TOWN OF ARENA PLAN COMMISSION
May 30, 2018
Present: Cheryl Schmidt, Mark Hottmann, Rand Schott, Andrea Joo, Ingmar Nelson, David Lucey, Bill Gauger, Cathy Acker, Wayne Schutte
Others Present: Mary Lockman, John Halverson, Eveland,
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm. Roll call was taken. All present. Joo moved to approve the minutes of the April 30, 2018 meeting. Schmidt seconded. Minutes approved.
Eveland: Hwy K. Put in an offer to buy the property, 87 acres but questioning access road. Lucey questions if it is in the flood plain. According to PC Minutes in May and June 2017 when owned by Weaver there are 2 building sites with potential for three on the property. Appears we would be favorable for the driveway and building permit.
Halverson: River Road. Problem with Johnson and Kelly White property lines. Should the township leave it alone or rezone the White’s lot. 5 lots do not have a current access to the road. Would need to get them an easement. If Johnson’s are willing to give up the area for these lots and in return get the 1/3 acre from Whites. If she doesn’t go with that we will give the lots variances. 66 foot drive throughout the lots will need to have a separate easement document. Halverson will pursue the alternatives with Ms. Johnson and let us know what will happen.
Transmission lines: A copy of the Notice written by D. Giffey was discussed and a copy will be included with the minutes. “ Later this summer, an information and training session in Arena is being planned for potential public intervenors in the PSC review of Cardinal Hickory Creek. People in Arena Township will have a chance to learn how they can possibly affect the outcome as private citizens.”
Will discuss this more with Giffey at the June PC Meeting.
Deed notice from the Town of Berry submitted for discussion by Schmidt. A way to keep in control of possible building sites and the selling of building sites. Need to decide when/or if this should take effect. How will we implement it. More discussion needed.
Public Comments: Lockwood felt that we should not put houses in the middle of tillable fields. We need more control on where they are building the house on their property,
Joo motioned to adjourn. Nelson second. Motion carried. Adjourned.
Next meeting: Monday June 25, 2018 7 pm.