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Skyline allowed 18 moorings under settlement

WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners approved an out-of-court settlement Tuesday with the Skyline Estates Homeowners Association over how many boat slips the property is allowed on Green Lake.

The settlement, which was reached after months of negotiations, does not carry any liability for either party, said County Attorney Boyd Beccue.

The case started in November of 2004 when the county Planning Commission denied a request by the condominium's association to increase the number of moorings from 10 to 22 on Green Lake. The homeowners association appealed the decision in January of 2005 to the Minnesota Court of Appeals and in April asked the Kandiyohi County District Court -- by filing a complaint and application for writ of mandamus -- to compel the county to issue a conditional use permit for the additional boat slips. Under the agreement, the homeowners association will be allowed to have 18 moorings. They will be prohibited from requesting additional moorings in the future, even if additional land is acquired, said Beccue.

The county commissioners unanimously approved the agreement, which settles both the appeal and the writ of mandamus. Chairman Richard Falk said it was "a fair settlement."

The Skyline Estates Homeowners Association signed the agreement last week.

-- Carolyn Lange

Carolyn Lange

A reporter for 35 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.

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