Town of Spider Lake
Plan and Review Commission Meeting Minutes
March 1, 2017
The Plan and Review Commission meeting was called to order by Chair Hucker shortly after the conclusion of a public hearing that began at approximately 6:00 p.m. with Brandt, Cerman, Mazik, Ross and Hucker present along with Zoning Administrator Boss.
Pledge of Allegiance
Motion made by Mazik and seconded by Brandt to approve the 2-1-17 Meeting minutes. MC 5-0
Zoning Administrator Report
No permits were issued in February. Boss noted that he has an application ready to file for T Mobile for the placement of equipment on the Norvado Tower off Brandt Road. This will be a Class 2 modification and equipment placed will replace Norvado equipment on the tower. The change was small enough not to require a conditional use permit. Hucker asked if Boss knew if similar action was being taken in connection with the Round Lake tower. Boss had no information regarding that tower. This change does not limit future colocation at the site.
Boss also reported that he received an email from the WDNR to notify the town that a permit was issued to Max Wolter of the DNR for fish cribs in Spider and Clear Lake.
Review and Discussion of proposed text amendments to ready for Public Hearing, including but not limited to Technical Corrections, Section 2.0 Words And Definitions, 4.5 Lighting, 6.6 Trailer Camps and Campgrounds, 6.12 General Standards for Home Occupation or Professional Office and 15.4 A-1 Agricultural One District.
It was noted that the PRC had spent time on these matters for over a year. Hucker asked if anyone had comments regarding what Boss had provided. Boss did make the change suggested at the last meeting that would allow for poultry in smaller Ag lots by conditional use permit. Also there are some “technical corrections” to some of the language in Part III correcting cross references, etc. Boss will follow up with counsel re notice for a public hearing as well as follow up with application forms for grandfathering relating to Short term Rentals.
Boss will try to get the notice set up for April or at the latest May of this year. Having counsel prepare the abbreviated notice likely will be less costly than publishing each of the proposed changes in full.
Recommendation to the Town Board regarding granting an Easement to the WDNR for Upgrade of Landing Camp Boat Access.
Hucker summarized discussions relating to the proposed easement over land owned by the Town at the Landing Camp boat access. The WDNR needs to have an easement so that the state can do the repair and upgrade at the site. Hucker received a draft easement and discussed this matter with the WDNR. The easement was reviewed by the Town’s counsel and he is OK with it as well.
Hucker put this on the PRC agenda out of an abundance of caution because there are some state statutory provisions that require PRC participation regarding the development of land owned by the town, among other things. While we are not sure if this issue requires review, it was just as easy to bring it before the PRC for consideration.
A site plan was reviewed, including repair and relocation of the dry hydrant and the dock. The DNR needs to have a property interest in the land where the improvements will be made. Cost will be absorbed by the state. Motion to proceed with granting the easement was made by Brandt and seconded by Mazik to recommend to the town board that an easement be granted to the WDNR. MC 5-0
Any Other Business for Discussion
Motion to adjourn made by Brandt and seconded by Cerman MC 5-0