Crow Wing County Board Hears Request to Create Obscenity Ordinance and More in November 9 Meeting

Crow Wing County Board Hears Request to Create Obscenity Ordinance and More in November 9 Meeting

November 11, 2021 News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

(BRAINERD, MN) — The Crow Wing County Board held its first regular meeting of the month of November on Tuesday.

In the Land Services portion of the agenda, the board was asked to approve a resolution for a grant application through the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) as part of ongoing efforts to shore up biking trails to make them more accessible for emergency personnel.

This resolution passed unanimously.

The board also heard from county engineer Tim Bray, who presented the following map of county road projects for 2022:

At this time, the county must advertise for bids for these projects, so Bray told the board about how this step of the process will unfold and what action needed to be taken.

At the end of the meeting, the board heard a request from a seasonal resident who came forward with concerns about an obscene flag that was raised by a neighbor of his lake property and asked the board to take preliminary steps to possibly instituting an ordinance that would ban such obscene ornamentation.

County Sheriff Scott Goddard was on hand and had this to say in response to the resident.

The board then turned to administrator Tim Houle in the absence of county attorney Don Ryan to see what legal standing the county would have in passing a hypothetical ordinance. Houle expressed echoed Goddard’s words in expressing support for the nature of the complaint but simultaneous doubt that an ordinance would either be effective or pass the legal test.

Ultimately, no action was taken.

The full Crow Wing County board meeting from November 9 can be viewed here.