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AMENDING CHAPTER 154 AND 52 OF THE MOUNTAIN IRON CITY CODE

ORDINANCE NUMBER 03-10

AMENDING CHAPTER 154 AND 52 OF THE MOUNTAIN IRON CITY CODE

THE CITY OF MOUNTAIN IRON HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1 AMENDING SECTION 154.002. Section 154.002 of the Mountain Iron City Code is hereby amended as follows:

“Sewage Treatment System - means a septic tank and soil absorption system or other individual or cluster type sewage treatment system as regulated by the City of Mountain Iron in Section 55.22 of the Mountain Iron City Code.” is hereby replaced with the following “Sewage Treatment System - means a septic tank and soil absorption system or other individual or cluster type sewage treatment system as regulated by St. Louis County Ordinance”

SECTION 2 AMENDING SECTION 154.022. Section 154.022(B)(4) of the Mountain Iron City Code is hereby amended as follows:

“4. Single-family dwellings served by a domestic water supply and sanitary sewerage disposal system approved by the City of Mountain Iron” is hereby replace with the following “4. Single-family dwellings served by a domestic water supply and sanitary sewerage disposal system approved by St. Louis County”.

SECTION 3 AMENDING SECTION 154.023. Section 154.023(B)(1) of the Mountain Iron City Code is hereby amended as follows:

“1. Single-family dwellings served by a domestic water supply and sanitary sewerage disposal system approved by the City of Mountain Iron” is hereby replace with the following “1. Single-family dwellings served by a domestic water supply and sanitary sewerage disposal system approved by St. Louis County”.

SECTION 4 AMENDING SECTION 154.047. Section 154.047(A)(2)(c) of the Mountain Iron City Code is hereby amended as follows:

“C. Sanitary Check off: All land use permits issued within the shoreland area and parcels of less than 2.5 acres outside the shoreland area shall have the sanitary system reviewed to determine if the system is failing or if the proposed land use permit would adversely impact the existing sewage system or the expansion area for the sewage system. No land use permit will be issued if there is such an adverse impact or the system is failing unless the sanitary system is upgraded according to City standards with final approval given to the system by the City. The City shall develop administrative guidelines relating to the implementation of this procedure including provisions for not undertaking the check off when a system has been recently approved or reviewed by the City” is hereby replaced with the following “C. Sanitary Check off: All land use permits issued within the shoreland area and parcels of less than 2.5 acres outside the shoreland area shall have the sanitary system reviewed to determine if the system is failing or if the proposed land use permit would adversely impact the existing sewage system or the expansion area for the sewage system. No land use permit will be issued if there is such an adverse impact or the system is failing unless the sanitary system is upgraded according to County standards with final approval given to the system by the County. The County shall develop administrative guidelines relating to the implementation of this procedure including provisions for not undertaking the check off when a system has been recently approved or reviewed by the County”.

SECTION 5 AMENDING SECTION 154.047. Section 154.047(H)(2)(d) of the Mountain Iron City Code is hereby is hereby repealed in its entirety.

SECTION 6 AMENDING SECTION 154.048. Section 154.048(C)(2) of the Mountain Iron City Code is hereby amended as follows:

“2. The City of Mountain identifies nonconforming sewage treatment systems and requires upgrading or replacement of any nonconforming systems within a reasonable period of time which will not exceed two (2) years. Sewage systems installed according to all applicable local shoreland management standards adopted under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.201, in effect at the time of installation may be considered as conforming unless they are determined to be failing, except that systems using cesspools, leaching pits, seepage pits, or other deep disposal methods, or systems with less soil treatment area separation above groundwater than required by Section 37.03 of the Mountain Iron City Code, shall be considered nonconforming.” is hereby replaced with the following “2. The governing body of the City of Mountain Iron contacts the St. Louis County Health Department to identify nonconforming sewage treatment systems. The City of Mountain Iron will require upgrading or replacement of any nonconforming systems identified by the St. Louis County Health Department within a reasonable period of time which will not exceed two (2) years. Sewage systems installed according to all applicable local shoreland management standards adopted under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.201, in effect at the time of installation may be considered as conforming unless they are determined to be failing, except that systems using cesspools, leaching pits, seepage pits, or other deep disposal methods, or systems with less soil treatment area separation above groundwater than required by Saint Louis County, shall be considered nonconforming.”

SECTION 7 AMENDING SECTION 154.023. Section 154.023 of the Mountain Iron City Code is hereby repealed and replaced with the following:

Private sewage collection and disposal systems shall not be permitted within those areas of the City served by the City sanitary sewer system. Individual or collective sewage systems may be permitted in those areas not served by the sanitary sewer system when a permit for such system has been approved by the St. Louis County Health Department.

SECTION 8 INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES. All Ordinances or portions thereof inconsistent with this Ordinance shall be repealed and replaced with the provisions of this Ordinance.

SECTION 9 EFFECTIVE DATE. This Ordinance shall be effective according to State Statute.

DULY ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL THIS 3rd DAY OF MAY, 2010.



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Mayor Gary Skalko
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