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Docket Number: D-454

Area shown in red:
Geographic area of boundary adjustment:
Stearns CountyCity of Rockville
Stearns CountyTownship of Maine Prairie
Acres transferred: 
Total Acreage: 3840.00
Transfer Type: Detachment
Abutting Townships and Cities: 
Stearns CountyCity of Saint Augusta
Abutting Townships and Cities: 
Stearns CountyTownship of Fair Haven
Abutting Townships and Cities: 
Stearns CountyTownship of Luxemburg
Abutting Townships and Cities: 
Stearns CountyTownship of Wakefield
Date Received: 02/05/08
Decision: Date decision regarding the petition was made - 10/30/08
Outcome: Final outcome of the petition - Approved
Effective: Date the order is effective - 11/05/08
Fee: Filing fee received with petition - 600.00
Map: Map of the affected area received - Yes
Description: Legal description of the affected area received - Yes
Minn. Stat. § 414.06, subd. 1: Petition of 75% and over 40 acres - Yes
Resolution: Supporting city resolution received for Minn. Stat § 414.031, subd. 1(a)(3)? - Yes
Reason: Statement of reasons the petitioner(s) or the municipality is seeking the detachment - Agricultural
Buildings: Number and character of buildings - Numerous farm buildings & homes; several commercial buildings.
Rural: Area is rural in character? - Yes
Improvements: Are there any municipal improvements? - Road surfaces.
Population: 91
First Hearing: Date the first hearing was held - 04/03/08
Subd. 16: Date Subdivision 16 invoked - 02/21/08
Recovened Hearing: Date of reconvened hearing - 08/19/08
Distribution: Date map and petition were sent to state agency contacts - 02/25/08
Amended: Date of amendment - 12/03/08
Amendment Notes: Denies detachment of a small portion long the north section line of Sec. 32/Grand Lake Road area.
Comments: Loesch et al Petition. Administrative Law Judge Raymond Krause. 10-30-08: ALJ granted petition for detachment of 3,840 acres. 12-2-08: ALJ amended to exclude small strip of land; and ordered the city to obtain a survey that is acceptable to both the city and township and to file the survey with OAH/MBA to identify the excluded portion of the detachment petition.
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Notice of Hearing:
Notice of Hearing Reconvened:
Order Amended: