TOWN OF ARENA PLAN COMMISSION
March 26, 2018
Present: Cheryl Schmidt, Mark Hottmann, Rand Schott, Andrea Joo, Ingmar Nelson, David Lucey, John Wright, Bill Gauger, Cathy Acker.
Others Present: Vern and Evy Halverson, John Halverson, Terry and Tracy Clements, Paul and Judy Swenson, Chris Kirkpatrick, Carl Pohlman, Ed Norland,
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm. Roll call was taken. Wayne Schutte absent. Schmidt moved to approve the minutes of the February 26, 2018 meeting. Nelson seconded. Minutes approved.
Pohlman/ Pohlman is purchasing 28.84 acres on HH with a building site. Total acreage 593. Zoned A1 can wait until he builds to re-zone. Joo motions to approve 28.84 acres land division and re-zone to AR1 if needed with a building site contingent on the sale of property. Schott second. Motion carried.
Sorg – Land division No Show .
Halverson: Blue Ridge. 99.71 acres total. Selling 59.7 acres with house and another building site. and 40 acres with one building site.
Halverson: Hwy 14 285 acres originally. Hartungs bought 80 acres. Halverson bought 205 acres. Adding 80 acres to Halverson property. Property has 9 building sites. Hartungs will take 2 building sites, Halverson retaining 6 building sites. Hartungs/Halverson’s need to negotiate on one that is in question.
Kirkpatrick/Swenson: Prairie Enthusiasts would like to purchase the property. Around 17 acres proposed. Conservation re-zone to C-1. Schmidt motions to approve a land division and re-zone to C1. Nelson seconds. Motion carried. pd $500
Clements: On corner of Amacher and Baker Rd. 24 acres. Would like to build. Worried about the driveway. The ag driveway is too steep. Will check with county highway to see what he can do. Nelson moved to approve building and driveway permit contingent on county approval and our driveway regulations. Schott seconds. Motion approved. Will let us know what the county decides and we can do a site visit as well.
Single Family Dwelling Standards Ordinance 2018-001. Schott moves to accept the ordinance. Schmidt seconded. Ordinance was passed.
Public Comments: Would need a variance if you are doing a flat roof and not at 3:12. Lucey said that a variance could possibly be given. Conversation on tax-exempt lands and how we can still collect tax from the landowner. Lucey would like to collect taxes on the Conservancy that Prairie Enthusiasts own. Selling Building permits was discussed.
Schott motioned to adjourn. Joo second. Motion carried. Adjourned.
Next meeting: April 30, 2018 7 pm.