Summary of Amendments to Ordinance 130



            NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota, have adopted Ordinance 131, Zoning Ordinance, effective immediately, to replace Ordinance 130 (Zoning Ordinance).  Said Ordinance 131 generally regulates the size, location, and other characteristics of structures and buildings; the use of land, buildings and structures; the density of population; and other related improvements to land for the purpose of promoting the public health, safety and general welfare of the residents of the Township of Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota.

Specific amendments to Ordinance 130 included in Ordinance 131 allow for detached accessory buildings with lesser restrictions on combined footprint, number of buildings, sidewall height and roof pitch depending on the size of the lot on which they are located. The amendments also institute new regulations relating to vacation rental of single-family dwellings, allowing for some by right and others by conditional use permit. All amendments are consistent with and no less restrictive than amendments previously adopted by Douglas County.

A printed copy of Ordinance 131 is available for inspection by any person by contacting Gregg Raisanen, Township Clerk, at Alexandria Township Office, 324 Broadway Street, Suite 101, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308 or by calling him at (320) 759-5300 or by visiting the Alexandria Township web site at