Town of Oregon
Planning Commission Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
1. Call Planning Commission meeting to order.
Chairman Brian Duffin called the Planning Commission Regular Meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
Members present: Tom Wiedenbeck, Paul Morrison, Andy Blomstrom, Dave Hagemann, Brian Duffin, Arlan Kay and Sharon Christensen.
Also present: Town Board Chairman Wayne Ace, Town Board Supervisors Steve Root and Fred Clark and Deputy Clerk Jennifer Hanson.
2. Approval of minutes from the last meeting.
Motion by Kay to approve the minutes of the regular meeting on November 17, 2015. Seconded by Christensen. Motion carried 6-0.
3. Public Comments.
Jason Marshall, 296 Union Road, appeared to discuss dissolving the partnership with his brother. The ownership of the farm will be divided and a 27 acre parcel would be rezoned to A-4. The Marshall Brothers have six (6) splits according to the density study from Dane County. Duffin would like the town to record who gets what building splits. One (1) split was previously used, so the determination of splits is still under discussion. Duffin explained that an A-4 zoning does not allow for any houses to be built. The A-4 zoning could be rezoned in the future. The county currently requires 66 feet of road frontage per lot, so there would only be two building sites allowed on this parcel. Another option is rezoning is A-2. The plan commission would support either zoning.
Judy Batker, W701 Highway 92, Brooklyn, WI appeared to discuss diving the land at County View Veterinary Clinic, 1350 S. Fish Hatchery Rd. The proposal will include building a large animal clinic and amending the conditional uses. Jeff Groenier, the architect, passed out the drawing and explained the proposal. The new building would be for large animals and the current building would be for small animals. The new building will be considerable smaller and would be a Cleary Building with a very small office area. The businesses would have separate owners. They would also like to amend the condition to allow for animals to remain outside. The plan commission suggested reaching out to the county regarding a storm water management plan and separate well and septic. There would be a second smaller signage away from the road for the new business. The parking lots would be connected, but separate. The south side would be for employee parking only. There would need to be a shared driveway agreement in place for the two businesses. The Town of Oregon non-residential site plan review would need to be followed.
Bill Buglass and Clint Weninger from Payne & Dolan, 6295 Lacy Road, appeared to discuss Payne & Dolan’s application for a quarry off Highway 14 on the Wingra Stone property. Bill explained the location of the operation. Excavation will start on the north side of the property and a conveyor will carry the material to the processing area. There will be a fence and berm around the entire property. The Klahn Pit will be completely reclaimed in 2106. There are 138 acres plus 5 acres for the processing center included in the application. The driveway and scale will remain in the same location as used for the Klahn Pit. The application is for 25 to 30 years. At final completion there will be a 40 acre pond and the rest of the land will be reclaimed to farmland. Wingra Stone owns the property, but Payne & Dolan have an exclusive lease. The entire property including the farm building are included in the application. However, the building will not be affected. The setback for operation is 100 feet from the road. Payne & Dolan will continue to lease property from the Klahns’ to operate the processing area. Payne & Dolan would like to amend the conditional uses from the Klahn Pit to increase the hours of operation and trucking hours. The development of the site will start while the Klahn Pit is being reclaimed. There should not be an overlap in recovering material from the two quarries. The roads do not need to be bonded because they will use a county highway. The material is outwash sand and gravel from a glacier drift. The operation will remain very similar to the Klahn Pit. The noise of the conveyor will not be loud enough to cause concern. The berm will be 10 feet all around. Payne & Dolan will send a letter to everyone within 1,000 feet of the area in the Town of Oregon informing them of the application. The Town of Oregon will also notify the Town of Oregon property owners within 1,000 feet.
4. Discussion and possible Action re: outside vehicles at 5264 County Highway CC.
The vehicles at 5264 County Highway CC are currently being removed. The situation will be monitored.
5. Discussion and possible Action re: Town of Oregon mobile home ordinances.
The town board has reviewed the mobile home ordinance and passed it back down to the plan commission for review. Wiedenbeck added the definition of a slide in camper. Kay questioned a few of the definitions. The plan commission discussed requiring a permanent foundation for a temporary structure for an elderly parent. The plan commission will pass the ordinance back to the town board for review, but will review again in April.
6. Discussion and possible Action re: Review of town ordinances.
There was presentation of a cemetery ordinance in the Town of Oregon. The ordinance was written by the Wisconsin Towns Association. Currently there is not a cemetery ordinance in the town. The plan commission deferred discussion to a later month. Chairman Ace would also like to create an ordinance to prevent residents from parking on the road during the winter months. The plan commission will review these ordinances over the summer.
7. Discussion and possible Action re: TORC procedure.
There were no updates on the TORC.
8. Update on Anderson Park.
Steve Root said the prairie restoration at the Anderson Park has started and a vegetation buffer will be created around the dog park. Steve will attend a meeting with the county to discuss the 2016-2018 park development priorities.
Duffin clarified that the current town land use plan does not allow new lots to be created that are less than two acres. There was a request last month by Eugene Lewis to divide his land with a lot less than two acres. Mr. Lewis may request the town board to amend the two acre minimum lot size.
Duffin asked for Brian Standing and Dan Everson from Dane County zoning to attend the March plan commission meeting to discuss ETZ (extra-territorial zoning) or ETJ (extra-territorial jurisdiction). There is current discussion that towns are opting out of Dane County zoning.
The Town of Oregon will notify Town of Oregon property owners within 1,000 feet of land changes. The town will not notify property owners outside of the town.
The next Plan Commission will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Motion by Hagemann to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m. Seconded by Wiedenbeck. Motion carried 6-0.