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 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:

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:

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: 

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:

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.

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

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