Wednesday, May 21, 2014

County Looking To Address Blasting Concerns

Koochiching County is looking at changes to a zoning ordinance to deal with residents complaints about blasting.

Several residents claim the work by a company east of Rainer has led to damages to their homes and well being.

Environmental Services manager Dale Olson says changes in wording may give the County more control.

Lawyer for Bowman Construction Steve Nelson says the County may be wasting its time and energy and should direct residents to pursue their complaints through the courts.

Nelson adds the company is following the rules with its blasts.

The proposed changes to the zoning ordinance will get a legal review before heading to the County's planning commission for public input.