Minutes May 3, 2021 Plan Commission Meeting

Town of Oulu
Regular Plan Commission Meeting
Town Hall
May 3, 2021 ~ 6:35 p.m. – 7:10 p.m.

 

The May 3, 2021 regular Plan Commission meeting was called to order at 6:35 p.m. at the Town Hall by Chair Fred Strand.

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

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

Motion by M. Lahti, second by D. Lahti to approve the minutes of the March 1, 2021 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:

Rezone Application:

  • Owners: Micah & Tamara Jaesperson
  • 40-acre parcel in the NW¼ SW¼ Section 29; 2165 Rankinson Road
  • Rezone from Forestry 1 to Agriculture 1

Findings:

    • Parcel size is 40 acres
    • Parcel is zoned Forestry 1
    • Parcel Future Land Use Class is Forestry Core
    • The Future Land Use Class was based on the parcel being mostly forested
    • The property has a history of agricultural use
    • There is an old barn on the property
    • The parcel has about 8 acres of open, formerly agriculturally used land
    • Parcels that adjoin the subject parcel on 4 sides are zoned Ag 1
    • A Zoning district change to Ag 1 would not be spot zoning

Plan Commission Recommendation:

    • The Plan Commission and the Town Board should change the Future Land Use Class for this parcel to Agriculture Core the next time the Town’s Comprehensive Plan is amended.
    • Approve the Zoning District change as supported by the Findings.

Motion by M. Lahti, second by D. Lahti to approve the rezoning request as supported by the findings.  Absent:  Koehler.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Agenda item/s for next meeting:

  • Election of officers.

Next meeting date/s: 

  • Plan Commission regular meeting scheduled for Monday, June 7, 2021, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall.

Adjournment:

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Reijo, Clerk