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City of Mountain Iron, Minnesota

Resolution Number 20-21



WHEREAS, the real property identified as Lot 11 of Block 2, Spring Park Addition, with the Parcel Identification Number of 175-0057-00250, located at 5623 Oriole Avenue is characterized by nuisance conditions, including: Section 96.18 Public Nuisances Affecting Peace and Safety, Section 96.19 Nuisance Parking and Storage, Section 96.21 Building Maintenance and Appearance which is a hazard or menace to the public health, safety, and welfare as identified in Chapter 96 of the Mountain Iron City Code; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Mountain Iron City Code, the City Council may declare by Resolution all public nuisance violations on public or private property in the City a public nuisances and abate; and

WHEREAS, on November 1, 2021, at a duly noticed Public Hearing, the City Council has considered evidence presented with respect to this resolution.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOUNTAIN IRON, MINNESOTA, that in accordance with the Mountain Iron City Code Chapter 96 (Nuisances), the City Council declares the real property at 5623 Oriole Avenue a “Public Nuisance” based on the following violations:

  1. Attractive nuisances dangerous to children in the form of abandoned and broken equipment, or neglected
  2. Broken or discarded appliances, furniture and household equipment in yard areas for unreasonable periods of
  3. Boxes and other debris stored in yards and visible from public streets for unreasonable
  4. Building exteriors which are maintained in such conditions as to become defective, unsightly, or in such a condition of deterioration or disrepair that the same cause’s appreciable depreciation of the property values of surrounding property or is materially detrimental to proximal properties and
  5. Maintenance of premises so out of harmony or conformance with the maintenance standards of adjacent properties as to cause substantial diminution of the enjoyment, use or property values of such adjacent
  6. Unmaintained grass lawns and/or weed that is in a condition to cause unsightliness or become a fire menace when dry or which is otherwise dangerous to the public health and
  7. Overgrown vegetation causing detriment to neighboring properties or property
  8. Dead trees, weeds, and debris that constitute an unsightly appearance, are dangerous to public safety and welfare, or are detrimental to nearby property or property
  9. The accumulation and storage of abandoned, wrecked, dismantled or inoperative vehicles or parts thereof on private or public property.
  10. To abandon, park, store or leave or permit the abandonment, parking, storing or leaving of any licensed or unlicensed vehicle or part thereof which is in abandoned, wrecked or dismantled or inoperative condition upon any private or public

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the property owner shall have the right to abate the public nuisance in accordance with the City Council’s Resolution declaring a nuisance, at his own expense, provided the same is done within 60 days. Upon compliance with the resolution by the owner, the proceedings hereunder shall be deemed terminated. If such nuisance is not completely abated by the owner, as directed, within the time set forth in the resolution, then the City Council shall cause the same to be abated by City forces or private contract, and entry upon the premises is expressly authorized for such purposes.  All costs incurred by the City during the abatement may be assessed upon the property.






                                               Mayor Peggy Anderson





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