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March 30, 2015 Plan Commission Meeting
Town of Dodgeville
Plan Commission Meeting
Monday, March 30th, 2015
The Town of Dodgeville Plan Commission met on Monday, March 30th, 2015 at 6:02 P.M. Plan Commission Chairman Greg Jewell called the Planning Commission meeting to order at 6:02 P.M.
Plan Commission Committee members in attendance were: Greg Jewell, Robert Fitzsimmons, Daryl Tresner, Ron Robson and Curt Peterson. Absent was: Kathi Cahill and Steven Johnson.
Others in attendance were: Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson, Bill Menke, Randy Weber, Gerry Gilmore, Diane Harms, James Gilmore, Jessica Fick, John Fick, Rick Jensen, Leslie Jensen, Dona Muller, Monte Muller, Donna Menke, Brenda Degenhardt, Michael Degenhardt, Ann Rydell, Thad Rydell, Paul Kardatzke, Dan Durst, Denise Durst, Ken Valyo, Dave Rule, DJ Dolphin, Mike Spors, James Rule, Shawn Slaney, Larry Nelson and Steve McCarthy.
Chairman Greg Jewell verified that proper notice of the meeting was posted on March 24th, 2015 in accordance to WI Statutes 19.84 (3) at the Town Message Boards at Pleasant Ridge Store, Mueller Implement and the Town Office. Robert Fitzsimmons made a motion to approve the public notice and agenda. Curt Peterson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Curt Peterson made a motion to approve the February 23rd, 2015 meeting minutes as submitted. Robert Fitzsimmons seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Greg Jewell asked Dan & Denise Durst for information in regards to the application to rezone approximately 9.83 acres more or less from A-1 Legal Non-Conforming to AR-1 located in part of the NW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 28, Town 6 North, Range 3 East located at 4221 U.S. Highway 18 as well as the conditional use application for the purpose of increasing the animal use allotment to 6. Dan Durst had indicated that are requesting to rezone the existing 9.83 acres more or less to bring it to a conforming use and also would like to have the ability to have an allotment of 6 animal units as they currently own horses. The Town Board discussed the petition and inquired about pasturing and fencing for the animals and indicated the importance of having a good fence due to their land buts up to a state highway. Steven Johnson arrived during this discussion. Robert Fitzsimmons made a motion to recommend the approval of the rezoning application of approximately 9.83 acres from A-1 Legal Non-Conforming to AR-1 located in part of the NW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 28, Town 6 North, Range 3 East located at 4221 U.S. Highway 18 with the conditional use application for the purpose of allowing up to 6 animal units. Daryl Tresner seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Greg Jewell had indicated the procedures to speak in regards to the petitions that were on the current agenda.
Greg Jewell removed himself from the Plan Commission Board due to a conflict of interest.
Curt Peterson asked Paul Kardatzke who was representing Paul Gaynor/Greenspirit Farm to present information in regards to the rezoning application of a Planned Unit Development of approximately 25.42 acres more or less from A-1 & B-2 to RB-1 located in part of the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 4, Town 3, Range 3 East at 4352 State Road 23. Paul had indicated that the individuals were requesting a Planned Unit Development as they are in the early stages of developing the property and will be doing it in phases. Paul had indicated that the big pictures is to allow a residential based office of professional services operator (massage therapy) in the existing home, and to hold assembly gathering outdoors (under temporary tents) and in the renovated existing barn which would be handicapped accessible. Paul also indicated at some point they will be looking at building a building to allow for catering services or could possibly update and utilize the existing cottage that is on the property but this would be discussed in a different phase. Paul indicated that the owners are in the early planning stages so he has limited information. The Town Plan Commission member had asked questions in regards to hours of operations, size of the assembly gatherings, parking, use of the surrounding land and indicated they had concerns in regards to parking and being able to get fire and ambulance to the existing barn as well as signage and lighting. Curt Peterson had requested that the engineering firm calculate the appropriate space allotment for a parking lot in which will be discussed in a different phase. Robert Fitzsimmons made a motion to recommend the approval of the rezoning application of a Planned Unit Development of approximately 25.42 acres more or less from A-1 & B-2 to RB-1 located in part of the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 4, Town 3, Range 3 East at 4352 State Road 23. Steven Johnson seconded the motion. Motion carried. The Plan Commission discussed the requested uses and indicated that they would need more information in regards to the assembly gathering outdoors (under temporary tents) in the renovated barn during a different phase. Robert Fitzsimmons made a motion to recommend the approval of the following conditional uses; for the purpose of a residential based office of professional services operator (massage therapy) in existing home with stipulations of parking, signage, lighting and hours of operations being discussed during a different phase. Daryl Tresner seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Mike Spores from Vibra-Tech gave a power point presentation in regards to blasting, blasting vibrations and seismograph readings, readings for blasts performed at the Rule Quarry, and the USBM-RI-8507 study. Wisconsin law is based on this particular study. The Plan Commission members and the general public asked the presenter question in regards to the information that was presented.
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: Ken Valyo, Bill Menke, Donna Menke, Leslie Jensen and Gerry Gilmour. The residence indicated that they were opposed to the expansion of the quarry and had the following concerns or reasons: blasts are getting louder over time, the interest of the township and tax revenue, the subdivisions were there prior to Jim Rule, timeline decisions, the intensity of the vibration in the homes, what is happening under and around the homes, wells, streams, water quality, Town’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan, and the Land Use Plan survey results.
Town Plan Commission Chairman, Greg Jewell indicated that there is going to be a lot of hard thinking and time involved in this petition; however the current quarry is unregulated and can go up to the existing lot line.
Town Plan Commission members reviewed and discussed Section D Utilities and Community Facilities Element. The Plan Commission members indicated that the following modification should be made: Page D-2 Item #5 removed as it is currently regulated by the state; Item #3 needs a code reference change; include the Well Water Study in the plan: Page D-6 removed the stated community facility/utility projects and add additional projects; Page D-4 correct the language that the Town Hall is located in the city; add additional telecommunication tower on Floyd Road; and modify the current utility providers. Curt Peterson had also handed out a handout of the Fall Issue of The Land Use Tracker that talks about updating your rural Comprehensive Plan.
Steven Johnson made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:26 p.m. Daryl Tresner seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Sara Olson, Clerk/Treasurer
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