Chairman David Garner called the meeting to order. Others present included Supervisor Robert Benson, Clerk Colleen Thompson, and Treasurer Kenneth Ebert. Also in attendance were Planning Commission members Paul Schluter, Joe Vandenheuvel, Joyce Moorhouse and John Miller
Planner, Dean Johnson, Resource Strategies presented the Stanton Township 2006 Comprehensive Plan Working Draft for review.
It was determined that based on State estimates of 188 new homes in the next 30 years, we do not presently have areas available for the estimated pace of growth and can not meet the forecast without changes in future land use designations to allow additional residential growth.
Mr. Johnson stated the Board could talk with the County
about potential changes in zoning and land use for areas for growth within the
Mr. Johnson stated the majority of the Township and
Mr. Johnson reviewed agricultural land use classifications
in the draft plan stating they are different than what we now have. He stated
In addressing rural residential land use, Mr. Johnson stated
the County has this use classified as R-1 Suburban Residence District and
allows single family homes on 20,000 square feet lot sizes.
quarter section and would require a minimum lot size of one acre and would require the County have the same land use and zoning designation. He suggested the Town Board could work with the County by setting up meetings with the County asking them to consider allowing cluster development or other clustering and additional Rural Residential land use designations in the Township.
Dave asked Mr. Johnson if he had looked at our clustering proposal.
Mr. Johnson stated that
It was stated that outside the metro area, the
Mr. Vince Cockriel asked how the Township could up-date an Ordinance without a moratorium in place. He also wanted a copy of our Comprehensive Plan Draft.
Mr. Johnson stated that some towns do initiate a moratorium but it is not necessary or mandatory to do so.
Dave explained the document the Board just reviewed is a working draft and it probably would not be made ready for review until just before the next public hearing.
Dave made a motion, seconded by Bob to adjourn. Carried