County Commissioners Room, located on the first floor of the Courthouse, 201 Lake Avenue, Fairmont, Minnesota. The purpose of the hearing is to take public comment on proposed amendments to the Martin County Zoning Ordinance related to mineral extraction and findings on zoning applications. Following the public hearing, the Planning Commission may take action to recommend amendments to the Zoning Ordinance to the Martin County Board of Commissioners.
Proposed amendments include Chapter 3 Definitions: Dewatering, Extractive Use, Mineral Extraction, Mineral Extraction Site, Mineral Extraction Facility, Mineral Extraction Operator, Mining, and Reclamation; Chapter 5. Board of Adjustment, Subdivision 4. Findings; Chapter 6 Conditional Use Permit, Subdivision 5. Findings; Chapter 8, Subdivision 2 Fees, #3 costs for consulting services; Chapter 10 Agricultural District, Subdivision #3 Conditional Uses, #5 mineral extraction; Chapter 14, “SL-1” Special Protection District, Subdivision #3 Conditional Uses, #7 mineral extraction; Chapter 15, “SL-2” Residential Recreational District, Subdivision #3 Conditional Uses, #8 mineral extraction; Chapter 21, “I” Industrial District, Subdivision #3 Conditional Uses #4 mineral extraction; Chapter 26 General Regulations, Subdivision #13 Mineral Extraction and Subdivision 15 Performance Standards, #7 Exterior lighting.
A complete copy of the proposed amendments to the Martin County Zoning Ordinance are available for review in the Martin County Auditor’s Office, the Martin County Planning and Zoning Office and on the Martin County Website ~ www.co.martin.mn.us. A copy will also be available with Martin County Township Clerks and City Clerks.
All interested parties are invited to attend. If you are unable to attend, any comments or questions may be submitted in writing by September 26, 2023 to the Martin County Planning and Zoning Office, 201 Lake Avenue, Room 104, Fairmont, MN 56031.
Martin County Zoning Administrator