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Zoning Public Hearing

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MINUTES

 

PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE

SAWYER COUNTY ZONING COMMITTEE

19 DECEMBER 2003

 

Zoning Committee = ZC

JB = James Bassett, Chairman

DT = Don Trettin, Vice-Chairman

FR = Frank Romnes

JH = John Hirschfeld

BM = Bruce Miller

 

Zoning Administration = ZA

WAC = William A. Christman, Zoning Administrator

CY = Cindy Yackley, Deputy Zoning Administrator

 

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

1)      Call to Order and Roll Call.

2)      JB calls the Public Hearing before the Sawyer County Zoning Committee to order in the Circuit Court Room of the Sawyer County Courthouse, 10610 Main St., Hayward, Wisconsin. Roll is called finding members present as follows: JB, FR, JH, BM. DT is absent.

3)      Statement of Board and Hearing Procedures.

JB states those wishing to speak will be afforded the opportunity provided they identify themselves. Gives order of submitting files to ZC, taking testimony, and making a decision. Requests orderly procedure. Gives appeal deadline.

4)      Statement of Hearing Notice.

JB states Public Hearing published as a Class 2 Notice in accordance with Chapter 985 of the Wisconsin Statutes in the Sawyer County Record on November 26 and December 3, 2003.

 

REZONE APPLICATIONS

1)      Town of Hayward– Travis A. Butterfield et ux. Lot 2, being Part of the NE¼ SE¼, S 19, T 41N, R 8W, Parcel .13.3. Vol 806 Records Page 171; CSM Vol 25 Page 31. 1.59 acres. Change from District Commercial One to District Residential/Recreational One. Purpose of request is to bring the existing residence into conformity with the current use, by the purchaser. The Town Board has denied the application.

WAC reads application into the record; presents tax listers map, zone district map, and wetland map. Four (4) opinion letters sent. 2 returned with no objections. Butterfield not present. Jeff Mullock, Apex surveyor, did the survey on the lot. Currently used as residence, formerly a café. WAC reads uses for Commercial property. FR: Within shorelands? JB: No, can't override the Town Board.

BM motions to accept the Town Board decision to deny.

FR seconds motion.

Motion carried.

Findings of Fact: It would be damaging to the rights of others or property values. It would not be in compliance with the Town's plan.

2)      Town of Round Lake – Shu-Ben, LLC. The north 1320' of the NE¼ NE¼, lying east of Hwy. 77, S 1, T 41N, R 8W, Part of Parcel .1.1; and the west 330' of the NW¼, S 6, T 41N, R 7W, Part of Parcels .7.1, and :3.1. Document #313835. Approximately 53.73 acres to be rezoned out of the total 93.64 acres. Change from District Agricultural One to District Residential/Recreational One. Purpose of request is to conform with the surrounding zone district for the creation of 27 residential lots. The Town Board has approved the application.

Summary Agenda

Zoning Committee

PH: 19 December 2003

WAC reads application into the record; presents tax listers map, zone district map, and wetland map. Eleven (11) opinion letters sent. 2 returned with no objection, 2 with objections. Jack Sjostrom present, road will be built to town specs. Part of the property is already zoned RR-1, along the lake. Proposed 2-4 acre lots. Not spot zoning. Neighbor Power Sports has no objection. BM asks about lake access. Sjostrom: Off-lake lots will have no lake access. Jeff Mullock points out division of RR-1 and A-1, Lugner Road – not near and about ¼ mi. away from proposed area. One opinion letter referred to Lugner Road. Sjostrom has applied for NR 216 stormwater permit from DNR, will be getting permit for grading more than 10,000 sq. ft. Opposed: Mark Weilgot: Asks to see map and where road is going in. Shawn Weilgot comments on all the homes in the area that are not sold, sitting empty. Also states she may want to put goats on her property that is adjacent. Sjostrom comments on the demand for housing in the area.

FR motions to approve the application.

JH seconds motion.

Motion carried.

Findings of Fact: It would not be damaging to the rights of others or property values.

 

CONDITIONAL USE APPLICATIONS

1)      Town of Bass Lake – Donald P. Miller et ux. Part of Lot 1, being Part of the SW ¼  NW ¼, S 9, T 40N, R 9W, Parcel .7.3. Vol 539 Records Page 332; CSM Vol 10 Page 151. 6.82 acres. Property is zoned Residential/Recreational One. Permit is desired for the location/operation of a car detailing operation (washing and waxing) and mail ordering and installation of vehicle accessories in existing structures. The Town Board has approved the application.

WAC reads application into the record; presents tax listers map, zone district map, and wetland map. Eight (8) letters sent. 3 were returned with no objection, 2 with objection. Phil Nies, Town of Bass Lake Supervisor, states additional Town Board conditions: Body work only Monday-Saturday; 8AM-5PM; auto detail, washing/waxing and detail accessories sold; 1 person shop; no more than 3 vehicles in yard; would not be visible from road. Representative Mike Kelsey: Miller agreed to all Town Board conditions. Has 30'x40' garage built in 2000 with blacktop drive. Shows photo of property. Not in shoreland protection area, fits in Town Board plan. BM: Wetlands. Nies: Ditch between highway is wetland, not near proposed location.

BM motioned to approve the application with the conditions indicated by the Town Board.

JH seconds motion to approve.

Motion carried.

Findings of Fact of the Zoning Committee: It would not be damaging to the rights of others or property values. It complies with the Town Board Comprehensive Plan.

 

2)      Town of Weirgor – Thomas J. Schweitzer et al. Part of the NE ¼ NW ¼ and Part of the SE ¼ NW ¼, S 27, T 37N, R 7W, Part of Parcels .5.3 and .8.1. Vol 268 Records Page 279; Vol 446 Records Page 427. Approximately 16.74 acres. Property is zoned Agricultural One. Permit is desired for the location/operation of a non-metallic mineral extraction, including a rock crusher. The Town Board has approved.

WAC reads application into the record; presents tax listers map, zone district map, and wetland map. Five (5) opinion letters sent. 2 returned with no objection. Pit opened in August, this is after-the-fact. BM: It appears that there are wetlands within the area. Plan done by Sawyer County Land & Water Conservation Dept. Mike Hopkin, owner's son-in-law, explains location of pit off Hwy. 48

JH motions to approve the application, reclamation plan, and financial assurance amount of $4,195.00, as submitted. Hours 6AM-10PM, April-November.

FR seconds motion.

Motion carried.

 Summary Agenda

Zoning Committee

PH: 19 December 2003

Mike Kelsey approaches and submits Miller's info on cleaning agents, etc. on car detailing business to be made part of the record.

 

VARIANCE APPLICATIONS

1)  Town of HunterPaul Baron et ux. Part of Lot 2, being Part of the NE ¼ NE ¼, S 10, T 40N, R 7W, Parcel .1.9. Vol 483 Records Page 426 and 430; CSM Vol 24 Page 28. .68 acres out of the total 3.16 acres. Property is zoned Residential/Recreational One. Application is for the creation of a lot with five (5) existing dwelling units on it (one cabin and two duplexes). Variance is requested as Section 4.417(1), Sawyer County Zoning Ordinance, would require a 100'x200' parcel for each single family dwelling or 200'x200' for each two family dwelling/duplex. The Town Board has denied the application.

 

WAC reads application into the record; presents tax listers map, zone district map, and wetland map. Ten (10) opinion letters were sent. 6 were received with no objections, 1 with objections. Mrs. Baron: Operated Twin Bay Resort for 26 years. Four 2-bedroom cabins, a set of duplexes and 1 single cabin. Wants to sell off a 100' parcel of the resort, 1 cabin and two duplexes would sit on the parcel. Not ready to leave the resort business. Discussion to try to find a way the property could be divided and sold with stipulation that all structures be removed at the time of sale of the lot. WAC spoke with Corp. Counsel about a deed restriction: Prior to the creation of the lot, the Barons record a deed restriction within 12 months of the sale of property in the Sawyer County Register of Deeds, stating that upon sale of the lot, described legally, sufficient structures will be removed to bring the parcel into compliance with the Zoning Ordinance. Purchaser needs to be aware of deed restriction. A time line needs to be established. Gene Mittlestadt, Town of Hunter Supervisor, doesn't have objections personally. WAC explains the deed restriction and restriction placed on CSM. Verbiage to be placed also on CSM about the deed restriction. Mittlestadt willing to go along with zoning recommendation, the Town Board denied and he has to go along with the Town Board as a Town Supervisor, but he personally doesn't object. JH doesn't feel conditions need to be placed on an approval. WAC: Conditions should be placed, CSM will not be approved without deed restriction. In the meantime the Barons can still run as resort cabins.

BM motions to approve with the condition that the deed restrictions apply.

FR seconds motion

Motion carried.

Findings of Fact: It would not be damaging to the rights of others or property values.

 

NEW BUSINESS

1)        Map upgrade – Line item transfer of $885.02 to come from Repair/Maint Vehicle. Zoning owes Land Records for map upgrade.

2)        Computer purchase – New work station needed, $1,600 to be taken from Zoning Ordinance line item.

BM motions to approve the line item transfers.

FR seconds motion.

Motion carried.

3)        Office closing for staff training – ZC and BOA may wish to attend. 8AM to no later than 11:30AM, advertising and notices, someone to answer phone and take messages.

BM motions to approve.

JH seconds motion.

Motion carried.

4)        LUP 03-569 – Issued in error for a boathouse. Exceeds restriction of 10' in height. WAC to write letter stating 6' has to be removed from roof height.

Summary Agenda

Zoning Committee

PH: 19 December 2003

5)        Change Agenda format – WAC explains that this will be used to notify the public of policy/office issues. Add this item to agenda for January public hearing: Department Guidance and Policy Issues.

BM motions to approve this change.

JB seconds motion.

Motion carried.

6)        Citation ordinance – Reviewed by Corp. Counsel and scheduled for January ZC.

7)    Camping amendment – WAC distributes suggested amendment changes, will be sent to towns before January Town's Association meeting, then come back to ZC to draft amendment.

8)      Monthly vouchers

BM motions to approve.

FR seconds motion.

Motion carried.

 

SPECIAL USE APPLICATIONS

None

 

RECLAMATION PLANS

None

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND MISCELLANEOUS

1)  Next Zoning Committee regular meeting scheduled for January 16, 2004, at 9:00 AM.

 

ADJOURNMENT

BM motions to adjourn.

FR seconds motion.

Motion carried.