SUMMARY OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE IX AND XV OF THE CITY CODE OF THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON, NOBLES COUNTY, MINNESOTA
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON DO ORDAIN, that on November 9, 2020, the City Council of the City of Worthington, Minnesota passed the second reading of a proposed ordinance regarding inoperable vehicles and auto repair shops. Due to the lengthy nature of the proposed ordinance the following summary of the ordinance has been prepared for publication as authorized by state law:
The proposed ordinance adopted by Council provides reasonable regulation regarding the storage of inoperable vehicles at auto repair shops within the City. Any auto repair shop may not store more than 6 inoperable vehicles on the premises and any inoperable vehicles must be behind a 6-foot-tall privacy fence and can't be seen from the right of way. Any inoperable vehicles stored outside of the fence or more than 6 inoperable vehicles on the auto repair lot will now constitute a junkyard as seen in the City's zoning ordinance.
The ordinance also establishes the land use of auto repair and auto repair land uses will now require a conditional use permit in a "B-2", "B-3", "B-4", "M-1" and "M-2" Zoning district.
This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage and publication of the 3rd reading. A printed copy of the entire ordinance is available for inspection by any person in the office of the City Clerk during the City's regular office hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and on the website www.ci.worthington.mn.us.
Said proposed ordinance will again be considered by the City Council at a Regular Meeting to be held at 7:00 p.m., on Monday, November 23, 2020 in the City Hall Council Chambers, 303 Ninth Street of said City.
Dated this 10th day of November, 2020
Mindy L. Eggers, City Clerk
City of Worthington, MN
(November 18, 2020)