Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization Public Hearing on the Draft VRWJPO 2021 Budget

Notice is hereby given that the Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization (VRWJPO) will hold a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020. This public hearing will take place via teleconference using Zoom as well as in person at the Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center located 41000 220th Street West, Farmington, MN. Information to access online will be published with the meeting materials. Conference Room 1 & 2 at the Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center will be available for those wishing to attend or voice comments in-person. Because the Extension and Conservation Center remains closed due to COVID-19 and because of guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health for in-door meetings, advance notice of intent to attend in person is appreciated, but not required, for in-person access. Advance notice for in-person attendance can be made via email to VRWJPO@co.dakota.mn.us . Additional information for attending the meeting in-person can be found on the VRWJPO website. Masks and social distancing, to comply with Executive Order 20-81 and Minnesota Department of Health guidance, will be required. This public hearing is to receive comments on the draft VRWJPO 2021 Budget and Watershed Management Tax District Levy.

The draft VRWJPO 2021 Budget and Watershed Management Tax District Levy can be viewed online at www.vermillionriverwatershed.org in the “News” category after Thursday, August 20, 2020. Paper copies of the draft VRWJPO 2021 Budget and Watershed Management Tax District Levy, as well as requests for any special accommodations at the public hearing, can be obtained by contacting Jennifer Dullum at 952-891-7086 or by email at jennifer.dullum@co.dakota.mn.us.

Agencies, groups, or persons attending the public hearing will have the opportunity to provide written or oral comments. Prior to the public hearing, written comments may be addressed to the VRWJPO, 4100 220th Street West, Suite 103, Farmington, MN 55024, or emailed to VRWJPO Administrator Mark Zabel at mark.zabel@co.dakota.mn.us.