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NOTICE OF INTENT TO ESTABLISH RIPARIAN BUFFER ORDINANCE FOR POPE COUNTY
Mon, Oct 23, 2017
Please take notice that on the 21st day of November at 9:30 a.m., the Pope County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at the 2nd floor County Commissioners Room Pope County Courthouse, Glenwood, Minnesota 56334, on a proposed ordinance that would provide for the establishment, protection and enforcement of a buffers protection zone located along public waters and public drainage ditches where agricultural uses are occurring. In accordance with Minn Stat. ยง103F.48, the ordinance would require landowners to establish and/or maintain a 50-ft (average) buffer on all public waters and 16.5-ft buffer on public ditches adjacent to agricultural uses. Text within the ordinance describes how to measure the buffer width, explains the uses allowed within the buffer area, allowed exemptions to the buffer requirements, alternative buffer practices, and how the County will handle complaints, noncompliance issues and enforcement. 

This hearing constitutes a notice of an intention to enact an ordinance for regulating Riparian Buffers in Pope County, MN. 

Copies of the proposed ordinance are available in the Land and Resource Management Department, County Auditor Department, and on the County website at www.co.pope.mn.us.
(320) 634-7700 - Pope County Courthouse - 130 E. Minnesota Avenue - Glenwood, MN 56334
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