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Planning Commission Meeting


Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
August 22, 2012
5:30 p.m.


Meeting called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Chairman Simonson.
Moment of silence for Mr. Mazzoni.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll call: Roger Bean-yes, George Vukich-yes, Chairman Simonson-yes, Jim Collis-yes, Jan Brendle-yes, Shannon Voegele-yes. Larry Koopman
Town Engineer is present and Zoning Administrator William Bruce is present. There is a quorum.

Minutes of the July meeting were read. Motion to approve the minutes was made by Mr. Collis. Second by Mrs. Brendle. Motion carried.
No chairman comments at this time except we will ask chairman Rosetta Boyle to replace Rich Mazzoni on the Planning Commission.
Section 4 discussed. Mr. Bruce discussed that this is General and governed by the State. Mr. Bean questioned 4.01 if State changes would be automatic as this is written. Mr. Bruce felt this is a given. Ref: 60.23 rules change with State changes.
Mr. Bean- in general definitions not identified. If statute is adopted in to Ordinance then it is already incorporated.
Mr. Bruce- That is what we have been going under.
Mr. Simonson -will research this for next meeting.
Mr. Koopman- CHANGE 4.0- 2a) “policy plan” to “Comprehensive Plan”.
Mr. Koopman CHANGE- 2b) after “civic” add “and all”.
2c) incorporate in PUD – gives latitude to do if needed.
2e) CHANGE “2e)” to “2d)”
Motion made by Mr. Collis to accept these changes to 2a thru 2e.
Second Mr. Simonson. Motion carried.
Mr. Bruce- discussed reviewing Comprehensive plan every 5 years. Mr. Bean- can do every year to keep it up to date. Planning Commission makes the decision to do sooner.
Mr. Simonson- 5 1a) no change.
1b) no change
1c) no change.1d) discussed meaning of limited. Mr. Koopman gave example of road work, set up area for crushing rock, all is temporary of limited.
3. 3b) CHANGE- Land use Plan Map to Comprehensive Map.
5. b) CHANGE – add Planning Commission after Town Staff.
Mr. Bean discussed that the Plan Commission should be involved.
Mr. Koopman discussed that the Specific Implementation Plan’s (SIP) are Conditional Use and part of the PUD process.
Mr. Bean- They should be in step with each other.
Mr. Koopman discussed it is possible to have a conditional use without a site plan.
Mr. Bean- could put 5 and 6 together.
Mr. Koopman- doesn’t see anything wrong with the way it is.
Mr. Bruce- 5-goes to the Town Staff, 6 Goes to the Planning Commission for action.
Mr. Vukich- discussed why we have the Town Staff and he is comfortable with that.
Mr. Bean- Staff review Committees- is it the same as the Town Staff?
Mr. Bruce- we don’t have Staff Review Committee in place.
Mr. Bean- CHANGE 5.0 (4) GET RID OF Staff Review Committee . Roger will rewrite.
The Zoning Administrator will e-mail all for Staff Meetings.
5.0 (5)(c )CHANGE– cross out Master Plan put in Comprehensive Plan.
5.0 (6) within 45 days stays, begins after # 5 is complete.
(b) is o.k.
7-CHANGE appeals to Town Board, (a) who gives to Town Clerk? Zoning Administrator
7(a) rest is o.k.
8, 9 o.k.
10 talks about start of construction but not completion. When dealing with PUD- now we have some that won’t be worked on until 2014 and 2016 though everything is now approved.
Mr. Koopman-hard to define for a development.
Mr. Bruce- Under PUD have conditions, can stipulate. Now there is 2 years to complete a home between the permit and extensions.
Leave 10 as is., along with 11 thru 16.
Chairman Simonson- that completes the review for tonight.
Motion made to approve changes as discussed throughout this meeting was made by Mr. Vukich. Second Mrs. Brendle. Motion carried.
OLD Business- Mr. Bean- asked Mr. Koopman if there was anything in the previous sections that he would like changed.
Mr. Koopman would like Mr. Bruce to send him copies of changes made and then he will comment.
Chairman Simonson set the date for the next monthly meeting September 12, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.
Any other Commission members comments?
Motion to adjourn was made by Mr. Bean. Second Mr. Collis. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Marion L. Uphoff, Clerk/Treasurer