HENNEPIN COUNTY, MINNESOTA
ORDINANCE NO. 190, THIRD SERIES AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES PERTAINING TO ESCROW AGREEMENTS AND FINANCIAL GUARANTEES AS PART OF BUILDING AND SITE PLANS
THE CITY COUNCIL OF ORONO ORDAINS:
SECTION 1. Section 78-147 shall be amended by striking the text and leaving blank, as follows:
Sec. 78-147. – Security agreement.[Purposely Left Blank]
Before issuance of any permit, a letter of credit or cash deposit shall be supplied by the owner guaranteeing completion of required site improvements. The amount of the security shall be 125 percent of the estimated cost of the improvements other than the building.
SECTION 2. Section 86-68 shall be amended by adding text to read as follows:
Sec. 86-68. – Permit application; information required.
(b) (3) As-built survey. An as-built survey, prepared by a Minnesota Registered Land Surveyor, shall be submitted to the city for review and approval upon the completion of all principal buildings and all additions to principal buildings, unless exempted by the building official. The as-built survey shall certify the final topography of the site; verify drainage patterns; and provide hardcover calculations for lots in the Shoreland Overlay District. An as-built survey must be approved before the issuance of a certificate of occupancy. In the event that weather or other conditions prevent the completion of an as-built survey at the time the certificate of occupancy is requested, applicant shall provide a sufficient financial guarantee and establish an escrow agreement to ensure completion of the as-built survey.
SECTION 3. Section 75-2 shall be amended by adding text to read as follows:
Sec. 75-2. – Reimbursement required.
Any owner that causes the city to incur costs on behalf of, or on account of, that owner, associated with a proposed development, shall reimburse the city for the actual costs expended by the city on behalf of, or on account of, said owner. An owner shall be responsible for reimbursing the city for all actual costs, whether the proposed development is approved, denied, tabled or withdrawn by the owner.
SECTION 4. Section 75-10 shall be amended by adding and deleting text to read as follows:
Sec. 75-10. – Collection of Unpaid Service Charges/Costs Certification.
The council shall certify all unpaid costs to the county auditor, who shall enter them upon the tax records as a lien upon such land to be collected in which shall then be collected together with the property taxes levied against the property. the same manner as other real estate taxes are collected.
SECTION 5. EFFECTIVE DATE: This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its passage and publication.
ADOPTED this 10th day of April, 2017 on a vote of 5 ayes and 0 nays by the City Council of Orono, Minnesota.
April 15, 2017