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New public notices published in the issue of Jan. 29, 2021

LESTER PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT #424Public Notice of Request for Proposals
Lester Prairie Schools (“District”) requests proposals for group insurance coverage for the health plan year beginning July 1, 2021. Sealed proposals will be accepted in paper form until 12:00 pm central time on March 22nd, 2021 at Lester Prairie Schools, Attn: Dr. Melissa Radeke, 131 Hickory St North, Lester Prairie, MN 55354. Copies of the complete request for proposal may be requested from Dr. Melissa Radeke at radeke@lp.k12.mn.us, and will be sent electronically at no charge. District reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities. District reserves the right to select the proposal which it determines to be in the best interest of the District.
Published in the Herald Journal, Jan. 29, 2021.
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:
MATT BRONDER
LOCATION: 13307 80TH St. NW – Lot 7, Southview Addition, according to plat of record, Section 26, Township 121, Range 28, Wright County, Minnesota. (Lake John - Southside Twp.) Tax 217-049-000070
Requests a variance as regulated in Section 155.026, 155.049(F)(2) & (3), 155.057, 155.090(C) Table 3, Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances to allow replacement of an existing 572 sq. ft. one story dwelling with a new dwelling that includes a 1,125 sq. ft main level with a lookout basement and a 1,563 sq. ft. modified second story, 528 sq. ft. attached garage, 96 sq. ft. entry porch, and 55 sq. ft. lakeside deck,. New structure to be 87.7 ft. from the OHW, 10.8 ft. from the property line, 18.4 ft. from the center of the road, 15.2 ft. from a Type IV septic system, and within the bluff. A variance requested for a new septic system 5 ft. from the side and road property lines. Also, a variance to replace an 8.8’ x 16.8’ boathouse within the bluff and over the OHW with a 10’ x 17’ boathouse 2.3 ft. from the OHW and within the bluff.
REASON A VARIANCE IS NEEDED: Minimum setbacks are 30’ from the bluff, 100’ from the ordinary high-water mark of lake; 15’ from the side property lines for dwelling, 65’ from centerline of road; septic setback is minimum of 10’ from all property lines and 20’ separation between the septic and dwelling.
REFERENCE TO THE PROPOSED APPLICATION, YOU WILL BE HEARD ON:
DATE: Friday, February 12, 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 response to the state of emergency and in accordance with Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021, Board of Adjustment members and the applicant may participate in person, by telephone, or other electronic means. The meeting will be held at the Wright County Board Room located at 10 2nd St. NW, Buffalo, MN 55313. In person public attendance and comments will not allowed, to conform with MDH and CDC guidelines to minimize gatherings. The meeting will be broadcast live on the Wright County YouTube channel. 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 video and further instructions on how to participate.
You may submit written testimony by emailing Barry; Rhineberger at barry.rhineberger@co.wright.mn.us by 4:30 pm, Thursday, February 11 or 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, Jan. 29, 2021.
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:
ROBERT R. SUTHERLAND
LOCATION: 7177 Newcomb Avenue NW – S of Lot 6, Annandale Beach, according to plat of record, Section 26, Township 121, Range 28, Wright County, Minnesota. (Lake John - Southside Twp.) Tax 217-013-000060
Requests a variance as regulated in Section 155.003 (147), 155.026, 155.049(F)(2) & (3), 155.057, 155.090(C) Table 3, & 155.102, Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances to replace the existing 568 sq. ft. one-level dwelling that is 33.5 ft. from the ordinary highwater mark (OHM) of lake, 7.7 and 8 ft. from the side property lines with a new 660 sq. ft. one-level dwelling (22’ x 30’) with a 308 sq. ft. loft that has 6 ft. of headroom, and 330 sq. ft. attached garage. Setback variances proposed are 60.2’ from the OHW, 10 ft. from both side lot lines and 18.8 ft. from a new Type IV septic system that will be 5 ft. from the property line and 2 ft. from the road right-of-way.
REASON A VARIANCE IS NEEDED: Minimum setbacks are 100’ from the ordinary high-water mark of lake; 15’ from the side property lines for dwelling, 65’ from centerline of road; septic setback is minimum of 10’ from all property lines. Minimum dwelling standards required at least 24’ in width and 800 sq. ft. of floor area in one story.
REFERENCE TO THE PROPOSED APPLICATION, YOU WILL BE HEARD ON:
DATE: Friday, February 12, 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 response to the state of emergency and in accordance with Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021, Board of Adjustment members and the applicant may participate in person, by telephone, or other electronic means. The meeting will be held at the Wright County Board Room located at 10 2nd St. NW, Buffalo, MN 55313. In person public attendance and comments will not allowed, to conform with MDH and CDC guidelines to minimize gatherings. The meeting will be broadcast live on the Wright County YouTube channel. 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 video and further instructions on how to participate.
You may submit written testimony by emailing Barry; Rhineberger at barry.rhineberger@co.wright.mn.us by 4:30 pm, Thursday, February 11 or 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, Jan. 29, 2021.
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:
LESTER N. HOIKKA & JEROME J. HOIKKA
LOCATION: Part of the SE lying south of CR 37; also that part of SW lying south of CR 37; all in Section 18, Township 120, Range 27, Wright County, Minnesota. (Albion Twp.)
Tax 201-000-183302 & -183300
Requests a lot line adjustment as regulated in Section 155.026, 155.026(E)02, 155.048 Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances to add approximately 2.5 acres of tillable land from tax parcel 201-000-183300 to land to the south, tax parcel 201-000-183302. Also 13 acres (combination of tillable and non-tillable land) from tax parcel 201-000-183302 to be added into parcel 201-000-183300, parcels to be combined into existing tax parcels owned by Hoikka.
REASON A VARIANCE IS NEEDED: Divisions of this nature require Board approval.
REFERENCE TO THE PROPOSED APPLICATION, YOU WILL BE HEARD ON:
DATE: Friday, February 12, 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 response to the state of emergency and in accordance with Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021, Board of Adjustment members and the applicant may participate in person, by telephone, or other electronic means. The meeting will be held at the Wright County Board Room located at 10 2nd St. NW, Buffalo, MN 55313. In person public attendance and comments will not allowed, to conform with MDH and CDC guidelines to minimize gatherings. The meeting will be broadcast live on the Wright County YouTube channel. 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 video and further instructions on how to participate.
You may submit written testimony by emailing Barry; Rhineberger at barry.rhineberger@co.wright.mn.us by 4:30 pm, Thursday, February 11 or 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, Jan. 29, 2021.
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:
JOHN J. PETERSON
LOCATION: 599 County Road 37 NW - Part of the E of SW lying south of CR 37, Section 36, Township 121, Range 26, Wright County, Minnesota. (Maple Lake Twp.) Tax 210-100-363101
Requests a variance as regulated in Section 155.026, 155.048(F)(2), Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances to allow replacement of the existing 16’ x 20’ detached garage that is 1.8 ft. from the side property line with a new 16’4” x 23’5” living space and 22’ x 26’ attached garage onto the existing dwelling. Proposed additions to be 6.2 ft. from the side property line at the closest point and back side of dwelling away from the county road. Existing dwelling is 120’ from the centerline of County Road 37.
REASON A VARIANCE IS NEEDED: Expansion of non-conforming structure. Minimum setback is 30’ from the side property line and 130’ from centerline of county roads.
REFERENCE TO THE PROPOSED APPLICATION, YOU WILL BE HEARD ON:
DATE: Friday, February 12, 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 response to the state of emergency and in accordance with Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021, Board of Adjustment members and the applicant may participate in person, by telephone, or other electronic means. The meeting will be held at the Wright County Board Room located at 10 2nd St. NW, Buffalo, MN 55313. In person public attendance and comments will not allowed, to conform with MDH and CDC guidelines to minimize gatherings. The meeting will be broadcast live on the Wright County YouTube channel. 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 video and further instructions on how to participate.
You may submit written testimony by emailing Barry; Rhineberger at barry.rhineberger@co.wright.mn.us by 4:30 pm, Thursday, February 11 or 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, Jan. 29, 2021.
COUNTY OF WRIGHTSTATE OF MINNESOTARESOLUTION NUMBER 21-07INTERIM ORDINANCE NO.: 21-1RESOLUTION ADOPTING AN EMERGENCY INTERIM ZONING ORDINANCE INSTITUTION AN EMERGENCY MORATORIUM ON SOLAR ENERGY FARMS.
Whereas, the Wright County Zoning Ordinance contains standards for the issuance of a conditional use permit for Solar Energy Farms; and
Whereas, the Office of Planning and Zoning has been accepting a number of applications related to the creation of Solar Energy Farms and this has resulted in a number of comments being made by townships, cities, and members of the general public; and
Whereas, the Office of Planning and Zoning and the Wright County Planning Commission are under great development pressure with applications related to Solar Energy Farms; and
Whereas, the Wright County Board of Commissioners has been reviewing the Wright County Zoning Ordinance with respect to Solar Energy Farms and changes may be necessary to protect public health, safety, and general welfare; and
Whereas, pursuant to Minnesota Statute § 394.34, the Wright County Board of Commissioners deems it necessary to adopt an Interim Ordinance placing a moratorium on the location, establishment, and finalization of developer agreements for new Solar Energy Farms for a period of one year from the effective date of this Interim Ordinance to permit the planning process to take place and to allow County staff, the Planning Commission and the County Board sufficient time to proceed in an orderly fashion to make any necessary changes, modifications and updates to the County’s Official Controls.
Whereas, an emergency situation exists and a temporary emergency moratorium is necessary to protect public health, safety, and general welfare until public hearings can be conducted on a longer term ordinance; and
Whereas, the Wright County Board of Commissioners finds:
1. A temporary emergency zoning ordinance instituting a moratorium prohibiting further Solar Energy Farms is necessary in order to hold discussions and hearings to determine whether a longer-term zoning ordinance shall be adopted and implemented, to protect the public health, safety, and general welfare of the residents of Wright County.
2. An emergency exists because based on the recent development pressure as well the comments received from the community, the townships, and the cities, the Wright County Zoning Ordinance does not afford the protection needed to ensure that the residents of Wright County are not adversely affected.
3. It is in the interests of public health, safety, and the general welfare to impose a temporary moratorium until a public hearing can be noticed and a permanent ordinance can be published pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 375.51.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Wright County Board of Commissioners Hereby Ordains:
Section 1. Temporary Restrictions on Solar Energy Farm Zoning and Permitting. For a period of one year from the effective date of this Interim Ordinance, or until such earlier time as the Wright County Board of Commissioners determines by resolution that the reasons for the interim ordinance no longer exist, no new or pending applications for zoning, rezoning or land use permit (including, without limitation, conditional use permits) for a Solar Energy Farm shall be accepted, processed or approved by the County.
Section 2. Temporary Restrictions on Solar Energy Farm Developer Agreements. For a period of one year from the effective date of this Interim Ordinance, or until such earlier time as the Wright County Board of Commissioners determines by resolution that the reasons for the interim ordinance no longer exist, staff shall not engage in any negotiations for the construction, expansion or establishment of any Solar Energy Farm and no Solar Energy Farm Developer Agreements shall be accepted, processed or approved by the County.
Section 3. Definitions and Application. The term “solar energy farm” shall have the meaning given to it in Wright County Ordinance § 155.003 of the Wright County Code of Ordinances. The temporary restrictions set forth in sections 1 and 2 apply to any pending or future zoning applications and all negotiations concerning the review, approval and acceptance of developer agreements on Solar Energy Farms.
Section 4. Enforcement. Wright County may enforce any provision of this Ordinance by any and all means authorized by Wright County Ordinances and State Statutes.
Section 5. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall take effect on the date of its passage and shall be in effect for a period of one year from the date hereof, unless earlier terminated by the Wright County Board of Commissioners.
Section 6. Severability. Every section, provision, or part of this Interim Ordinance is declared severable from every other section, provision, or part thereof to the extent that if any section, provision, or part of this ordinance shall be held invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, it shall not invalidate any other section, provision, or part thereof.
/s/ Mark Daleiden
Mark Daleiden Chair, Wright County Board of Commissioners
ATTEST:
/s/ Lee Kelly
Lee Kelly Wright County Administrator
Signed January 26, 2021.
Published in the Herald Journal, Jan. 29, 2021.

MIDDLEVILLE TOWNSHIPNotice of Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given, that on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 the Middleville Township Board of Adjustment will hold a hearing at the Middleville Township Hall at 7:00 pm to consider the following item:
Merrill Birkholz wishes to sell the north 57.5 acres of his property in Section 20, Middleville Township to Robert Engstrom for the purpose of returning the farmland to wetlands. This is a portion of PID 212-000-203400.
Such persons that desire to be heard with reference to the proposed variance will be heard at this time. If you do not attend the hearing or submit written comment, it will be assumed that you have no objections to the proposal.
Middleville Board of Adjustment
Joey Berg, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal, Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, 2021.