Monday, February 12, 2018 County Board Room at 6:30 PM AGENDA I. ROLL CALL AND INTRODUCTIONS II. APPROVAL OF JANUARY 8, 2018 MINUTES III. CONSENT AGENDA (All items listed are considered by the Planning Commission to be routine and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Planning Commission Board member or public member so requests, in which event the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda to be considered separately.)
Watson, Gary Hartmann, Ray Huber, Barbara Johnson and Tom Vonhof. Ed Hrabe was absent. County Staff Present: Planning Manager, Brad Davis; Zoning Administrator, Marty Schmitz; Senior Planner, Greg Wagner; Lisa Schickedanz, Associate Planner; Cindy Geis, Property Tax and Customer Services Manager; Lisa Freese, Transportation Planning Director; Angie Stenson, Transportation Principal Planner; Craig Jenson, Transportation Principal Planner; Deb Brazil, Administration; County Board Commissioner, Tom Wolf; and Deputy Clerk to the Board, Dianna Gerold. II. APPROVAL OF DECEMBER 11, 2017 MINUTES On a motion by Commissioner Watson; second by Commissioner Huber the minutes of December 11, 2017 Planning Advisory meeting were approved as written. The motion carried unanimously. III. CONSENT AGENDA (All items listed are considered by the Planning Commission to be routine and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Planning Commission Board member or public member so requests, in which event the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda to be considered separately.)
7. Consistency with the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board's Policies- the proposal does not require any environmental review and is therefore consistent with the policies of the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board. 8. Consistency with Capital Improvement Plans the proposed plat is not requiring any county funded road improvements; therefore it is consistent with the County s capital improvement plan. 3.2 Harvest Bluffs (PL 2017-112) A. Final plat of Harvest Bluffs consisting of 14 lots and 1 outlot on 78.21 acres Location: Section 264 Township: Spring Lake Current Zoning: RR-2 There was a motion by Commissioner Huber; second by Commissioner Watson to approve the consent agenda for the final plat of Harvest Bluffs consisting of 14 lots and 1 outlot on 78.21 acres, noting Spring Lake Township recommended approval of this application. The motion carried unanimously.
space to other industrial users. Location: Section 26 Township: New Market Current Zoning: I-1 Marty Schmitz presented. The applicant S T Properties is in the process of purchasing the property at 26151 Newton Circle and is requesting a conditional use permit (CUP) to operate a fence contracting business (Stonebrook Fence) including a contractor yard to lease space to other industrial users. The site is located in Section 26 of New Market Township. The site consists of 2.69 acres and is zoned I-1 Rural Industrial.
of the Zoning Ordinance. c. The outdoor storage area is surfaced with crushed rock, crushed concrete, Class V, asphalt, or concrete paving or other similar materials approved by the County Planning Department to control surface dust.
The existing outdoor storage area is outside of the front yard setback. The outdoor storage area will be fenced with an 8 foot chain link fence with screening slats. In addition to the screening slats, to screening the outside storage from the urban expansion and urban business reserve districts to the south and east of the parcel the applicant will be planting black hills spruce trees (or other evergreen trees acceptable to staff) 12 feet apart along the east and south sides of the outdoor storage area. The spruce trees will be 4 feet tall at the time of planting. The use of class V as a surface in the storage area is consistent with other outdoor storage surfaces in the area and is acceptable to staff. All lighting used in the storage area shall comply with the lighting requirements in Chapter 4 of the Zoning Ordinance. The septic site is located on the northeast side of the building and has been reviewed by the Environmental Health Department. This system has been sized for 16 employees and is larger than what the applicant anticipates at the site. Any business leasing space in the building will need to get a Certificate of
The applicant plans on installing two additional garage doors on the east side of the building. The Building Department has reviewed the request and is requiring a permit for the new garage doors and a permit for the change in occupancy (machine shop to fencing contractor) of the structure. All structural repairs to the buildings will require a building permit. All future improvements will be required to be constructed in compliance with all applicable building codes. All uses leasing space in the building will need to meet with the County Building Department and get all necessary permits to insure the building meets all required codes for the intended use. The New Market Town Board made a recommendation at their January monthly meeting. Their only concern was there would be no expansion of the outside storage area until a wetland delineation is completed.
There was a motion by Commissioner Watson; second by Commissioner Hartmann based on the criteria for approval listed in the staff report, I recommend approval of the Conditional Use Permit for S T Enterprise to operate a contractor yard for a fence company and lease space to other industrial users in Section 26, New Market Township, Rural Industrial (I-1), recognizing the addition of the 8 fencing and black hills spruce for screening, and also noting the New Market Township did approve this request. The motion carried unanimously. Criteria for Approval (Chapter 2-6-1): 1. The proposed use will not create an excessive burden on public facilities.
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