M I N U T E S
Planning Commission – March 6, 2017
Town of Caledonia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Commissioners present: Helen Adams, Bill Fitzpatrick, Ivan Gruetzmacher, Kim Miller
Also present: Paula Pagel,Town Chairperson, Jerold Danke, Maggie Verkuilen, Steve Verkuilen
Vice Chairperson Ivan Gruetzmacher 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 4-0. The minutes of the February 6, 2017 Planning Commission were approved, 4-0.
Welcome to the New Commissioner
Commissioners welcomed Bill Fitzpatrick as a new member of the Planning Commission. He was appointed by Town chairperson, Paula Pagel, to complete the unexpired term of former commissioner Webb Shaw.
Danke Land Rezoning
Jerold Danke described his desire to rezone two lots (4.43 acres and 4.45 acres) from Rural Residential to a zoning designation to allow the sale of the property for construction of storage buildings. After some discussion, it was noted that the Town’s preferred land use map shows the lots as being designated as Rural Crossroads Mixed Use. Jerold was advised to talk to staff in the Waupaca County Planning and Zoning office to determine which zoning designation fits most closely with the Town’s preferred use. It appears that under certain county zoning regulations, storage units are not permitted by right but only under a conditional use permit.
Verkuilen Land Division
Maggie and Steve Verkuilen attended the meeting to consult with commissioners on their land division options. They described their desire to divide their property into two parcels with ten acres and a home and a seventeen acres plot. The land is currently zoned Private Recreation and Forestry (PVRF). Under PVRF, two development rights are available.
Horses and Conditional Use Permit
Kaitlyn Keehn did not attend the meeting.
Review Comprehensive Plan Survey Questions
Commissioners continued to review and revise questions to create a survey to gather residents’ input to inform revision of the Town of Caledonia Comprehensive Plan. The survey question work will continue in April.
Comprehensive Plan Review of Chapter 2
Time did not permit the review of Chapter 2 tables or discussion of revision of text. The work was postponed until the April meeting.
Change of Meeting Date
The May meeting date has been changed to the second Monday, May 8.
The meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.
Action Items for the April meeting
Helen R. Adams, Recording Secretary
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