Ordinance Advisory


This Committee was put in place to make recommendations to the Council regarding the Zoning Ordinance and development review process. A draft report was completed and accepted by the City Council in draft form. Implementation of the report recommendations will occur in 2019.

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Law Enforcement services are provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff, and Fire Department services are provided by the Medicine Lake Fire Department.

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The City of Medicine Lake Planning Commission provides direction for city residents in the permitting process for building and remodeling projects.

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The City of Medicine Lake City Council meets on the first Monday of each month.

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Notice is hereby given that at the July 1st, 2019, City Council meeting beginning at 6:00 at the City Hall, the City Council will be considering adoption of the following items:

Building Permit completion timeline: An ordinance consistent with Minnesota Statute 326B.121 that places a time limit of 9 months on completion of exterior work being done to a structure that requires a building permit. The purpose of the ordinance is to address the potential issue of building projects lagging and becoming an eyesore or nuisance.

Zoning Ordinance Amendments: An ordinance amending the zoning ordinance including technical modifications and clarifications, modifications to setbacks, and establishment of driveway standards and permitting processes.

Establishing Land Use Fees for 2019: An ordinance updating land use fees and adding escrow requirements for the Construction Management Plan process.

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City of Medicine Lake, MN

10609 South Shore Drive
Medicine Lake, MN 55441

Phone: 763.542.9701
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About Medicine Lake

The City of Medicine Lake is nestled in the western suburbs on the large peninsula within Medicine Lake, the second largest lake in the Twin Cities. Just miles from downtown Minneapolis, our community enjoys the benefits of a small town as well as the luxuries of being surrounded by other booming communities.

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City Hall - 10609 South Shore Drive, Medicine Lake