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Commissioners consider legal review of county Zoning Ordinance


Fri, Jun 18th, 2004
Posted in Features

With the many challenges the countys zoning ordinance has faced, the most recent example being the court ruling by Judge Robert Benson against the county in the Slabaugh case, the county board has decided it is time to seek out expert legal advise.

Is the language clear enough? Is there conflicting language from one section to another? Does it reflect the landowners rights while protecting natural resources as well as a neighbors rights?

Coordinator Karen Brown contacted the Association of MN of Counties as well as other counties on the issue of zoning language. Scott Anderson and Jay Squires, land use lawyers, have been recommended and come with years of experience. Their hourly rate is $145.

Without a defined assignment, they indicated that the cost could range from $2,000 to $5,000, stated Brown. Not all sections of the Zoning Ordinance would have to be reviewed. The most sensitive areas would include sections related to homes and appropriate setbacks.

We really need this, Commissioner Marc Prestby said in support of the project. He had no problem with providing funding for such work and was willing to go the full $5,000.

Good money spent, agreed Commissioner Duane Bakke. He stressed the need to determine whether the county had the correct definitions in place and that the countys intentions were actually being projected through these definitions.

A motion to hire Anderson and Squires with a $3,000 service cap was approved. If the two men determine more time is required, they would need to come back to the board and request permission to do so. Duane Bakke, County Attorney Brett Corson, and Zoning Officer Norm Craig will work together to provide a list of sections the two lawyers will focus on first.

Board of Appeal and Equalization held

Following dinner break, the Board of Appeal and Equalization was held with only one request being presented. Brenda Sheldon of the city of Spring Valley was granted a request to lower her house value to $120,000 to be in line with other area properties.

According to Fillmore County Assessor Robert Pickett, this years assessment showed 249 residential sales (+4% increase in value from 2003); 49 agricultural sales (+10% increase in value), and 24 commercial-industrial sales (minimal change in value). New construc .....
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Fillmore County P&Z: Yet another subdivision draws fire

Fri, Jun 18th, 2004
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A proposed six-lot subdivision in the SW1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 32 in Preble Township wasnt warmly received as numerous residents of the community spoke up during the public hearing at the Fillmore County Planning & Zoning meeting on Thursday ni ..... 
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Gentlemen, start your engines!

Fri, Jun 11th, 2004
Posted in Features

LANESBORO - Finding Andy Kelly on a typical Friday night might be more difficult than you would expect. He is not likely to be out partying or driving to Rochester to see a movie. He is probably not even cruising around the streets with his friends. ..... 
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JOBZ could save Heartland millions

Fri, Jun 11th, 2004
Posted in Features

PRESTON - According to the terms of the settlement reached between the city of Preston and Bob and Elaine Maust, the city will pay the Mausts $325,000 to drop all litigation against the city. If the city is able to enroll Heartland in the state JOBZ ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council Report: Detachment petition presented to council

Fri, Jun 11th, 2004
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Jim Wagner petitioned the Lanesboro City Council at their June 7 meeting for detachment of property belonging to him and his son Rob Wagner from the city of Lanesboro. Wagner currently has city water to his property; he and his neighbors paid the ent ..... 
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Preston City Council Report: Council approves easement for Midwest Wireless tower

Fri, Jun 11th, 2004
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The Preston City Council made short shrift of business at their regular meeting on Monday, June 7, completing their affairs in a mere 35 minutes.

The big item of the meeting was a decision by the council to enter into an agreeme ..... 
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Need to de-clutter? Its time for a garage sale!

Fri, Jun 4th, 2004
Posted in Features

RUSHFORD - The weather this past month hasnt cooperated much in its usual role as harbinger of spring. But its a sure sign that summer and warmer days are on the way when garage sale signs start popping up around town every weekend.

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City of Preston and Mausts reach out-of-court settlement

Fri, Jun 4th, 2004
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ROCHESTER - The city of Preston and Bob and Elaine Maust of Heartland Energy & Recycling have reached a settlement that would dismiss any litigation pending against the city. In return, the city agrees to assist Heartland enroll in the state JOBZ pro ..... 
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City of Lanesboro named in arson-related suits

Fri, Jun 4th, 2004
Posted in Features

Former Chief of Police John Tuchek and the city of Lanesboro have been named in four suits filed in Fillmore County District Court that are related to the April 2002 arson fire in downtown Lanesboro.

Tuchek was found guilty of s ..... 
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