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County Commission supports changes to Spiritwood campground

The Stutsman County Commission is supporting two changes to Spiritwood Lake/Shady Grove Campground. At its meeting Tuesday, the commission unanimously supported a proposed plan by Eric Nordstrom, one of the owners Spiritwood Lake/Shady Grove Camp...

The Stutsman County Commission is supporting two changes to Spiritwood Lake/Shady Grove Campground.

At its meeting Tuesday, the commission unanimously supported a proposed plan by Eric Nordstrom, one of the owners Spiritwood Lake/Shady Grove Campground, to add 20 camping spots on property east of the existing campground.

Shirley Krapp, city of Spiritwood auditor, told the County Commission that the city of Spiritwood is in the process of rezoning the entire 120-acre parcel from agricultural to a new zoning classification, public park active/passive. The different parts of the parcel would have either the active or passive designation, each with different allowed uses.

The second reading of this zoning change by city of Spiritwood will take place at its Dec. 6 meeting, then a public hearing will be in January.

The commission also unanimously supported amending the 2019 permit for the property the county owns that makes up Spiritwood Lake/Shady Grove Campground to allow Nordstrom to move a mobile home into one of two open lots in a mobile home park next to the campground to be used as a caretaker's residence.

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Nordstrom said he had asked city of Spiritwood Lake officials to issue a permit that would allow him to do that with the mobile home, and he was told by city officials that the County Commission needed to support the permit as the county owns the property.

Once the public hearing is held and the new zoning is in place, the city of Spiritwood will be able to consider Nordstrom's request for more camping spots, Krapp said.

In other business, the commission approved a bid of $82,764 from G & R Controls, a Fargo-based company, to provide and install three 500,000 BTU boilers to act as a backup to the main boiler for the Stutsman County Law Enforcement Center. Howard Peuser, maintenance supervisor for the law enforcement center, said G & R Controls' bid was the lowest.

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