Written by Mark Jaeger
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 17:38
Town officials backtrack after telling family trust a new building not allowed
It appears the Town of Saukville Plan Commission made matters a little more complicated than necessary last week when dealing with the family trust of Verla Vetter.
Last month, family members approached the Plan Commission with plans to detach a five-acre parcel from 62 acres the trust owns at 4351 Hwy. KK.
The land division, which will include the existing farmhouse and outbuildings with the smaller lot, was approved by the Town Board on Tuesday.
Paul Vetter returned to the commission last week, seeking authorization to move a 1,000-square-foot storage building from the smaller lot to the larger parcel.
That move was proposed after town officials said an accessory building could not be built on the parcel until a primary residence existed, but the relocation of a shed would be allowed.
As the commission prepared to approve the move, officials said the existing agricultural zoning would allow the construction of a new building as long as its use was limited to agricultural purposes.
“I thought I was limited because you originally shot down our plan to build a new shed,” Vetter said.
Even after the relocation of the shed was approved, he told commission members he would check to see if it would be more economical to build a shed of the same dimensions on the proposed location.
According to plans, the relocation would cost about $5,000.
“Now that I know building a new shed is an option, I would like to see how much more that would cost,” Vetter said after the move was approved by the commission.
With a little tweaking, the commission also approved plans by Travis and Laura Steinert to erect a 1,600-square-foot storage building on their five-acre property at 2240 Hwy. 33.
A site plan was also approved for a 320-square-foot shed proposed by Paul and Krystal Schmidt on their Meadowlark Road property.