Town of Oulu

Regular Plan Commission Meeting

Town Hall

March 1, 2021 ~ 6:40 p.m. – 7:10 p.m.

The March 1, 2021 regular Plan Commission meeting was called to order at 6:40 p.m. at the Town Hall by Chair Fred Strand.

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

Motion by Rantala, second by M. Lahti to approve the agenda as printed and posted.  Absent:  Koehler.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Motion by D. Lahti, second by M. Lahti to approve the minutes of the May 4, 2020 regular board meeting as presented.  Absent:  Koehler.  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 Permit application:

  • 40-acre parcel in the SE¼ NW¼ Section 14; 73500 Wataaja Road
  • Construct a new residence/yurt
  • Parcel is zoned Agriculture 1
  • Owners: Isaac & Jennifer Dull

Findings:

  • Parcel size is 40 acres
  • Parcel is zoned Agricultural 1
  • Parcel Future Land Use Class is Forestry Core
  • Both Agricultural Core and Forestry Core allows the maximum density of 1 building unit complex per 35 acres
  • The Special Use Permit application to build a residential structure on this parcel is consistent with the Zoning Classification and the Future Land Use Class for the parcel.

Plan Commission Recommendation:

  • Approve the Special Use Permit application with the following conditions as supported by the Findings.
  • Conditions:
    • All structures and land grading must comply with County setback requirements from streams and wetlands.
    • 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 by D. Lahti, second by S. Rantala to approve the Special Use Permit application with the following conditions as supported by the Findings.

  • Conditions:
    • All structures and land grading must comply with County setback requirements from streams and wetlands.
    • 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.

Absent:  Koehler.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Agenda item/s for next meeting:

  • None.

Next meeting date/s:

Plan Commission regular meeting scheduled for Monday, April 5, 2021, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall.

Motion by Rantala, second by D. Lahti to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Reijo, Clerk