Public Notices & Proposed Ordinances
There are no special meeting notices at this time.
Notice of Proposed Ordinances or Amendment to Ordinances
There are three readings that are required for an ordinance approval unless the City 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.
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.
Check Back Often for Updates
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 opportunity 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.
Proposed: Weeds and Grass Upkeep
The third reading of a proposed ordinance regarding weed and grass upkeep in the City will be reviewed by the City Council, December 11, 2023. Read the proposed ordinance here.
Proposed: Shipping Containers
The second reading of a proposed ordinance that would allow shipping containers for accessory use in certain zoning districts in the City will be reviewed by the City Council on December 11, 2023. Read the proposed ordinance here.
Recently Approved Ordinances & City Council Actions
Below are a list of proposed ordinances that were recently approved by the IGH City Council. These will be added to the City Code.
Approved: Development Fees 2024
The third reading of an ordinance determining development fees in the City for 2024 was approved by the City Council on November 27, 2023. Read the proposed ordinance here.
Approved: Hotel Licensing
The third reading of an ordinance establishing licensing for hotels in the City was approved by the City Council, November 13, 2023. Read the ordinance here.
Approved: Temporary Parking Restrictions
The third reading of an ordinance enabling temporary parking restrictions on City streets was approved by the City Council, November 13, 2023. Read the ordinance here.
Approved: Snow Removal Ordinance and Winter Maintenance Policy Update
Approved: Ordinance Prohibiting Cannabis and Tobacco Smoking and Vaping in Public Places
A third reading of this proposed ordinance was approved by the City Council on September 11, 2023. Read the ordinance here.
Approved: Regulation of Sale of Legal Products Containing THC
A proposed amendment to the City Code, which would regulate the sale of legal products containing THC in the City of IGH, was considered at the City Council meeting on January 9, 2022. The Council paused work on this ordinance and opted to extend the moratorium on the sale of products containing THC in the City for another six months. This allowed time to see what, if any, action the state legislature takes on this subject. See below (Approved Ordinances) for the approved ordinance on this moratorium.
The City Council approved a third reading of a proposed ordinance to extend the moratorium on September 11, 2023. Read the ordinance here.
Approved: City Licensing Process for the Sale of Tobacco
A third reading of a proposed ordinance, which would establish a City licensing process for the sale of tobacco products and calls for a public hearing related to the proposed ordinance, was approved by the City Council on August 14, 2023. Read the ordinance here. Licensing begins September 1, 2023.
Approved: Changes to City Code Regarding Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages in City Parks
On June 26, 2023, a proposed amendment to City Code regarding consumption of alcoholic beverages in City parks was approved by the City Council. Read the here.
Approved: Police Cadets Can Issue Certain Citations
On May 22, 2023, the City Council approved a proposed amendment to the City Code, which authorizes police cadets to issue citations for certain violations of State Statute or City Code. Read the ordinance here.
Approved: Two New City Parks in the Northwest Area
On March 27, 2023, the City Council approved the names and design of two new City parks. Read the Request for Council Action here.
Approved: Repeal of Some Business Licensing Requirements
On March 27, 2023, the City Council approved a proposed ordinance that would repeal the business license requirements for bowling alleys, motor vehicle sales, and service stations in the City. Read the ordinance here.
Approved: Extension of Interim Ordinance Prohibiting the Establishment of New Uses or the Expansion of Existing Uses Related to the Sale, Testing, Manufacturing, and Distribution of THC Products (Edible Cannabinoid Products).
January 23, 2023. The Minnesota Legislature recently amended Minnesota Statutes, Section 151.72 relating to the sale of certain cannabinoid products. Cities across the state are grappling with how best to respond to these legislative changes. Many cities have adopted interim ordinances to study the impacts of certain uses of these products and determine whether regulations are appropriate for the purpose of protecting the public health, safety, and welfare of their citizens. January 23, 2023, the City Council approved the extension of an interim ordinance pertaining to the sale of THC products in the City of Inver Grove Heights. Read the ordinance here.
Approved Ordinance: Bowhunting; Discharge of Bow and Arrow within City Limits
September 12, 2022. At its regular meeting, the City Council approved an ordinance amending City Code Title 5, Chapter 6, Section 1(C) and 1(D) Related to the Discharge of Bows and Arrows within City limits. Read the ordinance and City bowhunting map here.
Planning Commission Public Hearings
All proposed amendments to the City of Inver Grove Heights Zoning Code will be reviewed by the Planning Commission at a public hearing. A Public Notice is published for all public hearings held by the Planning Commission. The Public Notice includes a description of the proposed amendment and the time and date the request will be heard and considered by the Planning Commission.
Planning Commission meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 8150 Barbara Avenue, unless otherwise noted.
Find a list of notices for Planning Commission public hearings below. If you wish to provide written and oral statements for a public hearing, please follow the steps listed on the Planning Commission Agenda that includes the public hearing of interest.
Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at 7 p.m.
- Tono Pizzeria, 5751 Blaine Avenue, request for an Amendment to the Bishop Heights Ordinance to allow a fast-food restaurant within the existing multi-tenant building and adjusting trip generation for the parcel.
Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at 7 p.m.
- Stuart Development Corporation, 7101 Argenta Trail, PID #20-00700-05-018, requests Preliminary Plat for a three lot, two outlot plat; and Vacation of an existing drainage and utility easement; and a Preliminary Planned Unit Development to develop a 157-unit townhouse, 2 building retail project; and Rezoning from A, Agricultural to R-3C/PUD, Multiple Family Residential District and B-3, General Business District.
- Randy Boyden, 6940 Craig Avenue, PID #20-71153-02-130, requests a Variance to construct a new cantilever and entrance that encroaches within the front setback.
Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at 7 p.m.
- Jim Norton, 2694 96th Street East, request for a Variance to construct a garage that encroaches within the setback on the property.
- Ivan’s Tree Service, 6840 Dixie Avenue, request for a Conditional Use Permit to operate a contractor’s yard, outside but enclosed with a fence.
Glossary of Terms
- Comprehensive Plan: The City's 2040 Comprehensive Plan, which guides City planning and development.
- Conditional Use Permit: A use specifically classified as “conditional” in this title, which is classified as such since it may be inappropriate or undesirable in a specified location. Thus it requires approval according to the procedures established in chapter 3, article A of this title because, if not carefully located or designed, it may create special problems such as excessive height or bulk or traffic congestion.
- Interim Use: A temporary use of a property until a particular date, until the occurrence of a particular event, or until zoning regulations no longer permit the use. Interim uses will only be allowed where the zoning expressly permits such interim uses.
- Planned Unit Development: A development of land that is under unified control and is planned and developed as a whole in a single development operation or programmed series of development stages. The development may include streets, circulationways, utilities, buildings, open spaces, and other site features and improvements.
- Plat:The drawing or map of a subdivision prepared for filing of record pursuant to Minnesota statutes chapter 505 and containing all elements and requirements set forth in applicable local regulations adopted pursuant to Minnesota statutes section 462.358 and chapter 505.
- Final Plat: A drawing, in final form, showing a proposed subdivision containing all information and detail required by state statutes and by this title to be presented to city council for approval, and which, if approved, may be duly filed with the county office of property records.
- Preliminary Plat: A drawing clearly marked “preliminary plat” showing salient features of a proposed subdivision as specified in this title.
- Rezone: A change in the boundaries or designation of underlying zoning districts as contained and described in section 10-3-5 of this title.
- The minimum horizontal distance from a lot boundary to the nearest vertical surface of a building or structure, except that a roof, eaves or overhang may project up to 24 inches into the required setback area.
- In shoreland management overlay districts, setback means the minimum horizontal distance between a structure, sewage treatment system, or other feature and an ordinary high water level, sewage treatment system, top of a bluff, road, highway, property line, or other facility.
- In the Mississippi River critical area overlay district, setback means the minimum horizontal landward distance between any part of a structure and the ordinary high water level or the established bluffline.
- Subdivision: The division or redivision of a lot, tract, or parcel of land into two (2) or more lots either by plat or by metes and bounds description.
- Use: The purpose or activity for which the land or building thereon is designated, arranged, or intended, or for which it is occupied, utilized, or maintained.
- Use, Accessory: A use subordinate to and serving the principal use or structure on the same lot and customarily incidental thereto.
- Use, Conditional: A use specifically classified as “conditional” in this title, which is classified as such since it may be inappropriate or undesirable in a specified location. Thus it requires approval according to the procedures established in chapter 3, article A of this title because, if not carefully located or designed, it may create special problems such as excessive height or bulk or traffic congestion.
- Use, Permitted: A public or private use which, of itself, conforms to the purposes, objectives, requirements, regulations, and performance standards of a particular zoning district.
- Use, Principal: The main use of land or buildings as distinguished from subordinate or accessory use. A principal use may be either permitted or conditional.
- Use, Temporary: A use permitted to exist during periods of construction of the main building or use, or for special events.
- Variance: A modification or variation of the provisions of this title where it is determined that, by reason of special and unusual circumstances relating to a specific lot, strict application of this title would cause undue hardship.
- Zoning Amendment: A change authorized by the City in this title or in the boundaries of a district.
For more info on planning and development in the city, visit the Community Development page.
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