The Winona County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday will be asked to clarify the county's position on who should take the lead in the Farm2-Rail permitting process as the company seeks approval of its plan to develop 300 acres next to the City of St. Charles.
The Fairbault company wants to construct two railroad loops and a loading facility with several industrial sites on the land on the east side of St. Charles. St. Charles Township decided not to approve the annexation of the property to the city and now the St. Charles City Council wants to know what the county's policy is on the proposed project.
County Environmental Service Director Jason Gilman has recommended that the City of St. Charles take the lead in the permitting process. The board meets Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. at the County Government Center.
Also on the Tuesday agenda, during a committee-of-the-board session, is a further review of a request by the county's recycling contractor, Veolia, to make changes to the contractor's five-year contract which are estimated to cost the county $160,000. Board members will also hear a report on the county's 2000 comprehensive plan and recommended updates to the plan.