Minutes January 12, 2016



1. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Vice-Chair Jon Beckman. Other members present were Ken Jacob, and Mike Wallerich. Robert Walkes arrived at 7:05 p.m.

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

3. Motion by Wallerich/Jacob to approve the minutes of the November 10, 2015 meeting. Motion carried.

4. Public Hearing:

• Application submitted by Derek and Dana Johnson requesting variances from Chapter 7.06 of the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance; Article 13, Section 8, Subd. 4 of the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance; Article 13, Section 9, Subd. 5 of the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance; and Chapter 394.36, Subd. 4 Minn. Stats. The application is asking for variances to allow part of a septic system to be located less than 75' from the ordinary highwater mark of Lake Zumbro, allow for the expansion of a nonconforming dwelling, have an impervious surface of a parcel greater than 25%, and have a dwelling less than 15' to a side property line. The property where the variances are being requested is described as parcel R17.00347.00 located in Sec. 34, T. 109 N., R. 14 W., Town of Zumbro (40674 Ryan's Bay Road, Zumbro Falls).

5. Motion by Jacob/Walkes to close the public hearing on the request and to move to the findings. Motion carried.

6. Motion by Wallerich/Walkes to approve the Johnson variance request as presented with the following conditions. A shoreland buffer of native vegetation that extends landward an average of 25' and runs parallel to the shoreline, except for a 30' wide viewing corridor, shall be established. A restoration plan and schedule for the buffer shall be submitted prior to a building permit being issued and a document shall be recorded on the parcel for the buffer to remain as required by this decision. Also, the stormwater from a 2-year, 24-hour storm event shall be retained on the property through the means of a rain garden or subsurface drainage system for any impervious surface over the 25% threshold. Motion carried.

7. No additional business discussed.

8. Motion by Jacob/Walkes to adjourn at 7:35 p.m. Motion carried.

Agenda for this meeting

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