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Plan Commission
Monday, July 9 2007
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Town Hall
Public Hearing

AGENDA

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Plan Commission of the Town of Taycheedah will meet on Monday, July 9th, 2007, at 6:00 p.m., at the Taycheedah Town Hall for the purpose of making a recommendation to the Town Board, at the request of the Town Board, to rezone the following described property from Residential Estate (R-8) to Exclusive Agriculture (A-1):

Parcel 1: Town of Taycheedah, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, Section 1 T15N R18E, a part of the NE ¼ of the SE ¼, excluding Certified Survey Map #4269-24-42, #4644-27-42, #5673-36-61, #5841-38-21, #5842-38-22 #6489-44-85 and #7222 Volume 52 Pages 27, 27 A-B, 9.859 acres, and

Parcel 2: Town of Taycheedah, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, Section 1 T15N R18E, a part of the SE ¼ of the SE ¼, excluding West 375 feet of South 464 feet and excluding Certified Survey Map #4269-24-42, 29.12 acres.

The property is located along Seven Hills Road.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Town Board will meet on Monday, July 9th, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. at the Taycheedah Town Hall for the purpose of considering the recommendation of the Plan Commission and to act on the above petition.

Town Board members may be in attendance at the Plan Commission hearing.

Dated this 27th day of June, 2007.


Brenda A. Schneider, Town Clerk


MINUTES

The Town of Taycheedah Plan Commission conducted a public hearing on Monday, July 9th, 2007, at 6:00 p.m., at the Taycheedah Town Hall, for the purpose of making a recommendation to the Town Board on the rezoning of 29.12 acres along Seven Hills Road. The land is also located south of Blackberry Drive. The proposal is to rezone the land from R-8 (Residential Estate) to Exclusive Agriculture (A-1). Members present were Chairman John Wagner, Joe Thome, Bud Sabel, Mike Wirtz, Joan Simon, Leon Schneider and Secretary Brenda Schneider. Member Bill Spieker was absent.
The Chairman called the public hearing to order.

The Town Board requested the Plan Commission conduct a public hearing on the rezone. In June, the Town Board received a certified survey map that created the high probability that Blackberry Drive would not be extended to the south. After the Town Board approved the CSM, the site plan for the location of a new home was submitted. The site plan indicated the home would be located 26 feet east of the west property line; in what was intended by the previous owner to be the right-of-way for a road extension.

Sam Hendrickson was in attendance at the public hearing. He purchased the land from Ken Sippel. He has viewed Mr. Sippel’s development plan that indicated extending Blackberry Drive south and then east to intersect with Seven Hill’s Road.
Mr. Hendrickson informed the Plan Commission that he intentionally established the right-of-way off of Blackberry Drive as the private drive to his home currently under construction.
Mr. Hendrickson stated that he purchased the land for recreational purposes and does not intend to develop it. All he plans to do to it is to install a culvert off of Seven Hills Road for access to the 29.12 acres. Mr. Hendrickson further stated that he has no objection to the land reverting back to agriculture.

Tim Simon, Town Board Supervisor, was concerned about devaluing the land by rezoning it to agriculture. He spoke to a realtor, who quoted market-value at $6-8,000 for residentially zoned land and $3-4,000 for agriculturally zoned land. Mr. Simon did not share a quote for the market-value of recreational land. Mr. Simon feels rezoning the land would be a taking and that a legal opinion should be obtained. Member Mike Wirtz disagreed based upon the fact that Mr. Hendrickson would not lose all reasonable use of the land. He would be able to use the land for the purpose for which he purchased it. Mr. Hendrickson reiterated his non-objection to the rezoning.

Member Bud Sabel suggested rezoning the property to Conservancy (C-1). The Plan Commission reviewed the purpose of the conservancy district, as well as the permitted and conditional uses in the district. The Conservancy District does not require the owner to open the land to the public and pole sheds would be permitted. It was noted that livestock would be allowed in both the current Residential Estate District (R-8) and the proposed Exclusive Agricultural District (A-1). Mr. Hendrickson believed the Conservancy District was compatible with his plans for the land and stated he did not object.

Leon Schneider motioned to recommend the Town Board amend the proposed zoning change from Exclusive Agriculture (A-1) to Conservancy District (C-1) and to approve the rezone from Residential Estate (R-8) to Conservancy District (C-1), seconded by Bud Sabel. Motion carried (5-1-1 absent). Nay-Joan Simon.

Mike Wirtz motioned to adjourn at 6:28 p.m., seconded by Leon Schneider. Motion carried (6-0-1 absent).


Attest____________________________________
Brenda A. Schneider
Plan Commission Secretary







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