Le Sueur Co. will waive zoning permit fees for damaged properties from storm

By: 
Jay Schneider, LIFE/Enterprise

Due to the significant amount of property and agricultural damage after the Sept. 20 storm, the Le Sueur County Board has entered into a resolution which will help county residents.

The commissioners declared Le Sueur County in a State of Emergency Sept. 24 for the high wind storm event of Sept. 20.

During the Oct. 2 meeting, the county board signed a resolution which will waive zoning permit fees and grant administrative variances.

The resolution deals with affected properties as documented in the damage assessment from the storm damage.

The permit fee waivers and administrative variances are to allow building to the original, legal structure with no expansions.

According to the resolution, a residential nonconformity or occupancy that is destroyed by the high wind storm to the extent of 50 percent of its estimated market value, and no zoning permit has been applied for within 180 days of when the property is damaged any subsequent use or occupancy of the land or premises must be a conforming use or occupancy.

Individuals who are going to build need to go through the regular zoning permit process and have one year to complete the construction by November 1, 2019 or within 1 year of permit issuance.

This is the same resolution which the county approved in....

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