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2015 City Council Members

2015 City CouncilLeft to Right: Ron Zeman, Dave Aune, Madalyn Sukke, Bruce Imholte, Jamie Marks-Erickson, Matt Brenk Dan Wenner, Barb Schiller, Marty Waller, Jay Schurman

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http://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/Street.aspx?ModeType=1&ZipCode=56501

 


PHOTO - Water Tower


February 2017
CITY OF DETROIT LAKES PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE CHANGES

First Reading on February 14, 2017 and Second Reading on March 14, 2017
ORDINANCE 404 - Amending Section 3 of the Zoning Ordinance for the City of Detroit Lakes Relative to Nonconfirming uses
ORDINANCE 405 - Amending Section 2 of the Zoning Ordinance to include definitions for deck, impervious surface, patio, and pervious
ORDINANCE 406 - Amending Zoning Ordinance relative to multifamily residence district concerns
ORDINANCE 407 - Amending Zoning Ordinance relative to procedures for Planned Unit Development and lapse of variance or Conditional Use Permit
ORDINANCE 408 - Amending Section 14 of the Zoning Ordinance regulating and controlling speedways


January 15, 2017 - City sets goals for next five years at long-range planning session: Local option sales tax tops the list for council, staff members.  READ MORE

                                                                                                                                  Strategic Planning Meeting - January 2017


January 15, 2017 - Questions raised at DL council meeting regarding open meeting law and committee structure.  READ MORE


                                                                  PHOTO - WEST LAKE DRIVE PROJECT
               

West Lake Drive Reconstruction Project and Multi-Use Bike Trail

The following is a quick summary of the proposed project provided by the City on December 7, 2016:

  • Reconstruction of the existing road with a new urban section (with curb and gutter) street
  • Construction of a multi-use trail along the lake side of the street
  • Stormwater collection and treatment that will be a significant improvement for lake protection
  • Some shoreline restoration in areas with steep banks that have some erosion issues

PROJECT INFORMATION:


CITY CHARTER
The orginal Charter of the City of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, was adopted as a Home Rule Charter on February 23, 1903.  Amendments to the orginal Charter were adopted at special elections held at various times during the years from 1908 to 1983, inclusive.  ACCESS THE CITY OF DETROIT LAKES HOME RULE CHARTER

Minnesota has its own laws and municipalities have the authority to create their own ordinances.  These ordinances, once adopted, are assembled into a book that is called the “CITY CODE”.  An official edition of the CITY CODE is maintained by the Deputy City Clerk.


CITY CODE
Minnesota has its own laws and municipalities have the authority to create their own ordinances.  These ordinances, once adopted, are assembled into a book that is called the “CITY CODE”.  The official edition of the CITY CODE is maintained by the Deputy City Clerk.  The Detroit Lakes CITY CODE is divided into ten sections. ACCESS THE ELECTRONIC VERSION OF DETROIT LAKES CITY CODES

  • 100 City Code
  • 200 Administration with 2013 Fee Schedule
  • 300 Public Property and Improvements
  • 400 Utilities
  • 500 General Regulations
  • 600 Licenses
  • 700 Liquor
  • 800 Traffic
  • 900 Nuisances
  • 1000 Land Use

CITY ZONING ORDINANCE
The City of Detroit Lakes “ZONING ORDINANCE” is adopted to protect the public health, safety, and general welfare of the Community and its people through establishing regulations in regard to location, erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, and use of structures and land. The official edition of the “ZONING ORDINANCE” is maintained by the Deputy City Clerk.  The Detroit Lakes “ZONING ORDINANCE ” is divided into twenty-five sections, along with one Subdivision Ordinance. ACCESS ELECTRONIC VERSION OF DETROIT LAKES ZONING ORDINANCE

  • Sect.1..............Index for Zoning Ordinance        
  • Sect. 2.............Definitions (2)    
  • Sect. 2.............Definitions (2)    
  • Sect. 3.............General Provisions           
  • Sect. 3A.......... Anti-Blight Regulations                
  • Sect. 4.............General Business District               
  • Sect. 5.............Agriculture Residence District      
  • Sect. 6.............Single Family Residential District               
  • Sect. 7.............One and Two Family Residence District
  • Sect. 8.............Multi-Family Residence District  
  • Sect. 8.5..........Limited Multi-Family Residence District  
  • Sect. 9 ............Mobile Home Park District          
  • Sect. 10...........Residential-Lakefront Business District  
  • Sect. 11...........Central Business Districtl Business District            
  • Sect. 12...........General Business District             
  • Sect. 13...........Auto-Oriented Business District               
  • Sect. 14...........Light Industrial District  
  • Sect. 15...........Heavy Industrial District               
  • Sect. 15...........A Public Institutional District
  • Sect. 16...........FloodPlain District
  • Sect. 17...........Wetland Systems District
  • Sect. 18...........Shoreland District
  • Sect. 19...........Administration & Enforcement
  • Sect. 20...........Admin. Amendments & Cond. Use Permits
  • Sect. 21...........Admin. Variances & Appeals
  • Sect. 22...........Administration Fees
  • Sect. 23...........Violation & Penalities
  • Sect. 24...........Regulating Signs
  • Sect. 25...........Wetlands Conservation
  • Subdivsion.....Appendix C

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN - City of Detroit Lakes
Minnesota statutes grant all cities authority to adopt a formal comprehensive plan for their community. A comprehensive plan is a lengthy document that formally establishes a blueprint for the city’s long-range plan, usually between five and 15 years.

The comprehensive planning process helps a city develop a plan for creating and maintaining a desirable environment and safe and healthy community.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN - City of Detroit Lakes - PART 1

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN - City of Detroit Lakes - PART 2