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Court of Appeals sends variance case back to HC

May 2, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has remanded part of a controversial variance case back to Hubbard County’s Board of Adjustment for re-consideration. Continue Reading

Questioning of variances continues from COLA

April 18, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Friction between Hubbard County’s Board of Adjustment and members of COLA is getting to be such a regular staple at monthly meetings, there should be a spot on the agenda for it.
Monday was yet another example. Continue Reading

Board of Adjustment lifts variance restrictions on Belle Taine home lot

March 21, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

The Hubbard County Board of Adjustment voted Monday to remove variance conditions on a Lake Belle Taine lot when the owner purchased more land to bring it into compliance. Continue Reading

Board of Adjustment votes against one of its own members

February 25, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

A reserve member of Hubbard County’s Board of Adjustment found himself in an awkward conflict of interest Tuesday when he switched sides of the table and unsuccessfully lobbied for an after-the-fact variance at his own resort. Continue Reading

Grand Forks couple says no variance was needed

December 28, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

A Grand Forks couple denied a variance in August will return to the Hubbard County Board of Adjustment next month to seek a declaration that none was needed for their $400,000 garage addition. Continue Reading

BOA meeting gets heated over after-the-fact variance request

December 21, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Jerry Cole’s tenure as Board of Adjustment chair ended with the same fireworks as it began a year ago, clashing with lake activists over variances. Continue Reading

Variances for rural homes debated by county panel

December 20, 2011 in The Daily Republic

An ongoing pattern of granting variances to prospective home builders has at least one appointed county official wondering if the real-life application of Davison County’s zoning code is conflicting with county land use goals. Continue Reading

Board looks at increasingly close variance requests

October 19, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Hubbard County Board of Adjustment members are beginning to feel the strain of making the close calls on lakeshore development.
Board members are pausing longer to suggest a course of action, trying to hammer out more compromises. Continue Reading

5th Crow Wing RV park gets board permission to expand

September 24, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Fifth Crow Wing Lake was again in the spotlight Wednesday as the Hubbard County board allowed the expansion of Shady Lawns RV Estates, over the objections of lake activists. Continue Reading

BOA deals with terrestrial changes to lakeshore lots

September 21, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Erosion issues are causing Hubbard County’s Board of Adjustment to cut lakeshore property owners some slack as to what they can remove or fill on lakefront lots. Continue Reading