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Nov 15, 2016
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 Town of Oregon 

Planning Commission Meeting Minutes 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

 

1.         Open Public Hearing:

a.        Land Division and Rezone Request.  Petition # Not Available; Parcel # 0509-103-9311-4; 550 Lincoln Rd., Oregon, WI  53575.  The request is to separate the land from the home.  No additional building site requested.  Petitioner and owner is Karen Dorrough, 5500 Lincoln Road, Oregon, WI  53575.

The public hearing was called to order at 6:40 p.m., but tabled until a representative for the petitioner was in attendance.

 

Present:  Tom Wiedenbeck, Dave Hagemann, Brian Duffin, Arlan Kay and Sharon Christensen.  Absent:  Andy Blomstrom and Paul Morrison.

Also present:  Town Board Chairperson Wayne Ace, Supervisor Arlen Christensen, and Treasurer/Deputy Clerk Jennifer Hanson.

 

2.         Close Public Hearing.

Duffin tabled the public hearing at 6:41 p.m. and went directly into the regular plan commission meeting.

 

 

3.         Call Plan Commission meeting to order.

Chairman Duffin called the regular plan commission meeting to order at 6:41 p.m. 

 

4.         Discussion and possible Recommendation to the Town Board:

a.       Land Division and Rezone Request.  Petition # Not Available; Parcel # 0509-103-9311-4; 550 Lincoln Rd., Oregon, WI  53575.  The request is to separate the land from the home.  No additional building site requested.  Petitioner and owner is Karen Dorrough, 5500 Lincoln Road, Oregon, WI  53575.

The recommendation was tabled.

 

5.         Approval of minutes from the last meeting.

The minutes were not approved and will be added to the next meeting for approval.

 

6.         Public Comments.

Susan Krebsbach, 1000 Wesley Road, appeared to present the results of the storm water management and soil evaluation report.  There are no further studies requested at this time with the petition being tabled.

 

7.         Discussion and possible Action re: Changes to the Driveway Ordinance

Arlen Christensen recommended the following changes:

1)       The width of a driveway shall be twenty (24) feet wide and eliminate the wording “a minimum of twenty (20) feet and a maximum of.”

2)       The culvert shall measure twenty-four (24) feet in length and eliminate the wording “a minimum of.”

3)      Under location, increase from one hundred (100) feet to three hundred (300) feet.  The new sentence would read: “A driveway or field road, outside of a Town subdivision, shall be located at least three hundred (300) feet from a paved or traveled portion of an intersecting public highway.”

4)      Eliminate the following sentence, “No driveway shall be closer than twenty-five (25) feet to extended public highway at any existing “T” intersection.”

5)      Eliminate the following sentence, “In no event shall a driveway, outside of a Town subdivision, be constructed with five hundred (500) feet of another driveway located on the same side of the public highway.”

Existing driveways are grandfathered and won’t be affected by these changes.  Any changes that create a hardship can request a variance from the town board.  The plan commission will review the changes at the next meeting before making a motion for approval by the town board. 

 

8.         Discussion and possible Action re: Creation of a Conservation Subdivision Ordinance.

Duffin asked if the plan commission members would like to work on the conservation subdivision ordinance or review of the comprehensive plan first.  There was lengthy discussion about the requirements for a ten-year year of the comprehensive plan.  The plan commission discussed working with either MSA or Dane County Zoning.  Dane County Zoning will attend a plan commission meeting for free and MSA will charge an hourly rate.  The plan commission members created a list of questions to be emailed to Dane County Zoning and discussed at the next meeting.  Has the ten-year review been done or being worked on by any other towns?  If so, who are?  How is the town to do review of the plan?  Does the town need to hire an outside firm if no changes are required?  The plan commission decided to hold a plan commission work session on Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m. for two hours.  The plan commission also will start working on the commission plan review first.      

 

9.         Discussion and possible Action re: Review of the Town Comprehensive Plan

Discussed under Item 8.

 

10.     Discussion and possible Action re: Retaining MSA of Dane County to review conservation subdivision.

The plan commission will invite Dane County Zoning to a future plan commission meeting to discuss review of the comprehensive plan, but have not decided on the firm to retain.

 

11.     TORC procedures.

There were no TORC updates.

 

12.     Communications.

Duffin discussed deed restrictions.  He said Dane County puts deed restrictions on property because the property is either not in a buildable zoning district or doesn’t have a split available.  However, those properties could be rezoned into a buildable zoning district or acquire a split and the deed restrictions would disappear.  There was discussion about procedural requirements for public comments during meetings.

 

13.     Adjournment.

Motion by Christensen to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 p.m.  Seconded by Kay.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jennifer Hanson



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