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File #: RES 19-551    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 4/3/2019
Title: Requesting a Planning Commission study of the city's current zoning regulations for a new portable sign type, pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 462.357, Subd. 4.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker, Amy Brendmoen
Title
Requesting a Planning Commission study of the city's current zoning regulations for a new portable sign type, pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 462.357, Subd. 4.
Body
WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Saint Paul finds that Chapter 64 of the City’s Zoning Code, in §§ 64.502, 64.503, 64.504, 64.505, and 64.506, allows portable signs in residential, traditional neighborhood, business, and industrial zoning districts; and
WHEREAS, the Council further finds that businesses or institutions in Saint Paul want to place sidewalk signs on the public sidewalk to direct customers to their business or institution and the Council supports their request; and

WHEREAS, the Council further finds that these sidewalk signs are best classified as portable signs; and
WHEREAS, the Council further finds that it is appropriate to exempt these sidewalk signs from the requirement of obtaining a permit; and
WHEREAS, Minn. Stat. § 462.357, Subd.4 authorizes the Council to initiate a zoning code amendment and refer the amendment to the planning commission for a study of the amendment, to obtain from the commission a report on the proposed amendment, and to not act upon the amendment proposal until sixty (60) days have elapsed from the date of the referral without a report from the commission; now therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the Council of the City Saint Paul, based upon the findings set forth above, hereby requests the planning commission, for the benefit of the health, welfare, and safety of the public, to study the zoning code’s present regulation of portable signs and to prepare a report and a recommendation based upon the study, whether to amend the City’s zoning code regulations for a new type of portable signs; and be it finally
RESOLVED, that the Council requests the planning commission, in preparing its report and recommendation, to consider the following definitions and amendments:
Sec. 64.118. P.
Portable sign. A sign which is attached to a chassis with wheels of skid...

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