LONGVILLE -- Cass County Environmental Services Director Paul Fairbanks reported Tuesday zoning permits show growth is taking place throughout the county.
As the population grows, so too, he said, is the volume of recycled materials and garbage being processed.
It's time to give serious consideration to expanding the county recycling and garbage transfer station north of Pine River, he told the county board.
Waste disposal continues to rise about 10 percent a year, Fairbanks said.
The county issued 718 land use zoning permits the first half of this year, compared with 652 for the same period last year, Fairbanks said.
There were 28 variances issued the first six months in 2000, compared with 20 last year. Conditional uses increased from 14 last year to 26 this year.
Shoreland alteration applications rose from 103 in 1999 to 111 the first six months this year. There were five land reclassifications the first six months of each year.
The county issued the largest number of land use permits (44) in Shingobee Township adjacent to Walker the second quarter this year, followed by 39 in Woodrow between Hackensack and Longville and 37 in Sylvan at the south end of the county.
There were 34 issued in Crooked Lake Township at Outing and 32 in Ponto Lake Township near Backus.
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