Minutes April 11, 2017

WABASHA COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEETING - APRIL 11, 2017


Minutes


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 Gillespie/Jacobs to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried.

3. Motion by Wallerich/Gillespie to approve the minutes of the March 21, 2016 meeting as amended. Motion carried.

4. Motion by Gillespie/Jacob to open the public hearing for the 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. Motion carried.

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

6. Motion by Jacob/Gillespie to deny the variance request as presented based upon the findings and four additional items. Motion carried. The additional findings area as follows:

• There are other building sites located on the property.

• The request is not in harmony with the Zoning Ordinance or Comprehensive Plan.

• The request, if approved, would alter the essential character of the locality.

• The plight of the landowner is created by the landowner. There are other buildable sites on the property.

7. Public hearing for the application submitted by Steve Jech requesting a variance from Article 13, Section 9, Subd. D of the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance to allow for placement of rock riprap in the shore impact zone that will have a final slope greater than 30% and will be located more than 10’ landward of the ordinary highwater level. A second variance is being requested from Chapter 394.36, Subd. 4 Minn. Stats. to allow for the expansion of a nonconforming dwelling which is located less than 75’ to the ordinary highwater level. The property on which the requests are being made is described as parcel 05.00604.03 located in Section 2, Township 110 North, Range 10 West, Town of Greenfield.

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

9. Motion by Wallerich/Jacob to approve the request to allow for the expansion of the nonconforming dwelling with three conditions (the applicant agreed to withdraw request for the riprap). Motion carried. The three conditions are as follows:

• The existing riprap shall be removed and a shoreland buffer of native vegetation shall be established along the shoreline on the property to an average depth of 37.5’ (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.

• If the deck on the existing dwelling is ever reconstructed, it shall not be expanded to be closer to the water, but may be expanded to the southeast to be located in front of the new addition.

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

10. Motion by Gillespie/Jacob to open the public hearing for the application submitted by Schumacher Farms of Plainview requesting a variance from Chapter 4.06 of the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance to allow for the placement of a dwelling less than 1,000’ to a registered feedlot. The property on which the request is being made is described as parcel 12.00272.00 located in Section 26, Township 109 North, Range 12 West, Town of Oakwood. Motion carried.

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

12. Motion by Jacob/Gillespie to approve the request as presented with one condition. Motion carried. The one condition is as follows:

• Any dwelling placed on parcel 12.00272.00 shall meet all other setback requirements established in the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance.

13. Motion by Jacob/Beckman to adjourn at 8:11 p.m. Motion carried.

Agenda for this meeting

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