Planning panel approves permits

NEW ULM – The Brown County Planning Commission approved a pair of Conditional Use Permits (CUPs) Tuesday that would allow construction of a 190-foot, wireless communication tower in Leavenworth Township and renewing an existing mining permit in Albin Township.

According to a CUP application by Verizon Wireless, Ronda Mathiowetz current owner, if the tower is not used for the described purposes for one year, the telephone company must remove the tower and related facilities from the property.

Recommended conditions for Peter and Jean Eichberger’s CUP include mining operations cannot be conducted without first procuring applicable storm water permits through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The owner will submit a reclamation plan/map and county staff shall be provided property access to perform onsite inspections as needed to ensure compliance.

The Planning Commission approved single-lot splits by Ken and Marilyn Sell, aka K&K Subdivision, North Star Township; John and Barbara Garrioch, Garrioch Subdivision, Eden Township; and Scott Schimschock, Schimschock First Subdivision, Milford Township. All properties being platted are currently existing homesteads being split off from tillable ground.

Recommendations will be considered by the Brown County Board on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

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