NEW ULM - The Brown County Planning Commission approved three Conditional Use Permit (CUP) applications Tuesday.
James Richert's Stately Township application allows up to 600 animal units (AU) (2,000 head) in a hog finishing operation and 10 AU (10 head) of beef steer finishing for a total of 610 AU in the A-1 Agricultural Protection Zone.
Conditions include installing a perimeter tile line within 20 feet down-gradient of the proposed barns to allow tile line water samples to be drawn.
Site manure cannot be spread on 160 acres of the NW4 of Section 18, Burnstown Township and 60 acres of the NE4 of Section 13, North Star Township. The CUP is effective for 10 years.
Jonathan Seifert's Stark Township application amends and expands CUP C-00299 to increase from 452 AU to 881 AU (501 mature dairy cattle, 200 dairy heifers, 200 dairy calves) by allowing construction of a new 106-by-180, free-stall barn and new 420-by-200-8 deep earthen basin. The operation includes existing barns in the A-1 Zone. The CUP is effective for three years.
Gary Nelson's Prairieville Township application allows continued use of a 130-by-260-by-8 deep earthen basin in a beef steer feedlot operation with up to 350 AU (350 head) in the A-1 Zone for 10 years.
The feedlot operator must analyze tile water for ammonia nitrogen, TKN (Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen), nitrates and chlorides.
The Planning Commission approved a single lot split by Norman Krienke in Home Township. Property being platted is an existing building site being split from tillable land. A previous application was approved, but not filed or recorded. The owner/applicant requested to have that plat rescinded.
The permits must be approved by the county board.