Moose Lake Star Gazette - Serving Carlton and Pine Counties Since 1895

By Dan Reed
Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

FDL Band, County discuss sewer and zoning issues


November 21, 2019

A meeting is being scheduled to work out differences in a proposed footprint of service for the Big Lake Area Sanitary District.

At the regular meeting of the Carlton County Board on November 12, the board reviewed several topics that were brought up at the previous Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee: development, cooperative zoning, and boat enforcement on Big Lake as well as the future of the Sanitary District.

Monthly charges for service and the impact on lot sizes and setbacks will be open for discussion at the upcoming meeting. The committee to work on the sewer expansion will consist of two members from Carlton County, two from the Big Lake Sanitary District, and two from the Fond Du Lac Reservation Business Committee.

Members of the Fond Du Lac Band Business Committee were concerned that the zoning ordinances set by them differed from the Carlton County zoning ordinances. A review conducted between the Fond Du Lac zoning staff and the Carlton County zoning staff found no significant differences in the two plans.

“I am encouraged by the open dialogue between FDL and the County Board,” commented County Board Chair Dick Brenner. “The Big Lake Sanitary District infrastructure needs to be completed. It is important to ensure the quality of the water in Big Lake for future generations.”

Other Board actions of interest:

Three tax forfeited parcels in the City of Cromwell were approved for temporary work space for construction of a proposed roundabout at the intersection of Hwy 210 and 73.

A public land auction of tax forfeit property grossed $128,000 on October 30, 2019. 3 of 61 parcels were sold. $115,000 was the successful bid for a non-lakeshore lot in the Bayview addition on the north side of Little Hanging Horn Lake.

Administrator Dave Lee of Carlton County Health and Human Services was commended for 20 years of service.

Carlton County accepted the funds for distribution of the Snowmobile grant-in-aid program with Moose Lake Rod & Gun Club at $55,753.05, Cromwell Trails at $52,872.33, Kettle River Trails at $26,545.83, Cloquet Wood City Riders at $23,577.60 and Wrenshall Trails at $2,792.08.


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