PLAN COMMISSION MEETING
Town of Cooks Valley
January 8, 2014
The public hearing was held prior to the plan commission meeting.

Chairman Doug Zwiefelhofer called the Plan Commission meeting to order at 8:25 pm on Wednesday January 8, 2014 at the Cooks Valley Town Hall [15784 40th Street].   Plan Commission members in attendance:  Doug Zwiefelhofer, Stanley Sarauer, Calvin Swartz, and Damian Prince.

Public Comment:  There was no public comment.

Approval of the plan commission meeting minutes of November 6, 2013: Stanley Sarauer made a motion to approve the November 6, 2013 minutes.  Damian Prince seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4-0.   

Discussion and possible approval of Matt Rubenzer’s request for a variance of building setback limits:  Matt Rubenzer presented his case for a variance to build an outbuilding 22 feet from property line.  There are blue berry bushes on the hill to the south and the building is a direct straight route into the shed from the current driveway.  The 30 foot setback would require a diversion ditch for water drainage off the hill side.   Stanley Sarauer made a motion to recommend to the Town of Cooks Valley town board to grant a variance to Matt Rubenzer to build an outbuilding 22 feet from the north property owner [Dalyn Zwiefelhofer’s] property line.  Damian Prince seconded the motion.  Chairman Doug Zwiefelhofer, as an adjoining property owner,  recused himself from the vote.  The motion carried 3-0.

Future Agenda Items & Business:  no items were listed.

­­­­­­Adjourn:  Calvin Swartz made a motion to adjourn at 8:45 pm.  Damian Prince seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4-0.
Typed:  January 14, 2014                                                     Respectively Submitted
Approved:                                                                              Thomas Short-Secretary/plan commission