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Shoreline Damage?

Residents Reminded to get Zoning Certificates for Repairs to Damaged Structures

Residents of Murray County are reminded that with the recent disaster, many structures in the community may have experienced structural damage.  Repairs and/or reconstruction activities to structures damaged due to the flooding disaster that are located in the floodplain will require a zoning certificate from the Murray County Environmental Services Office as required by the Murray County Zoning Ordinance, Section 15 – Floodplain Management.  Failure to obtain the necessary zoning certificates may result in fines.

When applying for a zoning certificate for repairs to a damaged structure, photos, design plans, an estimate from a contractor of the construction costs associated with the repairs, and zoning certificate fees, are required.

 

Murray County to Waive Grading and Filling Permit Fee for Flood-Related Shoreline Repairs

The Murray County Commissioners approved waiving the grading and filling permit fee to residents in Murray County who need to perform repair work on their shorelines.   Many properties around the lakes have been devastated during the recent flood event.

Residents are reminded that a grading and filling permit is still required before starting any repair projects.   The Murray County Environmental Services Office can help answer questions and determine if proposed work requires a Murray County permit or if a permit from the DNR may also be required.  There is not a fee waiver for any DNR related projects.

When applying for a repair grading and filling permit, photos and design plans are required.  The grading and filling permit fee waiver, for the flood related shoreline repair projects, will remain in effect until November 3, 2018.

For more information and to obtain the required certificates and/or permit(s), contact the Murray County Environmental Services office and talk to Jean Christoffels at 507-836-1166 or Sarah Soderholm at 507-836-1165.

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Home Repairs and Cleaning Options from Murray County Businesses

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Need Mold Remediation help?

Do you need someone to help clean due to flooding?

What to do with flood debris?

Murray County has designated the Murray County Recycling Center as the drop-off site for flood debris starting the week of July 9 through September 9. The Murray County Recycling Center is located at 1820 Erlandson Avenue in Slayton.  There will be no charge to county residents for disposal of this flood debris.

Flood debris will be accepted from the following 6 categories:

  1. Demolition materials (from building structures) including: Sheet rock, Wood, Insulation, Carpet
  2. Garbage from flood damage including: Furniture, Household items, Clothing
  3. White goods/or appliances: Washers; Dryers; Microwaves
  4. Electronics: Computers, TVs
  5. Household hazard waste: Paints, Chemicals, Pesticides, Herbicides
  6. Mattresses

Make sure your load is secured.

Debris delivered to this site must be pre-separated as defined in the categories listed above.

Debris drop-off site personnel will ask from where the debris has been hauled. Large loads of garbage and demolition materials may be re-routed directed to the county’s demolition landfill. The demolition landfill is located at 1080 71st Street, Slayton, and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays and 1st and 3rd Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to noon. Hours for flood debris drop-off at the Murray County Recycling Center will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday through September 9. Flood debris may not be dropped off outside of these designated hours. Please contact Jon Bloemendaal, Murray County Ag and Sold Waste Administrator, with any questions: 507-836-1164.

Flood Photos Taken by Drone on July 5, 2018 – photo credit to Murray County Emergency Management – Click on any one photo and then you can scroll through them.

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