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Planning Advisory Commission
Monday, November 18, 2013

6:00 p.m. 

Goodhue County Government Center
Room 301
509 West Fifth Street
Red Wing, MN  55066

6:00     Call Meeting to Order

            Approve November 18, 2013 agenda

            Approve September 16, 2013 minutes
               
            Conflict/Disclosure of Interest

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Save the Bluffs Zoning Ordinance Amendment (postponed from August 19, 2013): A request to develop a Silica Sand and Resource Protection Overlay District, extension of the interim ordinance/moratorium while the overlay district and best practices are established, and while an economic cost/benefit analysis is completed. (Attachment)

Save the Bluffs Zoning Ordinance Amendment –four alternatives to above request

a. No frac-sand operations (mining, processing, washing, trans-loading) within 1 mile of cities, R1 zoned districts, and campgrounds;

b. No frac-sand operations (mining, processing, washing, trans-loading) within a mile of the high water mark of the Mississippi;

c. Prohibit the use of flocculants in the washing and processing of frac-sand.(permit only dry processing so chemicals won't get into surface or ground water and far less water is used), and;

d. Set harsh penalties for mining, processing and trans-loading violations (such as canceling the permit).

Mining Study Committee:  Amendments to the Goodhue County Zoning Ordinance Article 14, Mineral Extraction and the Goodhue County Comprehensive Plan Element 3 Goal 4 and Element 5 adding a new Goal 4 “Recreation and Tourism” in response to the above requests. (Attachment)

OTHER ACTIONS

Staff Updates

Adjourn

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