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Approved October 2017 Minutes
Dec 11, 2017

Town of Amherst Plan Commission Minutes – October 5, 2017 approved


Notice:Postings were at 3 sites: Town Hall, International Bank of Amherst and Town website.

Call to Order:At 6:30 p.m.

Roll Call:Kadow, Blenker, Spierings, Nilsen, Netzel and Olson.

Citizen Comments: None

Approval of Monthly Minutes:August minutes were read and M/S Netzel/Nilsen to approve as read. Motion carried. September minutes were read and M/S Spierings/Blenker to approve as read. M/C.

Lake Ebert Ordinance Update: The ordinance has been submitted to the DNR representative, Heather Gottschalk. A map of the lake and condition report was submitted as well. Upon approval by the DNR which has 60 days to respond, a notice and public hearing will be conducted prior to possible Amherst Town Board approval.

Blenker Lot Split Request:Lot splits had been previously approved when the Blenker subdivision was originally created. Kadow contacted Tracy Pelkey from Portage County Planning and Zoning. His response was “The subdivision map was conceptually approved. It appears these two lots meet our requirements of the subdivision ordinance.” M/S Netzel/Olson to recommend approval for the lot split request for Lot 10 on Yellow Brick Road M/C. M/S Netzel/Kadow to recommend approval for the lot split request for Lot 22 on Tin Man Drive. M/C. Blenker abstained on both recommendations.

Drone Privacy:Laws and regulations are in place. Olson will contact Portage County on specifics regarding drone privacy and will report to the Plan Commission at our next meeting.

ATV/UTV Usage on Town Roads:ATVs and UTVs are not allowed on County Roads as researched by Kadow and Spierings. Most town roads  lead to county roads and as such would not allow for usage of said vehicles.

Next Meeting:November 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. if items arise for the agenda.

Adjournment: M/S Olson/Spierings to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 p.m. M/C.

Respectfully submitted by Christine Kadow, Town of Amherst Plan Commission Chair

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