Town of Cooks Valley
February 3, 2016

Chairman Doug Zwiefelhofer called the Plan Commission meeting to order at 8:12 pm on Wednesday February 3, 2016 at the Cooks Valley Town Hall [15751 40th Street].   Plan Commission members in attendance:  Doug Zwiefelhofer, Calvin Swartz, Thomas Short, and Damian Prince.
Approval of the plan commission meeting minutes of August 26, 2015 and December 2, 2015: Damian Prince made a motion to approve the August 26, 2015 and December 2, 2015 minutes.  Calvin Swartz seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4-0.
Report on PurFrac special meeting:  Victoria Trinko read the minutes of the meeting.   
Discussion on ordinance Chapter 7 Lot Size:   The chairman, Doug Zwiefelhofer, proposed and presented for discussion a volunteer program in which a lot size of smaller than five acres could be sold as long as the landowner [seller] designated forty acres of his property elsewhere to remain in agricultural use for the life of the program.  The proposal died in discussion due to the lack of a motion.  Because of the changes and resolutions since this ordinance was enacted, we decided to keep the lot size requirement at five acres but take the changes and resolutions into consideration on variances.  We were disappointed in the small citizen turnout. 
Future Agenda Items & Business:  no future items and business at this time.
­­­­­­Adjourn:  Calvin Swartz made a motion to adjourn at 9:12 pm.  Damian Prince seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4-0.
Typed:  March 17, 2016                                                       Respectively Submitted
Approved:  March 6, 2017                                                   Thomas Short-Secretary/plan commission