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Minutes May 9, 2017

WABASHA COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEETING - May 9, 2017


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1. Chair Robert Walkes called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Other members present were Gayle Gillespie, Jon Beckman, Mike Wallerich, and Ken Jacob.

2. Motion by Jacob/Gillespie to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried.

3. Motion by Beckman/Wallerich to approve the minutes of the April 11, 2016 meeting as amended. Motion carried.

4. Motion by Gillespie/Jacob to open the public hearing for the application submitted by James and Susan Smith requesting a variance from Chapter 394.36, Subd. 4 Minn. Stats. to allow for the expansion of a nonconforming dwelling. The property on which the request is being made is described as parcel R05.00687.00 located in Section 3, Township 110 North, Range 10 West, Town of Greenfield. Motion carried.

5. Motion by Beckman/Jacob to close the public hearing and to move to the findings. Motion carried.

6. Motion by Wallerich/Jacob to approve the variance request as presented based with two conditions. Motion carried. The two conditions are as follows.

•The shoreland bluff and shoreland impact zone shall consist of native vegetation and any cutting of vegetation shall comply with the shoreland rules found in the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance.

•The landowner shall abide by all representations and commitments presented in the application or presented to the Board of Adjustment.

7. Motion by Gillespie/Jacob to open the public hearing for the application submitted by Kirk Wickersham requesting a variance from Chapter 394.36, Subd. 4 Minn. Stats. and Chapter 13.10(4)(d) of the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance to allow for the expansion of a nonconforming structure which will result in a lot having more than 25% impervious surfaces. The property where the variance is being requested is described as parcel R05.00633.00 located in Sec. 2, T. 110 N., R. 10 W., Town of Greenfield (67820 County Road 76, Wabasha). Motion carried.

8. Motion by Beckman/Gillespie to close the public hearing and to move to the findings. Motion carried.

9. Motion by Jacob/Wallerich to approve the request as presented with four conditions. Motion carried. The four conditions are as follows:

•A shoreland buffer of native vegetation shall be established along the shoreline on the property to an average depth of 30 feet (measured landward and running parallel to the normal pool level) except for an area approximately 10’ wide (measured parallel to the normal pool level) which can serve as an access corridor to the lake. Any retaining wall located in the buffer area shall consist of stacked natural limestone to provide a more natural characteristic to the buffer area. The restoration plan shall be designed by an accredited landscape architect and shall include a timeline for installation prior to any land use permits being issued for the property. A document shall be recorded on the parcel for the buffer to remain as required by this decision.

•The stormwater run-off from any impervious surface that is in excess of the 25% limit shall be directed to a rain garden or subsurface drainage system. The stormwater system shall be designed by a Minnesota licensed engineer and shall accommodate the stormwater for the 24 hour-2 year return cycle storm event.

•The landowner shall abide by all representations and commitments presented in the application or presented to the Board of Adjustment.

•The proposed addition shall not be closer than 30’ to the road right-of-way.

10. No additional business discussed.

Motion by Gillespie/Jacob to adjourn. Motion carried.

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