Legal Notices

PROCEEDINGS
OF
THE
BOARD
OF
COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 5:30 p.m.

Place: Commissioners Room, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN 

Members Present: Jack Miller, Justin Zmyewski, Teresa Walter and Fred Arnold

Presiding: Fred Arnold, Chairperson

Call to order.

Motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the agenda.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Miller and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the November 13, 2018 meeting as amended.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Miller and unanimously carried to approve payment of the license center and Human Services disbursements and the following claims:

County Revenue Fund $132,286.71 

Road & Bridge Fund 26,466.93 

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Total $158,753.64

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Environmental Services Director Lacher provided an overview of proposed changes to the Zoning Ordinance. Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Miller and unanimously carried to adopt the ordinance as amended. 

Following discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the purchase of a HIVE culvert inspection vehicle. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Miller and unanimously carried to approve the Agreement between the University of Minnesota And Houston County for providing local Extension programs and Employing Extension Staff. 

A brief recess was held until the public hearing which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

 

The time being 6:30 p.m., motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Miller and unanimously carried to recess the regular meeting and convene the public hearing to discuss proposed changes to Wildcat Park Ordinance #9 and Botcher Park Ordinance #10. 

Engineer Pogodzinski summarized the proposed changes to Wildcat Park Ordinance #10 which includes grammatical and title changes, removal of specific dates, updated site numbering, and the removal of specific fees with replacement language referencing current fee schedule. Updates are general housekeeping and very limited with regard to operations. 

There was no public comment with regard to Wildcat Park Ordinance #9.

Engineer Pogodzinski summarized proposed changes to Botcher Park Ordinance #10. A proposal has been brought forth to change the name to Bob Botcher Park. Amendments are proposed to update the cover sheet and to provide consistency throughout the document with regard to the chosen name. Currently hunting, trapping and target shooting are allowed at the park. Recently, walking trails were developed which increases user safety concerns. It is proposed to limit hunting, trapping and target shooting for authorized events only. The park does not allow camping or campfires and it is proposed to allow these activities in limited quantities with pre-authorization. The intent of the proposed changes is to increase safety for routine park use and provide future opportunities for veteran or disabled groups to have an accessible location to hunt and for organizations providing service work to enjoy an overnight stay. Other proposed changes include language and consistency updates. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to close the public hearing and reconvene in open session.

Motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the proposed amendments to Botcher Park Ordinance #10. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the amendments as proposed to Wildcat Park Ordinance #9. 

There being no further business and the time being 6:55 p.m., motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HOUSTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

By: 

Fred Arnold, Chairperson

Attest: 

Michelle Quinn, County Auditor 

THE ABOVE PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSTON COUNTY BOARD OF COM-MISSIONERS IS ONLY A SUMMARY. THE FULL TEXT IS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AT THE HOUS¬TON COUNTY AUDITOR’S OFFICE AS WELL AS ON THE HOUSTON COUNTY WEBSITE LOCATED AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESS: http://www.co.houston.mn.us/

 

 

 

BLACK
HAMMER
TOWNSHIP
MEETING
NOTICE

The Black Hammer Town Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at the Black Hammer Town Hall.

Elizabeth Wiste, clerk

 
 
 
 

Spring
Grove
Township
Regular
Meeting
Notice

The Spring Grove Town Board will meet at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Mike Wiste’s Shop, 21333 Sugar Valley Road, Spring Grove, for its regular monthly meeting.

Michael Wiste, Clerk-Treasurer

 
 
 
 

SUMMARY
OF
ZONING
ORDINANCE
AMENDMENTS

The Houston County Board of Commissioners, at their meeting on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, amended the Houston County Zoning Ordinance.  The following is a summary of the amendments:

1. Section 3 – Rules and Definitions

a. General formatting - No substantive change

2. Section 5 – Section 5 – Permits

a. General formatting - No substantive change

3. Section 6 – Conditional Use Permits

a. Revisions to findings required for a Conditional Use Permit

6.5 Standards for Granting a Conditional Use Permit

4. Section 7 – Interim Use Permits

a. Revisions to findings required for an Interim Use Permit

5. Section 9 – Non-Conforming Uses

a. General formatting - No substantive change

7.7 Standards for Granting Interim Use Permits

6. Section 11 – Planning Commission

a. General formatting - No substantive change

7. Section 13 – Classification of Zoning Districts

a. Update reference to floodplain map and study

13.2 Official Zoning District Map

8. Section 21 – Flood Plain District

a. Update based on a new floodplain study, flood hazard area mapping, and state model ordinance

21.1 Statutory Authorization

21.2 General Provisions

21.3 Establishment of Floodplain Districts

21.4 Requirements for all Floodplain Districts

21.5 Floodway District (FW)

21.6 Flood Fringe District (FF)

21.7 General Floodplain District (GF)

21.8 Subdivision Standards

21.9 Utilities, Railroads, Roads and Bridges

21.10 Manufactured Homes and Recreational Vehicles

21.11 Administration

21.12 Nonconformities

21.13 Violations and Penalties

21.14 Amendments 

9. Section 22 – Shoreland Zoning District

a. Update based on state model ordinance

22.1 Statutory Authorization and Policy

22.2 General Provisions and Definitions

22.3 Administration

22.4 Shoreland Classification System and Land Uses

22.5 Special Land Use Provisions

22.6 Dimensional and General Performance Standards

22.7 Performance Standards for Public and Private Facilities

22.8 Vegetation and Land Alterations

22.9 Subdivision/Platting Provisions

22.10 Planned Unit Developments (PUDs)

10. Section 27 – Mineral Extraction

a. General formatting - No substantive change

11. Section 32 – Essential Service Utility Permits

a. General formatting - No substantive change

12. Section 33 – Livestock Feedlot Standards

a. General formatting - No substantive change

13. Section 35 – Adult Use Ordinance

a. General formatting - No substantive change

14. Section 36 – Houston County Subdivision Regulations

a. General formatting - No substantive change

15. Section 37 – Riparian Buffer Standards

a. General formatting - No substantive change

A printed copy of the Ordinance in its entirety is available for viewing at County Auditor’s Office, 304 South Marshall Street, Room 116, Caledonia, MN 55921.  The Ordinance is also available on the County’s website at www.co.houston.mn.us.

By Aaron Lacher

Zoning Administrator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following non-confidential traffic and criminal cases from 11/15/18 to 11/22/18 were compiled from reports released from the Houston County Court Administrator’s office.

 

Caledonia
Police
Dept.

Alyvia Louise Ness, 17, Caledonia; 9/6/18 Driver fails to stop for stop sign; Fees $125

Jesse Lee Obieglo, 35, Caledonia; 9/11/18 Driver must carry proof of insurance when operating vehicle; Fees $275

Mark Wayne Schmidtknecht, 52, La Crosse, Wis.; 9/20/18 Seat belt required; Fees $100

 

Houston
County
Sheriff’s
Office

Theressa Ann Arrick-Kruger, 64, Winona; 11/2/18 Speeding 64/55; Fees $115

Russell Roy Gibson, 54, Hampton, Iowa; 9/28/18 Speeding 63/40; Fees $215

Robert Eugene Jahnke, 60, Chatfield; 11/1/18 Speeding 74/55; Fees $135

Allison Marie Lockery, 23, Middleton, Wis.; 11/11/18 Speeding 64/55; Fees $115

Jaimee Lee Maki, 24, Caledonia; 8/25/18 Unregistered motor vehicle; Fees $375

Daniel Edward Michalowski, 47, Winona; 11/2/18 Speeding 65/55; Fees $115

Abdirahman Yasin Mohamed, 22, Rochester; 9/7/18 Driving after revocation; Fees $275

Abdirahman Yasin Mohamed, 22, Rochester; 9/7/18 No insurance; Fees $200

Brooke Cecilia Pronschinske, 21, Rushford; 11/1/18 Speeding 60/40; Fees $215

Dennis Lee Sharpe, 26, Houston; 11/16/18 Driving after revocation; Fees $75; Jail, 4 days, credit for time served: 4 days

Brittany Leigh Ann Smith, 21, La Crosse, Wis.; 8/25/18 Driving without valid license; Fees $175

Brittany Leigh Ann Smith, 21, La Crosse, Wis.; 8/25/18 Crimes against railroad – trespass or allow animals on track, yard or bridge; Fees $100

Jaleah May Strehl, 23, La Crescent; 11/4/18 Speeding 48/30; Fees $135

Mark Vilardo, 46, Decorah, Iowa; 10/20/18 Unlawful passing; Fees $125

 

La
Crescent
Police
Dept.

Neil Allen Kastenschmidt, 36, La Crescent; 11/1/18 Dog at large; Fees $95

Anthony Hong Louie, 27, Sunnyside, Wash.; 11/6/18 Duty to drive with due care; Fees $115

Eric J. Sobek, 45, La Crosse, Wis.; 9/6/18 Driving after suspension; Fees $275

 

MN
Dept.
of
Natural
Resources

Paul Xiong, 51, St. Paul; 10/20/18 Untagged big game animal; Fees $175

 

MN
State
Patrol

Derlin Antonio Castro Hernandez, 35, Caledonia; 10/27/18 No driver’s license in possession; Fees $95

Derlin Antonio Castro Hernandez, 35, Caledonia; 10/27/18 No insurance; Fees $200

Derlin Antonio Castro Hernandez, 35, Caledonia; 10/27/18 Unsafe change of course; Fees $50

Derlin Antonio Castro Hernandez, 35, Caledonia; 10/27/18 Fail to yield to right of way; Fees $500

Derlin Antonio Castro Hernandez, 35, Caledonia; 10/27/18 Fail to deliver title; Fees $200

Anthony James Coleman, 20, Houston; 10/18/18 Seat belt required; Fees $100

Anthony James Coleman, 20, Houston; 10/18/18 Muffler required; Fees $50

Nathon Robert Collins, 31, Dorchester, Iowa; 10/22/18 Seat belt required; Fees $100

Rodney Merril Draeger, 66, Onalaska, Wis.; 11/11/18 Speeding 56/40; Fees $135

Steven Leo Fromm, 61, Houston; 9/29/18 Abandoning motor vehicle on public/private property; Fine $300, Fees $75; Unsupervised probation, 1 yr.

Stacie Nicole Hadley, 39, Rushford; 9/8/18 No MN driver’s license; Fees $175

Jake Thomas Johnson, 26, Spring Grove; 10/19/18 Speeding 69/55; Fees $125

Deanna Lynn Kahler, 46, Elgin, Iowa; 10/18/18 Speeding 66/55; Fees $125

Michael Eugene Rubio, 53, RMV, Calif.; 9/7/18 Driving after suspension; Fees $275

Mark Allan Sollien, 61, Decorah, Iowa; 11/5/18 Duty to drive with due care; Fees $115

Mark Allan Sollien, 61, Decorah, Iowa; 11/5/18 Seat belt required; Fees $25

 

Spring
Grove
Police
Dept.

Erica Rachel Klinski, 30, Spring Grove; 9/10/18 Unlicensed animal; Fees $200

 
 

 

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