ORDINANCE NO. 303

ORDINANCE NO. 303
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
CHAPTER 5.1.13.4,
VOTE REQUIRED FOR AMENDMENTS
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE ORDAINS:
Section 1. Section 5.1.13.4 states the following:
“Vote Required for Amendments. The City Council is required to accept and approve the recommendations made by the planning and zoning commission for amendments to this ordinance unless the simple majority vote of the City Council is kept to override any recommendation.”
Section 5.1.13.4 shall be amended in its entirety to read:
“Except as may otherwise be provided by ordinance, the powers and duties of the commission are of an advisory nature only and the commission shall not have any powers or duties which conflict with or supersede the powers and duties of other City Commissions and Boards and the Commission shall make recommendations to the City Council. The City Council may adopt and amend a zoning ordinance by a majority vote of all of its members unless the amendment changes all or part of the existing classification of a zoning district from residential to either commercial or industrial which requires a two-thirds majority vote of all members of the governing body.”
Section 2. This ordinance shall take in effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.
Adopted this 14th day of May, 2013.
CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE
By /s/ Andrew Heimerl, Its Mayor
ATTEST
By /s/ Marilyn L. Pawelk, Its City Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal May 20, 2013.


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