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Lester Prairie animal ordinance

ORDINANCE NO. 217
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
SECTION 7.1 OF
THE LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE
REGULATING ANIMALS WITHIN
THE CITY LIMITS OF LESTER PRAIRIE
The City Council of the City of Lester Prairie ordains
Section 1: Section 7.1 of the Lester Prairie Municipal Code shall be amended to read as follows:
“Section 7.1 ANIMALS
7.1.1 Definitions. As used throughout this Section, unless the context
otherwise indicates:
7.1.1.1 Animal shall mean any mammal, reptile, amphibian, fish, bird,
(including all fowl and poultry) or other member commonly accepted as a part of the animal kingdom.
7.1.1.2 Domestic animal shall mean those animals commonly accepted as domesticated household pets. Unless otherwise defined, such animals shall include dogs, cats, caged birds, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, domesticated rabbits, fish, non-poisonous, non-venomous and non-constricting reptiles or amphibians, and other similar animals.
7.1.1.3 Non-Domestic animal shall mean those animals commonly considered to be naturally wild and not typically trained or domesticated or which are commonly considered to be inherently dangerous to health, safety, and welfare of people. Unless otherwise defined, such animals include but are not limited to:
(a) Any member of the large cat family (family felidae) including lions, tigers, cougars, bobcats, leopards, and jaguars, but excluding commonly accepted domesticated house cats.
(b) Any naturally wild member of the canine family (family Canidae) including wolves, foxes, coyotes, dingoes, and jackals, but excluding commonly accepted domesticated dogs.
(c) Any cross breeds such as the crossbreed between a wolf and a dog, unless the crossbreed is commonly accepted as a domesticated house pet.
(d) Any member or relative of the carnivore or rodent families including any skunk (whether or not de-scented), raccoon, squirrel, or ferret, but excluding those members otherwise defined or commonly accepted as domesticated animals as described in Section 7.1.1.2 above.
(e) Any poisonous, venomous, constricting, or inherently dangerous member of the reptile or amphibian families  including rattlesnakes, boa constrictors, pit vipers, crocodiles and alligators.
(f) Any other animal not explicitly described above that are not typically domesticated including but not limited to bears, deer, monkeys and game fish.
7.1.1.4 Farm Animal shall mean those animals commonly associated with a farm or performing work in an agricultural setting. Unless otherwise defined, such animals shall include members of the equestrian family (horses, mules), bovine family (cows, bulls). sheep, poultry (chicken, turkeys), fowl (ducks, geese), swine (including Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs), goats, bees, and other animals associated with a farm, ranch, or stable.
7.1.1.6 Cat shall mean both the male and female of the Felidae species commonly accepted as domesticated household pets.
7.1.1.7 Dog shall mean both the male and female of the canine species, commonly accepted as domesticated household pets, and other domesticated animals of a dog kind. Any dog over 3 months old shall be considered an adult.
7.1.1.8 Potentially dangerous dog is a dog that meets any of the criteria of MN Statute 347.50, Subd. 3.
7.1.1.9 A dangerous dog is a dog that meets any of the criteria of MN Statute 347.50, Subd. 2.
7.1.1.10 A dangerous animal is any animal other than a dog that inflicts or attempts to inflict bodily harm on a person without provocation or exhibits unusually aggressive behavior, such as an attack on another animal.
7.1.1.11 Proper enclosure means securely locked pen or structure suitable to prevent the animal from escaping and to provide protection for the animal from the elements. A proper enclosure does not include a porch, patio, or any part of a house, garage, or other structure that would allow the animal to exit of its own volition, or any house or structure in which windows are open or in which door or window screens are the only barriers which prevent the animal from exiting. Such enclosure shall not allow the egress of the animal in any manner without human assistance. A pen or kennel shall meet the following minimum specifications:
(a) Have a minimum overall floor size of thirty-two (32) square feet per animal.
(b) Sidewalls shall have a minimum height of five (5) feet and be constructed of 11 gauge or heavier wire. Openings in the wire shall not exceed two (2) inches, support posts shall be one-and-one-quarter inch (11/4”) or larger steel pipe buried in the ground eighteen (18) inches or more. When a concrete floor is not provided, the sidewalls shall be buried in a minimum of eighteen (18) inches in the ground.
(c) A cover over the entire pen or kennel shall be provided. The cover shall be constructed of the same gauge wire or heavier as the sidewalls and shall also have no openings in the wire greater than two (2) inches.
(d) An entrance/exit gate shall be provided and be constructed of the same material as the sidewalls and shall also have no openings in the wire greater than two (2) inches. The gate shall be equipped with a device capable of being locked and shall be locked at all times when the animal is in the pen or kennel.
7.1.1.12 At Large shall mean off the premises of the owner and not under the direct custody and control of the owner or another person, either by leash, cord, chain, or other restraint or confinement.
7.1.1.13 Habitual Barking shall mean barking for repeated intervals of at least five minutes with less than one minute of interruption. Such barking must also be audible off the owner’s or caretaker’s premises.
7.1.1.14 Kennel shall mean the keeping more than a total of four cats/dogs on the same premises, whether owned by the same person or not and for whatever purpose kept, except that a newborn litter may be kept for a period of six (6) months before such keeping shall be deemed to be a “kennel”.
7.1.1.15 Release Permit means a permit issued by either the City Clerk’s Office or by a member of the City’s Police Department for the release of any animal that has been taken to the pound. The release fee shall be thirty dollars ($30.00) the first time an animal is impounded, fifty dollars ($50.00) the second time it is impounded, and seventy-five dollars ($75.00) for the third and each subsequent time the same animal is impounded. [Refer to Section 7.1.5 regarding “Impoundment” and Subsection 7.1.5.2 regarding “Reclaiming” for the process to be followed].
7.1.2 Vaccination of Dogs and Cats.
7.1.2.1 Required Vaccinations. All dogs and cats owned, kept, harbored, maintained, or transported within the City shall be vaccinated at least once every three years by a licensed veterinarian for:
(a) Rabies B with a live modified vaccine; and
(b) Distemper
7.1.2.2 Recordkeeping. A certificate of vaccination must be maintained for each dog and cat which states the date(s) of vaccination, owner’s name and address, the animal’s name (if applicable), sex, description and weight, the type of vaccine and the veterinarian’s signature. Upon demand made by the City Clerk-Treasurer’s Office or a police officer, the owner shall present for examination the required certificate(s) of vaccination for the animal(s). In cases where certificates are not presented, the owner or keeper of the animal(s) shall have 7 business days in which to present the certificate(s) to the City Clerk-Treasurer’s Office or police officer.
7.1.2.3 Penalty. A fifty-dollar ($50.00) fine shall be imposed on the owner of any dog or cat found in violation of this specific sub-section.
7.1.3 Non-Domestic Animals. It shall be illegal for any person to own, possess, harbor or offer for sale any non-domestic animal within the City limits. Any owner of such an animal at the time of adoption of this Code shall have thirty days in which to remove the animal from the City after which time the City may impound the animal as provided for in this Section. An exception shall be made to this prohibition for those animals brought into the City as part of an operating zoo, veterinarian clinic, scientific research laboratory or a licensed show or exhibition.
7.1.4 Farm Animals. Farm Animals shall only be kept in an agricultural district of the City or on a residential lot of at least ten (10) acres in size provided that no animal shelter shall be located within three hundred (300) feet of an adjoining piece of property. An exception shall be made to this subsection for those animals brought into the City as part of an operating zoo, veterinarian clinic, scientific research laboratory, or a licensed show or exhibition.
7.1.5 Impoundment.
7.1.5.1 Notice. Verbal or written notice of impounding shall be provided to the owner of any impounded dog or other animal as soon as practical following such impoundment, provided the owner is known. In the event the owner is not known, a notice shall be posted at the City Office that if the dog or other animal in not claimed within five (5) regular business days of the posting of the notice, it will be disposed of. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, it shall be unlawful to kill, destroy, or otherwise cause injury to any animal, including dogs and cats running at large.
7.1.5.2 Reclaiming. All animals impounded at the veterinary clinic shall be kept, with humane treatment and sufficient food and water for their comfort, at least five (5) regular business days, unless sooner reclaimed by the owner or keeper as provided by this Section. In case the owner or keeper shall desire to reclaim the animal from the veterinary clinic, the following shall be required, unless otherwise provided for in this code:
(a) Presentation of a Release Permit. [See subsection 7.1.1.15 herein].
(b) Payment of maintenance costs provided by the veterinary clinic for each day or any part of a day the animal is in said pound.
(c) Written proof that all shots are current. If proof is not provided, the appropriate vaccinations must be administered and paid for prior to the release of the animal.
7.1.5.3 Unclaimed Animals. At the expiration of five (5) regular business days from the time any animal is impounded for any reason other than biting, if the animal has not been reclaimed in accordance with the provisions of this Section, an officer of the Lester Prairie Police Department may let any person claim the animal by complying with all provisions in this Section, or the officer may cause the animal to be destroyed in a proper and humane manner and shall properly dispose of the remains. The owner or keeper shall remain liable for not only the destruction and disposal costs, but also all maintenance costs from the date of impounding until the date the unclaimed animal is destroyed.
7.1.5.4 Special Handling of Biting Animals.
(a) Reporting. When a dog, cat or other animal has bitten a person or another animal, and either the skin is punctured or the services of a doctor are required, the incident must be reported within 24 hours to the Lester Prairie Police Department by the owner or keeper of the animal or by the person bitten.
(b) Confinement. Any animal that has not been inoculated by a live modified rabies vaccine and which has bitten any person, wherein the skin has been punctured or the services of a doctor are required, shall be confined at the Lester Prairie Veterinary Clinic for a period of not less than fourteen (14) days, at the expense of the owner or keeper. The animal may be released at the end of such time if healthy and free from symptoms of rabies and satisfaction of the reclaiming provisions specified at subsection 7.1.5.2 herein. If the animal is not claimed within 24 (twenty-four) hours after the period of confinement, the animal will be deemed an “unclaimed animal” and may be destroyed in accordance with subsection 7.1.5.3 herein. If the owner or keeper of the animal elects, upon receipt of notice of need for such confinement, to voluntarily and immediately confine the animal for the required period of time in a veterinary hospital of the owner’s choosing, not outside of McLeod County, and to provide immediate proof of such confinement in such manner as may be required by the City, the owner or keeper may do so.
If the animal has been inoculated with a live modified rabies vaccine and the owner or keeper has proof of the vaccination by a certificate from a licensed veterinarian, the owner or keeper may confine the animal to the owner’s or keeper’s property for a period of not less than fourteen (14) days.
(c) Monitoring. Once an animal has bitten, the animal shall be monitored closely for other behavior symptoms. If behavior symptoms continue, the animal will be considered a Dangerous Animal under Section 7.1.10 herein and the animal must not be sold or transferred to another owner within the City limits without proper notification as required in Section 7.1.10.9.
7.1.6 Nuisances
7.1.6.1 Habitual Barking. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or harbor a dog which habitually barks or cries.
7.1.6.2 At Large. It shall be unlawful for any person who owns, harbors or keeps a dog or cat, or the parents or the guardians of any such person under eighteen (18) years of age, to allow such dog or cat to be at large. Any police officer, city employee or agent of the City may impound any dog or other animal found running at large. Dogs or cats on a leash and accompanied by a responsible person shall be permitted in streets or on public land unless the City has posted an area with signs reading “Dogs or Cats Prohibited”.
7.1.6.3 Kennels. Because the keeping of more than a total of four cats/dogs the same premises are subject to great abuse, causing discomfort to persons in the area by way of smell, noise, hazard, and general aesthetic depreciation, the keeping of a total of four cats/dogs on the premises is hereby declared to be a nuisance. No person shall keep or maintain a kennel within the City unless a special use residential hobby kennel permit is obtained. Before such a permit will be granted, a public hearing must be held by the Lester Prairie Planning & Zoning Commission and all property owners living within a three hundred fifty-foot (350’) radius of the land on which the permit is to be granted must be notified of the date and time of the hearing. A special use kennel permit is subject to a yearly inspection by the Lester Prairie Police Department or a duly authorized agent. The Police Department, or duly authorized agent, may make unannounced inspections if reasonable cause exists that the permit is in violation. If a determination is made that the permit has been violated, the owner will have seven (7) days to cure the violation or will otherwise be subject to a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per day for each day in non-compliance and/or revocation of the said permit.
7.1.6.4 Damage to Property. It shall be unlawful for any owner to permit his/her dog or other animal to damage any lawn, garden, or other property. Any animal covered by this subdivision may be impounded as provided in this Section or a complaint may be issued by anyone aggrieved by an animal under this Section, against the owner of the animal for prosecution under this Section.
7.1.6.5 Collection and disposal of animal feces. The owner of any animal or person having the custody or control of any animal shall be responsible for cleaning up any feces of the animal and disposing of such feces in a sanitary manner whether on their own property, on the property of others, or on approved public property. Any person violating this specific subsection shall be punishable by a fine of twenty dollars ($20.00). Any person who is found guilty of subsequent violations of this specific subsection shall be punished by a fine of no less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
7.1.7 Seizure of Animals. Any police officer or agent of the City may enter upon private property and seize and impound any animal provided that the following exist:
(a) There is an identified complainant, other than the police officer or agent of the City, making a contemporaneous complaint about the animal;
(b) The officer reasonably believes that the animal meets either the habitual barking dog criteria set out in subdivisions 7.1.1.9 and 7.1.6.1; the criteria for basic care set out in subdivision 7.1.11; or the criteria for an at large animal set out in subdivision 7.1.1.12;
(c) The officer can demonstrate that there has been at least one previous complaint of habitual barking; inhumane treatment of the animal; or that the animal was at large at this address on a prior date;
(d) The officer has made a reasonable attempt to contact the owner of the property and those attempts have either failed or have been ignored;
(e) The seizure will not involve the forced entry into a private residence. Use of a passkey obtained from a property manager, landlord, innkeeper, or other authorized person to have such key shall not be considered unauthorized entry;
(f) No other less intrusive means is available to stop either the barking dog; the inhumane treatment of the animal; or the at large animal; and
(g) Written notice of the seizure is left in a conspicuous place if personal contact with the owner of the dog is not possible.
7.1.8 Diseased Animals
7.1.8.1 Prohibition. No person shall keep or allow to be kept on his or her premises, or on premises occupied by them, nor permit to run at large in the City, any animal which is diseased.
7.1.8.2 Confinement. Any animal reasonably suspected of being diseased and presenting a threat to the health and safety of the public, may be apprehended and confined in the pound by any person or police officer. A qualified veterinarian shall examine the animal. If the animal is found to be diseased in such a manner so as to be a danger to the health and safety of the City, the officer shall cause such animal to be painlessly destroyed and shall have the remains properly disposed. The owner or keeper of the animal destroyed under this Section shall be liable for a fine of Seventy-five dollars ($75.00) plus the cost of maintaining and disposing of the animal as well as the costs of any veterinarian examinations and testing.
7.1.8.3 Release. If upon examination it is determined that the animal is not diseased, the animal shall be released to the owner or keeper upon payment of the examination fee, maintenance costs incurred at the veterinary clinic, and proof that the necessary shots are current as provided at subsection 7.1.5.2 herein.
7.1.9 Attack by an Animal
7.1.9.1 Preventing. It shall be unlawful for an owner to fail to restrain an animal from inflicting or attempting to inflict bodily injury to any person or other animal(s) whether or not the owner is present. Violation of this section shall be deemed a misdemeanor. This section shall not apply to an attack by a dog under the control of an on-duty law enforcement officer or to an attack upon an uninvited intruder who has entered the owner’s home with criminal intent.
7.1.9.2 Stopping. If any police officer or agent of the City is witness to an attack by an animal upon a person or another animal, the officer may take whatever means the officer deems appropriate to bring the attack to an end and prevent further injury to the victim, including if necessary, the immediate destruction of the animal
7.1.9.3 Reporting. An attack by an animal must be reported to the Lester Prairie Police Department within twenty-four (24) hours by the owner, the person bitten or a citizen that actually witnessed the incident. The Police Department must retain records of all incidents reported for future documentation.
7.1.10 Dangerous Animals
7.1.10.1 Procedure: Dangerous and potentially dangerous dogs. Dogs which have been determined to be dangerous or potentially dangerous shall be dealt with according to MN Statute 347.50 to 347.55.
7.1.10.2 Procedure: Dangerous animals other than dogs. Animals, other than dogs, that have been determined to be dangerous as provided herein, shall be dealt with in the following manner:
(a) At least one (1) owner or keeper of the animal shall be notified in writing or in person that the animal has been deemed a “dangerous animal” and that the animal will be seized for destruction or the owner(s) shall take such other precautions and protective measures as are deemed proper and ordered by either the City Council or the City’s police department.
Protective measures that the City or Police Department may order include but are not limited to:
(i) That the owner provides and maintain a proper enclosure for the dangerous animal as specified in section 7.1.10.2(d);
(ii) That signs be posted at the front and rear of the premises with clearly visible warnings, including a warning symbol to inform children, that there is a dangerous animal on the property;
(iii) That the owner provides and show proof, annually, of homeowner’s liability insurance in the minimum amount of three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000.00) which affords coverage for the specific risk of harm that could result from harboring or keeping a dangerous animal;
(iv) That if the animal is outside the proper enclosure, the
animal must be muzzled and restrained by a substantial chain or leash (not to exceed six (6) feet in length) and under the physical restraint of a person sixteen (16) years of age or older. The muzzle must be of such design as to prevent the animal from biting any person or other animal, but will not cause injury to the animal or interfere with its vision or respiration;
(vi) That the owner provides and show proof, annually that the animal is properly vaccinated for rabies.
(b) The owner or keeper shall be given fourteen (14) days to appeal said order by requesting a hearing before the Lester Prairie City Council for a review of this determination.
(i) If no appeal is filed, the destruction of the animal or immediate implementation of the precautionary measures ordered shall occur.
(ii) If an owner requests a hearing for determination as 7.1.12 Breeding Moratorium. Every female dog or female cat in heat shall be to the dangerous nature of the animal, the hearing shall be held before the Lester Prairie City Council, who shall set a date for hearing not more than three (3) weeks after demand for said hearing. The police department’s records regarding the animal, if any, shall be admissible for consideration by the City Council without further foundation. After considering all evidence pertaining to the temperament of the animal, the City Council shall make such order as it deems proper. The City Council may order that the police department take the animal into custody for destruction, if such animal is not currently in custody. If the animal is ordered into custody for destruction, the owner shall immediately make the animal available to the police department and failure to do so shall constitute a misdemeanor.
(c) Any person who harbors an animal after it has been found by the police department to be dangerous and ordered into custody for destruction shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
7.1.10.3 Notification of New Address. The owner of a dog or other animal which has been identified as dangerous or potentially dangerous must notify the local police department in writing if the animal is to be relocated from its current address or given or sold to another person. The notification must be given in writing at least fourteen (14) days prior to the relocation or transfer of ownership. The notification must include the current owner’s name and address, the relocation address, and the name of the new owner, if any. If the animal remains within the city limits, the City Clerk-Treasurer’s Office is to send a letter to all property owners within three hundred fifty-foot (350’) radius of the relocation address to notify them of a dangerous or potentially dangerous animal.
7.1.11 Basic Care. All animals shall receive from their owners or keepers, kind treatment, housing in the winter, shade in the summer and sufficient food and water for their comfort. Any person not treating their pet in such a humane manner will be guilty of a misdemeanor. confined in a building or other enclosure in such manner that it cannot come in contact with another dog or cat, except for planned breeding.
7.1.13 Enforcing Officer. The City Council is hereby authorized to appoint any police officer(s) or an agent of the City, to enforce the provisions of this Section. In the officer’s, or agent’s duty of enforcing the provisions of this Section, he or she may from time to time, with the consent of the Council, designate certain assistants.
7.1.14 Pound. The City Council has designated the Lester Prairie Veterinary Clinic as the official pound to which animals found in violation of this chapter shall be taken for safe treatment, and if necessary, for destruction.
7.1.15 Interference with Officers. No person shall in any manner molest, hinder, or interfere with any person authorized by the Council to capture dogs, cats or other animals and convey them to the pound while engaged in such operation. Nor shall any unauthorized person break the open the pound, or attempt to do so, or take or attempt to take from any agent any animal taken up by him or her in compliance with this Section, or in any other manner to interfere with or hinder such officer in the discharge of his or her duties under this Section.
7.1.16 Violations and Penalties.
7.1.16.1 Misdemeanor. Unless specifically designated otherwise, any violation of the provisions of this Section shall constitute a misdemeanor.
7.1.16.2 Separate Offenses. Each day a violation of Section 7.1 is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such as provided for under Section 7.1.
(Source: Ordinance No. 217 adopted September 10, 2001, and repealing Ordinance No. 111, 159, 180 and 192 in their entirety)
Section 2: This ordinance shall be in force and effect form and after its passage and publication which may be accomplished in summary form.
Adopted this 13th day of April, 2021.
CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE
/s/ Chris Mike, Its Mayor
ATTEST:
/s/ Doris Lundin, Its City Clerk .
Published in the Herald Journal, April 23, 2021.

Howard Lake 2020 drinking water report

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Wright County abandoned property

WRIGHT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
ABANDONED PROPERTY NOTICE
The Wright County Sheriffs Office has the following items In their possession:
Keys, bikes, cell phone, prescription medication, air soft gun, MN DL, Bank Debit Card, electronic cigarette, wallet, cash, Sawzall, wheelchair, rolling walker, deer stand, tool bag, backpack, 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis, Viper Kayak, 1999 Mitsubishi Diamante, 2007 Dodge Caravan, 2017 Chevrolet Silverado, 1985 Yamaha VP400 motorcycle.
The Wright County Sheriffs Office may have property belonging to the following people:
Robert Helm, Nathan Leaf, Tishinnia Curley Baptiste, William Delaney, Tyler Schroeder, Ashley Hill, Lorenzo Strauder, Gwen Reddig, Cory Wojcik, Jeramy Burgau, Chad Landry, Nicholas Simpson, John Smith.
If you believe any of this property belongs to you please call 763-684-2363 or 763-682-7680 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Prior to release of any property proof of ownership will be required.
Published in the Herald Journal, April 23, 2021.

Mayer City Council vacancy

CITY OF MAYER PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY COUNCIL MEMBER VACANCY
The City of Mayer is accepting letters of interest from residents interested in being appointed to fill the remaining term of a vacant City Council member position.
The vacancy was created when former Council Member Erick Boder put in his resignation that was approved by City Council on April 12, 2021. This City Council position term expires December 31, 2022. The City Council may appoint any person who is eligible for election to the office of City Council. Generally, to be eligible a person must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of the city for at least 30 days, and at least 21 years old.
The City Council is the legislative and policy making body for the city government. The mayor is elected for two years and the four City Council members are elected to alternating four-year terms. The mission of the City of Mayer is to welcome new residents and businesses, provide the resource, opportunity, and environment necessary for growth, manage the City in a responsible manner and maintain a friendly, small town atmosphere.
Interested residents should submit a letter of interest no later than Friday, April 30, 2021. Letters of interest must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. at the Office of the City Administrator at 413 Bluejay Avenue, Mayer, MN 55360.
The City Council will act on filling the vacancy during its May 10, 2021 meeting. All interested applicants are encouraged to attend this meeting to provide a statement as to why they should be selected to fill the vacancy.
Published in the Herald Journal, April 23, 2021.

Wright County public hearing: Weber variance, Monticello Twp.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
THIS IS A NOTICE TO INFORM YOU AS AN ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNER WITHIN 500 FEET, THAT AN APPLICATION FOR A VARIANCE HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE WRIGHT COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT BY THE FOLLOWING APPLICANT:
WESTON P. WEBER
LOCATION:  8144 Fenning Avenue NE – Part of SE ¼ of SE ¼ Section 24, Township 121, Range 25, Wright County, Minnesota.  (Monticello Twp.)  Tax #213-100-244401
Requests a variance of Section 155.008(B), 155.026 & 155.048(F)(2), Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances to allow construction of a new 27’ x 27’ addition on the backside of dwelling that is 75’ from the centerline of County Road 118.
REASON A VARIANCE IS NEEDED:   Expansion of non-conforming structure.  Minimum setback is 130’ from the centerline of a County road.
REFERENCE TO THE PROPOSED APPLICATION, YOU WILL BE HEARD ON:
DATE:       Friday,   May 7, 2021
TIME:                    8:30 a.m.
In response to COVID-19, and pursuant to Minnesota Statute Chapter 12 relating to Emergency Management, Governor Walz has declared a state of emergency.  In accordance with Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021 and the declared state of emergency, Board of Adjustment members, the applicant, and the general public may participate in person, by telephone, and by other electronic means.  The meeting will be held at the Wright County Board Room located at 10 2nd St. NW, Buffalo, MN  55313.  Public attendance and participation will be allowed, provided all MDH and CDC guidelines to minimize gatherings are adhered to.  Please visit the Wright County Board of Adjustment website at http:/www.co.wright.mn.us/325/Board-of-Adjustment the week of the meeting for the link to the YouTube video and any additional information. You may submit written testimony by emailing Barry Rhineberger at barry.rhineberger@co.wright.mn.us Written testimony must be received by 4:30 pm, Thursday, May 6, and mailed to:  Wright County Planning and Zoning, 10 2nd St. NW, Room 140, Buffalo, MN  55313-1185.
PHONE INQUIRIES TO: (763) 682-8947
INTERPRETER SERVICES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED WILL BE PROVIDED ON PRIOR REQUEST FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS & OTHER COUNTY SPONSORED CLASSES & EVENTS
This meeting is subject to change. Please visit the Wright County Board of Adjustment webpage or sign up for automatic updates for this meeting at http://www.co.wright.mn.us/list.aspx.
Published in the Herald Journal, April 23, 2021.

Wright County public hearing: Prewitt variance, Southside Twp.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
THIS IS A NOTICE TO INFORM YOU AS AN ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNER WITHIN 500 FEET, THAT AN APPLICATION FOR A VARIANCE HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE WRIGHT COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT BY THE FOLLOWING APPLICANT:
EDWARD & TRACI PREWITT
LOCATON:  6424 Pilger Avenue NW – Lot 1, Coates P. Bull Addition,  according to plat of record, also part of Gov’t Lot 5, all in Section 33, Township 121, Range 28, Wright  County, MN.  (E. Lake Sylvia -Southside Twp.)  Tax # 217-022-000010 & 217-000-334101
Request to amend variances granted 12/4/2020 as regulated in Section 155.008(B) 155.026, 155.049 & 155.057, Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances. The scope of the project has changed from a remodel and addition to what is essentially new construction 40.6’ from the Ordinary Highwater Mark of the lake.  Construction involves  removal of  two-and-half of the four existing walls on the lower level, complete removal of the upper level and 3 ft. 4 in. increase in height due to upper-level wall changes.
REASON A VARIANCE IS NEEDED:   Expansion and alteration of a non-conforming structure.
Changes to the variances granted require a new variance.
REFERENCE TO THE PROPOSED APPLICATION, YOU WILL BE HEARD ON:
DATE:       Friday,   May 7, 2021
TIME:                    8:30 a.m.
In response to COVID-19, and pursuant to Minnesota Statute Chapter 12 relating to Emergency Management, Governor Walz has declared a state of emergency.  In accordance with Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021 and the declared state of emergency, Board of Adjustment members, the applicant, and the general public may participate in person, by telephone, and by other electronic means.  The meeting will be held at the Wright County Board Room located at 10 2nd St. NW, Buffalo, MN  55313.  Public attendance and participation will be allowed, provided all MDH and CDC guidelines to minimize gatherings are adhered to.  Please visit the Wright County Board of Adjustment website at http:/www.co.wright.mn.us/325/Board-of-Adjustment the week of the meeting for the link to the YouTube video and any additional information. You may submit written testimony by emailing Barry Rhineberger at barry.rhineberger@co.wright.mn.us Written testimony must be received by 4:30 pm, Thursday, May 6, and mailed to:  Wright County Planning and Zoning, 10 2nd St. NW, Room 140, Buffalo, MN  55313-1185.
PHONE INQUIRIES TO: (763) 682-8947
INTERPRETER SERVICES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED WILL BE PROVIDED ON PRIOR REQUEST FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS & OTHER COUNTY SPONSORED CLASSES & EVENTS
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Published in the Herald Journal, April 23, 2021.