Sunfish Lake City Code

SECTION 1242.01  PURPOSE:

 

The INS District is intended to provide a district for facilities devoted to serving the public.   It is unique in that the primary objective of uses within this district is the provision of services, frequently on a non-profit basis, rather than the sale of goods or services.  It is intended that uses within such a district will be compatible with adjoining development, and they normally will be located on an arterial street or thoroughfare.

 

 

 

SECTION 1242.02  PERMITTED USES:

 

Subject to applicable provisions of this Ordinance, the following are permitted uses in the INS District:

 

A. Religious  institutions,  such  as  churches,  chapels,  temples  and  synagogues, limited to worship and related social events.

 

2 B. Personal wireless service towers and antennas, including necessary equipment buildings, as regulated by Section 1226 of this Ordinance.

 

 

 

SECTION 1242.03  INTERIM USES:

 

Subject to applicable provisions of this Ordinance, the following are interim uses in the

INS District and are governed by Section 1205 of this Ordinance.

 

A. Water related activities as defined by and pursuant to Section 1106 of the City

Code.

 

 

 

SECTION 1242.04  ACCESSORY USES:

 

Subject to applicable provisions of this Ordinance, the following are permitted accessory uses in the INS District:

 

A. Accessory uses customarily incidental to the uses permitted in Sections 1242.01 and 1242.05 of this Ordinance.

 

B.       Off-street parking and loading areas.

 

2 C.     Radio and television receiving antennas including single satellite dish TVROs two (2) meters in diameter, short-wave radio dispatching antennas, or those necessary for the operation of electronic equipment including radio receivers, federal licensed amateur radio stations and television receivers, as regulated by Section 1226 of this Ordinance.

 

30 D.   Ground source heat pump and roof mounted solar energy systems as regulated by Section 1230 of this Ordinance.

 

 

 

SECTION 1242.05-1     CONDITIONAL USES:

 

Subject to applicable provisions of this Ordinance, the following are conditional uses in an INS District.  (Requires a conditional use permit based upon procedures set forth in and regulated by Section 1204 of this Ordinance.)

 

A.       Living quarters which are provided as an accessory use to a principal use in

Section 1242.02 or to a conditional use in this Section provided that:

 

1. The use shall not be used as rental property.

 

2. A maximum of one (1) such dwelling shall be allowed.

 

3. There shall be a demonstrated and documented need for such a facility.

 

4. The provisions of Section 1204.02.F of this Ordinance are considered and satisfactorily met.

 

B. Governmental  and  public  regulated  utility  buildings,  and  essential  service structures as defined by Section 1202.02 of this Ordinance necessary for the health,  safety  and  general  welfare  of  the  City,  excluding  public  works  type facilities and uses, provided that:

 

1. Compatibility  with  the  surrounding  neighborhood  is  maintained  and required setbacks and side yard requirements are met.

 

2. Equipment  is  completely  enclosed  in  a  permanent  structure  with  no outside storage.

 

3. Adequate screening from neighboring uses and landscaping is provided in compliance with Section 1218.03 of this Ordinance.

 

4. The provisions of Section 1204.02.F of this Ordinance are considered and satisfactorily met.

 

C. Publicly  owned  civic  or  cultural  buildings,  such  as  libraries,  city  offices, auditoriums, public administration offices, and historical developments, but excluding public works type facilities and uses, provided that:

 

1. Compatibility  with  the  surrounding  neighborhood  is  maintained  and required setbacks and side yard requirements are met.

 

2. Equipment  is  completely  enclosed  in  a  permanent  structure  with  no outside storage.

 

3. Adequate screening from neighboring uses and landscaping is provided in compliance with Section 1218.03 of this Ordinance.

 

4. The provisions of Section 1204.02.F of this Ordinance are considered and satisfactorily met.

 

D. Day care, social services or other non-directly related worship type activities as an accessory use within a religious institutional building(s), provided that:

 

1. Compatibility  with  the  surrounding  neighborhood  is  maintained  and required setbacks and side yard requirements are met.

 

2. Equipment  is  completely  enclosed  in  a  permanent  structure  with  no outside storage.

 

3. Adequate screening from neighboring uses and landscaping is provided in compliance with Section 1218.03 of this Ordinance.

 

4. The provisions of Section 1204.02.F of this Ordinance are considered and satisfactorily met.

 

2 E.     Personal wireless service towers and antennas not located on a public structure, as regulated by Section 1226 of this Ordinance.

 

2 F.     Commercial and public radio and television transmitting antennas, and public utility microwave antennas, as regulated by Section 1226 of this Ordinance.

 

2 G.    Commercial, private and public satellite dish transmitting or receiving antennas in excess of two (2) meters in diameter, as regulated by Section 1226 of this Ordinance.

 

30 H. Ground mounted solar energy systems as regulated by Section 1230 of this

Ordinance.

 

9  SECTION 1242.05-2 USES BY ADMINISTRATIVE PERMIT:

 

Subject to applicable provisions of this Section, performance standards established by this Ordinance, and processing requirements of Section 1211, the following are uses allowed in an INS District by administrative permit as may be issued by the designated City agent.

 

A.       Emergency Permits.

 

1. Temporary dwelling quarters (mobile homes or trailers).

 

2. Temporary construction gates or security structures. B. Non-Emergency Permits.

1. Temporary electric fences for gardens.

 

 

 

SECTION 1242.06  LOT AREA AND SETBACK REQUIREMENTS:

 

The following minimum requirements shall be observed in an INS District subject to additional requirements, exceptions, modifications set forth in this Ordinance.

 

A. Lot Area Requirements:

 

11 1.       Lot Area:  The minimum lot area shall be two and one-half (22) acres of buildable area.  For the purposes of this Ordinance, buildable area means two  and  one-half  (22)  acres  of  land,  not  including  wetlands,  land seasonally flooded on an annual basis, land containing drainage ways and/or surface water or land containing aquatic vegetation, and land in excess of twelve (12) percent slope.

 

2. Lot Width:

 

a. Two Hundred (200) feet.

 

b. Fifty (50) feet if located on a curve or cul-de-sac.  Lot width must be two hundred (200) feet at the front yard setback line.

 

B. Setbacks:

 

1. Front Yard:  One Hundred (100) feet.

 

2. Side Yard:

 

a. Corner: One Hundred (100) feet.

 

b. Interior: Fifty (50) feet.

 

3. Rear Yard:  Fifty (50) feet. C. Accessory Structure(s) Setbacks:

1. Front Yard:  One Hundred (100) feet.

 

2. Side Yard:  Twenty-Five (25) feet.

 

3. Rear Yard:  Twenty-Five (25) feet.

 

 

 

SECTION 1242.07  LOT COVERAGE AND HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS:

 

The  following  lot  coverage  and  height  requirements  shall  be  observed  in  the  INS District:

 

A. The total lot coverage of all buildings shall not exceed fifteen (15) percent.

 

13 B.    Building Height:   No building structure shall exceed two and one-half (2-1/2) stories or thirty (30) feet in existing grade height, whichever is the lesser in height, except as provided by Section 1219.02 of this Ordinance.   The existing grade height of a building, as defined by Section 1202.02.B, must not exceed thirty (30) feet measured from the average existing ground level prior to construction of any point on the perimeter of the building line to the top of the cornice of a flat or mansard roof and to the highest gable of a pitched or hipped roof.  Finished grade building height, as defined by Section 1202.02.B, has the potential to create an adverse impact on adjacent properties.   Therefore, depending on the finished grade building height, the City, as part of a site and building plan approval, may impose additional conditions relating to structure siting and landscaping screening in order to reduce the potential adverse impact. If the City Council determines that the conditions relating to structure siting and landscape screening are not sufficient to substantially reduce the adverse impact to adjacent properties, the City Council may deny site and building plan approval.

 

We are a small community proud of our heritage and committed to the preservation of our pristine, rural character. We cherish our privacy, yet know we are part of a thriving Dakota County and the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area. With these partnerships in mind, we strive to preserve that unique spirit which is Sunfish Lake, Minnesota.