TOWN OF ARENA PLAN COMMISSION
PRESENT: Dave Lucey, John Wright, Bill Gauger, Cathy Acker, Rand Schott, Wayne Schutte, Ingmar Nelson, Mark Hottman, Cheryl Schmidt.
OTHERS: Carl Peterson, Lisa Weber, Randy Hartung, Dan Viste, Steve Harrington, Bobby Hines.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm. Roll call was taken. All PC present except Anding. Schutte moved to approve the minutes of the April 28, 2014 meeting, Schott seconded. Minutes approved. No meeting was held on May 26, 2014.
Carl Peterson property on HH. Zoned A1 and want to make two AR1 lots. The middle of the road divides the lots. Existing structures are on lot 2. Separating Lot 1: 8.70 acres has one building site. 160 acres from Woodrow Roberts. 40 A divisions. One existing house on 160 acres, which leaves 3 building sites. Land division and re-zoning. Schott moves to approve the land division to create the two lots and the re-zoning of the two to AR1. There is a letter stipulating that there are two building sites with this. Pd $500
Weber. Wants to build a garage. County says the property was never deeded properly. Re-zone from A1 to AR1. Want to move the garage. Non-conforming so county says to meet with town. 1.55 acres corner of K and KK. Old Mounds Creek Cheese Factory. Requesting animal units based on the acreage. 1 animal unit per acre. Schmidt motioned to rezone from an A1-NC to AR1 to conform. Schutte seconded. Motion carried. Schott moves a recommendation of 2 animal units as a conditional use. Schmidt seconded. Motion carried.
Randy Hartung – Internal re-model. Will not be living in building. No need for a permit from the town.
Dan Viste: Update on Sugarland. Last year they re-zoned 10 acres of the Sawle farm to re-purpose it into a viable commercial operation. Opened June 1, 2013. There will be about 37 weddings this year (2014). Approximately 5000 visitors in 2013, approx. 7500 in 2014. Provided a new use to a piece of agricultural history. A full-service facility for weddings. Interested in getting a Quota 300 liquor license.
Election of Chairman/Vice Chairman
Schott nominates Mark Hottmann for Chairman. Schmidt seconded. Motion carried.
Schott nominates Rod Anding for Vice Chairman. Schutte seconded. Motion carried.
Adjournment: Schutte moved to adjourn. Schmidt seconded. Meeting adjourned.
Next Meeting July 28, 2014.