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Ordinances for the City of Plato


The ordinances listed are currently "active" ordinances. Any questions about any ordinances can be directed to the City Office.

Zoning Ordinance - (portions revised with Ordinance 83)
• Ordinance 3 - Relates to streets, sidewalks, and alleys (1889) - (amended by Ordinance 40)
• Ordinance 9 - Prevent horses, cattle and other animals from running at large - 3/30/1889
• Ordinance 11 - Laying out and Opening a street over and across the lands of Eva and Albert Wuethrich in Plato - 3/5/1900
• Ordinance 20 - Relates to snowmobiles, regulating the operation and use, and provides penalties if violated - 2/1/1971
• Ordinance 23 - Prohibits unreasonable acceleration of motor vehicles in the City of Plato and sets penalties if violated - 6/6/1977
• Ordinance 24 - Explains providing a uniform system for naming and numbering streets and principal buildings in Plato - 2/6/1978
• Ordinance 26 - Extends the Corporate limits of the City of Plato to include certain unincorporated property owned by and beyond the limits of the City of Plato - 5/5/1981
• Ordinance 27 - Establishing a Planning Commission for the City of Plato - 4/4/1983
• Ordinance 28 - Establishing comprehensive zoning regulations of the City of Plato - 4/4/1983
• Ordinance 29 - Establishing subdivision regulations for the City of Plato (1984) - (amended by Ordinance 61)
• Ordinance 30 - Repeals certain obsolete ordinances of the City of Plato - 1/7/1985
• Ordinance 31 - Regulates the sale of intoxicating liquor and non-intoxicating malt liquor, requiring a license, and penalties for violations - 1/7/1985
• Ordinance 32 - Controls garbage, refuse, blight, litter, and other nuisances within the City of Plato and provides penalties for violations (1985) - (amended by Ordinance 77)
• Ordinance 33 - Relating to the control and prevention of tree disease and damaged or dangerous trees within the City of Plato - 1/7/1985
• Ordinance 34 - Relates to the management and operation of the Waterworks of the City of Plato (1985) - (amended by Ordinance 42)
• Ordinance 35 - Regulating cabaret and dance halls, requiring a license and imposing penalties for violations (1985) - (amended by Ordinance 45)
• Ordinance 36 - Regulating the control and use or discharge of firearms, bow, crossbows, pellet guns, BB guns, swords, knives, or any other dangerous instrumentality and setting penalties for violations - 2/4/1985
• Ordinance 37 - Relates to preventing, reducing, eliminating blighting factors, or cause of blight within the City of Plato and provides penalties for violations (1985) - (amended by Ordinance 77)
• Ordinance 38 - Amends Ordinance 31 regulating the sale of intoxicating liquor and nonintoxicating malt liquor and providing for absolute closing hours - 2/10/1986
• Ordinance 40 - Requires the removal of snow and ice from sidewalks within the City of Plato and sets forth penalties for violations, and amends Ordinance 3 accordingly - 5/9/1988
• Ordinance 41 - Regulating the possession of animals within the City of Plato, requires licenses for certain species, restraining animals at large, etc (1988) - (amended by Ordinance 46 and 76)
• Ordinance 45 - Amends Ordinance 35 regulating cabaret and dance halls, requiring a police officer to be present at certain dances - 12/11/1989
• Ordinance 46 - Amends Ordinance 41 regulating possession and restraint of animals within the City of Plato - 7/9/1990
• Ordinance 47 - Establishing regulations for the installation and use of septic tank/drain field systems in the City of Plato and penalties if violated - 11/12/1990
• Ordinance 48 - To establish a sewer fund for the City of Plato and to impose a sewer charge upon all premises within the City of Plato - 1/13/1992
• Ordinance 51 - Establishing the terms for the Mayor in compliance with the Laws of 1994 Chapter 646 - 7/8/1996
• Ordinance 55 - Relates to Tobacco ordinance for City of Plato including license, sales prohibited to minors, self-service sales, and penalties if violated - 4/15/1998
• Ordinance 57 - Establishing use and rate regulations for municipal wasterwater treatment facilities (1999) - (amended by Ordinance 59, 63, and 69)
• Ordinance 61 - Amends Ordinance 29 relating to subdivisions, particularly amending section 5 regarding certain improvement standards and costs - 3/13/2000
• Ordinance 63 - Amends Ordinance 57 regarding regulations for municipal waste water treatment facilities, particularly provisions requiring the use of public sewers - 5/8/2000
• Ordinance 64 - Establishing subdivision regulations for the City of Plato in accordance with the provisions of sections 462.358, Minnesota Statutes - 5/8/2000
• Ordinance 65 - Amends the charge for water sales in the City of Plato and repeals Ordinance 60 (2001) - (amended by Ordinance 85)
• Ordinance 67 - Regarding the disposition of refuse within the City of Plato, defining terms and providing penalties if violated - 11/13/2001
• Ordinance 68 - Providing for the regulation of adult oriented businesses in the City of Plato, providing for the issuance of licenses and collection of fees and provides penalties if violated - 9/10/2002
• Ordinance 69 - Amends Ordinance 57 and prohibits the discharge of storm water into the sanitary sewer system and provides for inspection of sanitary sewer systems within structures - 9/9/2002
• Ordinance 70 - Establishing a curfew for minors and imposing penalties for violations - 9/9/2003
• Ordinance 72 - Establishing comprehensive zoning regulations for the City of Plato and providing for the administration, enforcement and amendment in accordance with the provisions of sections 462.351 to 462.365, Minnesota Statues, and for the repeal of all ordinances in conflict - 2/9/2004
• Ordinance 73 - Combines the Office and the Offices of City Clerk and City Treasurer - 6/14/2004
• Ordinance 74 - Granting a franchise to North American Communications Corporation to maintain a cable communication system in the City of Plato and provides penalties if provisions violated - 9/29/2004
• Ordinance 75 - Relating to Clandestine drug lab sites and chemical dump sites - 12/13/2004
• Ordinance 76 - Amends Ordinance 41 and providing for regulation of animals - 4/1/2005
• Ordinance 77 - Amends Ordinance 32, Section 8 and Ordinance 37, Section 2c of the City of Plato revising the blight nuisance enforcement provisions - 12/12/2005
• Ordinance 79 - Amends section 1 of the Plato Municipal Code pertaining to the building code and pre-construction site surveys - 1/8/2007
• Ordinance 80 - Granting to Northern State Power Company permission to construct, operate, repair and maintain in the City of Plato - 3/12/2007
• Ordinance 82 - Adopts the Minnesota State Building Code and sections that are associated with it  (Amended by Ordinance 91) - 7/9/2007
• Ordinance 83 - Revises Sections 11, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, and 56 of the City of Plato Zoning Ordinance concerning agricultural, residential, commercial zones and landowner responsibility - 1/14/2008
• Ordinance 84 - Granting Centerpoint Energy Resources Corp to construct, operate, repair, and maintain facilities and equipment of gas energy for public and private use in the City of Plato - 3/9/2009
• Ordinance 87 - Creating a Rural Service Tax District - 7/8/2013
• Ordinance 88 - Floodplain Management (replace ordinance 66) - 5/12/2014
• Ordinance 89 - Replacing Ordinance No 54 regulating winter parking on the public streets - 4/13/2015
Ordinance 90 - An Ordinance Extending The Corporate Limits Of The City Of Plato To Include Certain Unincorporated Lands Presently Owned By The City And Abutting Upon The City Limits.
• Ordinance 91 - An Ordinance Repealing Ordinance 81 and Amending Ordinance 82 To Include Plumbing Plan Review