Dickinson Supervisors Still Considering Options Following East Loch Estates Rulings

Wed 10-3-2018

(Spirit Lake)-- The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors Tuesday took no action following a closed session to discuss a judge's ruling in the East Loch Estates case.

As we reported previously, District Court Judge Tod Deck upheld the re-zoning of the land for the proposed development north of Chalstrom Beach, but ruled against action taken by the county's Board of Adjustment which approved a planned unit development for the project, saying in part the body failed to follow it's own policy. Two different applications were made, including one in September, 2017, which was denied by the board. A second application was submitted 56 days later that was eventually approved. The judge declared the action was void because of a rule that requires a 90-day waiting period between applications.

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday met via conference call in a closed session with an attorney that represented the county in the matter. They are considering whether to appeal that ruling or to ask the judge to reconsider his findings.