Supervisors Receive Pipeline Recommendations from Planning and Zoning Commission

by Brian Wilson
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–The Kossuth County Board of Supervisors accepted a report from the Planning and Zoning Commission with proposed amendments to the county’s zoning ordinance during their meeting this week. The proposed changes would regulate land use with regard to the location of hazardous liquid pipelines in the county. County Zoning Administrator Doug Miller addressed the board to go over the proposal, which includes changes to setback distances for the proposed carbon capture pipeline projects.

The proposed changes would put more properties within the setback distances of the Summit pipeline.

The setbacks would also impact the Navigator pipeline project in the northern part of the county.

Miller was asked by the board what the next step in the process looks like.

Tim Whipple is the attorney who helped draft the zoning amendments for the county. The supervisors accepted the report unanimously and will now begin the final process and decide whether to approve the recommendations. The board can approve all or certain parts of the recommendations or reject them entirely if they so choose.

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