The Martin County Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment will be conducting a public hearing on October 23, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.


The Martin County Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment will be conducting a public hearing on October 23, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Martin County Commissioner’s Room, located on the first floor of the Courthouse, 201 Lake Avenue – Fairmont, MN. The following items will be on the agenda:

Conditional Use Permit Request from Avangrid Renewables, (Chambers Family Farm, LLC, owner), within Section 5 of Jay Township. Avangrid Renewables would like to construct a temporary meteorological tower in an “A” Agricultural District. The Martin County Zoning Ordinance/Martin County Renewable Energy Ordinance requires a Conditional Use Permit in an “A” Agricultural District for any essential structures/meteorological towers.

Variance Request from Jon Eversman within Section 3 of Tenhassen Township. Mr. Eversman is proposing to install six (6) Dual-Axis Trackers Solar PV System that will be closer than the required setback from the center line of the road in an “A” Agricultural District. 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.

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


Notice is hereby given on this 7th day of March, 2018, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 18.83, Subdivision 1 (2009) that all persons in Martin County, Minnesota, shall control or eradicate all noxious weeds on land they occupy or are required to maintain.  Control or eradication may be accomplished by any lawful method, but the method(s) applied may need to be repeated in order to prevent the spread of viable noxious weed seeds and other propagating parts to other lands.  Failure to comply with the general notice may mean that an individual notice, Minnesota Statutes, Section 18.83, Subdivision 2 (2013), will be issued.  An individual notice may be appealed within two working days of receipt to the appeal committee in the county where the land is located.  Failure to comply with an individual notice will mean that the inspector having jurisdiction may either hire the work done or seek a misdemeanor charge against the person(s) who failed to comply.  If the work is hired done by the inspector, the cost can be placed as a tax upon the land and collected as other real estate taxes are collected.  You may obtain a list of the plants that are designated noxious and the members of the appeal committee from your County Agricultural Inspector or County-Designated Employee.  You can also obtain this information from your Local Weed Inspectors.  Local Weed Inspectors include the township supervisors, city mayors or their appointed assistants.  More information regarding the statewide listed noxious weeds, the MN Noxious Weed Law and a list of County Agricultural Inspectors and County Designated Employees can be obtained from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Web Site by visiting:

Pam Flitter, Martin County Agricultural Inspector
Martin County Courthouse, 201 Lake Avenue – Room 104
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