning Commission or by a Committee of the Council.

 

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

 

 

The Ham Lake City Council hereby dissolves and disbands the Park and Tree Commission and relieves any person of any duties related to the operation of the commission.

 

 

ARTICLE 2, GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION of Ham Lake City Code is hereby amended as indicated in the following section:

 

2-700  Worker’s Compensation Coverage for Elected and Appointed Officials

Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 176.011, subd.9, clause 6, elected officials and members of the following boards, commissions, and committees are included in the coverage of the workers compensation act: Park and Tree Commission and Planning Commission.

 

 

ARTICLE 5, ANIMAL CONTROL of Ham Lake City Code is hereby amended as indicated in the following section:

 

5-232  Parks and Beaches

The City Park and Beach Commission shall designate and properly post those areas in public lands, parks and beaches where horses may be ridden.

 

 

ARTICLE 6, PARKING AND TRAFFIC of Ham Lake City Code is hereby amended as indicated in the following section:

 

6-710  System Established

There is hereby established in the City of Ham Lake a Trail System to be used for the recreational purposes hereafter described. The Trail System shall consist of interconnected pathways and “user-friendly” public streets, as designated from time to time by the City Council, upon recommendation of the Park Commission. The regulations established herein pertaining to usage, hours of operation, and the like shall not pertain to those portions of the Trail System which exist within the traveled portion of dedicated public roads and streets.

 

 

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

 

10-204  Preliminary Plat

 

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After submission of the Tree Preservation Plan, the City may require modification thereof if the City’s engineer and/or Park and Tree Commission identify identifies individual trees having the following characteristics:

 

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10-410  General Conditions

 

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At the time that any building permit is requested on any lot for which a Tree Preservation Plan is in effect, or on any lot for which such a plan is required, the Building Official shall provide the applicant with a copy of the Tree Preservation Plan and with educational materials concerning tree preservation as may be recommended from time to time by the City Council, upon recommendation from its Park and Tree Commission.

 

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10-420  General Plat Standards

 

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The determination of how the parkland dedication requirement will be met will be made by motion of the City Council, after recommendation from the Park and Tree Planning Commission, as early in the platting procedure as is practical.

 

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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.

 

 

ARTICLE 11, GENERAL ACTIVITY REGULATIONS of the Ham Lake City Code is hereby amended as indicated in the following section:

 

11-1400.6  Tree Commission

The City Council hereby establishes a Tree Commission. The composition and duties of the Tree Commission may be established and changed from time to time by resolution of the City Council. Until and unless such a resolution is adopted, the Tree Commission shall consist of the members of the City’s Park Commission, and may operate under the name “Park and Tree Commission”. The Tree Commission shall advise the City Council from time to time on matters affecting Target Trees, in addition to such other duties as may be established by resolution.

 

 

This ordinance becomes effective from and after its passage and publication.

 

Presented to the Ham Lake City Council on December 21, 2020 and adopted by a unanimous vote this 4th day of January, 2021.

 

 

 

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                                                                                    Michael G. Van Kirk, Mayor

 

 

 

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Denise Webster, City Clerk