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.

Related Items:

2014 Flood Damage Inventory Sheet

2014 Annual Feedlot Officer Report

2014 Feedlot Program Financial Report

2014-2015 Feedlot Program Work Plan

Grant All-Detail Report Disaster Relief 2015

2014 Conservation Delivery All Details Report

2015 Local Water Management NRBG All Details Report

2016 Local Water Management NRBG All Details Report

2014 NRBG Shoreland Financial Report

Grant All-Detail Report SSTS-NRBG 2015

Grant All-Detail Report WCA-NRBG 2105

2015 Shoreland NRBG All Details Report

2014 SSTS NRBG All Details Report

2014 State Cost Share Fund All Details Report

2014 WCA NRBG All Details Report

Grant All-Detail Report Septic Treatment Systems Upgrade-NRBG 2015

Grant All-Detail Report MPCA Feedlot Performance 2015

Grant All-Detail Report Feedlot-NRBG 2015

Comprehensive Land Use Plan

Comprehensive Water Plan

County Wetland Plan

County Wetland Ordinance

County Zoning Ordinance

Permit Fee Schedule

Department Forms/Applications

Contact Information

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