The Martin County Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment will be conducting a public hearing on June 25, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

 
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Martin County Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment will be conducting a public hearing on June 25, 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 Nancy & Wayne Sommer within Section 29 of Silver Lake Township. The Sommers are proposing to remove an existing deck on the West side of the house and replace it with a larger deck and stairs. The deck will be closer than the minimum required setback from the Ordinary High Water Level on South Silver Lake in an “SL-2” Shoreland Residential Recreational District. The Martin County Ordinance requires a minimum setback of 100 feet from a lake/protected water in an “SL-2” Shoreland Residential Recreational District.

Variance Request from Melissa & Terry Campbell within Section 6 of Manyaska Township. The Campbells are proposing to remove an existing deck on the South side of the house and replace it with a larger covered deck. The deck will be closer than the minimum required setback from the East side yard setback on property located on 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.

Variance Request from Joanne & Clair Schmidt, Jr. within Section 34 of Lake Belt Township. The Schmidts are proposing to construct a solar system panel array (38.5 kw) that will be closer than the minimum required setback from the South side yard setback in an “A” Agricultural District. The Martin County Zoning Ordinance requires a side yard setback of not less than thirty (30) feet.

Variance Request from Joanne & Clair Schmidt, Jr. within Section 27 of Lake Belt Township. The Schmidts are proposing to construct a solar system panel array (38.5 kw) that will be closer than the minimum required setback from the North side yard setback in an “A” Agricultural District. The Martin County Zoning Ordinance requires a side yard setback of not less than thirty (30) feet.

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

*IMPORTANT PROPERTY TAX HOMESTEAD NOTICE*

*IMPORTANT PROPERTY TAX HOMESTEAD NOTICE*

This will affect your 2020 property taxes and eligibility for Property Tax Refund.

Have you purchased or moved into a property in the past year?

Contact your county assessor to file a homestead application if you or a qualifying relative occupy the property as a homestead on or before December 1, 2019.

What is a qualifying relative?

For agricultural property, a qualifying relative includes the child, grandchild, sibling, or parent of the

owner or owner’s spouse. For residential property a qualifying relative also includes the owner’s uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece.

When do I apply?

You must apply on or before December 15, 2019. Once homestead is granted, annual applications are not necessary unless they are requested by the county assessor.

Contact the assessor by December 15, 2019 if the use of the property you own or occupy as a qualifying relative has changed during the past year.

If you sell, move, or for any reason no longer qualify for the homestead classification, you are required to notify the county assessor within 30 days of the change in homestead status.



Martin County Assessor’s Office

507-238-3210

Michael Sheplee

Martin County Assessor






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