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Planning Commission


Fri, Jul 6th, 2001
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Planning Commission unveils Ag District planBy John TorgrimsonMonday, July 2, 2001

A few years ago the Fillmore County Planning Commission quietly approved a motion that would amend the zoning ordinance, limiting the number of non-farm homes in the Ag District to one per quarter section, or one per 160 acres.
The action was an attempt to challenge the existing ordinance which allows for one non-farm home per 1/4 1/4 section, or one per 40 acres.

The amendment, which would have protected agricultural land and further limited development, never made it up the bureaucratic ladder to see the light of day before the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners. But since that time, the motion has spawned discussions around the feasibility of creating multiple districts within the Ag District.

It has been suggested that in the less developed western areas of the county the ordinance could be changed to further limit non-farm home development to one per 160 acres, thus promoting agriculture; conversely, in the more hilly and wooded areas of the county, development could be changed to allow for more than one non-farm per 40 acres would be allowed, further promoting non-farm development.

For the past several months, a select committee has been reviewing the zoning ordinance and considering a range of land-use options. Their recommendations were unveiled at the Fillmore County Planning Commission meeting on Thursday.

Under the plan, three Agriculture Districts would be created:

Agriculture Preservation District A-1. To provide a district whose primary purpose is to maintain, conserve and enhance agricultural land which has a historically been tilled on a continuous basis or land that has historically been covered by forest or land containing special geographical features and to provide a limited development of farm homes.

In A-1 areas, development would be limited to six homes per section (6 per 640 acres). There is no distinction between farm and non-farm home in the A-1 District. Minimum lot size would be 40 acres.

The committee envisioned the A-1 area being in western Fillmore County and along the Root River Trail system; from the southwest corner of the county to Harmony and from Beaver Township to York Township.

Agriculture District A-2. To provide a district whose primary purpose is to maintain, conserve and enhance agricultural land which has historically been tilled on a continuou .....
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Lanesboro City Council Report

Fri, Jul 6th, 2001
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Tuchek named Police ChiefBy John TorgrimsonMonday, July 9, 2001

After taking some time to pass motions adopting a City of Lanesboro Police Policy Paper, a Job Description for the Chief of Police and Suggested Criteria for Choosing the Police C ..... 
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Amazed that it still works

Fri, Jul 6th, 2001
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Monday, July 2, 2001

In keeping with its own commitment to discuss county facilities on the fourth Tuesday of the month, the County Board met last Tuesday with representatives of Kane and Johnson Architects of Rochester to discuss the heating ..... 
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Planning for the future

Fri, Jul 6th, 2001
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Re-mapping the Ag DistrictBy john TorgrimsonMonday, July 9, 2001

Editors note: On Thursday, June 28, the Ag District Review Committee released their recommendations on how the county might amend their zoning ordinance ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, Jul 6th, 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 6th, 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 6th, 2001
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SUPERSAW VALLEY CAMPGROUND
Deep in the heart of picturesque Bluff Country, welcome to Supersaw Valley Campground, southeastern Minnesotas scenic family camping area.

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

Fri, Jul 6th, 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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