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Minutes of the meeting of the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors

Thursday, December 18, 2003, 8:30 a.m., Hayward Community Veterans Center

 

Chairman Hal Helwig called the December meeting of the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors to order.  Roll call was as follows:

present

district

supervisor - T = Town, V = Village, C = City, W = Ward

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01

Frank Romnes – T of Lenroot W 1 and 2

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02

Arlene Brandt – T of Lenroot W 3, T of Round Lake W 1, T of Spider Lake

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03

Don Trettin – T of Hayward W 3 and 4

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04

John Hirschfeld – T of Hayward W 1 and 2

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05

Thomas Lacapa – T of Hayward W 5 and 6

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06

Nate DeLong – C of Hayward W 1 and 2

 

07

Mark Kelsey – C of Hayward W 3 and 4

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08

Shirley Suhsen – T of Bass Lake W 1 and 2

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09

Bruce Miller – T of Bass Lake W 3 and 4

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10

Hal Helwig – T of Couderay W 2, T of Sand Lake

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11

James Bassett – T of Couderay W 1, T of Edgewater, T of Meteor, V of Couderay

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12

Thomas Pydo – T of Hunter W 2, T of Ojibwa, T of Radisson W 1, V of Radisson

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13

Melvin Olson – T of Draper, T of Hunter W 1, T of Round Lake W 2, T of Winter W 2

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14

Robert Vitcenda – T of Meadowbrook, T of Radisson W 2, T of Weirgor, V of Exeland

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15

William Voight – T of Winter W 1, V of Winter

 

The agenda for the meeting was presented as follows:

At the beginning of the meeting the Board anticipates convening into closed session, pursuant to section 19.85(1)(g), Wisconsin Statutes, for the purpose of discussing the James Hausman v. Sawyer County litigation.   The Board anticipates reconvening into open session at approximately 9:30 a.m. to proceed with the meeting agenda.  The Board may reconvene into closed session during or at the end of the meeting to continue discussion of the Hausman litigation or to discuss negotiations with County employee bargaining units, pursuant to section 19.85(1)(e), Wisconsin Statutes, and may reconvene into open session following the closed session to complete the meeting agenda or to take or announce action on matters discussed in closed session.

01.       Call to order, roll call, Pledge of Allegiance, meeting agenda, and audience recognition

02.       Minutes of the meeting of November 12, 2003

03.       Zoning Committee report, including:

·         parcel zoning amendments and ordinance to amend zone district maps

·         proposed shoreland text amendments to Sawyer County Zoning Ordinance

·         proposed text amendments to Spider Lake Zoning Ordinance

04.       Land and Water Conservation Committee report, including:

·         application for farmland preservation agreement

·         Round Lake water level

05.       Courthouse Committee report, including:

·         CenturyTel proposal for modifications to Courthouse telecommunications system

·         2004 computer consulting agreement with Lewis and Associates

·         agreements for digital parcel mapping projects

·         transfer of $1,900 from contingency fund for purchase of computer for Surveyor’s Office

·         transfer of funds for land records software licenses

06.       Property and Airport Committee report, including Airport improvement project

07.       Public Safety Committee report, including:

·         Purchase of additional ambulance cot with emergency assistance funds

·         Transfer of $84,500 from Department of Justice grant to LCO Police Department

08.       Highway Committee report, including:

·         use of Highway Department trucks and drivers to assist with 2004 Birkebeiner events

·         ordinance establishing a speed zone on County Highway B

09.       Health and Human Services Board report, including agreement to extend 161 agreement with LCO and appointment of health representative to the Health and Human Services Board

10.       Personnel and Administrative Committee report, including employee health insurance for 2004

11.       Jail Modification Committee report, including initial resolution authorizing a referendum on the question of whether to proceed with an addition and modifications to the Sawyer County Law Enforcement Center and for the issuance of debt to provide the funds for the project

12.       Diversification marketing grant – UW-Extension (D. Berard)

13.       Sawyer County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners appointment

14.       ITBEC appointment

15.       Correspondence, reports from conferences and meetings, and other matters for discussion only

 

Motion by Bassett, 2nd by Miller, to convene into closed session, pursuant to section 19.85(1)(g), Wisconsin Statutes, for the purpose of discussing the James Hausman v. Sawyer County litigation.  Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

[Minutes of closed sessions are kept in a confidential file in the County Clerk’s Office.]

Motion by Bassett, 2nd by Hirschfeld, to reconvene into open session.  Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

 

Motion by Hirschfeld, 2nd by Vitcenda, to approve the meeting agenda as presented.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Trettin, 2nd by Romnes, to approve the minutes of the November 12, 2003 meeting.  Motion carried.

 

Zoning Administrator William Christman presented the following report of the Zoning Committee:

 

The Sawyer County Zoning Committee, having held a public hearing on November 20, 2003, pursuant to Section 59.69 (5) (e), Wisconsin Statutes, notice thereof having been given as provided by law and being duly informed of the facts pertinent to the proposed changes, hereby recommends that the petition described as follows be approved:

 

TOWN OF HAYWARD

1) Connie V. Lepley. The north 330' of the NE¼ SE¼, S 17, T 41N, R 8W, Parcel .13.2. Vol 810 Records Page 49. 10 acres total. Change from District Residential/Recreational One to District Agricultural Two. Purpose of request is to keep 3 horses on said property. The Town Board has approved the application. Findings of Fact: It would not be damaging to the rights of others or property values.

 

Motion by Suhsen, 2nd by Vitcenda, to approve the recommendation of the Zoning Committee.  Motion carried.

 

TOWN OF HAYWARD

2) Daniel L. Schrock et ux. Part of the NW¼ SW¼, S 22, T 41N, R 8W, Parcel .10.4. Vol 634 Records Page 4, Vol 635 Records Page 34. 10 acres total. Change from District Agricultural One to District Residential/Recreational One. Purpose of request is for the creation of a residential lot containing less than 5 acres. The Town Board has approved the application. Findings of Fact: It would not be damaging to the rights of others or property values.

 

Motion by Brandt, 2nd by Pydo, to approve the recommendation of the Zoning Committee.  Motion carried.

 

TOWN OF LENROOT

3)  Fred Scheer. The NE¼ NW¼, S 16, T 42N, R 8W, Parcel .5.1. Vol 855 Records Page 936. 40 acres total. Change from District Forestry One to District Residential/Recreational One. Purpose of request is for the creation of 16 lots, each having 2.5 acres (330'x328'). No decision received from Town Board. Findings of Fact: It would not be damaging to the rights of others or property values.

 

Motion by Romnes, 2nd by Vitcenda, to approve the recommendation of the Zoning Committee.  Motion carried.

 

TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE

4) Gendeco LLC; c/o Tom Pelant. Part of the SE¼ SW¼, S 30, T 42N, R 6W, Parcel .12.1. Vol 820 Records Page 789. Approximately 10 acres to be rezoned out of the total 16.8 acres, excepting the wetlands as indicated on the Wetland Inventory Map. Change from District Forestry One to District Residential/Recreational One. Purpose of request is to conform with the zone district in the rest of the parcel and the surrounding area for the creation of residential lots. The Town of Spider Lake has approved the application. Findings of Fact: It would not be damaging to the rights of others or property values.

 

Motion by Brandt, 2nd by Olson, to approve the recommendation of the Zoning Committee.  Motion carried.

 

The Sawyer County Zoning Committee, having held a public hearing on November 20, 2003, pursuant to Section 59.69 (5) (e), Wisconsin Statutes, notice thereof having been given as provided by law and being duly informed of the facts pertinent to the proposed changes, hereby recommends that the petition described as follows be denied.

 

TOWN OF ROUND LAKE

1) Richard D. Barbour, dba Hayward T-1, LLC. Govt Lot 1 & 2, and the SE¼ NW¼, and the N½ of the SW¼, S 31, T 41N, R 7W, Parcels .8.1, .9.1, .10.1, :1.1, :2.1. Image #314266. Approximately 115 acres to be rezoned of the total 200 acres, excepting the wetlands as indicated on the Wetland Inventory Map. Change from District Forestry One to District Residential/Recreational One. Purpose of request is to create residential lots. The Town Board has approved the application. The Zoning Committee tabled the application at the August public hearing to allow the applicant time to gather more information requested by the Zoning Committee. Findings of Fact:  It would be detrimental to ecology, wildlife, wetlands, or shorelands. It would create topographical problems such as run off, drainage, erosion, flooding, or vegetative cover removal.

 

Motion by Hirschfeld, 2nd by Suhsen, to approve the Zoning Committee recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

The Zoning Committee presented the following proposed resolution:

RESOLUTION #40-2003

AMENDING SAWYER COUNTY ZONE DISTRICT MAPS

     WHEREAS, the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors has heretofore been petitioned to amend the Sawyer County Zone District Maps; and

     WHEREAS, the petitions have been referred to the Sawyer County Zoning Committee for public hearings; and

     WHEREAS, the Zoning Committee, on due notice, conducted a public hearing on the proposed amendments and filed their recommendations with the Board; and

     WHEREAS, this Board has the legal authority to amend zone districts pursuant to Section 59.69 (5) (e), Wisconsin Statutes.

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Sawyer County Zone District Maps, adopted March 1, 1971, be and the same are hereby amended as follows:

TOWN OF HAYWARD

1) Connie V. Lepley. The north 330' of the NE¼ SE¼, S 17, T 41N, R 8W, Parcel .13.2. Vol 810 Records Page 49. 10 acres total. Change from District RR-1 to District A-2.

TOWN OF HAYWARD

2) Daniel L. Schrock et ux. Part of the NW¼ SW¼, S 22, T 41N, R 8W, Parcel .10.4. Vol 634 Records Page 4, Vol 635 Records Page 34. 10 acres total. Change from District A-1 to District RR-1.

TOWN OF LENROOT

3) Fred Scheer. The NE¼ NW¼, S 16, T 42N, R 8W, Parcel .5.1. Vol 855 Records Page 936. 40 acres total. Change from District F-1 to District RR-1.

TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE

4)  Gendeco LLC; c/o Tom Pelant. Part of the SE¼ SW¼, S 30, T 42N, R 6W, Parcel .12.1. Vol 820 Records Page 789. Approximately 10 acres to be rezoned out of the total 16.8 acres, excepting the wetlands as indicated on the Wetland Inventory Map. Change from District F-1 to District RR-1.

 

Motion by Miller, 2nd by Pydo, to approve RESOLUTION #40-2003.  Motion carried.

 

 

 

PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENTS TO THE SAWYER COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE

 

The Sawyer County Zoning Committee, having held a public hearing on October 31, 2003, pursuant to Section 59.69 (5) (e), Wisconsin Statutes, notice thereof having been given as provided by law and being duly informed of the facts pertinent to the proposed changes, hereby recommends that the petition described as follows be approved.

 

 

RESOLUTION #42-2003

AMENDATORY ORDINANCE

     WHEREAS, Sawyer County has adopted and is enforcing the Sawyer County Zoning Ordinance, Sawyer County Subdivision Control Ordinance, and the Sawyer County Citation Ordinance;

     WHEREAS, these amendments were drafted to promote and protect the public’s health, safety, and general welfare and to clarify other sections of the ordinance in the best interest of Sawyer County residents; and

     WHEREAS, the Zoning Committee on due notice conducted a public hearing on the proposed text amendments and filed their recommendations with the Board; and

     WHEREAS, this Board has the legal authority to amend Sawyer County ordinances pursuant to Section 59.69 (5) (e), Wisconsin Statutes.

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the following amendments to the Sawyer County Zoning Ordinance are hereby adopted and shall take effect upon its passage by the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors.

Re:  Public Hearing held October 2003

 

PROPOSED SHORELAND ZONING AMENDMENTS TO THE SAWYER COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE

 

Section 2.0 DEFINITIONS

Create new definitions:

BACKLOT:  A lot without water frontage under any form of ownership.

 

CONDOMINIUM:  Individually owned dwelling units that have an undivided interest in common elements, such as associated land, that is subject to a condominium declaration established under Chapter 703 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

 

DWELLING UNIT ENVELOPE: The measurements of the outside of an existing DWELLING UNIT or STRUCTURE measured at the perimeter of the outside walls or support, including the height measurements from the vertical distance in feet to the peak from average grade.  Attached unroofed building elements, such as porches, decks, patios, steps and other similar STRUCTURES are not included in such measurements.

 

FLOWAGE:  An impoundment of a river or stream created by a downstream dam or similar man made flow-restricting structure.

 

FOOTPRINT:  The ground surface area of an existing STRUCTURE or building measured at the perimeter of the outside wall or supports.  Attached unroofed building elements, such as porches, decks, patios, steps and other similar structures are not included in such measurement.

 

“GARD GAZEBO” PERMIT:  A land use permit issued in accordance with s. 59.692(1v), Wis Stats.

 

IMPERVIOUS SURFACE: Surfaces which prevent or impede normal water infiltration and/or cause runoff to other areas.  Includes, but not limited to: (1) all buildings, and structures (area measured at roof gable end and eave lines), (2) stairs, walkways, driveways and parking or other areas, comprised of brick, paver stone, cementitious substances, or any bituminous substance, including asphalt, and (3) any subbase of plastic or any shield which prevents or impedes water penetration.   Decks, stairways and walkways with gaps in their surface structure (e.g., wooden decks with open cracks between the deck boards) allowing water to readily pass through the structure are not considered an impervious surface.  Any portion of a township road traversing a lot will not be included as part of the impervious surface for calculation purposes.

 

INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT: Modifications/alterations within a DWELLING UNIT that do not result in the alteration of the DWELLING UNIT envelope. A land use permit is not required for these activities.

 

LAND DISTURBING ACTIVITIES: Construction, grading, filling, excavating or other activities which result in the temporary or permanent removal of vegetative cover, increased potential for soil erosion, increased stormwater runoff volumes or velocities, or increased total area of impervious surfaces and/or or activities which include but are not limited to construction on steep slopes, development of private boat landings or access roads to the water body, development of paths to the shoreline requiring disturbance of the land to construct, and development of sand beaches not naturally occurring.

 

MITIGATION:  The requirement to restore shoreline buffer functions that have been lost or adversely affected through development.

 

NONCONFORMING STRUCTURE:  A structure whose dimensions, location or other physical characteristics do not conform to the standards of the current zoning ordinance, although the use of the structure conforms to the requirements of the ordinance.

 

ORDINARY MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR: Includes replacement of roofing, siding, windows, doors, painting and other general maintenance activities limited to the existing structural envelope.  A land use permit is not required for these activities.

 

PRINCIPAL USE: The primary use of a property or structure.

 

RESORT:  A resort is a for-profit business holding a Seller’s Permit and licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, which provides rental to the public of DWELLING UNITS contained in one or more permanent buildings used primarily for recreational use.

 

RETAINING WALL: See ‘STRUCTURE’ for definition.

 

RIP-RAP:  Rock or other large aggregate that is placed to protect streambanks, bridge abutments, outflow of drainage structures, or other erodible sites from runoff or wave action.

 

SHORELINE VEGETATION PROTECTION AREA: A strip of land 35 feet wide inland from the ordinary high-water mark of any navigable body of water, including but not limited to: streams, rivers, ponds, flowages and lakes.   Term used synonymously with buffer zone, buffer area and buffer strip.

 

SLOPE:  Degree of deviation of a surface from horizontal, measured as a numerical ratio, as a percent, or in degrees.  Expressed as a ratio, the first number is the horizontal distance (run) and the second number is the vertical distance (rise), as 2:1.  Percent slope is calculated as rise divided by run.  A 2:1 slope is a 50 percent slope.  Expressed in degrees, the slope is the angle from the horizontal plane, with a 90-degree slope being vertical (maximum) and a 45-degree slope being a 1:1 slope.

 

USE CORRIDOR: Altered area within the SHORELINE VEGETATION PROTECTION AREA to permit pedestrian access to a waterbody.   Term used synonymously with view corridor.

 

WETLAND DELINEATION: The process of determining the boundary between non-wetland areas and wetlands.  Sawyer County requires such delineation to be made by a Wisconsin state certified delineator.

 

Section 4.49 SETBACKS FROM NAVIGABLE WATER       

Create a new Section 4.49.

4.49 SETBACKS FROM NAVIGABLE WATER

INTRODUCTION:  WDNR Administrative Rule NR 115 (3) (b).  “Permitted building setbacks shall be established to conform to health, safety and welfare requirements, preserve natural beauty, reduce flood hazards and avoid water pollution.”

1)  For lots that abut on navigable waters, all buildings and structures, new dwellings on vacant lots and replacement dwellings; except piers, boat hoists, and open fences which may require a lesser setback, shall be set back a minimum of 75 feet from the ordinary high-water mark of navigable waters and wetlands adjacent to any navigable water. All setback distances are measured from the overhang or appendage such as a deck, horizontally to the closest point of the ordinary high-water mark. For lots that abut on nonnavigable wetlands, all buildings and structures shall be set back a minimum of 40 feet from the wetland boundary.  Navigable wetlands shall be determined by a representative of the Zoning Department.  Certification of wetland delineation, if required, is the responsibility of the property owner.

2)      Open structures within the shoreland setback area [“GARD GAZEBO” PERMITs].

As required by s.59.692(1v), Wis. Stats., the construction or placement of certain structures within the shoreland setback area shall be permitted if the following conditions are met:

(a)   The structure that is the subject of the request for a “GARD GAZEBO” PERMIT has no sides, or has open or screened sides. Knee walls of 32 inches or less will be considered open construction.

(b)   That part of a structure that is nearest to the water shall be located at least 35 feet landward from the ordinary high-water mark.

(c)   The structure shall not be constructed on slopes in excess of 20%.

(d)   The total combined floor area of all of the structures within the shoreland setback area of the property will not exceed 200 square feet. Walkways, stairways, and boathouses without decks shall be excluded in calculating this square footage. 

(e)   The structure shall be visually inconspicuous (earthtones) and shall blend with native  or restored vegetation at the site during the growing season.

(f)     The eave overhang shall not exceed one foot.

(g)   The side yard setback shall be a minimum of 10 feet.

(h)   The structure height shall not exceed 12 feet above the existing grade within the structure footprint.        

(i)      Decks/flooring areas shall not exceed two (2) feet above existing grade.

(j)      Roofs of existing structures (i.e., boathouses, nonconforming accessory structures) shall not be converted to decks/seating areas.    

(k)    Water, gas and sewer utilities shall not be connected to the structure.

(l)      Standard erosion and stormwater runoff controls must be implemented.  

(m) MITIGATION shall be required and shall meet the requirements of Section 4.419 MITIGATION.  Failure to comply with mitigation provisions may cause the Zoning Office to issue an order for removal or relocation of the structure allowed by the “GARD GAZEBO” PERMIT.

3)      New boathouses shall not be allowed within 75 feet of the ordinary high-water mark

of navigable waters.

4)      Fences within 75 feet of the ordinary high-water mark shall meet the following

criteria:

(a)   Open fences may be allowed no closer than 40 feet to the ordinary high-water mark, shall not exceed 6 feet in height and shall not obstruct the adjoining property owner’s view of the water.

(b)   A permit is not required to construct a fence.

5)      Retaining walls shall not be allowed within 75’ of the ordinary high-water mark of navigable waters, within 75 feet of navigable wetlands or within 40 feet of nonnavigable wetlands.

(a)   A need for retaining walls shall not be created by excavation activities.

(b)   Existing retaining walls, at their point of replacement/major repair, shall be removed or reduced in height.

6)      Public reserve/access strip (Grindstone Lake and Lac Courte Oreilles).  The setback from the lakeside lot line of parcels adjacent to the public reserve/access strip shall be the greater of 75' from the ordinary high-water mark or 10' from the lot line.

 

Section 4.410 REMOVAL OF SHORELINE COVER

Create a new Section 4.410.

4.410 SHORELINE VEGETATION PROTECTION AREA

INTRODUCTION: WDNR Administrative Rule NR 115 (3)(c).  “The cutting of trees and shrubbery shall be regulated to protect natural beauty, control erosion and reduce the flow of effluents, sediments and nutrients from the shoreland area.”

INTENT:

There shall be a shoreline vegetation protection area on each lot extending 35 feet landward from the ordinary high-water mark.  Within this area the removal of trees, shrubs and ground cover, mowing and filling, grading and other land disturbing activities are prohibited with the following exceptions:

1)      Such activities are in conjunction with a project approved by the Sawyer County

Land and Water Conservation Department or as listed in Section 4.420 RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND AGRICULTURAL EXEMPTIONS.

2)      Establishment of use corridor(s) for each lot by mowing, pruning and selective

removal of trees, stumps and shrubbery.  The use corridor(s) shall be more or less perpendicular to the shore, shall not exceed 30 feet in total width in any 100 feet of shoreline and shall be set back at least 10 feet from the side lot line.  For lots having less than 100 feet of water frontage,  the use corridor(s) width shall be reduced proportionally (e.g., a lot with 70 feet of water frontage would be restricted to a 21 feet wide use corridor(s) [70’ x 0.30 = 21’]).  A use corridor(s) shall not be established where the absence of vegetation provides a similar naturally occurring opening.

3)      Use corridors for hotels, motels, resorts and campgrounds.  Use corridors, at the

discretion of the property owner, may be created either as a single corridor or as multiple corridors, but in no instance shall the total width of the corridors exceed 30% of the frontage of the lot.

4)      A pathway, elevated walkway, stairway or powered lift is allowed if:

a)      It is located and constructed so as to avoid erosion;

b)      Pathways, walkways and stairways shall not exceed 4 feet in width;

c)      Powered lifts shall not exceed 6 feet in width;

d)      Landings shall be no larger than 4 feet by 4 feet;

e)      Canopies, roofs or enclosures are prohibited.

5)      Shoreline protection activities authorized by a State permit or by the Sawyer County

Land and Water Conservation Department are allowed.

6)      Removal of dead and diseased trees is allowed.

7)      Removal of noxious vegetation (i.e., poison ivy, poison oak, ragweed) which poses a

threat to health or safety is allowed.

8)      Roadway approaches to State or Federal permitted stream crossings are allowed.

9)      Public and private watercraft launching sites are allowed provided they comply with

the following standards:

(a)   Construction on slopes steeper than 20% over a 50 foot horizontal distance is prohibited;

(b)   An access site on residential property shall not be allowed if an alternative site on the waterway is available to the general public;

(c)   Access sites shall be located within the use corridor; and

(d)   A State Chapter 30 permit shall be obtained for all construction below the ordinary high-water mark

 

Section 4.111 FILLING, GRADING, LAGOONING, DREDGING, DITCHING, EXCAVATING

Create a new Section 4.111

4.111 LAND DISTURBING ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE SHORELANDS AREA.

INTRODUCTION:  Land disturbing activities may require notification, or County, State or Federal permits.  Improper land disturbing activities can result in increased shoreline erosion and waterway sedimentation.

 

FILLING, GRADING, LAGOONING, DREDGING, DITCHING, EXCAVATING

1) General standards. Filling, grading, lagooning, dredging, ditching, or excavating which does not require a permit under Section 4.411(2) may be permitted in the shoreland area provided that:

(a)   It is done in a manner designed to minimize erosion, sedimentation and

      impairment of fish and wildlife habitat.

(b)   Filling, grading, lagooning, dredging, ditching, or excavating in a

      wetland/shoreland district meets the requirements of Section 17.9 and of this

      ordinance.

(c)   All applicable federal, state, and local authority is obtained in addition to a

      permit under this ordinance.

 

(d)   Any fill placed in the shoreland area is protected against erosion by the use of

      rip-rap, vegetative cover, or a bulkhead.

2) Permit required, except as provided in Section 4.411(3). A Land use permit is required:

(a)   For any filling or grading of any area within 300 feet of the ordinary high-

water mark of navigable water that exceeds 10,000 square feet in area.  Filling and grading shall include all exposed soil regardless of its source.  Examples of exposed soil would include, but would not be limited to, soils exposed by any of the following activities: driveways, septic system installation, excavation for building sites and the depositing of spoils, the depositing/hauling in of soils/fill/gravel, placement of topsoil  etc.

(b)   For any construction or dredging commenced on any artificial waterway,

canal, ditch, lagoon, pond, lake, or similar waterway which is within 300 feet landward of the ordinary highwater mark of a navigable body of water or where the purpose is the ultimate connection with a navigable body of water.

3) Soil Conservation Practices. Soil conservation practices such as terraces, runoff diversions and grassed waterways which are used for erosion control shall not require a permit under Section 4.411(2) when designed and constructed to Soil Conservation Service technical standards.

4) Permit Conditions. In granting a land use permit under 4.411(2), the Zoning Administrator shall attach the following conditions, where appropriate, in addition to those provisions specified in Section 8.1 and 8.12.

(a)   The smallest amount of bare ground shall be exposed for as short a time as

      feasible.

(b)   Temporary ground cover, such as mulch or jute netting, shall be used and

      permanent vegetative cover shall be established.

(c)   Diversion berms or bales, silting basins, terraces, filter fabric fencing, and

      other methods shall be used to prevent erosion.

(d) Lagoons shall be constructed to avoid fish trap conditions.

(e) Fill shall be stabilized according to accepted engineering standards.

(f)     Filling shall comply with any local floodplain zoning ordinance and shall not

      restrict a floodway or destroy the flood storage capacity of a floodplain.

(g)   Channels or artificial watercourses shall be constructed with side slopes of two (2) units horizontal distances to one (1) unit vertical or flatter which shall be promptly vegetated, unless bulkheads or rip-rap are provided.

 

Section 4.412 LAKE ACCESS

Create a new Section 4.412 LAKE ACCESS

4.412 LAKE ACCESS

1)      All private lake accesses; lake access easements; or outlots; deeded or contractual

accesses for the purpose of lake access shall meet the following requirements. Lake  access parcels that were in the same ownership as of June 15, 1995 and remain in the same ownership, even though substandard in size, do not have to comply with this section.  Such lake access parcels shall be restricted to lake access for only a single family lot, a single building site, a single family unit, a single family condominium unit or any other single area of a condominium designated as a unit. Campsites/RV sites located on a backlot are prohibited from utilizing said access. Same ownership means that both a lake access parcel and its backlot must have the same owner.  A lake access parcel and its backlot may be transferred to a different owner.  However, should the lake access parcel and its backlot be separated (i.e., different owners) the provisions of this section shall apply.

2)      The access to a navigable waterway for backlot or off shore development shall meet

the minimum lot and parcel size requirements of the Lake Class Development Standards.  The lot width shall be measured at right angles at all points along its side lot lines and the minimum required lot area shall exclude any wetlands.  A cleared strip, ten (10) feet wide to contain the path that allows access to the lake through the lake access corridor (see Lake Class Development Standards), is the only clearing that is allowed.

3)      The number of single family lots, building sites, mobile home park sites, single

family units and single family condominium units or other areas of a condominium designated as units utilizing said access shall be limited to two (2) or three (3).  CAMPGROUND/RV sites located on a backlot are prohibited from utilizing said access. 4) A “Gard Gazebo” shall be the only building (structure) allowed on the lake access

parcel.  An area on the landward side of the SHORELINE VEGETATION PROTECTION AREA, not to exceed 500 square feet, may be cleared for the location of this structure.

5)  No utilities shall be allowed on the lake access parcel (gas, electricity, water or phone).

6) The creation or use of land for a lake access shall be by conditional use only in the

RR-1 and RR-2 zone districts in accordance with Section 8.0.  The Zoning Committee shall consider the size, shape depth, present and potential use of the lake and the effect of the private access on public rights in navigable waters.

7) Once created, a lake access parcel can never be built upon, unless its use as a lake access parcel is removed by a conditional use permit.

10)  MAJOR RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT/VEHICLES (i.e., camping equipment)

shall not be placed on the parcel.

 

Section 4.413 ISLAND DEVELOPMENT

Create a new Section 4.413

4.413 Island Development

Islands and mainland accesses that were in the same ownership as of June 15, 1995, even though substandard in size, and remain in the same ownership after that date, do not have to comply with this section.  Same ownership means that both an island and its mainland access must have the same owner.  An island with its access may be transferred to a different owner.  However, should the island and its access be separated (i.e., different owners) the provisions of this section shall apply.

 

Islands that are subdivided or developed shall meet the following requirements:

1)      The owner or developer of island lots shall provide a private lake access parcel on

 the mainland for ingress and egress to the island and for the storage of vehicles and boat trailers.  The size of the mainland lake access easement or outlot shall meet the minimum lot and parcel size requirements of the Lake Class Development Standards.  The lot width shall be measured at right angles at all points along its side lot lines and the minimum required lot area shall exclude any wetlands.  A contiguous buffer area of 25 feet wide along each side lot line running the full depth of the lot shall remain in its natural state.  The cutting of vegetation or trees or the construction/placement of buildings within the buffer area is prohibited.

2) The number of single family lots, building sites, single family units, or single family condominium units utilizing said access shall be limited to two (2). 

3) The construction or placement of any structures on the mainland access is prohibited.

4)      The creation or use of mainland land for a lake access for island development shall be

by conditional use only in the RR-1 and RR-2 zone districts in accordance with Section 8.0.  The Zoning Committee shall consider the size, shape, depth, present and potential use of and the effect of the mainland lake access on public rights in navigable waters. 

 

Section 4.414 RESORTS AND CONDOMINIUMS

Create a new Section 4.414

4.414 RESORTS and CONDOMINIUMS

1)      New Resorts. The development and construction of new resorts shall comply with all requirements of this ordinance as they pertain to the issue of land use permits for residential dwelling construction.  Each dwelling unit within such new resort must meet the minimum lot size, width and depth requirements of the Lake Development Standards.

2)      Existing Resorts.

Introduction: Recognizing the historical and economic significance of resorts in Sawyer County, certain special consideration is given to help assure their continued survival and viability.  Except for the items contained below, all resorts must meet the criteria specified elsewhere in this ordinance.

(a)   A resort in existence at the time this ordinance is put in effect shall have

its landmass treated in its entirety and be exempt from lot size and frontage requirements of the Lake Class Development Standards.  Calculations of landmass for purposes of this section relating to existing resorts shall not include that portion of a resort that has been converted to a condominium type of ownership in which the dwelling units (resort cabins) are privately owned and such unit owner is entitled to the exclusive ownership and possession of that unit.  Existing resort regulations shall be based on density and landmass as follows:

(1)   The cumulative square footage of all impervious surfaces within 300 feet of the OHWM shall not exceed 15% of the total square footage of the resort land area that is located within 300 feet of the OHWM.

(2)   The cumulative square footage of all impervious surfaces more than 300 feet from the OHWM but within the Shoreland District shall not exceed 30% of the total square footage of the resort land area located more than 300 feet from the OHWM but within the Shoreland District.

(3)   A conditional use permit shall be required to exceed these impervious surface requirements.  An application for a conditional use permit shall be submitted per Section 4.422(2).

(4)   All standards for setbacks from septic systems, wells, roadways, side yards, and wetlands apply.

(b)   Construction of additional principal buildings within an existing resort shall meet the following density/setback criteria:

(1)   All of item 2(a)(1), above.

(2)   Be at least 75 feet from the OHWM.

(3)   Be at least 20 feet from any other building.

(c)   An existing resort dwelling, any part of which is less than 75 feet from the OHWM, may be expanded by up to 50% of its footprint so long as:

(1)   The total footprint, including the existing structure and proposed additions, shall not exceed:

a.      1000 square feet for those structures, any part of which is located less than 40 feet from the ordinary high-water mark, or

b.      1500 square feet for those structures located between 40’ and 75’ from the ordinary high-water mark

(2)   The maximum height  shall not exceed 26 feet from the lowest grade of the existing building.

(3)   It does not cause a violation of item 2(a)(1), above.

(4)   The expansion is landward and does not move the cottage closer to the OHWM.

(5)   No portion of the addition will be less than 20 feet from any other building.

(6)   The resort owner agrees to provide mitigation to the shoreline in an area between the cottage and the shoreline for the width of the cottage (see Section 4.419 MITIGATION). 

(7)   Owners of condominium units shall provide a letter of approval signed by an officer of the condominium association stating:

a.      That the proposed expansion has the approval of the condominium association, and

b.      Who specifically (i.e., either the owner of the condominium unit or the condominium association) shall accept the responsibility for the completion of any required mitigation.

(d)   Any use corridor shall not exceed 30 feet in width and the cumulative width of all use corridors within the resort shall not exceed 30% of the total shoreline frontage.

3)      New Condominiums. All new condominium development of land that is not part of an existing condominium of record shall be in accordance with WiStat.703.27 and shall comply with all requirements of this ordinance as they pertain to the issue of land use permits for residential dwelling construction.

4)      Existing Condominiums. Upon adoption of this amendment, (Insert date) existing

condominiums of record, as indicated by the recording of a condominium plat and

condominium declaration, that do not meet the minimum requirements for residential

development as stated in this ordinance may expand only to the extent of the existing and proposed units as indicated on the recorded plat.   The creation of additional units beyond those indicated on the plat shall be in accordance with 2) above.

 

 

 

 

Section 4.417 LAKE CLASS DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS

Reads:

*Note: Two family dwelling/duplex.

Change to read:

*Note: Two family dwelling/duplex.  One mobile home park site or three (3) CAMPGROUND/RV sites are considered to be the equivalent of a single family DWELLING UNIT.

 

Section 4.418 LIST OF LAKES CLASSIFICATION

Reads:

Lots of record that are grandfathered in, shall meet the minimum requirements of Section 4.416, of the Sawyer County Zoning Ordinance.

Delete this sentence.

 

Create Section 4.419 MITIGATION REQUIREMENTS

INTRODUCTION:  Mitigation is the requirement to restore (or create) shoreline buffer functions on all waterfront properties that do not meet Shoreline Vegetation Protection Area requirements (see Section 4.410 SHORELINE VEGETATION PROTECTION AREA).

1)      Waterfront properties with an existing intact shoreline vegetative protection area.

 The application for a land use permit will require property owner certification on a form provided by the Zoning Department and photographic evidence of an intact shoreline vegetative protection area.

2)      Waterfront properties without an intact shoreline vegetative protection area.  The

application for a land use permit will require a Mitigation Plan and Implementation Schedule to be approved by the Zoning Department prior to the issuance of the land use permit.

 

Create Section 4.420 RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND AGRICULTURAL EXEMPTIONS

The following activities are exempted from the provisions of Section 4.410 SHORELINE VEGETATION PROTECTION AREA and Section 4.411 LAND DISTURBING ACTIVITIES LANDWARD OF THE SHORELINE VEGETATION PROTECTION AREA.

1)      Fish and wildlife habitat management activities if included in a Wisconsin

Department of Natural Resources approved management plan.

2)      Commercial timber harvest and other forestry activities including land disturbing

activities (such as forestry road building) if:

a)      Such lands are located in a Forestry or Agricultural Zone District;

b)      All cutting practices near lakes and navigable streams must be consistent with shoreland zoning requirements, and

c)      Such activity complies with appropriate practices specified in Wisconsin’s Forestry Best Management Practices For Water Quality published by the Department of Natural Resources or a plan approved by the Sawyer County Land and Water Conservation Committee. 

 

3)      Agricultural cultivation if:

(a)   Such lands are located in an Agricultural Zone District and;

(b)   Such activity complies with appropriate practices specified in the

Shoreland Management Practices for Agriculture published by the

Department of Agriculture or a plan approved by the Sawyer County

Land and Water Conservation Committee.

 

Create Section 4.421 STRUCTURES WITH NONCONFORMING SHORELINE SETBACKS

WDNR Administrative Rule NR 115 (3)(e) addresses nonconforming uses.  Alterations or additions are regulated.  A conforming structure shall not be converted to a nonconforming structure by use of this section.  Dwellings constructed based on an average setback from navigable waters are considered to be conforming to that setback.

1)      Nonconforming principal structures (includes all dwellings any portion of

which is less than 75 feet from the ordinary high-water mark OHWM  of navigable waters).

a)      A nonconforming principal structure any portion of which is less

than 40 feet from the ordinary high-water mark is permitted ORDINARY

MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR and INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT. Expansion is not  allowed except by variance.

(1)   New basements, additional stories, lofts, lateral expansion or accessory construction outside of the perimeter of existing enclosed dwelling space

are not allowed except by variance.

(2)   Replacement of foundation or roof support systems is allowed only per 4.421(3) below and shall meet the requirements of Section 4.419 MITIGATION.

b)      A nonconforming principal structure no portion of which is less than

40 feet from the ordinary high-water mark is permitted ORDINARY

MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR and INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT.  Replacement of foundation or roof support systems is allowed only per 4.21(3) below and the issue of a land use permit. Such structures may also be expanded provided a land use permit is obtained and:

(1)   The existing structure includes at least 500 square feet of enclosed, habitable living space.

(2)   Additions are located on the landward side of the structure.

(3)   If an addition extends beyond the 75-foot setback, only that portion which is 75 feet or more from the OHWM may extend toward the side yard.

(4)   The total footprint, including the existing structure and proposed addition, does not exceed 1500 square feet and the habitable living area does not exceed 3000 square feet, nor violate the impervious surface limitations of Section 4.422. IMPERVIOUS SURFACE LIMITATIONS.

(5)   A maximum height of 26 feet from the lowest grade to the highest peak of the building is not exceeded.

(6)   Basements may be converted to walkout basements only on the landward side.

(7)   Standard erosion and storm water runoff control measures must be implemented.

(8)   Mitigation shall meet the requirements of Section 4.419 MITIGATION. details.

2)              Nonconforming accessory structures.  All nonconforming accessory structures are

limited to ORDINARY MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR. Replacement of foundation or roof support systems is allowed only per 4.421(3) below and may require mitigation. See Section 4.419 MITIGATION.

3)      Replacement of Foundations and Roof Support Systems.

a)          A land use permit is required for replacement of all structure

foundations (i.e. basements, crawl spaces, piers, posts,

slabs, etc.) and roof support systems (i.e. rafters, trusses, beams,

purlins, etc.).

b)          Foundation support components may be replaced to existing footprint

dimensions only. Footings may be extended below the generally accepted

frostline of the locality.

c)          Roof pitch may be increased for ventilation, snow-load or aesthetic

purposes but may not create additional habitable area.

d)          Mitigation may be required. See Section 4.419 MITIGATION for details.

e)          Standard erosion and storm water runoff control measures must be

implemented.

4)        Nonconforming structures within the shorelands which are damaged or

destroyed by violent wind, vandalism, fire or flood may be reconstructed

 provided:

a)      Damage which is due to an intentional act of the owner may only be

repaired in conformity with the ordinance.

b)      The owner must establish by competent evidence the specific extent

of damage to a structure and its improvements.

c)      Repair and reconstruction are limited to that part of a structure

and its specific improvements which were actually damaged and similar building materials are employed.

d)      Repair and reconstruction are in compliance with all other provisions of applicable ordinances.

e)      MITIGATION may be required.  See Section 4.419 MITIGATION.

f)        A land use permit is required.

g)      Standard erosion and storm water runoff control measures must be

implemented. 

5)      Existing nonconforming boathouses.  The ORDINARY MAINTENANCE AND

REPAIR of nonconforming boathouses that extend waterward beyond the ordinary high-water mark of any navigable waters shall comply with the requirements of  s.30.121, Wisc Stats (Overwater Boathouses).  

 

Create Section 4.422 IMPERVIOUS SURFACE LIMITATIONS

INTRODUCTION:  Extensive research shows that shoreland development results in increased quantities and velocities of runoff that may overwhelm infiltration capacity and transport sediment, nutrients and other pollutants directly to surface waters if proper management is not employed.

1)      The maximum total area of impervious surfaces shall not exceed fifteen percent

(15%) of a total shoreland lot area within 300’ of the ordinary high-water mark .

2)      The limitation on impervious surfaces may be increased to no more than twenty-five

percent (25%) only with a Conditional Use Permit.  A conditional use application shall include, at a minimum, the following documentation:

(a)   A topographic survey  of sufficient scale (not less than 1” = 20’) showing pre-

construction and pre-excavation conditions including slopes/contours, water bodies, wetlands, vegetative cover, drainageways, roadways, buildings and all other impervious surfaces and any unique physical features of the lot.

            (b) A site plan of similar scale showing the information required in (a) as proposed post-construction conditions, and shall include all erosion/sedimentation control measures, diversion/containment structures and total calculations of lot area and impervious surfaces.

3)      The limitation on impervious surfaces located more than 300 feet from the ordinary

high-water mark may be increased to no more than thirty percent (30%) only with the submission and approval of the Zoning Department of a Rainwater/Snow Run-off Retention Plan containing the same information required in 2(a) and 2(b) for a Conditional Use Permit.

 

PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENTS TO THE SPIDER LAKE LAND USE ORDINANCE

 

The Sawyer County Zoning Committee, having held a public hearing on November 20, 2003, pursuant to Section 59.69 (5) (e), Wisconsin Statutes, notice thereof having been given as provided by law and being duly informed of the facts pertinent to the proposed changes, hereby recommends that the petition described as follows be approved.

 

LAND USE ORDINANCE #17.88

Part 1 Zoning and Planning

Section 4.0 Regulations

4.2 Standard District Regulations (Proposed)

L) A Certified Survey Map is required for all land divisions in all zone districts and approved by the Spider Lake Town Board.

 

Section 6.0 Regulation of Special Uses

6.10 Condominium

I) Refer to Part II Subdivision Control 2.16

 

Part II Subdivision Control

Article One: Preamble

1.5 Definitions (Proposed)

C-1) Condominium: Any property subject to a condominium declaration established under Chapter 703 of the Wisconsin Statutes. For purposes of this ordinance, the requirements that apply to condominiums shall be the same as those which would apply to a physically identical development with an intended identical land use under a different form of ownership.

 

Article Two: General Provisions (Proposed)

2.16 Condominiums

The provisions of this Ordinance shall apply to condominiums created under Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 703, the Condominium Ownership Act, where five or more condominium units are created by the construction of, or anticipated construction of, five or more buildings (as said term is defined in the Town of Spider Lake Land Use Ordinance).

 

Bruce Miller motioned to approve and send to County Board.

James Bassett seconded the motion.

Unanimous vote.

 

 

 

RESOLUTION #-2003

AMENDATORY ORDINANCE

     WHEREAS, Sawyer County has adopted and is enforcing the Spider Lake Land Use Ordinance;

     WHEREAS, this amendment was drafted to promote and protect the public’s health, safety, and general welfare and to clarify other sections of the ordinance in the best interest of Sawyer County residents; and

     WHEREAS, the Zoning Committee on due notice conducted a public hearing on the proposed text amendment and filed their recommendations with the Board; and

     WHEREAS, this Board has the legal authority to amend Sawyer County ordinances pursuant to Section 59.69 (5) (e), Wisconsin Statutes.

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the following amendment to the Spider Lake Land Use Ordinance is hereby adopted and shall take effect upon its passage by the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors.

 

Regarding the public hearing November 20, 2003:

 

LAND USE ORDINANCE #17.88

Part 1 Zoning and Planning

Section 4.0 Regulations

4.2 Standard District Regulations (Proposed)

L) A Certified Survey Map is required for all land divisions in all zone districts and approved by the Spider Lake Town Board.

 

Section 6.0 Regulation of Special Uses

6.10 Condominium

I) Refer to Part II Subdivision Control 2.16

 

 

Part II Subdivision Control

Article One: Preamble

1.5 Definitions (Proposed)

C-1) Condominium: Any property subject to a condominium declaration established under Chapter 703 of the Wisconsin Statutes. For purposes of this ordinance, the requirements that apply to condominiums shall be the same as those which would apply to a physically identical development with an intended identical land use under a different form of ownership.

 

Article Two: General Provisions (Proposed)

2.16 Condominiums

The provisions of this Ordinance shall apply to condominiums created under Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 703, the Condominium Ownership Act, where five or more condominium units are created by the construction of, or anticipated construction of, five or more buildings (as said term is defined in the Town of Spider Lake Land Use Ordinance).

 

 

 

The Board reviewed the recommendation of the Land and Water Conservation Committee to approve the application of Russell and Nancy Sward for a Farmland Preservation Agreement for a total of 360 acres located in the Town of Winter.  Motion by Bassett, 2nd by Pydo, to approve the recommendation.  Motion carried.

 

 

 

Brian Cody presented a request to purchase two cots for a total $14,800.  Brian Cody stated he has $8,000.00 in his budget toward the purchase and the remainder in the emergency assistance fund.  Nate DeLong moved and Frank Romnes seconded to forward to the Finance Committee with a recommendation for approval of the request for purchase of the second cot.  Motion carried.

 

Discussion was held about the LCO Police Department.  Sheriff Meier requested to transfer $84,5000.00 in funds from a Dept. of Justice grant to the LCO Police Department.  Nate DeLong moved and Bill Voight seconded to recommend to the finance committee to transfer the $84,500.00 in grant funds to LCO for the LCO Police Dept.  Motion carried. 

 

 

 

The Highway Committee presented the following proposed ordinance:

ORDINANCE #2-2003

ESTABLISHING A SPEED ZONE ON COUNTY ROAD B

     WHEREAS, The Hayward City Council, The City of Hayward Police Department, The Sawyer County Highway Department, and The Sawyer County Board of Supervisors have determined and established that 35 miles per hour shall be the maximum speed at which vehicles may travel on County Road B, from State Highway 27 to a point 545 feet east of Chippewa Trail (West End), and

     WHEREAS, this 35 mile per hour section totals 1.1 miles in length and this speed has herein been established as the reasonable and safe maximum speed to travel, pursuant to section 349.11 of the Wisconsin Statutes;

     THEREFORE, The Sawyer County Board of Supervisors hereby ordains, with the approval of federal and state agencies, and upon the erection of standard signs giving notice thereof, as follows:

Section 1 – 35 miles per hour shall be the maximum permissible speed for vehicles operated on County Road B in Sawyer County, from State Highway 27 to a point 545 feet east of Chippewa Trail (West End).

Section 2 – Any person violating any provision of this ordinance may suffer forfeiture of no less than $30.00 nor more than $300.00, plus costs, or imprisoned not more than 30 days upon failure to pay such fine or forfeiture and costs.

 

Motion by Vitcenda, 2nd by Olson, to approve ORDINANCE #2-2003.  Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

RESOLUTION #-2003

INITIAL RESOLUTION TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OR PROMISSORY NOTES
FOR AN ADDITION AND MODIFICATIONS TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER

                                           §§67.045, 67.05, and 67.12(12) Wis. Stats.

            WHEREAS, Sawyer County lacks sufficient jail space in which to house prisoners incarcerated by the Circuit Court; and

            WHEREAS, in order to house prisoners that are its responsibility, the County has been forced to contract with other counties at an ever increasing cost to the taxpayers of Sawyer County; and

            WHEREAS, plans have been prepared for the construction of new jail facilities for the County which, if implemented, may eliminate the necessity for transporting and lodging Sawyer County prisoners in the jails of other counties; and

            WHEREAS, in order to build the new jail facilities, it is necessary to obtain monies by the issuance of general obligation bonds or promissory notes; and

            WHEREAS, in accord with §67.045(1), Wis. Stats., it is required that before a County Board of Supervisors issues bonds under §67.05, Wis. Stats., or promissory notes under §67.12(12), Wis. Stats., a referendum must be held, pursuant to which authorization to engage in such borrowing is obtained from the electors; and

            WHEREAS, the purpose of this resolution shall be to seek permission from the electors to authorize the County Board of Supervisors both to borrow toward the cost of jail construction, as well as to exercise its discretion as to which of the two methods, issuing general obligation bonds or promissory notes is most favorable to the taxpayers of the County.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors that under §67.04(1), Wis. Stats., a public purpose, namely the building of a new Sawyer County Jail facility, currently exists, in support of the County borrowing money either by the issuance of general obligation bonds under §67.05, Wis. Stats., or by issuance of promissory notes under §67.12(12), Wis. Stats.;

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the amount of money to be borrowed for this public purpose shall not exceed a maximum of $3,000,000.00;

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution shall be known as an INITIAL RESOLUTION, for purposes of  §67.05(1), Wis. Stats., and §67.12(12)(e) 1., Wis. Stats.; and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the question of whether or not Sawyer County shall borrow money to facilitate construction of a new County jail shall be submitted to the electors of Sawyer County for their approval of the debt issuance.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that, pursuant to §67.05(3), Wis. Stats., the County Clerk shall take all steps required to have the following question placed before the electors on a referendum to be included in the Spring Primary Election, to be held on February 17, 2004.  The question to be submitted to the electors shall read as follows:

 

Are you in favor of authorizing Sawyer County to borrow funds in an amount not to exceed $3,000,000 through the issuance of general obligation bonds or promissory notes to finance an addition and modifications to the Sawyer County Law Enforcement Center to house more prisoners?

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of the above stated referendum question shall be filed with the County Clerk no later than 42 days prior to the date of the proposed referendum election, all in accord with §8.37, Wis. Stats.