Marshall County Commissioners Discuss Pretty Lake Setback Ordinance


The Marshall County Commissioners approved the second reading of an ordinance regulating setbacks at Pretty Lake.

A public hearing on the ordinance was held on Monday, Nov. 17 where Plan Director Ralph Booker explained to the commissioners that the Pretty Lake Homeowners Association approved a change where new construction would need to be a 45-foot setback from an 789.0 elevation line. The setback shall be determined by a line drawn between the furthest extension of adjacent structures including any decks, balconies or raised patios.

The plan commission also approved the ordinance. There was no public comment on the ordinance during the public hearing.

The commissioners have now approved the first and second readings of the ordinance by a vote of 2 to 1. Commissioner Deb Griewank voted against the ordinance stating that if the main issue for the setback is vision, the vision is to be considered straight forward and not side-to-side.

The final reading of the ordinance is set for the commissioner’s next meeting on Monday, Dec. 15.