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Paynesville Press - April 20, 2005

Township to clarify burning permit regulations

By Michael Jacobson

The Paynesville Township Board of Supervisors took the following actions at their meeting on Monday, April 11.

*The board approved a conditional-use permit for Fleet Supply for a temporary greenhouse. The greenhouse would be used between April 15 and July 1.

*The board voted to update the current township computer system (approximately 10 years old) with a new Windows-based system. The new computer is expected to cost less than $1,000.

*The board discussed King Bee Road, which is in need of repair following spring runoff that washed out a section of road. A new culvert - along with easements from neighboring landowners - may be needed. *The board voted to clarify burning permit regulations. A preprinted flyer will be delivered to virtually all township residents, and flyers will be handed out as burning permits are given to residents. The total cost is $225.

*The board set a public hearing for a conditional-use permit for Bruce and Patricia Nokleby to construct an ancillary building without a permanent structure. The hearing will be held on Monday, April 25, at 8:15 p.m. The Noklebys want to build a storage structure nearly 2,400 sq. ft. in size. The township ordinance limits the size to 1,600 sq. ft. The land is located on Breezewood Road.

*The board set a public hearing for a variance for Shawn Orbeck, owner of Granite Creations, for Monday, April 25, at 8:30 p.m. Orbeck wants to construct an addition to his existing structure 16 feet from the rear property lines. That is four feet closer than the 20 feet allowed by the township ordinance, thus requring the variance.

*The board approved an on-sale liquor license for Northern Lights Dining and Lounge.

*The board approved a number of fund transfers and charitable payments, including $5,000 to the hockey association for open skating, $5,500 to Community Education for summer recreation, and a $5,000 transfer to the hockey equipment escrow fund.

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