Chris Pence

Division Manager at Crow Wing County

322 Laurel St, Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
Crow Wing County
HQ Phone:
(218) 829-4749
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Last Updated 10/3/2017

General Information

Employment History

Land Services Supervisor  - county


Bethel Seminary

Masters  - theology , 

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Chris Pence, Crow Wing County Land Services supervisor, is an advisory member of the watershed district.
Pence said state law requires 25 percent of resident property owners to sign a petition to dissolve a watershed district. Pence noted a watershed district in the metro area recently levied property owners within it to fund a building, despite not owning any land.

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"I think this would be a different situation if we had a virgin piece of land-2,000 acres and not an inch of trail out there," said Chris Pence, Crow Wing County land services supervisor.
"We're not creating new trails. Pence said although "there's always opportunities for things to be clearer," the Lessard-Sams council was never kept in the dark on the county's land management intentions. "I hate to say this, and I don't want to probably get in trouble for saying it, but Lessard-Sams chose to give the property to us with full knowledge of how we would manage this property," Pence said. Liedl declined to comment on the Mississippi River Northwoods property to the Brainerd Dispatch, instead referring questions to Pence. Pence said the Northwoods area is both ecologically sensitive and a "wonderful piece of property"-one he said could have had a much different outcome if developers had their way, including a proposed housing development, golf course and marina. "They had a proposal out there that would have sucked the breath out of you," Pence said. Pence said they were left out of the proposal because they were not considered accessible. "County maintenance will be going out there periodically to check the roads and such as we do with other trails in the county," Pence said. Pence said given the size of the parcel, designated trails allowing motorized use might be the only way some can enjoy the property. "It was dedicated for habitat, opened for people to hunt and fish on," Pence said. Pence said the county is offering a public comment period precisely so people can share opinions such as these. Ultimately, he said, the elected commissioners of Crow Wing County will be tasked with deciding whether to move forward with the trail proposal. "I would hope that the public would be happy that they have the opportunity to provide this comment to us," Pence said.

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Chris Pence, Crow Wing County supervisor with the Land Services Department, said he believed the county's planning commission did its due diligence.
Pence said the wetland was determined to be separate and not part of the lake bed. The DNR determined the isolated wetland did not qualify as a separate public waters wetland. The county reported the plat met its ordinances. Pence said a shared driveway for the southerly three lots was proposed by the developer to minimize the number of trees taken down. Pence said the requirement for 100 feet of lot width and 30,000 square feet for the buildable lot is larger than would have been required before the ordinance update completed last year. Moodie's concerns included building sites below the bluff and he questioned if variances would be sought so homes could be built on the bluff.

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