Public hearing May 18th – Feedlots

Public Hearing:  Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

Amendments:  Feedlots

Live Meeting Link:  http://stearnscountymn.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_Meeting.aspx?ID=2014

Click here to view the Proposed Changes.

Written Comments:  becky.schlorf@co.stearns.mn.us by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Electronic Means:  Contact deb.heim@co.stearns.mn.us or 656-3613

If you have any questions, please contact us at (320) 656-3613.

Still shaping Stearns… Stearns County officials continue to implement Shape Stearns by enacting updates to the zoning code effective April 20th related to:

  • Solar Farms
  • Agricultural Employee Housing
  • Accessory Dwelling Units
  • Rural Tourism
  • Agricultural Oriented Business
  • Secondary Home on a Farm

Public Hearings scheduled for April, May, June and July. See schedule.

The Ordinance Review Committee will be meeting on Monday, March 29th at 6:00pm.

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The Committee will be reviewing Ordinance language for mining operations and changing the requirement for platting from 20 acres to 10 acres.

The Agenda and Meeting Packet are available here.

The Ordinance Review Committee met on Monday, February 22nd at 3:30pm to discuss SSTS and Feedlots.
Read the meeting notes here.

Due to technical difficulties, the County Board of Commissioners continued the March 2nd public hearing to March 23rd. The Commissioners will be considering amendments to the Land Use and Zoning Ordinance for the following: Agricultural Employee Housing, Accessory Dwelling Unites. Rural Tourism, Manufactured Home provisions and solar farms.

The Board of Commissioners approved amendments to Stearns County Land Use and Zoning Ordinance related to shoreland alterations and licensed contractors standards. These amendments will be effective March 9, 2021. The Recreational Vehicle amendments were not adopted and a new public hearing will be held. Check back for updates.

The Stearns County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on Tuesday, February 16th to consider amendments to the zoning ordinance for shoreland alterations and recreational vehicles. Shoreland alteration amendments were adopted and the recreational vehicle standards will be brought back for a hearing when in-person testimony can occur. Please contact Nick Neuman with questions on the shoreland alteration amendments.

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The Ordinance Review Committee met on Monday, January 25th at 6:00 pm to rural business and housing options. Read the meeting notes here.

The Stearns County Board of Commissioners will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday, March 2nd 2021 at 9:00am to consider amendments to the zoning ordinance for the following:

Rural Tourism
Solar Farms
Second Home on a Farm
Agricultural Employee Housing
Manufactured Homes
Accessory Dwelling Units

Click here to watch the meeting live

Proposed changes are available here.

Written Comments due to angie.berg@co.stearns.mn.us by 4:30pm by Tuesday, February 23, 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, February 22nd at 3:30pm.

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The Committee will be reviewing Ordinance language for Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems and Animal Feedlot Setbacks.

The Agenda and Meeting Packet are available here.

Thank you!

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