Notice is hereby given of the Dakota County Board of Commissioners intent to amend Dakota County Ordinance 114 Well and Water Supply Management. The purposes of the proposed amendments to County Ordinance 114 are to ensure that large groundwater appropriation requests are sustainable and to limit groundwater exports in accordance with the 2020–2030 Dakota County Groundwater Plan. Proposed amendments to County Ordinance 114 will prohibit the construction of new wells estimated to use a water volume greater than 50,000,000 gallons per year for the water use type defined by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as commercial/institutional water supply.
The Dakota County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on April 20, 2021, at 9 a.m. in the Boardroom, Administration Center, 1590 Highway 55, Hastings or via telephone or other electronic means, for the purpose of receiving comments on proposed amendments to County Ordinance 114. Due to the ongoing impacts from the COVID-19 virus, the board is conducting public meetings via telephone or other electronic means and will continue to do so long as it is not practical or prudent to hold in-person meetings. Updated information on the manner of the public meeting can be found on Commissioner Meetings page.
A copy of the proposed amendments to County Ordinance 114 is available below. Written comments will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on April 16, 2021. Email comments are preferred and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also mail your comments to the Dakota County Environmental Resource Department, ATTN: Ordinance No. 114, 14955 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley, Minnesota 55124.
Interested persons attending the public hearing shall have the right to provide written or oral comments during the public hearing. The public may submit comments for the public hearing via email to email@example.com.
Proposed County Ordinance 114
Summary of Changes