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ORDINANCE NUMBER 08-02

AMENDING THE TEXT OF CHAPTER 37, SECTION 37.03 OF THE MOUNTAIN IRON CITY CODE, REGULATION OF INDIVIDUAL SEWAGE TREATMENT SYSTEMS


THE CITY OF MOUNTAIN IRON ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. AMENDMENTS. The text of Chapter 37 of the City Code, Section 37.03, is hereby repealed and replaced with the following:

Section 37.03 - Regulation of Individual Sewage Treatment Systems

Subd. 1 Purpose. The purpose of the Sewage and Wastewater Treatment Systems Ordinance is to provide minimum standards for and regulation of individual sewage treatment systems (ISTS) and septage disposal including the proper location, design, construction, operation, maintenance and repair to protect surface water and ground water from contamination by human sewage and waterborne household and commercial waste; to protect the public�s health and safety, and to eliminate or prevent the development of public nuisances pursuant to the authority granted under Minnesota Statutes Chapters 115 and 145A and Minnesota Rules Chapter 7080 as amended that may pertain to sewage and wastewater treatment.

Subd. 2 Standards Adopted by Reference. The City hereby adopts, by reference, Minnesota Rules Parts 7080.0010 to 7080.0315, and 7080.0910, as now constituted and as amended from time to time.

Subd. 3 Permits. No person shall install, alter, repair or extend any individual sewage treatment system in the City without first applying for and obtaining a permit from the City of Mountain Iron.

Subd. 4 Administration of Section. For purposes of this Ordinance, the City Council shall appoint an agent to serve as the individual sewage treatment inspector for the City of Mountain Iron. The said agent shall be responsible for the administration of the Individual Sewage Treatment System Standards.

Subd. 5 License Requirements. No person shall engage in the evaluation, inspection, design, installation, construction, alteration extension, repair, maintenance or pumping of on-site individual sewage treatment systems without first obtaining a license to perform such tasks from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, except as provided under paragraph 7080.0700, subpart 1.

Subd. 6 Enforcement. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this ordinance or who makes any false statement on a Certificate of Compliance, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment or a fine or both as defined by laws.

SECTION 2. CHAPTER 36 REPEALED. Chapter 36, regulating the use of public and private sewers and drains, the installation and connection of building sewers and discharge of waters and wastes into the public sewer system: and providing penalties for violation of sections thereof; in the Nichols Area, City of Mt. Iron, St. Louis County, Minnesota, is hereby repealed in its entirety.

SECTION 3. INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES. Any inconsistent ordinance or parts thereof are hereby repealed and replaced with the provision of this ordinance.

SECTION 4. EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance shall become effective one day after publication.

DULY ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL THIS 4th DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2002.
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