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Murray County Board of Commissioners - Board approves conditional use permits for several sites

March 14, 2013

By Dorothy Bloemendaal
A proclamation was signed by Murray County Board of Commissioners Gerald Magnus declaring March 11- 15 as Daffodils Days. This promotions is designated to promote cancer research. Gail Byers, Margaret Kluis, Bonnie Wiese and Mary Dierks volunteers presented the proclamation. They said more volunteers are needed.

Subordination agreements were approved for Heath and Angela Landsman in the Murray County Septic Loan Program. Approval for a subordination agreement was given to Lee Schaffran and Elizabeth Schaffran of a loan for property in Cottonwood County for the Regional Healthy Homes Housing Rehabilitation project.

Conditional use permits were approved for Todd Neilson to construct a total confinement barn to house 2.400 head finishing hogs with office and load-out. The barn is to be built in Lime Lake Township Section 17. Seven special conditions were added to the permit.

Aaron Miller was approved for a conditional use permit to expand an existing feedlot for a total of 1,095 animal units in Section 5, Lowville Township. Five special conditions were added to the permit.

Approval was given to Gary and Dana Hogan for a cardtrol fueling station in Section 25, Bondin Township. Twelve organizations will be invited to a pre-construction meeting before the project may begin. Any easements and required state permits must be submitted to the Environmental Services office before the project can begin.

A conditional use permit for a new building site on land adjacent to Beaver Creek in Section 31 Mason Township was approved for Jim and Kathy Veenhuis.

Christy Riley reported on two recent conferences she attended. Minnesota had gross sales of $11.8 billion generating $768 million in sales tax and employing 239,855 people in 2011. The main emphasis of the conference was marketing Minnesota.

The National Pheasant Fest was held this year in Minnesota. She said there was a lot of interest in pheasant hunting in the area and places to visit in southern Minnesota.

Doug Mead, SMOC representative, presented an application for Minnesota Housing and Finance Agency Family Homelessness Prevention and assistance program. The funding request is $77,000 and will provide services to low-income households in Murray, Rock, Nobles, and Pipestone Counties. The funds may be distributed to approximately 65 homes to create long term housing stability. There is no cost to the county for the program.

A resolution was adopted to place five bridges for replacement or rehabilitation within the next five years. The county intends to proceed with these bridges as soon as possible when State Transportation Bond funds are available.

Bids will be opened on April 16 at 10:30 a.m. for striping the east half of county roads.

Marcia Hansen presented a statement during the open forum regarding her status as director of Sunrise Terrace.

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