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Zoning can be one of the most effective tools for controlling land use and protecting the residents of the City. Zoning is designed to promote a predictable development pattern while balancing the rights of private property owners in doing with their property what they desire, as long as it does not infringe on the rights of others.


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TITLE 1 - ADMINISTRATION

Chapter 1 - Official City Code

1.1.1 Title
1.1.2 Acceptance
1.1.3 Amendments
1.1.4 Alterations
1.1.5 Incorporation of Statutes

Chapter 2 - Saving Clause

1.2.1 Repeal of General Ordinances
1.2.2 Public Ways and Public Utility Ordinances
1.2.3 Court Proceedings
1.2.4 Severability Clause

Chapter 3 - Definitions

1.3.1 Construction of Words
1.3.2 General Definitions
1.3.3 Catchlines

Chapter 4 - General Penalty

1.4.1 Violations
1.4.2 Fines

Chapter 5 - Mayor and City Council

1.5.1 Eligibility and Residency Requirements
1.5.2 Membership; Terms
1.5.3 Mayor as Member of City Council
1.5.4 Municipal Administration
1.5.5 Meetings; Rules of Procedure and Order
1.5.6 Electronic Meetings
1.5.7 Ordinances and Resolutions; Procedures

Chapter 6 - Officers and Employees

1.6.1 Creating Offices; Filling Vacancies
1.6.2 Compensation
1.6.3 Bond Requirements
1.6.4 Oaths
1.6.5 Official Neglect and Misconduct
1.6.6 City Recorder and City Treasurer
1.6.7 City Attorney Duties

Chapter 7 - Elections

1.7.1 Conduct
1.7.2 Primary Election; When Required

Article A - Campaign Finance Disclosure

Chapter 8 - Administrative Hearings

1.8.1 Request for Hearing
1.8.2 Form of Request
1.8.3 Procedure
1.8.4 Not Additional Remedy

Chapter 9 - Purchasing System

1.9.1 Definitions
1.9.2 Administration
1.9.3 Open Market Procedure
1.9.4 Competitive Bidding Requirements
1.9.5 Lowest Responsible Bidder
1.9.6 Appeals and Remedies
1.9.7 Exemptions to Competitive Bidding Requirements
1.9.8 Interlocal Agreement in Letting of Contract for Commodities or Services

TITLE 2 - BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

Chapter 1 - Planning Commission

2.1.1 Established; Membership
2.1.2 Terms of Office
2.1.3 Organization
2.1.4 Duties and Powers

Chapter 2 - Historic Preservation Commission

2.2.1 Purpose and Intent
2.2.2 Commission Established
2.2.3 Duties of Commission

TITLE 3 - BUSINESS AND LICENSE REGULATIONS

Chapter 1 - Business License Provisions

3.1.1 Definitions
3.1.2 License Assessor and Collector
3.1.3 Business License Required; Penalty
3.1.4 Fee for License
3.1.5 Payment Date
3.1.6 Certificate of License
3.1.7 Transfer of License Prohibited
3.1.8 Each Business Separate; Branch Establishments
3.1.9 Joint Business Licenses
3.1.10 Reciprocal Recognition; Delivery of Goods
3.1.11 Exemptions to License
3.1.12 Revocation or Denial of License

Chapter 2 - Alcoholic Beverages

3.2.1 Definitions
3.2.2 License Required
3.2.3 Classifications of Licenses
3.2.4 Application for License
3.2.5 Qualifications of Licensee
3.2.6 Fee for License
3.2.7 Bond Required
3.2.8 Department of Health Permit
3.2.9 Transfer of License
3.2.10 Inspection of premises
3.2.11 Restrictions
3.2.12 Renewal of License
3.2.13 Suspension or Revocation of License
3.2.14 Penalty

Chapter 3 - Taxes

Article A. Sales and Use Tax
Article B. Municipal Energy Sales and Use Tax
Article C. Municipal Telecommunications License Tax

Chapter 4 - Solicitors, Canvassers, Peddlers and Itinerant Merchants

3.4.1 Definitions
3.4.2 License Required
3.4.3 Application for License
3.4.4 Fees
3.4.5 Expiration of License
3.4.6 Revocation of License
3.4.7 Appeal
3.4.8 Additional Requirements
3.4.9 Exceptions

Chapter 5 - Sexually Oriented Businesses

Article A. General Provisions; Purposes
Article B. Location Regulations
Article C. Licensing Provisions
Article D. Additional Building Regulations
Article E. Employee Regulations

TITLE 4 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY

Chapter 1 - Fire Department

4.1.1 Established
4.1.2 Fire Chief Position Created
4.1.3 Powers and Duties of Fire Chief
4.1.4 Responsibilities, Rights and Restrictions

Chapter 2 - Nuisances and Weed Control

4.2.1 Definitions
4.2.2 Declaration of Nuisance
4.2.3 Toilet or Sewer Facilities
4.2.4 Restrictions on Blocking Water
4.2.5 Weeds and Deleterious Objects
4.2.6 Nuisances on Property
4.2.7 Abatement Procedure
4.2.8 Penalty for Failure to Comply

Chapter 3 - Garbage and Refuse

4.3.1 Definitions
4.3.2 Disposal of Community Waste
4.3.3 Collection of Garbage
4.3.4 Service Charge
4.3.5 Method of Payment
4.3.6 Containers
4.3.7 Time and Place of Pick Up
4.3.8 Rules, Regulations and Requirements

Chapter 4 - Litter; Handbills

4.4.1 Definitions
4.4.2 Handbills and Posters; Restricted Activity
4.4.3 Litter Regulations
4.4.4 Handbill Regulations

TITLE 5 - POLICE REGULATIONS

Chapter 1 - Animal Control

5.1.1 Definitions
5.1.2 Department and Officials
5.1.3 Animal Shelter
5.1.4 Licensing of Dogs
5.1.5 Revocation of License
5.1.6 Regulatory Permits for Pet Shops, Veterinary Clinics or Hospitals
5.1.7 Sportsman Permit
5.1.8 Prohibited Acts and Activities
5.1.9 Sale of Animals
5.1.10 Dogs Attacking Persons and Animals
5.1.11 Fierce, Dangerous or Vicious Animals
5.1.12 Nuisance Animals
5.1.13 Wild Animals
5.1.14 Rabies and Rabid Animals
5.1.15 Bites; Duty to Report
5.1.16 Impounding
5.1.17 Court Order Procedure
5.1.18 Penalty
5.1.19 Livestock Running at Large

Chapter 2 - Crimes and Offenses

5.2.1 Criminal Code Adopted by Reference
5.2.2 Noise
5.2.3 Loudspeakers
5.2.4 Discharge of Weapons
5.2.5 Loitering on or Near Public School Property
5.2.6 Prohibitions Concerning Synthetic Cannabinoids

Chapter 3 - Minors

5.3.1 Curfew

TITLE 6 - MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC

Chapter 1 - Traffic Code; General Provisions

6.1.1 Traffic Code Adopted by Reference
6.1.2 Speed Limits
6.1.3 Parking Regulations
6.1.4 Road Weight Limitations and Truck Routes
6.1.5 Tracked Vehicles
6.1.6 Penalty

Chapter 2 - Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV)

6.2.1 Definitions
6.2.2 Specific Regulations for Operation of OHVS Within City Boundaries
6.2.3 Designation of Off-Highway Vehicle Routes
6.2.4 Penalty

TITLE 7 - PUBLIC WAYS AND PROPERTY

Chapter 1 - Streets, Sidewalks and Public Ways

7.1.1 Department of Streets
7.1.2 Removal of Snow
7.1.3 Obstructions in Public Ways
7.1.4 Discharge of Water
7.1.5 Sidewalk Regulations
7.1.6 Street Widths

Chapter 2 - Street and Sidewalk Construction 

7.2.1 Permit Required; Inspection
7.2.2 Conform to Established Specifications
7.2.3 Changing Existing Construction
7.2.4 Building Materials in Street; Permit
7.2.5 Mixing Concrete on Pavd Streets or Sidewalks; Permit
7.2.6 Overflowing of Water
7.2.7 Irrigation Ditches
7.2.8 Removal of Sod or Earth

Chapter 3 - Excavations

7.3.1 Permit Requirements
7.3.2 Bond Required
7.3.3 Subject and Excluded Excavations
7.3.4 Standards
7.3.5 Protection of Public; Barricades
7.3.6 Relocation and Protection of Utilities
7.3.7 Revocation or Refusal of Permit
7.3.8 Exception in Emergency

Chapter 4 - Municipal Property; Use, Control and Disposition

7.4.1 Use and Control
7.4.2 Disposal of Parcels of Real Property

Chapter 5 - Cemeteries

7.5.1 City Cemeteries
7.5.2 Definitions
7.5.3 Applicability
7.5.4 Burials
7.5.5 Fees and Charges
7.5.6 Lot Sales
7.5.7 Indigents
7.5.8 Rules and Regulations
7.5.9 Care and Maintenance, Right to Enter
7.5.10 Unlawful Acts







TITLE 8 - WATER AND SEWER

Chapter 1 - Water Use and Service

8.1.1 Water Department
8.1.2 Applications for Connection, Service
8.1.3 Fees
8.1.4 Statement of Charges; Delinquency
8.1.5 Discontinuance of Service Request by Customer
8.1.6 Use Without Payment Prohibited
8.1.7 Use Without Authority; Restrictions
8.1.8 Installation of Water Lines
8.1.9 Pipe Requirements
8.1.10 Water Mains Extended
8.1.11 Sprinkling Vehicles
8.1.12 Right of Entry
8.1.13 Motors and Certain Machinery Restricted
8.1.14 Fire Hydrants
8.1.15 Scarcity of Water
8.1.16 Excessive Use of Sprinklers
8.1.17 Waste of Water
8.1.18 Water Meters
8.1.19 Service Outside City
8.1.20 Nonliability for Damages

Chapter 2 - Sewer Service Regulations

8.2.1 Sewer Department
8.2.2 Use of System Mandatory
8.2.2 Use of System Mandatory
8.2.3 Application for Service
8.2.4 Fees
8.2.5 Statement of Charges; Delinquency
8.2.6 Installation and Connection to System
8.2.7 Pipe Requirements
8.2.8 Access by Department
8.2.9 Prohibited Uses; Regulations
8.2.10 Sewer Line Extensions

Chapter 3 - Cross Connection Control

8.3.1 General Policy
8.3.2 Definitions
8.3.3 Requirements

TITLE 9 - BUILDING REGULATIONS

Chapter 1 - Building Codes

9.1.1 Purpose and Intent
9.1.2 Codes Adopted
9.1.3 Successor Codes

Chapter 2 - Fire Suppression Service Fee

9.2.1 Purpose
9.2.2 Administration
9.2.3 Fee Schedule
9.2.4 Payment Due and Delinquency
9.2.5 False Alarms
9.2.6 Appeals to City Council

Chapter 3 - Fallout Shelters

9.3.1 Defined
9.3.2 Exemption From Building Code Requirements
9.3.3 Administrative Application of Building Code
9.3.4 Design
9.3.5 Construction

Chapter 4 - Manufactured Housing and Recreational Coaches

9.4.1 Title
9.4.2 Interpretation and Purpose
9.4.3 Intent
9.4.4 Definitions
9.4.5 Location
9.4.6 Approval
9.4.7 Application for Permit
9.4.8 Standards and Requirements
9.4.9 Inspection
9.4.10 Nonconforming Units
9.4.11 Premises Maintained
9.4.12 Utilities Underground
9.4.13 Guarantees
9.4.14 Compliance with Other Regulations
9.4.15 Penalty

TITLE 10 ZONING REGULATIONS

Chapter 1 - General Provisions

10.1.1 Title
10.1.2 Purpose
10.1.3 Declaration
10.1.4 Effect Upon Previous Ordinance and Maps
10.1.5 Interpretation
10.1.6 Amendments
10.1.7 Issuance of Permits and Licenses; Conformance Required
10.1.8 Permits Issued Prior to Passage or Amendment
10.1.9 Annexations

Chapter 2 - Definitions

10.2.1 Definitions

Chapter 3 - Enforcement and Administration

10.3.1 Building Inspector
10.3.2 Permits Required
10.3.3 Conflicts
10.3.4 Violations; Responsibility
10.3.5 Penalty

Chapter 4 - Board of Adjustment

10.4.1 Created; Organization
10.4.2 Powers of Board
10.4.3 Interpretation of Map
10.4.4 Conditions or Requirements May be Imposed
10.4.5 Decision Authority of Board
10.4.6 Authority Limited
10.4.7 Vote Necessary
10.4.8 Application to Appear Before Board
10.4.9 Recourse from Board Decision

Chapter 5 - Establishment of Zones

10.5.1 Zones Established
10.5.2 Location of Zones
10.5.3 Boundaries of Zones
10.5.4 Regulations Within Zones

Chapter 6 - Residential Zones

Article A. R Residential Zone

Chapter 7 - Residential-Agricultural Zones

Article A. RA-1 Residential-Agricultural Zone
Article B. RA Residential-Agricultural Zone

Chapter 8 - Commercial Zones

Article A. C-1 Commercial Zone
Article B. C-2 Commercial Zone

Chapter 9 - Industrial Zones

Article A. I-1 Industrial Zone

Chapter 10 - FP Floodplain Zone

10.10.1 Objectives and Characteristics
10.10.2 Uses Permitted
10.10.3 Area, Width, Location, Height and Size Requirements

Chapter 11 - Supplementary Regulations

10.11.1 Effect of Supplementary Regulations
10.11.2 Yard Space for One Building Only
10.11.3 Every Dwelling to be on a Lot
10.11.4 Sale or Lease of Required Space
10.11.5 Sale of Lots Below Minimum Space Requirements Prohibited
10.11.6 Yards Unobstructed; Exceptions
10.11.7 Storage of Commercial Vehicles in Residential Zone Prohibited
10.11.8 Additional Height Allowed for Public Buildings
10.11.9 Minimum Height of Main Building
10.11.10 Maximum Height of Accessory Building
10.11.11 Clear View of Intersecting Streets
10.11.12 Effects of Street Plan
10.11.13 Dwelling Sites to Have Frontage on Deeded Street
10.11.14 Exceptions to Front and Side Setback Requirements
10.11.15 Flood Channel and Watercourse
10.11.16 Swimming Pools
10.11.17 Concessions in Public Parks and Playgrounds
10.11.18 Illegal Uses
10.11.19 Prohibited Uses
10.11.20 State Health Department Approval Req’d for Rest Homes and Similar Uses
10.11.21 Off Street Truck Loading Space and Off-Street Parking
10.11.22 Motor Vehicle Access
10.11.23 Planned Unit Development
10.11.24Moving Buildings
10.11.25 Measurements

Chapter 12 - Nonconformities

10.12.1 Nonconforming Uses
10.12.2 Nonconforming Lots of Record

Chapter 13 - Manufactured Housing

10.13.1 Permitted; Conditions
10.13.2 Regulations

Chapter 14 - Signs

10.14.1 Definitions
10.14.2 Prohibited Signs
10.14.3 Protection of First Amendment Rights
10.14.4 Advertising Obscene Material
10.14.5 Types of Signage
10.14.6 Violations
10.14.7 Exceptions
10.14.8 Conflict

TITLE 11 SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS

Chapter 1 - General Provisions

11.1.1 Purpose and Intent
11.1.2 Definitions
11.1.3 Variances and Exceptions
11.1.4 Time Limit for Review and Action
11.1.5 Enforcement and Responsibility
11.1.6 Penalty

Chapter 2 - Single Tract Land Approval

11.2.1 Single Tract of Land Approval Procedure

Chapter 3 - Preliminary Plat

11.3.1 Preliminary Consultation
11.3.2 Plat Requirements Summary
11.3.3 Submission of Plat
11.3.4 Application Fee
11.3.5 Plat Requirements
11.3.6 Staff Review
11.3.7 Approval
11.3.8 Time Limitation of Approval
11.3.9 Land to Remain Undisturbed

Chapter 4 - Final Plat

11.4.1 Tentative Final Plat Required
11.4.2 Final Plat Required
11.4.3 Plat Requirements
11.4.4 Amended Plats
11.4.5 Approvals
11.4.6 Exceptions to Final Plat Requirements
11.4.7 Minor Subdivisions
11.4.8 condominium Projects

Chapter 5 - Subdivision Standards

11.5.1 Relation to Adjoining Street System
11.5.2 Major and Collector Streets
11.5.3 Blocks
11.5.4 Lots
11.5.5 Parks, Schools and Other Public Places
11.5.6 Cluster Subdivisions; Special Provisions

Chapter 6 - Subdivision Improvements Required

11.6.1 Applicability
11.6.2 Required Improvements
11.6.3 Guarantee of Improvements
11.6.4 Emergency Repairs; Shared Savings Account
11.6.5 Technical Specifications and Standard Drawings

TITLE 12 FLOOD CONTROL

Chapter 1 - Statutory Authorization, Findings of Fact, Purpose and Objectives

12.1.1 Statutory Authorization
12.1.2 Findings of Fact
12.1.3 Statement of Purpose
12.1.4 Methods of Reducing Flood Losses

Chapter 2 - Definitions

12.2.1 Definitions

Chapter 3 - General Provisions

12.3.1 Lands Applicable
12.3.2 Basis for Establishing Areas of Special Flood Hazard
12.3.3 Compliance
12.3.4 Abrogation and Greater Restrictions
12.3.5 Interpretation
12.3.6 Warning and Disclaimer of Liability

Chapter 4 - Administration; Permit Requirements

12.4.1 Establishment of Development Permit
12.4.2 Designation of Building Inspector
12.4.3 Duties and Responsibilities of Building Inspector
12.4.4 Variance Procedure

Chapter 5 - Provisions for Flood Hazard Reduction

12.5.1 General Standards
12.5.2 Specific Standards
12.5.3 Floodways