Minutes November 15, 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 Jacob/Gillespie to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried.

3. Motion by Wallerich/Beckman to approve the minutes of the September 13, 2016 meeting. Motion carried.

4. Public Hearing:

• Application submitted by Judd Lindeen requesting variances from Chapter 7.06 of the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance; Chapter 11.02(1) and 11.02(2) of the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance; Article 13, Section 8, Subd. 4 of the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance; and Article 13, Section 9, Subd. 5 of the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance to allow for the construction of a new dwelling. The property where the variance is being requested is described as parcel R17.00299.06 located in Sec. 34, T. 109 N., R. 14 W., Town of Zumbro (40280 Ryan’s Bay Road, Zumbro Falls).

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

6. Motion by Beckman/Wallerich to move to the findings. Motion carried.

7. Motion by Beckman/Wallerich to approve the Lindeen variance request as presented with four conditions. Motion carried. The conditions of approval area s follows:

1. A shoreland buffer of native vegetation shall be established along the shoreline on the property to an average depth of twenty-five feet (measured landward and running parallel to the normal pool level) except for an area approximately 15’ 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.

2. 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.

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

4. Granting of the variance does not guarantee that the applicant will be issued a permit for any land use activity on lands owned by others.

8. The next meeting is scheduled for December 13th at 7:00 p.m.

9. Motion by Beckman/Wallerich to adjourn at 7:50 p.m. Motion carried.

Agenda for this meeting


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