Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Another Successful Fishing "Expedition" on Long Lake




Rob Swendra caught this northern on the north shore of Long Lake on Saturday, June 15th, 2019.

Thanks for sharing with us all, Ron.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Invitation to Annual Meeting: June 29th

Latest Entry in the Adult Fishing Contest

While fishing on Long Lake at 7am on May 28, 2019, Al Kiecker caught this Northern Pike.  It was 35 inches long!  He used a minnow for his bait and released the fish back into the lake.

This is Al's entry into Long Lake Area Association's 2018-2019 Fishing Challenge contest.  There is still time for you to enter your fish in the contest.  (Click here for details)  Prizes will be awarded at our Annual meeting on June 29, 2019. (Start time is 9:30am at the Hubbard Community Center.)

Friday, June 14, 2019

Important Information for Long Lake Landowners with the Deadline for Input 6/13/19 by 3:30PM

This is a chance to make your voice heard 

 

The June 24th, 6 PM , Hubbard County Environmental Services Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment Meeting at the Hubbard County Government Center in County Board Room #324 has 2 items for Long Lake that may interest you.

A)  The Conditional Use Application 4-CU-19 to operate a recreational vehicle campground (parcel 13.42.05000) which was tabled at the May meeting is being covered by the Planning Commission (PC) in Old Business.  The additional input requested by the PC and that was provided by the applicant for the PC consideration for the June 24 meeting is attached.  Our Long Lake Area Association Board will update our Findings of Facts comments.  We believe it is important to comment and be present because the vacant position in the PC has now been filled.  The new individual hasn't experienced our previous comments, site visits, attendance at hearings, etc.

B)  The Variance Application 15-V-19 by the Hubbard Township will be heard by the Board of Adjustment.  The variance is for upgrading the south access (parcels 14.20.02041 and 14.20.02011) which will help prevent runoff, soil erosion, provide rain gardens, tarred parking spots, and more... This upgrade is something that our Long Lake Area Association has had in our lake plan since 2010 http://www.longlakeliving.org/p/lake-management-plans.html for water quality protection, usability, and more.  The LLAA BOD has worked toward this upgrade whenever the opportunity presented itself.  Hubbard County was able to secure a grant now and will administer the grant for the township.

As a citizen, you are able to review the project documentation for the items above by following the links in the Hubbard County Environmental Services meeting agenda here:
http://cms6.revize.com/revize/hubbardcounty/June%202019%20PCBOA%20Agenda.pdf

You are also able to comment on items on the agenda in writing by Wed 6/19 at 3:30PM by emailing or U.S. Postal Service or hand-deliver to:

Written comments / materials on agenda items must be submitted to:
Hubbard County Environmental Services
301 Court Ave
Park Rapids, MN 56470

Please include the submitter's complete name and address of residence.  Include your seasonal residence address here at the lake in addition.  Include the subject, for example 4-CU-19

Your email comments should include all the same submitter information and the subject too.  Email to Eric Buitenwerf, Environmental Services Director at email address: ebuitenwerf@co.hubbard.mn.us

The Planning Commission Findings of Fact criteria may help guide you in creating your own specific, factual comments.  Just pick one or two areas that you want to comment on. The LLAA Board will be updating our May 1st document on 4-CU-19 prior to Wed 6/19/19 at 3:30 PM:   https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxj3i6XNgv2PdXdITllvN3pSVWFGa0M3c0JWNXVURFRKdWlF/view 

Here is the link to the Environmental Services area where you will find the different Findings of Fact criteria for conditional use permits or for variances:  http://www.co.hubbard.mn.us/departments/environmental_services/planning_commission_board_of_adjustment.php#revize_document_center_rz683

The site visits by the Hubbard County Environmental Services Planning Commission / Board of Adjustments for the Long Lake parcels will be on Thursday, June 20, 2019.  Allow plus / minus 30 minutes from the listed time.

11:50 AM  15-V-19, South Access at Hubbard on Long Lake

12:15 PM  4-CU-19, Parcel 13.42.05000 recreational vehicle campground is 18080 Emerald Island Circle, Park Rapids.  Don't enter the lot until the Hubbard County Planning Commission arrives.  You can follow behind and listen.

Sincerely,
The Board of Directors of the Long Lake Area Association (Hubbard County) Inc.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Letter from LLAA Board to Lake Property Owners

Dear Long Lake Property Owners,

We wanted to let you know that there is an opportunity for you to provide your own comments, both written and/or in person regarding the requested Conditional Use Application 4-CU-19.  The applicant is requesting a conditional use permit per Section 401, Table 1 of the Shoreland Management Ordinance to operate a recreational vehicle campground on the northwest side of Long Lake on Hubbard County parcel ID: 13.42.05000. See the timeline for your opportunities to participate below.

Your own comments, perspectives & your presence matter for Long Lake!

Part of Long Lake Area Association's (LLAA) mission and values support the association’s involvement in education and communication on commenting on this proposed Conditional Use Application 4-CU-19.

Monday 5/20/19 at 6 PM,
Hubbard County Government Center,
301 Court Ave,
Board Room #324
Park Rapids

The Conditional Use Application 4-CU-19 will be heard by the Planning Commission along with other agenda items.  Instructions for navigating to the electronic county agenda are documented on the Notice of Hubbard County Board of Adjustment Public Hearing/Meeting for 4-CU-19 in the next link.  From the county agenda link you can access the full application in doc 53649 online.  Agenda for County Meeting on CUPs May 20, 2019

Public comment on agenda items may be made orally during the hearing/meeting 5/20/19 or in writing by 5/15/19, 3:30 PM.

Written comments/materials on agenda items must be submitted to:

Hubbard County Environmental Services,
301 Court Ave.,
Park Rapids, MN 56470
✔️by 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Please include the submitter’s complete name and address of residence.  Include your seasonal residence address here at the lake in addition.

Your email written comments should be addressed to and include the Subject: 4-CU-19  

Eric Buitenwerf, Environmental Services Director
Hubbard County Environmental Services
301 Court Avenue
Park Rapids, MN 56470

Email:  ebuitenwerf@co.hubbard.mn.us

The Planning Commission Findings of Fact criteria may help guide you in creating your own specific, factual comments.  (We have included our LLAA findings of fact attached which include the criteria regarding 4-CU-19, for your information. Link to pdf of LLAA letter

Link to blank Findings of Fact document

Onsite property review of parcel for 4-CU-19 will occur on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at approximately 11:10 AM (allow at least + / - 30 minutes from scheduled time).  Parcel address is 18080 Emerald Island Circle, Park Rapids.  Don’t enter the lot until the Hubbard County Planning Commission arrives.  You can follow behind and listen.

We hope you find this information helpful so that you can feel comfortable being part of the public comment process – written and/or verbal.  We look forward to seeing you at the Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment (BOA) meeting if you are in the area.  We continue to work in partnership with the Neighborhood #6 team and the lawyer with shoreland ordinance experience, Mr. James Peters.

A final note to consider for your calendar is the CUP recommendation from the Planning Commission may be on the Hubbard County Commissioner's Board Meeting agenda on June 4th; if not at that meeting, then on June 18th.

Keep track of county commissioner agendas here:
  Links to County Commissioners' agenda

Sincerely,
The Board of Directors of the Long Lake Area Association (Hubbard County) Inc.

For more information about Shoreland Ordnance procedures go to our Shoreland Ordnance tab: direct link