Plan Commission Minutes for January 19, 2009

  1. Call to Order: The regular meeting of the Town of Sun Prairie Plan Commission was called to order at 7:00 p.m. The following were present: Chairman Roger Fetterly, Doug Yelk, Dot Havens, Judy Stang, John Quimby and Kerman Crothers. Absent-excused: Al Meyer_ Also present was Claudia Quick, Town Clerk.
  2. Public Notice: Notice of the meeting was mailed to Plan Commission members and posted on the three Town bulletin boards on January 13th.
  3. Approval of the Minute: Minutes of the December 15th, 2008 meeting were approved as issued.
  4. Public Comment. There was no comment from the public.
  5. Consider and Take Action on a Preliminary Plan by Blair Moldenhauer. Applicant proposing to rezone approximately 1.0 acre of a 36.94 acre parcel from RH-4 Rural Homes to B-1 Local Business to allow construction of a dental office with 2 second floor residential apartments and approval of a conditional use permit for the residential apartments on the North side of Deer Creek Run. Member Crothers made a motion to approve the proposal, calling it a Concept Plan, with restrictions from 10.11 2 (d) and for the CUP, 10.11 3 (a). Member Quimby seconded. Motion carried.
  6. Consider and Take Action on a Preliminary Plan by Jeffrey Zimmerman. Applicant proposing to rezone 1-2 acres of a farm from A-1(Ex) to RH-1 Rural Homes to separate an existing farm house from the remainder of the farm at 4973 Ridge Road. Member Yelk made a motion to approve and Member Stang seconded it. Motion carried.
  7.  Consider and Take Action to Update and Amend the Town’s Land Division Ordinance to be Consistent with the Town’s Comprehensive Plan 2003-2023, as Amended. Chairman Fetterly went through all proposed changes and accepted several modifications/corrections to the plan to be issued at the next meeting in full.
  8. Set Next Regular Meeting Date. The next regular meeting date for the Town of Sun Prairie Plan Commission is scheduled for February 16th, at 7pm.
  9. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 10:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted for the record this 20th day of January, 2009,

Kennan L Crothers Secretary

Plan Commission Minutes for December 17, 2007

  1. Call to Order: The regular meeting of the Town of Sun Prairie Plan Commission was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman Roger Fetterly. Members present other than Chairman Fetterly were: Doug Yelk, Dot Havens, Judy Stang, Alan Meyer, John Quimby and Kennan Crothers. Also present was Claudia Quick, Town Clerk.
  2. Public Notice: Notice of the meeting was posted on the three Town bulletin boards on December 11th and was mailed out to applicants the same day.
  3. Approval of the Minutes: Chairman Fetterly corrected the last month’s roll call to add that member Meyer was absent and with that, approved the minutes.
  4. Public Comment: There was no comment from the public.
  5. Public Hearing on Petition #9819 by Wayne & Beverly Wolf: Applicant proposing to rezone the remaining 4.69 acres of a 6.28 acre parcel from RH-2 to Rural Homes to A-1 (Ex) Agricultural and rezone the remaining 1.59 acres from RH-2 to R-1A to return to residential land to farmland and bring in compliance the remaining residential parcel at 2864 CTH T, Section 29, Town of Sun Prairie. No comment from the public.
  6. Consider and Take Action on the Wolf petition: Member Crothers made motion to approve and Member Quimby seconded motion. Motion carried.
  7. Public Hearing on Conditional Use Permit request #2062 by Christine Sannes: Applicant proposing to allow horse boarding, training and indoor riding for up to 8 horses on a 4.88 acre lot currently zoned A-2 at 2069 CTH T in the Section 23, Town of Sun Prairie. No comment from the public.
  8. Consider and Take Action on Sannes Permit: Member Yelk made motion to approve with restricted uses of lighting limited to hours of operation. Member Meyer seconded motion. Motion carried.
  9. Consider and Take Action on a Preliminary Plan by Duane Riley: Applicant proposing to split off a lot from an existing 1.733 acre lot currently zone R-1A Residential to provide a lot for the owner to build a new home at 2877 Bailey Road. Member Stang made a motion to approve and Member Crothers seconded motion. Motion carried.
  10. Consider and Take Action on a Preliminary Plan by Shawn and Brenda Eckhard Applicant proposing to rezone 1.022 acres from R-1A Residential to A-2(1) Agricultural and approval of a Conditional Use Permit to operate a portrait studio at 6036 Town Hall Drive. Member Crothers made a motion to approve as proposed with a recommendation to limit use to a digital portrait studio and hours of operation to be 8am — 8pm with unlit signage. Member Stang seconded motion. Motion carried.
  11. Review Draft Ordinance Amendment of Proposed Design Standards: Under “Fees” Section 15-1-73, remove all dollar amounts and specific charges addressed on fee schedule. Under “Violations” section, remove all dollar amounts and add “See Attached Deposit Schedule.” Under “Submittal Requests” (b) 15 copies. Chairman Fetterly made motion to approve and Member Quimby seconded motion. Motion Carried.
  12. Review Draft Ordinance on Parks and Open Space: Chairman Fetterly stated that he was currently working on this.
  13. Review Conservation Easement Issues: Member Yelk indicated that he felt we shouldn’t appeal what is a miswritten ordinance.
  14. Consider and Take Action on Information and Issues Generated at the Planning Session with Town Residents: It was concluded that there was a general agreement to the plan with some wanting more flexibility and others more consistency. Chairman Fetterly suggested that maximum effort be put forth to bring any changes to next meeting.
  15. Set Next Regular Meeting Date: The next regular meeting date of the Town of Sun Prairie Plan Commission was scheduled for January 2nd, 2008 at 7:00pm.
  16. Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 10:15pm.

Respectively submitted for the record, This 15th day of January, 2008

Kennan L. Crothers Secretary

Plan Commission Minutes for November 19, 2007

  1. Call to Order. The regular meeting of the Town of Sun Prairie Plan Commission was called to order at 7:00 Rm. by Chairman Roger Fetterly. Members present other than Chairman Fetterly were: Doug Yelk, Judy Stang, Alan Meyer, John Quimby and Kennan Crothers. Also present was Claudia Quick, Town Clerk. Dot Havens was absent and excused
  2. Public Notice. Notice of the meeting was posted on the three Town bulletin boards on November 13th and was mailed out to applicants the same day.
  3. Approval of the Minutes.  Hearing no objections, Chairman Fetterly approved the minutes of the last meetings.
  4. Public Comment. There was no comment from the public.
  5. Consider and Take Action on a Preliminary Plan by Duane Riley. Applicant proposing to split off a lot from an existing 1.733 acre lot currently zoned R-1 A Residential to provide a lot for the owner to build a new home at 2877 Bailey Road. With no map to clarify the request, Member Crothers made a motion to table the item and Member Yelk seconded the motion.  Item tabled.
  6. Consider and Take Action on a Preliminary Plan by Wendy Wright and Opal Vilhauer. Applicants proposing to rezone a 4.216 acre lot currently zoned RH-2 Rural Homes and a 14.7 acre lot currently zoned RH-3 Rural Homes to R-1 Residential to create a 12 lot subdivision. Mrs. Wright began with a statement that the subdivision that she was proposing was already approved in 1980. Chairman Fetterly responded that it would be impossible for the subdivision to have already been approved, became if it had it would be recorded and there would be no need for the request, as the subdivision would already exist. Mrs. Quick confirmed that the subdivision had never been recorded. Chairman Fetterly also pointed out that the Township discouraged subdivisions, had 8 of its 10 divisions accounted for this year and indicated that the City of Madison would most likely have problems with the request. Member Yelk made a motion to table and Member Stang seconded. Item tabled.
  7. Review Draft Ordinance Amendment of Proposed Design Standards. Member Yelk made a motion to table and Member Quimby seconded. Item tabled.
  8. Consider and Take Action on Information and Issues Generated at the Planning Session with Town Residents. Member Stang indicated that she would like to see the Township amend the plan to determine consistent policies on certain aspects of land division. Member Yelk stated that he would like to have a strong business base, but was unsure of the cost of sacrifices needed to get there. Member Crothers made a motion to respectfully acknowledge all commentssuggestions made at the meeting and made a request that all Plan Commission Members bring in ideas feelings regarding the Comprehensive Plan to the next meeting. Member Stang seconded the motion. Motion carries.
  9. Set Next Regular Meeting Date. The next regular meeting date of the Town of Sun Prairie Plan Commission was scheduled for December 17 at 7:00 p.m.
  10. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted for the record, this 11th day of December, 2007

Kennan L Crothers

Secretary

Plan Commission Minutes for October 30, 2007

  1. Call to Order. The regular meeting of the Town of Sun Prairie Plan Commission was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Roger Fetterly. Members present other than Chairman Fetterly were: Doug Yelk, Judy Stang, Alan Meyer, Dot Havens, John Quimby and Kennan Crothers. Also present was Claudia Quick, Town Clerk.
  2. Public Notice. Notice of the meeting was posted on the flute Town bulletin boards on October 19th and was mailed out to Township citizens the same day.
  3. Introductions. All of the Town Plan Commission Members gave introductions to the attending group.
  4. Overview of the Comprehensive Plan. Chairman Fetterly had prepared a handout that was given and used as a guide for the narration that followed. (Outline attached)
  5. Group discussions on Above Items. The large group then broke up into groups of individuals of about 6 citizens and one or two Plan Commission Members to have discussion on steering the Plan Commission and the Comprehensive Plan.
  6. Conclusions. Some of the conclusions from the small group discussions were as follows:
    1. Desire to protect infrastructure with grain plant implement dealers
    2. Adopt a livestock citing law
    3. Repeal Conservation Easement ordinance
    4. Density issues allow smaller lots, perhaps 20,000 square feet
    5. A common thought among most groups was the desire to somehow maintain flexibility with consistency when making decisions.
    6. A desire to stop I slow down the annexation of adjacent municipalities.
    7. Comments on traffic problems and urbanization.
    8. Cluster homes and evaluate amount of commercial development.
    9. Create new development that works together with view of the big picture and increasing the tax base.
    10. Consistent positive feedback on flavor of meeting.
  7. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted for the record, this 13th day of November, 2007

Kennan L Crothers, Secretary

Plan Commission Minutes for October 15, 2007

  1. Call to Order. The regular meeting of the Town of Sun Prairie Plan Commission was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Roger Fetterly. Members present other than Chairman Fetterly were: Doug Yelk, Judy Stang, Alan Meyer, Dot Havens John Quimby and Kennan Crothers. Also present was Claudia Quick, Town Clerk.
  2. Public Notice: Notice of the meeting was posted on the three Town bulletin boards on October 9th and was mailed out to applicants the same day.
  3. Approval of the Minutes. Hearing no objections Chairman Fetterly approved the minutes of the last meeting.
  4. Public Comment. There was no comment for the public.
  5. Public Hearing on Petition #9783 by Michelle Oldenburg. There were no comments from the public.
  6. Consider and Take Action on the Oldenburg Petition. Applicant proposing to purchase a parcel from an adjacent neighbor to combine with the owner’s existing parcel and rezone the combined 2.41 acres from A-1 (Ex) Agricultural and RH-2 to RH-1 Rural Homes to allow keeping of a horse at 2426 Gaston Rd. Member Slang made a motion to approve and Chairman Fetterly seconded. Motion carried.
  7. Review and approve the proposed Design Review amendment to the Town’s building code. A handout titled ‘Design Review – Sec. 15-1-70 DESIGN REVIEW ESTABLISHED’ was passed out to all of the Plan Commission members. Corrections noted were as follows: (c) (4) a — add `fill’ after ‘removal’, f… add must submit and complete landscape plan, k… accessory structures to be compatible with other structures on lot — using LaRue Fields 5-b Covenants and Restrictions, 15-1-73 add ‘applicable fees’, 15-1-76 (b) submittal requirement shall include but is not limited to the following.
  8. Review agenda for community Participation in updating the Town’s Comprehensive Plan on October 30, 2007. Chairman Fetterly laid out the agenda for the meeting on the 30th. Chairman Fetterly indicated that he would begin the meeting with an overview of the existing Comprehensive Plan, some history of the Plan Commission and then break into small discussion groups.
  9. Agenda for next meeting. Claudia Quick stated that a small residential proposal is on the next agenda.
  10. Set Next Regular Meeting Date. The next rear meeting date of the Town of Sun Prairie Plan Commission was scheduled for November 19 at 7:00 p.m.
  11. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted for the record, This 13th day of November, 2007

Kennan L Crothers

Secretary