Goodhue County, Minnesota

Goodhue County Fairgrounds
44279 County 6 Blvd
Zumbrota, MN

August 11, 2022
 10:00 a.m.

Virtual Meeting Notice

Due to concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, it has been determined that in-person meetings or meetings conducted under Minn. Stat. 13D.02 a may not be practical or prudent.   Therefore, meetings that are governed by the Open Meeting Law will temporarily be conducted by both in person and by telephone or other electronic means pursuant to Minn. Stat. 13D.021.

 The Goodhue County Board of Commissioners will be conducting a county board meeting pursuant to this section on August 11, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Goodhue County Fairgrounds, Zumbrota.  The County Administrator and/or County Attorney will be present at the meeting location.  County Commissioners may appear in person or attend by telephone or other electronic means.  The public may attend in person or monitor the meeting from a remote site by logging into  or calling 1 877 309 2073 any time during the meeting. Access code: 998 233 677 


Pledge of Allegiance


Moment of Silence in Honor of County Commissioner District 5, Paul Drotos


Disclosures of Interest


Review and approve the previous board meeting minutes.

  1. July 19.pdf

Review and approve the county board agenda


Review and approve the following items on the consent agenda:


Approve Application to Conduct Off- Site Gambling for Wells Creek Riders Snowmobile Club on September 17, 2022 at the Bellchester Tavern, Bellchester, MN.


Approve Final of 2022 Traffic Marking Contract.


Approve Final of CR 44 Bridge Replacement Contract.


Approve LBRP Grant Agreement for S.P. 025-598-022.


Approve Goodhue County Fair Declaration.

  1. Ray Sands Memo.pdf

Approve New Hires for Human Resources & Public Works


County Attorney's Report


Commissioner District 5 Vacancy.


Land Use Management Director's Report


PUBLIC HEARING: Consider Goodhue County Zoning Ordinance Updates

Proposed amendments to Articles 27 (B-2, Highway Business District), 28 (I, Industrial District), and 20 (Table of Uses) to create a Table of Uses for Business and Industrial District uses and remove Article 25 the B-1 (General Business District) to consolidate commercial uses into a single B (Business District). Proposal to amend Article 11 (Performance Standards) and Article 10 (Definitions) to include Self-Service Storage Facilities.


PUBLIC HEARING: Lake Byllesby Water Surface Use Ordinance Amendments


Conditional Use Permit (CUP) request for a Retreat Center

Request, submitted by Trisha Studer (Applicant) on behalf of Catching Fireflies Inc. (Owner), to establish a retreat center in an existing structure. Parcel 39.034.1001. 51506 210th AVE Pine Island, MN 55963. Part of the NW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 34 TWP 109 Range 15 in Pine Island Township. A-2 Zoned District. 

  1. CBPacket_Studer.pdf

Conditional Use Permit request to Establish a Liquid Manure Storage Basin Exceeding 500,000 Gallons

Request, submitted by Ann Buck (Owner) to construct a concrete liquid manure storage basin capable of holding up to 963,262 gallons at a 280 animal unit dairy heifer facility with confinement barns and open lots that are without runoff controls. Parcel 25.024.0401. 37609 180th AVE Goodhue, MN 55027. Part of the SE ¼ of Section 24 TWP 111 Range 16 in Belle Creek Township. A-1 Zoned District. 

  1. CBPacket_Bucks.pdf

Interim Use Permit request for a Utility Scale Solar Energy System (SES)

Request, submitted by Brian Keenan (IPS Solar, Applicant) and Mark Dykes (owner) for a Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Ground 1-Megawatt Solar Energy System occupying approximately 11-acres. Parcel 39.012.0600. TBD 240th Avenue Mazeppa, MN 55956. Part of the SE ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 12 TWP 109 Range 15 in Pine Island Township. A-2 Zoned District.


Public Works Director's Report


Concrete Paving Award.


Extension Office Director's Report


2022 Farm Family of the Year Presentation


Soil and Water Conservation District


Conservation Farm Family of the Year.


For Your Information


2nd Quarter Financial Report


Project Status Report.


County Board Committee Reports


New and Old Business