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County planning commission considers permit applications for shed, second farm dwelling

The McLeod County Planning Advisory Commission made quick work of its agenda at its Wednesday, March 25, meeting. The agenda had just two items, neither of which drew any public comment.
The first was for a conditional use permit for Jason Schwartz in Hutchinson Township, who intends to build a storage shed greater than 2,400 square feet on a parcel less than 10 acres in size.
Because of the layout of Schwartz’ property, with a pool in the back and a non-buildable area, the shed will be located in the front yard area.
The Hutchinson Township Board of Supervisors recommended approval of the permit, and there were no concerns raised by the county highway department, the soil and water conservation district, the county environmentalist nor the neighbors.
Zoning Administrator Larry Gasow said that Schwartz also will have to apply for a variance from the county’s board of adjustment for setback issues.
The other item for consideration was a conditional use permit application by Mark Schultz to locate a second dwelling for family care on his farmsite in Glencoe Township. The mobile home will be used by his mother, who will need some assistance from Schultz for her care.
Once the second dwelling is no longer needed, it must be removed, Gasow said.
Again, no concerns were raised by various agencies.
The planning commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of both permits to the County Board, which will consider them on its April 7 agenda.