Minutes October 4, 2021 Plan Commission Meeting

Town of Oulu

Regular Plan Commission Meeting

Town Hall

October 4, 2021 ~ 6:34 p.m. – 6:49 p.m.

The October 4, 2021 regular Plan Commission meeting was called to order at 6:34 p.m. at the Town Hall by Chair Fred Strand.

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

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

Motion by D. Lahti, second by M. Lahti to approve the minutes of the June 7, 2021 regular board meeting as presented.  Absent:  Burhans and 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 Application:

  • 20-acre parcel in the SE¼ NE¼ Section 36; 70745 Range Line Road
  • Allow short term rental of bunkhouse
  • Tax ID parcel number is 37704
  • Parcel is zoned Agriculture 1
  • Owner: Peter Hexum

Findings:

  • Parcel is located in the NE¼ NE¼ and SE¼ NE¼of section 36
  • Parcel size is 19.725 acres
  • Parcel is zoned Agricultural 1
  • Parcel 37704 was created from former parcels numbered 37156 and 37158
  • The former and current parcels were legally created out of larger parcels after the Town’s Comprehensive plan was adopted.
  • A Special Use Permit was previously issued for a bunkhouse and later a Special Use Permit was issued to change the bunkhouse to a second residence on this parcel.
  • Parcel Future Land Use Class is Agricultural Core which allows the maximum density of 1 building unit complex per 35 acres
  • When the previous special use permit applications were considered, the Plan Commission recommended and the Town Board agreed, that the next time the Comprehensive Plan is revised that the Future Land Use designation for this parcel should be change to Agricultural-Limited Residential which allows for 1 dwelling complex/10 acres (or 2 dwelling complexes for 20 acres).
  • The Town’s Comprehensive Plan does not address short term house rental.
  • The Special Use Permit application to allow short term rental of the second house on this parcel is consistent with the Zoning Classification and does not conflict with the Future Land Use Class for the parcel.
  • The owners will also have to obtain a short term rental permit from the Bayfield County Health Department

Plan Commission Recommendation:

  • Approve the Special Use Permit application with the following conditions as supported by the Findings.
  • Conditions:
    • No change in the permit application proposal is allowed without review by the Town Plan Commission and approval of the Town Board.
    • The owners also have to obtain a short term rental permit from the Bayfield County Health Department and any other required County permits
    • 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 M. Lahti to approve the special use request as supported by the findings. Absent:  Burhans and Koehler.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Special Use Permit application:

  • 5.054-acre parcel in the NW¼ NW¼ Section 25; 71890 Airport Road
  • Residence in a parcel is zoned Agriculture 1
  • Owners: Mark and Jacqueline Karshbaum

Findings:

  • Parcel size is 5.054 acres
  • Parcel is zoned Agricultural 1
  • Parcel Future Land Use Class is Agricultural Core which allows for 1 building complex per 35 acres
  • This parcel was legally created after the Town’s Comprehensive Plan was adopted.
  • The next time the Comprehensive Plan is revised that the Future Land Use designation for this parcel should be change to Rural-Moderate Residential which allows for 1 building complex per 5 acres.
  • The Special Use Permit application for a residence on this parcel is consistent with the zoning district and with a future change of the Land Use Classification Rural-Moderate Residential for this parcel.

Plan Commission Recommendation:

  • Approve the Special Use Permit application with the following conditions as supported by the Findings.
  • Conditions:
    • 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.
    • The next time the Comprehensive Plan is revised the Future Land Use Classification for this parcel should be changed to Rural-Moderate Residential.

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

Next meeting date/s:

Plan Commission regular meeting scheduled for Monday, November 1, 2021, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall.

Adjournment:

Motion by Strand to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 6:49 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Reijo, Clerk