Land & Water Planning
The Land & Water Planning Director supervises and coordinates the operation
and activities of the County Planning and Resource Management Office and the Soil
and Water Conservation District, and primarily reports to the County Board.
The Director develops strategies and allocates financial and personnel resources
towards the achievement of the long-range goals of the SWCD and County Boards.
The Planning and Resource Management Director title encompasses the appointments
as County Planning Director, Zoning Administrator, Wetlands Conservation Act (WCA)
Administrator, and Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Manager.
As Planning and Zoning Administrator, the Director Develops and implements long-range
development plans; researches and acquires permits for special projects. Developing
and implementing the county water plan. Other responsibilities include enforcing
county zoning ordinances by maintaining official records and maps, doing site analysis,
reviewing sewer and water system designs, granting permits, processing applications
for zone changes, and conditional use permits and variances. The Zoning Administrator
acts as the secretary for the Board of Adjustment. He is responsible for responding
to violations, soliciting corrections and initiates court action if necessary in
order to mitigate pollution problems.
Lastly, the legislature provides funds
to the office to implement state feedlot regulations. The amount is primarily
based on the number of feedlots in the county. Annual reports that are posted below show the amount and kind of work
that was done as well as the cost to perform the work. The County Feedlot
Officer (CFO) should be contacted if there is interest in additional details.
2016 Annual Feedlot Officer
2016 Local Water Management NRBG All Details Report
Grant All-Detail Report SSTS-NRBG 2016
2016 Shoreland NRBG All Details Report
2016 WCA NRBG All Details Report
Comprehensive Land Use
Comprehensive Water Plan
County Zoning Ordinance
Permit Fee Schedule