COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING – December 2, 2019
The meeting was called to order by Chair Rusk at 9:00 a.m. Present were Laura Rusk, Dennis Clagett, Doug Kurtzweil and Cheryl Treland; absent was Nita Kemp.
The MINUTES OF THE JUNE 27, 2019 meeting were approved on a motion from Doug Kurtzweil; 2nd Dennis Clagett; all in favor; motion carried.
A Rezone Application was received from Mark & Nancy Phillips to change 4.64 acres of 29.82 total acres from Forestry One (F-1) to Residential/Recreational Two (RR-2). The purpose of the rezone is for a general mechanical repair shop. Mark and Nancy were present and said the shop is a 20’x24’ building which cannot be seen from the road and they have out buildings to keep everything inside. If any hazardous waste is generated, he will properly dispose of it. This request would be in compliance with our Comprehensive Planning.
MOTION: Moved by Doug Kurtzweil; 2nd Dennis Clagett to recommend the Town of Hunter approve Mark & Nancy Phillips rezone application for 4.64 acres of land from F-1 to RR-2; all in favor; motion carried.
A Conditional Use Application from Big Musky Resort for the relocation of an existing cocktail lounge. Shannon Uttech was on hand representing Big Musky Resort. He stated that the existing building would be torn down and a new one built closer to the lake. Parking would not be visible from the lake and the septic would be tied into the existing system. This request would be in compliance with our Comprehensive Planning. Shannon will provide a better drawing of where the building will be.
MOTION: Moved by Dennis Clagett; 2nd Cheryl Treland to recommend the Town of Hunter Board approve the Conditional Use Application to relocate the existing cocktail lounge; Laura in favor; abstain Doug Kurtzweil; motion carried.
A Rezone Application was presented from Northern States Power and Sharon Koenig to change .17 acres of 34.0 acres of land from Forestry One (F-1) to Residential/Recreational One (RR-1) to create a small parcel to combine with the Koenig property to the West for a building addition. Wayne and Sharon Koenig appeared via telecon. They wanted to add a 20’x24’ screen house to the side of their cabin and discovered they would not meet the 10 foot setback requirement from their property line to the NSP property line. They contacted NSP asking if they would sell a parcel of land in order to meet the setback. The board recommended they make sure they would be within the shoreline set back or any other restrictions that could be imposed on the land before they purchase the property.
MOTION: Doug Kurtzweil moved to recommend the Town of Hunter Board approve the NSP and Koenig’s rezone application for .17 acres of land from F-1 to RR-1; 2nd Dennis Clagett; all in favor; motion carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:50 a.m. on a motion from Dennis Clagett; 2nd Doug Kurtzweil; all in favor; motion carried.
Patricia R. Swaffield, Secretary