ORDINANCE NO. 2014-02
AMENDING CITY CODE SECTIONS 915.17 AND 915.19 REGARDING SLOW NO WAKE ZONE ON LAKE INDEPENDENCE
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF INDEPENDENCE, HENNEPIN COUNTY, MINNESOTA, ORDAINS:
SECTION 1. Section 915.17 of the City Code is amended as follows (additions shown as bold/underline; deletions shown as strikethrough):
915.17. Definitions. Subdivision 1. The terms used in this section related to boating, including “slow no-wake,” shall have the meanings given to them in Minnesota Statutes, section 86B.005.
Subd. 2. “Lake Independence” means that body of water located in section 24, township 118, range 24, Hennepin County, Minnesota and designated by the Minnesota department of natural resources as lake #27-176.
SECTION 2. Section 915.19 of the City Code is amended as follows (additions shown as bold/underline; deletions shown as strikethrough):
915.19. Slow no-wake zone on Lake Independence. Subdivision 1. Slow no -wake at high water level. Whenever the waters of Lake Independence reach or exceed 957.8 feet above sea level for a period of three consecutive days or more, as measured by the water level gauge set by the Minnesota department of natural resources on Lake Independence, the city administrator-clerk or designee may, at their discretion, upon notifying the Hennepin county sheriff, shall establish a slow no-wake zone on those portions of the lake within Independence. No person shall operate a water craft, including aircraft except during landings and take-offs, in excess of slow no-wake speed within 250 feet of the shoreline on the entire lake when the high water slow no -wake restrictions are in effect. Both the implementation and removal of these restrictions must be done in coordination with action by the city of Medina.
SECTION 3. This ordinance shall be in force and effect from and after approval and publication as required by law.
Adopted this 23rd day of September 2014, by the Independence City Council.
/s/ Marvin D. Johnson
/s/ Toni Hirsch
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Nov. 3, 2014.