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November 19, 2018


Chairman Holloway called the November 2018 Town of Paris Plan Commission meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Members present:  John Holloway, Erin Pugh, Klaus Dierks, Jeff Gumm, Jeff Badtke and Town Supervisor Ron Kammerzelt.  Also in attendance – Jeff Muenkel – town planner. Excused – Margaret Hefner and Gene Weis.

A motion was made by Erin Pugh and seconded by Klaus Dierks to approve the minutes of the October 23, 2018 Plan Commission meeting as presented.  Motion carried.

Presentation by Heather Wessling and Becky Noble from the Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA) about the planned roll out of a new website, Kenosha County Life Balanced.  The web site will be a resource for companies and their employees considering relocating to Kenosha County.  The web site will highlight housing, transportation, education, shopping and dining in each municipality in Kenosha County.  Each municipality will be offered space on the web site to promote their community with photos, information and links to resources.  Planned launch of the web site is for the first quarter of 2019.  KABA is encouraging Paris to contribute content for the website.  Some suggestions were – the school, businesses such as Mars Cheese Castle, agriculture and open space photos, restaurants and equestrian centers.

Discussion Item:  David and Leann Drissel are seeking feedback from the plan commission with regard to consideration of a land division proposal that might include a land division of more than five acres as part of a future Ag PUD petition for Tax Parcel 45-4-221-061-0150, a 48.29 acre parcel they own at the southwest corner of Hwy 45 and 1st Street in the Town of Paris.  Chairman Holloway discussed how a discussion item is handled.  He reminded the commission members that they are not bound by opinions expressed during a discussion item.  If an item moves forward with a formal petition, commission members may change their views based on additional information or discussion.  The Drissels and Town Planner Jeff Muenkel made comments about the possibility of exceeding the suggested acreage guidelines in the town ordinance.  Commission members indicated that might be open to the idea if compelling reasons are presented.  The Drissels indicated that the primary motivation for proposing a lot of more than five acres was to shift a lot line enough to avoid impacting an existing field tile and drainage swale that crosses the property west to east.  Discussion was held about vegetation for screening if the building envelope were moved south on Lot 2.

Motion to adjourn by Erin Pugh, second by Klaus Dierks.  Meeting adjourned at 8:00.



Minutes recorded by John Holloway