November 28, 2016


Present:  Mark Hottmann, Rand Schott, David Lucey, John Wright, Cathy Acker, Wayne Schutte, Bill Gauger, Andrea Joo, Cheryl Schmidt, Ingmar Nelson

Others Present:   Mary Lockman, David Giffey, Vern & Evy Halverson, Rick Gander, Curt Greenheck, Vern Maier, Cathy Campbell.


The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm.  Roll call was taken.   Schott moved to approve the minutes of the October 31, 2016 meeting. Schmidt seconded.  Minutes approved.


Lucey and Wright went to the meeting for the saving of dam on Birch Lake, but the bottom line the county has no money.


Littel not present.  Lucey went to see if there were markers and there were none. 


Maier – driveway permit on Blue Ridge Road.  Will need an on-site inspection.  There is a possible building site.  Will do on-site inspection at 2pm on Thursday.  5997 Blue Ridge Rd. is the Adler property.  It will be on the south of them. 


Halverson –  zoned AR-1 re-zone to Ag Conservancy.   Nelson motioned to approve the change from AR-1 to conservancy at 15.1 acres with easement noted for utility and a land division. Joo seconded.  Motion carried. Paid $500.


Gander – owns RC Cycle in Richland Center.  Wants to open shop in CJ’s on Hwy 14.  Cycles, ATVs, build and repair cycles.  Leasing from new owner Cathy Campbell. Conditional Use for  retail and service.  Joo motioned to approve a conditional use for indoor storage rental, service of motorcycle off-road vehicles, new and used cycles, retail sales, indoor swap meet, screen printing, and signage, maximum 25 units displayed for sale out front during business hours.  Schutte seconded.  Motion approved.  Paid $250.


Jochem – not present.


Public Comments:  David Giffey updated the committee on the ATC situation. Scoping sessions. List of endangered or threatened species within the township of Arena.  One more public hearings added. December 7th from 4-7 pm at Deer Valley Lodge in Barneveld.  Left a form to list all negative impacts and mail to the address on the form.  Tentative a multi-town meeting for planning on Thursday Dec 15th during day and an evening public meeting to plan they are asking to use our Town Hall. 



Updating fees.    Shed/Garage/additions to existing structures:  over 100 square feet $50 minimum and $0.13 per  square foot.  Right to penalize if deemed necessary.  Lucey will talk to Johnson about other fees. 



Schutte motioned to adjourn.  Schott seconded.  Motion carried. 


Adjourned at 9:40pm.



Next meeting December 26th, 2016