CITY OF BECKER
NOTICE OF AUAR AMD MITIGATION PLAN AVAILABILITY
The City of Becker and Xcel Energy are partnering on an AUAR for an area of land adjacent to the Sherco Power Plant in Becker. The AUAR project area is situated on approximately 2,177 acres surrounding Xcel Energy’s Sherco coal-fired power plan (Sherco Plant). Xcel Energy and the City of Becker are collaborating to develop this land with uses that can benefit from the existing infrastructure, support community development, and replace some of the tax base that will be lost when the plant closes. The City’s currently adopted 2040 Comprehensive Plan guides most of this land as heavy industrial because the land is uniquely suited to accommodate such uses.
The Draft AUAR can be viewed electronically at the following link https://www.ci.becker.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/2627/Revised-Draft-AUAR-Becker-Xcel. A hard copy of the draft document is available to view at Becker City Hall and the Great River Regional Library in Becker. The City of Becker will accept written comments (via mail or email) on the Draft AUAR during the public review and comment period, which concludes Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
Written comments should be submitted to:
City of Becker
Attn: Jacob Sanders
12060 Sherburne Avenue
PO Box 250
Becker, MN 55308
Electronic/email comments may be submitted to Jacob Sanders at JSanders@ci.becker.mn.us with Xcel/Becker Draft AUAR in the subject line. If submitting comments electronically, please include name and mailing address.
(Published in the Patriot: 12/03/22.)