Hancock resident Mike Reiss presented a letter of support for the proposed biogas pipeline project from the City of Morris, the University of Minnesota Morris and the West Central Research and Outreach Center to the Stevens County Board of Commissioners. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

Hancock resident Mike Reiss presented a letter of support from the City of Morris, the University of Minnesota Morris and the West Central Research and Outreach Center for Amp Americas’ proposed biogas pipeline project to the Stevens County Board of Commissioners at their meeting this week. Reiss is a member of the Morris Model team, which works on sustainability initiatives in the County.

The Commissioners approved a Zoning Ordinance Amendment at the meeting, needed to help move the project forward.

A number of bureaucratic steps still need to be taken before approval for the project is granted. Stevens County Coordinator Rebecca Young detailed some of the complex process on the KMRS Community Connection program.

After that, Amp Americas will still need permission from MnDOT to use the County Right-of-Ways for their project. The company is hoping to start constuction this summer, which is looking like a tight timeline.

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