Minutes February 3, 2020 Plan Commission

Town of Oulu
Plan Commission Regular Board Meeting
February 3, 2020 ~ 6:30 p.m. – 6:46 p.m.
Town Hall

The February 3, 2020 regular Plan Commission meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall by Vice-Chair Sandra Rantala.

Members present: Duane Lahti, Marjorie Lahti, Sandra Rantala, and Diana Reijo, clerk. Absent and excused: Tonya Koehler and Frederick Strand.

Motion by M. Lahti, second by D. Lahti to approve the agenda as printed and posted. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Motion by D. Lahti, second by M. Lahti to approve the minutes of the September 3, 2019 regular board meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Community Members as Pre-Registered – Oral and/or Written.
*No community members registered at this time.

New Business:
Special Use Application:
Review Special Use Application:
Ethan Rautio’s request to build a residential structure on his property.  Legal description: NE¼ SE¼ S14 T48N R9W; Acreage: 36.46; Tax I.D # 26793

Special Use Permit application:

    • 36.46 acre parcel in the NE¼ SE¼ Section 14; 73465 Kaukamo Rd
    • Construct a new house
    • Parcel is zoned Agriculture 1


    • Parcel size is 36.46 acres
    • Parcel is zoned Agricultural 1
    • Parcel Future Land Use Class is Forestry Core (the majority of the parcel is forested)
    • Forestry Core allows the maximum density of one building complex per 35 acres
    • The Special Use Permit application to build a house on this parcel is consistent with the Zoning Classification and the Future Land Use Class for the parcel.

Motion by D. Lahti, second by M. Lahti to approve the Special Use Permit application with the following conditions as supported by the Findings.


    • No change in the project construction type (new construction, mobile house, manufactured house, recreational vehicle) is allowed without review by the Town Plan Commission and approval of the Town Board.
    • The Town may periodically review the Special Use Permit to assure compliance with the permit conditions and the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.

Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Agenda item/s for next meeting:

Next meeting date/s:
Plan Commission regular meeting scheduled for Monday, March 2, 2020, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall.

Motion by Rantala to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 6:46 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Reijo, Clerk