CITY OF NEWPORT
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT, MINNESOTA, AMENDING THE CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 8, NUISANCES
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT, MINNESOTA, HEREBY ORDAINS THAT:
Section 811 - Building and Property Maintenance
811.07 Public Nuisance Defined
E. Special Provision - Parking Maintenance/Driveways
1.It shall be the joint responsibility of the operator and owner of any principal use to maintain, in a neat and aesthetic manner, the parking space, access way, driveway, landscaping and required fences and walls.
2.If, at the determination of the City Engineer and/or Public Work Department, an unpaved driveway has been documented to be discharging sediment causing pavement damage, public nuisance or other safety issues, the property owner will be required to install, at no expense to the City, a sediment control device outside the street Right-of-Way. The sediment control device shall be designed to effectively eliminate the discharge of any sediment particle larger than a #40 sieve size on to the street Right-of-Way.
3.Driveways and parking spaces must meet the following standards:
a.Must be paved with asphalt, concrete or other material as approved by the City Engineer, except for properties whose main access is on a non-paved roadway. Per Section 1371.11, Subd. 3, no person shall apply any coal-tar based sealer to any driveway, parking lot, or other surface within the City.
b.Shall be designed to provide an adequate means of access to a public alley or street and shall be so located as to cause the least interference with traffic movement.
c.Driveways for residential uses shall not exceed 24 feet in width at the curb line and property line
d.Driveways for commercial, office or industrial uses shall not exceed 32 feet in width at the curb line and property line.
e.All driveway widths shall be measured at the property line and curb line, not the roadway and shall be 40\' in length or to the garage, measured from the curb line, whichever is less.
f.Driveways must be located at least three (3) feet from the extension of the side lot line from the property line to the curb to accommodate the driveway apron.
g.Driveways abutting a public street must have a minimum of a three (3) foot landscaped separation between any adjacent driveways. That area between the property line and the curb line or edge of pavement shall be the responsibility of the property owner to pave and maintain.
4.Prior to the sale or property title transfer non-paved driveways shall be paved according to the standards in Section 811.07(E)(3), except for properties whose main access is on a non-paved roadway.
This Ordinance becomes effective upon its passage and publication according to law.
Adopted by the City Council of the City of Newport, Minnesota on the 7th day of August, 2014.