Morrison County Commissioners

By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Amy Kowalzek, director of Planning and Zoning with Morrison County, told the commissioners Tuesday fees for permits had not changed (increased) since 2007. In fact, she said some had decreased. “Permits for accessory structures such as sheds, barns, etc., were 12.5 cents per square foot in 2007 and are now 7.5 […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com While the request for a variance was not submitted, Steve Backowski, director of Morrison County Public Works told the commissioners Tuesday that he would like to see  the tipping fees for contaminated soil disposal at the Morrison County Landfill dropped from $65 per ton to about $48 per cubic yard. […]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer Social Services Director Brad Vold and Social Services Supervisor Paul Bukovich, outlined for the Morrison County Commissioners the services and support available to disabled persons. So far in 2014, the requests for some of the services have increased nearly 100 percent. “Morrison County provides and arranges services and supports for persons […]

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Recently, the Commissioner of Natural Resources approved that local units of government, including counties, may enact a 30-day temporary no-wake zone. The Morrison County Board of Commissioners met recently to discuss the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) approval and address the concerns of lakeshore owners in Morrison County relating to the unusually high lake levels. […]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Within its land use ordinance, Morrison County defines how land may be used. If a land use standard is not on its list, it is prohibited — such as the possibility of using land for a solar energy “farm.” A solar energy farm would be an area of land with rows […]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The Morrison County Board approved two conditional use permits (CUP) for Carvin Buzzell of Lakin Township, Tuesday. The first CUP was approved for “limited rural business” on one parcel of land, with 10 conditions. Among other things, conditions require that the outdoor shower area drains will be connected to an on-site […]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   A rezoning application brought to the Morrison County Commissioners Tuesday was unanimously voted down. A structure replacement in 2012 brought to light the fact that Auger’s Resort was out of compliance with the density of the structures on their property. They had requested to be rezoned “shoreland commercial” to […]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer     Morrison County is home to hundreds of bridges. Of those, the county is responsible for inspecting 220 of them on a regular basis, 186 of which are on county roadways. “We have to do an inspection of each bridge annually or biennially,” said Public Works Supervisor Steve Backowski. […]

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