Notice is hereby given of the Dakota County Board of Commissioners intent to establish an interim ordinance for a 365-day moratorium prohibiting the construction, installation, or permitting of new wells estimated to use a water volume greater than 10,000 gallons per day or 1,000,000 gallons per year for the following proposed Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) water uses and types:
- Commercial/Institutional Water Supply
- Other Water Supply
- Agriculture/Food Processing
This ordinance does not apply to existing wells or replacement of existing wells.
The Dakota County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on May 5, 2020, 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 the proposed interim ordinance. 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 the Dakota County website.
A copy of the interim ordinance is available on the Dakota County website. Written comments will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on April 30, 2020. 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.
Interim Industrial Well Moratorium Ordinance
Clarification of Water Uses and Types