Pipestone City Ordinance 152


CITY OF PIPESTONE

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Ordinance 152, Fourth Series, has been adopted by the City Council of the City of Pipestone, Minnesota.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Ordinance 152, Fourth Series, as approved by the City Council is as follows:

ORDINANCE 152, FOURTH SERIES

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PIPESTONE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE PIPESTONE CITY CODE REGARDING THE USE OF DUMPSTERS AND ROLL-OFF CONTAINERS.

THE CITY OF PIPESTONE ORDAINS:

Article I. Pipestone City Code, Section 50.11(A) is amended by adding the following underlined language, which shall be inserted in alphabetical order:

DUMPSTER. A large container for temporary storage of refuse, recycling, or source-separated compostable material.

REFUSE ENCLOSURE. An enclosure capable of containing all refuse, recyclable materials, source-separated compostable materials, and yard waste stored by an establishment between pickups.  

REFUSE ENCLOSURE – FOOD SERVICE. An enclosure constructed for sanitary temporary storage of refuse, recyclable materials, and source-separated compostable materials generated by food establishments.

ROLL-OFF CONTAINER. A usually open-top dumpster characterized by a rectangular footprint. Typical container sizes are 10, 15, 20, 30, and 40 cubic yards.

SOURCE-SEPARATED COMPOSTABLE MATERIALS. Shall have the meaning given it in Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.03, subd. 32a, as may be amended from time to time.

Article II. Pipestone City Code, Section 50.11 is amended by adding the following underlined language:

(F) Dumpsters and roll-off containers. A dumpster or roll-off container may not be located in any public place or right-of-way. A permit from the City Administrator, or their designee, is required to locate a dumpster or roll-off container on any residential property. The City Administrator, or their designee, is authorized to issue permits for placement of a dumpster or roll-off container on any residential premises for no more than two weeks in a twelve-month period. The permit must be displayed on the dumpster or roll-off container or elsewhere on the premises. All dumpsters and roll-off containers must have the current licensed collector’s name, address and phone number in clearly legible letters no less than three inches in height.  No fee is required for the permit.

(G) Placement of dumpsters and roll-off containers. Dumpsters and roll-off containers placed on residential properties may be placed and used subject to the following requirements:

(1) No refuse. recyclables, or swill. as the terms are defined in this Section, or other liquid waste shall be placed into a dumpster or roll-off container for disposal. Only materials that are of a solid physical form or matter such as construction or demolition debris, discarded household goods or wares, cardboard or packaging waste or the like, shall be placed or disposed into a dumpster or roll-off container.

(2) No dumpster or roll-off container shall be placed within 15 feet of a water/fire hydrant.

(3) A dumpster or roll-off container shall be collected or otherwise removed within one week after the container is to its capacity.

(4) All material shall be completely and securely placed within the dumpster or roll-off container; no material shall be sticking out or exceeding above the top of the sides of the dumpster or roll-off container. It is the property owner’s and occupant’s responsibility to ensure that any material that falls or is blown out of the dumpster or roll-off container is promptly collected and properly stored.

(H) Refuse storage and disposal – business and industrial. Exterior storage of refuse, including dumpsters and roll-off containers, at buildings in property zoned for business or industrial uses must conform to the following rules:

(1) The refuse must be contained in a refuse enclosure or in the case of food establishments, in a refuse enclosure – food service.

(2) The exterior storage area must be constructed in compliance with the City Code’s zoning requirements.

Article III. Severability. Should any section or part of this ordinance be declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such decision will not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any part other than the part declared invalid.

Article IV. Effective Date. This ordinance shall become effective the day after its legal publication.

Passed and adopted by the City Council of the City of Pipestone this 4th day of December, 2023.

/s/Dan Delaney

Dan Delaney, Mayor

ATTEST:  

/s/Deb Nelson

Deb Nelson, City Administrator

(Published in the Pipestone County Star on December 7, 2023)

Effective Date: December 8, 2023