Present: Darryl Weber, Sharon Christensen, Brian Duffin, Dave Hagemann, Lloyd Klahn, Paul Morrison and Denise Arnold, Clerk.
Absent: Andy Blomstrom. One resident was present.
Chairperson Darryl Weber called the Plan Commission Meeting to order at 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday September 26, 2006.
Motion made by Duffin and seconded by Christensen to approve the August 29, 2006 Plan Commission meeting minutes as printed.
Chairperson Weber inquired if there were any public comments. There being none the next item on the agenda was addressed. Handouts explaining the 2006 Impact Fee law changes were shared with the Plan Commission and the resident present Mark Brylski of 972 Wesley Road, Oregon, WI. The clerk shared information collected from Ehlers Client Alert, Wisconsin State Statute #66.0617 and Tara Fermanich, legal council at the Wisconsin Towns Association. The Plan Commission agreed that more research was necessary to determine how to handle the park fees collected in the past and carefully track all recent park fees collected. The Town had been collecting fees at the time of rezones and investing them to provide a fund to later purchase property for the purpose of creating another park in the Town of Oregon. The new law is retroactive and the bookkeeping system was not in place at the time the funds were collected making them difficult to track. If fees would be refunded interest would need to be included and the funds would be returned to the current land owner. The Plan Commission agreed to continue charging the park fee with any new rezones. The clerk should track all new deposits.
Motion made by Klahn and seconded by Morrison to recommend to the Town Board that the lead patrolman approve the driveway permits for the Town of Oregon.
A statewide clerk’s survey on building inspectors was shared with the commission members at their request, researched and created by the clerk. After reviewing the information available, a motion was made by Duffin seconded by Hagemann to recommend to the Town Board to explore other options for a building inspector.
Chair Weber stated that they are trying to complete the Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The next work session will be held October 9th.
Dan Marshall arrived to discuss a rezone possibility to allow a house to be built on 5 acres on the west side of Union Road near Bell Brook Road. The current parcel is 247 acres. He is using an existing field driveway. The Plan Commission members encouraged Marshall to complete a rezone submittal packet for the town and also start the process with Dane County. The rezone would be subject to a $120.00 fee, a $600.00 park fee, fencing ordinances and a driveway permit fee of $100.00. The entire process will most likely take two to three months.
The next Plan Commission meeting will be held on October 31, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.
Motion made by Hagemann and seconded by Morrison to adjourn the September 26th Plan Commission Meeting at 7:50 p.m.
Denise R. Arnold, Clerk