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Town of Oregon Plan Commission Meeting Minutes
Aug 29, 2006

Present: Darryl Weber, Sharon Christensen, Dave Hagemann, Paul Morrison, Lloyd Klahn, and from the Clerk’s office Denise Arnold and Jennifer Hanson. Absent: Brian Duffin and Andy Blomstrom. Four residents present. Chairperson Darryl Weber called the Plan Commission Meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday August 29, 2006.

Chair Weber inquired if there were any public comments.  Karen Kral-Schoenenman and Joseph Schoeneman residing at 6000 Sun Valley Parkway inquired if it was possible for them to establish a vegetable stand from their surplus garden crops.  A five by eight foot trailer would be used.  Patrons could park on their lawn.  The Plan Commission felt it was a permissible use of the property.  The only potential problem was traffic.  The Schoenenmans would post signs to display the safe parking and turn about area.  A temporary vegetable stand is acceptable, not a permanent stand.  All signs posted in regards to the vegetable stand must be on their property lines.

Town of Oregon residents Richard and Cindy Scoville residing at 1337 South Fish Hatchery Road wanted the Plan Commission’s expertise on a driveway issued.  The Scovilles purchased the property approximately twenty-five years ago.  At the time of purchase there was no formal driveway agreement on file.  There are four homes clustered in the area.  There is a shared driveway situation.  The Scovilles are located in lot 3 the neighbor in lot 2 has claimed ownership to the driveway. Scovilles did not want to pave the driveway.  The resident in lot 2 wanted to make the Scovilles pave the driveway.  Lot 2 has had some home improvements to their property and construction vehicles were allowed to block the Scovilles in and out of their driveway.

The Commission members collectively agreed that the Plan Commission does not have the authority to police the situation.  The driveway will continue to be a shared driveway and the issue would need to be pursued by their lawyer.

Dane County and NIMS (National Incident Management System) have required that the Town of Oregon provide contact information of all public officials.  The clerk distributed a form for the remaining commission members that still need to provide the required information.

The Town Assessor Andy Blomstrom has requested that a building permit be required for Agricultural use buildings for the purpose to track new structures in the Town of Oregon.  This would assist Blomstrom in locating new agricultural buildings for tax purposes.  After discussion, Dave Hagemann made a motion to oppose this action to track Agricultural building, seconded by Sharon Christensen.  Motion carried.

The Plan Commission was presented information for the 2006 Impact Fee Law Changes.  This law is retroactive.  Impact fees not spent or used (such as the Town of Oregon park fees) within seven years of their collection are to be rebated to the current owners of the property on which the impact fee were imposed.  After discussion the commission decided to table any action until more information could be provided.

The Plan Commission discussed the driveway and building inspections situations.

The Building Inspector, Bill Glenn is currently on a month by month renewal basis on his contract.  Mr. Glenn has not paid his errors and omissions insurance policy.  Some of the Plan Commission members would like the driveway permits and building inspections be done by the same service.  It is a possibility that Ron Outhouse Town Patrolman do the driveway permits.  The Plan Commission would like the clerk to research what neighboring municipalities are doing for Building Inspections and Driveway Permits and to report the finding at the next meeting so the Plan Commission could make a recommendation to the Town Board.

The Plan Commission work session will be held Monday September 11, 2006.  They will be working on the Comprehensive Land Use Plan.  Lloyd Klahn commented on the maps in the plan, and felt that more current maps should be used.

Motion made by Lloyd Klahn and seconded by Sharon Christensen to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,
Denise R. Arnold, Clerk

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