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Posted on October 22, 2019 at 3:40 PM by Ryan Hiniker
Drainage update 10/22/2019
Upcoming Drainage Hearings or Meetings:
Property & Environmental Resources Department Happenings:
For this week's blog, we take a slight departure from a drainage emphasis to provide you with some current and upcoming projects the county's Property & Environmental Resources (PER) Department is working on.
The PER department (recently formed by the consolidation of Taxpayer Services and Environmental Services) consists of many divisions, including Planning and Zoning, Waste and Recycling, the Recorder's office, along with Taxation and Assessing.
The PER department is currently working on crafting an ordinance related to stormwater management. The general purpose of the standards is to establish regulatory requirements for post-construction stormwater management after land disturbing activities.
The department's assessing division is also busy conducting property inspections for property tax purposes and will soon begin reviewing new construction for the upcoming assessment. One of the department's appraisal staff members will likely be to your property in the near future if you've secured a construction permit this year.
Additionally, the department's solid waste division has recently launched the Waste Wizard. The Waste Wizard is a new tool will assist residents with how and/or where to dispose of or recycle many different items in the county. Simply type the name of the waste material, and the Waste Wizard will tell you where can be recycled, composted or disposed of properly. The Waste Wizard can be found on the county's website using the following link, and clicking on "Waste Wizard": http://www.blueearthcountymn.gov/1468/Property-and-Environmental-Resources
Important reminder - if you are considering constructing, building or moving a structure onto your property, please check with the proper zoning authority. Determining which permits you need for a building project depends on where your project is located within the county. Blue Earth County Planning and Zoning staff can assist you through the permitting process and can be reached at 507-304-4381. For more information, visit the county's website and search construction permits.
Recent Drainage Inspections – week of October 14 – October 18:
Mowing will resume after harvest for some portions of the county.
We require that all repairs to a county drainage system (tile or open ditch) be authorized by one us in the drainage office, either Craig or myself, before any repairs are made.
Drainage Management Specialist