M I N U T E S
Planning Commission – May 7, 2018
Town of Caledonia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Commissioners present: HelenAdams, Ivan Gruetzmacher, Kimberly Miller
Also present: Paula Pagel (Town Chairperson), Evelonia Jones, Colleen McCoy
Commissioner Kim Miller called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. and noted that the required public notice for the meeting was posted. The agenda was approved 3-0. The minutes of the April 2, 2018 Planning Commission were approved 3-0.
Keith Krenke Land Division Discussion (County Highway W)
Keith Krenke did not appear; therefore, the discussion was postponed.
Public Hearing Administrative Review Fee
Paula Pagel explained that at its April meeting the Town Board approved a “public hearing administrative review” fee of fifty dollars to cover staff time and mailing costs associated with sending letters to neighbors within 300 feet of property for which there are requests for conditional use permits, comprehensive plan amendments, or zoning amendments. There was a brief discussion concerning the type of information included in the letter. It was decided that it should contain sufficient information for the recipient to understand the purpose of the public hearing and action(s) being considered. Paula will recommend that the town clerk also scan the application and posti it online hyperlinked to the meeting agenda. To be placed on the agenda, an applicant must first pay the fifty dollar fee. Payment of the fee will also trigger the creating and sending of the letters to neighbors.
Webb Shaw Memorial Fund Update
Based on information provided by the town clerk, Helen Adams announced that the fund total is $1,700. Donations will continue to be collected until the end of May.
Schedule Date for Google Email & Google Drive Training
Commissioners discussed two options for Google email communication and document storage training: weekday training at the community center or training during the June regular Planning Commission meeting. If all commissioners will be present, it was the consensus of the group to request town clerk Natalie Snyder to attend the June meeting to provide the Google training.
Process for Proposed Modification of Town’s Future Land Use Map
Commissioners continued reviewing under 5 acre outlier parcels currently designated as Rural Residential on the draft Future Land Use Map dated December 15, 2017. On a parcel by parcel basis, commissioners considered whether to retain the Rural Residential district for the mainly isolated parcels surrounded by agricultural land or to change their designation to an Agricultural district. They also discussed the basis on which these decisions should be made.
The meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m.
Action Items from the May meeting
Helen R. Adams, Recording Secretary
Upcoming meetings – 5:30 p.m. at Readfield Elementary School
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