The Martin County Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment will be conducting a public hearing on August 27, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

 
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Martin County Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment will be conducting a public hearing on August 27, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Martin County Commissioners Room, located on the first floor of the Courthouse, 201 Lake Avenue – Fairmont, MN. The following items will be on the agenda:

Variance Request from Dustyn & Leah Hartung within Section 23 of Fraser Township.
The Hartungs are proposing the construction of a permanent loading chute for swine to be attached to an existing total confinement hog barn in an “A” Agricultural District which will be closer to the centerline of the public right-of-way. The Martin County Zoning Ordinance requires a 200 foot setback from the centerline of any public right-of-way for a new building site effective February 17, 2004 and one hundred and thirty (130) feet from the centerline of any public right-of-way for existing building sites constructed before February 17, 2004. Existing building sites cannot further encroach closer than the nearest present building from the centerline of the road provided greater than 130 feet from the centerline in an “A” Agricultural District.

Variance Request from Mark Zehms within Section 12 of Jay Township. The Zehms are proposing to construct a pole shed closer than the minimum required setback from the West side yard setback on property located in an “A” Agricultural District. The Martin County Zoning Ordinance requires a side yard setback of not less than thirty (30) feet in an “A” Agricultural District.

Variance Request from the East Chain Township within Section 7 of East Chain Township. East Chain Township is proposing to construct a township hall/community building that will be closer than the minimum required setback from the rear setback on property located in an “R-1” Single Family Residential District. The Martin County Zoning Ordinance requires a rear yard setback of not less than thirty (30) feet in an “R-1” Single Family Residential District.

Variance Request from Kevin Thate & Vanessa Kettner within Section 4 of Manyaska Township. Mr. Thate and Ms. Kettner are proposing construction of a storage building/garage that will be closer than the minimum required setback from the East side yard setback on property located by Fox Lake in an “SL-2” Shoreland Residential Recreational District. The Martin County Ordinance requires a minimum setback of 30 feet from the side yard property line in an “SL-2” Shoreland Residential Recreational District.

Any persons interested in this public hearing are urged to attend the Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment meeting.

Pamela A. Flitter

Martin County Zoning Administrator


PLANTING, PLOWING & DRIVEWAYS IN COUNTY RIGHT-OF-WAY

PLANTING, PLOWING & DRIVEWAYS IN COUNTY RIGHT-OF-WAY


Please be advised that planting and plowing within the highway right-of-way as well as depositing field rocks is in violation of Minnesota Statute 160.27, as is removing, injuring or displacing right-of-way markers.

Also, all field and farm entrances built off a county roadway must have a permit from the Martin County Highway Department. If culvert is needed in entrances, it must be new corrugated metal pipe. Please call 507-235-3347 before building any field and farm entrances.

Violations of either of the above is a misdemeanor and may be subject to criminal and/or civil penalties.

By Order Of:

Martin County Board of Commissioners

Martin County Highway Engineer

Martin County Attorney

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COUNTY SPOT SPRAYING FOR NOXIOUS WEEDS



COUNTY SPOT SPRAYING FOR NOXIOUS WEEDS

The Martin County Highway Department will soon begin spot spraying for noxious weeds in county road ditches. The weed spray the County uses is non-toxic to livestock. It is recommended to wait 14 days after spraying to allow the chemicals to work. Anyone wishing to maintain road ditches for hay crop must pick up small signs at the County Highway Department Shop in Fairmont or indicate on our County road map areas not to be sprayed. Please notify us each year of these areas. “No Spray” areas are the individual’s responsibility for keeping the ditches free of noxious weeds and should be mowed before thistles go to seed.

If you plan to harvest ditch hay to feed to livestock, it is your responsibility to either mark those ditches as “no spray” or to keep track of where you spread the manure from the livestock that is fed with that ditch hay.  The chemical that the county uses to spray thistles can have a residual effect on soybean crops in manure from an animal fed with sprayed ditch hay, even after the chemical passes through the livestock’s digestive track.  Anyone wishing to view the chemical’s product label should contact the Highway Department.


 Kevin Peyman, P.E.
 
Martin County Engineer

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Residents of Martin County are reminded a BUILDING PERMIT is required PRIOR to constructing, moving-in a structure, or adding-on to an existing building. Click here for Public Advertisement.


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