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NOTICE PROPOSED CITY ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the City Council of the City of Worthington, Minnesota is considering the adoption of an ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO STORM WATER PROTECTION as follows: The City Council of the City of Worthington, do ordain: SECTION I.

NOTICE
PROPOSED CITY ORDINANCE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the City Council of the City of Worthington, Minnesota is considering the adoption of an ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO STORM WATER PROTECTION as follows:

The City Council of the City of Worthington, do ordain:
SECTION I.
Worthington City Code, Title V, Chapter 54, Section 54.10 (E) (4) (a) 4. H. is amended in its entirety so as to read as follows:
H. Off-site Treatment.
i. Mitigation equivalent to the performance of 1.1 inches of volume reduction for new development or redevelopment as described above in this section, (including banking or cash) can be performed off-site to protect the receiving water body. Off-site treatment shall be achieved in areas selected in the following order of preference:
((A)) Locations that yield benefits to the same receiving water that receives runoff from the original construction activity.
((B)) Locations within the same Department of Natural Resource (DNA) catchment area (Hydrologic Unit 08) as the original construction activity.
((C)) Locations within the next adjacent DNR catchment area upstream.
((D)) Locations anywhere within the community's jurisdiction.
ii. Mitigation projects must involve the creation of new structural stormwater
BMPs or the retrofit of existing structural stormwater BMPs, or the use of a
properly designed regional structural stormwater BMP.

iii. Routine maintenance of structural stormwater BMPs already required by this section cannot be used to meet mitigation requirements of this Part.

iv. Mitigation projects shall be completed within 24 months after the start of the original construction activity.

v. The owner of the mitigation project site shall be responsible for long-term
maintenance of the mitigation project unless otherwise approved in a written
agreement between the City and the owner of the construction activity site. Such an agreement shall be perpetual and recorded in the Office of the County Recorder.

vi. Any payment received from the owner and/or operator of a construction activity for mitigation purposes in lieu of the owner or operator of that construction activity meeting the conditions for post-construction stormwater management shall be applied to a public stormwater project that complies with the mitigation requirements of this subsection.
which proposed ordinance was given its first reading at a Regular Meeting of the City
Council held on Monday, August 26, 2019.

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, September 9, 2019 in the City Hall Council Chambers, 303 Ninth Street of said City.

Dated this 27th day of August, 2019
Mindy L. Eggers, City Clerk
City of Worthington, MN
(August 28, 2019)