Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Zone Change Turned Down By Board and Supports Byways

The Cook County Board, yesterday, turned-down Windigo Lodge's request for zone change on the Lodge's property north of the Gunflint Trail The lodge had requested a change from Resort-Commercial to General-Commercial. The county Planning Commission had recommended to the board to turn-down the request.

In other action, the County Board unanimous approved a motion by Jim Johnson to send a letter to the Minnesota DNR with a copy to the Gunflint Ranger District to urges the agencies to work with the Gunflint Scenic Byways Committee in preserving the scenic nature of the Gunflint Trail on the planning of all timber projects. Jim Raml, Scenic Byways Forestry Committee, chairperson praised the Board action and stated, "this should help reinforce our efforts to preserve the scenic quality of the Gunflint."

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