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					                      TOWN OF WEST POINT
                  PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

       Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statues 19.84 the Planning Commission
of the Town of West Point held their semi-monthly meeting on Thursday,
February 2, 2006 at the West Point Town Hall, N2114 Rausch Road, Lodi,
Wisconsin. The meeting was posted in three places as required by law and
posted on the town’s website. Fred Madison called the meeting to order at
7:40 p.m. Members present were: Fred Madison, Kevin Kessler, Sheila
Landsverk, Gordon Carncross, Robert Ham, Ron Schoepp and Nathan
Sawyer. Also present was Edith Eberle-Town Clerk.

       Agenda # 3 – Public Hearing for Rezoning 5 acres of land from
Agricultural to Rural Residential for a 5,000 sq ft storage building/workshop
building for Bonnie & Richard Jones at W12185 Slack Road, Lodi, WI –
Tax Parcel 74 & 74.B – The Town Clerk sent out 22 letters to adjacent
landowners within 1000 feet. Richard Jones explained that he would like to
build a 5,000 sq ft storage building behind his present home which would be
located about 150 ft from present home. Richard and Bonnie Jones have
owned the property for 32+ years. Columbia County Planning and Zoning
would like Richard Jones to rezone approximately 5 acres of agricultural
zoned land to Rural Residential because the property is being used as rural
residential. The Town of West Point has a temporary Land Division and
Subdivision Stay, but under Exceptions – B – Certified survey maps that do
not create additional building sites – which this rezoning for Richard Jones
doesn't create additional building sites.
        Joe Clark a neighbor stated that he and his wife has no objection to
           the building, but he would not want to see any new housing
           developed.
        Dan Benish a neighbor also has no objection as long as there are
           not any new houses – but questioned if the remaining property
           would be deed restricted to accomplish no further development.
Richard Jones stated that he has been advised by his attorney not to deed
restrict the remaining 25 acres, under current zoning the 25 acres would
remain agricultural 1. The restriction for rural residential zoning is between
2 to 5 acres. A CSM will have to be done showing the exact acres that
would be rezoned. Chairman Fred Madison stated he had received a letter
from Wayne Houston at W11989 Hillcrest Drive who did not support the
rezoning. The Public hearing was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.



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       Agenda #4 – Approve Minutes – January 19, 2006 – The minutes
were emailed to all planning commission members prior to the meeting. A
motion was made by Sheila Landsverk to postpone the minutes from January
19 as she had not had time to review them, 2nd by Gordon Carncross –
motion carried.

       Agenda #5 – Correspondence – Chairman Fred Madison stated that he
had received a letter from Wayne Houston no supporting the rezoning for
Richard Jones and also express his displeasure with Longboat Properties
willingness to destroy yet more land on the hill. Wayne Houston feels the
character of the area becomes more of a subdivision and less a rural area.
2nd Supervisor Gordon Carncross stated that he attended the Columbia
County Towns Association meeting on January 23rd at the Leeds Town Hall
– which discussed the Top Ten Zoning Issues for 2006 – Gordon stated he
has sheets that were handed out at the meeting that he will share with the
Plan Commission. Carncross asked if Columbia County Zoning had
received the Town of West Point Top Ten Zoning Issues for 2006 – they
stated yes but they were not priorized - Carncross also asked about Jefferson
County rules on rezoning and an overlay district. Landsverk stated that the
focus groups for Comprehensive Planning on Agricultural, Cultural,
Natural Resources had gone really well with a good cross-section of people
involved. Carncross stated he was proud of the Comprehensive Planning
Committee for getting public input on land use in the town. Chair Fred
Madison seconded Carncross that it was a lot of work and a good job.

       Agenda #6 – Citizens Input - Chairman Dean Schwarz stated that he
had been contacted by US Cellular for possibly having a cell tower placed in
the town. Initially they were interested in Goose Egg Hill. He discussed the
transfer site with them. They are also looking at a site on the othere side of
the river..

      Agenda #7 - Rezoning 5 acres of land from Agricultural to Rural
Residential for a 5,000 sq ft storage building/workshop building for Bonnie
& Richard Jones at W12185 Slack Road, Lodi, WI – Tax Parcel 74 & 74.B –
The Plan Commission members had the following concerns:
       Ron Schoepp stated that he has concerns on the conditions that
         would be on the remaining 25 acres of land, that they be deed
         restricted
       Gordon Carncross asked where we could find in writing these
         building restrictions on Ag 1 land from the county – these

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          restrictions that limited the size and height of new buildings. He
          questioned if they were facts or opinions. He was against the
          building per se, and happy that the Jones's wanted to retire here
        Kevin Kessler stated he had concerns with the message we were
          getting from Columbia County. He expressed concern that
          Columbia County was saying the use of the buildings is a zoning
          issue and carries the day. There are rights in agriculture zoning
          and the county doesn't have authority to go look at the purpose of
          the buildings. He also expressed concern on approving zoning
          requests without a CSM before the Commisson
        Fred Madison said he would call Mike Stapleton at Columbia
          County Planning and Zoning to get in writing the rules for Rural
          Residential and Ag 1.
A motion was made by Sheila Landsverk to postpone the rezoning for 5
acres of land for Bonnie and Richard Jones to receive more information
from Columbia County on the remaining land, 2nd by Nathan Sawyer –
motion carried.

       Agenda #8 Preliminary Plat for Inglewood Prairie Subdivision and
Inglewood Prairie condominium – Tax Parcel #391.1, 390, 386 and 401.1 7
lots off Golf Road for Susan Sykes, 4 lots for Single Family homes and lot 7
is 3.9 acres for three (3) condominiums and extension of time for Town's
review – A motion was made by Robert Ham to recommend to the town
board to extend the time for the Town's Review to April 14th, 2006, 2nd by
Shelia Landsverk – motion carried.

      Agenda #9 2 lot CSM for Longboat Properties LLC (Angela Spahn)
at W12230 Hillcrest Drive – Tax Parcel #864 and extension of time for
Town's review– the Plan Commission has the following concerns:
       Robert Ham has concerns with 2 homes and environment, one
         home is ok
       Gordon Carncross feels their should only one house on the
         property, environmental assessment problems with wildlife and the
         size of trees that would be cut down, and the ravine
Gordon would like all Plan Commission members go look at the property in
question. A motion was made be Kevin Kessler to recommend to the town
board an extension of time for the Town's review until April 30, 2006, 2nd –
none – motion failed. After more consideration by the Plan Commission
members a motion was made by Kevin Kessler to recommend to the town
board an extension of time for the town's review until April 30, 2006, 2nd by

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Ron Schoepp – motion carried.

       Agenda #10 Preliminary Plat for Anchor Ridge Estates – 7 lots off
State Highway 188 for Wayne Sadek and Jeff Zersen – Tax Parcel #25 and
extension of time for Town's Review – Wayne Sadek and Jeff Zersen came
before the Plan Commission to see how the plat was progressing. They are
missing approval from Department of Transportation and there is a question
on Forest management. Jim Burnett, country forester, and Jim Grothman
have been communicating, and we will find out what Jim Burnett thinks of
eligibility for the Mananged Forest Plan. A motion was made by Kevin
Kessler to recommend to the town board an extension of time for the town's
review until April 30, 2006, 2nd by Gordon Carncross – motion carried.

       Agenda #11 4 lot CSM for Savanna Ridge LLC – Gene Harbort –
Rausch Road – Tax parcel #16.B and extension of time for Town's Review –
Mike Zitnick stated that there is a problem with possible increase of water as
it drains on private land. A motion was made by Gordon Carncross to
recommend to the town board an extension of time for the town's review
until April 30, 2006, 2nd by Kevin Kessler – motion carried.

      Agenda #12 Town Board Report – Gordon Carncross– no report as
the town board has not met since the last Plan Commission meeting but
Gordon stated that he had forgotten that 4th Supervisor Scott King had given
a report on equalization at the January town board meeting.

      Agenda #13 Lake Planning Committee Report – Sheila Landsverk –
no report.

        Agenda #14 Next Meeting Agenda – February 16, 2006 - Kathryn
Cartwright (Rural Development Specialist) on Utility District,
Rezoning 5 acres of land from Agricultural to Rural Residential for a 5,000
sq ft storage building/workshop building for Bonnie & Richard Jones at
W12185 Slack Road, Lodi, WI – Tax Parcel 74 & 74.B, Review of Revised
Preliminary Plat for Inglewood Prairie Subdivision and Inglewood Prairie
condominium – Tax Parcel #391.1, 390, 386 and 401.1 7 lots off Golf Road
for Susan Sykes, 4 lots for Single Family homes and lot 7 is 3.9 acres for
three (3) condominiums, Review and possible action on 2 lot CSM for
Longboat Properties LLC (Angela Spahn) at W12230 Hillcrest Drive – Tax
Parcel #864, Review and possible conditional approval of Preliminary Plat
for Anchor Ridge Estates – 7 lots off State Highway 188 for Wayne Sadek

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and Jeff Zersen – Tax Parcel #25, Review of the Land Division-Subdivision
Ordinance, Possible Cell Tower at the Transfer Site and Town Board Report.

       Agenda #15 – Adjourn Meeting – A motion was made by Robert Ham
to adjourn the meeting at 9:25 p.m., 2nd by Nathan Sawyer – motion carried.


                                      Respectfully Submitted

                                      Edith Eberle
                                      Town Clerk




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