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Shoreland Zoning Changes

A proposed rule put forth by the DNR is seeking to change minimum standards for county shoreland zoning ordinances. This proposed rule will have far-reaching effects on private property and increases DNR authority to regulate shorelands.

I have heard from a number of residents of the 10th Senate District expressing concerns with this rule in its current form. Given these concerns, I recently wrote the chair of the Senate Committee on Environment to request a public hearing on the rule. I believe that holding a public hearing would enable those affected to explain how the rule will personally impact them and provide an opportunity for modifying the rule.