June 24, 2019

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

Others Present:   John Halverson, Robert Davenport, Don and Rosemary Doescher, Marge Brueschler, Gary Henshue, Rick Peterson, Linda Schutte, Jodi and Brian Gruber,

The meeting was called to order at 7 pm.  Roll call was taken

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Joo motioned to approve the agenda.   Schutte seconded. Motion approve

Schutte moved to approve the minutes of the June 3, 2019 meetings with corrections as state.   Nelson seconded.  Motion approved.

Gruber:  re-zoning, building, driveway on Loy Rd.  Removed Lot 4.  Made lot 3 bigger to include a well that was already there.  House AR1 and remaining land is commercial.  Want to change to A1. Then zone the three lots to AR1.   4 building sites.   Joo motions 5 acres zoned AR1, 12 acres non-conforming Ag, 112 acres commercial, to be converted to A1. There will be one re-zone fee.  If the second motion doesn’t go through the first motion is null and void. Schott seconded.  Motion carried.   Joo motions to approve Lots 1, 2 and 3 per certified survey map Job#17-2765 re-zone to AR1.  Noting there is a 4th building site available for future use.  Remaining land to have a conservancy overlay.  Schutte seconded.  Motion approved. 

Building and driveway permit on Lot 3.  Nelson motions to approve building and driveway permit.   Joo seconds.  Motion carried. 

Davenport: re-zone River Rd.  Zoned R3.  Unable to build on it.  Joo motions to not approve a building site on River Rd.  Schott second.  Nelson oppose. Motion carried.

Peterson:  Wants to rezone 6.5 acres from B3 to AB1 on Hwy 14.  Has 49 goats.  Schott motions to approve re-zone on 6.5 acres from B3 to AB1 commercial livestock operation with residence and a recommended CUP for 100 goats.  Schutte seconded.  Motion approved. 

Henshue:  Bugtussel tower on Fortier Rd.   Property owner William Tatro.  150 feet.  Outside Riverway.  Needs driveway permit.  Bugtussel on top of tower. High priority tower, First Net services for emergency responders, AT&T data services.  Schutte motions to approve driveway permit.  Schott seconds.  Motion carried

Bruescher:  Wants to up the CUP of animal units on her farm.  8650 BlynnRd.  Goats and chickens.  No motion made.


Doescher:   Looking at purchasing 41.7 acres (old Pailing farm) at 5713 Blue Ridge.  There is a trailer on the property.  Is there a building site on the property if they remove the trailer.  There are two building sites on the property as discussed.

Shooting nuisance at Vortex on Coon Rock Road.

Schutte moves to adjourn.  Nelson seconded.  Motion carried.