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Letter: Goodhue County should protect our valuable bluffs

To the editor:

Goodhue County recognizes the historic and economic values of the bluffs that line the many rivers and valleys of the county. It has rules in place to protect and preserve the sensitive physical features of the bluffs.

Standards regulate the setback of development from bluff impact zones to protect the existing and natural scenic values, soils, water and bedrock from disruption. They also regulate alterations of the natural vegetation and topography.

Because bluffs are of such high value to those of us who live, do business and recreate in the region, they are protected by law.

I support Florence Township in asking the County Board of Commissioners to uphold the Goodhue County Bluff Protection Ordinance—Article 12 of the Zoning Ordinance.

Katie Himanga

Lake City

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