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Pine County Hosts Public Meetings for Zoning Ordinance

Pine County will be hosting public meetings In Askov (November 1) and Pine City (November 5) to discuss the draft “Districts, Lot Standards, and Allowable Uses,” of its County Zoning Ordinance. The draft is attached along with supporting information on how the County proposes to administer density zoning in agricultural areas. This is only the first portion of the ordinance. More content will be developed in coming months.

The current draft was written by Pine County Zoning staff based on direct input from township officials in July and August of 2018. Additionally, in September Pine County Zoning staff met with farmers from throughout the County to hear input for zoning within agricultural areas.

The Pine County Zoning Ordinance will be unique in that in will only be in effect within townships where the Township Board passes a resolution to “opt-in” to the program. With this goal in mind, Pine County has been primarily working with Township officials that have expressed interest in opting in or simply assisting the process.

The November 1st meeting will be held at 6:30pm at the Pine County History Museum (6333 H C Andersen Alle, Askov). The November 5th meeting will be held at 6:30pm at the Pine County Courthouse Boardroom (635 Northridge Dr. NW, Pine City). All members of the public are invited to attend.

For more information please feel free to visit the Pine County Zoning Initiative website. If your township has not participated thus far but has interest, please call the Zoning office and talk to Kelly Schroeder or Caleb Anderson, 320-216-4220.