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June 29, 2015 Plan Commission Meeting
Town of Dodgeville
Plan Commission Meeting
Monday, June 29th, 2015
The Town of Dodgeville Plan Commission met on Monday, May 26th, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. Plan Commission Chairman Greg Jewell called the Planning Commission meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.
Plan Commission Committee members in attendance were: Greg Jewell, Robert Fitzsimmons, Daryl Tresner, Kathi Cahill, Steven Johnson and Curt Peterson. Absent was Ron Robson.
Others in attendance were: Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson, Gerry Gilmore, Rick Jensen, Leslie Jensen, Brenda Degenhardt, Mike Degenhardt, Ann Rydell, Dave Rule, DJ Dolphin, James Rule, Larry Nelson, Dustin Marklein, Warren Bohlman, Sharon Nicholas, Beth Wagner, Leo Wagner, Ryan Marr, John Fick, Jessica Fick, Ryan Marr, Anne Bachner, Dawn Jenkin, Joe Esch, Mary Esch and Rachel Jordan.
The Plan Commission and members of the general public recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Chairman Greg Jewell verified that proper notice of the meeting was posted on June 17th, 2015 in accordance to WI Statutes 19.84 (3) at the Town Message Boards at Pleasant Ridge Store, Mueller Implement and the Town Office. Curt Peterson made a motion to approve the public notice and agenda. Steven Johnson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Curt Peterson made a motion to approve the May 26th, 2015 meeting minutes as submitted. Robert Fitzsimmons seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Greg Jewell removed himself from the Plan Commission due to a conflict of interest. Town Chairman, Curt Peterson conducted the meeting at this point.
Curt Peterson asked Rachel Jordan for information in regards to the conditional use application to reconfigure lot lines for the creation of a lot previously zoned in 2004 to AR-1 located in part of the W ½ of the NE ¼ of Section 19, Town 6 North, Range 3 East located on County Road Q. Rachel Jordan had indicated that she was reconfiguring the lot line of the parcel that was previously rezoned in 2004 but a CSM was never recorded due to surveying issues to include a small piece of the Lot 1 CSM 787. Robert Fitzsimmons made a motion to recommend the approval of the conditional use application of Jordan Timberland L.P and Rachel Jordan to reconfigure lot line for the creation of a lot previously zoned in 2004 to AR-1 located in part of the W ½ of the NE ¼ of Section 19, Town 6 North, Range 3 East and CSM 787 located on County Road Q. Daryl Tresner seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Plan Commission Chairman, Greg Jewell rejoined the Plan Commission at this time.
Town Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson explained the permanent limited easement error that occurred on the previous rezoning application of Robert Bachner located in the NE ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 13, Town 6 North, Range 3 East located at 5175 E. Anderson Road. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson indicated that the Township intended to place the limited easement on the balance of the 40 acres however when it was recorded Exhibit A was attached which was the current description of the 5 acres in which they were rezoning versus the remainder of the 40 acre parcel. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson also indicated that the Bachner’s have since sold the property in which the deed restriction was to be placed on. Steven Johnson made a motion to recommend the elimination of the permanent limited easement that was placed on 5175 E. Anderson Road in error located in the NE ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 13, Town 6 North, Range 3 East. Robert Fitzsimmons seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Plan Commission Chair, Greg Jewell indicated that the Plan Commission members received 2 letters with comments from the following individuals: Larry Nelson and Garrett Mar. Plan Commission Chairman, Greg Jewell presented the following: a document that had outlined sixteen recommended conditions of approval that had been gathered from the previous meetings, Exhibit A which showed the quarry expansion area, and Exhibit B which showed the evergreen screen and the four strand fence. Plan Commission Chairman, Greg Jewell read aloud the document in its entirety to the public and Plan Commission members. The Plan Commission members discussed the sixteen bullet points and had indicated that they would like the following verbiage added to Item #8: with warning signs. The Plan Commission had also requested the rewording of Item #13 to the following: Normal hauling hours of operation be limited to the hours of 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Normal crushing hours of operation including blasting be limited to the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. In case of emergency (flood or natural disasters) hours may be extended for hauling purposes to include weekends. The Plan Commission had also requested to get clarification in regards to the correct wording and document needed in Item #16. The Plan Commission had requested that a draft of the document be prepared and given to the Plan Commission members prior to the meeting.
The residents also commented on the documents after it had been read aloud and had the following concerns: the size of the expansion area, the decrease of setbacks in some areas, the lack of time to digest the documents as they had just received the document and not all residents are on the same page, how a petition can be approved at the Plan Commission level when it is in direct violation of the Comprehensive Plan, the enforcement in regards to inspections, the possibility of the quarry trying to expand in the future and wanting an end to the issue, and not having any information in regards to what a conservation easement is or what the document states.
The residents had inquired about receiving a copy of the updated document once the additional details were added. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson had requested that the individuals send their request to her at the e-mail address of email@example.com or they could stop by the Town Hall to obtain the records to avoid delay or having to rely on someone else giving them a copy of the document.
Steven Johnson made a motion to continue the petition till July 27th, 2015. Kathi Cahill seconded the motion. Motion carried.
The Plan Commission had started to view Section F of the Comprehensive Plan and had indicated many pieces of the section would need to be updated and modified if it was to be left in the Comprehensive Plan. The Plan Commission members also indicated that they felt a lot of the information could be removed for the section as it is irrelevant. Several members of the Plan Commission hadn’t reviewed the element prior to the meeting; therefore the Plan Commission was going to continue the discussion of the removal and modification of items in this section till the July meeting.
Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson had indicated that she received a copy of the draft Iowa County Farmland Preservation Plan in which the county wanted to receive feedback on by the end of July and would be e-mailing all Planning Commission Members a copy of the draft.
Plan Commission Chair, Greg Jewell had recommended the Township look into obtaining a FTP site to possible post packet information onto versus having to e-mail everyone individually.
Steven Johnson made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:53 p.m. Kathi Cahill seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Sara Olson, Clerk/Treasurer
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