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CITY OF WOODBURY ORDINANCE 1867

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 11:20pm

CITY OF WOODBURY
ORDINANCE NO. 1867
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WOODBURY, WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA PROVIDING THAT THE CITY CODE BE AMENDED BY AMENDING CHAPTER 2, ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE IV, DEPARTMENTS, DIVISIONS, ETC.
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WOODBURY, WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA DOES ORDAIN:
SECTION ONE. AmendmentThat Chapter 2, Administration, Article IV, Departments, Divisions, etc. be amended to delete the same in its entirety and substitute the following therefore:
ARTICLE IV. DEPARTMENTS, DIVISIONS, ETC.*
Sec. 2-91. - Organization.
The community development department should be composed of the community development director and the following divisions:
(1)Planning division.
(2)Inspections, Housing and Economic Development division.
(3)Environmental division.
(4)Eagle Valley Golf Course.
(Ord. No. 1781, § 1781.03, 11-29-2006; Ord. No. 1848, § 1848.01, 12-14-2011)
Sec. 2-92. - Relationship to city administrator.
The community development department shall perform all of the duties that may, from time to time, be assigned by the city administrator and shall be responsible to, and under the direction of, the city administrator.
(Ord. No. 1781, § 1781.03, 11-29-2006)
Sec. 2-93. - Community development director.
The community development director shall:
(1) Supervise the administration of all divisions in the community development department, which shall consist of such division assistants and clerical help to ensure the proper functioning of all divisions within his or her purview by this division or as the city administration may, from time to time, direct. Such supervision shall include the making of ministerial decisions affecting such divisions, recommending procedures to the city administrator for adoption and making recommendations to the city administrator regarding the employment and/or dismissal of personnel within the department.
(2) Generate and issue all administrative rules, regulations and procedures necessary to ensure the proper functioning of all divisions within his or her purview. Such rules, regulations and procedures shall be consistent with state law, city ordinances, and council policy. Rules, regulations, and procedures shall be effective upon issuance and shall continue to be in effect until rescinded by the community development director, or by express action of the city administrator.
(3) Facilitate and coordinate the implementation of the housing action plan and the comprehensive plan.
(5) Assure that the laws, ordinances, and resolutions pertaining to community development are enforced and whenever necessary, make recommendations for changes or additions to existing ordinances.
(6) Perform such additional functions and attend all meetings of the council and such commission meetings, or other functions, as the city administrator may direct.
(Ord. No. 1781, § 1781.03, 11-29-2006)
Sec. 2-94. - Planning division.
The planning division shall be responsible for the preparation and update of plans, including a comprehensive municipal plan and area land use plans. The planning division shall be responsible for coordinating the work of the planning commission and shall delineate activities in the work program of the planning commission in order that they may provide citizen participation in the preparation of various projects. The planning division shall maintain planning applications files, review development proposals and submit reports to the planning commission and city administrator. The planning division shall coordinate and administer all phases of plan implementations.
(Ord. No. 1781, § 1781.03, 11-29-2006)
Sec. 2-95. - Inspections, housing and economic development division.
(a)Generally. The inspections, housing and economic development division shall be responsible for the issuance of permits for construction and for conducting inspections related thereto, as required by applicable laws and ordinances, and shall maintain records of said permits and inspections in accordance with State law.
(b)The inspections, housing and economic development division shall be responsible for the enforcement of all laws and ordinances regulating the construction and/or alteration of facilities within the city, and for the enforcement of all laws and ordinances regulating fire code and fire inspections, and for the enforcement of all laws and ordinances related to property maintenance, zoning, and signs, including, but not limited to, the following:1.Chapter 6 of this Code.
2.Section 8-1 and 8-5 of this Code.
3.Chapter 15 of this Code.
4.Chapter 17, article III, of this Code.
5.Chapter 18.5 of this Code.
6.Chapter 22 of this Code.
7.Chapter 24 of this Code.
(c) The community development director shall be the chief code enforcement officer of the city and shall administer and enforce all applicable codes. He or she may be provided with assistance of such other persons as the city administrator may direct, from time to time. In the event the community development director finds that any of the provisions of the city codes are being violated, he or she, or appointed designee, shall institute in the name of the city, any appropriate action or proceeding against a violator, as provided by law, including but not limited to notifying, in writing, the person responsible for such violation, indicating the nature of the violation and the action necessary to correct it.
(d) The inspections, housing and economic development division is responsible for promoting the city and attracting economic growth and development, and for retaining businesses in the community. The division shall be responsible for coordinating the activities and work of the economic development commission (EDC) and its subcommittees, as well as the work of the Economic Development Authority (EDA) and the Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA).
(Ord. No. 1781, § 1781.03, 11-29-2006)
(Ord. No. 1781, § 1781.03, 11-29-2006; Ord. No. 1848, § 1848.01, 12-14-2011)
Severability
In the event that a court of competent jurisdiction adjudges any part of this chapter to be invalid, such judgment shall not effect any other provision of this Chapter not specifically included within the judgment.
SECTION TWO. Effective date.
This ordinance shall be in full force and effect following its passage and publication according to law
Passed and adopted by the City Council of Woodbury, Washington County, Minnesota, this 10th day of July, 2013.
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Mary Giuliani Stephens, Mayor
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Clinton P. Gridley, City Administrator
(SEAL)
7/17/2013


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