ORDINANCE NO. 400-D
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 400
THE EMPIRE TOWNSHIP ZONING ORDINANCE
The Board of Supervisors of Empire Township ordains the following amendment to Ordinance No. 400 Empire Township Zoning Ordinance:
SECTION I. Section 4.17 Public Nuisance, Subdivision C. is amended by adding the following:
5. It shall be unlawful in the MXR Mixed Residential District to operate gas-operated all-terrain vehicles, amphibious vehicles, off-road four-wheel drive vehicles, dune buggies, motor bikes, motor scooters, motor cycles, mopeds, go-karts and similar self-propelled off-road or on-road wheeled vehicles on public property at any time or on private property for more than one hour per day. No more than three vehicles shall be operated on the same property at the same time. The lawful hours of operation for said vehicles shall be from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The operation of said vehicles shall require operable stock mufflers and said vehicles shall be operated consistent with Minnesota State noise standards. No property shall include construction of a track for the operation of said vehicles and the operation of said vehicles shall not result in the visible loss of natural vegetation, or paths, or ruts on any property. It shall be unlawful in the MXR Mixed Residential District (whether on public or private property) to operate dirt bikes at any time. This subsection shall not regulate the operation of any properly licensed vehicles on public roadways or the use of self-propelled childrens vehicles, provided said vehicles do not exceed ten miles per hour, nor shall this subsection affect the use of any self-propelled vehicle, wheel chair or equipment used by persons with disabilities.
SECTION II. Ordinance No. 400-D was adopted on November 14, 2017 and shall become effective upon publication in the official newspaper.
Terry L. Holmes, Chair
_________________________________Kathleen B. Krippner, Clerk-Treasurer
Published in the Farmington Independent on Dec. 7, 2017