DENALI BOROUGH, ALASKA

ORDINANCE NO.95-07

 

INTRODUCED BY:†† Bill Nemec

 

POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 35 OF

THE DENALIBOROUGH CODE OF ORDINANCES.

 

BE IT ENACTED by the Assembly of the Denali Borough, Alaska that:

 

 

Section 1.†† Classification.

††††††††††† This ordinance is of a general and permanent nature.

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Section 2.

†††††††††† The purpose of this ordinance is to amend Chapter 35.The ordinance is amended as follows:

 

 

THE WORDING IN BRACKETS IS PROPOSED TO BE DELETED, AND THE UNDERLINED WORDING IS PROPOSED TO BE ADDDED.

[Sections:

†††††††††††††††† l.Duties and Functions.

†††††††††††††††† 2.Comprehensive Plan.

†††††††††††††††† 3.Municipal land entitlement.

Section 1.Duties and Functions.

 

†††† A.The Planning Commission shall prepare and recommend to the Borough Assembly:

††††††† 1.a comprehensive plan consisting of maps and related tests for the systematic development of the Borough;

††††††† 2.a zoning ordinance to implement the comprehensive plan;

††††††† 3.a subdivision ordinance;

††††††† 4.the official map of the Borough.Said map shall include reference to zoning and other applicable restrictions prescribedby the commission;

††††††† 5.municipal land entitlement recommendations; and,

††††††† 6.modifications to the documents specified in (1) ‑ (5) of this section.

 

†††† B.The Commission shall publish notice of and hold at least one public hearing before submitting its recommendations under (A) of this section to the Assembly.Notice shall be published in the same manner as in the case of ordinances.

†††† C.The planning commission shall:

††††††† 1.act as the platting board;

††††††† 2.act upon requests for variances; and,

††††††† 3.act upon requests for conditional uses.

 

†††† D.Subject to any ordinance adopted pursuant to AS 29.33.245, no platting request, variance or conditional use may be granted except upon an affirmative vote of a majority of the voting members of the Commission.

 

 

Section 2.Comprehensive Plan.

 

†††† A.The comprehensive plan provided for in Section 1 (A)(1) shall be a compilation of policy statements, goals, standards and maps for guiding the physical, social and economic development, both private and public, of the Borough and may include, but is not limited to the following; statements of policies, goals, standards, a land use plan, a community facilities plan, a transportation plan, and recommendations for plan implementation.

†††† B.The Borough Assembly shall adopt a comprehensive plan based upon the recommendations of the planning commission.The Borough Assembly may modify the plan, provided that it first obtains the recommendations of the Planning Commission.The Planning Commission shall undertake an overall review of the plan at least once every two (2) years and shall present recommendations based on the review to the Borough Assembly.]

 

 

††††††††††† A.All land control political power is inherent in the people as a Home Rule Borough Government.All Home Rule Government originates with the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the people of the Denali Borough.

 

††††††††††† B.The Planning Commission powers shall remain inherent in the elected officials of the Denali Borough Assembly.

 

††††††††††† C.The Denali Borough shall maintain and elect a Land Planning Committee which shall remain in compliance with Chapter 13 of Denali Borough Home Rule Charter.

 

††††††††††† D.The Denali Borough Land Planning Committee shall prepare and recommend to the Borough Assembly, at the discretion of the Mayor the following:

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.Maps and related tests for development of the Borough;

††††††††††††††††††††††† 2.Municipal Land Entitlement recommendations;

††††††††††††††††††††††† 3.Modifications to documents,as needed;

††††††††††††††††††††††† 4.Planning, Platting, and Land Use Regulation, as needed.

 

†††††††††† E.The Land Planning Committee shall publish notices of and hold at least one Public Hearing before submitting itís recommendations.Notices shall be published in the same manner as in the case of Ordinances.

 

††††††††††† F.Appeals from Administrative Decisions

††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A.††† By ordinance of the Denali Borough Assembly shall provide for an appeal froman administrative decision,application of aLand Use Regulation adopted under this Section 35.The assembly may provide for an appeal to a Court, Hearing Officer, Board of Adjustment, or other body.The Assembly shall provide for an appeal from a decision on a request for a variance from the terms of a Land Use regulation when literal enforcement would deprive a property owner rights commonly enjoyed by other properties in the area or district.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† B.By Ordinance the Assembly may provide for appointment of a Hearing Officer, or for the composition, appointment, and terms of office of a Board of Adjustment or other body established to hear appeals from Administrative Actions.The Assembly may define proper parties and prescribe evidentiary rules, standards of review, and remedies available to the Hearing Officer, Board of Adjustment, or other body.

 

 

Section3.†† Municipal††† land†††††† entitlement. ††The municipal land entitlement shall refer to the land selected or nominated for selection to satisfy a general grant land entitlement.

 

Section 4.††††††† Effective Date.†††††† This ordinance becomes effective upon adoption by the Denali Borough Assembly and signature of the Mayor.

 

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DATE INTRODUCED:†† April 9, 1995

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† FIRST READING:†††† April 9, 1995

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PUBLIC HEARING:†††††† ________________________

 

PASSED AND APPROVED BY THE Denali Borough Assembly the___________day of _____________________, 19_____.

 

 

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††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mayor

 

 

ATTEST:††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††________________________________________

††††††††††††††††††††††† Borough Clerk

 

 

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