The Landowners of Winona County is urging members of the Winona County Board of Commissioners to approve proposed amendments to the county zoning ordinance that they say would give landowners back some of their property rights.
The private group says, in a press release, the legal nonconforming language in the ordinance should not be used because it confuses owners.
The group says the Rural Heritage overlay district should apply universally to both residential and agriculture districts. New structures can expand by meeting the current setback rules.
The groups chairman, Marv Hunger, says the county board has three options: either throw out the county zoning ordinance and start over, do nothing by voting the amendments down, or vote for the amendments that are a compromise of property rights.
The board is expected to take a final vote on the proposed amendments, possibly next Tuesday, November 12th.