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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 TO AMEND TITLE XV OF THE CITY CODE OF WORTHINGTON, NOBLES COUNTY, MINNESOTA as follows: The City Council of the City of Worthington, Do Ordain: Section I The Worthington City Code, Title XV, Section 155.

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 TO AMEND TITLE XV OF THE CITY CODE OF WORTHINGTON, NOBLES COUNTY, MINNESOTA as follows:

The City Council of the City of Worthington, Do Ordain:

Section I

The Worthington City Code, Title XV, Section 155.040 shall be amended to create and include a new subsection (J) that reads:

Setback exceptions for handicap/wheelchair ramps in all R districts. The Zoning Administrator may authorize installation of a handicap/wheelchair ramp within a required setback in accordance with the following criteria:

(1) The applicant has submitted a letter from a licensed physician specifying that the handicap/wheelchair ramp is necessary to accommodate a resident of the property.

(2) The handicap/wheelchair ramp shall be designed so as to encroach into the required setback the minimum distance feasible. In no case shall the ramp be closer than three feet from a property line unless in the opinion of the Zoning Administrator there is no other feasible alternative to the location of the ramp.

(3) The handicap/wheelchair ramp shall not encroach into any recorded easement or into the public right-of-way.

(4) The encroachment into the required setback shall be removed when the individual requiring the handicap/wheelchair ramp no longer resides on the property or the ramp is no longer required.

(5) The handicap/wheelchair ramp shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

which proposed ordinance was given its first reading at a Regular Meeting of the City Council held on Monday, September 9, 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 23, 2019 in the City Hall Council Chambers, 303 Ninth Street of said City.

Dated this 10th day of September, 2019

Mindy L. Eggers, City Clerk
City of Worthington, MN
(September 11th, 2019)