Tricounty News

Stearns County Notice of Intent to Enact Ordinance and Public Hearing March 26


Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 394 and Chapter 375, notice is hereby given that the Stearns County Board of Commissioners shall conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at 10:05 a.m. in the County Board Room, Stearns County Administration Center, 705 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, Minnesota to consider the enactment of Stearns County Ordinance Number 484 and 485.

The purpose of Ordinance Number 484 is to amend
Stearns County Land Use and Zoning Ordinance Number 439 related to:

• feedlot conditional use permits, feedlot setbacks, feedlot shoreland flexibility, and small poultry facilities

• Motor cross tracks 

• Contractors yards

• Administrative mining and mining operations in the Transitional 20 District 

• Storage facilities in Commercial and Industrial Districts

• Language intended to clarify nonconformities, recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds, closed landfills and dumpsites, cluster development standards, stormwater management, communication towers, minor shoreland alterations

• Appendix D: an update to the Sauk Centre Airport boundary 

• reference errors and corrections 

The purpose of Ordinance Number 485 is to amend
Stearns County Ordinance #208, an Ordinance Establishing a
Stearns County Board of Adjustment to allow elected town officers to serve on the Board of Adjustment.

Copies of the proposed ordinance changes are available upon request and online at All interested persons are invited to attend said hearing or submit written testimony prior to the hearing date. Written testimony should be submitted to Stearns County Environmental Services Department, Stearns County Administration Center, Room 343, 705 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56303 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jeffrey H. Mergen, Chair

Stearns County

Board of Commissioners

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, March 7, 2013.