Public Hearing (TOWN ZONING ORDINANCE), Planning Commission Meeting, Town Board Meeting

Town of Black Creek
Planning Commission

Public Hearing Minutes


Monday, June 30, 2014                                     8:00 p.m.                                                 Town Hall

The Public Hearing was called to order at 8:00 p.m. 

The following were present at the meeting:
Planning Commission members:  Michael Garvey, Bill West, Norman Steffens, Lee Lemke, and Dan Knutzen
(Chairman).   Town Board members:  Tom Neubert, and Dan Rettler.  Clerk Karen Herman was present. 
Guests:  Dave Johnson, Assistant Planning Director with Outagamie County and Jeffrey Sanders with Community Planning and Consulting LLC.  Residents:  Rick & Chris Stedl; Larry and Ben Schwister (arrived at 8:20 p.m.).  Everyone signed in.

Jeff Sanders summarized the new zoning ordinance changes:
–Elimination of the 35-acre minimum lot size.
–Provision allowing for the creation of up to four non-farm residences on base farm tracts as long as each non-farm        residence is at least one-acre in size, is contiguous with other existing or proposed non-farm residences, and that a      minimum of 20 acres of agricultural land will be maintained for each one acre of non-farm residential parcels.
–Farmland credits changed to $5, $7.50 or $10 per qualifying acre of farmland.

The determination of qualifications of credit is done by the Outagamie Land Conservation Department.  There is a certification process for all farms in this program.

Discussion took place.

With no more questions.  MOTION:  West/Lemke to close the hearing at 8:26 p.m.  All said aye.  Motion carried.


                                                                                                Karen Herman, Clerk

                                                                                               Town of Black Creek






Planning Commission Meeting

(Immediately Following the Public Hearing)


Monday, June 30, 2014                                     8:27 p.m.                                                 Town Hall

The Planning Commission meeting was opened at 8:26 p.m.

MOTION:  Garvey/West to accept the ordinance as written and recommend to the Town Board to proceed.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

MOTION:  Garvey/West to close the Planning Commission meeting at 8:28 p.m. all said aye.  Motion carried.


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


                      Karen Herman, Clerk

                                                                                                   Town of Black Creek



Town Board Meeting

(Immediately Following the Planning Commission Meeting)


Monday, June 30, 2014                                     8:28 p.m.                                                 Town Hall

The town board meeting was opened at 8:28 p.m.

MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to accept the recommendation from the planning commission and to move to the Outagamie County Zoning Committee for approval.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

MOTION:   Rettler/Neubert to close the town board meeting at 8:29 p.m.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

The next regularly scheduled Town Board meeting will be July 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.


                                                                                                       Karen Herman, Clerk

                                                                                                       Town of Black Creek