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Public Notice Publish June 24, 2022 NOTI

Public Notice Publish June 24, 2022 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO THE DOUGLAS COUNTY WATER SURFACE USE ORDINANCE AS IT RELATES TO LAKES BROPHY, BURGEN, CARLOS, COWDRY, DARLING, GENEVA, IDA, JESSIE, LATOKA, LE HOMME DIEU, LOUISE, MAPLE, MILTONA, NORTH UNION, STONY (TAYLOR), AND VICTORIA. Notice is hereby given that on the 15th day of June, 2022, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners enacted temporary special controls by amending the Water Surface Use Ordinance (No. 062309A). The amended rules are in effect until July 15th or; until the high water levels have subsided and remain at or below one quarter (0.25) foot below the Ordinary Highwater Mark or as noted for specific lakes in the ordinance. The amendment reads as follows: I. Temporary Special Controls i. Waterbodies – Lakes Brophy, Burgen, Carlos, Cowdry, Darling, Geneva, Ida, Jessie, Latoka, Le Homme Dieu, Louise, Maple, Miltona, North Union, Stony (Taylor) and Victoria. a. No person may operate a watercraft at any time less than 300 feet lakeward of the shoreline exceeding slow-no wake speeds. ii. Effective – These temporary special controls shall be effective from the time of adoption by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners until July 15, 2022 or; until the high water levels have subsided and remain at or below one quarter (0.25) foot below the Ordinary Highwater Mark elevation as measured at the official MN DNR gauge on each named lake for a period of three or more consecutive days. The water elevation that triggers the temporary special controls shall be the Ordinary Highwater Mark. Excepting lakes Maple, Miltona, and Latoka where the water elevation below which the restriction is lifted or above which the restriction is triggered shall be as follows: Latoka 1362.3 ft Maple 1385.5 ft Miltona 1366.35 ft iii. Penalties - Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of these temporary special controls shall be guilty of a petty misdemeanor. Copies of the Douglas County Water Surface Use Ordinance (No. 062309A) are on file in the Auditor’s office and at Land & Resource Management. 75558