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Smoldering sawdust and sleeping tourists


Fri, May 11th, 2001
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Monday, May 14, 2001

Zoning permits were the dominant agenda item at last Tuesday’s regular session of the County Board. Zoning Administrator Norm Craig presented the commissioners with a long list of Conditional Use Permits (CUP) passed on from the Planning Commission to the Board for approval.

At the top of the CUP list were two applications for sawmills. The first application, for Henry Zook, was to permit and operate an existing sawmill. The second, for Emery Hershberger, was to construct and operate a new sawmill.

Commissioner Marc Prestby, whose district has seen the greatest increase in sawmill applications and includes both the Zook and Hershberger sawmills, began the discussion noting that the Canton Fire Department, of which he is a member, has been called to the Zook sawmill three times because of smoldering sawdust piles.

"Don’t they need to get a burn permit?" inquired Commissioner Randy Dahl.

"Yes, but sawmills can get a six month permit (versus the two week permit normally given)," responded Craig.

"I guess I’d like to see some of the burning addressed in these permits," added Prestby. "Most of the problems are with the sawdust piles."

After Commissioner Harry Root expressed his concerns about inconsistent regulation of the sawmills, County Attorney Matt Opat recommended that specific language be developed for the regulating of burning at the sawmill sites and placed on the permits as conditions. Many of the sawmills being permitted are on Amish farms and all on the Board acknowledged the primary use of wood for heat and cooking on Amish farms.

Before the end of the meeting, Mr. Opat’s office drafted language for use on the permits and the applications were approved. The specific language stated: "The sawmill operator shall not allow by-products to be burned unless for personal use in heating and cooking."

To the Hershberger application was added an additional condition: "The sawmill shall be designed and built to reduce noise effecting nearby neighbors." As the sawmill has yet to operate, it was not made clear which noise that is "effecting" the neighbors is to be reduced, and by how much.

Bed and Breakfasts

Moving from sawmills in the agriculture district to bed and breakfasts (B&B) in the agriculture district, the commissioners reviewed and approved applications for three new B&Bs.

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Fillmore County Pork Producers
Hoffman Stables

Fly Boys Come Home

Fri, May 11th, 2001
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By Geri Parlin
LaCrosse Tribune staff Monday, May 14, 2001

If you're a Navy pilot, you want to fly an F-18.

Why?

Because you want to fly the fastest, meanest fighter available.

That's what Lt. Bri ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, May 11th, 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, May 11th, 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
Bell Pul ..... 
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Welcome to Bluff Country's Finest Family Campground

Fri, May 11th, 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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Fud 4 Thot

Fri, May 11th, 2001
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Answer:

GENERALLY SPEAKING

Fud 4 Thot

Fri, May 11th, 2001
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©Maxxximum MadcapWeekly cartoon, Max, Maxxx, Maxxximum, Madcap, food for thought, fud 4 thot

Journal Profile #84

Fri, May 11th, 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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Recipe-Good for a terrible day.

Fri, May 11th, 2001
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Recipe-Good for a terrible day.

Take a pint of ill humor
Add one or more unfortunate ingredients.
Let it cook over a good fire.
When at boiling point, add a tbsp. of temper.
Baste from time to time with sarcasm.
Cook until the ..... 
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