The public hearing of the Plan Commission of the Town of Oregon was held on Monday, September 21, 2009. In the absence of Chairperson Darryl Weber, Brian Duffin called the hearing to order at 6:38 p.m. with the following Plan Commission members present Paul Morrison, Lloyd Klahn, Andy Blomstrom, Dave Hagemann, Brian Duffin, Sharon Christensen and Deputy Clerk, Jennifer Hanson. Absent was Darryl Weber.
Property owner Rick Reindahl, 295 Ash Street, appeared to question the change of zoning on his property (Reindahl Stone, Inc., parcel # 0509-241-8690-1). The property is currently zoned A-1 Ex and being rezoned to A-2. Duffin explained the zoning is being changed because the land is only 20.278 acres and doesn't meet the 35 acre minimum required for an A-1 Ex zoning. The rezone would not affect the current use of the property.
Duffin addressed the history of the exceptions to the blanket rezone. The Plan Commission decided to request an exception for Jim Weber to stay in A-1Ex zoning due to the water issues. The Plan Commission originally decided to not allow the exception of Mr. Cumming's property, but then last month Mr. Cummings informed the board that he is transitioning his property out of agricultural. The Plan Commission then decided it was appropriate based on the information presented to request an exception for Mr. Cummings land to remain zoned A-3.
Motion made by Klahn and seconded by Hagemann to close the public hearing at 6:47 p.m. Motion Carries.
Duffin called the regular Plan Commission meeting to order at 6:48 p.m.
Commissioner Klahn asked Mr. Reindahl if he was comfortable with the A-2 zoning. Mr. Reindahl responded that he is comfortable with the zoning as long as it doesn't affect his operation.
Mr. Cummings asked to verify that his property is included in the list of exceptions at Dane County. The Plan Commission reviewed the list of properties requesting exceptions. Duffin said that Jim Weber and Cummings properties are included in the list of exceptions to the blanket rezone.
Klahn made a motion and seconded by Blomstrom to recommend approval of rezone petition # 10095 as submitted by Dane County, including the exception of the Weber and Cumming's properties. Motion carries.
Christensen questioned the number of splits available on the Cummings property but not included in the meeting minutes from August 17, 2009. The Plan Commission discussed the number of potential splits available on the Cumming's property. Duffin explained that the number of splits needs to be clarified by Dane County. Hagemann made a motion and seconded by Christensen to approve the minutes from August 17, 2009 and include wording that the potential number of splits available for Mr. Cumming's property is unknown. Motion carries.
Dave Toothman, appeared during public comments to discuss the Kenison property at 5582 Bellbrook Road. The property is 13.7 acres. Mr. Toothman would like to purchase this property, but to make the purchase feasible he would need a split. He would also relocate the driveway and clean-up the property. The property has multiple zoning classifications. Christensen said that there hasn't been a rezone on the property since 1994, but isn't sure how to research the history of the zoning on this property. Duffin suggested that Mr. Toothman contact Dane County zoning to get a density study completed on this parcel. Hagemann asked Mr. Toothman to obtain what the zoning was on the property prior to 1994.
William Cummings, 6060 Sun Valley Parkway, asked if he should obtain a survey before the Farmland Preservation Plan is discussed at Dane County. The Plan Commission discussed. Duffin didn't know if it would make a difference.
The Public hearing is set at Dane County Zoning and Land Use Regulations Committee for October 27, 2009. The ZLR has a work meeting scheduled for October 13, 2009.
Klahn made a motion and seconded by Hagemann to adjourn the Plan Commission at 7:24PM. Motion carries.