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City of Lester Prairie Ordinance 237 - Rental Housing

A SUMMARY OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5, SECTION 5. 7 RENTAL HOUSING, SPECIFICALLY REPEALING SECTIONS 5.7.1 THROUGH 5.7.7 AND REPLACING IT WITH THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS 5.7.1. THROUGH 5.7.13

The City Council of the City of Lester Prairie ordains:

Section I: Section 5.7 Rental Housing and all subdivisions thereof in the Lester Prairie Municipal Code are hereby expressly repealed, and the following shall be repealed in its entirety and the following Section 5.7 and subdivisions are hereby adopted:

5.7 Housing Ordinance for Rental Property

5.7.1 Purpose and Scope This section provides for the purpose of the ordinance to regular rental housing and to describe the scope of the ordinance in any form or combination of forms for commercial use described in all applicable codes that apply.

5.7.2 Enforcement This section provides for the authority, the right of entry, and responsibility of owners to comply with the ordinance. This section also provides for a description of substandard building, violation and prohibited acts.

5.7.3 Rental Housing License This section requires that there be an application for a rental housing license to be issued by the City, including provisions for renewals, revocations and fees.

5.7.4 Definition This section provides for definitions of all terms used within the ordinance.

5.7.5 Space and Occupancy Standards. This section provides for all space and occupancy standards to which the code applies, including provisions regarding particular areas in the house, lighting, ventilation, sanitation, bathroom accessibility, room separation and floor coverings.

5.7.6 Structural Requirements This section provides for general structural requirements.

5.7.7 Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Requirements This section provides the standards for heating, electric and plumbing requirements.

5.7.8 Means of Egress This section provides for the requirements of an egress system, obstruction to egress, escape windows, security locks and prevention of inadequate exists.

5.7.9 Life Safety This section provides for safety features such as smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, etc.

5.7.10 General Building Requirements This section provides for general requirements in granting building identification, handrails and stairways, guardrails, refuge disposal and the use of discard items, storage management, fuel storage, as well as barbecues and open flame.

5.7.11 Interior Building Requirements. This section sets forth requirements regarding sanitation, sidewalks, driveways, weeds, rodent harborage, accessory structure, motor vehicle storage, defacement of property, weather protection, fire hazards and faulty materials of construction.

5.7.12 Notices and Orders of the Code Official This section provides for compliance with orders, substandard occupancy and notices to vacate substandard building.

5.7.13 Appeal This section sets forth the provisions for appeals of orders.

Section 2: This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage and publication. A copy of the full text of the ordinance is available for inspection at the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours.

Adopted March 8, 2004.

CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE

By Eric Angvall, Its Mayor

Attest:

By Marilyn Pawelk, Its City Clerk

Published in the Herald Journal March 29, 2004.


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