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August 20, 2009 Board of Appeals A To Z Hydraulics Variance Hearing Minutes

Board of Appeals
Variance Hearing
Petitioner: A to Z Hydraulics (Victor & Susan Valentino)
August 20, 2009
6:30 PM
Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room

This variance hearing was requested by A to Z Hydraulics (Victor & Susan Valentino) asking for a variance in the 100-foot setback from the center of the road to 50-feet to allow for a building to be constructed. The property is located at W8250 Lincoln Road, in the Town of Lamartine, Fond du Lac County, more particularly described as:

S34 T15N R16E Plat of Village of 7 Mile creek that PT NW NE LGY SE of Hwy & W of SD Creek Exc Lot 35 & Exc CSM #625-5-45 & Exc V1316-385 & Exc V1438-323 (734369) in the Town of Lamartine, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. The size of the lot is two (2) acres. Parcel #T12-15-16-34-02-002-00.

Present at this hearing were Board of Appeals (BOA) members, Greg Michels, Chairman; Mike Pittler, J. Peter Braun, Bud Guenther, Roger Searl and petitioners Victor and Susan Valentino.

With all notices having been properly posted and published Chairman Michels called the meeting to order. He explained that this meeting would be informal and everyone wishing to speak would be heard.

The letter of intent was read aloud. The letter dated July 1, 2009 requested a variance in the set back from the minimum allowed by the town of 100-feet to the center of the road to 50-feet from the center of the road, to construct a cold storage building. The letter further stated that the back half of the property is wetlands and the property is zoned commercial.

Chairman Michels asked the petitioner if there were any additional comments to add to the letter of intent. There were no additional comments.

Chairman Michels explained the BOA sends a letter to Fond du Lac County Planner, Sam Tobias and the Town Building Permit Issuer, Pete Michels asking for an opinion on the variance request. There were no opinions offered from either.

Victor explained that he wanted to construct a cold storage building to store extra parts, the tractor, etc. Plastic heating pipes would be installed but there would be no heat in the building at this time. The new building would be 60-feet by 70-feet and 16-feet high.

The location of the building on the property was shown on a drawing prepared by the petitioner. The old building will be taken down as soon as the new building is constructed. The average setback in this area of the township is 53-feet from the center of the road. The wetland delineation line behind the current buildings is regulated by the DNR. The building will be constructed of wood with metal outside.

Chairman Michels asked if there was anyone wishing to speak for or against this variance request.

Kenny BirschbachW8086 CTH YStated that he felt there was nothing wrong with granting this variance request.

Frank BartzenW8403 Orchard RoadStated that he felt it would be a good edition to the township.

J. Peter Braun made a motion to approve the setback variance from 100-feet to 50-feet. Roger Searl seconded the motion.

Chairman Michels called for a vote stating that a YES vote would mean the variance should be granted and a NO vote would mean the variance should be denied. Let the record show that five (5) paper ballot votes were cast with the following results.
Greg Michels YES, Roger Searl YES, Mike Pittler YES, Bud Guenther YES and
J. Peter BraunYES. The Board of Appeals voted 5-0 to grant this variance request.

Mike Pittler seconded by Bud Guenther made a motion to destroy the ballots. Motion carried

With no further business to discuss, Bud Guenther made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Roger Searl seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0. The meeting adjourned at 6:50 Pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Town of Lamartine

Jill Randall
Municipal Clerk


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