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Need a permit? Just change the ordinance


Fri, Jul 20th, 2001
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Monday, July 23, 2001

The County Commissioners rejected an amendment to the Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance that would have allowed a second farm-home on a farm to be split off as a non-farm home on a separate parcel and still be within 1000 feet of a feedlot. But the split could only occur if the new owners of the non-farm home are engaged in the farming operation, or the new owners are related to the other farm-home owners as kindred in the first degree.

Sound confusing? The commissioners thought so, too. The complex, tailor-made amendment to the zoning ordinance will be sent back to the Planning Commission for discussion and review.

The amendment was presented as part of a package of zoning amendments and Conditional Use Permits sent to the County Board for approval by Zoning Administrator Norm Craig at last Tuesday’s meeting.

The farm-home amendment also included language that would require the deed of conveyance of the subdivided parcel to contain language that “the owners are aware that they are in an Ag district which means they are subject to smells, sights, chemicals, and noise prevalent in an Ag district…"

Under the proposed amendment, the newly created parcel could only be re-sold in the future to either an employee of the original farm, or a first degree kindred of the original farm family. Any resale of the property would also have to be approved by the zoning administrator for compliance.

County Attorney Matt Opat immediately expressed concern with the proposed amendment, noting that amendment was merely a way to circumvent the 1000-foot setback of a non-farm home from a feedlot.

The amendment generated a lengthy discussion on the county’s zoning ordinance, such as its many unique features that include non-farm home setback of 1000-foot on feedlots and rock quarries, as well stipulations on the allowable numbers of farm-homes and non-farm homes per quarter-quarter section.

During the discussion, Commissioner Randy Dahl inquired how the Fillmore County Zoning ordinance compared to the zoning ordinances of neighboring counties.

"Our ordinance is too detailed; more (detailed) than other counties," responded Craig, the author of the complex amendment presented for approval.

At this point, Commissioner Duane Bakke offered his opinion. "The key to this is to change the ordinance to eliminate the definition of non-farm and farm homes."

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The growth of tourism in Bluff Country

Fri, Jul 20th, 2001
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Economic impact is in millions of dollarsBy John TorgrimsonMonday, July 23, 2001

Mike Charlebois looks tired and weary as he waits on a customer. He and his wife Julie have spent the past several months remodelling the Ro ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, Jul 20th, 2001
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New Homes • Remodeling • Additions
Poured Basement Walls • Driveways • Retaining Walls
Agriculture • Horse Barns • Riding Arenas


Fill, Sand, Black Dirt, Landscaping, Lite Excavation


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Our Gift Shop

Fri, Jul 20th, 2001
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Features:
Locally made Amish Quilts, Dolls, Baskets & Furniture
Amish Pantry Spices, Mustards, Bread Mixes & Soups
Beaumont Brothers Pottery
Fall Pumpkins, Apples & Scarecrows
Tapestry Wallhangings
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Welcome to Bluff Country's Finest Family Campground

Fri, Jul 20th, 2001
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SUPERSAW VALLEY CAMPGROUND
Deep in the heart of picturesque Bluff Country, welcome to Supersaw Valley Campground, southeastern Minnesota’s scenic family camping area.

Come discover 185 acres of lush, bountifu ..... 
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Journal Profile #84

Fri, Jul 20th, 2001
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Name: Ellen Collett
Home: Preston, MN
Age: 54
Profession: Homemaker/Daycare
Family: Husband Dave, three daughters, two sons, and six grandchildren
Personal Hero: My mother
Hobbies: Se ..... 
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Birth Announcements

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