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GreenStep City Best Practices Environmental Management

Surface Water
no. 19

Improve local water bodies to sustain their long-term ecological function and community benefits.
  Best Practice Action 4      [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ]       [all actions]

Adopt a shoreland ordinance for all river and lake shoreland areas; reduce flooding and costs through The National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System.

 
  • Waters subject to shoreland rules are generally lakes 10 acres or larger. For assistance crafting shoreland standards/ordinances, contact your area DNR hydrologist.
  • See the MN DNR's 2017 Shoreland Management Model Ordinance.
  • If 75% of lakeshore remains mainly forested the chance of maintaining lake quality is good, according to the MN Dept. of Natural Resources (2015). But when natural cover falls below 60%, lake water quality begins to deteriorate.
  • For example, Becker County's 2008 ordinance allows rebuilding on nonconforming (smaller) shoreline lots and requires mitigations defined by a mitigation worksheet and booklet.
  • The National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) was implemented in 1990 as a voluntary program for recognizing and encouraging community floodplain management activities exceeding the NFIP’s minimum standards. Any community that is in full compliance with the NFIP’s minimum floodplain management requirements may apply to join CRS. Communities are rated in Classes 9 to 1, and flood insurance premium rates for individuals in the community are increasingly discounted (in 5% increments) as communities move from Class 9 to Class 1, to reward community actions that meet the three goals of the CRS, which are: (1) reduce flood damage to insurable property; (2) strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the NFIP; and (3) encourage a comprehensive approach to floodplain management. The CRS is a good program for communities that have many existing structures in FEMA-mapped high risk floodplains, which have a 1% annual chance of flooding areas and are in the "100-year floodplains.
Have a shoreland ordinance approved by the DNR or one consistent with state-wide shoreland standards (MR 6120.2500-06120.3900); register for the NFIP's Community Rating System (CRS).
Adopt the Alternative Shoreland Standards or similar alternatives reviewed and consistent with recommendations of the DNR Area hydrologist that exceed the minimum standards of the DNR shoreland rules; be recognized in the CRS at a class rating of 8 through 4.
Document 60-75% forested shoreland; achieve 2 Star rating and include one or both of: (1) a menu of mitigation measures, one or more of which to be attached to shoreland variances; (2) provisions for restoration of shore impact area and vegetative buffer with permanent protection for all new shoreland development; be recognized in the CRS at a class rating of 3 through 1.

Golden Valley

Date action report first entered:   06/27/2017
Date of last report update:   06/27/2017
Year action initially completed:   1986
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The City has a shoreland management ordinance (Section 11.65 of City Code) approved by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. All new shoreland development or alteration requires protection or restoration of shore impact area including a vegetative buffer. In the case of new development, the dedication of permanent conservation easements over a significant portion of the shoreland is required.

Descriptive links: http://www.goldenvalleymn.gov/code/index.php

For more information contact:
Eric Eckman (City staff)   |   eeckman@goldenvalleymn.gov   |   763-593-8084

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Hutchinson

Date action report first entered:   04/30/2015
Date of last report update:   04/30/2015

Implementation details:
The City enforces a Shoreland Ordinance that complies with the Mn state shoreland statute standards. We consider mitigation measures that promote infiltration to offset added impervious surface on a parcel.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.hutchinson.mn.us/citycode.html             view file

For more information contact:
John Paulson (City staff)   |   jpaulson@ci.hutchinson.mn.us   |   320-234-5682

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Big Lake

Date action report first entered:   12/15/2017
Date of last report update:   12/15/2017
Year action initially completed:   2017
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The City has a Shoreland Overlay District and the city code dictates what can and cannot be done on the land (see link).

Descriptive links: http://www.biglakemn.org/vertical/sites/%7B26A9BB2A-42D0-495E-BEE3-6A09F4974216%7D/uploads/Chapter_10_(Section_1065_Shoreland)_revised_052516.pdf

For more information contact:
Michael Healy (City staff)   |   mhealy@biglakemn.org   |   763-251-2977

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Bloomington

Date action report first entered:   11/24/2017
Date of last report update:   11/24/2017
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
Adopted into code. On the 2018 work plan to update consistent with the recently released Mn DNR model ordinance.

Descriptive links: https://www.bloomingtonmn.gov/cob/minnesota-river-valley-planning

For more information contact:
Mary Hurliman (City staff)   |   mhurliman@BloomingtonMN.gov   |   952-563-8730

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Fridley

Date action report first entered:   12/07/2017
Date of last report update:   12/07/2017
Year action initially completed:   2006
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The City of Fridley has a DNR-approved shoreland ordinance as well as a Critical Area overlay district which applied to properties within the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.fridley.mn.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View/496

For more information contact:
Rachel Workin (City staff)   |   rachel.workin@fridleymn.gov   |   763-572-3594

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Grand Marais

Date action report first entered:   11/04/2015
Date of last report update:   11/04/2015

Implementation details:
Grand Marais is an active member of the North Shore Management Board, a joint powers board charged with overseeing development activities in the Lake Superior shoreland area; property that lies between Lake Superior and a line that is 300 feet inland from Highway 61 or a line that is 1,000 feet from Lake Superior, whichever is greater. The North Shore Management Board and the ordinances documented by the Board are the legal equivalent of the Minnesota Shoreland Rules, and the ordinances are considered the equivalent of Shoreland ordinances administered in the rest of the State. http://www.co.cook.mn.us/images/stories/pzoning/ordinances/zoning/article_7_shoreland_management_10.25.10.pdf

Descriptive links: http://www.co.cook.mn.us/images/stories/pzoning/ordinances/zoning/article_7_shoreland_management_10.25.10.pdf

For more information contact:
Shane Steele (Contractor)   |   shane.w.steele@gmail.com   |   507-884-5790

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Maple Grove

Date action report first entered:   01/04/2013

Implementation details:
The City of Maple Grove has had a shoreland overlay district for many years. It is our understanding that our setback requirement of 75 feet exceeds the minimum DNR standards.

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For more information contact:
Peter Vickerman (City staff)   |   PVickerman@maplegrovemn.gov   |   763-494-6046

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Minnetonka

Date action report first entered:   04/01/2014

Implementation details:
Section 300.25 of the City Code, Shoreland Overlay District, provides regulations for shoreland properties. The overlay district consists of: (1) land containing or abutting public waters and assigned a shoreland management classification by the MN DNR or the city of Minnetonka; (2) land located within 1,000 feet from the ordinary high water level of a lake; and (3) 300 feet from the OHWL of a tributary creek. The ordinance restricts minimum lot area to 22,000 square feet for riparian lots; minimum water frontages at the lot line and minimum setbacks for principal and accessory structures from the OHWL.

Descriptive links: http://eminnetonka.com/public_works/natural_resources/water_resources/lakes_creeks.cfm             view file

For more information contact:
Drew Ingvalson (City staff)   |   dingvalson@eminnetonka.com   |   952-939-8293

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New Hope

Date action report first entered:   04/02/2015
Date of last report update:   11/19/2018
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
Section 4-25 of the City Code establishes a Shoreland permit overlay district. The boundaries of the Shoreland permit overlay district within the city consists of the first tier of riparian lots abutting a protected lake or tributary identified in subsection 4-25(b) of the City Code.

Descriptive links: https://library.municode.com/mn/new_hope/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=CD_ORD_CH4ZO_S4-25SHPEOVDI

For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff)   |   jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us   |   763-531-5119

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Nisswa

Date action report first entered:   02/20/2018
Date of last report update:   02/20/2018
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
Adoption of Shore Impact Zone Grading and Drainage Standards to protect lake and river water quality.

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For more information contact:
Desmond McGeough (City staff)   |   dmcgeough@ci.nisswa.mn.us   |   218-963-2402

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Saint Cloud

Date action report first entered:   05/12/2011

Implementation details:
The City of St. Cloud has adopted a Shoreland Overlay District ordinance as a part of the Land Development Code (LDC). The Shoreland Overlay District governs the permitted and conditional uses, standards, bulk requirements, alterations and design criterias.

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For more information contact:
Liz Kramer (City staff)   |   elizabeth.kramer@ci.stcloud.mn.us   |   320-255-7226

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Scandia

Date action report first entered:   03/13/2017
Date of last report update:   03/13/2017
Year action initially completed:   2007
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
City created a shoreland overlay district and added shoreland management regulations to the development code

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Woodbury

Date action report first entered:   04/27/2013

Implementation details:
Chapter 24, Section 148 of the City Code, Shoreland Overlay District, provides regulations regarding shoreland areas. In addition to the MN DNR standard requirements, the City of Woodbury requires that 150 ft of riparian area from the OHWL of most city lakes be dedicated to the city at the time of development for use as parkland.

For more information contact:
Sharon Doucette (City staff)   |   sdoucette@ci.woodbury.mn.us   |   651-714-3538

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Albert Lea

Date action report first entered:   07/20/2016
Date of last report update:   08/25/2016

Implementation details:
Freeborn County has a shoreland ordinance in compliance with state-wide shoreland standards. This ordinance applies to all bodies of water in Freeborn County as classified in Section 5 of the attached ordinance.

Descriptive links: http://www.co.freeborn.mn.us/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/98

For more information contact:
Jerry Gabrielatos (City staff)   |   jgabrielatos@ci.albertlea.mn.us   |   507-377-4316

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Apple Valley

Date action report first entered:   03/21/2012

Implementation details:
Apple Valley Ordinance 152.57 requires protective buffers around bodies of water.

For more information contact:
Charless Grawe (City staff)   |   CGrawe@ci.apple-valley.mn.us   |   952-953-2508

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Arden Hills

Date action report first entered:   10/12/2017
Date of last report update:   10/18/2017
Year action initially completed:   2008
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The City has adopted Shoreland Regulations within its Zoning Code (Section 1330). The purpose of the regulations is to preserve and enhance the quality of surface waters, preserve the economic and natural environmental value of shorelands, and provide for the wise use of waters and land resources. These goals are achieved through regulating the area of lots, the length of water frontage suitable for a building site, and structure setbacks; regulating alteration of shorelands and wetlands of public waters; control natural environmental areas of ecological value to maintain existing aquatic, vegetation, and wildlife conditions; and promote the use of native vegetation as a means to increase stormwater infiltration, provide natural view sheds, and screen structures and parking areas as view from public waters.

For more information contact:
Mike Mrosla (City staff)   |   mmrosla@cityofardenhills.org   |   6517927822

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Austin

Date action report first entered:   02/29/2012

Implementation details:
Section 11.66 Shoreland Overlay District.The uncontrolled use of shorelands of the city affects the public health, safety and general welfare not only by contributing to the pollution of public waters, but also by impairing the local tax base. Therefore, it is in the best interests of the public health, safety and welfare to provide for the wise subdivision, use and development of shorelands of public waters. The Legislature of Minnesota has delegated responsibility to local governments of the state to regulate the subdivision, use and development of shorelands of public waters and thus preserve and enhance the quality of surface waters, conserve the economic and natural environmental values of shorelands and provide for the wise use of waters and related land resources. This responsibility is hereby recognized by the city.

For more information contact:
Janet Anderson (Elected official)   |   jkanderson@gofast.am   |   507-433-1081

Partners:
City

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Belle Plaine

Date action report first entered:   11/17/2016
Date of last report update:   11/17/2016

Implementation details:
The City of Belle Plaine has adopted code that is designed to protect natural resources such as Bluff Land, ravines, wetlands, and natural waterways.

Descriptive links: http://www.belleplainemn.com/sites/default/files/documents/1109%20LAND%20AND%20WATER%20PRESERVATION_0.pdf

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Bemidji

Date action report first entered:   03/26/2018
Date of last report update:   03/26/2018
Year action initially completed:   2007
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
Article IX: Shoreland Regulations

Descriptive links: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/1dc0ab_90a993e3e766485180f868f180db8a86.pdf

For more information contact:
Cory Boushee (City staff)   |   cory.boushee@ci.bemidji.mn.us   |   2187593582

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Brooklyn Center

Date action report first entered:   02/09/2015
Date of last report update:   03/19/2015

Implementation details:
The City of Brooklyn Center uses the Shingle Creek & West Mississippi Watershed Management Commmision rules. Rule I lays out the rules and requirement for buffer strips.

Descriptive links: http://shinglecreek.org/pages/ThirdGenerationPlan/

For more information contact:
Andrew Hogg (City staff)   |   ahogg@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us   |   763-569-3327

Partners:
Shingle Creek & West Mississippi Watershed Management Commmision

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Burnsville

Date action report first entered:   06/07/2012

Implementation details:
The City has an adopted Shoreland Management Ordinance that is consistent with DNR Rules

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For more information contact:
Sue Bast (City staff)   |   basts@ci.burnsville.mn.us   |   952-895-4524

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Columbia Heights

Date action report first entered:   12/22/2014
Date of last report update:   12/22/2014

Implementation details:
The City's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (see link) includes an ordinance to protect and regulate shoreline design and activity (see attached).

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.columbia-heights.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=240             view file

For more information contact:
Jesse Davies (City staff)   |   Jesse.Davies@ci.columbia-heights.mn.us   |   763-706-3706

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Eagan

Date action report first entered:   01/11/2011

Implementation details:
Ord 4.33 & 11.65. See Shoreland Overlay District at: http://library1.municode.com:80/default-test/template.htm?view=browse&doc_action=setdoc&doc_keytype=tocid&doc_key=4138e7b8ecf7f1dfdbf8dafc2d0db5cf&infobase=13070

Outcome measures/metrics:
Ord 4.33 & 11.65

Descriptive links: http://library1.municode.com:80/default-test/template.htm?view=browse&doc_action=setdoc&doc_keytype=tocid&am

For more information contact:
Mike Ridley (City staff)   |   mridley@cityofeagan.com   |   651/675-5650

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Eden Prairie

Date action report first entered:   04/06/2012

Implementation details:
The City has an Shoreland Managment regulations located in Chapter 11, Section 11.50 of the City Code.

Descriptive links: http://www.edenprairie.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=77

For more information contact:
Tania Mahtani (City staff)   |   tmahtani@edenprairie.org   |   952-949-8413

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Elk River

Date action report first entered:   11/25/2010

Implementation details:
The City of Elk River has an extensive ordinance that covers the use of land within 1,000 feet of public waters within city limits. It includes size and shape of lots; the use, size, type and location of structures on lots; the installation and maintenance of water supply and waste treatment systems; the grading and filling of any shoreland area; the cutting of shoreland vegetation; and the subdivision of land. It is outlined in section 30-1963 of the city code.

Descriptive links: http://library.municode.com/HTML/13427/level4/COOR_CH30LADERE_ARTVIZO_DIV12SHMA.html#TOPTITLE

For more information contact:
Amanda Bednar (City staff)   |   ABednar@ElkRiverMN.gov   |   763-635-1068

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Ely

Date action report first entered:   04/28/2016
Date of last report update:   04/28/2016

Implementation details:
The City has a shoreland ordinance.

For more information contact:
Harold Langowski (City staff)   |   elyod@ely.mn.us   |   218-226-5474

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Farmington

Date action report first entered:   08/08/2011

Implementation details:
The City's Shoreland Ordinance was adopted in 2002. The DNR was part of the ordinance review and provided comments to the ordinance. The Shoreland Ordinance meets the requirements of the legislature of Minnesota by delegating responsibility to local governments of the state to regulate the subdivision, use and development of the shore lands of public waters and thus preserve and enhance the quality of surface waters, conserve the economic and natural environmental values of shore lands, and provide for the wise use of waters and related resources. The city of Farmington hereby recognizes this responsibility. The City has a State designated trout stream - Vermillion River.

Outcome measures/metrics:
The Shoreland Ordinance meets the requirements of the legislature of Minnesota and provides for the protection of shores in the community and the enhancement of stormwater ponds.

Descriptive links: http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=463

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Fergus Falls

Date action report first entered:   01/14/2016
Date of last report update:   01/14/2016

Implementation details:
The City of Fergus Falls has a shoreline ordinance which is currently under review by the Building and Zoning Department.

For more information contact:
Len Taylor (City staff)   |   len.taylor@ci.fergus-falls.mn.us   |   218-332-5418

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Hastings

Date action report first entered:   04/27/2016
Date of last report update:   04/27/2016

Implementation details:
This has been done.

For more information contact:
Nick Egger (City staff)   |   negger@hastingsmn.gov   |   651-480-2370

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Hermantown

Date action report first entered:   04/15/2015
Date of last report update:   04/15/2015

Implementation details:
Adopted Shoreland Ordinance, found in Zoning Code Chapter 5 Section 555, that coincides with state-wide standards.

Outcome measures/metrics:
Aims to protect public waters and shorelands found within the City of Hermantown.

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For more information contact:
Adam Fulton (City staff)   |   afulton@hermantownmn.com   |   218-729-3618

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Inver Grove Heights

Date action report first entered:   07/10/2017
Date of last report update:   07/10/2017
Year action initially completed:   1995
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The City of Inver Grove Heights adopted a Shoreline Ordinance for all public waters within the city (City code: 10-13B). This Ordinance is in accordance Minnesota statutes chapter 103F, Minnesota regulations parts 6120.2500 to 6120.3900, and the planning and zoning enabling legislation in Minnesota statutes chapter 462.

For more information contact:
Ally Hillstrom (City staff)   |   ahillstrom@invergroveheights.org   |   651-604-8511

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Isanti

Date action report first entered:   02/12/2016
Date of last report update:   02/12/2016

Implementation details:
Isanti has a Rum River Scenic Overlay District (Section 11 of the Zoning Code) in place to to provide for the preservation and protection of the Rum River within the City of Isanti, as required by Minnesota Statutes, Section 104.31-104.40 (as amended), and Minnesota Rules parts 6105.0010 - 0250; 6105.1400 - 1480; and 6120.2500 - 3900.

Descriptive links: http://www.cityofisanti.us/govt/ordinances-code/ordinances-and-code

For more information contact:
Josi Wood (City staff)   |   jwood@cityofisanti.us   |   763-444-5512

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Jordan

Date action report first entered:   08/25/2016
Date of last report update:   08/25/2016

Implementation details:
See city code section on the Shoreland overlay district (154.281).

Descriptive links: http://library.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/?f=templates&fn=default.htm             view file

For more information contact:
Lauren Walburg (City staff)   |   lwalburg@jordanmn.gov   |   952-492-7928

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Lake Crystal

Date action report first entered:   10/16/2013

Implementation details:
Lake Crystal adopted a shoreland management ordinance in accordance with the DNR sample ordinance, in February 1992. This ordinance repealed an older shoreland management ordinance that was adopted in 1983.

For more information contact:
Taylor Gronau (City staff)   |   lccity@hickorytech.net   |   507-726-2538

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Lake Elmo

Date action report first entered:   10/31/2012

Implementation details:
The City of Lake Elmo adopted a shoreland ordinance consistent with the MN DNR standards in 1993.

Outcome measures/metrics:
The Shoreland Ordinance has been very successful in managing development adjacent to the recreation and natural environment lake in Lake Elmo.

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For more information contact:
Jake Foster (City staff)   |   jfoster@lakeelmo.org   |   651-747-3908

Partners:
MN DNR

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Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Date action report first entered:   04/15/2015
Date of last report update:   04/15/2015

Implementation details:
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe has a lake and river shoreland ordinance.

For more information contact:
Brandy Toft (City staff)   |   air@lldrm.org   |   218-335-7429

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Mahtomedi

Date action report first entered:   02/01/2013

Implementation details:
Attached is the City's Shoreland Ordinance which is consistent with DNR rules and has been approved by the DNR.

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For more information contact:
Scott Neilson (City staff)   |   sneilson@ci.mahtomedi.mn.us   |   651-426-3344

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Maplewood

Date action report first entered:   02/11/2013
Date of last report update:   05/01/2015

Implementation details:
The City of Maplewood has a Wetlands Ordinance that has been in use for many years. A Shoreline Ordinance is included within that document and is consistent with the DNR rules concerning shoreline management.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.maplewood.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=1022

For more information contact:
Shann Finwall (City staff)   |   shann.finwall@maplewoodmn.gov   |   651-249-2304

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Mountain Iron

Date action report first entered:   11/13/2015
Date of last report update:   11/13/2015

Implementation details:
Shoreland Regulations are contained within the City's Land Use Ordinance

Descriptive links: http://www.mtniron.com/viewCodes.php?cid=38

For more information contact:
Craig Wainio (City staff)   |   cwainio@ci.mountain-iron.mn.us   |   218-748-7570

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New Brighton

Date action report first entered:   04/27/2018
Date of last report update:   04/27/2018
Year action initially completed:   2016
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
(Please see attachment) The unregulated use of shorelands in the City affects the public health, safety and general welfare not only by contributing to pollution of public waters, but also by impairing the local tax base. Therefore, it is in the best interests of the public health, safety and welfare to provide for the wise use and development of shorelands of public waters.

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For more information contact:
Craig Schlichting (City staff)   |   craig.schlichting@newbrightonmn.gov   |   651-638-2056

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Newport

Date action report first entered:   02/14/2017
Date of last report update:   02/14/2017
Year action initially completed:   2004
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The City adopted a Shoreland ordinance in 2004. It can be found in Section 36-328 of the City Code.

Descriptive links: https://www.municode.com/library/mn/newport/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH36ZO_ARTVIISPZOOVDI_DIV2SHMADI

For more information contact:
Travis Brierley (City staff)   |   tbrierley@newportmn.com   |   651-459-5677

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Northfield

Date action report first entered:   10/23/2014
Date of last report update:   10/23/2014

Implementation details:
This ordinance was adopted on 9/17/2010

Descriptive links: https://www.municode.com/library/mn/northfield/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIINOCO_CH22EN_ARTVISUWAMA_DIV2STMA_S22-304SHAR

For more information contact:
Tim Behrendt (City staff)   |   tim.behrendt@ci.northfield.mn.us   |   507-645-3027

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Red Wing

Date action report first entered:   01/30/2013

Implementation details:
Our city zoning ordinance has a shoreland management ordinance that was approved by the DNR.

For more information contact:
Paul Drotos (City staff)   |   paul.drotos@ci.red-wing.mn.us   |   651-410-6744

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Rochester

Date action report first entered:   08/02/2011

Implementation details:
62.1000 SHORELAND DISTRICT: The uncontrolled use of shorelands within the City of Rochester, Minnesota, affects the public health, safety, and general welfare not only by contributing to the pollution of public waters, but also by impairing the local tax base. Therefore, it is in the best interests of the public health, safety and welfare to provide for the wise subdivision, use and development of public waters. The Legislature of Minnesota has delegated this responsibility to local governments within the state. This responsibility is hereby recognized by the City of Rochester.

For more information contact:
Barb Huberty (City staff)   |   bhuberty@rochestermn.gov   |   5073282401

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Rosemount

Date action report first entered:   03/07/2012

Implementation details:
Rosemount's Shoreland regulations are detailed in Section 11-7-2 of the City Code. The purpose and intent of the Shoreland Overlay Regulations to impose restrictions in addition to those required by the underlying zoning for the protection of shoreland areas, the preservation and enhancement of the quality of surface waters and the wise utilization of water and related land resources.

Descriptive links: http://tinyurl.com/7d5c9xk

For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff)   |   anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us   |   651-322-2090

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Roseville

Date action report first entered:   01/13/2015
Date of last report update:   02/11/2015

Implementation details:
The city code contains an ordinance titled "Shoreland, Wetland and Storm Water Management." This ordinance has been approved by the DNR.

For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff)   |   Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com   |   651-792-7049

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Saint Anthony

Date action report first entered:   05/05/2011

Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony has adopted shoreland ordinance consistent with the MN Department of Natural Resources.

For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff)   |   jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us   |   612-782-3314

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Saint Louis Park

Date action report first entered:   03/25/2013

Implementation details:
The City has adopted a SWPPP that covers a variety of BMP's, including a shore land ordinance.

Outcome measures/metrics:
Regulate development along surface water bodies with a minimum of 10' buffers.

Descriptive links: http://www.stlouispark.org/environment-stormwater/pollution-prevention-plan.html

For more information contact:
Shannon Pinc (City staff)   |   spinc@stlouispark.org   |   952-924-2191

Partners:
Minnehaha Creek Watershed District; Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission

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Saint Paul

Date action report first entered:   12/23/2014
Date of last report update:   12/23/2014

Implementation details:
The City's critical area rules (Chapter 68) protects river but no shoreland ordinance for lakes. The City's Comprehensive Plan Water Chapter (p. W23, Policy 2.20) explains why City hasn’t adopted a shoreline ordinance. Furthermore, the Park & Rec Plan seeks to establish an individual plan to protect the water quality of each water body in a City park. (p. PR18, Policy 3.11)

For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff)   |   kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us   |   651-266-6590

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Shoreview

Date action report first entered:   05/01/2013

Implementation details:
Yes, Section 209 of the Municipal Code regulates the altering of bluffs and removing trees. The City's Shoreland Management regulations apply to all properties located within 1,000 feet of a protected water body. These requirements protect the lakes and streams located within the City from overcrowding, pollution, and other undesirable conditions, while maintaining property values, views and the natural character of the shorelines.

Outcome measures/metrics:
The City adopted a Shoreland Ordinance in 1992, and the regulations have been amended and implemented since. The Ordinance has been approved by the MN DNR.

For more information contact:
Ellen Brenna (City staff)   |   ebrenna@shoreviewmn.gov   |   651-490-4665

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Shorewood

Date action report first entered:   10/25/2011

Implementation details:
Shorewood first adopted Shoreland Management regulations in the 1980's. The regulations have been approved by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and have been updated and continually implemented.

For more information contact:
Julie Moore (City staff)   |   jmoore@ci.shorewood.mn.us   |   952.960.7906

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Victoria

Date action report first entered:   05/01/2014
Date of last report update:   04/24/2015

Implementation details:
The City of Victoria adopted a shoreland ordinance for the property that abut the lakes and tributaries within the City in 1993 and amended the ordinance in 2002. The shoreland ordinance is aimed at protecting the City's lakes and water quality. The lakes and ponds within the City are protected by a buffer zone.

Descriptive links: https://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=19963

For more information contact:
Paul Moretto (City staff)   |   pmoretto@ci.victoria.mn.us   |   952-443-4210

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White Bear Lake

Date action report first entered:   03/25/2013

Implementation details:
The City has a shoreland overlay district.

For more information contact:
Connie Taillon (City staff)   |   ctaillon@whitebearlake.org   |   651-429-8564

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Sartell pending

Date action report first entered:   07/31/2014
Date of last report update:   07/31/2014

Implementation details:
The City adopted an ordinance limiting the removal of vegetation along the shoreline. Limited vegetation removal is allowed for a view corridor provided no more than 50 feet or one-half the lot width is removed, whichever is greater.

For more information contact:
Nate Keller (City staff)   |   nate.keller@sartellmn.com   |   320-258-7316

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Crosslake pending

Date action report first entered:   01/30/2019
Date of last report update:   01/30/2019
Year action initially completed:   2018
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
Preserving the natural environment of shorelands is a listed purpose of the City of Crosslake Code of Ordinances Chapter 26 Land Use effective 10-14-14 and revised 10-16-18.

For more information contact:
Martha Steele (Community volunteer)   |   steeles@brainerd.net   |   218-765-4041

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Crystal pending

Date action report first entered:   01/28/2019
Date of last report update:   01/28/2019
Year action initially completed:   2017
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
The City Council approved an overhaul and update of the city's land use regulations in 2017. The update does include a shoreland overlay district and requirements for such areas.

Descriptive links: https://www.crystalmn.gov/UserFiles/Servers/Server_10879634/File/Government/City%20Code/Chapter%205.pdf

For more information contact:
Anne Norris (City staff)   |   Anne.Norris@crystalmn.gov   |   763-531-1140

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greenstep advisor
Daniel Petrik, Land Use Specialist, MN Dept. of Natural Resources: 651/259-5697, Daniel.Petrik@state.mn.us