Announcement from Wayne Stein
Notice of public hearing to consider establishment of the Marion Lake Improvement District.
At request of the Marion Lake Association and the Marion Lake Lake Improvement District (LID) Committee the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners has adopted a Resolution of Intent to Establish the Marion Lake Improvement District. A public hearing is scheduled for Monday, August 20, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Otter Tail County's Sheriff's Operation Center, 469 Main Street W, Ottertail, Minnesota.
The proposed boundaries of the lake improvement district are all parcels with riparian rights, or any portion of property within 75 feet of the lake including the man-made channel, or have deeded access to Marion Lake.. The proposed purposes, programs, and funding for the district are outlined in the resolution of intent to establish the lake improvement district, a copy of which is available for public review at the office of the county auditor, Government Services Center, 500 West Fir Avenue, Fergus Falls, Minnesota, 218-998- 8030, and is also available on the county website.
The establishment of the proposed lake improvement district requires review by the commissioner of natural resources and the approval of the Otter Tail County Board. Concerned citizens may submit evidence at the public hearing, or send written comments to the county auditor prior to the hearing. This hearing is being held prior to the passage of any order establishing the proposed lake improvement district. Concerned citizens may also submit evidence and opinions to the commissioner of natural resources.
Citizens may call for a referendum on the question of whether or not to establish a lake improvement district by filing a petition requesting such a referendum. The petition shall be signed by 25% of the land owners within the territory of the proposed district, who are Minnesota residents. Upon receipt of such a petition prior to the effective date of creation of the district, the county board shall hold the creation in abeyance pending the referendum vote of all qualified voters residing within the boundaries of the proposed district.
Wayne Stein, Otter Tail County Auditor
July 23, 2012