Williams County denies 2 temporary housing permitsWILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - Officials in the heart of the North Dakota oil patch are continuing their efforts to rid the area of temporary housing.
By: Associated Press, WDAY
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - Officials in the heart of the North Dakota oil patch are continuing their efforts to rid the area of temporary housing.
The Williams County Commission recently denied two conditional use permits for the Williston area, including one for employee housing on agricultural property.
The Williston Herald reports that the applicant, Basin ET Properties, Inc., said the property in Stony Creek Township was purchased in 1979 and hasn't been used for agricultural purposes since.
Commissioner Martin Hanson says he had no qualms with housing on the property but doesn't agree with a business operating on agricultural land. City officials say it would set a bad precedent.
The commission also denied a conditional use permit from Perry Trucking for truck parking on residential property in Williston Township.