TOWN OF ARENA PLAN COMMISSION
September 26, 2016
Present: Mark Hottmann, Rand Schott, Ingmar Nelson, David Lucey, John Wright, Cathy Acker, Wayne Schutte, Bill Gauger.
Others Present: Mary Lockman, Dan Viste, Bobby Hinds, Pam Gauger, Minnie Gauger, David Giffey, Adam & Karen Warren, Tom Wermuth, John Novak.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm. Roll call was taken. Joo, Schmidt absent. Schutte moved to approve the minutes of the August 29, 2016 meeting. Schott seconded. Minutes approved.
Forseth: Cell Tower is on hold. No new information from him. Warren concerned because they live near Forseth. It appears to all be a county issue at this time. We were concerned about a driveway to the tower in case of emergency.
Hinds/Viste-Building permit/driveway. Sawle Road. More detail on the site plan. John Halverson did a survey. Showing a map of the footprint of the house. 32x64 ft. Schutte motions to approve the building permit. Nelson seconded. Motion carried. Schott did not approve. Schutte motions to approve the driveway permit. Nelson seconded. Motion carried. Schott did not approve. Paid $1500.
Hinds/Viste: Sugarland RB1 Needs an occupancy permit for the residence on RB-1 property. Some questions on office’s and residences and the intent. Didn’t get permits before building the residence on the RB1 property. Building permit and driveway permit for residence on Sugarland. No motion. Issue fails for lack of motion.
Pam Gauger/Wermuth/ Novak: Part of committee represents getting info out on the school referendum. Serving 150 less kindergartners than 9 years ago. Classes in River Valley School District are shrinking. Asking for money over 4 year period on the ballot. 9.35 million dollars. Step Up: Ask for what we need as we need it. Will go up after the first year. But mill rate will go down making the $100,000 home add to property taxes $133 first year to about $400 the fourth year, Does not cover debt or capital items. No maintenance in that number. But should keep all schools open during that 4 years. If the referendum doesn’t pass they will have to reconsider consolidating elementary schools. Can contact Pam Gauger for the Arena Area.
Giffey: ATC Community Letter. Town Clerk is keeping signed copies. The ATC proposed corridor has moved four times. But it is all in the Town of Arena.
Hinds/Viste: Sugarland RB1 Needs an occupancy permit for the residence on RB-1 property. Some questions on office’s and residences and the intent.
Schutte motioned to adjourn. Schott seconded. Motion carried.
Adjourned at 8:30pm.
Next Meeting: October 31, 2016.