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Jenkins: Council approves zoning changes

The ordinance does not change lot sizes, setbacks or impervious lot coverage, but it does add a section relating to interim use permits, updates the planned unit development section, adds standards for manufactured homes in the R1 and R2 zones, adds a section regulating noxious weeds and long grass in the nuisance section and adds a section relating to keeping chickens. PineandLakes.com Illustration

The Jenkins City Council approved a new zoning and subdivision ordinance during its Monday, April 10, meeting, City Clerk Krista Okerman said in a phone interview Tuesday, April 11.

The ordinance does not change lot sizes, setbacks or impervious lot coverage, but it does add a section relating to interim use permits, updates the planned unit development section, adds standards for manufactured homes in the R1 and R2 zones, adds a section regulating noxious weeds and long grass in the nuisance section and adds a section relating to keeping chickens.

In other business, the council:

• Approved a survey on city property abutting the ballfield to identify a possible encroachment and future options.

• Approved an annual fire contract with Pequot Lakes for $15,077.09, approximately $300 lower than the previous contract.

• Approved a land use complaint policy and procedure that categorizes violations and outlines possible responses and procedures in addressing violations.

• Approved an invoice for widening shoulders on the Highway 371 project beyond the Minnesota Department of Transportation plans.

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