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April 27, 2015 Plan Commission Meeting
Town of Dodgeville
Plan Commission Meeting
Monday, April 27th, 2015
The Town of Dodgeville Plan Commission met on Monday, April 27th, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. Plan Commission Chairman Greg Jewell called the Planning Commission meeting to order at 6:04 P.M.
Plan Commission Committee members in attendance were: Greg Jewell, Robert Fitzsimmons, Daryl Tresner, Ron Robson, Kathi Cahill, Steven Johnson and Curt Peterson.
Others in attendance were: Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson, Randy Weber, Gerry Gilmore, James Gilmore, Rick Jensen, Leslie Jensen, Dona Muller, Monte Muller, Donna Menke, Brenda Degenhardt, Michael Degenhardt, Ann Rydell, Dave Rule, DJ Dolphin, John Schillinglaw, James Rule, Shawn Slaney, Larry Nelson, Dustin Marklein, Kurt Rule, Warren Bohlman, Sharon Nicholas, Jeremy Martin, Tonya Martin, Steve Lanphear, Bob Hansen, Robert Gross, Leo Wagner, Beth Wagner and M. R. Wyman.
Chairman Greg Jewell verified that proper notice of the meeting was posted on April 16th, 2015 in accordance to WI Statutes 19.84 (3) at the Town Message Boards at Pleasant Ridge Store, Mueller Implement and the Town Office. Kathi Cahill made a motion to approve the public notice and agenda. Robert Fitzsimmons seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Kathi Cahill made a motion to approve the March 30th, 2015 meeting minutes as submitted. Steven Johnson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Greg Jewell asked Bob Hansen for information in regards to the application to rezone approximately 2.00 acres more or less from A-1 Ag to AR-1 located in part of the NE ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 25, Town 7 North, Range 2 East located at Hunter Hollow Road. Bob Hansen had indicated that they were looking to rezone approximately 2 acres to allow their son to build a home. Plan Commission Chair, Greg Jewell had indicated that Bob would be utilizing the one-time split that he is allowed. Curt Peterson made a motion to recommend the approval of the rezoning application of approximately 2.00 acres from A-1 Ag to AR-1 located in part of the NE ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 25, Town 7 North, Range 2 East located on Hunter Hollow Road. Robert Fitzsimmons seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Greg Jewell had indicated the procedures to speak in regards to the petitions that were on the current agenda.
The Plan Commission members as well as the general public reviewed and discussed a power point that reviewed the application, reviewed a timeline, summarized the blasting observed in comparison to past events, review of site conditions and indicated the next steps that can be taken by the Plan Commission in regards to the application. The Town Plan Commission members indicated that they needed to get some questions answered by Iowa County Zoning Administrator Scott Godfrey in regards to the current reclamation plan, what constitutes as an active quarry, the enforcement of the restrictions and the review process of the conditional use permit.
Kathi Cahill commented about her perspective of what she saw when she had visited the site and felt a compromise would be beneficial. Curt Peterson had given a brief history of the placement of some of the existing subdivisions in the Township and indicated that we don’t live in a perfect world and everyone has land rights.
Plan Commission Chairman, Greg Jewell opened the floor to the individuals who had filled out a form to speak. The following individuals spoke in the following order: Brenda Degenhardt, Mike Degenhardt, Steve Lanphear, Leo Wagner, Donna Menke, Ann Rydell, Warren Bohlman, Garrett Marr, Marion Wyman, and Tonya Martin. Several residents indicated that they are opposed to the expansion of the quarry and had the following concerns or reasons: the vision statement being upheld, compatibility issues, the current Comprehensive Plan being followed, modifications of the Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Map, the interest of the township and tax revenue, the intensity of the vibration in the homes, wells, streams, water aquifer, and the quality of life. Resident Garrett Mar who shares a property line with the existing quarry indicated that he wasn’t opposed to the expansion of the quarry and wasn’t the only Green Leaf property owner that shared this position. Garrett indicated that he had the following ideas for conditions on the conditional use application: significant setbacks to the residential property lines on the entire south side of the quarry and preservation of the west side, significant berms and tree planting, reaffirming the residential status and use of all Green Leaf property not involved in this expansion, no commercial quarry traffic of any kind be allowed to drive on Green Leaf Drive, limiting production levels and site operation to the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and the grandfather status end. Marion Wyman had indicated that she was with the Marr’s and wanted to see many, many restrictions being put into place. Tonya Martin had indicated that they would be willing to look into a compromise and were concerned with having to see it right outside their window.
During the public comment session the Plan Commission members asked the individuals in the room if they could come up with some conditions that could be placed on the quarry that would work towards a compromise. Steve Lanphear indicated that a possible condition would be that if x percentage of the wells in Green Leaf Glen go bad then the next renewal of the conditional use permit not be approved. Several other individuals indicated that they would have to think about some conditions and would be forwarding the information prior to next month’s Plan Commission meeting. Tonya Martin had indicated a possible restriction be that Jim Rule purchase all the property that directly touches the expansion area.
Town Plan Commission member Curt Peterson indicated that he felt that the Plan Commission needed to digest the information presented and the Plan Commission discuss the conditions to be placed at the May 26th, 2015 meeting.
Town Plan Commission members didn’t review Section E Agricultural, Natural and Cultural Resources Element.
Robert Fitzsimmons made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:56 p.m. Daryl Tresner seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Sara Olson, Clerk/Treasurer
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