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What will Norman County look like in 20 years? We think young people have some great ideas. NYPD is a gathering of our county youth to get a strategy for the future, have a great time playing games, eating food, having a treasure hunt and ending with a bonfire. Go to www.Shock-Awe.org for more information. All youth and youth organizations ages 13-18 are invited free of charge. Call the Twin Valley Times at 218-584-5195 to register.

Only homes which received new roads will be assessed. Roads which did not get paved and are in order for them will be done, possibly next year. Homes on those streets will be assessed at the time they are paved.

ROADS AND HAZARDOUS BUILDINGS - SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES JULY 13, 2015

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A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE GARY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY JULY 13, 2015 AT 6:00 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: MAYOR KIRSCHBAUM, B. THRONSON, D. JACOBSON, H. STENE & S. KNUTSON. MEMBERS ABSENT: NONE MAYOR KIRSCHBAUM CALLED THE SPECIAL MEETING TO ORDER. SPECIAL MEETING CALLED TO DISCUSS STREET PAVING AND ACCEPT ORDINANCE # 54.

BOB HERKENHOFF OF MINN-DAK HAS THE CITY OF GARY SCHEDULED FOR POSSIBLE STREET PAVING. THE COST TO FIX ALL THE STREETS THAT ARE IN NEED OF REPAIR COMES TO $139,400.00, WHICH IS NOT FEASABLE AT THIS TIME. COUNCIL DISCUSSED WHICH ROADS WERE THE WORST AND THAT NEEDED IMMEDIATE REPAIR. BOB HAD TOLD THE COUNCIL AT A PREVIOUS MEETING IN APRIL THAT IF THOSE STREETS WERE NOT RESURFACED SOON THEY WOULD HAVE TO BE PUT BACK TO GRAVEL. MOTION MADE BY STENE AND SECONDED BY KNUTSON TO OVERLAY BROADWAY, 1ST AVE E. & 2ND AVE E. THE THREE WORST STREETS AT THIS TIME AT A COST OF $62,500.00. A NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT WILL BE SENT TO EACH HOMEOWNER ON THOSE STREETS.

MOTION MADE BY STENE AND SECONDED BY TRONSON TO ADOPT THE ORDINANCE REGULATING HAZARDOUS BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF GARY AS FOLLOWS: CITY OF GARY ORDINANCE # 54 AN ORDINANCE REGULATING HAZARDOUS BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF GARY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GARY, MINNESOTA, IN ORDER TO PROMOTE THE DEMOLITION OF HAZARDOUS OR DANGEROUS BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF GARY, DOES HEREBY ORDAIN:

SECTION 1: DEFINITIONS: For purposes of this ordinance, the words and phrases in this section shall have the meaning given to them herein: a. “Buildings” includes any structure, part of structure, including without limitation, residential structures, commercial structures, agricultural outbuildings (e.g. barns, chicken coops, etc.), and structures supporting signs. b. “Building Official” shall mean an official certified by the State of Minnesota as a building inspector and appointed by the City Council of Gary. c. “Hazardous Building” means any building, which because of inadequate maintenance, dilapidation, physical damage, unsatisfactory condition or abandonment, constitutes a fire, health or public safety hazard, in addition, hazardous building includes any building or structure which would be deemed a hazardous building or substandard building under Minnesota Statute 463.15 et seq.

SECTION 2: GENERAL PROVISION. When the existence of a hazardous building comes to the attention of the official or the city clerk, the building official shall make an inspection of such building. Following such inspection, the building inspector shall make an appropriate order for the elimination of the hazard(s), if any, created by such building. Such order shall be in writing: recite the grounds upon which the building official concluded it was a hazard building; specified the actions required to be taken to eliminate the hazard and provide a reasonable time for compliance with the order which shall be nor more than 30 days from the date of such order. Such order shall be mailed to the owner of the property (according to the tax records of the County Auditor of Norman County) on which the hazardous building is located by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested. In the alternative, the City Clerk may send the notice by first class mail, with postage prepaid thereon to the owner at the last known address of the owner according to the official records of the County Auditor of Norman County. Following the expiration of the time specified in order for compliance, the building official shall reinspect the building to determine whether the hazard has been eliminated. The building official shall then communicate such information to the City Council in writing.

SECTION 3: RIGHT TO INSPECT. The building official shall have the right to enter onto any property in the City of Gary for the purpose of inspecting any buildings. In addition, upon 48 hours mailed notice to the person to whom tax statements are sent pursuant to the records of the County Treasurer of Norman County, the building official may enter any building to inspect the building. No person shall interfere with, obstruct or hinder any building official in performance of his duties under this ordinance. Failure or refusal to allow the building official to inspect the premises or violation of the terms of this section of the ordinance shall constitute a misdemeanor.

SECTION 4: FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ORDER. Should the order of the building official not be complied with within the time allowed, the City Council shall determine whether to proceed in accordance with provisions of Minnesota Statutes 463.15 et seq. or to prosecute the owner of the property in which the hazardous building is located for violating the provisions of this ordinance or to proceed in any other manner authorized by the law or to proceed in any combination of the foregoing.

SECTION 5: VIOLATION. Any person who fails to comply with an order of the building official within the time allowed pursuant to this ordinance or otherwise violates this ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Each day or portion thereof during which such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense. No person shall allow to remain on their property a hazardous building as defined in this ordinance.

SECTION 6: SEVERABILTY. In the event any cause or portion thereof shall be determined illegal or unconstitutional, such termination shall not affect the validity of any other provisions of this ordinance. Upon being put to the vote of the Gary City Council, the above ordinance No.54 (Regulating Hazardous Buildings) was duly adopted this 13th day of July 2015 and further the City Clerk is instructed to post as required by MN Statutes.

Voting yea: Mayor Kirschbaum, H. Stene, B. Thronson, S. Knutson & D. Jacobson Voting nay: None Absent: None Attest:   Belinda Thronson, City Clerk Karie Kirschbaum,

Mayor MOTION MADE BY JACOBSON AND SECONDED BY STENE TO ADJOURN. ADJOURNED AT 6:40 P.M.