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:

2019 Annual County Feedlot Officer Report

2018 Local Water Management NRBG All Details Report

Grant All-Detail Report SSTS-NRBG 2018

2018 Shoreland NRBG All Details Report

2018 WCA NRBG All Details Report

2019 Planning Commission-Board of Adjustment Calendar

Comprehensive Land Use Plan

Comprehensive Water Plan

County Wetland Plan

County Wetland Ordinance

County Zoning Ordinance

Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Ordinance

Permit Fee Schedule

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