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Nov 21, 2011
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 Town of Oregon

Plan Commission Meeting Minutes

Monday, November 21, 2011


1.         Open Public Hearing:

a.                  Land Division & Rezone Petition # DCPREZ-2011-10367; Parcel # 0509-074-8520-0/0509-072-9504-0/0509-072-9610-0.

Chairperson Weber called the public hearing to order at 6:30 p.m.  Dan Levine appeared to discuss his intent to purchase 2.72 acres from Johnson Bank.  The 2.72 acres would be taken from a 35 acre parcel and be reduced to 33.78 acres and rezoned from A-1 Ex to A-4.  The 2.72 acres would be added to the 6.78 acre parcel to create a 9.5 acre parcel.  The property would have driveway access off of Judd Road.  Dan Levine is also requesting the Town vacate the original drainage easement on Hampton Valley Plat Lot 4 and discontinue the temporary turn-around on Hampton Valley Lot 4 and Hampton Hills Lot 33.  There were no questions from the public.

2.         Close Public Hearing.

Chair Weber closed the public hearing at 6:50 p.m.

3.         Call Plan Commission meeting to order.

Chair Weber called the Plan Commission at 6:50 p.m.

4.         Discussion and possible Recommendation to the Town Board:

a.         Land Division & Rezone Petition # DCPREZ-2011-10367. 

Member Duffin believe the newly created 9.5 acre parcel should be0re zoned to RH-3 and not RH-1 as proposed.  Dan Levine will look into the correct zoning classification.  Member Christensen would like to see original map in black and white and have the proposed map in color.  Motion Duffin/Morrison seconded to approve Land Division & Rezone Petition # DCPREZ-2011-10367 with change of 9.5 acre parcel zoned from RH-1 to RH-3.  Motion carries.


Motion Hagemann/Duffin seconded to approve Resolution Number 03-2011, Resolution to Discontinue the Drainage Easement Created per Hampton Hills Plat and Shown on Hampton Valley Plat – Lot 4 and Discontinue the Temporary Turn-Around Created per Hampton Hills Plat and Shown on Hampton Valley Lot 4 and Hampton Hills Lot 33.  Motion carries.  Deputy Clerk Hanson will forward the recommendation to the Town Board for final approval.

5.         Approval of minutes from the last meeting. 

Motion Hagemann/Christensen seconded to approve the minutes from the Monday, October 17, 2011 meeting.  Motion carries.

6.         Public Comments.

Dan Kok and Sara Scholough appeared to discuss the property they purchased on Lake Harriet.  Currently they are residing the shed that is already on the property.  They are in the process of also building a home on the property and would like to know if there are any restrictions.  Part of the property has an LC-1 zoning which they don’t want to change.  The current driveway will service the future home.  Their intent is to restore part of the property to prairie.  Member Blomstrom explained that the property taxes will increase when the property is no longer farmed and a prairie is established.  The plan commission recommended:

·        Submit paperwork for a postage stamp rezone.

·        Notified them that a driveway requires a bump out every 300 feet for emergency vehicles.

·        Have a PERC test.

·        Getting a preliminary CSM.

·        They would be subject to a $600 Town Impact Fee.


Janet Wright, 1423 Storytown Road, appeared to inquiry if she would be allowed to construct a building on her property that has no water or electricity and would be used to hold informal group meetings or therapy sessions.  The plan commission doesn’t believe this would be an acceptable use because the building would need to be built to commercial building codes which includes the need for a bathroom.  The plan commission suggested adding onto the existing home with a covered walkway and operating a home based business.

7.         Discussion and possible action re:  Town’s Submittal Application for Land Division, Rezones and CUP.

 The plan commission discussed the changes needed to the Town submittal application for land divisions, rezones and CUPs.  The plan commission discussed having the resident fill out a preliminary one page questionnaire and meeting with the plan commission before submitting an application.  The plan commission also discussed the staff report completed at Dane County.  The town has been unable to use the Dane County staff report because it is not available until a few days before the county board meeting.  If the town would want to view the staff report before making a decision, then it would prolong the application process.  Jerry Jensen will locate examples of other town’s submittal paperwork.

8.         Communications.

Contact has been made with land owners of a potential bicycle path and getting the necessary easements.  The plan commission discussed the bicycle path using the railroad, but the Village wants the railroad for the Lycon Cement plant.


Motion Duffin/ Christensen seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m.  Motion carries.


Respectfully Submitted,


Jennifer Hanson

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