Plan Commission February 25, 2016 Minutes

Town Of Shields

Dodge County, Wisconsin

Planning Commission                                    February 25, 2016

    Minutes

Attendance: Chairperson Frances Milburn, Tony Peirick, Peter McFarland, Shannon O’Gorman, Harold Peckham, Jeanine Mason, Craig Kleinsteiber, Sandee & Josh Macht, Clerk Susan Johnson. Absent: Bob Long.

  1. The February Planning Commission was called to order by Chairperson Frances Milburn at 7:01pm @ the Clerk’s home. Introductions were made. The minutes were read by the clerk. Corrections were made to the minutes and Tony made a motion to accept the minutes, Shannon seconded. Motion Carried.
  1. A review of the 10-year update of the Town of Shields 2030 Comprehensive Plan was explained by Milburn. She then focused on the specific steps taken in the past year: The Commission met numerous times to go over the Plan. After consulting Nate Olson of Dodge County Land Resources & Parks Dept, and the Board’s monetary concern, the Plan Commission decided not to update the first part of the book-Inventory, Trends, Tables and Figures because of the time/pay involved.
  1. Four changes were proposed to the second part of the Shields Comprehension Plan as follows:
  • Section 5-7 Agricultural, natural, and Cultural Resources Policies and Recommendations. Under Policies & Recommendations #6 would read The Town of Shields along with the northwestern part of Town of Emmet pursued and were granted an AEA (Agricultural Enterprise Area) by DATCP in 2012. Residents are encouraged to participate in Farm Preservation through zoning and AEA designation. Shannon made a motion to accept the update and Jeanine seconded. Motion Carried unanimously.
  • The next update is Section 8-4 under Intent and Description would read. “This category represents those areas where agricultural type uses such as dairy and crop farming are the anticipated predominant land use in the area. A limited amount of non-farm, residential development exists and will continue to be allowed. Shields will follow the same density ration for non-farm land uses as Dodge County-1 non-farm acre to 20 remaining farm acres…. “
  • The next proposed change was Under Policies & Recommendations in Section 8-4; and would read The proposed density of non-farm development will be 1 non-farm acre to 20 remaining farm acres. To calculate this ration, the total amount of contiguous land owned (Base Farm Tract) is divided by 21, which results in the amount of available non-farm acreage. The landowner also needs to meet Shields minimum lot size requirement.
  •  The final proposed change was in Section 8-6 Land Use Policies and Recommendations. Under Policies & Recommendations, #13 would read Restrict creation of new non-farm lots, following Dodge County density ration of 1 non-farm acre to 20 remaining farm acres. Harold made a motion to accept all three changes and Shannon seconded. Motion Carried unanimously.

5 a. The next step in the adoption of the changes is Resolution No. 2016-02 “Recommendations of the Town of Shields Planning Committee to adopt the Town of Shields Comprehensive Plan” (see attached). Shannon made a motion to sign and send Resolution No. 2016-02 to the Town Board on March 14, 2016 Board Meeting, Harold seconded. Motion was carried. Voting Aye: 6, Nay: 0. Document was signed by Chairperson Milburn.

The third step in the adoption of the changes is the Public Hearing which will be held on April 26, 2016 the                                                               Emmet Town Hall, W6777 Second Street Road, Watertown, WI, 53098. The last part will be an adoption of an                         Ordinance by the Town Board accepting the changes to the 2030 Comprehensive Plan which will take place                       after the Public Hearing. This will complete the 10-year update.

  1.   The Plan Commission Board started in 2004 with an appointment of seven residents (5 regulars and 2 alternates) for a three year term. The terms have been renewed. Mission Statement is as reads; “This Commission is dedicated to careful consideration of proposals for land division and/or development such as new construction in Shields Township the residents of this township have indicated that maintaining the rural atmosphere and protecting the environment are top priorities. Their vision is the next 20 years is limited growth.”

All of the members have been a part of the board since the beginning. The Town Board has been in discussion about the Plan Commission Board and will be finalized at the April 26, 2016 meeting. Jeanine Mason would also like to add into the History section of the Plan Commission Book the addition of the Town Board Officials from 1911 to current date, along with a Plan Commission Board Section.

The Town of Shields Annual Meeting will be held at the Emmet Town Hall on April 26, 2016 at 7pm and the Public Hearing for the 2030 Comprehensive Plan meeting will follow shortly after.

No Public Comment.

The meeting was called to adjourn at 7:50pm by Harold Peckham and Shannon O’Gorman seconded. Motion Carried. Meeting Adjourned.

All Plan Commission Meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month and are based on as needed by the committee.

Submitted by: Clerk Susan Johnson

Annual Meeting/Notice of Public Hearing Comprehensive Plan

NOTICE OF 2016 ANNUAL MEEETING

TOWN OF SHIELDS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Annual Meeting of the Town of Shields

 will be held at the Emmet Town Hall on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

W6777 Second Street, Watertown, WI.

At 7:00PM,

Susan Johnson-Clerk

Posted March 25, 2016

Notice of Public Hearing

Town of Shields Comprehensive Plan

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the Town of Shields Town Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed Town of Shields Comprehensive Plan.  The public hearing will be held on 26th, day of April, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and/or at the Emmet Town Hall, W6777 Second Street Road, Watertown, WI 53098.

The Town of Shields Comprehensive Plan is a policy document that will be used by the Town Board and Planning Committee as a guide for making decisions regarding land use and development in the community.  The plan contains background information and goals, objectives, policies and recommendations addressing each of the following nine (9) plan elements required by Wisconsin’s Comprehensive Planning legislation:

  1. Issues and Opportunities;
  2. Housing;
  3. Transportation;
  4. Utilities and Community Facilities;
  5. Agricultural, Natural and Cultural Resources;
  6. Economic Development;
  7. Intergovernmental Cooperation;
  8. Land Use; and
  9. Implementation

A “recommended draft” of the Town of Shields Comprehensive Plan is available for review at the Shields Town Hall and Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Department Office.  Residents are encouraged to review the plan and submit oral and/or written comments at the public hearing.

For additional information regarding the proposed Town of Shields Comprehensive Plan or to obtain copies of the Plan, contact Town Clerk Susan Johnson, 920-261-7154 or clerk.townofshields@yahoo.com.

Plan Commission Agenda October 1, 2015

Town Of Shields

Dodge County, Wisconsin

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Planning Commission            Board             October 1, 2015

_____________________Posted: September 24, 2015__________________

 

The Town of Shields and Plan Commission

Will meet on October 1, 2015, 7 pm

At Clerk’s Home N1662 Wood Road

 

  • Agenda
  • Attendance & Minutes
  • Reports
  • Old Business
  • a. ATV/UTV Ordinance
  •  New Business
  • a. Conditional Use Permit Application, Dale Bratz Jr.
  • b. Minor Land Division Letter of Intent Form, Dale Bratz Jr.
  • c. Minor Land Division, Letter of Intent Form, Sandra Sykes.
  • Miscellaneous
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One or more Town of Shields Board members may be present but no action will be taken.

Plan Commission Agenda August 27, 2015

Town Of Shields

Dodge County, Wisconsin

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Planning Commission            Board             August 27, 2015

_____________________Posted: August 19, 2015__________________

 

The Town of Shields and Plan Commission will meet on

August 27, 2015 @ 7 pm

At the Clerk’s Home, N1662 Wood Road

 

Agenda

1.Attendance & Minutes

  1. New Business
    1. DCLR & PD Minor Land Division Letter of Intent Form,  Application from Sandra K. Sykes.

B. DCLR & PD Minor Land Division Letter of Intent Form, Application from Dale                       Bratz Jr.

C.Ordinance 2015-1 All-Terrain Vehicle and Utility Terrain Vehicle Route

3.Miscellaneous

4.Public Comment

5. Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One or more Town of Shields Board members may be present but no action will be taken.