Ordinances

In the 2017 Legislation session, a new statute in Minnesota chapter 415 was created which requires certain types of notice for many proposed ordinances or proposed amendment to ordinances. Only interim ordinances have been exempted from this notice requirement. Therefore, the City of Inver Grove Heights will use this page as the place to post the proposed ordinance.  

 The city will also notify by:

  • Providing email notification of the proposed ordinances. If you’re interested, you may sign up for ordinance notifications.
  • Offering a hard copy, available upon request, of the ordinance at IGH City Hall.  Visit the front counter to request,
    M-F 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

There are three readings that are required for an ordinance approval unless the Council determines that the ordinance can be accepted in one reading. Public hearing notices are published in the Pioneer Press the Sunday before the City Council meeting.  

Please note that failure to provide a notice does not invalidate the adoption or amended ordinance. 

Summary of Ordinances 

UPDATES to Proposed Ordinance - Development Fees - Posted November 10, 2021

Consider Final Reading and Schedule a Public Hearing of an Ordinance Amending City Code Title 3, Chapter 4, Sections 3-4—2 and 3-4—3 and 10-3-8 Adjusting Utility Connection Fees

Minn. Stat. § 444.075, subd 3. and IGH City Code Title 8 allows the City to impose just and equitable charges for connection to the City water utility system to pay for the construction, reconstruction, repair, enlargement, improvement, or other obtainment, the maintenance, operation and use of the facilities, and of obtaining and complying with permits required by law.

Details of the proposed, updated ordinance can be found here.

Proposed Ordinance - Development Fees - Posted October 11, 2021

Consider First Reading and Schedule a Public Hearing of an Ordinance Amending City Code Title 3, Chapter 4, Sections 3-4—2 and 3-4—3 and 10-3-8 Adjusting Utility Connection Fees

Summary: Staff proposes changes to the fees that address water and sanitary sewer connection fees, storm water connection fees, etc.  The proposed increases range between 3.5% and 5% and are based on Ehlers & Associates financial projections from May 2016.  As part of the ongoing City/Ehlers/HKGI Northwest Area (NWA) review, staff are optimistic that an updated financial analysis and related recommendations should be available by year-end to be used when setting the fees for 2023 and beyond.   

Increases Recommended for 2022: 

    Water – 3.5%

    Water NWA – 4%

    Sewer – 3.5%

    Sewer NWA – 5%

    Storm Water NWA – 5%

    No changes proposed to Land Use Approval Fees 

Details of proposed changes are reflected on the draft ordinance.

Any revisions to proposed ordinances appear in City Council agenda packets for the second and third readings of proposed ordinances. A "reading" refers to when a proposed ordinance is reviewed during a City Council meeting. During the review process, the public has the oportunity to provide feedback and comments on proposed ordinances. You can find out when public hearings and ordinance readings take place by visiting our Agenda Center