Ordinance Review Committee Summary

The Ordinance Review Committee met on Monday, December 21st at 3:30 pm to discuss recreational vehicles and solar farms. Read the meeting notes here.

Your lakeshore. Your voice.

Stearns County seeks your opinion on lakeshore issues. We are updating the lakeshore property rules and need your help!

There are two different surveys:

Shoreland Survey

RV Survey

The Stearns County Board of Commissioners will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday, February 16th at 9:00am to consider amendments to the zoning ordinance for shoreland alterations and recreational vehicles.

Click here to watch the meeting live

Proposed changes are available here:
Proposed Shoreland Revisions Executive Summary
RV Options Updated 01/06/21

Written Comments due to angie.berg@co.stearns.mn.us by 4:30pm by Tuesday, February 9, 2021.  Contact Angie if you wish to participate by electronic means. In-person testimony is not allowed.

The Ordinance Review Committee will be meeting on Monday, January 25th at 6:00pm.

Click here to watch the meeting live

The Committee will be reviewing Ordinance language for businesses in the agricultural areas (Rural Tourism); housing options (Accessory Dwelling Units, Agricultural Worker Housing, Second Home on a Farm)

The Agenda and Meeting Packet are available here.

View the Summary of the Proposed Shoreland Ordinance amendments here. Feedback to the County is requested by January 14th, by emailing Nicholas.Neuman@co.stearns.mn.us.

A public hearing will be scheduled for February.

The Ordinance Review Committee met on Monday, November 30th at 6:00pm to discuss shoreland alterations and licensed contractors. Read the meeting notes here.

The Ordinance Review Committee will be meeting on Monday, December 21st at 3:30pm.

Click here to watch the meeting live

The Committee will be reviewing Ordinance language for Solar Farms and Recreational Vehicles in Shoreland.

The Agenda and Meeting Packet are available here.

The Ordinance Review Committee will be meeting on Monday, November 30th at 6:00pm.

Click here to watch the meeting live

The Committee will be reviewing Ordinance language for shoreland alterations – grading/filling, rock riprap, retaining walls, sand blankets.

The Agenda and Meeting Packet are available here.

The County Commissioners revised the ordinance update schedule to include solar farms. Solar farm permitting will now be added to the December 21st list of topics.

The Ordinance Review Committee met on Monday, October 26th at 3:30pm to discuss shoreland alterations and licensed contractors. Read the meeting notes here.

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