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23 05 04 Plan Commission Minutes

The May 4, 2023 regular Plan Commission meeting was called to order at 8:10 p.m. at the Town Hall by Chair Fred Strand.


Members present: Margie Lahti, Sandy Rantala, Fred Strand, and Diana Reijo, clerk. Absent: Edward Burhans and Duane Lahti.


Motion by M. Lahti, second by Rantala to approve the agenda as printed and posted. Absent: Burhans, D. Lahti. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.


Motion by Rantala, second by M. Lahti to approve the minutes of the April 3, 2023 regular board meeting and the April 21, 2023 board meeting as presented. Absent: Burhans, D. Lahti. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.


Community Members as Pre-Registered – Oral and/or Written.

*No community members registered at this time.


New Business:

Election of officers:

Chairperson:

Motion by M. Lahti, second by Rantala to nominate Fred Strand as chairperson, close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Fred Strand. Absent: Burhans, D. Lahti. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.


Vice-Chair:

Motion by M. Lahti, second by Strand to nominate Sandy Rantala as Vice-Chair, close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Sandy Rantala. Absent: Burhans, D. Lahti. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.


Conditional Use Permit application:

  • Two parcels totaling 34.28 acres in the E½ NW¼ SW¼ & W½ NW ¼ SW ¼ in S21 T48N R9W; 3145 Strand Road

  • To operate and construct Cement & Concrete Business consisting of a commercial garage (30’ x 40’) with a lean-to (10’ x 40’) on parcels zoned Forestry 1

  • Owners: Abraham Ray

Findings:

  • The parcels total 34.28 acres

  • The parcels are zoned Forestry 1

  • The proposed commercial use is consistent with the Town’s Comprehensive Plan which support home-based businesses.

  • The proposed use is consistent the Forestry 1 zoning district which permits this commercial use with a Conditional Use Permit.

Plan Commission Recommendation:

Approve the Conditional Use Permit application with the following conditions as supported by the Findings.

Conditions:

  • No change to the location of the garage and lean-to is allowed without review by the Town Plan Commission and approval of the Town Board.

  • The Town may periodically review the Special Use Permit to assure compliance with the permit conditions and the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.

Motion by M. Lahti, second by Rantala to approve the conditional use request as supported by the findings and Plan Commission recommendations. Absent: Burhans, D. Lahti. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.


Plans and Needs for Updating the Comprehensive Plan:

Motion by M. Lahti, second by Rantala to recommend approving the Northwest Regional Planning Commission’s contract for $2,490. Absent: Burhans, D. Lahti. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.


Agenda Item / s:

Updating Comprehensive Plan


Next meeting date/s:

Plan Commission regular meeting scheduled for Monday, June 5, 2023, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall.


Adjournment:

Motion by Strand to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,


Diana Reijo, Clerk


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