City Ordinance

Amending Chapters 151 and 154

ORDINANCE NUMBER 01-08

AMENDING CHAPTERS 151 AND 154 OF THE MOUNTAIN IRON CITY CODE

THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOUNTAIN IRON ORDAINS:

Section 1. Amending Section 151.35. Section 151.35 of the City Code for City of Mountain Iron is hereby repealed in its entirety and replaced with the following:

151.35 ADMINISTRATION.

(A) Permit required.

1. A Zoning Permit issued by the City of Mountain Iron shall be secured prior to the construction, addition, or alteration of any building or structure that changes its footprint on the land or its heights; prior to the erection of a fence or sign; prior to the use or change of use of a building, structure, or land; prior to the change or extension of a nonconforming use; and prior to excavation or the placement of an obstruction within the flood plain.

2. A Building Permit issued by the City of Mountain Iron shall be secured prior to the construction, addition, or alteration of any building or structure except when such construction, addition, or alteration is not subject to the provisions of the State Building Code or when the total value of materials and labor does not exceed $2,000.

3. Some construction, additions, or alterations will require both permits.

4. Prior to the occupation of a dwelling or addition, a Certificate of Occupancy must be issued by the City of Mountain Iron.

(B) State and federal permits. Prior to granting a permit or processing an application for a variance, the Mountain Iron Planning and Zoning Commission shall determine that the applicant has obtained all necessary state and federal permits.

(C) Site Survey. For any structure to be constructed on a permanent foundation, the applicant shall submit a certified site survey prepared by a registered land surveyor. Such survey shall show the location and setbacks for all proposed and existing structures on the lot. Properties located within the boundaries of the rural residential and mineral mining classifications are exempt from this requirement.

(D) Certification of lowest floor elevations. The applicant shall be required to submit certification by a registered professional engineer, registered architect or registered land surveyor that the finished fill and building elevations were accomplished in compliance with the provisions of this chapter. The Mountain Iron Planning and Zoning Commission shall maintain a record of the elevation of the lowest floor (including basement) for all new structures and alterations or additions to existing structures in the Flood Plain District.

Section 2. Amending Section 154.080. Section 154.080 of the City Code for City of Mountain Iron is hereby repealed in its entirety and replaced with the following:

154.080 ACCESSORY BUILDINGS.

(A) In any case an accessory building is attached to the main building; it shall be made structurally a part of the main building and shall comply in all respects with the requirements of this chapter applicable to the main building. An accessory building, unless attached to and made a part of the main building, shall not be closer than five feet to the main building.

(B) A detached accessory building used as a private garage enclosure not over one story and not over 15 feet in height may occupy up to 30% of the area of any side or rear yard, but shall not be placed in any front yard (for example, closer than the building setback from the street line) in any zoning district.

(C) A building permit is not required for accessory buildings of 120 square feet or less if they are not placed on a permanent foundation, not located in the front yard, and meet rear and side setbacks.

Section 3. Amending Section 154.180(F). Section 154.180(F) of the City Code for City of Mountain Iron is hereby repealed in its entirety and replaced with the following:

(F) Permit expiration. A zoning permit will be valid for a period no longer than six months from the date of issue. The portion of a building permit which covers exterior construction will be valid for a period no longer than six months. If either of these permits expire prior to the completion of the work, a new permit must be applied for.

Section 2. Repeal of Inconsistent Ordinance. All Ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed and replaced with the provisions of this Ordinance.

Section 3. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall be effective according to State Statute.

DULY ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL THIS 19th DAY OF MAY, 2008.



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Mayor Gary Skalko
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