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Mar 12, 2018



Planning Commission – March 12, 2018

Town of Caledonia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin


Commissioners present: Helen Adams, Bill Fitzpatrick, Ivan Gruetzmacher, Kimberly Miller

Also present: Paula Pagel, Adam Schraeder, Douglas Hildebrandt, Barb Wildhagen, Ryan Brown, Frank Radtke, David Radtke, Craig Locy


Vice-chairman 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 5, 2018 Planning Commission were approved, 4-0.


Dave Radtke Land Division Discussion (Cut-Off Road)

Dave Radtke explained to commissioners that he is dividing a parcel (02-04-22-1) with the intent to sell 13.42 acres to his son Frank and retain the remaining 19.74 acres. Because there are two different zoning designations involved (Frank’s current parcel (02-02-22-2) zoned AWT and Dave’s land zoned PVRF), a boundary change was not possible. Instead, a certified survey map is being preparedshowing the creation of an additional parcel and will be submitted along with a land division application at the April Planning Commission meeting. 


Doug Hildebrandt/Barb Wildhagen Land Division Discussion (E8768 Seefeld Road)

Land owners Doug Hildebrandt and Barb Wildhagen, and their surveyor Adam Schraeder were present. The owners want to divide their 30.14 acre parcel into three lots (11.82, 3.16, and 15.7 acres respectively. They showed commissioners a draft certified survey map (in place of a sketch map) and explained that neighbor Mike Pulaske of Mukwa LLC, wants to purchase lot 3 which is land-locked, having no access to a public road. The Town of Caledonia Land Division Ordinance requires that all parcels, lots, or outlots have frontage on a public road.(Section 10 A.) To make Lot 3 accessible, commissioners suggested creating a 66 foot strip bordering Lot 2 between Seefeld Road and Lot 3. The resulting outlot willbe created with land from Lot 1 and will meet Town public road access requirements for Lot 3. The outlot will have no development rights.


Kimberly Miller moved tentative approval of the Hildebrandt/Wildhagen land division based on the following conditions: 1) revision of the draft certified survey map by creating a 66 foot wide outlot bordering Lot 2 between Seefeld Road and Lot 3, 2) draft CSM changes will be made by Friday, March 16, and 3) there will be three lots all meeting Town minimum acreage requirementsand one non-buildable outlot. Motion seconded by Bill Fitzpatrick. Motion approved 4-0.


Chad Paiser Land Division Discussion (N415 Hwy. 45)

Craig Locy, surveyor, appeared on behalf of his client Chad Paiser, bringing a draft certified survey map showing a portion of a 102.18 acre parcel on Highway 45. Paiser owns Lot 2 and wants to purchase Lot 1 (1.931 acres) with the farm buildings from Calnin & Goss, which is part of their 102.18 acre parcel. Commissioners noted that Lot 1 must be a minimum of 2 acres per Township ordinance. Locy will create a new CSM with lot 1 being 2 acres, complete a land division application, and return to the April 2 Planning Commission meeting.


Woodland Hills Subdivision, Phase II Conditional Use Permit Discussion

Ryan Brown, Waupaca County Director of Planning and Zoning, explained that Waupaca County will be seeking a Conditional Use Permit for the 38.21 acres of land that has been farmed in the Phase II section of the Woodland Hills Subdivision. The farmer who had leased the land for agricultural purposes for years never applied for a CUP, so Waupaca County is now taking that action. Ryan discussed with commissioners conditions that the town may want to add to the CUP including no till, direct seeding, no grazing, no manure spreading, no permanent structures, and no destruction of monuments. Town chairperson Paula Pagel expressed a desire that a developer be found to complete Phase II because it is already platted. Ryan noted that he is working with the Waupaca County Treasurer to market the land. They are looking for someone to build the road and finish selling the lots. Ryan will return in April with an application for a CUP.


Process for Proposed Modification of Town’s Preferred Future Land Use Map

Insufficient time remained to continue reviewing small (under 5 acre) irregularly shaped parcels and determine their accurate designation for the next version of the preferred land use map.


The meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.


Action Items from the March meeting

  • Commissioners will use the Waupaca County Land Records Viewer and a large plat map to determine whether small, irregular (less than 5 acre) parcels should be designated as a residential district or an agricultural district.
  • Commissioners will review parcels in the proposed preferred land use map designated Hamlet (Readfield) to determine areas to be designated residential and commercial.
  • Commissioners should review chapter 4 of the Comprehensive Plan in preparation for discussion during an upcoming meeting.


                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,


Helen R. Adams, Recording Secretary          


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