Land Conservation & Zoning

April 11, 2005

CALL TO ORDER

Acting Chairman Paul Brunnquell called the meeting to order at 8:38 a.m. Present were Supervisors Don Dohrwardt, Cindy Bock, Tom Richart, and FSA Representative Roger Noll. Planning, Resources and Land Management Department staff present – Andy Holschbach. Rose Hass Leider arrived at 9:40 a.m.

Absent: Katie Smith Others Present: Nancy Anderson-SEWRPC.

Assurance that the Meeting has been Properly Noticed

Andy Holschbach stated the meeting had been properly noticed.

Adoption of Agenda

Motion by Cindy Bock to adopt the agenda as presented and seconded by Tom Richart. Motion carried unanimously.

Approval of Minutes

Motion by Cindy Bock to approve the March 15, 2005 minutes as presented. Second by Don Dohrwardt. Motion carried unanimously.

PROPOSED REVISIONS TO COUNTY SHORELAND AND FLOODPLAIN ZONING ORDINANCE

motion by Cindy Bock seconded by Tom Richart to accept shoreland zoning map format and move forward with printing. Motion carried. Don Dohrwardt abstained.

Review of Zoning Ordinance with proposed revisions was completed. Changes to the ordinance will be submitted by Nancy Anderson, in lieu of entering them into the minutes. The revised ordinance will be forwarded to DNR for comment.

Conference/meeting attendance report

Approved and submitted

correspondence

Rose provided an update on WLWCA. Also reported 2005 year of Land and Water Conservation. It was agreed the department should move forward with developing buttons to handout at the County Fair.

County Board Report

Review of Ordinance completed, forwarded to DNR for comment.

TOPICS FOR NEXT MEETING

Next meeting date is scheduled for May 17, 2005 at 9:00 a.m.

Other Business

Adjournment: Motion to adjourn at 11:50 a.m. by Roger Noll. Second by Cindy Bock. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully Submitted,

Cynthia M. De Groot

Office Assistant IV, PRLM Dept.

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March 15, 2005

CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Rose Hass Leider called the meeting to order at 8:34 a.m. Present were Supervisors Don Dohrwardt, Cindy Bock, Tom Richart, Paul Brunnquell and FSA Representative Roger Noll. Planning, Resources and Land Management Department staff present – Andy Holschbach, Jeff Bell, Ed Pfister, Cindy De Groot and Dan Lynch of NRCS.

Absent: Supervisor Katie Smith.

Others Present: Nancy Anderson-SEWRPC, Tom Meaux-Administrative Coordinator, Damon Anderson, Land Information Services and Ron Voigt, Register of Deeds.

Assurance that the Meeting has been Properly Noticed

Andy Holschbach stated the meeting had been properly noticed.

Adoption of Agenda

Motion by Cindy Bock to adopt the agenda as presented and seconded by Don Dohrwardt. Motion carried unanimously.

Approval of Minutes

Motion by Don Dohrwardt to approve the February 15, 2005 minutes as presented. Second by Cindy Bock. Motion carried unanimously.

public comments: None

TRANSFER OF FUNDS/AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Damon Anderson of Land Information Office and Ron Voigt, Register of Deeds were present to discuss this issue. Damon explained that centerline mapping aerial photos are scheduled to be completed but funds are not yet available. This project is mainly to provide much needed information for the Sheriff’s 911 program. The department may be reimbursed in the future for the requested funds which will come out of the retained fees fund balance.

Motion by Don Dohrwardt to authorize fund transfer for aerial photography project and recommend same to County Board for approval. Seconded by Paul Brunnquell. Motion carried unanimously.

PLAT BOOKS

Chairman Leider requested Plat Books from the LIS Department for LCZ Committee members. After discussion it was directed by committee members to have Damon Anderson and Ron Voigt to put a policy together to determine who within the County will be provided plat books at no cost.

COST SHARE AGREEMENTS & PAYMENTS

Jeff Bell presented four requests for approval of cost share grants:

Joe Mueller - $20,000.00 for Manure Storage/Barnyard Runoff

Keith Schueller - $15,000.00 for Milkhouse/Parlor Waste

Lee Schlenvogt - $15,000.00 for Sand Separator/two stage Pit

Wisconsin DNR Mole Creek Stream Restoration Project - $2,000.00.

Motion by Chairman Leider to approve the cost share agreements for Joe Mueller, Keith Schueller and Lee Schlenvogt, in the amount of $50,000.00. Seconded by Don Dohrwardt. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Chairman Leider to approve the cost share agreement for the WI DNR Mole Creek Stream Restoration Project in the amount of $2,000.00. Seconded by Cindy Bock. Votes in favor, Tom Richart. Opposed, Don Dohrwardt, Paul Brunnquell, Roger Noll, Vote failed.

2006 DATCP/DNR NONPOINT SOURCE GRANT APPLICATION

Andy Holschbach reported the base allocation for staff is $85,000 and $30,000 for cost-sharing the installation of conservation practices. Additional funds will be competed for. The grant application is due April 15th.

Reports: PRLM, NRCS, FSA, GLNAC, SED, WLWCA, NACD, Ulao Creek Partnership:

prlm - Planning, Resources and Land Management Department Reports

PRLM Director - ANDY HOLSCHBACH

Andy entertained questions regarding the Annual Report for the Department. Approximately 40,000 trees and shrubs were sold which will be sorted and distributed April 22 and 23rd. Information was provided on the Beekeeper Bog Natural Area which a portion of is presently for sale.

NRCS – Natural Resources Conservation Services

Dan Lynch reported on NRCS programs.

FSA – Farm Service Agency

Roger Noll reported on FSA programs.

GLNAC – (Great Lakes Non-Point Abatement Coalition)

Rose Hass Leider reported the GLNAC Annual meeting is scheduled for March 31st at the Liberty Hall Banquet and Conference Center in Kimberly. Andy Holschbach will be attending.

WLWCA – (Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association)

Rose Hass Leider provided copies of a letter from Rebecca Bauman to committee members regarding the county’s position statement on membership dues. A board meeting is scheduled for March 30, 2005.

NACD – (National Association of Conservation Districts)

Rose reported not much happening at this time with this committee as its main purpose is lobbying in Washington D.C. for WLWCA. Rose will provide correspondence as she receives it.

SED – (Southeast District)

Rose reported a meeting is schedule for April. Waukesha County will provide the SE Area Tour.

UCP (Ulao Creek Partnership)

Cindy Bock informed committee members of a UCP meeting to be held on April 4th. They are continuing to work on identifying landowners along Ulao Creek and will contact them to encourage participation in the Green Seams Program to install easements and buffers along the MMSD Service area.

PROPOSED REVISION TO COUNTY SHORELAND & FLOODPLAIN ZONING ORDINANCE

Nancy Anderson, Chief Community Assistance Planner with SEWRPC was present again this month to review with committee members proposed changes to the County Shoreland and Floodplain Zoning Ordinance. Continuing changes to the ordinance will be submitted by Nancy Anderson in lieu of entering them into the minutes.

Conference/Meeting Attendance Report: The conference/meeting report was approved and signed by Committee members.

Correspondence: None

County Board Report: Continuing ordinance revisions.

TOPICS FOR NEXT MEETING: Ordinance changes. Meeting dates for upcoming meetings.

Other Business: Next meeting date and time set for Monday, April 11 2005 at 8:30a.m. to 4:00p.m. This meeting will focus on completing the changes to the County Shoreland & Floodplain Zoning Ordinance. No other reports or business.

Adjournment: Motion to adjourn at 11:40 a.m. by Paul Brunnquell. Second by Cindy Bock. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully Submitted,

Cynthia M. De Groot

Office Assistant IV, PRLM Dept.

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January 18, 2005

CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Rose Hass Leider called the meeting to order at 8:34 a.m. Present were Supervisors, Tom Richart, Don Dohrwardt, Cindy Bock, Paul Brunnquell, Katie Smith and FSA Representative Roger Noll. Planning, Resources and Land Management Department staff present – Andy Holschbach, Andrew Struck, Jeff Bell, Cindy De Groot and Dan Lynch of NRCS.

Others Present: Kathleen Brady 8105 N Wisconsin Ave., Milw 53213, Warren Bloch, 301 Vista View Dr., Cedarburg, WI 53012, Allan Bloch W53 N551 Highland Dr., Cedarburg, WI 53012, Kathy Kramasz DNR Water Management Specialist.

Assurance that the Meeting has been Properly Noticed

Andy Holschbach stated the meeting had been properly noticed.

Adoption of Agenda

Motion by Cindy Bock to adopt the agenda as presented and seconded by Don Dohrwardt. Motion carried unanimously.

Approval of Minutes

Motion by Supervisor Smith to approve the December 21, 2004 minutes as presented. Second by Supervisor Brunnquell. Motion carried unanimously.

public hearing: a request by John and Kathleen Brady to petition the committee for a Zoning Classification Change from Floodplain to Non-Floodplain in the Recreational Residential District. The property site address is 7018 Sauk Trail Beach Road in the Town of Belgium, tax key# 02-055-0031.000.

Chairman Leider called the Public Hearing to order at 8:36 a.m. Andy read the "Notice to Petitioners" portion of the application at Chairman Leider’s request. John and Kathleen Brady had requested approval from the Board of Adjustment in August of 2004 for approval of filling, grading and excavating for the purpose of constructing the building pad and driveway, which was granted. This current request is to change the zoning of that portion of the property on which they want to build the residence. Kathleen Brady was present at the meeting, as was Mr. Warren Bloch, who owns the property in Belgium, next to the Brady property. Also present was Mr. Bloch’s son, Allan. Andy Holschbach explained there was a structure on the property that had been razed and the Bradys are now in the process of getting approval to build a new house. Mr. Bloch expressed concern that the building pad was too high and the water runoff would end up on his property, which is considerably lower in relation to the pad. He is also concerned that his property value will suffer because the Brady house will be that much higher than his, detracting from the view from his home. Another concern is water runoff causing "ponding" on his property. Andy explained in order for the Bradys to build they needed to comply with the floodplain development standard which required a building pad 2 feet above the regional floodplain elevation of Lake Michigan. This elevation of 590.2 was achieved by hauling in soil and constructing a building a pad, in addition, a rezoning also needs to be completed as part of the process. He further explained that during the August Board of Adjustment process, conditions were set by the committee and the state that need to be met by the Bradys, which would alleviate any water runoff problems that may affect the neighboring properties. Mr. Holschbach stated that in his experience he has seen property values go up in areas where this type of construction takes place due to the fact that the landscaping is usually very well done, along with the home, adding value to the area. The septic system will be placed on the southwest corner of the lot near the road, an acceptable distance from the Bloch residence. Mr. Bloch will be provided copies of the conditions set forth at the August Board of Adjustment meeting. Andy Holschbach has offered to work with the Blochs to address any concerns they may have.

CLOSE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Motion by Supervisor Bock to close the Public Hearing at 9:05 a.m. Second by Supervisor Dohrwardt. Motion Carried unanimously.

POSSIBLE ACTION ON ZONING CLASSIFICATION CHANGE, HEARD AT ABOVE PUBLIC HEARING

Motion by Supervisor Brunnquell to recommend approval of the Zoning Classification change from Floodplain to Non-Floodplain in the Recreational Residential District. Second by Supervisor Bock. Motion carried unanimously. This item will be addressed for approval at the next County Board meeting in February.

Reports: PRLM, NRCS, FSA, GLNAC, SED, WLWCA, NACD, Ulao Creek Partnership:

prlm - Planning, Resources and Land Management Department Reports

Cost Share Agreements & Payments Jeff Bell of PRLM submitted his report to the committee. He reported on additional costs from last month’s report for deer processing for Schwai’s in Fredonia, 3 deer processed at $50/per deer for a cost of $150.00. The final count to Ozaukee County is 117 deer processed, for a total of 4,271 lbs of venison hamburger donated to food pantries.

Motion by Supervisor Dohrwardt to approve the processing fee. Second by Supervisor Brunnquell. Motion carried unanimously.

Wildlife Damage Abatement & Claims Program Mark Dickmann applied for a claim for pumpkin damage in the town of Saukville due to the deer eating them. The final claim amount comes to $3,056.72.

Motion by Supervisor Smith to approve the claim in the amount of $3,056.72. Second by Tom Richart. Motion carried unanimously.

PRLM Director - ANDY HOLSCHBACH provided copies of a memo from Ben Brancel, FSA State Executive Director, Rod Nilsestuen, DATCP Secretary and Pat Levenworth, NRCS State Conservationist regarding proposed increases for soil rental rates for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). They are hoping to entice participation in the program. Currently costs for 2004 soil rental rates range from $30 to $75, depending on soil type. The proposal calls for a 25% increase in 2005. Andy explained the need for farmers and landowners to seriously consider buffer strips in regard to water quality, as he feels water quality is not as good as it could be. This information was provided for comments and suggestions from committee members. By general consensus the committee supported increasing soil rental rates for CREP and water quality related programs but had concerns with increasing rates for programs related more specifically to food production. Information and documentation is requested by the authors of this memo in order to justify a request for a special CREP soil rental rate by February 1, 2005. Andy will take care of submitting the necessary information.

PRLM Assistant director/county planner - Andrew Struck provided information on the mapping of Potentially Restorable Wetlands (PRWs) in Ozaukee County. Jeff Bell of PRLM and Amber Krause, an Intern funded through "Pheasants Forever" have been largely involved with this project. Amber has since returned to school at UW Green Bay. Continuance of this project will resume in spring but is contingent on the DNR timeline. Once completed, this information will be incorporated into the Comprehensive Planning Process.

Andrew will be presenting at a community forum February 5, 2005 for Comprehensive Planning.

The CAC (Citizen Advisory Committee) and SGC (Smart Growth Committee) have meetings scheduled for January 25th. An initial draft of a countywide public opinion survey regarding comprehensive planning should be available by the end of the day today. Andrew handed out the Public Participation Plan summary document on the planning process to committee members.

Andrew will be moderating at the 25th Natural Landscapes Conference, Saturday, February 12, 2005 at MATC North.

He will be meeting with Nancy Anderson of SEWRPC this Friday, January 21, 2005 on the Floodplain/Shoreland mapping project. The digitizing has been completed but a decision needs to be made on the wetland files.

NRCS – Natural Resources Conservation Services

Dan Lynch provided a handout showing the EQIP FY 2005 Ranking Sheet for Ozaukee County and explained the ranking process.

FSA – Farm Service Agency

New member Roger Noll was introduced to the committee. He is replacing Carl Dobberfuhl, who has served the maximum term limit. Roger is a Belgium resident and semi-retired farmer. He has been with the NRCS-FSA for 7 years.

Roger reported that landowners might qualify for disaster relief if they have crop insurance. If they do not have insurance, they may still be eligible, but they would need to prove production and take crop insurance for the next couple of years. This information is preliminary however at this time and subject to change.

GLNAC – (Great Lakes Non-Point Abatement Coalition)

Chairman Leider reported no meeting date set for this committee.

WLWCA – (Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association)

Chairman Leider reported a meeting was held this week. Wilber Petroskey resigned as president of WLWCA due to health reasons and Hugh Mulliken took over in his place. She also provided information regarding the resignation of Roger Hahn of the Eau Claire County Land Conservation Committee and Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association Board of Directors. The next meeting date is scheduled for March 30, 2005.

NACD – (National Association of Conservation Districts)

Chairman Leider stated not much has been heard regarding past meetings. The NACD Annual Meeting will be held in Atlanta, GA February 5-9, 2005

SED – (Southeast District)

Chairman Leider reported that a meeting is scheduled for January 27th. Each district is to send two supervisor delegates, as they will be addressing committee reorganization.

UCP (Ulao Creek Partnership)

Cindy Bock attended the UCP meeting along with Andy Holschbach on Monday January 17, 2005. Information was presented from the US Fish and Wildlife Service regarding federal assistance programs available that the UCP could potentially qualify for.

The partnership will be developing a plan of action regarding the development of the Costco building.

AUTHORIZATION TO PURCHASE COMPUTER EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE

Motion by Supervisor Smith to approved the $8,541.70 purchase of computer equipment and software for the PRLM Department. Second by Supervisor Bock. Motion carried unanimously.

TRANSFER OF FUNDS

Andy Holschbach presented documentation for a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Office of the Great Lakes in the amount of $25,000 for the purpose of providing financial incentive to landowners for the installation of vegetative buffer strips.

Motion by Supervisor Dohrwardt to approve the transfer of funds. Second by Supervisor Brunnquell. Motion carried unanimously.

2005 SOIL AND WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND NONPOINT SOURCE GRANT PROGRAM

Andy Holschbach handed out a summary showing 2005 Joint Final Allocations of DATCP and DNR Funding for all of the counties in the state. This was provided informational purposes.

WISCONSIN’S SHORELAND MANAGEMENT PROTECTION PROGRAM, KATHI KRAMASZ, DNR WATER MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST Kathi Kramasz is a DNR Water Management Specialist, working out of the Plymouth office. She informed committee members that as of February 1, 2005 she will be handling all of the Sheboygan and Ozaukee County water management issues. She was in attendance at this meeting to speak specifically on NR 115. She discussed the many proposed changes to this chapter of the Wisconsin Administrative Code. This document has not been updated since the ‘70’s. She explained an advisory committee was formed to get outside opinions from realtors, builders, general public, etc. to find out what changes need to be made. A number of public informational meetings have been held and more are scheduled, before a final draft is submitted. Changes being addressed are in regards to land division reviews, minimum lot sizes and development density, shoreland setbacks and vegetation, nonconforming accessory and principal structures, land disturbing activities, to name a few. The existing rules have been in place since 1966 to protect water quality, fish and wildlife habitat and the scenic beauty of Wisconsin’s lakes and rivers. Additional public hearings are scheduled for spring 2005. These public comments will be assembled during the summer of 2005 after which the rule package will be finalized. A request for final approval from the Natural Resource Board will be required before the Legislative review can begin. The purpose is to achieve statewide minimum standards. Individual Counties are allowed to put more stringent regulations in force.

Conference/Meeting Attendance Report The conference/meeting report was approved and signed by Committee members.

Correspondence Andy Holschbach provided copies and read the memorandum he received from Mark D. O’Connell, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Counties Association regarding an open meeting dealing with county conservation activities. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 20th at the Country Springs in Stevens Point WI at 2:00p.m.

County Board Report Roger Noll, new FSA representative Background information pertaining to the Brady property issue Grants available to the Ulao Creek Partnership

Other Business Next meeting date and time set for Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 8:30a.m.

Adjournment Motion to adjourn at 11:00 a.m. by Tom Richart, seconded by Don Dohrwardt. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully Submitted

Cynthia M. De Groot

Office Assistant IV, PRLM Dept.

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December 21, 2004

CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Rose Hass Leider called the meeting to order at 8:35 a.m. Present were Supervisors, Tom Richart, Don Dohrwardt, Cindy Bock, Paul Brunnquell and FSA Representative Carl Dobberfuhl. Planning, Resources and Land Management Department staff present – Andy Holschbach, Andrew Struck, Jeff Bell, Cindy DeGroot and Dan Lynch of NRCS. Absent: Katie Smith

Others Present: County Administrator, Tom Meaux

Assurance that the Meeting has been Properly Noticed

Andy Holschbach stated the meeting had been properly noticed.

Adoption of Agenda

Motion by Don Dohrwardt and seconded by Cindy Bock to adopt the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

Public Comments

None

Approval of Minutes

Motion by Tom Richart and seconded by Paul Brunnquell to approve the minutes of the November 16, 2004 minutes as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

Reports: PRLM, NRCS, FSA, GLNAC, SED, WLWCA, NACD, Ulao Creek Partnership:

Planning, Resources and Land Management

Andy Holschbach reported the department staff will be meeting with Nancy Anderson of SEWPRC in January and begin working on revisions to the zoning ordinance for consideration by the committee. Phase I revision recommendations will focus on stipulated permitting, forestry management, elimination of side yard setbacks, elimination of various districts, streamlining and improving ordinance language. He also informed members that the newsletter had been sent out and the tree forms are ready to go.

He reported that work on the Lion’s Den has been progressing nicely with the restoration of the wetland and park infrastructure.

A Watershed Planning Conference is scheduled for February 23, 2005 at the Four Points Sheraton near the airport in Milwaukee.

Andy also reported on his involvement with the development of a statewide standard for the treatment milkhouse waste. He commented that GLNAC has been very helpful in this matter, as they have provided the opportunity to evaluate organic matter beds installed throughout the state. He is presently working on addressing comments received from a review team in Wisconsin and from NRCS in Maine. Andy said he appreciated the opportunity to work on these types of projects.

Cost Share Agreements & Payments

Jeff Bell submitted his report to the committee. He requested chairman Rose Hass Leider sign the $49,320 Targeted Runoff Management Grant for Neil Maciejewski, which had been approved by the state. The grant was signed by chairman Leider.

Wildlife Damage Abatement & Claims Program

Mark Dickmann applied for funds for a temporary fence he will use around his pumpkin field, which was destroyed by deer last year. Motion by Paul Brunnquell and seconded by Cindy Bock to approve the $1,527.72 abatement expense. Motion carried unanimously.

Jeff reported the costs for the Deer Donation program totaled $4,600.00. Blau’s Saukville meats processed 67 deer at a cost of $50 each, totaling $3,350.00 and Schwai’s Meat & Sausage in Fredonia processed 25 deer at $50 each for a total of $1,250.00. Motion by Carl Dobberfuhl to approve the total claim of $4,600.00 Second by Paul Brunnquell. Motion carried unanimously.

Ozaukee County hunters donated 114 deer to date, which is approximately 4,000 lbs of ground venison. Family Sharing in Grafton and the Random lake Area Interfaith Food Pantry are two of the newest food pantries that have joined in distributing the meat.

Jeff requested approval of a cost share payment in the amount of $5,630.00 for Alan Buss for a streambank obstruction removal and vegetative buffer. This is funded through the Milwaukee River South Priority Watershed Program and cost shared at 70%. Motion to approve by Cindy Bock and seconded by Carl Dobberfuhl. Motion carried unanimously.

LWRM Grant 2004

Keith Schueller installed a safety fence around a manure storage installed earlier with the assistance of the department and seeded a berm. Jeff requested approval for funding in the amount of $2,240.00. Motion to approve by Paul Brunnquell and seconded by Cindy Bock. Motion carried unanimously.

Joe Mueller’s barnyard project has begun. Everything is completed up to the manure storage. Access roads and cattle lanes need to be put in next year, as well as a waste transfer system. Jeff is looking for funding approval in the amount of $11,693.26 in state funds. Motion by Carl Dobberfuhl and seconded by Tom Richart to approve the funding. Motion carried unanimously.

NRCS – Natural Resources Conservation Services

Dan Lynch reported on the WLWCA Conference he attended in Steven’s Point. He found one of the more interesting presentations to be on economically viable potato production. The presentation discussed how to use herbicides and pesticides while protecting the environment. Other topics discussed at the conference included Use Value Assessment and the Comprehensive Planning Process. Dan also attended the MMSD Water Quality conference.

Dan stated that EQIP information should be available on the website in early January. Approved practices and cost-share rate information will be brought to the next meeting. He said he is currently working with the Ozaukee/Washington Land Trust in planting 1.500 seedlings.

PRLM – Planning, Resources and Land Management Department

Andrew Struck provided an update on the Lion’s Den progress. Final paving of the road will be completed next spring. He is currently working with the Highway Department on a staircase design and bridge and permitting for same. The improvements to the Fish and Wildlife dike is progressing, the final grading will also be completed in spring. The woodchip trails will be marked over the winter months and installed during the spring and summer months. Woodchips are being stockpiled now as quite a lot is needed. Most of the boardwalk (about 1,000 ft) is in. A spur (560 ft) off of the long boardwalk and view platform (24’x16’) will be in place. An agreement has been drafted with the F&WS as this structure will be placed on their property. All funding for the project has been provided through grants. Supervisor Bock questioned if ADA (American Disabilities Act) requirements were being followed for the viewing platform. Andrew stated that the boardwalk/deck met requirements because it is not higher than 24", but they would be looking into placement of the rail on the deck to make sure it would not obstruct the view of someone sitting in a wheelchair, but still be up to ADA requirements. Supervisor Richart asked if the F&WS was providing any funding and Andrew informed him that the Fish and Wildlife Service had paid for the survey for the viewing platform portion, but that maintenance costs would be shared by F&WS and Ozaukee County, the construction cost coming from grant monies. Chairman Leider asked about beach access. Andrew answered that the DNR and SEWRPC had chosen, what they felt was the best site with most stable area. Along with the staircase, they have developed a tiered system for beach access. There will be three slope runs; staircase, earthen flat, stairs, earthen flat down to the beach. This should be completed by early summer. They have identified a site in which to bring the materials in for minimal damage to plants and area vegetation. The geoblock permeable parking area will be completed next spring, and the entrance sign to the park before the end of this year, hopefully. Andy Holschbach commended the Highway Department for the wonderful job they have done so far on the project and how great they are to work with, very flexible in making last minute changes. It was suggested by committee members that Tom Dueppen of PRLM get the word out to local schools about the Lion’s Den as a great nature study area. Suggestions included a press release and contacting curriculum directors at area schools would help to get the word out.

Andrew reported that Jonathon Geiger’s last day was December 16th. Jonathon was an intern working between the PRLM and LIS Departments. He assisted in the Ulao Creek corridor mapping and completed a non-navigable stream file and merged it with the SEWRPC navigable stream file. This gives the County a better means of determining types of streams under one system. Jonathon has accepted a position with Michael Baker Company in Chicago working on a three year FEMA floodplain mapping project.

Andrew is also working with Nancy Anderson of SEWRPC on the shoreland zoning maps and should be completed by the end of this year or shortly thereafter.

He reported that the next meeting of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee would be held January 4, 2005.

FSA – Farm Service Agency

Carl Dobberfuhl reported the FSA held their elections and as his three-year term was up, he would be retiring from the FSA. Carl served 10.5 years as a member of the Land Conservation Committee. Committee members and staff thanked him for the fine job he had done and his many years of service to Ozaukee County. Carl said the objective of the FSA is to have grass root farmers make local decisions. The FSA can make decisions on issues only when problems arise, all else is set by the "book", but landowners can appeal decisions.

He reported the farm program continues with the CRP program and farmers can come in and sign up for 2005 funding.

He also reported computers at the FSA office were being updated and landowners can sign up on line for many of the programs.

GLNAC – Great Lakes

Chairman Hass Leider stated the last meeting was held during the scheduled WLWCA conference and in effect, no one attended the meeting.

WLWCA – Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association

Chairman Rose Hass Leider reported Andy Holschbach attended the conference on Thursday and Friday as elections were being held. Andy reported three members were elected to the Land and Water Conservation Board, Pat Laughrin of Calumet County, Kathy Owen of Sauk County and Tom Rudolph of Oneida County.

A proposed revision to the by-laws which would allow staff to also serve on the WLWCA Board of Directors was presented at the conference and received a vote of 37 yea, 25 nea, but did not pass because a two-thirds vote is required. Andy Holschbach presented a "County Position Statement" drafted by Perry Lindquist of Waukesha County requesting counties to withhold their annual WLWCA dues until 1) a successful detailed audit of the association is completed, 2) the Board and Executive Director commit to achieving specific goals in 2005 based on resolutions and strategic plan adopted by the association and 3) the Board commits to equal representation of County Conservationists on the Board of Directors. The committee chose to pass on signing the statement at this time.

 

NACD – National Association of Conservation Districts

Chairman Leider stated grant applications were now available on line. She also informed members of "Forestry Notes", a monthly publication and a joint project of NACD, USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters for the purpose of keeping America’s conservation districts informed.

SED – Southeast District

A meeting is scheduled for January 27th. Rose announced that she and Andy Holschbach would be attending the next meeting.

Ulao Creek Partnership

Andy reported there had not been a meeting for several months and that a meeting will be held in the near future.

Tom Richart left the meeting momentarily

Wisconsin Coastal Management Program Grant – Lion’s Den Gorge Wetland Restoration Motion by Cindy Bock to approve payment of the $10,000 Highway Department Invoice for the wetland restoration work at Lion’s Den. Seconded by Paul Brunnquell. Motion carried 5-0. The WCMP grant will provide a $7500 reimbursement and Land & Water Resource Management Grant $2500.

Tom Richart returned.

Cooperative Agreement Relative to the SEWRPC Regional Water Supply Study

Andy Holschbach provided information regarding the regional water supply study, to be completed by SEWRPC. All SE Area counties are participating in providing monetary support. The purpose of this study is to provide a regional water supply plan, which will be designed to help manage the Region’s water supply resources in an efficient, technically sound, and cost-effective manner. Motion by Tom Richart to accept the Cooperative Agreement for the Conduct of a Regional Water Supply Planning Program for Southeastern Wisconsin and to pay the invoice to SEWRPC in the amount of $15,550.00. Second by Don Dohrwardt. Motion carried unanimously.

Grant Agreement with DNR for the Purpose of Providing Financial Incentive for the Installation of Buffers to Improve Participation in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. Andy explained that a meeting was held with staff from Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Kewaunee, Brown and Door County and state and federal staff to discuss a lack of participation in the Conservation Reserve Program (CREP). All the counties echoed the fact that the CREP payment is inadequate in this part of the State. As a result of the meeting the DNR Office of the Great Lakes is offering Ozaukee County $25,000 to be paid to landowners as an additional incentive in an effort to increase the installation of buffers. An incentive of $600 per acre for perpetual easements and $200 per acre for 15-year contracts will be provided. The decision to install buffers is always left up to the landowner. Andy stressed buffers are very effective at trapping and preventing sediment and other pollutants from entering water bodies. Supervisor Dohrwardt said he did not agree with plans such as this that take place in perpetuity. Motion to accept the grant agreement in the amount of $25,000.00 by Cindy Bock. Seconded by Carl Dobberfuhl. Motion carried 5-1 with Supervisor Dohrwardt opposed.

Targeted Runoff Management Grant Andy provided committee members copies of a TRM Grant award in the amount of $49,320.00 (state share) for Neil Maciejewski for installation and construction of best management practices on his property to abate manure runoff and associated pollutants from entering Ulao Creek.

Sanitation Ordinance Amendment to Reflect Initial Electronic Reporting Service Fee Andy presented the ordinance and support document for signature regarding Ordinance 04-36, Elimination of Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (POWTS) Annual Electronic Reporting Service Fee and Establishment of Initial One Time POWTS Electronic Reporting Service Fee. The County Board supported the fee structure in August via a resolution, however since the fees are part of the sanitation ordinance it is necessary to reflect the change in the ordinance. Motion by Cindy Bock to approve the ordinance and support document. Seconded by Don Dohrwardt. Motion carried unanimously

Approval to Purchase Auto CAD LT 2005 Software The purchase of Auto Cad LT 2005 software had been previously approved by the Technology Resources Department. Motion to approve purchase by Paul Brunnquell and seconded by Rose Hass Leider. Motion carried unanimously.

Rotary Group Study Exchange Program Andrew Struck has been chosen to study abroad from February 17th to March 22nd, in Tasmania through the International Rotary Exchange program. Tasmania is an island off the southern part of Australia. Tasmania is working on a planning effort called "Tasmania Together" focusing on forestry and tourism with a big focus on resources. The exchange program is open to those professionals who have been in their line of work for a number of years and hold no affiliation with the Rotary Club. The trip will last six weeks and will include visits with business and government officials and staff as well as some afternoon "vocational" trips. He will be traveling around the state of Tasmania, which is about the size of Virginia. Andy Holschbach stated this would be a great opportunity for Andrew to gain more planning experience and he fully supports him in this effort. A motion by Cindy Bock and seconded by Tom Richart to authorize Andrew to participate in the exchange program to Tasmania and receive payment of his salary and benefits while participating in the exchange program in Tasmania. A friendly amendment was put forth by Don Dohrwardt to recommend approval and authorization by the Human Resources Committee. Motion with friendly amendment carried unanimously.

Correspondence Andy shared information he received regarding Wisconsin non-point runoff rules.

County Board Report - Andrew’s trip to Tasmania - Carl Dobberfuhl’s retirement from the FSA and fine service to the County - Lion’s Den progress -- The DNR Cooperative Agreement - Deer Meat donation program

Conference/Meeting Attendance Report The conference/meeting report was approved and signed by Committee members.

Other Business Next meeting date and time set for Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 8:30

Adjournment Motion by Paul Brunnquell and seconded by Carl Dobberfuhl to adjourn at 10:50 a.m. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully Submitted

Cynthia M. De Groot

Office Assistant IV, PRLM Dept.

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November 16, 2004

CALL TO ORDER

Vice Chairman Paul Brunnquell called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m. Present were Supervisors, Tom Richart, Don Dohrwardt and Cindy Bock. Katie Smith arrived at 8:06 a.m. Planning, Resources and Land Management Department staff present – Andy Holschbach, Andrew Struck, Jeff Bell, Cindy DeGroot and Dan Lynch of NRCS. Absent: Chair Rose Hass Leider and Carl Dobberfuhl.

Others Present: Mark Lake of Redmond Residential of WI, Inc. and Bill Schanen IV Ozaukee Press Reporter.

Preliminary Plat for Alan and Nancy Blank (Blank’s Crossing) Mark C. Lake of Redmond Residential Development as Agent. Town of Grafton, tax key # 06-029-01-000.00: Mark Lake of Redmond Residential was present for the meeting. Blank’s crossing is proposed as a 157-acre development with 40 acres to be developed and the remaining 101 acres as open space. Previously, there was a question regarding a floodplain issue on the back half of the development on the west side. Mr. Lake referred to a letter, dated September 11, 1995 from Lynn Torgerson of the WDNR, addressing this issue. According to the information in this letter, the hydraulics of the stream had been recalculated based on additional cross-section information, and the 100-year floodplain elevation had been established to be 688.7 NGVD. Mr. Lake, Mike Bruch, an engineer with the WDNR, and PRLM staff feel the floodplain elevation of 688.7 NGVD may be incorrect. The DNR needs to verify the accuracy of the floodplain elevation referenced in the September 11th letter.

Motion by Cindy Bock to approve the preliminary plat contingent on review and approval of the 100 year floodplain by the DNR and that the approved 100 year floodplain will not impact the proposed layout of the preliminary plat and that conditions numbered 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 in the PRLM Staff report be followed. Second by Paul Brunnquell. Motion carried unanimously. Mr. Lake was reminded that no grading should take place until the department receives a DNR letter indicting an approved floodplain elevation that will not require significant changes to the preliminary plat as presented.

Reports: PRLM, NRCS, FSA, GLNAC, SED, WLWCA, NACD, Ulao Creek Partnership:

Andy Holschbach attended a meeting held with neighboring counties regarding the CREP Buffer program. It seems that the reason many landowners are not interested in participating in this program is the low rental rates. The PRLM Department has requested in writing to Charles Ledin, WDNR Director Office of the Great Lakes, that incentive funds be made available to CREP eligible landowners from the WDNR in the amount of $50,000 to encourage them to participate in the program.

The tree order forms are just about ready for printing. They should be mailed by early to mid December.

Corp Counsel Dennis Kenealy is following through with enforcement of the POWTS program for maintenance of systems. Andy explained the department goal for the ’06 budget is to get the levy impact low and various options need to be looked at. One option is to raise fees. Chairman Brunnquell suggested that fees should be adjusted to ensure that those for new development wouldn’t be so high. He asked Andy to put together a recommendation offering options to address this situation.

Andrew Struck reported that the Lion’s Den project was going very well. The weather has been cooperating which allowed the Highway Department to get the access road graded and paved. The wetland restoration was on target and the boardwalk work will begin today. It’s the goal of the highway department to get the boardwalk in before winter. The main trail has been graveled. The Entry sign has been installed and the old structures on the property will be taken down due to safety concerns. A small trail will need to be brushed in order to get a Gator through with materials for the staircase. Construction date for the staircase is June of 2005. Andrew said the highway department has been great to work with. They have been very flexible in making changes as needed. The filling work on the dike is 80% done with some grading that still needs to be completed before the snow flies. The Fish and Wildlife Service has drafted an impact statement concerning their area. A cooperative agreement has been drafted and will be forwarded to the Parks Department for review and approval.

Andrew reported that the City of Cedarburg officially withdrew from the Comprehensive Planning. A letter from this department will be forwarded to the Department of Administration in this regard. A SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats) Workshop will be held in December. The Smart Growth committee is working in conjunction with UWM in a countywide survey. The results of that survey will be available in March of 2005.

Andrew attended a statewide summit and spoke on the Interurban Trail plan.

He also reported that the County Highway Map is being revised and should be completed before year’s end. The floodplain study came in under budget so more sites or stream miles have been added. Jonathan Geiger, an intern, has been working on updating the shoreland maps. The digital stream file should also be completed before the end of the year. Jonathan will be leaving the intern position in December. He has been offered a job in Chicago with the Engineering Firm of Michael Baker Corporation working on a 5-6 year contract awarded by FEMA.

Cost Share Agreements & Payments: Jeff Bell presented the following cost share agreements and payments:

Joe Mueller cost share payment of $11,693.26, amended from the original amount of $17,000.00.

Jim Dahm, an amended cost share payment of $4, 745.10.

Pleasant View Dairy, cost share agreement of $2,088.84.

Jeff stated that the total LWRM funding amount of $65,000.00 for 2004 has now been used in cost share agreements. The final allocation of the LWRM cost share dollars to landowners will be in December for 2004.

Motion by Tom Richart to approve the above cost share agreements and payments. Second by Katie Smith. Motion carried unanimously.

Dan Lynch reported on a meeting held November 4 regarding the 2005 EQIP, on which cost share rates and programs to be funded are decided. Last year there was $99,000 available and for 2005 there will only be $39,000 because there are no extra monies available.

Deer Donation Program: Jeff Bell reported 13 deer were donated to Blau’s Saukville Meats for processing at a cost of $650.00 and 9 deer to Schwai’s in Fredonia for a cost of $450.00.

Gypsy Moth Suppression Program: Jeff Bell reported there will be no treatment blocks this year. He has been out and checked approximately seventy properties and could not find any Gypsy Moth.

Cooperative Working Agreement between DATCP, WDNR, USDA Farm Service Agency, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, UWEX-CE, WLWCA, and LCC: Andy Holschbach presented a copy of the above-mentioned Cooperative Working Agreement. He reviewed the Purpose and Scope of the agreement and also the Engineering, Training and Funding sections. He stated the agreement seemed to be straightforward and recommended approval by the committee.

Motion by Don Dohrwardt to approve the Cooperative Working Agreement as written. Second by Katie Smith. Motion carried unanimously.

Sheboygan River Basin Partnership Statement of Support & Annual Membership: Andy Holschbach provided members with the Partnership Statement of Support from the Sheboygan River Basin. He explained this was a basic statement of support, the same type of agreement that is held with the Milwaukee River Basin. Motion by Cindy Bock to support the Statement of Support. Second by Don Dohrwardt. Supervisor Richart opposed and requested discussion on the matter. He stated that not a drop of water runs from Ozaukee County to Sheboygan. It was questioned if there was an annual membership fee for individuals, businesses and counties. Supervisor Bock suggested looking at 2006 to budget monies for annual memberships. Supervisor Brunnquell agreed stating Ozaukee County did not need to be first on this matter. It was decided by general consensus to hold off on providing funding at this time. No other action was taken.

Request to purchase computer and software: Andy requested approval of to purchase one of each, Arc GIS 9.0 and MS Office Software and 1 Laptop. Motion by Katie Smith to approve purchase. Second by Tom Richart. Motion carried unanimously.

Transfer of Funds – Department Newsletter: Andy requested a transfer of funds from the Tree Program Non-Lapsing account for the printing and mailing of the newsletter. Printing costs amounted to approximately $1,086.00 and postage $400.00. Motion by Don Dohrwardt to approve the funds transfer. Second by Cindy Bock. Motion carried unanimously.

Correspondence:

County Board Report: Update on the sanitary ordinance fees and allocating revenue sources.

Minutes of October 19, 2004 Committee meeting: Motion by Don Dohrwardt to approve the minutes of the October 19, 2004 LCZ meeting. Seconded by Katie Smith. Motion carried unanimously.

Conference/Meeting Attendance Report: The conference/meeting report was approved and signed by Committee members.

Other Business: Next meeting date and time set for Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 8:30

Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 10:10 a.m.

Respectfully Submitted

Cynthia M. De Groot

Office Assistant IV, PRLM Dept.

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October 19, 2003

CALL TO ORDER

Chairperson Rose Hass Leider called the meeting to order at 8:02 a.m. Present were Supervisors, Tom Richart, Don Dohrwardt and FSA representative Carl Dobberfuhl. Planning, Resources and Land Management Department staff present – Director Andy Holschbach, Jeff Bell, Cindy DeGroot. Supervisor Cindy Bock arrived a minute after call to order. Supervisor Katie Smith arrived at 8:35a.m. Absent: Supervisor Paul Brunnquell.

Others Present: Town of Saukville residents Peter and Peggy Holk 3551 Bluegoose Rd. West Bend, Mildred, and Donald Bloecher Sr. 3205 Tree Lane West Bend, - Peter Hurth of Baudhuin Inc. 55 S. 3rd Ave., Sturgeon Bay, WI, - Larry Lechner 4716 Cedar Creek Rd., Cedarburg, - S. Duane Stroebel W61 N488 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, WI, - Roger Duplor 355 Austin Circle, Delafield, - Donna Voss, owner of property at 3301 Center Lane, Saukville, - Tom Meaux – Ozaukee County Administrator, Supervisor Wanda Davies and Bill Schanen IV Ozaukee Press Reporter.

Public Hearing:

A request from Michael P. and Donna P. Voss, 10534 Gazebo Hill Parkway East, Mequon, owner, by Ron Dalton and Chris Walter of Crispell-Snyder, Inc. as agent, to petition the committee for a Zoning Classification change from Floodplain to Recreational-Residential. The property is located in the Town of Saukville, T11N, R21E in the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 and the NE1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 19, Parcel Key #08-019-05-001.00 and 08-019-02-000.00. Site address is 3301 Center Lane:

Chairman Leider opened the public hearing at 8:02 a.m. She read through the request. Andy Holschbach explained this request is to adjust the floodplain boundary of two Cedar Creek tributaries as a result of a detailed floodplain study completed by Crispell-Snyder, Inc. and approved by the DNR. The FEMA map indicates an extensive unstudied floodplain on the Voss property, including a portion of the home site. The study results show an extensive change in the location of the floodplain, removing the home and driveway from the original unstudied floodplain. A map amendment is necessary to indicate the change. Peter and Peggy Holk, who live within 300 feet of the Voss property expressed concern that the swamp area stay as swamp, or wetland, and not be mined later or turned into a subdivided area with housing built upon it. Neighbors Donald and Mildred Bloecher questioned the total number of acreage impacted. Andy did not have the acreage. Andy mentioned the wetland area mapped as Conservancy will remain zoned as conservancy, but the floodplain boundary will be changed. Mrs. Voss was present and explained that their only objective in having the floodplain studied and a determination made, was in order to have the area the house and a portion of the driveway located in taken out of the floodplain zoning so they are legally able to remodel the house and nothing more. She assured them the surrounding area would stay the same as it is now.

Motion by Cindy Bock to close the public hearing at 8:44 a.m. Second by Don Dohrwardt. Motion carried unanimously.

Possible action on zoning classification change, heard at the above public hearing:

Andy Holschbach read through the staff report concerning the zoning change and explained this issue will also need to be brought before the County Board for approval.

Motion by Cindy Bock to approve the zoning change from floodplain to recreational-residential and amending the floodplain map. Second by Katie Smith. Motion carried unanimously.

Preliminary Plat review for Pleasant Valley Preserve (S. Duane Stroebel, Jr.) by Welch Hanson Associates of Delafield as Agent. Property located in Town of Cedarburg, T10N-R21E in part of the SE, NE, SW & NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 10, tax parcel numbers 03-010-01-000.00 and 03-010-01-000.00. Site address: Pleasant Valley Rd and CTH I., Cedarburg, WI:

Owner, Duane Stroebel and Roger Duplor of Welch Hanson Associates, were present for the meeting. The proposed development would consist of 27 residential lots, one unit per 4-acre density. Roger presented to the committee an email from Cheri Wieloch DNR Water Management Specialist, dated October 15, 2004, stating, based on the concept plan, and according to her wetland maps, determined there were no wetlands/navigable waters in the area to be developed and the tributary to Cedar Creek becomes navigable on the east side of County Highway I, off site. With this new information coming forward, Roger asked for clarification on the conditions for approval within the staff report. It appears since the determination that no wetlands exist on the development, item number 4 in the staff report, under conditions, which states "public access requirement in accord with Wis. Stat 236.16(3) shall be detailed on final plat" is no longer applicable. Mr. Dupler requested that the timeframe for the final plat submittal of six (6) months be waived in order to be deferred to the Town of Cedarburg’s requirements. The committee agreed. Mr. Holschbach read the department recommendations into the record at Chairman Hass Leider’s request.

  • Final soil evaluations shall be completed for each proposed residential lot in compliance with Department of Commerce Administrative Code for each specific septic area indicated on the preliminary plat.
  • Erosion controls at least as effective as those in the Wisconsin Construction Site Erosion Control Manual be installed and maintained until the disturbed soil is re-vegetated. After re-vegetation occurs the erosion controls shall be immediately removed.
  • A County Zoning and Special Exception Permit be obtained for road construction, grading and construction of the detention basins.
  • Public access requirement in accord with Wis. Stat 236.16 (3) shall be detailed on final plat.
  • A statement must be included on the final plat indicating who will be responsible for maintaining the storm water detention facilities.
  • The proposed subdivision roads will be turned over to the Town upon completion and must meet Town Road Development Standards.
  • All state and local requirements must be met.
  • The Department Recommends:

  • A statement be included on the final plat indicating who will be responsible for maintaining the landscaping, following the initial development phase.
  • The plantings receive adequate care so that there is at least an eighty-five (85) percent success rate for the vegetation plantings measured two (2) years from final plat approval.
  • The existing and proposed drain tile systems not be relied on as an adequate means for providing subdivision drainage and basement designs should account for the relatively shallow groundwater conditions to the north and southeast (~ 3 to 6 feet below ground surface).
  • Motion by Cindy Bock to approve the preliminary plat. Second by Don Dohrwardt. Motion carried unanimously.

    Preliminary Plat review for Stoneridge Meadows by Larry Lechner, owner. Property located in Town of Cedarburg, T10N, R21E in part of the NE1/4 of the SW1/4 and the SW1/4 of the SE1/4 of Section 11, tax parcel numbers 03-011-14-001.00 and 03-011-14.000.00. Site address: Cedar Creek Road, Cedarburg, WI.

    Peter Hurth of Baudhuin, Inc. was present and provided information on the development process of Stoneridge Meadow. County requires a total of 3 borings per lot to establish area for septic system. The erosion control plan was submitted to the Town Engineer and the storm water management plan was submitted to the PRLM department. Public access requirement in accord with Wis. Stat 236.16 (3) will be met per the Town canoe launch on Cedar Creek Road and stated on plat. The Homeowners Association will be responsible for maintaining the storm water facilities. The proposed road grades and ditches details have been submitted and proposed subdivision road will be turned over to the town upon completion. The wetland delineation and survey had been forwarded to Cherie Wieloch of the DNR several months earlier and Mr. Hurth will be meeting with her next Thursday to finalize matters. Bob Kaul of H&K Concrete located a minor drain tile, as this appears to be a naturally well-drained soil area.

    Motion by Katie Smith to approve the preliminary plat for Stoneridge Meadows. Seconded by Carl Dobberfuhl. Motion carried unanimously.

     

    2005 Proposed Budget – Sanitation Cost Center:

    Supervisor Wanda Davies was present as a courtesy to the committee to explain a proposed amendment to be presented to the County Board to reduce the levy impact in the sanitation cost center. To reduce the levy impact sanitation permit fees would need to be increased. Chairman Leider opposed this topic being added to the agenda after the fact, as this issue had already been dealt with at the Finance Committee level and feels it is nothing more than another tax on the rural community.

    Motion by Tom Richart to allow 10 minutes for Supervisor Davies to present her case. Seconded by Don Dohrwardt. Motion carried 5-1 with Chairman Leider opposing.

    Ms. Davies indicated the sanitation levy should be reduced as it is the homeowner’s responsibility to pay the cost of items associated with owning a home and a part of that cost includes permit fees, including those for septic installation and inspections. She feels this cost should be borne by the owners of private sanitation systems and not those who live within a sewered municipality. She said most new homes being built today cost approximately $300,000 and those building these homes are not going to look at the increased sanitation fees as excessive. She stated 2/3 of the people living in this county are in new homes and those living in homes built 20 years ago will not look at the fee as particularly big. She stated there were many failing systems that are polluting the groundwater and she didn’t feel it was a rural verses city issue at all. Her proposal would reduce the levy by $80,000. Supervisor Dohrwardt asked how many systems were failing or have failed and Ms. Davies responded she didn’t have any figures on that issue, but certainly some. Ms. Bock stated that if 2/3 are new homes, 1/3 of the systems would need to be replaced in the near future and would incur costs associated with a new system in addition to the associated fees. The intent is to recover costs for permitting in order to make the sanitation program self sustaining. Andy Holschbach spoke against raising the fees so quickly. He would like time to work with the oversight committee and in more detail review actual time spent issuing permits and review other potential options to increase revenue. He was concerned with TR monies appropriated in sanitation cost center. Supervisor Dohrwardt suggested Andy look for a more realistic plan instead of the proposed amendment.

    Cost Share Agreements & Payments:

    Jeff Bell presented a cost share agreement in the amount of $6,000 for a milkhouse tank for Jim Dahm. He requested approval for $3,906.36 in bills. Motion to approve cost-share in the amount of $6,000 and bills in the amount of $3,906.36 by Chairman Leider. Second by Tom Richart. Motion carried unanimously.

     

    Wildlife Damage Program Plan of Administration:

    Jeff Bell brought before the committee the updated administrative plan for the Wildlife Damage program for 2005. Motion by Tom Richart to approve the plan. Second by Cindy Bock. Motion carried unanimously.

    Minutes of September 21, 2004 Committee Meeting:

    Motion by Don Dohrwardt to approve the minutes of the September 21, 2004 Land Conservation and Zoning Meeting. Second by Carl Dobberfuhl. Motion carried unanimously.

    Conference/Meeting Attendance Report:

    The conference/meeting report was approved and signed.

    Correspondence:

    None

    County Board Report:

    Topics to include: The Wildlife Damage Program Administration Plan, The Deer Donation Program.

    Other Business:

    None

    Tour of Conservation Projects:

    Committee members, departed at 10:00 a.m. to tour the following sites: The Opitz Dairy Farm in the Town of Saukville, Hartmann Sand & Gravel Co., Inc. in the Town of Fredonia, The Joseph and Carrie Mueller Dairy Farm in the Town of Belgium and the Keith and Micca Schueller Dairy Farm in the Town of Belgium.

    ADJOURNMENT:

    The committee returned to the Administration Center and adjourned at 12:00.

    Respectfully Submitted

    Cynthia M. De Groot

    Office Assistant IV, PRLM Dept.

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    September 21, 2004

    CALL TO ORDER

    Chairperson Rose Hass Leider called the meeting to order at 8:32 a.m. Present were Tom Richart, Cindy Bock, Carl Dobberfuhl and Paul Brunnquell. Planning, Resources and Land Management Department staff present – Director Andy Holschbach, Andrew Struck, Jeff Bell. Don Dohrwardt arrived at 9:15 due to a prior appointment.

    Absent: Katie Smith

    Chairman Leider asked Co-chair Paul Brunnquell to chair the meeting through items two and three due to a conflict of interest.

    Reports:

    Planning, Resources and Land Management Department Reports

    Andrew Struck: Andrew reported on the Draft Public Participation Plan for Comprehensive Planning, which is available for review on the County "Comprehensive Planning" Website. Comments on the draft may be submitted to the PRLM Department prior to Oct. 5th.

    The Lion’s Den project is moving along. The PRLM department has received the Army Corps of Engineers permit and are waiting for a courtesy letter from the DNR agreeing with the ACOE jurisdiction and plans. A permit application will be submitted to the Town of Grafton for signage in the next 24 hours.

    Shoreland Zoning maps are ongoing. The cost for the floodplain study is about half of what was initially anticipated, which means a larger study can now be done, including stream miles. This will have to be bid out also.Jeff Bell: Jeff provided his cost sharing report. Approval was requested for three projects: 1) Phil Steinke – wetland restoration with a state cost share amount of $5,000.00. 2) Mark and Cheryl Brickman – wetland restoration with state cost share amount of $5,000.00. 3) Lance Leider – manure storage, requesting approval of state cost sharing in the amount of $19,586.00.

    Motion by Carl Dobberfuhl to approve all three cost sharing agreements. Second by Cindy Bock. Motion carried unanimously.

    Jeff informed the committee that the Wildlife Damage Abatement & Claims Program will be updating its Administrative Plan for 2005. This item will be addressed at next month’s meeting.Andy Holschbach: Andy reported on the department tree program. He provided a listing of trees allocated for the 2004-05 Tree Sale and asked for comments/suggestions on the selections. Also included in this year’s selection will be an "urban conservation packet" which will include a bundle of 25 trees consisting of 5 different species.

    MMSD Newsletter – He provided copies of the latest MMSD newsletter and directed their attention to the back page regarding frequently asked questions of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Sewerage District and the Water Quality Initiative. Andy stated he would be interested in learning how successful they have been in purchasing easements as part of their long-range plan.

    Chairman Leider suggested inviting a representative from MMSD and other agencies to present updates on projects currently taking place and what may be planned for the future.

    RC&D Update – Andy provided copies of the Town and Country RC&D Update for July-August 2004. Seven counties are members of RC&D. It was recommended that Diane Georgetta, Coordinator for RC&D, be invited to address the committee to see if there is any interest by Ozaukee County to join the (Resource Conservation and Development) RC&D. There is a fee of $100 for joining.

    Newsletter – The upcoming newsletter is scheduled for release by the beginning of November or earlier, depending on the workload in the department.

    2005 Budget Changes – Andy informed the committee that $300,000.00 was taken out of the department budget that was intended for purchase of natural areas. Overtime for those individuals in the department who are currently at 37.50 hrs has been approved for 40 hrs as of the first of the year.

    The committee, by general consensus, approved a Trees for Tomorrow Scholarship in the amount of $175.00 for a three-day workshop. An Ozaukee County teacher will be selected to receive the scholarship.Ulao Creek Partnership: The next meeting is scheduled for October 4. The PRLM department is working on identifying the Ulao Creek Corridor and implementing practices to meet all of the needs within the corridor.NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) Nothing to report at this time. Dan Lynch was not in attendance at the LC & Z meeting as he is away at a training session in Madison, WI.FSA (Farm Service Agency) Carl reported he was unable to attend the last meeting but learned many disaster reports were signed off on. The next meeting is scheduled for October 13th.Rose Hass Leider:

    GLNAC (Great Lakes Nonpoint Abatement Coalition) Issues discussed at the last conference on August 24 in Manitowoc included beach contamination and the updating of the by-laws.

    SED (Southeast District) Rose informed members of a tour to be held October 7th in Washington County.

    WLWCA (Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association) Rose announced she has resigned from the NACD Great Lakes Board. She felt the time had come for some new faces to serve on the board. She reported four new officers were elected. They are also working on revising the by-laws.

    NACD (National Association of Conservation Districts) Rose provided a handout and an update on NACD 2004 Policy and Program Initiative.

    Co-chair Paul Brunnquell turned the meeting back over to Chair Rose Hass Leider at 9:40a.m.

    REVISIONS TO FARMLAND PRESERVATION PROGRAM SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION STANDARDS: Andy reviewed the revisions of the Farmland Preservation program with the committee. A conservation plan is now required if renewing enrollment in FPP. Zoning is to be Exclusive Agricultural, 35 acres or more and a gross income of $16,000 within a three-year period to be eligible for FPP.

    The Conservation Plans will need to be updated to include:

    Compliance schedules for participants to meet soil & water conservation standards.

    Issue notice of noncompliance according to procedures in FPP standards as necessary.

    Prepare an annual report of program status by April 15th of each year.

    Motion by Paul Brunnquell to approve the Ozaukee County FPP Standard Adoption Procedure as well as the Workplan for FPP as presented. Second by Cindy Bock. Motion carried unanimously. NRCS CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENT: Andy presented a Contribution Agreement between the Ozaukee County Land and Water Conservation Department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture NRCS. This agreement, which will remain in effect for one year, allows for a 50/50 working relationship between the county and NRCS on the CRP, EQIP and CREP programs for administrative and technical assistance with a 50% cost reimbursement to the county not to exceed $3,900.80. Motion by Tom Richart to approve the NRCS Contribution Agreement. Second by Carl Dobberfuhl. Motion carried unanimously.LAND & WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN UPDATE: Andy addressed the committee concerning a response he received from DATCP regarding a request an extension request by the LC&Z committee to complete and present the LWRM plan the Feb. 2007 LWCB meeting, instead of 2005. Although the request was denied, four options were given that allowed some flexibility in scheduling.

    Motion by Rose Hass Leider to accept option number 3, rescheduling the LWRM plan for the February/April 2006 LWCB meeting. Second by Don Dohrwardt. Motion carried unanimously.

    PROPOSED REVISIONS TO NR115: Andy presented the second Advisory Committee Draft of the NR 115 of the Wisconsin Shoreland Protection Program. Notable changes include allowing accessory structures such as open sided screened structures/gazebos, decks, etc., within shoreland areas where they were not allowed in the past. Andy will provide an update at next month’s meeting.TOUR OF CONSERVATION PRACTICES: Committee members discussed setting aside time during the scheduled meeting to tour local sites to view the conservation practices in place at each particular location. Andy will arrange a site visit for next month’s meeting. Minutes of August 17, 2004 LCZ Committee meetings: Motion by Don Dohrwardt to approve the minutes of the August 17, 2004 LCZ meeting. Second by Cindy Bock. Motion carried unanimously.Conference/Meeting Attendance Report: Reports was approved and signed by committee members.Correspondence: NoneCounty Board Report: Lion’s Den Hunting, FPP Standards, Tree ProgramOther Business: Lion’s Den article in today’s Journal/Sentinel

    NEXT MEETING DATE: The next meeting date is scheduled for Tuesday, October 21, 2004 at 8:00a.m. in room 118. The committee members will be touring a local conservation practice during the course of this meeting.

    ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Carl Dobberfuhl to adjourn at 10:35. Second by Tom Richart. Motion carried unanimously.

    Respectfully Submitted

    Cynthia M. De Groot

    Office Assistant IV, PRLM Dept.

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    August 17, 2004

    CALL TO ORDER

    Chairperson Rose Hass Leider called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. Present were Tom Richart, Katie Smith, Cindy Bock, Carl Dobberfuhl, Don Dohrwardt and Paul Brunnquell. Planning, Resources and Land Management Department staff present – Director Andy Holschbach, Andrew Struck, Ed Pfister, Tom Dueppen, Jeff Bell, and Dan Lynch of NRCS. Dennis Kenealy Corporate Counsel.

    Others present: Lisa Wood of McNally, Maloney & Peterson, S.C. representing Robert Harland. Town of Fredonia Supervisor Cathy Stern, Eric Rathke of Hartmann Sand & Gravel and Jerome Lauters of Fredonia.

    Public Hearing Protocol: Chairman Leider addressed the county policy of addressing rezoning requests of properties already zoned by the municipality in which it’s located. The zoning categories are often very different between the two and she questioned the wisdom of the county being involved in local zoning issues when she feels it should stay in the hands of the communities and the boards and commissions who govern them. She also expressed concern that what a town may approve might be disallowed by the county zoning ordinance or vice versa. It was her assertion that there should not be an overlap in zoning or that the zoning categories and definitions should more closely correspond. Most committee members agreed with the idea, but Corporation Counsel Dennis Kenealy explained that state law requires the county to manage the zoning of shoreland/wetland areas within the municipalities. This is the only time the county gets involved with having to deal with rezoning issues. Normally the municipality deals with rezoning within it’s own area, but there will be times when other agencies (DNR, ACOE, etc) may have jurisdiction also, depending on circumstances of the area in question. Andy Holschbach further explained that shoreland protection is a main concern of this department. He stated the PRLM department sends the agendas to and communicates with the municipalities to discuss where they stand on the individual projects that come before the committee. Supervisor Cathy Stern of the Town of Fredonia asked if a protocol could be put into place, as she was concerned with a "General Purpose" overlay as a zoning classification. It was stated that there may be "co-regulators" over certain districts that each have a right to a decision regarding zoning and that issue cannot be legally changed. Andy Holschbach mentioned a recommendation will be to eliminate the various zoning districts when revisions to the County Zoning Ordinance are recommended later this year.

    Public Hearing: A request from Klumb Limited Partnership, owner, by Hartmann Sand & Gravel, Co., Inc. as Agent, to petition the committee for a Zoning Classification Change from Residential-Recreational to General Purpose on 40.88 acres. The property is located along Jay Rd and Random Lake Rd in the town of Fredonia, in the SW of NW ¼ and the NW of SW ¼ of Section 2, T12N, R21E, tax key # 04-002-07-002.00 and in the SW of the NE ¼ and the SE of the NE ¼ and the NW of the SE ¼ and the NE of the SE ¼ of Section 3, T12N, R21E, tax key # 04-003-03-005.00.

    Public Hearing was opened at 9:04a.m. Chairman Leider confirmed with PRLM Director Andy Holschbach that the public hearing was duly noticed and neighbors were notified by letter. The purpose of this hearing is to consider changing the zoning classification of the property to General Purpose from Residential-Recreational. The current county zoning does not allow nonmetallic mining operation on the property. Town of Fredonia Supervisor Cathy Stern was present for the hearing, as was Eric Rathke of Hartmann Sand & Gravel. He provided an overview of the plan for pit expansion. Tom Dueppen read his staff report and department recommendations. It was also noted that an area outside of the currently mined section had not been rezoned for mining. Eric Rathke said he would correct this situation in the very near future. Motion by Cindy Bock to close the public hearing at 9:25a.m. Second by Don Dohrwardt. Motion carried unanimously.

    Possible action on zoning classification change, heard at the above public hearing: Motion by Chairman Leider to approve the rezoning request from Residential-Recreational to General Purpose on the 40.88 acres and recommend same to the County Board. Second by Cindy Bock. Motion carried unanimously.

    Preliminary Plat review for Harland, Inc, by Richard Harland as Agent, Town of Port Washington, Tax Key #07-052-01-36.001, property located in the NE1/4 and the SE1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 1, T11N, R22E, Block 1, Lots 36-43. This is a re-division of land to three lots: Lisa Wood was present as representative. Ed Pfister of the PRLM Department presented his staff report. The department has no objections to the proposed CSM and recommends approval subject to the conditions listed in the report. Motion by Don Dohrwardt to approve the preliminary plat subject to the conditions listed in the staff report. Second by Paul Brunnquell. Motion carried unanimously.

    Deer Donation Program: Jeff Bell presented information on the 2004 deer donation program. An additional $1,000.00 is needed to be added to the sate budget submitted to administer the program. Motion by Katie Smith to approve the additional monies for the deer donation program. Second by Carl Dobberfuhl. Motion carried unanimously.

    Prairie Seed Program: Andy Holschbach presented information on establishing a prairie seed program, which could be combined with the tree sale. He recommended ordering from Oak Prairie Farm, a family farm located in Pardeeville, owned by Jim and Lin Heinrich. He met and spoke with Jim Heinrich a WLWCA conference and was impressed with his knowledge and cooperative effort. The department could attach a 20% mark-up to bring in approximately $1,500.00.

    Committee members were mixed in their views of establishing this type of program. Questions were raised concerning added workload to the department, taking away of business from the private sector and lack of interest from the public in purchasing this type of product from a county department. Those in favor spoke of the need to present an alternative to the products available at local gardening centers, which can be of poor quality and contain weeds. They spoke of the necessity for this type of product to be made available to the public along with news releases, along with the tree sale information or presented in workshops. Motion by Katie Smith to approve establishing a prairie seed program through the Planning, Resources and Land Management Department. Second by Cindy Bock. Vote was called for. In favor-Chairman Leider, Katie Smith and Cindy Bock, opposed-Tom Richart, Paul Brunnquell, Carl Dobberfuhl and Don Dohrwardt. Motion failed.

    2005 Proposed Budget: Andy Holschbach presented the proposed 2005 budget report to committee members. Nonpoint Program Interest in the amount of approximately $16,000.00 will be applied to the Land and Water cost center to support staff.

    Increase in staff hours: Andy explained that four staff members are still at 37.50 hours weekly and he would like to have all staff at 40 hours. This would allow them to work a more "normal" work week. Motion by Paul Brunnquell to approve the increase in weekly hours worked by the four PRLM staff from 37.50 to 40 hours. Second by Katie Smith. Motion carried unanimously.

    Preservation of Natural Areas: Andy spoke of the Natural Areas and Critical Species Habitat Protection and Management Plan and Park & Open Space Plan adopted by the Ozaukee County Board of Supervisors. This plan identifies exceptional and environmentally sensitive lands to be purchased and protected by the county. The 2005 budget contains $300,000, of which $150,000 is anticipated revenue from the Capital Improvement plan. Motion by Tom Richart to approve $300,000 in the annual budget for the preservation of natural areas. Second by Carl Dobberfuhl. Motion carried 6-1 with Don Dohrwardt opposing, sighting "tight economic times".

    Motion by Paul Brunnquell to accept the proposed the 2005 budget proposal and forward it onto the Finance Committee for approval. Second by Katie Smith. Motion carried unanimously.

    Land & Water Resource Management Plan Extension: Andy explained to the committee that a two-year extension is desired to allow the Land & Water Resource Management Plan to be updated involving the Smart Growth, comprehensive planning process. The request is to complete and present the Ozaukee County Land & Water Resource Management Plan to the Wisconsin Land & Water Conservation Board at the February 2007 meeting instead of February 2005. Motion by Paul Brunnquell to approve the Land and Water Resource Management Plan extension request. Second by Don Dohrwardt. Motion carried unanimously. Chairman Leider signed the prepared extension request letter to David Jelinski, Director with the Bureau of Land and Water Resources in Madison, WI.

    Ulao Creek Partnership Representative: At last month’s meeting Cindy Bock expressed interest in serving on the Ulao Creek Partnership as a representative. Motion by Chairman Leider to approve Cindy Bock as representative to the Ulao Creek Partnership. Second by Don Dohrwardt. Motion carried unanimously.

    DATCP Staffing Grants Program: The committee reviewed the 2004 Staffing Grants Committee Report, which provided recommendations for distributing staffing grant funds for land and water conservation, endorsing the concept that the State should fund staff at the 100, 70 and 50 % level. Motion by Katie Smith to approve the DATCP Staffing grants proposal as presented. Second by Cindy Bock. Motion carried unanimously.

    Reports:

    Planning, Resources and Land Management Department:

    Jeff Bell: Jeff reported on the LWRM grant project for Joe Mueller of Belgium. This project includes heavy use area protection, barnyard runoff and roof runoff control measures, an underground outlet, manure storage and a reception pit for homestead rain water runoff control. Motion Chairman Leider to approve the cost share amount of $17,000 for Joe Mueller. Second by Paul Brunnquell. Motion carried unanimously.

    Andrew Struck:

    Lions Den Gorge Nature Preserve - Andrew provided an update on the Lion’s Den project. Signage is in progress by the County Highway Department, however, the department is still awaiting word from the Town of Grafton as to whether a sign permit is required or not.

    Eight hunters, selected by a drawing will be allowed the opportunity to hunt deer at the Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve during the none-day traditional deer gun season. Bow hunting will be allowed in December.

    Comprehensive Planning – The draft Citizen Participation Plan and summary is set to go before the County Board for approval on October 6, 2004.

    Interns – Andrew reported that the interns have been very busy on inventory mapping of PRWs (Potentially Restorable Wetlands).

    Shoreland Zoning Maps – Andrew reported they are very close to completion on this mapping project with SEWRPC. They hope to be done by the end of the year for County approval.

    Andy Holschbach:

    POWTS – Andy provided a handout providing the latest payment information and revenues from the Carmody/POWTS program. Committee members decided this information only needs to be provided every six months.

    NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service)

    Dan Lynch provided information on EQIP Rank Applications for 2004 for Ozaukee County. All will be funded.

    FSA (Farm Service Agency) Carl Dobberfuhl reported a meeting held on Wednesday, August 11th. The purpose of the meeting was to sign all the disaster relief applications, which were numerous. Carl also mentioned that his term will be up at the end of this year and the FSA is accepting nominations for his position.

    Rose Hass Leider:

    GLNAC (Great Lakes Nonpoint Abatement Coalition) Rose Hass Leider reported a meeting is scheduled for August 24th in Manitowoc.

    SED (Southeast District) Rose Hass Leider provided information on the annual meeting that was held July 29th.

    WLWCA (Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association) A WLWCA Board meeting is scheduled for August 30-31st in Madison. A By-Law meeting of the western area WLWCA is set for Thursday, August 19 in Stevens Point. They will be presenting revised by-laws and constitution. Rose Hass Leider will provide a report.

    NACD (National Association of Conservation Districts) Rose Hass Leider provided a copy of the Conservation Briefs to be copied and distributed to committee members.

    Ulao Creek Partnership: Andy Holschbach reported on the UCP display at the County Fair, which featured a large snapping turtle and drew a lot of interest from passers-by. Several landowners signed up to be involved in the Partnership.

    Minutes of July 20, 2004 and August 4, 2004 LCZ Committee meetings: Motion by Tom Richart to approve the minutes of the July 20, 2004 meeting and the minutes of the August 4, 2004 meeting. Second by Don Dohrwardt. Motion carried unanimously.

    Conference/Meeting Attendance Report: The report was approved and signed by committee members.

    Correspondence: Andy indicated he was contacted to write an informational document on preserving and protecting natural areas in the Town of Grafton. The Town of Grafton Open Space Preservation Committee will utilize the informational document.

    County Board Report: Lion’s Den final construction projects permit submission.

    Other Business: Looking for feature article for department newsletter.

    NEXT MEETING DATE: The next meeting date is scheduled for Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at 8:30a.m. in room 118.

    ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Carl Dobberfuhl to adjourn at 11:20 a.m. Second by Cindy Bock. Motion carried unanimously.

    Respectfully Submitted

    Cynthia M. De Groot

    Office Assistant IV, PRLM Dept.

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    August 4, 2004

    CALL TO ORDER

    Chairperson Rose Hass Leider called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. Present were Tom Richart, Katie Smith, Cindy Bock, Don Dohrwardt and Paul Brunnquell. Planning, Resources and Land Management Department staff present – Director Andy Holschbach, Cindy De Groot. Absent–Carl Dobberfuhl.

    Others in attendance: Grafton Town resident Neal Rosenberg.

    Septic System Maintenance Program: Draft Resolution for the Elimination of Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (POWTS) Annual Electronic Reporting Service Fee and Establishment of Initial One Time POWTS Electronic Reporting Service Fee.

    Chairperson Rose Hass Leider called the meeting to order at 8:30a.m. Neal Rosenberg spoke regarding eliminating the POWTS fee, stating that although he felt this was a step in the right direction, he feels there should have been no fee at all. He questioned the decision to charge holding tank owners a $90 fee, when conventional system owners pay $45. It was explained that the department was already in the second round of charges for holding tanks, many of them having already paid $90 and in fairness to those individuals and to be equitable, to hold the fee at $90, also holding tanks utilize the Carmody program more than non-holding tank systems. Chairperson Rose Hass Leider agreed that the fee for both types of systems should be $45, as did Supervisor Dohrwardt.

    Motion by Katie Smith to accept Resolution 04-36 as written. Second by Paul Brunnquell. Motion carried 4 to 2. In favor, Tom Richart, Katie Smith, Paul Brunnquell, Cindy Bock. Opposed, Chairperson Rose Hass Leider, Don Dohrwardt.

    NEXT MEETING DATE

    The next meeting date is scheduled for August 17, 2004 at 8:30a.m. in room 118.

    ADJOURNMENT

    Meeting adjourned at 8:58a.m.

    Respectfully Submitted

    Cynthia M. De Groot

    Office Assistant IV, PRLM Dept.

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    July 20, 2004

    CALL TO ORDER

    Chairperson Rose Hass Leider called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. Present were Tom Richart, Katie Smith, Cindy Bock, Don Dohrwardt and Paul Brunnquell. Planning, Resources and Land Management Department staff present – Director Andy Holschbach, Ed Pfister, Andrew Struck, Cindy De Groot and Dan Lynch with NRCS. Absent–Don Dohrwardt.

    Others in attendance: Supervisor Betty Brelsford, Town Cedarburg resident Thomas L. Washebek, Art Laubenstein, County Board Chairman Robert Brooks, County Administrator Thomas Meaux, Corporate Counsel Dennis Kenealy, Reporter-Ozaukee Press Bill Schanen IV.

    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

    Motion by Katie Smith to approve the minutes of the June 15, 2004 Land Conservation and Zoning Committee minutes as presented. Second by Cindy Bock. Motion carried unanimously.

    MEETING ATTENDANCE REPORTS

    Meeting attendance reports were reviewed and approved.

    PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEM(s):

    Chairperson Rose Hass Leider called the Public Hearing to order at 8:40a.m.

    Proposed revisions to County Zoning Ordinance:

    Section 7.083 (3), General Purpose District; to include Non-metallic mining as a permitted use in the General Purpose District.

    Section 7.103, Zoning Permits; (5)(b) Zoning permits issued in regards to nonmetallic mining operations shall run with the life of the mine. The zoning permit expires once the mining has ceased and the area is reclaimed in accordance to the nonmetallic mining reclamation plans and NR135 Administrative Code.

    Section 7.105, Special Exception Permits; (8)(b) Special Exception permits issued in regards to nonmetallic mining operations shall run with the life of the mine. The Special Exception permit expires once all mining has ceased and the area is reclaimed in accordance to the nonmetallic mining reclamation plans and NR135 Administrative Code.

    Andy Holschbach explained to the committee that he is currently working with Hartmann Sand & Gravel in Fredonia with respect to their mining business. They are located within 1,000 feet from Spring Lake and have been given permission from the Town of Fredonia to expand their mining business.

    Currently, the county ordinance does not have non-metallic mining as a land use in any zoning district. The General Purpose District, which includes commercial and industrial uses, is the most likely category for Non-metallic mining to be placed. Zoning and Special Exception permits for Non-metallic mining shall be for the life of the mine, instead of imposing a time limit.

    Motion by Katie Smith to close the Public Hearing at 9:50 a.m. Second by Tom Richart. Motion carried unanimously.

    Paul Brunnquell questioned how these changes compared with State standards, as he did not want to see the County apply measures more stringent than the State. Andy Holschbach assured him these proposed changes were not more stringent, but more of a procedural measure.

    Motion by Cindy Bock to approve the revisions to the County Zoning Ordinance as proposed. Second by Paul Brunnquell. Motion carried unanimously.

    Preliminary Plat for Thomas L. Washebek, (CSM Division) Town of Cedarburg:

    SE & SW ¼ and SE1/4 of Section 20 T10N R21E, tax key numbers 03-020-15-005.00 (5acres) and 03-020-16-001.00 (20 acres).

    Mr. Washebek was present for the meeting. His proposed land division falls within the county shoreland zoning. Mr. Holschbach read the staff report stating department conditions and recommendations. Motion by Paul Brunnquell to approve the preliminary plat as presented including the three department recommendations. Second by Cindy Bock. Motion carried unanimously.

    Septic System Maintenance Program:

    Andy provided an update on the septic system maintenance program. At this time, POWTS (private onsite waste treatment system) information for the Towns of Cedarburg, Grafton and approximately 50% for Port Washington have been added into the Carmody System. Contract negotiations with Scott Carmody have concluded and a draft resolution was presented to the committee regarding elimination of the annual POWTS fee to county residents. Discussions ensued on the wording of the document and suggested changes regarding one-time holding tank fees verses conventional system fees. The individual fee charge for conventional systems over a three-year period is $45.00 or $15/yr and holding tanks are $45/annually. The holding tank cycle is in the second year of billing, meaning some residents have already paid a total of $90. Therefore consideration is being given to a one-time fee for conventional systems of $45.00 and holding tanks at $90.00. These "one-time" fees will be assessed to new, existing and currently unpaid systems. The resolution will be re-written to reflect these changes and brought back to committee just before the County Board meeting August 4, 2004.

    NRCS ISSUE – Art Laubenstein

    Mr. Laubenstein was present and provided documentation which included a copy of a letter he sent to Senator Herb Kohl regarding funding for the EQIP program in 2003. At that time Mr. Laubenstein completed paperwork which would allow him to take part in the EQIP program, but lacked his signature and consequently could not be submitted to NRCS. He feels since he was told he couldn’t sign the paperwork until it was known whether EQIP would be funded or not and he was not contacted before the deadline, that NRCS should pay him the allowed $557.00 for costs he incurred in the interim. Although the committee was sympathetic to his situation, EQIP is a Federal Program of which the Land Conservation and Zoning Committee has no authority and therefore, could not assist him in collecting these funds. Mr. Laubenstein stated he just wanted to let the committee know he would be taking the matter to court to get some resolution.

    REPORTS:

    PRLM Department

    Andrew Struck – Andrew provided an update on the Wetland Assessment Grant he is currently working on. He is working with two wetland areas in the county, the Mole Creek subwatershed and the Ulao Creek subwatershed. Jeff Bell and Amber Krause have completed twenty site visits for field verification in the Mole Creek subwatershed.

    Andrew also informed the committee that the reimbursement portion of the Gypsy Moth suppression program had been submitted. The county will be reimbursed for 50% of costs incurred in the implementation of the program. These monies will be disbursed accordingly to those communities who participated and submitted forms themselves for reimbursement costs. Total costs came to approximately $30,000.00, with county staffing costs at approximately $17,683.00, municipal staffing costs at $8,007.00 and other costs, e.g. postage, printing, travel coming to approximately $3,800.00.

    Post survey results were very good with an estimated 95% effective rate with the spray portion of the program of which 4,530 acres were sprayed.

    Ed Pfister – Ed reported he was very busy with septic installation inspections and zoning issues. Often times he is out in the field by 6:00a.m. Each system being installed has to be inspected at various stages of implementation.

    Andy Holschbach - Andy spoke with Nancy Anderson of SEWRPC regarding revisions to the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance (NR115). Ms. Anderson is busy with other commitments at this time and won’t be available to address this project until November of this year. He provided the committee with a listing of names of the Advisory Committee assigned to revising Wisconsin’s Shoreland Development Standards.

    He is also working on flood damage estimation procedures required by FEMA and the DNR for the recent flooding that had taken place within the county. In order to comply with this requirement, a comprehensive list of all buildings located in the mapped 100 year floodplain, that sustained damage during the flooding to include owner’s name, address and percent of damage needs to be compiled, along with other, more detailed information, as per the informational sheet provided by the DNR.

    Andy also informed the committee of a Sauk Creek Volunteer Citizen Stream Monitoring Training being scheduled for July 27th at the Kiwanis Shelter in Port Washington at 5:30p.m. Ms. Bock suggested contacting the Mequon Thiensville School District for those students looking to undertake such projects.

    NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) – Dan Lynch

    Dan reported on EQIP Contracts. They now have fourteen signed contracts. The deadline for signing up for EQIP was July 2nd. Rose Hass Leider asked Mr. Lynch to provide information as to how the ranking for each request was determined.

    FSA (Farm Service Agency) – Carl Dobberfuhl

    Carl reported on the July meeting. He said low interest disaster loans were available for crop damage due to the heavy rains and flooding. Many crops could not be planted in time for the growing season and some that had been planted early were damaged or died off, again, due to the weather. Relief is available for 20 acres or more of "prevented planting." They will get a better idea of what the situation is for the area when the crop reporting is completed.

    GLNAC (Great Lakes Nonpoint Abatement Coalition) – Rose Hass Leider

    Rose Hass Leider reported a meeting was being held today that neither she nor Andy Holschbach could attend. The next meeting is scheduled for August. Andy Holschbach reported a grant form the WI Coastal Management Program was awarded to GLNAC to promote buffers through the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. A portion of the monies has been spent for signage to promote buffers. The signs are placed alongside a buffered area explaining what a buffer is and the benefits of buffers.

    SED (Southeast District – Wisconsin Land & Water Conservation Association) – Rose Hass Leider – The annual SED meeting is scheduled in Waukesha County on July 29th at 9a.m. SEWRPC will be presenting information on Conservation Subdivision Zoning. Those interested in attending should coordinate with Andy Holschbach.

    WLWCA (Wisconsin Land & Water Conservation Association) – Rose Hass Leider

    Rose Hass Leider provided a handout regarding recommendations for distributing staffing grant funds for land & water conservation. This item will be on next month’s agenda.

    NACD (National Association of Conservation Districts) – Rose Hass Leider

    Rose Hass Leider presented a handout of a bi-weekly publication "Conservation Briefs" by the National Association of Conservation Districts. Copies were distributed after the meeting.

    Ulao Creek Partnership – Andy Holschbach

    Andy reported on the July 12th meeting. He asked for a volunteer from the committee to serve as a representative to the UCP. Cindy Bock expressed interest. This will be on next month’s agenda.

    CORRESPONDENCE

    None

    COUNTY BOARD REPORT

  • PRWs Update
  • OTHER BUSINESS

    Rose asked if the committee was interested in taking a tour of the area to include the Cedarburg Recycling Center, Spring Lake, the Dahm property, etc. to become more familiar with the county. It was suggested that the fall season may work well for that purpose.

    NEXT MEETING DATE

    The next meeting date is scheduled for August 17, 2004 at 8:30a.m. in room 118.

    ADJOURNMENT

    Motion by Carl Dobberfuhl to adjourn at 11:10a.m. Second by Cindy Bock. Motion carried unanimously.

    Respectfully Submitted

    Cynthia M. De Groot

    Office Assistant IV, PRLM Dept.

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    June 15, 2004

    CALL TO ORDER

    Chairperson Rose Hass Leider called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. Present were Tom Richart, Katie Smith, Cindy Bock, Don Dohrwardt and Carl Dobberfuhl. Planning, Resources and Land Management Department staff present – Director Andy Holschbach, Jeff Bell, Andrew Struck, Cindy De Groot and Dan Lynch with NRCS. Absent–Paul Brunnquell.

    Others in attendance: Dan Hilgart of Wisconsin Pump & Sump, Bonnie Hilgart, Realtor with Schmit Realty, Inc. and Dave Tanner of MLG Development.

    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

    Motion by Don Dohrwardt to approve the minutes of the May 18, 2004 Land Conservation and Zoning Committee minutes as presented. Second by Carl Dobberfuhl. Motion carried unanimously.

    EXPENSE STATEMENTS AND MEETING ATTENDANCE REPORTS

    Expense statements and meeting attendance reports were reviewed and approved. Motion by Cindy Bock to approve expense statements and meeting attendance reports. Second by Katie Smith. Motion carried unanimously. Committee members requested that in the future this item be put on the agenda for later in the meeting.

    PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEM:

    Request by Wisconsin Pump & Sump, Inc. to petition the committee for a Zoning Classification Change from Residential-Recreational to General Purpose. The property site address is 1103 Lakefield Road in the Town of Grafton, tax key# 06-032-06-006.00.

    Dan Hilgart of Wisconsin Pump & Sump, Inc. and Bonnie Hilgart, Realtor with Schmit Realty, Inc. were present for the public hearing. Mr. Hilgart explained that he was selling this property and learned that it was not properly rezoned in 1992 as was thought. This 4.86-acre parcel has wetland on the back of the property and also a retention pond. It is basically landlocked and is only accessible from the front of the lot. After some discussion, committee members felt the rezoning should be allowed because the property was not suitable for the existing zoning use. The question of extra-territorial zoning regarding the City of Mequon was raised. Supervisor Bock stated that the City of Mequon has jurisdiction on properties to the east of the freeway only and this property is located on the west side of I-43. She did however, suggest informing the City of Mequon of the committee’s decision as a courtesy and committee members agreed.

    Motion by Katie Smith to close public hearing at 8:50a.m. Second by Cindy Bock. Motion carried unanimously.

    Motion by Cindy Bock to approve a Zoning Classification change from Residential-Recreational to General Purpose of property at 1103 Lakefield Rd., Town of Grafton, tax key #06-0320-05-006.00. Second by Don Dohrwardt. Motion carried unanimously.

    This item will be on the next County Board Agenda in July.

    PRELIMINARY PLAT FOR NEIL AND BLAINE DOBBERPUHL, (GREYSTONES) RYAN D. SCHULTZ OF MLG DEVELOPMENT AS AGENT, TOWN OF CEDARBURG.

    Dave Tanner of MLG was present for the meeting. Mr. Schultz is no longer with MLG. He presented a full-scale preliminary plat and reviewed the plan with committee members. He explained this was a 35-lot conservation subdivision, with a minimum lot size of one acre and approximately 52% of the area is open space. Although they have met with the town a number of times, the town is looking for county approval before they give their approval. Mr. Tanner requested the period of 6-months for approval timeframe for the preliminary plat be extended to 12 months, which was agreed upon by PRLM Dept. Director Andy Holschbach. Andy did question the soil conditions for the development, from what he saw, they appear to be borderline suitable for mound systems. He asked Dave where they were at on sanitation. Dave explained they had done 147 soil borings and some areas were marginal, but they did not have all the information in yet. They hope to have that wrapped up shortly. He said he had gone over the staff report and will make sure all conditions are in order. He stated the DNR Chapter 30 permit was being reviewed at this time. He also said that development of the property probably wouldn’t take place until next year as they are working on acquiring all the necessary permits this year. Cindy Bock asked if they had a stewardship plan in place. She feels it’s important that the outlots don’t become a field of weeds in an effort to be kept "natural". Mr. Tanner responded that he believes the town would require such a plan be put in place also. Supervisor Dohrwardt stated it was the most comprehensive, precise plan he had seen in a while. Motion by Don Dohrwardt to approve the preliminary plat with the extension of approval from 6 months to 12 months. Second by Tom Richart. Motion carried unanimously.

    REPORTS:

    Cost Share Agreements & Payments – Jeff Bell

  • Jeff reported on an animal waste storage and barnyard runoff management project being planned for Joe Mueller of Belgium. The project will need to be done in stages because the 70% cost-sharing funds are not available at this time. The estimated cost of the manure storage facility is $56,000. Presently only $18,000 of state funds are available TRM funds may be available next year to subsidize the project.
  • Mr. Bell also reported on a project for Roger Karrels. An earthen pit and pump was put in last year and a pad installed this year. The total amount for bills and cost share comes out to $1,081.50. Motion by Supervisor Richart to approve the cost share amount of $1,081.50 for Roger Karrels. Second by Cindy Bock. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Jeff also provided an update on the Dahm project. A simple milkhouse waste system will be installed which consists of an in-ground tank which will hold 2,450 gallons and a 600 foot line of 4" PVC extends to the end of the property. A 100’ grass strip on the property will serve as a filter. The tank will hold 30 days worth of milkhouse waste. Regarding their septic system, a mound system is planned to be installed as soon as site conditions allow.
  • PRLM Department

    Andrew Struck – Andrew stated he is currently working on a Wetland Assessment Grant. Maps of potentially restorable wetlands are being generated as part of this project for a mass mailing. He is also busy with the Comprehensive Planning, obtaining signatures on the contracts from the participating municipalities. He is also finalizing the Gypsy Moth spraying program and will provide associated financials to the committee in July. A post survey, to check for the effectiveness of the spray, is also on the schedule.

    Andy Holschbach - Andy commented that with the heavy rains and flooding we’ve had as of late, more calls were coming in from people who wanted information on what to do with their properties to better cope in the future. He hopes this current deluge demonstrates the need to protect the floodplain areas.

    Andy mentioned as of July 1, 2004, Andrew Struck will be serving as Assistant Director / County Planner; Ed Pfister, Sanitation & Zoning Coordinator, and Jeff Bell as Land & Water Coordinator.

    Andy reported he plans to meet with Nancy Anderson of SEWRPC on July 8th to discuss potential revisions to the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance. A timeline will be developed for committee review and input. Ms. Leider requested a listing of names of those committee members associated with NR115 revisions.

    Andy informed the committee the DNR released 200 Lake Sturgeon yearlings into the Milwaukee River at Grafton Lime Kiln Park.

    Andy is also working with Jenny Erickson, UWEX Water Quality Educator to develop a citizen based water quality group established.

    The County Fair is coming up (July 28 to August 1). The department will be working on the booth display.

    Andy attended the MMSD 2020 Water Quality Officials Management Planning Meeting last week held at Riveredge Nature Center.

    There have been seventy-five sanitation permits issued so far this year.

    NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) – Dan Lynch

    Dan reported that he and Merrie Schamberger were working on EQIP Contracts. They have nine contracts at this time. The deadline for signing up for EQIP in July 2nd.

    FSA (Farm Service Agency) – Carl Dobberfuhl

    Carl reported there was no June meeting, but a July meeting is being scheduled. The date is unknown at this time. He spoke of disaster funding due to the flooding. Many crops have not yet been planted because of the weather. Relief is available for 20 acres or more of "prevented planting." Crop reporting is coming up and they will get a better idea of how things stand.

    GLNAC (Great Lakes Nonpoint Abatement Coalition) – Rose Hass Leider

    Rose passed out copies of an email received from Christa Jones regarding an Executive Order signed by President Bush on May 18, 2004, creating the Great Lakes Interagency Task Force directed at restoring the great Lakes.

    SED (Southeast District – Wisconsin Land & Water Conservation Association) – Rose Hass Leider – Rose reported a meeting was held in Waukesha on June 10th. A SED meeting is scheduled in Waukesha County on July 29th at 9a.m. SEWRPC will be presenting information on Conservation Subdivision Zoning. Those interested in attending should coordinate with Andy Holschbach.

    WLWCA (Wisconsin Land & Water Conservation Association) – Rose Hass Leider

    Rose passed around a Wisconsin Land Conservation Committee Handbook. Copies will be acquired for the entire committee. She informed committee members of the 2004 Conservation Observance Day, honoring Ed and Mary Chaplinski of Taylor County, as 2003 Conservation Farmers of the Year. The next meeting date has yet to be scheduled as they are waiting for elections to be completed.

    NACD (National Association of Conservation Districts) – Rose Hass Leider

    Rose handed out information on County Staffing Grants through the SWRM Program and the WALCE Position Statement.

    Ulao Creek Partnership – Andy Holschbach

    Nothing to report, as they have not met since the last LCZ meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for July 12th.

    2004 Soil and Water Resource Management Grant Contract

    Andy presented the 2004 Soil and Water Resource Management Grant Contract. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is awarding Ozaukee County a total of $150,000. $85,000 is to support staff and $65,000 is cost-sharing funds for the installation of conservation practices. There is an extension from 2003 in the amount of $18,364.84 for a total grant amount available for reimbursement of $168,364.84. Motion by Katie Smith to accept the 2004 Soil and Water Resource Management Grant Contract. Second by Carl Dobberfuhl. Motion carried unanimously.

    UPDATE ON LION’S DEN GORGE NATURE PRESERVE

    Andrew Struck provided an update on the Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve. He is working with the Highway Department on the road layout. He is also working on acquiring various DNR permits. There are some partial structures on the site and a decision will be made as to what will stay and what should be removed. A boardwalk will replace the current walking path. The design plans for the wetland restoration are complete. Use for the park will be mainly passive, cross-country skiing during the winter months, and area schools have expressed an interest in using the nature preserve for teaching opportunities, i.e. wetland education, geology. Andrew provided examples of signs to be posted in the park designating parking, boundaries, park rules and regulations. The construction of the staircase to the beach area will take place in phase two of the project. An evaluation team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Wisconsin Department of Administration-Coastal Management Program, who funded much of the project, will be coming to the Lion’s Den on June 24th from 1:30p.m to 2:30p.m. to view the nature preserve and progress thus far.

    PROPOSED REVISIONS TO ZONING ORDINANCE-NONMETALLIC MINING ISSUES

    Andy Holschbach informed the committee that he is currently working with Hartmann Sand & Gravel in Fredonia in regard to their mining business. They are located within 1,000 feet from a spring lake and have been given permission to expand the mining from the Town of Fredonia. Proposed revisions are as follows:

  • General Purpose District, 7.083, (3), to include non-metallic mining as a permitted use in the General Purpose District.
  • Zoning Permits, Section 7.103, (5)(b) Zoning permits issued in regards to nonmetallic mining operations shall run with the life of the mine. The zoning permit expires once all mining has ceased and the area is reclaimed in accordance to the nonmetallic mining reclamation plans and NR135 Administrative Code.
  • Special Exception Permits, Section 7.104 (8)(b) Special Exception permits issued in regards to nonmetallic mining operations shall run with the life of the mine. The Special Exception permit expires once all mining has ceased and the area is reclaimed in accordance to the nonmetallic mining reclamation plans and NR135 Administrative Code.
  • Motion by Don Dohrwardt to recommend proposed zoning ordinance changes regarding nonmetallic mining and to hold a public hearing in July regarding changes. Second by Carl Dobberfuhl. Motion carried unanimously.

    CORRESPONDENCE

    Andy reported on a sanitary violation. A resident was found to be pumping septic waste into Cedar Creek.

    COUNTY BOARD REPORT

  • Status of Lion’s Den Nature Preserve
  • Gypsy Moth Spraying
  • OTHER BUSINESS

    Supervisor Dohrwardt commented on new technology, development and pre-treatment processes for Private On-site Waste Treatment Systems.

    NEXT MEETING DATE

    The next meeting date is scheduled for July 20, 2004 at 8:30 a.m. in room 118.

    ADJOURNMENT

    Motion to adjourn at 10:45a.m. by Don Dohrwardt. Second by Tom Richart. Motion carried unanimously.

    Respectfully Submitted

    Cynthia M. De Groot

    Office Assistant IV, PRLM Dept.

    Table of Contents


    May 18, 2004

    CALL TO ORDER

    Meeting called to order at 8:04 a.m. Present were Tom Richart, Rose Hass Leider, Paul Brunnquell, Cindy Bock, Don Dohrwardt and Carl Dobberfuhl. Planning, Resources and Land Management Department staff present – Director Andy Holschbach, Jeff Bell, Andrew Struck, Cindy De Groot and Dan Lynch with NRCS. Absent–Katie Smith.

    Others in attendance included County Board Chairman Robert Brooks, County Administrator Tom Meaux, Corp Counsel Dennis Kenealy and Ozaukee Press Reporter Bill Schanen IV.

    ELECTION OF OFFICERS

    Tom Richart nominated Paul Brunnquell for chairman. Paul Brunnquell nominated Tom Richart for chairman. Don Dohrwardt nominated Rose Hass Leider for chairperson. Motion by Don Dohrwardt to close the nominations. Second by Carl Dobberfuhl. Motion carried unanimously. Vote taken: Paul Brunnquell –1, Tom Richart-2, Rose Hass Leider-3. Tom Richart chose to withdraw from the race at this point. Second vote count – Paul Brunnquell-3, Rose Hass Leider-3. Paul Brunnquell withdrew giving the chairperson position to Rose Hass Leider. Motion by Rose Hass Leider to elect Paul Brunnquell to vice chair position. Second by Cindy Bock. Motion carried unanimously. Chairperson–Rose Hass Leider, Vice-chair-Paul Brunnquell.

    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

    Motion by Don Dohrwardt to approve the minutes of the March 16, 2004 Zoning Committee minutes as presented. Second by Paul Brunnquell. Motion carried unanimously.

    Motion by Tom Richart to approve the minutes of the April 1, 2004 Land Conservation Committee minutes. Second by Carl Dobberfuhl. Motion carried unanimously.

    EXPENSE STATEMENTS AND MEETING ATTENDANCE REPORTS

    Expense statements and meeting attendance reports were reviewed and approved. Motion by Cindy Bock to approve expense statements and meeting attendance reports. Second by Carl Dobberfuhl. Motion carried unanimously.

    REPORTS:

    Cost Share Agreements & Payments – Jeff Bell

    Mr. Bell requested a cost share agreement approval and payment in the amount of $7,301.14 for John and Alan Clausing for a 5-acre buffer along a waterway. He also requested approval for cost share agreement in the amount of $2,758.76 and a payment approval of $6,907.59 for John and Cindy Paulus for a waste transfer system. Motion by Paul Brunnquell to approve all requests. Second by Don Dohrwardt. Motion approved unanimously.

    PRLM – Andy Holschbach

    Andy Holschbach and Andrew Struck both reported on the Gypsy Moth Suppression Program. The aerial application of Btk is scheduled to take place this week, providing the weather cooperates. There are approximately 4,600 acres scheduled to be sprayed in Ozaukee County. Ground observers are required for each of the 16 treatment blocks to gather weather information and report concerns regarding spray distribution. A window of a minimum 4 hours with no rain and winds less than 10 miles per hour are needed for the spray to be effective. A post survey must be done to determine the effectiveness of the aerial application.

    Andy reported the total number of trees sold this year through the tree program came to approximately 50,000.

    Andy informed the committee of the new intern, Amber Krause, a UWM Undergrad, sponsored by Pheasants Forever. She will be putting in about 500 service hours to the department.

    He also provided a list of items to address in 2004 and background information on what is required from this committee per state statutes. Rose Hass Leider requested the issue of unsigned complaints against residents be addressed at a future meeting. She is opposed to the DNR forwarding complaints from an anonymous source and signing it from their office for the county to investigate.

    Andy is collecting information from counties in Wisconsin utilizing the Carmody program.

    The issue of providing staff reports was discussed. It was decided that Andy Holschbach will provide an overview/highlights of current department projects. He will determine staff attendance at the oversight committee meetings.

    NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) – Dan Lynch

    Dan Lynch requested approval and signature on a CREP (Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program) Plan revision for Kevin Pfeiffer. He will be planting trees on 2.4 acres of grass area. Motion by Carl Dobberfuhl to approve revision. Second by Tom Richart. Motion approved unanimously.

    Dan informed the committee that Merrie Schamberger, who has worked with him and for NRCS for the past fifteen years as a part-time soil conservationist has now been hired on full-time.

    FSA (Farm Service Agency) – Carl Dobberfuhl

    Carl Dobberfuhl reported the FSA is still looking for ways to encourage farmers to sign their contracts annually.

    GLNAC (Great Lakes Nonpoint Abatement Coalition) – Rose Hass Leider

    Rose Hass Leider informed committee members of the GLNAC Executive Committee meeting scheduled for May 25th in Manitowoc.

    SED (Southeast District – Wisconsin Land & Water Conservation Association) – Rose Hass Leider

    Rose Hass Leider mentioned a meeting is scheduled for June 10th.

    WLWCA (Wisconsin Land & Water Conservation Association) – Rose Hass Leider

    Rose Hass Leider informed committee members of an upcoming WLWCA Board meeting tentatively scheduled for June 18th. She also provided information on a dedication celebration at the Turtle Valley Wildlife Area, located in Walworth County. The ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, June 16th. Copies of the flyer were made for committee members at her request.

    NACD (National Association of Conservation Districts) – Rose Hass Leider

    Rose Hass Leider reported that the NACD North Central Regional meeting is scheduled for July 11-14. She provided information on the fiscal year 2005 budget for various S&PF (State and Private Forestry) programs of which NACD members have been important partners in program implementation. She requested copies be made for committee members, Tom Meaux and Robert Brooks.

    Ulao Creek Partnership – Andy Holschbach

    Andy Holschbach reported on the tree planting that took place at St. Mary’s Mequon in April. About 25 volunteers showed up to plant 135 trees. The next meeting is scheduled for July 12th.

    CONSIDERATION FOR 2004 DONATION TO STANDARDS OVERSIGHT COUNCIL

    This matter was back on the agenda from last month’s meeting. Rose Hass Leider said she spoke with Mike Murray of the SOC and was informed by him that the monies from donations were being used to buildup their reserve account. She felt with the budget crunch affecting all county departments, it was not a good idea to be donating money to an organization that really did not have a need. Tom Richart also stated he did not see an urgency to ask the county to come up with more funds. Cindy Bock commended the work done by the Standards Oversight Council. Motion by Cindy Bock to approve a donation to the SOC in the amount of $350.00, second by Paul Brunnquell. . Motion failed due to lack of votes. Opposed: Paul Brunnquell, Don Dohrwardt, Tom Richart, Rose Hass Leider and Carl Dobberfuhl.

    PRELIMINARY PLAT (BEHRENS SUBDIVISION) REVIEW FOR MEINERT REVOCABLE TRUST; AGENT: CONSERVANCY CONCEPTS II LLC:

    No representatives were present from Conservancy Concepts II LLC. Andy Holschbach read from the staff report, reviewing conditions for approval. Motion by Cindy Bock to approve the proposed preliminary plat with the conditions detailed in the staff report. Second by Tom Richart. Motion approved unanimously.

    PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  • SANITATION ORDINANCE 9.024(6)(c) REMOTE READ WATER METER
  • ZONING ORDINANCE 7.092 STRUCTURAL ALTERATIONS
  • Ms. Leider opened the public hearing at 9:45 a.m. Andy Holschbach explained that Comm. 83 no longer requires water (influent) meters to be installed on holding tanks.

    Regarding the zoning ordinance for structural alterations, Mr. Holschbach explained that under the current ordinance, a variance is required for structural alterations to any nonconforming use or structure. To require a variance even when a proposed structural alteration will meet the area, setbacks, frontage, height, density, or use requirement is contrary to normal use of variances and is more restrictive than NR115. There was no input from the public.

    Motion by Paul Brunnquell to close the public hearing at 9:55a.m. Second by Cindy Bock. Motion carried unanimously.

    ACTION AMENDING THE COUNTY SANITATION ORDINANCE

    Motion by Cindy Bock to delete section 9.024(6)(c) from the county sanitation ordinance as proposed by the PRLM department. Second by Don Dohrwardt. Motion carried unanimously.

    ACTION AMENDING THE COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE

    Motion by Don Dohrwardt to amend ordinance 7.092 of the county zoning ordinance as indicated by the PRLM Department. Second by Paul Brunnquell. Motion carried unanimously.

    PRIVATE ONSITE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM (POWTS) MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

    Andy Holschbach reported to the committee that he had acquired copies of four other counties contracts with Carmody in order to compare term, scope of work and cost but had yet to pull that information together. The counties include Washburn, Rusk, Wood and Lincoln. At this time Ozaukee County is paying $64,752/yr in 2004, compared to $85,000 in 2003. Committee members discussed options regarding enforcing compliance for maintenance of systems and fee payments. Committee members are not in favor of sending residents to court for fee payment. The court process will take place however for those choosing not to maintain their septic systems, as always was per code. The method of fee collection could be handled through the Tax Intercept program through the State according to Corp. Counsel Dennis Kenealy. Chairman Brooks agreed this means for collection was preferable when considering the costs generated by the County in processing the paperwork, legal documents and court scheduling to collect POWTS fees. Mr. Brooks would like to see a decision this year on how to get our costs down and fees lowered to be more reasonable. Motion by Cindy Bock to implement the tax intercept program into current policy in order to collect fees, and retain the court process as option in fee collection. Second by Paul Brunnquell. Motion carried unanimously. Mr. Holschbach will present written policy on the electronic recording fee notification process at the June meeting.

    CORRESPONDENCE

    LCC SUPERVISOR TRAINING

    Andy presented flyers and registration forms to committee members for the 2004 WLWCA Land Conservation Committee Supervisor Training.

    COUNTY BOARD REPORT

    Pheasants Forever Intern

    OTHER BUSINESS

    None

    NEXT MEETING DATE

    The next meeting date is scheduled for June 15, 2004 at 8:30 a.m. in room 118.

    ADJOURNMENT

    Motion to adjourn by Rose Hass Leider. Second by Don Dohrwardt. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 11:30a.m.

    Respectfully Submitted

    Cynthia M. De Groot

    Office Assistant IV, PRLM Dept.