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Minutes October 10, 2017

WABASHA COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEETING - October 10, 2017


Minutes


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

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

3. Motion by Wallerich/Jacob to approve the minutes of the September 12, 2017 meeting. Motion carried.

4. Motion by Gillespie/Beckman to open the public hearing for the application submitted by Jeff Schockaconger requesting an after-the-fact variance from Chapter 5.06(2) of the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance to allow for a solar array to be located less than 10’ from a property line. The subject property is described as parcel R05.00284.03 located in Section 27, Township 110 North, Range 10 West, Town of Greenfield. Motion carried.

5. Motion by Gillespie/Jacob to close the public hearing. Motion carried.

6. Motion by Jacob/Wallerich to deny the request submitted by Jeff Schockaconger. Motion carried. The reasons stated for the denial area as follows:

• The application did not provide a survey from a licensed surveyor that accurately depicted how far the solar array is located from the property line.

• There was no concrete evidence submitted by any of the adjacent landowners stating that they approved of the solar array being less than 10’ from the property line.

• The landowner and his contractor created the circumstances for the variance.

• The request is not consistent with the intent of the comprehensive plan and the zoning ordinance.

7. Motion by Gillespie/Jacob to open the public hearing for the application submitted by Dale Prestegard requesting a variance from Chapter 7.06(1) of the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance to allow for the placement of two garages less than 30’ from the right-of-way of a township road. The subject property is described as parcel R05.00750.00 and parcel R05.00751.00 located in Section 2, Township 110 North, Range 10 West, Town of Greenfield. Motion carried.

8. Motion by Gillespie/Jacob to close the public hearing. Motion carried.

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

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

• The impervious surfaces for the parcels shall not exceed the 25% allowable limit.

10. Brief discussion about training with John Rice.

Motion by Jacob/Beckman to adjourn at 7:40 p.m. Motion carried.

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