April 29, 2019


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

Others Present:  J. Gruber, Emily Martorano. Gene Wilkinson, Diane Wilkinson, John Bradley, John Rasmussen,

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm.  Roll call was taken.  Ingmar Nelson absent.

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Schmidt motioned to approve the agenda.   Schutte seconded. Motion approved

 March 25th  minutes. Schmidt moved to approve the minutes of the meetings.   Schott seconded.  Motion approved

Martorano – Conditional Use 6901 High Pt Rd., Bed and Breakfast.  55 acres now owned by Rasmussen.  Recreational/Residential/Rental so no re-zoning required.  Grow mushrooms, 6-10 pigs, agriforestry,  chickens,   Bird House Inn.  4 rooms, insured, licensed by state. Supervision because they are living there the year round.   Does have a shared driveway.    Maxwell, Swensons, Moores exhibited letters in support.  Copy of easement and driveway agreement submitted.   Diane Bower Wilkinson spoke. Property next door.  Opposed to the Bed & Breakfast.  Afraid that the roomers will wander on to their property. They don’t want that.   Several people have talked to the Board on the behalf of the Bed and Breakfast.  John Bradley uses the shared driveway.  Feels it should be re-zoned to B2.  Does not want the CUP.   Doesn’t feel the Bed and Breakfast should be considered under the Recreational/Residential/Rental and should be commercial.  Shared driveway shouldn’t be used as a commercial shared driveway.  Bradley feels that a commercial use is not consistent with the area.  Emily’s attorney Kay Millonzi, spoke and disagreed with the  neighbors.  91.01 Farmland Preservation.  Accessory use.  Not expanding building.  Fits with this statute.  Schutte moves to approve the CUP  for Bed and Breakfast with a maximum of 4 bedrooms contingent up acceptance of driveway and parking.  Schutte seconded.  Motion carried.  Will be meeting for a driveway site visit on May 1 at 6pm.  Pd $250

Gruber:  re-zone end of Loy Rd.  12 acres.   Schutte moves to approve re-zoning and land division to AR1 two new lots and reconfiguring a third lot contingent upon an approved CSM.  Schott seconds.  Motion approved.   $500

Brownlee:  6736 US HWY 14.  Storage units on parcel with existing shop.  Two buildings 40x100.  Gated.  Moving driveway.  Needs written permission from DOT.  Lot 2 needs to re-zone to B2.  Schmidt motions to approve re-zone of Lot 2 parcel 5.2 acres to B2 contingent on DOT and CUP on 4 storage units and CUP of 24 outside storage units. Schott seconded. Motion carried.  $500

Orth:  Helena Road.  East of Lake Louie Brewery.  53 acres with 2 building sites. Halverson did survey.  2 lots Covenants single family residential containing minimum 2 acres of land.  Survey on 5 acres.  Survey on the 53 acres.  Rest stays as A-1  Schutte:  motion to approve land division and  re-zone 5 acres to AR1.  Joo seconds.  Motion carried.  $500 One building site for the 5 acres and 1 for the 47 acres.

Hanson/Sayers:  Roberts Rd.  Driveway and Building permit.  10 acres. Re-zoned AR-1 in 2002. Schott moves to approve building 1800 square ft. and driveway permit for parcel on Roberts Rd.,  Schutte seconded.  Motion carried.  $1500.  Pd $500.

Halverson:  Re-zone and land division for Howick Farm on Hwy 14 to AR-1.  Approximately 30 acres.  Joo motions to re-zone and land division on approximately 28-30 acres from A-1 to AR-1.  Schott seconded.  Motion carried.  pd $500.  Originally 285 acres.  9 building sites.  205 acres Halverson 7 building sites..  Hartungs have 2 bldg sites.  All 7 building sites  are still available for Halversons.   No opposition to the 7 building sites on the Plan Commission.

Public Comments:  Noise problem at Coon Rock Rd.  with guns shooting.

Joo motions to adjourn.  Schutte seconded.  Motion carried.

Adjourned 9:50.