Notice of Intent to Amend Polk County Land Use/Zoning Ordinance

Notice of Intent to Amend Polk County Land Use/Zoning Ordinance Pursuant to MN Statute §375.51 and §394.26, notice of intention to adopt amendments to the Polk County Zoning Ordinance is hereby given. Polk County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing for input on the following date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the County Board room at the Polk County Government Center, Crookston, MN. A brief summary of the draft ordinance amendments are as follows: • Section 1 – Statutory Authorization and Policy and Purpose: Minor update to statutory authorization to include Buffer Law language. • Section 3 – Definitions: Update definitions to go along with ordinance updates relating to buffers. • Section 12 – General Regulations: Minor amendments for buffer regulations. • Section 18 – Shoreland District: Minor amendments for sign regulations in 18.2611 and minor amendments in regards to buffers in 18.2621. • Section 25 – Buffer Regulations: Created a new section in ordinance for Buffer Regulations. This section outlines the Purpose and Intent of section and the following: Jurisdiction, Requirements, Measurement, Alternative Practices, Compliance Determinations, Enforcement, Administrative Penalty Orders, Right to Appeal, and Reporting and Documentation Requirements. Copies of the referenced ordinance amendments may be viewed during regular business hours at Polk County Environmental Services, 320 Ingersoll Ave, Crookston, MN 56716, or on the Polk County Website: www.co.polk.mn.us. To submit written comments, ask questions, or to request more information please contact Josh Holte at Polk County Environmental Services at (218) 281-5700 or (800) 482-6804. (August 9, 2017)

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