The Goodhue County Board of Commissioners will meet on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in the Goodhue County Government Center, Room 301, located at 509 West Fifth Street in Red Wing, Minnesota.
Public Hearing-There will be one public hearing to address the following proposals:
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.
Save the Bluffs Zoning Ordinance Amendment four alternatives to above request
1) No frac-sand operations (mining, processing, washing, trans-loading) within 1 mile of cities, R1 zoned districts, and campgrounds;
2) No frac-sand operations (mining, processing, washing, trans-loading) within a mile of the high water mark of the Mississippi;
3) 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;
4) 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.
Anyone interested is invited to attend. Agenda items may be subject to omissions or rescheduling. Please contact Land Use Management at 651.385.3104, or visit us on the web at www.co.goodhue.mn.us for the most current agenda.