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WABASHA COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

JUNE 27, 2016



Minutes

1. Chair Pietig called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. Other members present were Gayle Gillespie, Ken Jacob, John Mortenson, Rich Hall, and John Lubinski.

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

3. Motion by Mortenson/Lubinski to approve the minutes of the May 23, 2016 meeting. Motion carried.

4. Motion by Mortenson/Jacob to open the public hearing for the Conditional Use Permit application submitted by Rick Bremer for a seasonal labor camp on parcel R08.00069.03 located in Sec. 16, T. 111 N., R. 12 W., Town of Lake (29393 714th Street, Lake City, MN). Motion carried.

5. Motion by Mortenson/Lubinski to close the public hearing. Motion carried.

6. Motion by Mortenson/Lubinski to move to the findings. Motion carried.

7. Motion by Gillespie/Jacob to forward the CUP request from Rick Bremer to the County Board for consideration with a recommendation that the request be approved with six conditions. Motion carried. The six conditions are as follows:

• The labor camp shall only be used for the purpose of housing seasonal workers employed for the purpose of picking apples and maintenance of the orchard and shall not be used for any other purpose.

• The labor camp shall adhere to all applicable Minnesota Department of Health rules.

• The water source for the modular unit shall be from a well constructed for potable domestic use and shall not be from a well constructed for irrigation. A water test performed by Wabasha County Public Health will be required showing results free of bacteria and nitrates below 10 mg/L.

• A Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS), meeting all Wabasha County and MPCA State rules shall be approved, constructed and Certificate of Compliance issued before any occupancy of the modular unit.

• Any structure used as part of the seasonal labor camp shall adhere to all applicable Minnesota Building Code provisions.

• The landowner shall abide by all representations and commitments presented in the application or presented to the Planning Commission.

8. Motion by Lubinski/Mortenson to open public hearing for the Conditional Use Permit application submitted by James Bartholome for the expansion of an existing feedlot on parcel R01.00047.00 located in Sec. 5, T. 110 N., R. 14 W., Town of Chester (25432 County 16 Blvd., Goodhue, MN).

9. Motion by Mortenson/Lubinski to close the public hearing. Motion carried.

10. Motion by Mortenson/Jacob to move to the findings. Motion carried.

11. Motion by Mortenson/Jacob to forward the CUP request from James Bartholome to the County Board for consideration with a recommendation that the request be approved with three conditions. Motion carried. The three conditions are as follows:

• The number of animal units on the respective parcel shall be limited to 700.

• The owners shall maintain compliance with the MPCA regulations that pertain to feedlots.

• The construction of any new building or manure storage structure shall adhere to the setback requirements established in the Wabasha County Feedlot Ordinance or the Wabasha County Zoning Ordinance unless a variance is granted for any setback established in either ordinance.

12. Motion by Mortenson/Lubinski to open public hearing for the Conditional Use Permit application submitted by John & Lucille Sell and Progressive Ag Center, LLC for an agronomy center on parcel R02.00208.00 located in Sec. 23, T. 108 N., R. 12 W., Town of Elgin.

13. Motion by Gillespie/Mortenson to close the public hearing. Motion carried.

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

15. Motion by Gillespie/Mortenson to forward the CUP request from John & Lucille Sell and Progressive Ag Center, LLC to the County Board for consideration with a recommendation that the request be denied. Motion carried. The reason for denial is based on the following:

• The conditional use will be injurious to the use or enjoyment of other properties in the immediate vicinity and will substantially diminish or impair property values in the vicinity.

• The conditional use will impede the normal, orderly development or improvement of surrounding vacant property for uses predominant to the area.

• Other factors bearing on pubic health, safety, and welfare that would dictate either approval or granting of the conditional use permit have not been adequately addressed.

16. No additional business discussed.

17. Motion by Jacob/Mortenson to adjourn the meeting at 10:12 p.m.

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