Notice of public hearing for conditional use

Notice of public hearing for conditional use permit

Notice of Public Hearing for Conditional Use Permit

For Schwartz Farms, LLC

Pursuant to the Rock County Zoning Ordinance, notice is hereby given by the Rock County Planning and Zoning Commission that a public hearing will be held at the Rock County Law Enforcement Center located at 1000 North Blue Mound Avenue, Luverne, Minnesota at 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 11th.  The purpose of this hearing is to rule on the application for Conditional Use Permit for the following:


Applicant &

Property Owner: Schwartz Farms, LLC

Location: SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 31 

of Luverne Township, T102N, R 45W, Rock County, Minnesota

Conditional Use: Expansion and operation of an existing feedlot to more than 1000 Animal Units

Zoning District: A-2, General Agriculture


The conditional use permit is for the expansion of an existing feedlot on the property described above.  The existing feedlot consists of a total confinement barn housing 3300 head of finishing swine.  The total capacity of the existing feedlot is 990 animal units.

The proposed expansion shall consist of increasing the number of head of finishing swine within the existing barn by 330 head, which will increase the total capacity by 99 animal units.  

After the expansion, the site will house 3630 head of finishing swine.  Manure from the total confinement barn is stored in a poured reinforced concrete pit under the floors of each of these barns.  Total animal units after the expansion will be 1089 animal units.

To help mitigate the risk to public health by following the recommendations from the Department of Health and Human Services, along with Governor Walz’ statewide response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the total number of attendees present at the meeting will be limited in order to meet the Governor’s requirements of 10 or less.  Masks will be required in the meeting room.

If you wish to offer comments relative to the public hearings being held and do not need to be present, we ask you to submit that those comments by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 11.  Comments can be submitted in writing to the Rock County Land Management Office, located at 311 West Gabrielson Road, Suite 4, Luverne, Minnesota, or submitted by e-mail to: 

  If you wish to actively participate in the public hearing process itself from an off-site location, we are providing live access to the meeting through a teleconferencing service.  To access the meeting, dial the following phone number: (425)436-6320 Then when prompted, enter the access code number: 108575


Dated: December 31, 2020


By Order of the Rock County Planning and Zoning Commission

Eric Hartman, Zoning Administrator

311 W. Gabrielson Road

Luverne, MN  56156


(12-31, 01-07)

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