The city council may grant a variance from the provisions of these regulations in accordance with the procedures as set forth upon finding that undue hardship may result from strict compliance with specific provisions or that the requirements of these regulations or the application of such provisions is impractical or undesirable in a specific instance. The city council shall only grant variances that it deems necessary, or which it finds desirable from the standpoint of public interest. In making its findings, as required in this action, the city council shall take into account the nature of the proposed use of the land and the existing use of land in the vicinity, the number of persons to reside or work in the proposed subdivision, and the probable effect of the proposed subdivision upon conditions in the vicinity. No variance shall be granted unless the city council finds the following:
A. That there are such special circumstances or conditions affecting said property that the strict application of the provisions of this chapter would clearly be impractical, unreasonable or undesirable to the general public. In such cases, the subdivider shall first state his reasons in writing to the specific provision or requirement involved and submit them to the city council.
B. That the granting of the specific variance will not be detrimental to the public welfare or injurious to other property in the area in which said property is situated.
C. That such variance will not have the effect of nullifying the intent and purpose of this title or the comprehensive plan.
D. The city council shall include its findings and the specific reasons for its action and shall also record its reasons and actions in its minutes. (Ord. 254 § 3, 1982)