Below is a link to the 2014 Annual Planning Report for Greenwood Township.
2014 Annual Planning Report
Monday, March 10, 2014
St. Louis County has adopted a new septic Ordinance--this affects all property in Greenwood Township. For more information, please check out the following link:
Thursday, March 14, 2013
A sauna is an accessory structure used for the sole purpose of a steam bath and change room, and/or storage of materials directly related to such activity.
Setbacks and Site Design Standards near the Lake Shore
Saunas may be allowed 50 feet from the shoreline on General Development and 75 feet from the shoreline on Recreational Development lakes, with the following performance standards:
A. The maximum size shall be 200 square feet in floor area and 12 feet in height.
B. The structure may include a changing room, but this area may not be used for sleeping or cooking.
C. A deck is allowed, but it must meet said setback requirements and it shall be included in the maximum floor area.
D. The structure shall be served by a gray water septic system, approved by the St. Louis County Health Department.
E. The structure shall not be used to store combustible petroleum products, nor shall it be attached to a structure where such products are present.
F. The structure shall be stained or painted in unobtrusive colors.
G. The sauna shall be screened from the shore by natural means.
H. There shall be no other accessory structures located closer than the required principal structure setback.
Septic: Under certain conditions, a permit application for a sauna may require a sanitary review.
Within the ordinance, there are many circumstances that may stipulate varying setbacks for your proposed project(s). Examples include nonconforming lots of records, size of proposed structure, locations near bluffs, bedrock, wetlands, lakes, etc. If you are unable to meet the requirements of the Ordinance and you meet certain criteria, you may be able to be granted a variance. Please contact the Planning Director to see if any special standards required for your property prior to designing your project or you would like information regarding variances.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
No snow and low temperatures don’t mix in the Northland. That’s why the St. Louis County Environmental Services Department is issuing a warning about freezing septic systems, especially with low temperatures in the forecast and no snow cover to keep systems warm.
There are several ways to protect a system from freezing, the experts say:
People who find their system frozen or sewage near their system should contact a pumper or installer. Call the St. Louis County Environmental Services at (800) 450-9278 or go to stlouiscountymn.gov septic for more information.
Friday, October 12, 2012
North St. Louis County Soil and Water Conservation District 2013 Tree Program--order a variety of native trees. Ten three-foot deciduous tress or shrubs for $35. Pickup in May.
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Friday, February 3, 2012
St. Louis County is seeking public comment on their sub-division rules and a public hearing will be held in March. Below is a link to additional information:
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