December 6, 2012

P&Z recommends against permit

The Oliver County Planning and Zoning Board had some lengthy discussion Nov. 29 with landowner Henry Maertens and among themselves. The board voted to recommend that the County Commission deny a conditional use permit to Maertens for residences on his property at the intersection of Highway 25 and Highway 31, east of and adjacent to The Blind Pig. The recommendation was based on zoning violations and health issues. Members present were Chairman Dan Bueligan, Mary Wahlman, John Smith, John Wicklund, Daren Klingenstein and Deborah Starck.
Bueligan cited a letter from Custer Health inspector Keith Johnson stating that, among other corrections, the unpermitted sewer system needs to be abandoned and existing unsafe wells be capped, a new sewer system installed that will keep sewage separated from groundwater, and either a new well or connection to rural water is needed for the property to meet health department requirements.

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