Landfill is┬álocated in northeast OTC

By Tom Hintgen

Otter Tail County Correspondent

A motion by County Commissioner Lee Rogness of Fergus Falls and seconded by Commissioner Dan Bucholz of rural Perham was unanimously carried to authorize submitting a variance request for a revised final cover design for the Ash Monofil at the Northeast Otter Tail County Solid Waste Facility.

Monofil refers to a disposal facility at which only special incinerator ash is deposited.

The process includes adding a synthetic membrane to the demolition landfill cover section to reduce percolation through the cover, protecting local groundwater quality and removing the 18-inch clay barrier layer and 12-inch drainage layer from the ash monofil.

  The goal is to maximize the effectiveness of the final covers without spending money on unnecessary improvements

Planning commission recommendations

A motion by County Commissioner Lee Rogness,of Fergus Falls and seconded by Commissioner Kurt Mortenson of rural Underwood was unanimously carried to approve a 15-unit Planned Unit Development (PUD), owned by Jack and Ashley Lelwica.

This will include three units over 1,000 feet from Otter Tail Lake and 12 units within 1,000 feet from Otter Tail Lake. 

Eight of the units will be for single-family use and two duplex units (each duplex has 2 units for a total of 4 units). Also included in the proposal are 20 boat-slips and one boatslip for transient use for a total of 21 boat-slips.