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Conditional Use Permit Application

Otter Tail County Planning Commission

Status: (as of 09/26/2016)
Construction of parking lot and storm water catch basins on the fee land. Tabled with conditions pending the completion of the environmental review.

30-Day Public Comment Period:
Start Date: 08/31/2016
End Date: Ongoing

Conditional Use Permit Application Request (as stated by the Applicant on the Application):  Construction of a parking lot and storm water catch basins for a new resort, hotel and casino on adjacent property. Earth work to include 422,690 cubic yards of earth work, including 105,000 cy topsoil strip and replace, 250,600 cy movement/embankment excavation, and 67,090 cy import of new fill. The proposal is located in That Part of Government Lots 10 and 11 and That Part of Section 15 of Star Lake Township.

Applicant:  Central Minnesota Land Co LLC / White Earth Nation
Hearing Date:  September 21, 2016 at 6:30 P.M.
Hearing Location:  Commissioner's Room, Government Services Center, 540 West Fir, Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Hearing Results:  A motion by Trites, second by Bailey to table until the Environmental Review process is complete and allow the Developer:  1. Time to consider a redesign minimizing both the ecological & other potential impacts on a highly sensitive area. 2. Time to validate the impervious surface calculations. 3. Time to provide information clarifying the 100 year rain event. 4. Time to provide a written response to the publics’ comments provided at this hearing. It was recommended that once the date of the public hearing is determined, the public notification process will be followed. Voting: All Members in favor.  (Source:  OTC Planning Commission Meeting Minutes)

On Sept 27, 2016 the OTC Board of Commissioners voted to accept the Planning Commission's recommendation to table the CUP, with conditions, pending the environmental review process.

For more information, as well as to view the many supporting documents associated with this permit request, please refer to the OTC website Proposed Shooting Star Casino & Resort page.

Next Steps:  When the environmental review process is complete, there will be a re-notification of a Public Hearing for this Conditional Use Permit.