Concord Plan Com. Minutes (April 28, 2015)



April 28, 2015

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. with Jim Gilbert, Lloyd Zastrow, Sally Williams, Carole Hoffmeister , and Laura Callison present.

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Sally Williams stated that the meeting had been properly posted.

Carole Hoffmeister made a motion to approve the minutes from the March 24, 2015 meeting seconded by Jim Gibert. Motion passed.

  1. John & Allie Simon, N7018 County Rd. E requested a variance to allow them to live in the existing home on their property while they build a new home on the same property. Jim Gilbert moved to recommend approval of the variance with the stipulation that the existing home be torn down within one year of issue of the occupancy permit for the new home.

  2. The commission discussed the development of an ordinance governing work done in the Town road rights-of-way. The ordinance should address the following:

  • The property on which the Town road rights-of-way lie is owned by the Town

  • A map is available from the Town clerk indicating the extent of the right-of way along each town road

  • Any disturbance, alteration, digging, planting, or landscaping of any kind in the road right-of-ways is to be prohibited unless the property owner adjacent to the right-of-way receives permission for such work from the Town board.

  • If a private property owner is responsible for any alteration of the property within a Town road right-of-way without the permission of the Town board, and the alteration is deemed hazardous by the Town board, the property owner will be given 30 days to remove the hazard or alter it to the town’s specifications. Such work would be at the expense of the property owner. If the hazard is not remedied by the property owner within the specified time period, the Town would rectify the situation at the property owner’s expense.

The secretary will draft a right-of way ordinance to address the above issues for discussion at the next meeting.

Jim Gilbert made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Carole Hoffmeister. Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted, Sally Williams, secretary