Minutes May 10, 2016



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

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

3. Motion by Wallerich/Beckman to approve the minutes of the April 12, 2016 meeting. Motion carried.

4. Public Hearing:

• Application submitted by Andrew and Debra Schouweiler requesting a variance from Chapter 11.02(1) and Chapter 11.02(7) of the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance to allow for the placement of a new home and driveway in a bluff impact zone. The property on which the request is being made is described as parcel R05.00126.09 located in Section 15, Township 110 North, Range 10 West, Town of Greenfield.

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

6. Motion by Gillespie/Jacob to move to the findings. Motion carried.

7. Motion by Beckman/Jacob to deny the Schouweiler variance request based upon numerous factors as provided. Motion carried. The reasons for denial provided are as follows:

• The property contains other building sites

• The land/soil moves as indicated by the applicant.

• The request is not in harmony with the purpose and intent of the Ordinance or Comprehensive Plan regarding bluff land area.

• The request is not consistent with using the property in a reasonable manner considering the bluff land area.

• The plight of the land owner is created by the land owner and not by the uniqueness of the property. There are alternate buildable sites on this property.

8. Other business. Zoning Administrator Krause indicated that there will be a BOA meeting for June with two variance requests on the agenda.

9. Motion by Gillespie/Jacob to adjourn at 7:33 p.m. Motion carried.

Agenda for this meeting

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