PLAN COMMISSION MEETING
Town of Cooks Valley
August 8, 2012
Chairman Doug Zwiefelhofer called the Plan Commission meeting to order at 8:00 pm on Wednesday August 8, 2012 at the Cooks Valley Town Hall [15784 40th Street]. Plan Commission members in attendance: Doug Zwiefelhofer, Arlene Hintzman, Carol M. Clements, and Thomas Short.
Public Comment: There was no public comment.
Approval of the May 14, 2012 minutes: Carol M. Clements made a motion to approve the May 14, 2012 minutes. Arlene Hintzman seconded the motion. The motion carried 4-0.
Discussion and action on a David LaGesse mining application and/or grandfather: After the presentation of a time line and lengthy discussion, the committee recommends to the Town Board of Cooks Valley to grandfather David LaGesse’s non-metallic mine based on the date the reclamation plan was permitted at the county level. Tom Short made a motion to grandfather David LaGesse’s non-metallic mine. Arlene Hintzman seconded the motion. The motion carried 4-0.
Discussion on revision of Chapter 20: The plan commission proposes two changes to Chapter 20: a sentence addition of ‘This is to be done by contacting a member of the plan commission within 30 days of issuance of a permit at the county level’ under CHANGES FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE MAP OF COOKS VALLEY TOWNSHIP. The addition of # 5 in THE LAND USE CLASSIFCATIONS ON THE COMPRENHENSIVE MAP to read ‘All unmarked or un-shaded areas would remain as they currently are. That would include farmland, swamp, forest, etc. This does not mean that their use cannot be changed. If the use were to change, the land owner would be required to present their case to the Plan Commission and Town Board. Thomas Short made a motion to make the above changes to Chapter 20. Arlene Hintzman seconded the motion. The motion carried 4-0.
Discussion and action on land use applications. Two additional changes to the “Land Use Change” form to help the land use change form paperwork to proceed.
Thomas Short made a motion to adopt the above changes to the Land Use Change form. Carol M. Clements seconded the motion. The motion carried 4-0.
Discuss Chapter 7 –minimum lot size
Change the wording on the town board meeting agenda pertaining to the plan commission.
Tom Short made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 10:50 pm. Carol M. Clements seconded the motion. The motion carried 4-0.
Typed: August 12, 2012 Tom Short, secretary/plan commission
Approved: February 6, 2013