12/05/18 – Plan and Review Commission Meeting Minutes

Town of Spider Lake
Plan and Review Commission Meeting Minutes
December 5, 2018

The Plan and Review Commission meeting was called to order by Chair Hucker at approximately 6:00 p.m. with Cerman, Brandt, Ross, Hucker, alternate Thearin, along with Secretary Tripodi and Zoning Administrator Olson, and Assistant Zoning Administrator Boss present. Thearin will sit as Mazik was absent.

Pledge of Allegiance

Motion made by Brandt and seconded by Cerman to approve the 11-7-2018 meeting minutes. MC 5-0

Zoning Administrator’s Report

Boss handed out his monthly report. There were one Land Use Permit Non-Shoreline, One Driveway Permit, and one CSM Review.

Review Sawyer County proposed Agricultural One and Two changes

The County sent a letter regarding changes to the Counties Ordinance 17.4, and 17.5. The County has decided to go back to the old Ag ordinance provisions. The proposed changes are close to what the Town’s current ordinance has. It was noted that the county is moving forward with the possibility of developing a provision for an overlay district if it would assist landowners engaged in agricultural activities to qualify for certain financial benefits. If the concept goes forward, the Town can consider the concept at that time. After discussion the conclusion was that the Commission members had no objections to the proposed county changes and that the changes should not interfere with enforcement of the Town’s zoning ordinance. A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Cerman to recommend to the Town Board that is support the County’s proposal, noting that the Town will continue to enforce its own ordinance provisions to the extent that the Town’s ordinance is more restrictive. For example, The Town’s ordinance does not provide for an Ag 2 District. MC 5-0

Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan is now available on the Town’s Website. It can be found under Selected Town Ordinances. Also if someone wishes to purchase a hard copy, they should contact the clerk.

Discussion of County Metallic Mining Ordinance

Hucker gave an update on the Mining Ordinance. A notice will be posted in the paper in December, and there will be a public hearing in January.

Any Other Business That May Come Before the Commission for Discussion

There was none.

Motion to adjourn by Brandt and seconded by Cerman, MC 5-0

Chelsea Tripodi Secretary

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