GREENWOOD TWP- A public hearing is set for Monday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Greenwood Town Hall to consider a conditional use permit application that would pave the way for the reopening of the …
GREENWOOD TWP- A public hearing is set for Monday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Greenwood Town Hall to consider a conditional use permit application that would pave the way for the reopening of the popular lakeside dining/bar establishment.
Owner Alissa Sundberg Horan said she hopes to have the bar and restaurant open Thursday through Sunday for the summer season.
If the CUP is granted, she will then be able to receive the required county liquor license. The county health department has also approved the septic plan for the property.
The Greenwood Planning Commission will review her request for the CUP, which details how, when, and how loud any outdoor amplified music can be played.
In the past, the volume of the outdoor music has raised concerns from neighbors and others.
Horan said they plan to have outdoor music approximately two times per week, mostly limited to the hours between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. She said the plan also calls for the deck to be closed at 10 p.m., with no food or liquor service outdoors after that time.
Horan said she also plans to install sound controlling curtains, which will help channel the noise back towards the building, and not across the bay. In addition, BayView would be using a noise meter, and would be able to take test readings at locations off the BayView property.
BayView has operated as a resort the past two years, and has hosted special events such as the July 4 flotilla. The restaurant and bar have not been open on a regular basis since 2013.
The township has sent letters to nearby property owners informing them of the hearing. Other township residents are welcome to submit comments in writing or to attend the public hearing. For more information, visit the township’s website at www.greenwoodtownshipmn.com.