Planning Commission Meeting Minutes

Town of Black Creek
Planning Commission Meeting Minutes


Tuesday, August 21, 2012                           7:00 p.m.                                                 Town Hall

The Planning Commission Meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m.
Planning Commission members present:  Merlin Heiden, John Lemke, Norman Steffens, Bill West, and Dan Knutzen (Chairman).  Clerk Karen Herman was also present. 

Guest:  Dave Johnson, Assistant Planning Director with Outagamie County

The agenda was posted according to the open meeting law August 17, 2012 at the 3-posting places.

a.  Getting the Town’s Zoning Map identical to the County Farmland Preservation Map
     for Town Ordinance approval with DATCP–  
      Dave Johnson combined the clerks list of parcels which were identified as rezones at the July 17, 2012
      Planning Commission meeting and combined with his list from the County.  Additional parcels were added
      by the County which needed to be reviewed and discussed.  The clerk presented multiple zoning
      discrepancies to Dave and the Planning Commission in which the zoning for parcels were not accurate. 
      Each parcel which the Clerk questioned was reviewed.  Dave will be updating the complete list of parcels

      affected by the two Town rezone hearings and the County plan amendment.


b.  Public Hearing Process:  Setting the Date/Postings/Publications/Letters

     Town Public Hearing – 9/18/2012—8:00 p.m. (2-week notice)

      The Town of Black Creek is having a public hearing to amend the Town’s Zoning Map.

      The map needs to match the Outagamie County’s Farmland Preservation Plan to move forward with

      the Town’s Working Lands Ordinance.


     Proposed upcoming meeting and hearing dates:

     CountyPublicPlan Amendment – 10/2/2012

      Town Public Hearing – 11/13/2012

      County Board Meeting and Approval – 12/11/2012


      Meeting was adjourned at 8:28 p.m.



                                                                                                Karen Herman, Clerk
                                                                                                Town of Black Creek



                            The next Planning Commission meeting has not been determined at this time.